Old Collections in Europe
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
2. Qatar Digital Library
3. Leiden Universiteitsbibliotheek
4. Bibliothèque nationale de France
5. Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
New Collections in North America
1. Caro Minasian Collection at the University of California
2. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
3. Princeton University Library
4. Los Angeles Library
5. Islamic Studies Library, McGill University
6. University of Michigan Library
Major Collections in the MENA Region
1. Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi
2. Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi Kütüphanesi
3. Malek Library, in Tehran
4. The National Library in Morocco
5. The King Saud University
Notable Collections in Africa, the Levant, and Asia
1. The University in Nablus, Palestine
2. The American University of Beirut
3. MyManuskrip Malaya University
4. Daiber Collection Database at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo
Inventory of the Umarian Library (AKA Fonds Archinard, which includes Umar Tal’s collection from 1890): https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k1301519/f3.image
Catalogue des manuscrits arabes du fonds de Gironcourt (1878-1960): https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb43855829f
Arabic Manuscripts from West Africa: A Catalog of the Herskovits Library Collection at Northwestern
Guide to collection (newer introduction than the above link and includes a link to search their catalogue): http://libguides.northwestern.edu/c.php?g=492192&p…. Most in Arabic. Some Hausa, Fulfulde, Wolof, Dagbani and Gonja. From Northern Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal in late 19th and early 20th centuries. Can be searched but not viewed online.
Digital preservation of Wolof Ajami manuscripts of Senegal (EAP334)
Same as BU Ajami Library collection for Wolof. Includes Quran that Jeremy investigated in his article.
Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami Materials of Casamance, Senegal (EAP1042; same as BU Mandinka)
Only significant collection of Manding manuscripts that is currently accessible online.
Safeguarding Fulfulde ajami manuscripts of Nigerian Jihad poetry by Usman dan Fodio (1754-1817) and contemporaries (EAP387)
Digital Preservation of Mandinka Ajami Materials of Casamance, Senegal (EAP1042)
Project to digitise and preserve the manuscripts of Djenné and surrounding villages (EAP690)
Trinity College Dublin
Bibliothèque Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations (BULAC)
Manuscrits arabes (https://bina.bulac.fr/items/browse?collection=1)
Twenty-seven digitized manuscripts.
MS.ARA.610bis: Fulani Ajami (names of plants)
African Languages Material Archive (ALMA)
African Online Digital Library (AODL)
Diversity and Tolerance in the Islam of West Africa (http://aodl.org/islamictolerance/about.php)
Ajami in the Senegambia
Profiles by Ngom of different Ajami scholars along with texts, transliterations and media files.
Northern Factors in Asante History
Some Wangara interviews and pictures connected to Bobo-Dioulasso and Marhaba of Kong.
Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta
Pluralism and Adaptation in the Islamic Practice of Senegal and Ghana (http://aodl.org/islamicpluraxlism)
Discourses of Muslim Scholars in Colonial Ghana
Failed Islamic States in Senegambia
West African Online Digital Library
Galleries of photographs, audio interviews, and documents contributed by scholars, with research about best practices for international, multilingual digital repositories. List of galleries with descriptions: http://aodl.org/westafrica/galleries.php
Includes African language interviews and translations that Curtin did.
Potentially interesting photos of typical Jula style mosques etc.
The history and culture of Futa Toro, Senegal and Mauritania: http://aodl.org/westafrica/futa2.php
Africa’s Sources of Knowledge – Digital Library (ASK-DL) at Harvard
Includes Ajami materials for Fulani, Hausa and Swahili. “Bamanankan” is only in N’ko.
West African Arabic Manuscript Database
Started by Charles Stewart
19,000 manuscripts from eleven different collections
Collaboration with Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation
Used to catalogue Northwestern collections
Archive of the Republic of Niger (AREN) at Boston University
This collection includes some Ajami material, including children’s books in Hausa. While cataloging of this collection is a work in progress, a partial listing of books is available here (http://www.bu.edu/library/files/2015/04/Niger_Book_Do…)
The list lists works that are Arabic or Ajami—could search and put into a post
African Ajami Library at Boston University
The Oriental Manuscript Projet (OMAR)
Library of Congress
2003 digital copies from the Mamma Haidara Library and Cheikh Zayni Baye Library in Boujheba, Mali.
Hill Museum and Manuscripts Library
Hausa Language Resources
Borno and Old Kanembu Islamic Manuscripts