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Papers of A.R. Allen

 Single Item
MSS. Afr. s. 2233

  • Request
Papers relating to education in Nigeria, mainly 1950s-1960s, including official papers, articles, reports and correspondence on various mainly Nigeria-related topics.


  • 20th century


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Afr. s. 2233].
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MSS. Afr. s. 2233

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 406

Biographical / Historical

A.R. Allen worked in Nigeria as an education officer in Kano, 1950-1951, acting provincial education officer, Plateau Province, 1951, education officer, H.Q., Kaduna, 1951-1952, provincial education officer in Katsina, 1952 and education officer (financial), H.Q., Kaduna, 1952-1953. He was provincial education officer, Katsina, to 1954, education officer (admin.), H.Q., Lagos, 1954, senior education officer (financial), H.Q., Kaduna, 1954-1956, finance officer, H.Q., Kaduna, 1956-1958, and senior education officer in Sokoto, 1958-1960. He also held position(s) as education officer in Nyasaland during roughly the same period.

Other Finding Aids

A handlist for the collection is available in the library reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Allen in May 1994.

Related Materials

Memorandum on experiences in the Education Service in Northern Nigeria, with related reports and memoranda, c1956-1964, and a thesis on education, 1969 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1755 (34)); The development of post-primary education in Northern Nigeria, 1916-1960, typescript thesis, 1969, with related correspondence; handing-over notes as Education Officer in Nigeria and Nyasaland, 1951-1961; official correspondence and printed material relating to appointment and colonial service, 1949-1960 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1700); papers as education officer in Malawi, 1950-1968 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 2022).
Papers of A.R. Allen
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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