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Andrzejewski mss., 1950-1989

Papers, 1950-1989, of B.W. Andrzejewski at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Electronic finding aid encoded by Donald C. Force.

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143
Email: liblilly@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly

Creator
Andrzejewski, B. W.

Title
Andrzejewski mss.,1950-1989

Collection No.
LMC 2282

Extent
30 items

Language
Materials are in English and Somali.

Abstract
Consists of writings, notes, etc. relating to the languages, literatures and cultures of the peoples of the Horn of Africa as collected and compiled by Somali linguistics scholar and professor of Cushitic languages and literatures in the University of London, Bogumil Witalis ("Goosh") Andrzejewski, 1922-1994.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Bogumil Witalis ("Goosh") Andrzejewski, 1922-1994, was a scholar of Somali linguistics and professor of Cushitic languages and literatures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Arrangement/Organization

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Somali Notes; II. Oral Literature; III. Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Consists of writings, notes, etc. relating to the languages, literatures and cultures of the peoples of the Horn of Africa. The collection is filed as Professor Andrzejewski arranged and identified the materials and consists of the following series: I. Somali Notes: Andrzejewski’s handwritten notes and annotations about the background of various published Somali texts and vocabulary developed during the Somali literacy campaign of the mid-1970s; II. Oral Literature, relating themes of oral narratives in non-Somali Cushitic languages, and a group of oral poems transcribed in Osmania script; and III. Miscellaneous. An inventory is available.

Related Material

Andrzejewski mss. II

Separated Material

Additional research materials from the collection of Professor Andrzejewski are housed in the Archives of Traditional Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 1994
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Andrzejewski mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Somali Notes

Box 1
Folder 1

Andrzejewski, B.W.: Mathematical and scientific terms created by Somali educationalists and scholars

Folder 2 Andrzejewski, B.W.: Notes on the book Inshā’ al-mukātibāt al-‘asrīyah fī al-lughah al-Sūmālīyah by Muhammad ‘Abdi Makāhīl

Folder 3 Andrzejewski, B.W.: Notes on Somali theatre

Folder 4 Andrzejewski, B.W.: Observations on the themes of Adeegto, a novel by Maxamed Xasan Cusmaan. Mogadishu, 1979

Folder 5 Andrzejewski, B.W.: Political and economic terms created by Somali journalists, broadcasters and administrators

Folder 6-7 Andrzejewski, B.W.: Survey of themes in Somali prose fiction. ["A processed version of this material is available in B.W. Andrzejewski, 'Somali Prose Fiction Writing, 1967-81’ in Thomas Labahn, ed. Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Somali Studies, vol. 1. Hamburg: Helmut Buske Verlag, 1984"]

Folder 8-11 Andrzejewski, B.W. and I.M. Lewis: Somali Poetry: An Introduction (Oxford, 1964). Notes on poems. Part 1

Folder 12-18 Andrzejewski, B.W. and I.M. Lewis: Somali Poetry: An Introduction (Oxford, 1964). Notes on poems. Part 2

Folder 19-24 Andrzejewski, B.W. and I.M. Lewis: Somali Poetry: An Introduction (Oxford, 1964). Notes on poems. Part 3

Folder 25 Andrzejewski, B.W. and M.H.I. Galaal (Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil Galaal): "A Somali Poetic Combat" ( Journal of African Languages , 1963). Notes on Part 1

Folder 26 Andrzejewski, B.W. and M.H.I. Galaal (Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil Galaal): "A Somali Poetic Combat" ( Journal of African Languages , 1963). Notes on Part 2

Folder 27 Andrzejewski, B.W. and M.H.I. Galaal (Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil Galaal): "A Somali Poetic Combat" ( Journal of African Languages , 1963). Notes on Part 3

Folder 28 Cali Sugulle: Kalahaab iyo kalahaad – Play. Text only, a handwritten transcript by Cumar Aw Nuux

Folder 29-30 Faarax M.J. Crawl: Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl – Novel. Notes only. Parts 1 and 2

Folder 31-32 Faarax M.J. Crawl: Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl – Novel. Notes only. Parts 3 and 4

Folder 33 Faarax M.J. Crawl: Aqoondarro waa u nacab jacayl – Novel. notes only. Parts 5 and 6

Folder 34 Maxamuud Nuur Caalim: Draft of a thesis on teaching mathematics in Somali schools, ca. 1950-1970

Folder 35-36 Shire Jaamac Achmed [Shire Jaamac Axmed] Gaabayo, maahmaah iyo sheekooyin yaryar (Mogadishu, 1975). Notes only

Box 2
Folder 1-2

Xasan Sheekh Muumin [Hassan Sheikh Mumin]). Shabeelnaagood – A play. Notes only.

Series: Oral Literature

Box 2
Folder 3

Survey of Themes in Afar literature

Folder 4 Survey of Themes in Bedawaye

Folder 5 Survey of Themes in Oromo

Folder 6 Survey of Themes in Darasa, Kaffa and Konso

Folder 7 Survey of Themes in Saho

Folder 8 Survey of Themes in Bilin (Agaw)

Folio Collection of Oral Poems Transcribed in Osmania Script.

Part One: Poems of Sayid Maxamed Cabdille Xasan and Ismaaciil Mire. Part Two: Poems of Halac Dheere, Cali-Dhuux, Qamaan Bulxan, Maxamed Fiin, Salaan Carrabey Maxamed Cumar Dage, Dubad Hiirad, Faarax Nadiif, Cabdi Xirsi, Cali Sharma’arke and Faarax Caytame. Mogadishu, 1966.

T.D. (photocopy)


Series: Miscellaneous

Box 2
Folder 9

John Geethin’s notes, ca. 1959-1963, on various localities in Somalia. (Made during the Trusteeship Administration)

Folder 10 B.W. Andrzejewski’s guide to his entire collection of materials relating to the Horn of Africa, given to Indiana University in 1994

Folder 11 "Finding list of materials on Somali and in the Somali language in the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington." Compiled by Naomi Fisher and Yusuf Nur. General editing by Nancy J. Schmidt. (Bloomington, IN: African Studies Program, May 1995)