Timbuktu Manuscript Digitization Project
The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project
(CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and
manumission in Timbuktu.
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative
Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History
and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would
receive conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible
via the Web.
The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim
The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University
Program of African Studies.