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Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940) Family Papers

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

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

African Curriculum Project Records

Identifier: 35/11
Abstract 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
Abstract The Records of the Africana Library (chiefly correspondence) are arranged in alphabetical order. Files span the years from 1947 through 2000.
Dates: 1947 - 2000

Claude Barnett Research Collection

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

Identifier: 35/15

Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers

Identifier: 35/17
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Joseph E. Harris papers

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

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

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 publications,...
Dates: 1906-1963

Polly Hill Papers

Identifier: 029
Dates: approximately 1921 - approximately 1989

Images of Italians in Africa

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

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

Identifier: 35/28
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Leo Kuper (1908-1994) Papers

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

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

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

Lydia Luhman Pederson collection

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

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