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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.

African American Institute records

Identifier: 033
Overview 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.

The Vernon Anderson Papers

Identifier: 003
Overview The papers in this collection were generated by Rev. Vernon Anderson, a Presbyterian missionary. They include personal correspondence, correspondence and reports which Rev. Anderson received while serving on the Commission pour la protection des indigènes, ethnographic notes on the Baluba, field notes taken during meetings with informants in Baluba villages, detailed genealogical clan lists, typescript and photocopies of scholarly papers and articles, newspaper clippings, and notecard files.

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.

Dennis Brutus Defense Committee, Records of the

Identifier: 026
Abstract Dennis Brutus was a South African anti-apartheid activist, poet, and educator. The Dennis Brutus Defense Committee was formed in response to efforts by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to deport him following the invalidation of his Rhodesian passport. When British Rhodesia became independent Zimbabwe, Brutus' passport was revoked. As a result, Brutus was technically rendered an illegal alien. The United States government began deportation proceedings against Brutus in...

Records of the Economic Survey of Liberia

Identifier: 019
Abstract This series is made up of the records generated by an economic survey of Liberia as conducted by Northwestern University between January 1961 and August 1962 and initiated by the Government of Liberia through the International Cooperation Administration (ICA). The purpose of the survey was to “analyze the structure of the Liberian economy and measure its performance in order to suggest policies for development.”

Joseph E. Harris papers

Identifier: 032
Overview 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...

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.

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.

William B. Lloyd, Jr. (1908-1995) Papers

Identifier: 35/24
Abstract The William B. Lloyd Papers document Lloyd's political, philanthropic, and academic interests and activities. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, reports, unpublished manuscripts, broadsides, and newsclippings. The Lloyd papers contain a significant quantity of information on political activities undertaken through the American Friends Service Committee; administration of the Sophia Haag Trust Fund; Lloyd's advocacy of mediation to resolve disputes in Asia, between the United...

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.

Simon Ottenberg Papers

Identifier: 35/29
Abstract Simon Ottenberg is emeritus professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he was a faculty member from 1955-1991. He received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1957. His advisor was Melville J. Herskovits, founder of the Program of African Studies. He is a noted scholar of African art, particularly Nigerian art.

Lavinia Scott (1907-1997) Papers

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.

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.

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