The collection comprises Swahili language materials and the working papers of John Willoughby Tarleton Allen. They include his correspondence (1963-1977); papers on Swahili culture, poetry and customs; published articles; microfilms of Swahili material and tape recordings of literary performances.
Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 102 PP MS 20
- Dates of Creation1952-1977
- Language of MaterialSwahili and Arabic.
- Physical Description10 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Willoughby Tarleton Allen was Secretary of the Inter-Territorial Swahili Language Committee for many years and was a close personal friend of many East African writers, notably Shaaban Robert.
The collection has been arranged into the following sections: correspondence; Swahili culture; Swahili poetry; customs of Swahili Desturi Za Waswahili; Danish Volunteer Training Centre / Britain-Tanzania Society; organisations; published articles; The Story of Old Kerebe: Traditional Customs and Mores by Aniceti Kitereza; miscellaneous; Arabic scripts; microfilms. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.
Conditions Governing Access
Donated in 1982.
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Conditions Governing Use
No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance