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.
Papers relating to education in Nigeria, mainly 1950s-1960s, including official papers, articles, reports and correspondence on various mainly Nigeria-related topics.
The papers were donated to the library by Allen in May 1994.Access Conditions
Bodleian reader's ticket required.Reproduction Restrictions
No reproduction or publication of papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.
A handlist for the collection is available in the library reading room.Related Units of Description
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).
Allen | A.R. | fl 1949-1994 | education officer
Porch | Montague Phippen | 1877-1964 | colonial administrator
Education | Nigeria | History
Education | Malawi | Bibliography
Nigeria | History
Archaeology | Nigeria
Tin mines and mining | Nigeria | History
Manuscripts, Arabic | Nigeria
Legends | Northern Nigeria