Jean Trevor papers

Scope and Content

The papers consist of Jean Trevor's sociological study of of Hausa women from northern Nigeria. Included are record cards and notes, plus an offprint of her chapter 'Family change in Sokoto: a traditional Moslem Fulani/Hausa city' in JC Caldwell et al (eds), Population growth and socio economic change in West Africa (Columbia University Press, 1974), and a copy of her thesis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jean Trevor began working on the sociology of the Hausa women of northern Nigeria in the late 1960s. Based at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, she received a Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Scolarship and further support from the Carnegie Foundation and the Ford foundation to help her research, which included a series of interviews with Hausa women. She died before her research was presented to Exeter University as a PhD thesis.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the Oxford Development Records Project in May 1983.

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