Posted - 25 Apr 2011 : 12:57:08
This is a valuable collection (culled from Gambia-L)
Gambia Studies Series by Professor David Gamble
I have received several emails in private, from people who wanted to know how to lay hands on items in Professor David Gamble’s Gambia Studies Series. Emeritus Professor David Gamble, formerly of California State University, San Francisco, is the doyen of Gambian Studies. An anthropologist by training, it is not an exaggeration to say that he has dedicated his entire life to Gambian Bibliography. His seven major volumes of Gambian bibliography, covering every aspect of Gambian state and society, including local languages, will have to be consulted by anyone wishing to conduct any serious research on the Gambia. These important volumes are published in David Gamble’s Gambian Studies Series. There are 52 items in the Gambia Studies series and they have covered a wide range of subjects. For those of you, who wanted to know how to get hold of these useful volumes, be informed that electronic copies of Professor Gamble’s Gambian Studies Series are deposited with St. Mary's College of Maryland, USA. The 52 items in the Gambia Studies series are available online in PDF formats. St. Mary’s College of Maryland retains all rights to these Gambia related materials. Commercial use is prohibited, but they may be used freely for teaching and academic research.
To access them, click this link: http://www.smcm.edu/gambia/david_gamble.html
Hard copies of the items in the Gambia Studies series are also available for purchase directly from the author, who can be contacted at this address:
David P. Gamble
268 Klamath Street
Brisbane, CA 94005
Professor Gamble did confirm to me that these items can indeed be purchased directly from him.
If you live in the UK, the two primary repositories of Gambian documents are the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and the National Archives of the UK in Kew, London. Both are holding many published and unpublished documents on Gambia.
I hope this information helps.
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