Papers of Catherine I. M. Hastie relating to community development in Uganda

Scope and Content

"The value of home economics education in a developing country": text of an address, with illustrative material used in community development work in Uganda.

Administrative / Biographical History

Catherine I.M. Hastie, MBE (1957), was born in 1906. She was educated in Glasgow, Scotland, at the Girls' High School and Glasgow University.

In 1946 Hastie joined the Colonial Service in Uganda as a Welfare Officer. She was appointed to the post of Assistant Commissioner (for women's community development) in 1957, and became an Adviser to women's community development in 1959.

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to A Biographical Dictionary of the British Colonial Service 1939-1966 by A.H.M. Kirk-Greene (1991).

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1146 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.