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African Curriculum Project Records

Identifier: 35/11

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.

Dates: 1965-1969

Records of the Africana Library

Identifier: 9/1/15

The Records of the Africana Library (chiefly correspondence) are arranged in alphabetical order. Files span the years from 1947 through 2000.

Dates: 1947 - 2000

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers

Identifier: 35/17

Dennis Brutus, poet and South African expatriate, was an activist, working for an end to racial segregation in sport. He joined Northwestern University's faculty in 1971, and left to joint the faculty of the University of Pittsburg in 1986. The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed.

Dates: 1960-1984

Gwendolen M. Carter, (1906-1990) Papers

Identifier: 35/10
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;...
Dates: 1915-1991

Mary Douglas (1921-2007) Papers

Identifier: 11/3/2/2

This series of six and one-half boxes contains materials relating to social anthropologist Dame Mary Tew Douglas' scholarly research and publication. In addition to a small amount of biographical materials, the papers are arranged into two subseries: African research materials, consisting chiefly of research notes, diaries and correspondence; and Publications, including notes, drafts, clippings, reviews, and correspondence.

Dates: 1948-1985

Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963) Papers

Identifier: 35/6
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...
Dates: 1906-1963

The Institute for Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities Seminar Papers

Identifier: 35/28

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.

Dates: 1993 - 2000

Interdepartmental Seminar on Africa. Seminar Reports

Identifier: 35/27

The Reports, which fill one box and span the years 1949-1958, record meetings of the Interdepartmental Seminar on Africa (known briefly in 1951 as the Seminar on Modern Africa and in 1955 as the Interdepartmental Seminar on Contemporary Africa). Topics include those dealing with Africa as a whole, and with specific issues such as geography, colonialism, economics, urban development, education, science and religion.

Dates: 1949-1958

Carol Lems-Dworkin Papers

Identifier: 31/6/228

The papers of Carol Lems-Dworkin represent several aspects of her varied career: pianist, musicologist, teacher, and lecturer. The bulk of the materials in the collection stem from her study of the music of Africa, and the influence of African music on African American music--including the music of Scott Joplin--and music of the Caribbean. The collection consists of sound recordings, slides, and materials on paper.

Dates: 1921 - 2016

Alexander Nekam (1905-1982) Papers

Identifier: 17/3
Abstract Alexander Nekam was a professor of law at Northwestern University from 1957 until his retirement in 1974. His main research interests were the emergence and development of the conflicts-of-law approach, conflicts sensitivities in African customary law, and the emotional basis of legal values. He twice received grants to do field work in East Africa. The Alexander Nekam Papers consist of course materials, which include syllabi, outlines, reading notes and other items relating to African and...
Dates: 1963-1966, 1972

Program of African Studies Lecture Series Audiotapes

Identifier: 75/35/1
Abstract The Northwestern University Archives’ collection of audiotapes from the Program of African Studies lectures dates from the period 1965-1979. Soon after its own establishment, the Program initiated a "Monday Night Lecture Series." This series sponsored speakers to visit Northwestern’s Africa House (or another lecture hall if an unusually large crowd was anticipated) and speak on some topic relating to Africa. The variety of speakers is extremely wide, ranging from academics to political...
Dates: 1965-1978

Program of African Studies Records

Identifier: 35/13
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,...
Dates: 1955-1991

South Africa Divestment Controversy at Northwestern University

Identifier: 31/6/157

This compilation documents student movements at Northwestern University between 1978 and 1986 which, in protest of apartheid in South Africa, called for Northwestern to divest from companies with economic ties to South Africa. The compliation consists of clippings, reports, flyers, and other documents from a variety of sources.

Dates: 1978 - 1986; Other: Majority of material found within 1978-1979, 1985-1986

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