Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)

Characteristics
History: 

The Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB) has been in existence since 1971 as a private specialist library and archive on southern Africa. It has an international reputation for its extensive holdings on Namibia (more on the BAB's history).

Publications: 

The BAB publish Working Papers and Annual Reports as open access publications.

Research: 

BAB is a centre of documentation and expertise on Namibia and southern Africa. The institution comprises an archive, a specialist library and a publishing house, in addition to offering scholarly, cultural and socio-political events.

Inventory: 

The library of the BAB containts books published after 1919, journals, newspapers and grey literature from and about Namibia and southern Africa, as well as a Rare-Book Collection with old, rare and bibliophile works relating to the entire African continent, among them travelogues from the 16th to the 18th century.

The General Archives comprise a press and documentation archive for all African countries, an archive for African liberation movements and an archive for anti-apartheid and solidarity movements.

Other special collections are the Hans W. Debrunner Collection (with library and archive collections on various African regions and themes), Personal Archives, Poster Collection and a Map Collection.

The archive collections can be searched through an online catalogue. There is another catalogue for the library holdings.

Postal address
Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)
Postfach
Klosterberg 23
4001
Basel
Switzerland
Contact
Phone number: 
+41 61 228 93 33
Statistics
Review Date: 
30.10.2017