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Abstract The Records of the Anthropology Department, filling five boxes, span the years 1964 to 1973. No records exist for the 1965-66 academic year. The bulk of the records fall between 1964 and 1969 and include, but are not limited to, annual reports, applications for graduate study or employment, budgets, correspondence, curriculum, department memos, faculty curriculum vitae, and materials relating to fellowships, the Program of African Studies, research proposals, and summer sessions.
Abstract The Gwendolen M. Carter Papers chronicle Carter's career as a political scientist and Africanist from the 1930's through the 1970's (a small amount of earlier material is also included.) The bulk of the collection dates from approximately 1960 through approximately 1975. Carter's South African research interests and her activities as director of Northwestern University's Program of African Studies are especially well documented. The collection is divided into eight sections: Personal Papers;...
Abstract Anthropologist Melville Jean Herskovits presided over the creation of the department of anthropology at Northwestern University in 1938. In 1961, Northwestern appointed Herskovits to the Chair of African Studies, the first such position in the United States. The Melville J. Herskovits Papers document Herskovits' career during a period of very rapid growth of both anthropology and African studies. The bulk of the collection consists of professional correspondence and manuscripts of publications,...
Overview The Institute for Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities Seminar Papers records date between 1993 and 2000 and fill one and a half archival boxes. The papers were written by graduate students and professors. The theses of the papers are related to society, political, and culture in Africa.
Abstract The records of the Linguistics Department fill ten and one-half boxes, span the period 1963-2004, and are divided into ten different categories. The Department of linguistics grew rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century within the College of Arts and Sciences. From its origin, the department has focused its curricular offerings on applied linguistics, formal and computational linguistics, lexicography, and the languages of Africa. The administrative files of department chair...
Abstract Northwestern University's Program of African Studies, founded in 1948, was the first program on Africa in the nation and the first multidisciplinary program at Northwestern. Developed by anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits to train a corps of scholars maintaining African interests across disciplinary lines, the Program grew to include core and associated faculty from such diverse disciplines as African-American studies, art history, history and literature of religions, law, management,...
Abstract The Roland A. Young papers fill thirty-five boxes and are arranged in nine subseries: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, research files, professional organizations files, law practice files, speeches, and publications.