Primary and Secondary Education in Six Selected African Territories

Scope and Content

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].

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.

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. 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.

Related Material

Papers relating to higher education in Anglophone tropical Africa, collected by the Oxford Development Records Project, [c1928-c1986] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825).