Library

Arewa House Special Library

The Arewa House library started in a modest form in the year 1970 with the appointment of Professor Smith as the first Director of History of Northern Nigeria Project. Between 1970 and 1984, Professor Smith had traveled far and wide to procure historical works, theses, dissertations and other forms of materials that have bearing on the history of Northern Nigeria.

Today Arewa House Library has expanded in scope and collection in view of the new dynamics of the society. The Collections in the library are divided as follows:

  1. Thesis and Dissertations.
  2. Conference Papers.
  3. Books and other reference materials Catalogues
  4. Abstract Services
  5. New Arrivals
  6. Professor Smith’s Collection.
  7. Professor Lavers’ Collection.
  8. Ambassador Mustapha Zubair Collections
  9. Dr. Garba Asiwaju Collections
  10. World Bank Public Information Center
  11. Late Dr Mahmud M Tukur

The main objective of bringing together these collections was to provide facilities for advanced historical studies in the field of Northern Nigeria history, its peoples and cultural heritage, with particular reference to the evolution of the institutions of Nigerian society.

DAYS OPENING HOURS CLOSING HOURS
Mondays - Fridays 08:00AM 06:00PM
Saturdays 09:00AM 02:00PM
34000

Books Collection

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

N1,000
Undergraduate
N1,500 Masters Student
N4,500 Ph.D Student
Private/Corporate N4,500
N3000 Government Official

PHD THESIS COLLECTIONS

wdt_ID S/no. AUTHOUR TITLE YEAR CLASS MARK
1 1 O. Tinuoye Ends and means of reducing inequality of educational opportunity in Nigeria 1.975 3LB 2803.2N685T593
2 2 R. Carey Church sponsored education and national development in Nigeria 1.970 3LC 331.N685C275
3 3 G. Ochiagha A history of education in eastern Nigeria 1.965 3LA 1631.016
4 4 H. Emeruwa Education in Igbo land for the development of an effective Igbo culture oriented 1.970 3LA 1634.E13E53
5 5 U. Okeke Students personnel services in Nigerian universities: evaluation and proposal 1.971 3LA 1633.U56
6 6 F. Oke A functional analysis of higher education in Nigeria 1.972 3LA 1633.041
7 7 P. Mohome A study of social change in sub-Saharan Africa, An analytic review of selected social 1.963 3DT 15.6.M698
8 8 H. Bergsma A history of the deployment of higher school certificate program in Northern Nigeria 1.969 3LA 1633.B499
9 9 A. Ogunsola An historical study of the impact of education ordinances on education in Nigeria 1.970 3LA 1631N874.035
10 10 E. Evans A study of higher education in Nigeria and its relationship to national goals 1.962 3LA 1633.E92
S/no. AUTHOUR TITLE YEAR CLASS MARK

Prof Abdullahi Smith: The Scholar who founded the History Dept at ABU Zaria.
 
Prof Abdullahi Smith was a renowned scholar and Professor of History who founded the History Department at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and supervised many pioneer Ph.D. theses, including those of Sa’ad Abubakar, Yusufu Bala Usman, Kyari Tijani, Mahmud Modibbo Tukur and many others. He was also the Pioneer Director of the Arewa House Centre for Documentation and Historical Research in Kaduna.
Birth, Education and Career
Abdullahi Smith was born Henry Fredrick Charles Smith on 5th May 1920 at Somerset, England. After Army service in India during the Second World War, he went to the University of Cambridge for his first degree. On completing his University education, he joined the education service in the Sudan.
In 1955 he was recruited by the Department of History, University College, Ibadan, where along with Professor K. O. Dike they developed the teaching of African History in the University from the scratch. He was a founding member of the Historical Society of Nigeria in 1955. He had served as its Honorary Secretary from 1956-1969.
In 1962 he moved over to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, to establish the Department of History. He developed the Zaria School of History, which became well known in Nigeria. In 1970-1980 he moved over to Kaduna to establish the Centre for Documentation and Historical Studies, popularly known as Arewa House, ABU, Kaduna
He had supervised 19 Ph.D. and 3 MA Theses in the period 1960-1980; indeed he supervised the first Ph.D. thesis of Ahmadu Bello University by Saad Abubakar in 1970. He converted to Islam when he was the Director of Arewa House. He died in 1984. The lecture theatre at the faculty of art, Ahmadu Bello University is named after him.
 

