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Collection Level Description: Papers of A.R. Allen

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 2233
Title: Papers of A.R. Allen
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 1 file

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Further Information

Finding Aids

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).

Access Points

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

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06 February 2012