Archives

The ASCL library collection also comprises a small but steadily growing archival section. Archival materials may only be consulted in the reading room. Access to archival material will be at the discretion of the head of the library, taking into account statutory obligations such as the Dutch Data Protection Act, and the physical condition of the archival material being requested.

Archival Collection Franz von Benda-Beckmann | Archival Collection Robert Buijtenhuijs |  | Archival Collection Gerti Hesseling | Archival Collection Sjoerd Hofstra | Archival Collection Frederik David Holleman | Archival Collection Johan Frederik Holleman


Archival Collection Franz von Benda-Beckmann

Franz von Benda-BeckmannFranz von Benda-Beckmann (1941-2013) was a legal anthropologist who, during his career, held positions at Zurich, Leiden, Wageningen and Halle Universities. He wrote and co-edited several books on issues of property rights, social (in)security, and legal pluralism in developing countries and on legal anthropological theory.
For a list of publications written by Franz von Benda-Beckmann see the ASCL catalogue.
See also the extended archival description of the Benda-Beckmann collection (pdf file).
Keywords: Malawi; legal pluralism; legal system; customary law; courts; personal archives (form)

[Malawi archive] / Franz von Benda-Beckmann. - [S.l.] : author, ca. 1967 Archival material from Professor Franz von Benda-Beckmann (1941-2013), notably field notes written and publications collected during his research on legal pluralism in Malawi in 1967. Franz von Benda-Beckmann obtained his PhD in law with his dissertation 'Rechtspluralismus in Malawi: Geschichtliche Entwicklung und heutige Problematik' (Legal Pluralism in Malawi: Historical development and contemporary problems) at the University of Kiel in 1970 (see call number AFRIKA 6738). In 1981, he was appointed professor for law and rural development in developing countries at Wageningen University. The archive contains handwritten notes in English and German about the Malawian legal systems and legislation (court decisions, notes of his conversations with Local Court Chairmen). Furthermore, the archive includes copies of National Assembly Debates (Hansard) for the Parliament of Malawi (1967,1969), an incomplete edition of the Laws of Nyasaland in Force on the 1st Day of January, 1957, ordinances of the Malawian Government (1964-1969) and annual reports of the Ministry of Justice. [ASC Leiden Abstract]


Archival Collection Robert Buijtenhuijs

Robert BuijtenhuijsRobert Buijtenhuijs (1936-2004) was a researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden for almost thirty years. As a scholar, Rob Buijtenhuijs was interested in rebel movements in Africa, especially those in Kenya and Chad.
For a list of publications written by Robert Buijtenhuijs see the ASCL catalogue.
Keywords: African studies; Chad; Kenya; peasant rebellions; personal archives (form); political history; politicians; rebellions; social scientists

[Tchad] / Robert Buijtenhuijs. - [S.l.] : author, 1977
Part of the archives of the political anthropologist Robert Buijtenhuijs (1936-2004), former researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden (Pays-Bas). The 33 handwritten notebooks (numbered 'Chad 1', 'Chad 2', etc.) are composed of abstracts from scientific works and journal articles mostly regarding Chad. The abstracts are provided with comments and remarks and interspersed with personal ideas by Buijtenhuijs. The notebooks were written between 1977 and 1986. [Abstract ASC Leiden]

[Peasant wars] / Robert Buijtenhuijs. - [S.l.] : author, 1974-1991
Part of the archives of the political anthropologist Robert Buijtenhuijs (1936-2004), former researcher at the African Studies Centre in Leiden (Pays-Bas). The thirty-two handwritten notebooks (numbered 'Peasant wars 1', 'Peasant wars 2', etc.) are composed of abstracts from scientific works and journal articles on this subject, mostly regarding African countries. The abstracts are provided with comments and remarks and interspersed with personal ideas by Buijtenhuijs. The notebooks were written between 1974 and 1991. [Abstract ASC Leiden]


Archival Collection Gerti Hesseling

Gerti Hesseling (Photo: Dick Schuijt, 2007)Gerti Hesseling (1946-2009) was a legal anthropologist at the African Studies Centre Leiden for nearly thirty years. As a scholar, Gerti Hesseling combined an interest in macro-level research on constitutional affairs, with issues such as land rights and access to land on a micro level. Her research covered all of the Sahel, but Senegal held a special place in her heart.
For a list of publications written by Gerti Hesseling see the ASCL catalogue.
Keywords: African studies; Cameroon; Gambia; land law; Mali; Mozambique; Niger; personal archives (form); Senegal; social scientists; South Africa; travel; Western Sahara

[Wetenschappelijke publicaties 1996-2008] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1996-2008
Contains 29 scientific publications, mostly in French, English or Dutch, partially co-written.

