- Edel, May M. (May Mandelbaum), 1909-1964
- Call number
- Sc MG 311
- Physical description
- 3 linear feet
- English and Bantu
- Preferred Citation
- May M. Edel papers, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Restricted access.
Anthropologist who studied the Chiga people of western Uganda. Bulk of collection consists of stories, tales, and various drafts of the manuscript about the Chiga people entitled "The Bachiga of East Africa," including drafts of individual chapters, and page proofs of her book, THE CHIGA OF WESTERN UGANDA (1957), based on these manuscripts. Also, letters from several Africans to Edel, probably in Bantu, letters from Ruth Benedict concerning the manuscript, "The Bachiga of East Africa," and reviews written by Edel. Edel's field notes of the Chiga (1933-1934) include vocabulary lists and information about kinship and religion.
Source of acquisitionGift, Edel, Abraham, 11/05/86
Edel, May Mandelbaum. The Chiga of Western Uganda. New York N.Y.: Oxford University Press for International African Institute, 1957
- Anthropology -- Africa, East
- Anthropology -- Uganda
- Bantu-speaking peoples
- Blacks -- South Africa
- Chiga (African people)
- Ethnology -- Africa, East
- Ethnology -- Uganda
- Folk literature, African
- Folklore -- Africa, East
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801
Access to materialsRestricted access.
Conditions Governing Use
Abraham Edel retains copyright to the manuscript, "The Bachiga of East Africa."