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Collection Level Description: Papers of the Africa Educational Trust

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 1714
Title: Papers of the Africa Educational Trust
Dates of Creation: 1957-1975
Extent: 1 box

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

The Africa Educational Trust was set up in 1958 by Michael Scott, director of the Africa Bureau, to support education in Africa, African students studying outside Africa, and research and dissemination of information about Africa. For many years the main focus of its work was the provision of study grants and scholarships for South Africans and Namibians who had suffered from apartheid. During the late 1980s and early 1990s it also supported a programme of grants and scholarships for African refugees in Britain. Subsequently however, it devoted a greater proportion of its efforts to supporting education in Africa, its main beneficiaries being girls and young women without access to education, children in schools in areas of conflict, young ex-militia men without education or vocational training, and young men and women working with local organisations, etc. in conflict situations.

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the work of the Trust, 1957-1975.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A few papers relating to the Trust were deposited at the library with the papers of the Africa Bureau, though more were promised at a later date.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required. A 30 year closure period applies to personal material.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 791 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Related Units of Description

Papers of the Africa Bureau, 1919-1981 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1681); papers of the Africa Publications Trust, 1959-1979 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1712); papers of the Africa Protectorates Trust, 1951-1978 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1713).

Access Points

Africa Education Trust

Education | Africa | History


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