[Voordrachten 1981-1995] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1995-2008
Includes lectures, 1995-2008, mostly in French, English or Dutch.

[Reisverslagen & niet nader gepubliceerd materiaal] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1982-2007
Contains travel reports and research proposals, 1982-2007, mostly in French, English or Dutch.

[Country study Senegal : Ziguinchor] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1981-2008
Includes e-mails and various reports, 1981-2008, mostly in French, English or Dutch.

[Voordrachten 1981-1995] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1981-1995
Includes lectures, 1981-1995, mostly in French, English or Dutch.

[Reviews - Populair wetenschappelijke publicaties - Besprekingen van eigen publicaties - Interviews] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1975-2008
Contains reviews and publications for  a wider audience, mostly in French, English or Dutch.

[Wetenschappelijke publicaties 1975-1995] / Gerti Hesseling. - [S.l. s.n.], 1975-1995
Contains 32 scientific publications, mostly in French, English or Dutch, partially co-written.


Archival Collection Sjoerd Hofstra

Sjoerd HofstraSjoerd Hofstra (1898-1983) was a Dutch anthropologist who was appointed Professor of African Anthropology at the University of Leiden in 1947. Between 1934 and 1936 Hofstra did research among the Mende in Sierra Leone. Though Hofstra never published a book on the Mende during his life, he wrote a few scholarly journal articles on the subject, and his letters home were later crystallized into the book Among the Mende in Sierra Leone.
Keywords: interviews (form); linguistics; Mende; personal archives (form); Sierra Leone; social scientists; traditional society
See also the extended archival description of the Hofstra collection (pdf file).
 

Among the Mende in Sierra Leone : the letters from Sjoerd Hofstra (1934-36) / Hofstra, Sjoerd. - Leiden : Afrika-Studiecentrum, 2014

[Mende archief] / Sjoerd Hofstra. - [S.l.] : Sjoerd Hofstra, 1934-1936
The archive contains handwritten notes, mostly in English, about a variety of subjects, amongst which the social organization of the Mende, law system, hunting customs, healing rites, burial customs, Mende proverbs and grammar. It also contains interviews with local people. In addition, there is some statistical demographic material, a series of the Sierra Leone Royal Gazette and a few (school) books in Mende language

[Photo collection] / Sjoerd Hofstra. - [S.l.] : Sjoerd Hofstra, 1934-1936
Glass plate positives and photographs made by Sjoerd Hofstra in Sierra Leone in the 1930s have been digitalized by the ASCL Library and published on Wikimedia Commons.


Archival Collection Frederik David Holleman

Frits Holleman (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Frederik 'Frits' David Holleman (11 May 1887 – 22 January 1958) was a Dutch and South African academic, ethnologist, and jurist, best known for his research into the indigenous legal systems of the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) and South Africa.
For a list of publications written by Frits Holleman see the ASCL catalogue.
See also the extended archival description of the Frits Holleman collection (pdf file).
Keywords: South Africa; customary law; land law; personal archives (form)

[Personal archive] / Frederik David Holleman. - [S.l.] : author, ca. 1939-57. Collection of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, publications, and miscellanea, by F.D. Holleman predominantly on the topic of South African Customary Law (‘Bantu Law’), mostly from his tenure as Professor at Stellenbosch University in South Africa during the period 1939-1957.


Archival Collection Johan Frederik Holleman

Johan Frederik Holleman (Wikimedia Commons)Johan 'Hans' Frederik Holleman (18 December 1915 – 28 August 2001) was a Dutch and South African professor, ethnologist, legal scholar, best known for his research into the indigenous legal systems of Southern Africa. During his life he published twenty books, including five works of fiction. He also published works using the pseudonyms 'Jacobus van der Blaeswindt' and 'Holmer Johanssen'.
For a list of publications written by Hans Holleman see the ASCL catalogue.
See also the extended archival description of the Hans Holleman collection (pdf file).
Tip: there is also an archival collection of Hans Holleman at the university library.
Keywords: South Africa; legal system ; customary law; personal archives (form)

[Personal archive] / Johann Frederik Holleman. - [S.l.] : author, ca. 1945-63. Extensive collection of correspondence, drafts, manuscripts, maps, newspaper clippings, notes, and miscellanea collected by J.F. Holleman, predominantly from his work in South Africa from 1945 to 1963, Northern and Southern Rhodesia from 1945 to 1963 and in 1975, and the Netherlands from 1963 to 1993.