University of Pennsylvania Library
The Penn Library’s African Collection Page provides links to the extensive Africana resources at Penn. Penn is particularly strong in research collections on microform, including British colonial reports and missionary records. Trico students may use the Penn Library, but may not check out books or use online resources. Penn's African Studies Center also maintain a website with links to a wide range of useful resources.
Bryn Mawr's Special Collections
Bryn Mawr has an extensive collection of works on Africa from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, including memoirs, travel accounts, colonial guides, government reports, magazines, and brochures. For a select guide to these collections, see the Topic Guide: Urbanization in Africa: Sources in Bryn Mawr's Special Collections.
The book collections are included in Tripod. It is possible to limit your search to just the Special Collections holdings by choosing “Bryn Mawr Special Collections” from the Tripod menu box that normally reads “View Entire Collection.”
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday, open until 8:00 pm on Wednesdays. An appointment is a good idea for your initial visit to talk about resources for your project.