Subject Guide

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Bassey Irele
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Harvard University


This is an annotated bibliography of African videos (VHS and DVDs) housed in Widener Library, Lamont Library, Tozzer Library, Loeb Music Library, Loeb Design Library, Andover-Theological Library, Gutman Education Library, Countway Medical Library and Schlesinger Library. The geographic focus is sub-Saharan Africa.
References to related resources are provided for further research. Information provided for each video includes:

  • HOLLIS catalog record 
  • place and date of production
  • video length
  • a brief summary (when available)
  • links to relevant library resources
  • geographic area of focus
  • selected HOLLIS subject headings
  • language information (when available)
  • variant or other titles

Though not comprehensive, this bibliography is periodically updated, so please visit us often. If you don't find the video you are interested in, please search our HOLLIS Catalog. 

Feedback, comments, and suggestions are welcome.

Search Tips

1. Videos are listed in alphabetical order by title. Click on HOLLIS Record to go directly to the online catalog for more information on each video. Clicking on the links under "See also:" will lead you to the HOLLIS catalog records of related resources.

2. You can search by a number of keywords such as: Title, Creator, Country of focus, Hollis number, Subject or Language.

3. You can click  on "Add criterion" to add another set of boxes that will enable searching by a combination of keywords at the same time.

4. Detailed information regarding the lending status, availability, format, and location of any of the videos on this list can be obtained from the HOLLIS Record.

African Video Collection Bibliography