Ethiopian materials collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 196 large

Dates

  • 1900 – 1999 (Creation)

Extents

  • 10.6 Linear Feet (Whole)
    12 boxes

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    Unique materials about Ethiopia and its history since 1800; includes photocopies of reports in American, British and Italian archives; also photos, personal papers, pamphlets, offprints, and unpublished papers.

  • Biographical / Historical

    This collection was created in 1990 and cataloged in 1992 as “Ethiopian Materials: a collection of manuscripts, personal papers, memorabilia, documents, photographs, and recordings at the Library of Michigan State University.” It was established to hold unique material relating to the post-1800 history of Ethiopia and adjacent areas of Northeast Africa. The bulk of the pre-1990 donations were photocopies of reports in American, British and Italian archives. These were collected by Harold Marcus of the MSU History Department and several of his doctoral students. Additional materials include photos, personal papers, pamphlets, offprints, and unpublished papers received from many different donors. Donated material that did not fit into the scope of this collection went into the Main Collection of the MSU Library or to a specialized branch.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials within the collection were donated by Harold Marcus, Dennis Charles Hickey, James McCann, Jon R. Edwards, Shipley, Frederick A. Masse, Dennis Lemordant, Jasperdean Kobes, Syoum Gebregziabker, Ethiopian Research Council, Miriam J. Kelley, and others.

  • Arrangement

    Collection is arranged by the name of the donor.

  • Varying Form of Title

    Ethiopian materials : a collection of manuscripts, personal papers, memorabilia, documents, photographs, and recordings at the Library of Michigan State University

  • Other Finding Aids

    "Ethiopian materials inventory," 18 leaves in box 1, last revised 9/8/94 (See Special Collections call number ref. DT381.E8 1994)

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Ethiopian materials collection, MSS 196, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Processing Information

    Donations were originally organized and inventoried by Joe Lauer, Africana Librarian, approximately 1990.

  • Related Materials

    For additional materials see Harold G. Marcus Papers, MSS 360.

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