University of Birmingham Staff Papers: Papers of Marion Johnson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Publications, offprints of articles and chapters from books and periodicals relating to many aspects of West African history and culture including the slave trade, textiles, trade, economy, 1970-1986; photographs and slides of West Africans at work, crafts, produce, people, places, craftsmen, architecture; card indexes relating to imported cloths, the slave trade, West African history, trade and economy; notebooks, 1965-1980s, containing notes on aspects of West African history, society and economy; proof copies of publications; correspondence, 1970s-1980s; maps of West Africa; notes taken at conferences, 1970s; research papers, assorted photocopied printed material and a collection of transcripts of oral history interviews from 1975 relating to pre-colonial times and trade; research materials on West African trade, especially cloth and textiles, cloth currencies, slaves and timber, 1970s.

Administrative / Biographical History

Marion Johnson was a temporary lecturer at the Centre for West African Studies, University of Birmingham, 1969-1970, then Honorary Fellow to 1988.

Reference: Deposit information.

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000).

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History (The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000).

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited, c 1989-90.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also holds the archives of the University of Birmingham and archives of other former staff, officials and students.

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