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Fonds of the "Afrique occidentale française" (AOF)

Registration year: 1997
Submission year: 
1996

The AOF holdings, which belong to the common heritage are of a tremendous cultural, historic and social interest. They include an immense stock of documentation on art and on a number of Islamic brotherhoods such as Mouridism and Tidjanism, as well as on catholicism in French West Africa. The AOF holdings contain some edifying information on the Island of Gorée - a symbol of slavery - which has been classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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