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Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940) Family Papers

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Identifier: 001
Abstract Papers of the Abdullah Abdurahman Family, active in the South African Coloured population's struggle for political and economic equality.

African American Institute records

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Identifier: 033
Overview 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.

Claude Barnett Research Collection

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Identifier: 009
Abstract 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.

Joseph E. Harris papers

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Identifier: 032
Overview Joseph Earl Harris (born July 2, 1929, North Carolina) was an eminent scholar of the history of Africa and the African diaspora. He was a pioneer in the study of the African diaspora to Asia, and 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...

Alex Hepple Papers

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Identifier: 002
Abstract 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.

Leo Kuper (1908-1994) Papers

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Identifier: 004
Abstract South African sociologist; includes correspondence and research materials from 1957-1963 relating to Leo Kuper's study of An African Bourgeoisie.

Vernon McKay (1912-1988) Papers

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Identifier: 008
Abstract 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.

Lavinia Scott (1907-1997) Papers

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Identifier: 005
Abstract Missionary in Natal, South Africa; papers consist mainly of letters and other items sent by Scott and her colleagues to her mother.

Slides of Africa from the University of Wisconsin--Madison

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Identifier: 034
Overview Slides of Africa from various sources; these slides document a variety of topics such as agriculture, landscapes, city scenes, villages, architecture, industry, transportation, commerce, and people, from throughout Africa during the 20th century.

Lorenzo Dow Turner Papers

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Identifier: 023
Abstract Lorenzo Dow Turner served as Professor of English and lecturer in African Cultures at Roosevelt University College in Chicago. The Papers document Turner's extensive educational training, his long teaching career first at Fisk University and then at Roosevelt University, his exhaustive linguistic research, and the revolutionary theories on black speech development in America that he pioneered. Of special interest are cassette tapes including copies of the original sound recordings made by...

Jan Vansina Papers

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Identifier: 030
Abstract Jan Vansina was born in Antwerp, Belgium on September 14, 1929 and received his PhD in history from the University Leuven in 1957.He is a major figure in the study of Africa and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He published twenty monographs, over two hundred articles, and was the co-author, editor, compiler, annotator etc. for many other works.  His extensive fieldwork and study of oral tradition established the context and methodologies for...

Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs

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Identifier: 037
Overview The collection is comprised of about 6,500 photographs organized in 75 separate albums, scrapbooks or loose collections, taken primarily in East Africa between about 1860 and 1960.