Elizabeth O'Kelly letters from Cameroons and Sawarak

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Volumes of typescript letters from the British Cameroons, 1950-1962, and Sarawak, 1962-1965. Includes detailed descriptions of her work, tribal wars in Cameroon. Sarawak subjects include coming of independence, confrontation with Indonesia, rebellion in Brunei, infiltration by Chinese communists.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth O'Kelly served as a rural development officer in the British Cameroons, 1950-1962. She then worked in Sarawak, 1962-1965, advising the Government there on programmes for rural women. She worked subsequently on rural development programmes in Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Viet Nam. Among her publications are "Aid and Self Help" (Ernest Benn, 1973).

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice should be given.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued online to item-level, http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/dispatcher.aspx?action=search&database=ChoiceArchive&search=priref=110049655