References and further reading


With the exception of the books authored by early African Studies faculty members, this exhibit uses material from the Indiana University Archives exclusively. Material included came primarily from the following Archives collections:

C217 - Indiana University African Studies Program Directors' records, 1957-1995

C304 - Indiana University President's Office records, 1962-1968 (President Elvis J. Stahr)

C268 - Indiana University President's Office records, 1964-1974 (President Joseph Sutton)

C459- Indiana University President's Office records, 1963-1990


Allman, J. M. (2019). # HerskovitsMustFall? A Meditation on Whiteness, African Studies, and the Unfinished Business of 1968. African Studies Review62(3), 6-39.

Cobbs, E. (1996). Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Foreign Policy of the Peace Corps. Diplomatic History, 20(1), 79-105. Retrieved September 6, 2021, from

Lindquist, C. B. (1971). NDEA Fellowships for College Teaching, 1958-1968; Title IV, National Defense Education Act of 1958.

Melville J. Herskovits, & Melville J. Herskovits. (1958). Some Thoughts on American Research in Africa. African Studies Bulletin, 1(2), 1–11. 

History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “National Defense Education Act,” (May 11, 2021)

"The History of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays: An Impressive International Timeline", (August 13, 2021)


Brooks, G. E. (2003). Eurafricans in western Africa : commerce, social status, gender, and religious observance from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Athens: Ohio University Press.

Kimble, G. H. T. (1960). Tropical Africa. New York: Twentieth Century Fund.

Liebenow, J. Gus. (1987). Liberia : the quest for democracy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Merriam, A. P. (1970). African music on LP: an annotated discography. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.

Sieber, R., Niangi Batulukisi, N. Batulukisi, Korn, K. Abney, & Palumbo, M. (2000). Out of Africa : Sub-Saharan traditional arts. Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Art Institute.


Indiana University Bloomington Archives

Indiana University African Studies Program

Indiana University Archives of Traditional Music

African Studies Association


The references in Jean Allman's article, cited above, are a rich resource for material related to the history of the ASA.

CarterGwendolen. (1983)The Founding of the African Studies AssociationAfrican Studies Review, 26 (3/4): 59.

HerskovitsMelville J. (1958)Some Thoughts on American Research in AfricaAfrican Studies Bulletin, 1(2): 111.

References and further reading