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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU  Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824



URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:


Date Processed:

May 2012

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by George E. Brooks.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, George E. Brooks Collection, MSS 386, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

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

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

Collection of 10,000 3x5 inch index cards identifying, with details and references, African, Eurafrican, European and American traders, shipmasters, vessels, shipowners, merchants, colonial officials, and military and naval officers along Senegambian and Upper Guinea coast, sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Also identifies commodities, places and nomenclatures; includes data from grave stones in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.

Historical Background:

Dr. George E. Brooks, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Indiana University, received his Ph.D. in History from Boston University in 1962. His initial work on American trade with West Africa, 1789-1914, was the beginning of 50 years of research on traders from many countries, with a focus on Senegambia and the Upper Guinea Coast before 1900. In his many books, Dr. Brooks discussed trading networks, cultural change, and the impact of climate on politics and trade.

Processing Note:

Processed by Leslie M. Behm and Jeanne Chung.


Box 1 Terms and Definitions: A-P
Box 2 Terms and Definitions: Q-Z
  Vessels: A-G
Box 3 Vessels: H-J
Box 4 Vessels: K-Z
Box 5 Traders: A-C
Box 6 Traders: C-H
Box 7 Traders: H-N
Box 8 Traders: N-S
Box 9 Traders: T-Z
Box 10 Shipowners: A-Z
Box 11 Captains & Supercargoes: A-R
Box 12 Captains & Supercargoes: S-Z
  Portuguese officials: Cabo Verde & Guiné; 11 color photos of grave stones (Cacheu, 1988); notebooks (U.S. trade with Senegal, 1839-1873)

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