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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.
Dates: 1906-1962

African American Institute records

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Identifier: 033
Abstract 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

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.
Dates: ca. 1950-1970

Black Sash Papers

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Identifier: 35/15

Joseph E. Harris papers

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

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.
Dates: 1937-1964

Polly Hill Papers

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Identifier: 029
Dates: approximately 1921 - approximately 1989

Images of Italians in Africa

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Identifier: 038
Abstract 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

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.
Dates: 1952-1966

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.
Dates: ca. 1935-1977

Lydia Luhman Pederson collection

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Identifier: 039
Abstract Artifacts and other objects collected during Lydia Pederson's 1953 trip from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo, and during Sonjia and Jim Olstad's 1967 stay in Nigeria. The collection includes a small amount of related material.
Dates: 1969 - 1990

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.
Dates: 1930-1959

Slides of Africa from the University of Wisconsin--Madison

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Identifier: 034
Abstract 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.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960 - 2000

Toward Freedom Newsletter Records

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Identifier: 35/22

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...
Dates: 1915-1973

Jan Vansina Papers

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Identifier: 030
Abstract Jan Vansina was born in Antwerp, Belgium on September 14, 1929 and received his Ph.D. in history from the University Leuven in 1957. He is a major figure in the study of Africa. He published twenty monographs, over two hundred articles, and was the co-author, editor, compiler, annotator etc. of many other works. His extensive fieldwork and study of oral tradition established the context and methodologies for reconstructing African history through the use of oral tradition. The Jan Vansina...
Dates: 1718-2010; Other: Date acquired: 07/31/2010

Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 037
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1860-1960; Majority of material found within 1880-1920

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