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  • Full Text -- Historical Documents and Images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)

  • 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)

  • 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-)

  • 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)