Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa

Scope and Content

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].

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.

Access Information

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.

Related Material

Papers relating to primary and secondary education in the Gold Coast/Ghana,Northern Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Nyasaland/Malawi, Tanganyika/Tanzaniaand Uganda, collected by the Oxford Development Records Project, [1928-1984] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755).