African Curriculum Project Records
Scope and Contents
Collection contains administrative files, correspondence papers, syllabus materials, working papers, and bibliographies used to develop the African Curriculum Project. Also included is correspondence (1966-1967) around the newly formed Committee on Undergraduate and High School Education in African Studies (CUHSEA) of the African Studies Association (ASA), which Edward Soja was a member of. Soja also corresponded with Ward Morehouse, Director of the Center for International Programs and Services of the New York State Education Department, Foreign Area Materials Center, who was overseeing a similar U.S. Office of Education sponsored project, Strengthening Bibliographical Resources for Undergraduate Libraries on “Neglected” Foreign Areas : a three-year cooperative project involving college librarians and scholars in foreign area studies. The collection also includes issues of and manuscripts for African Urban Notes, which Soja was an editor for in 1967.
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Program of African Studies. African Curriculum Project (Organization)
- Paden, John N. (Person)
- Soja, Edward W. (Person)
- Carter, Gwendolen Margaret, 1906-1991 (Person)
- United States. Office of Education (Organization)
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Program of African Studies (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
The African Curriculum Project was carried out by Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies (PAS) at the request of and by contract with the U.S. Office of Education (Project No. 6-2863, Contract No. OEC-3-7-062863-1661). Collection contains administrative files, correspondence papers, syllabus materials, working papers, and bibliographies used to develop the African Curriculum Project.
This collection is organized into: administrative files; correspondence (a single alphabetical sequence by correspondent or topic); papers by contributors (arranged alphabetically by author); syllabus materials; syllabi from other institutions (arranged alphabetically by institution); background materials (arranged alphabetically by source, followed by a separate sequence arranged alphabetically by format); working papers (numbered papers, followed by three folders for individual authors); syllabus stencils; African Urban Notes; conferences and special projects (arranged alphabetically); bibliographies.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to the University Archives from the NU Library Africana Department on November 9, 1983 (Accession #83-155).
Revised version, published and widely distributed by Northwestern University Press: Paden, John N., Edward W. Soja, and Gwendolen Margaret Carter. The African Experience. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1970.
- Guide to the African Curriculum Project Records
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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