Cameroon - Libraries and museums

The National Archives is in Yaoundé and has an annex in Buea, where documents on colonial conditions and administration are stored. The National Archives also serves as the National Library of Cameroon and has a library of 64,000 volumes in Yaoundé. The University of Yaoundé has 90,000 volumes. There is a public library system with 40 branches. The French Cultural Institute maintains a library in Dougla with 15,000 volumes and the city of Douala houses the Pan African Institute for Development Library, with 13,000 volumes.

The Museum of Douala has prehistoric and natural history galleries devoted primarily to the main Cameroonian ethnic groups. The Museum of Bamounian Arts and Traditions at Foumban maintains objects of ancient art and a small library. The museums of Diamaré and Maroua at Maroua have ethnographic materials. Dschang has an ethnographic museum devoted to the Bamiléké, and a fine-arts museum. Yaoundé has a museum of art and archaeology and a museum of Cameroonian art. There are also museums in Bamenda, Kousséri, and Mokolo.

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Mar 24, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
good summery
please display more information about the various ethnic groups in cameroon thanks
Patricia Baker
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Oct 3, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
hello, can you please help me and advise where your achive records are located, I am currently researching my family history. I am trying to find a record of the marriage of my gg grandmother Eliza Helen Saker the daughter of Rev Alfred Saker. Sarah Elizabeth Helen Saker married Philiph Harmond Lynne (Africian Trader) and Besty Henrettia Saker married Rev Q W Thompson. I can not find a record of the marriages anywhere in England so I am hoping they were married in the Cameroons somewhere and there is a record somewhere. My great grandfather is listed as being born in West Lagos in 1869, I dont know where to look for this record either.I live in New Zealand so have no idea of where to start to look and are hopeing you can help. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Patricia.
Harriet Dell
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Mar 6, 2013 @ 4:04 am
Patricia, I am also trying to find out about an Eliza Saker, probably from Somerleyton, Norfolk, UK, who sent a set of beautiful botanical illustrations done by herself in the Cameroons to my great grandmother, also from Somerleyton. These were addressed to great grandmother in her maiden name. She married in 1874 so this would either indicate an earlier date for the package, or, because abroad, lack of knowledge of the wedding.

There may be records at Somerleyton church or nearby ie Norwich library records. I havent researched as yet due to illness but would be grateful for an update if you have one.

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