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Ruby A. Bell-Gam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
University of California, Los Angeles
I am interested in working with African archivists and communities in West Africa and other African regions to develop, and help to preserve, archives of local and community history. In 2005 I visited several national and special archives in West and Southern Africa to explore areas of collaboration.
|Address:||Charles E. Young Research Library
CRIS Dept., Room 11630
UCLA, Box 951575
Los Angeles, California 90095
|Primary Phone:||(310) 825-1518|
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-AfResearch
Reviewer for H-AfrTeach
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Art and Art History
As UCLA's African studies librarian, I acquire and provide access to research materials in the humanities and social sciences, and have participated in the preservation of archival materials, such as the microfilming of the papers of anthropologist Hilda Kuper. I am the Immediate Past-Chair of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP), having served as Chair in 2002-2004. On several occasions I have taught a graduate course in Africana Bibliography and Research Methods at UCLA, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. My co-authored bibliography (with David Uru Iyam), _Nigeria_ (Clio, 1999), received an Honorable Mention by the Conover-Porter Award in 2002.