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Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940) Family Papers

Identifier: 001

Papers of the Abdullah Abdurahman Family, active in the South African Coloured population's struggle for political and economic equality.

Dates: 1906-1962

African American Institute records

Identifier: 033

The African-American Institute (AAI) plays a notable role in the fostering of educational ties between the United States and countries in Africa; the Institute is a major source of funding for African students wishing to study in the United States, and a voice for Africa in the United States. The African American Institute records document the Institute's work in international aid and education.

Dates: 1982 - 1985

Africana Visual Materials Collection (post cards, trading cards, photographs)

Identifier: 036

This collection contains images of Africa carried on trading cards, postal cards, advertising cards, and similar materials. Subjects depicted include people, animals, landscapes, activities and adventures.

Dates: 1890 - 2016

American Committee to Keep BIAFRA Alive

Identifier: 35/14

Vernon Anderson Papers

Identifier: 003
Abstract The papers in this collection were generated by Rev. Vernon Anderson, a Presbyterian missionary. They include personal correspondence, correspondence and reports which Rev. Anderson received while serving on the Commission pour la protection des indigènes, ethnographic notes on the Baluba, field notes taken during meetings with informants in Baluba villages, detailed genealogical clan lists, typescript and photocopies of scholarly papers and articles, newspaper clippings, and notecard...
Dates: 1921-1980

Claude Barnett Research Collection

Identifier: 009

Consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.

Dates: ca. 1950-1970

Black Sash Papers

Identifier: 35/15

Dennis Brutus Defense Committee, Records of the

Identifier: 026
Abstract Dennis Brutus was a South African anti-apartheid activist, poet, and educator. The Dennis Brutus Defense Committee was formed in response to efforts by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to deport him following the invalidation of his Rhodesian passport. When British Rhodesia became independent Zimbabwe, Brutus' passport was revoked. As a result, Brutus was technically rendered an illegal alien. The United States government began deportation proceedings against Brutus...
Dates: 1963 - 1983; Other: Majority of material found within 1982 - 1983

Edward Harland Duckworth photographs

Identifier: 035

Edward Harland Duckworth (1894 -1972) was a British expatriate officer who was the founding editor of Nigeria magazine.

Dates: 1930 - 1972

Records of the Economic Survey of Liberia

Identifier: 019

This series contains the records generated by an economic survey of Liberia conducted by Northwestern University between January 1961 and August 1962 and initiated by the Government of Liberia through the International Cooperation Administration (ICA). The purpose of the survey was to "analyze the structure of the Liberian economy and measure its performance in order to suggest policies for development."

Dates: 1956-1962

Joseph E. Harris papers

Identifier: 032
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1929 - 2016

Alex Hepple Papers

Identifier: 002

The Alex Hepple Papers contain materials about his association with South African trade unions, particularly the Garment Workers' Union. Hepple's concern for equality of opportunity, especially for the African labor force, is evidenced in his newspaper articles and other writings, and in the parliamentary debate records.

Dates: 1937-1964

Polly Hill Papers

Identifier: 029
Dates: approximately 1921 - approximately 1989

Images of Italians in Africa

Identifier: 038

This collection consists of images of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea), during the occupation of that region by Italian forces (chiefly 1936-1938). Subjects depicted include camp life, military activities, roadbuilding, city views, celebrations, and native peoples.

Dates: 1936 - 1938

International Journal of African Historical Studies editorial records

Identifier: 025
Dates: approximately 1968 - approximately 1978

Leo Kuper (1908-1994) Papers

Identifier: 004

South African sociologist; includes correspondence and research materials from 1957-1963 relating to Leo Kuper's study of An African Bourgeoisie.

Dates: 1952-1966

Pier M. Larson Archive

Identifier: 040

The Pier M. Larson Archive consists of 35.6 linear feet (69 document boxes, 5 cartons, 5 oversize boxes, 1 map-case drawer), and 2.05 TB of academic and research materials of Dr. Pier Martin Larson (1961-2020), including both traditional and born-digital materials spanning 1985 to 2020—from the field research for his dissertation to the work in progress at the time of his death.

Dates: 1984-2020

William B. Lloyd, Jr. (1908-1995) Papers

Identifier: 35/24
Abstract The William B. Lloyd Papers document Lloyd's political, philanthropic, and academic interests and activities. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, reports, unpublished manuscripts, broadsides, and newsclippings. The Lloyd papers contain a significant quantity of information on political activities undertaken through the American Friends Service Committee; administration of the Sophia Haag Trust Fund; Lloyd's advocacy of mediation to resolve disputes in Asia, between the United...
Dates: approximately 1942 - 1983

Vernon McKay (1912-1988) Papers

Identifier: 008

Fundamentally a research file, the collection mainly consists of printed materials, government documents, seminar papers, research data, reports, broadsides, and newsclippings collected by McKay during his career as a scholar, teacher, administrator, and employee of the United States Department of State.

Dates: ca. 1935-1977

Simon Ottenberg Papers

Identifier: 35/29

Simon Ottenberg is emeritus professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was a faculty member from 1955-1991. He received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1957. His advisor was Melville J. Herskovits, founder of the Program of African Studies. He is a noted scholar of African art, particularly Nigerian art.

Dates: 1950s-2000s

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