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Frobenius Institute

Ethnological Library

Library Type: Academic
Address: Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main


Germany
Chief Librarian/Director: Sophia Thubauville
African Specialist:  Sophia Thubauville, Anthropologist
Telephone: +49 69 798 33240
Web address: http://www.frobenius-institut.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=116&lang=en
Catalogue Address: http://bibliothek.frobenius-katalog.de/
Description of Library: The Ethnological Library of the Frobenius Institute is the eldest and largest ethnological library in Germany. It emerged from the private library of Leo Frobenius and profited also from the inheritance of other famous German anthropologists like Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Karl von den Steinen.
Disciplines covered: Anthropology
Archaeology
Development Studies
Gender
Countries covered: East Africa
North Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
Special Collections: The Africana collection includes mainly anthropological literature, but also archaeological and pre-historic publications.
Collection Size: Books:115000
Journals:500
Newspapers:0
Maps:1000
Music:0
Films:1200
Photographs:0
Collection Start: Since 1898
Access and opening hours: Monday - Thursday 01.00 – 05.00 p.m. Friday 11.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m. and on appointment
Publications and databases on African collections produced by the Library: None

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