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Abstract Papers of the Abdullah Abdurahman Family, active in the South African Coloured population's struggle for political and economic equality.
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.
Dates: 1982 - 1985
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.
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
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 When British Rhodesia became independent Zimbabwe, Brutus' passport was revoked.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...
Dates: 1963-1983; Other: Majority of material found in 1982-1983
Abstract This series contains the records generated by an economic survey of Liberia 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."
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...
Dates: 1929 - 2016
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: ca. 1921 - ca. 1989
Dates: ca. 1968 - ca. 1978
Abstract South African sociologist; includes correspondence and research materials from 1957-1963 relating to Leo Kuper's study of An African Bourgeoisie.
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...
Dates: ca. 1942-1983
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
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.
Abstract Missionary in Natal, South Africa; papers consist mainly of letters and other items sent by Scott and her colleagues to her mother.
Overview 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
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...
- Repository: Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies X
- Africa 3
- Africa--History--Study and teaching 2
- Apartheid--South Africa 2
- Missionaries 2
- South Africa--Politics and government 2
- South Africa--Politics and government--1909-1948 2
- Africa--History--Periodicals 1
- Africa--Politics and government--1945-1960 1
- Africa--Politics and government--1960- 1
- Africa--Study and teaching 1
- African languages--Study and teaching 1
- African students 1
- Anti-apartheid movements 1
- Art, African--20th century 1
- Asylum, Right of--Cases 1
- Cape Town (South Africa)--Politics and government 1
- Colored people (South Africa)--Politics and government--20th century 1
- Congo (Democratic Republic) 1
- Decolonization--Africa 1
- Economic anthropology--Africa 1
- Education--United States 1
- Field recordings--Africa 1
- Field recordings--Sea Islands 1
- Ghana 1
- History--Study and teaching 1
- Igbo (African people) 1
- International journal of African historical studies 1
- International relations 1
- Labor laws and legislation--South Africa 1
- Labor unions--Organizing--South Africa 1
- Liberia--Economic conditions 1
- Linguistics--Research 1
- Luba (African people) 1
- Mediation, International 1
- Middle class--South Africa 1
- Middle class--South Africa--Interviews 1
- Missions--South Africa 1
- Nigeria, Eastern--Politics and government--20th century 1
- Nigeria--History--Civil War, 1967-1970 1
- Oral interpretation--Study and teaching 1
- Poets, South African 1
- Political activists 1
- Political refugees--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States 1
- Sea Islands Creole dialect 1
- South Africa--Politics and government--1948-1961 1
- South Africa--Politics and government--1948-1994 1
- South Africa--Race relations--Congresses 1
- South Africa--Social conditions 1
- Toward feedom 1
- United States--Foreign relations--Africa 1
- World politics--20th century 1 ∧ less
- Abdurahman, Abdullah, 1872-1940 1
- Abdurahman, Helen, 1877?-1953 1
- African Peoples Organization 1
- African-American Institute 1
- Amanzimtoti Institute 1
- American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive 1
- American Friends Service Committee 1
- Anderson, Vernon A. (Vernon Andy), 1896-1999 1
- Barnett, Claude, 1889-1967 1
- Black Sash (Society) 1
- Black Sash (Society). National Conference 1
- Brutus, Dennis, 1924-2009 1
- Cape Town (South Africa). City Council 1
- Dennis Brutus Defense Committee 1
- Economic Survey of Liberia (Project) 1
- Garment Workers Union (South Africa) 1
- Gool, Zainunnissa, 1897-1963 1
- Harris, Joseph E., 1929- 1
- Hepple, Alex, 1904-1983 1
- Hill, Polly, 1914-2005 1
- Inanda Seminary (Inanda, South Africa) 1
- Kuper, Leo 1
- Lloyd, William Bross, Jr., 1908-1995 1
- McKay, Vernon 1
- Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies 1
- National Liberation League of South Africa 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Faculty 1
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Program of African Studies 1
- Ottenberg, Simon 1
- Passive Resistance Movement 1
- Raullerson, Calvin H., 1920-2008 1
- Scott, G. H., Mrs., 1874-1959 1
- Scott, Lavinia, 1907-1997 1
- Toward Freedom (Organization) 1
- Turner, Lorenzo Dow 1
- United States Operations Mission to Liberia 1
- United States. International Cooperation Administration 1
- University of Wisconsin--Madison. African Studies Program 1
- Vansina, Jan 1
- Winterton, Humphrey 1 ∧ less