Africa--Study and teaching
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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,...
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.
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 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 figures...
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,...