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Joseph E. Harris papers

Identifier: 032
Abstract Joseph Earl Harris (born July 2, 1929, North Carolina), an eminent scholar of the history of Africa and the African diaspora. A pioneer in the study of the African diaspora to Asia, he 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 which he...
Dates: 1929 - 2016

Pier M. Larson Archive

Identifier: 040

The Pier M. Larson Archive consists of 35.6 linear feet (69 document boxes, 5 cartons, 5 oversize boxes, 1 map-case drawer), and 2.05 TB of academic and research materials of Dr. Pier Martin Larson (1961-2020), including both traditional and born-digital materials spanning 1985 to 2020—from the field research for his dissertation to the work in progress at the time of his death.

Dates: 1984-2020

Jan Vansina Papers

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

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