Prof. Abdullahi Smith Collection

wdt_ID S/NO TITLE AUTHOR YEAR
1 1 Africa Religions in Western Scholarship Okot P. Bitek 1.970
2 2 La Religioneria Magic Song Hay Jean Rouch 1.960
3 3 The Religions of The Oppressed Vittorio,Lanternan 1.963
4 4 Patterns In Comparative Religion Mircea,Eliade 1.958
5 5 Political Thought in Medieval Islam Erwin,J Rosenthal 1.958
6 6 The Encyclopedia of Islam E.J.Brill 1.960
7 7 The Encyclopedia of Islam E.J Brill 1.971
8 8 Islamic Religious Studies for School and Colleges Ismail,A.B Balogun 1.976
9 9 Islam the Straight Path Kenneth,W.Morgan 1.958
10 10 I am a Muslim Sheikh, A Najaa 1.973
S/NO TITLE AUTHOR YEAR

World Bank Collection

wdt_ID NO AUTHOR NAME TITLE PUBLICATION
1 W.001 Godwin W. Smith John T Cuddington International Dept and Development Countries 1.985
2 W.002 Harvey F. Ludwing Environmental Technology in Developing Countries 1.988
3 W.003 International Energy Statistics and Balances for non OECD Countries 1.995
4 W.004 International Energy Agency Energy Prices and Taxes 1.995
5 W.005 International Energy Agency Energy Policies of IEA Countries 1.995
6 W.006 International Energy Agency Quarterly Oil Statistics and Energy Balances 1.995
7 W.007 International Energy Agency Coal Intermation 1994 1.995
8 W.008 International Energy Agency Gas Intermation 1994 1.995
9 W.009 Kevin Cleaver Conservation of West and Central 1.992
10 W.010 World Bank Environmental Assessment Sources Bank 1.996
NO AUTHOR NAME TITLE PUBLICATION

Library Catalogue

wdt_ID ACC. NO. AUTHOR TITLE YEAR
1 1 Gwam, L. C. A Hand list of foreign official Publications in the National Archives Ibadan
2 2 Adedipe, G. A. K. A special list of records on interstate affairs in the Nigerian Secretariat Record group
3 3 Onvoha, Kate A special list of records on land cases in the Oyo provincial record group
4 4 Gwam, L. C. An inventory of the administrative record assembled from the colony province
5 5 Akinfemiwa, A. A special list of records on the subject of public works from Nigerian secretariat
6 6 Gwam, L. C. An inventory of the administrative records assembled from Benin province
7 7 Oddo, Kate A special list of records on veterinary and the fish Industry in N.S.R.G.
8 8 Akinfemiwa, A. A special list of records on the subject roads and bridges from N.S.R.G
9 9 Gwam, L. C. A special list of records on the subject of education (Records series 26)
10 10 “ “ A preliminary inventory of Archives of Nigerian Secretariat Lagos
ACC. NO. AUTHOR TITLE YEAR

Ambassador Mustapha Zubairu Collection

wdt_ID S/ No Author(s) Title Year
1 1 Taylor with clough 1981
2 2 Steven Friedman Teform revisited 1988
3 3 Arthur doucy and francis monheim Les revolution algeriennes 1971
4 4 M.M. ahsan The children’s book of islan part 2 1979
5 5 R. Kassinga Fact paper on southern Africa 1981
6 6 Karl marx Capital: A critique of political economy 1957
7 7 Prof . M. Crowder Pula: Botswana journal of African studies 1991
8 8 Chinelo Amaka Chizea(Mrs) 20 years of university education in Nigeria
9 9 Knaart-bladsye met Bladwyer Witwatersrand: Map station
10 10 John Woodward The illustrated encyclopedia of wildlife
S/ No Author(s) Title Year

Asiwaju Garba Collection

wdt_ID S /NO AUTHOR TITTLE YEAR
1 1 Babibu A. Sani Local and Urban Administration in Nigeria 1992
2 2 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 1 1966
3 3 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 2 1966
4 4 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 3 1966
5 5 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 4 1966
6 6 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 5 1966
7 7 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 6 1966
8 8 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 7 1966
9 9 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 8 1966
10 10 Arthritis and Rheumatism The New illustrated Medical and health Encyclopedia Volume 9 1966
S /NO AUTHOR TITTLE YEAR

Lavers Collection

wdt_ID S/NO TITLE AUTHOR YEAR
1 1 Feudal Society Volume Marc Block 1.972
2 2 Trees and woodland in the British Landscape Oliver Rackham 1.981
3 3 Animal Kitabu Jean –Pierre Haltet 1.968
4 4 Travel of Alexine John Murray 1.970
5 5 The Archaelogy of Mesopotamia Seton Lloyd 1.978
6 6 The Cambridge History of Islam P.M. Holt 1.977
7 7 Shelter in Africa Paul Oliver 1.978
8 8 Sarkin Katsina 1865-1944 Alh Muhammadu Dikko 1.951
9 9 The Middle East and Africa P.J Larkin 1.969
10 10 The Origin of the Nigeria Army:A History of the West Africa Frontier Force 1897-1914 Sam C.Ukpabi
S/NO TITLE AUTHOR YEAR