Papers of A.R. Allen

Scope and Content

Papers relating to education in Nigeria, mainly 1950s-1960s, including official papers,articles, reports and correspondence on various mainly Nigeria-related topics.

Administrative / Biographical History

A.R. Allen worked in Nigeria as an education officer in Kano, 1950-1951, acting provincial education officer, Plateau Province, 1951, education officer, H.Q., Kaduna, 1951-1952, provincial education officer in Katsina, 1952 and education officer (financial), H.Q., Kaduna, 1952-1953. He was provincial education officer, Katsina, to 1954, education officer (admin.), H.Q., Lagos, 1954, senior education officer (financial), H.Q., Kaduna, 1954-1956, finance officer, H.Q., Kaduna, 1956-1958, and senior education officer in Sokoto, 1958-1960. He also held position(s) as education officer in Nyasaland during roughly the same period.

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library ofCommonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact thelibrary in the first instance.

Related Material

Memorandum on experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, withrelated reports and memoranda, c1956-1964, and a thesis on education, 1969(ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (34)); The development ofpost-primary education in Northern Nigeria, 1916-1960, typescriptthesis, 1969, with related correspondence; handing-over notes as EducationOfficer in Nigeria and Nyasaland, 1951-1961; official correspondence andprinted material relating to appointment and colonial service, 1949-1960(ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1700); papers as education officer in Malawi, 1950-1968 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2022).

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