IOWC Archives

The IOWC has a library and a seminar room in Peterson Hall. The library contains an excellent, small collection of books, microfilms, government and parliamentary papers on the IOW.

Microfilms
L’Encyclopédie coloniale et maritime. Paris, 1946-51. vols. 1-7 (4 rolls)
Despatches From United States Consuls, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, DC

  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Foochow, China, 1790-1906; M101 (20 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Canton, China, 1849-1906; M105 (10 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Hong Kong, 1844-1906; M108 (21 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Shanghai, China, 1847-1906; M112 (53 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Bangkok, Siam, 1856-1912; M448 (6 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Aden, Aden, 1880-1906; T503 (3 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Alexandretta, Turkey, 1896-1906; T504 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Alexandria, Egypt, 1853-1873; T45 (7 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Amoy, China, 1844-1906; M100 (15 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Boma, Congo, 1888-1895; T47 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Bombay, India, 1838-1906; M168 (8 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Cairo, Egypt, 1864-1906; T41 (24 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Cape Town, Cape Colony, 1800-1906; T191 (22 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Chunking, China, 1896-1906; M104 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Colombo, Ceylon, 1850-1906; M451 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Kanagawa, Japan, 1861-1897; M135 (22 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, Portuguese Africa, 1854-1906; T171 (6 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Mahe, Seychelles Islands, Indian Ocean, 1868-1888; M454 (4 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Muscat, Oman, 1880-1906; T638 (2 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Padang, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, 1853-1898; M461 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Port Louis, Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean, 1794-1805, 1817-1906; M462 (8 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Port Said, Egypt, 1870-1876; T658 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Pretoria, The Transvaal, 1898-1906; T660 (3 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls In Seoul, Korea, 1886-1906; M167 (2 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in St. Denis, Reunioin Island, Mascarene Islands, Indian Ocean, 1880-1892; M463 (1 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Tamatave, Madagascar, 1853-1906; with appendix: Andakabe Agency, 1880-1887; T60 (12 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Tripoli, Libya, 1796-1885; M466 (7 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Consuls in Yokohama, Japan, 1897-1906; M136 (5 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To China, 1843-1906; M92 (131 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To Japan, 1855-1906; M133 (82 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To Korea, 1883-1905; M134 (22 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To Persia, 1883-1906 ; M223 (11 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To Siam, 1882-1906; M172 (9 rolls)
  • Despatches From U.S. Ministers To Turkey, 1818-1906; M46 (77 rolls)
  • Notes From The Siamese Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1876-1906; M512 (1 roll)
  • Notes From The Chinese Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1868-1906; M98 (6 rolls)
  • Notes From The Japanese Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1858-1906; M163 (9 rolls)
  • Notes From The Korean Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1883-1906; M166 (1 rolls)
  • Notes From The Madagascan Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1883-1894 T806 (1 rolls)
  • Notes From The Persian Legation In The United States To The Department Of State, 1887-1906; M511 (1 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Internal Affairs Of Ethiopia, 1910-1929; M411 (4 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Internal Affairs Of Japan, 1910-1929; M422 (43 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between British Africa And Other States, 1910-1929; M585 (1 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between Japan And Other States, 1910-1929; M424 (1 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between The United States And British Africa, 1910-1929; M584 (1 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between the United States and China, 1910-1929; M339 (2 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between The United States And Ethiopia, 1910-1929; M412 (1 rolls)
  • Records Of The Department Of State Relating To Political Relations Between The United States And Japan, 1910-1929; M423 (9 rolls)
  • Selected Records of the U.S. Consulate in Bangkok, Siam, 1856-1912; T403 (14 rolls)
  • Selected Records of the U.S. Legation in China, 1849-1931; T898 (20 rolls)

Government Papers
Cape Blue Books, 1838-1909 (Customs Returns) – photocopy
Natal (Blue Books) Customs Returns, 1864-1904 – photocopy
The Slave Trade into Arabia, 1820-1973 – documents drawn from different collections of British official records

Parliamentary Papers
Report of the East Africa Commission. April, 1925
Report of the Commission on Closer Union of the Dependencies in Eastern and Central Africa. January, 1929
Financial and Economic Situation of Swaziland. Report of the Commission Appointed by the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs. January, 1932