FENZA Library and Archives
Open Tuesday - Saturday
09:00 - 17:00 hours, Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00 hours.
Closed Sunday, Monday & public holidays.
Our library contains 7,000 volumes on anthropology, history, religions, African studies, ecumenism, missiology and Zambia. The library is subscribing to a number of journals relevant to its focus. It offers also online access to digital journals (JSTOR).
The library is for consultation only, not for borrowing. The membership fees for 2012 is 40,000 Kwacha (or 8 US$). Photocopy and printing facilities are available at a cost.
Facilities of online access to academic journals through JSTOR are available.
Most Catholic parishes of the Dioceses of Kasama, Mpika, Mansa and Chipata were founded by the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers). The archives at FENZA contain diaries of many Mission stations, some of them dating back 100 years and more. They provide a glimpse into the day to day living of people and missionaries, and also give eye-witness accounts of a number of key-events that marked Zambian history.
The archives contain also early publications, correspondence, private diaries, historical documents, notes and dictionaries of several Zambian languages, photos, drawings, newspaper cuttings, instructions of pastoral policies, reports, and a number of relevant but unpublished scholarly research works. A number of researchers have left to the archive also their field notes and other valuable materials.
The archives are for consultation only.
A fee will be asked for accessing the archives & an additional fee for using digital cameras. This is necessary to help us maintain the archives.
This temporal archive catalogue can be downloaded. You may use the search function of MS-Word to browse through it. (MS Word.doc)
by Marja Hinfelaar & Giacomo Macola (MS Word.doc)