Memoranda, reports, letters and other papers on university and collegeeducation, chiefly relating to the universities of Makerere (Uganda), Ibadan (Nigeria), Dar es Salaam (Tanganyika/Tanzania),Legon (Gold Coast/Ghana) and Salisbury/Harare (Rhodesia/Zimbabwe), [1924-1984].
Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This collection is the result of the work of the Oxford Development RecordsProject relating to higher education in Africa. The project set out to recordthe experiences and preserve the reminiscences of people who had been involvedin higher education, both during and after the colonial period, whether asacademics or indirectly (such as those who worked for the Inter UniversityCouncil). An aide-memoire was sent to potential contributors, which they wereinvited to answer in the form of a memorandum, adding any original papers theywere willing to donate. The period mainly covered was from the end of World War Twoto independence.
The papers are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the contributor.
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. 811 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is also 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.