Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu Digital Collections at The Center for Research Libraries
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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 societies.

The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University Program of African Studies.


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