Administrative and financial papers, reports, correspondence, etc., 1959-1979.
Papers of the Africa Publications Trust
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1712
- Dates of Creation1959-1979
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Africa Publications Trust was established in 1960 to enable the Africa Bureau to gain the benefit of charitable status for areas of its work which could be seen as non-political. Its two functions were the sponsorship and supervision of research into African problems and the publication of the result of this research. The lives of the two institutions were completely interdependent until the Bureau's closure in 1978, which the Trust itself survived. They shared premises and staff. The Trust's chairman from 1960 to February 1969 was Lord Hemmingford, followed by Jane Symonds until October 1972, then Rex Collings.
Conditions Governing Access
Bodleian reader's ticket required.
Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 792 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is available in the library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.