The Nature of JHIA Collection

A key element of JHIA's mission is to collect sources and to make them available to researchers. In order to facilitate a contextualized research and allow for necessary comparative scholarship, JHIA's collection is much broader than strictly "Jesuit" records and "African" material.

We understand that JHIA's holding is of use to a large African research community from all academic disciplines and we are committed to making it accessible to all, except in limited cases where donors place an embargo on the material they entrust to us (for example, where a specified period of time must elapse before private records can be ethically disclosed to the public).

To build up our collection, we accept publications and manuscripts (including Masters and PhD theses) that roughly fall in the following four categories:

A. Jesuit material (Jesuitica)

B. African material (Africana)

C. Christianity in Africa (Afro-Christiana)

D. Material of comparative value and items that are simply "nice to have"