IFRA-Nigeria Archival and Digitisation Projects
Since 2018, IFRA-Nigeria is working with Nigerian public and private actors to progressively digitise their catalogues and/or their documents. We are aware that public as well as private archives represent the point of view of their creators and we make sure to offer a critical introduction on our websites.
We have worked with the following organisations to digitise their catalogue and create websites for their repository.
- Professor Felicia Adetowun Ogunsheye Foundation: activist for women's rights and the first woman professor in Nigeria (Ibadan).
- Jadeas Trust Library: books and archives kept by professor Jacob Festus Adeniyi Ajayi, an academic and historian of West Africa (Ibadan).
- National Archives of Nigeria - Kaduna Branch
- The private archive of Comrade Ola Oni: prominent marxist activist and economist from the University of Ibadan. His archives document the left political movement in Nigeria as well as the history of Trade Union and Women Union from the 1960s to the 1990s in South-West Nigeria (Ibadan).
- The archives of the Yusufu Bala Usman Institute: established to preserve, enhance and build upon the legacy of late Dr. Yusufu Bala Usman, a prominent marxist historian of Northern Nigeria (Zaria).
- The IFRA-Nigeria collection of press cuttings: collected from 1991 to 2011 from the Nigerian newspapers The Punch, The Nigeria Tribune and The Guardian.
We are open to any form of collaboration, please do contact us if you have a project and are interested in partnering with us. However, please note that:
- All projects are undertaken with the written consent of the Nigerian authorities or the archives' owners.
- IFRA-Nigeria is not earning any money by making this material available. Our open access policy is there to ensure that as many researchers as possible can reuse the material that will be digitised or gathered with our help.
- We believe that the research material created in Nigeria should remain in Nigeria. We will do out best to respect Nigerian data sovereignty by leaving the master copies of the material produced on Nigerian servers.