The Department of International & Area Studies (IAS) collects scholarly works in English, French, and Arabic, to support African Studies at Duke.
Collection strengths include history and culture, politics and government, economic and social conditions, slavery and race relations, and diaspora studies.
In addition, the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library houses primary sources on Africa.
Located in the Rubenstein Library, "the Franklin Research Center collects, preserves and promotes the use of published and unpublished primary sources for the exploration, understanding and advancement of scholarship of the history and culture of Africa and people of the African Diaspora in the Americas."
The Center's collection contains a variety of primary resources including audiovisual materials, ephemera, manuscripts, oral histories, personal papers, rare books, and first editions.