Literary, religious and historical manuscripts including genealogies, biographies and local histories largely pertaining to Mali, but also relating to Senegal and the Sudan, expecially in the French colonial correspondence from Senegal.
Reels 8-12 (= 8:1-5) were originally filmed in Mali for William A. Brown for use in his dissertation, "The Caliphate of Hamdullahi, ca. 1818-1864" (Ph. D., Univ. of Wisconsin, 1969).
Reel 1. Selections from Bibliothèque ʻUmarienne de Ségou, Bibliothèque nationale, Paris -- Reels 2-5. Correspondence indigène, Archives nationales du Sénégal, Ancienne série de l'AOF, Section Soudan (15 G-61--81) -- Reels 6-15. Selections from manuscripts in Mali
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