Memoranda, correspondence, diaries, etc. relating to primary, secondary and teacher education in the Gold Coast/Ghana, Northern Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia/Zambia, Nyasaland/Malawi, Tanganyika/Tanzania and Uganda, [1928-1984].
Primary and Secondary Education in Six Selected African Territories
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 1755
- Dates of Creation[1928-1984]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description50 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This collection is the result of the work of the Oxford Development Records Project relating to education in Africa during the colonial period. From 1978 to 1984 the Project set out to record the experiences and preserve the reminiscences of people who had been involved in education, whether as Colonial Education Officers or as missionaries active in the educational field. An aide-memoire was sent to potential contributors, which they were invited to answer in the form of a memorandum, adding any original papers they were willing to donate. The period mainly covered was from the end of World War Two to independence.
The papers are arranged by territory, then 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. 805 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. Papers listed in the handlist as 'under donor's embargo' may not be quoted from or published without the consent of the donor. Contact the library in the first instance.