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Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa


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Memoranda, reports, letters and other papers on university and college education, 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].


  • Creation: [1924-1984]


86 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Afr. s. 1825

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1037

Biographical / Historical

This collection is the result of the work of the Oxford Development Records Project relating to higher education in Africa. The project set out to record the experiences and preserve the reminiscences of people who had been involved in higher education, both during and after the colonial period, whether as academics or indirectly (such as those who worked for the Inter University Council). 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 alphabetically by the surname of the contributor.

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.

Related Materials

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

Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom