Joseph E. Harris papers
Scope and Contents
The Joseph E. Harris papers contain materials from all periods of Dr. Harris' career. They reflect the full scope of his participation in the work of the universities at which he taught, and the organizations and conferences in which he participated. Materials related to Dr. Harris' personal and family life are present only incidentally.
The Joseph E. Harris papers are arranged into thirteen series:
- 1929 - 2016
- Harris, Joseph E., 1929- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Except for materials marked as restricted, the Joseph E. Harris papers are available for consultation. Audio-visual materials (such as tape recordings, computer disks, and video recordings) must be transferred to a digital format before they can be consulted; this digitization is only performed as needed, and can involve a significant delay in availability. To inquire about access to this collection, please contact the Herskovits Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language of Materials
Joseph Earl Harris (born July 2, 1929, North Carolina), an eminent scholar of the history of Africa and the African diaspora. A pioneer in the study of the African diaspora to Asia, he championed the recognition of the African diaspora as a global phenomenon. The Joseph E. Harris papers contain materials from all periods of Dr. Harris' career. They reflect the full scope of his participation in the work of the universities at which he taught, and the organizations and conferences in which he participated.
Organizations, topics and writings are arranged alphabetically; conferences and correspondence are arranged chronologically. Audio-visual materials not associated with any event or topic are arranged by format.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired in several installments (2011-2017) as a gift of Joseph E. Harris through University Archives (accessions #13-43, #14-230) and transferred to the Herskovits Library.
- Guide to the Joseph E. Harris papers
- Gary L. Strawn
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard