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Collection Level Description: Papers of Lalage Bown, OBE

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Afr. s. 1877
Title: Papers of Lalage Bown, OBE
Dates of Creation: 1949-1979
Extent: 56 boxes

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Professor Lalage Bown (fl 1927-1981) worked as Resident Tutor, University College of the Gold Coast, for Trans-Volta and Togoland, 1949-1955, and at the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, Makerere College, East Uganda, 1955-1959. While in the Gold Coast she was involved in the initiation of the Awudome Residential Adult College. She was Assistant Director, then Deputy Director of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1960-1966 and Director of Extra-Mural Studies and Professor (ad personam), University of Zambia, 1966-1970. From 1971-1976 she was Professor of Adult Education and Chief Extension Co-ordinator, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She held the posts of Professor and Head of the Department of Adult Education, 1977-1979 and Dean of Education, 1979-1980, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was awarded the William Pearson Tolley Medal by Syracuse University, New York, USA, 1975 and the OBE, 1977.

Scope and Content

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Oxford Development Records Project by Professor Bown in 1981 and transferred to the library [c1981-1982].

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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. 799 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996). A handlist is available for consultation in the library reading room.

Related Units of Description

Transcript of interview on adult education in Ghana and Uganda, 1983 and transcript of contribution to an African affairs seminar, 1983 on the politics of adult education in Africa, 1945-1960 (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (11) (Box III).

Access Points

Bown | Lalage | fl 1927-1981 | Professor

Adult education | Africa

Africa | Education

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10 February 2012