East Africa, c. 1000 CE to the present: Journals, Online Documents, Dissertations and Archives

Full Text Journals

  • Selected Journals & Journal Archives in African Studies at Columbia
    (via "Basic Guide to Research on Africa" at Columbia)
  • Full Text -- Historical Documents and Images

  • Africa and the New Imperialism: European Borders on the African Continent, 1870-1914. (Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital Limited, [2023-] )
    Featuring selections from British and French official archives (diaries, correspondence, illustrations, etc.) on European imperialism in East, Central, and Southern Africa.

  • African Bluebooks, 1821-1953. British Online Archives. (Selections from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

  • Annual Departmental Reports Relating to Kenya under Colonial Rule, 1907-1964 and
    Uganda under Colonial Rule, 1903-1961. British Online Archives. (Selections from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

  • Archives of the Church of Uganda online. Leiden, The Netherlands ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2013-

  • ArchNet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, UK)
    Search by city or country, especially for Islamic sites. Collections include: James de Vere Allen: Swahili Kingdoms ; and, A Survey of Bagamoyo

  • Church Missionary Society Periodicals Archive, 1804-2009. Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK: Adam Matthew, [2015]
    Includes digitized historical publications which cover CMS activities in Africa, such as: Register of Missionaries (1804-1928), Church Missionary Gleaner, CMS Outlook, CMS Intelligencer, and Ruanda Notes.

  • Colonial Law in Africa: African Government Gazettes, 1808-1919 ; 1920-1945 ; 1946-1966
    British Online Archives. (Selections from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

  • Confidential Print, Africa 1834-1966 (Selected CO & FO records in UK National Archives)
  • eHRAF World Cultures: ethnographic collections (e-books)
  • Gallica: la bibliothèque numérique sur l'Afrique (Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris)

  • Germany. Kolonialbibliothek in der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt, Germany)
    An extensive, digitized selection of documents and images from the German colonial era, including 50,000-70,000 historical photographs from the German colonial empire in Africa and Oceania.
    --See especially: Koloniales Bildarchiv

  • History in Progress Uganda ( Andrea Stultiens and Canon Griffin, The Netherlands and Kampala, Uganda)
    An open access digital gallery of photographs from and about Uganda over the last century..

  • Kenya National Archives and Google Arts & Culture (Nairobi, Kenya; USA)
    A selection of 1,043 items featured in this digital exhibition of black-and-white and color photos of people and objects from the KNA collections in Nairobi, Kenya; plus 8 illustrated "stories".

  • Nineteenth Century Collections--Europe & Africa (Selections from UK National Archives)

  • Northwestern University Libraries: The Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs, 1860-1960. (Evanston, Illinois)

  • RAI--Royal Anthropological Institute Archive. Wiley Digital Archives. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2018-)

  • Royal Geographical Society. Wiley Digital Archives. (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2020-)

  • Slavery and anti-slavery: a transnational archive (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2009-)

  • University of California, Los Angeles--Modern Endangered Archives Program: Ustadh Mau Digital Archive, Lamu Kenya. (Los Angeles, California)
    Digitized text selections from the library of Mahmoud Ahmed Abdulkadir, locally known as Ustadh Mau. His private library houses Swahili Muslim manuscript poetry in ajami script, and booklets and memoirs from the Middle East and India.

  • Dissertations

  • The Center for Research Libraries: Dissertations Catalog (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Cyberthèses: publication et diffusion en ligne des thèses (Lyons, France ; Montréal, Canada)
  • Proquest Digital Dissertations. (Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest University Microfilms International, 1980-)
  • Kenya

  • Madagascar: Thèses malgaches en ligne (Antananarivo, Madagascar; via Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Paris, France)

  • Mémoire Online Memoireonline.com (France)
    Masters' thesis repository
  • Rwanda: University of Rwanda--Theses and Dissertations. (Kigali, Rwanda)

  • Catalogue SUDOC: Rechercher par "Note de thèse" (ABES--Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur, Montpellier, France)
  • Tanzania: University of Dar es Salaam--Research Repository (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • Thèses.fr de 1985 au présent (ABES--Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur, Montpelier, France)

  • Uganda: Makerere University Institutional Repository--Theses (Kampala, Uganda)
  • Archives at Columbia

  • Columbia University: Africa-Related Archives
    --See also: Archival Collections Portal

  • Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research includes records of:
    Amnesty International USA ; Human Rights Watch ; Committee for Health in Southern Africa ; Gay McDougall Papers (Namibia & South Africa) ; Human Rights Web Archive Project
  • The Carnegie Collections at Columbia University
  • Missionary Research Library at Union Theological Seminary (Burke Library)