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Collection Level Description: Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa

Reference: MSS. Afr. s. 1825
Title: Higher Education in Anglophone Tropical Africa
Dates of Creation: [1924-1984]
Extent: 86 boxes
Name of Creator: Oxford Development Records Project

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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].

System of Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the contributor.

Administrative Information

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/.

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. 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 Units of Description

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).

Access Points

Education, Higher | Uganda

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Education, Higher | Tanzania

Education, Higher | Ghana

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

Universities and colleges | Nigeria

Universities and colleges | Uganda

Universities and colleges | Tanzania

Universities and colleges | Ghana

Universities and colleges | Zimbabwe



Component descriptions



MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (2) (Box I)
Memorandum of John Darrell Angus
Language of material: English
67 ff.

John Darrell Angus worked in the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland as Registrar and Secretary, 1956-1967.

Memorandum of service as Registrar and Secretary at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (2) 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.

Access Points

Angus | John Darrell | fl 1956-1967 | Registrar and Secretary, University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (11) (Box III)
Papers of Professor Lalage Bown
Language of material: English
70 ff.

Professor Lalage Bown held positions at University College, Gold Coast, 1949-1955, Makerere, Uganda, 1955-1959, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1960-1966, University of Zambia, 1966-1970, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1971-1976 and Lagos, Nigeria, 1977-1980.

Papers relating to experiences in adult education, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (11) 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 Units of Description

Reports, programmes, minutes, agenda, teaching material, etc., relating to the organisation of adult education courses at various African universities in the Gold Ghost/Ghana and Nigeria; also other papers relating to adult education in Africa generally, 1949-1979 (ref. MSS. afr. s. 1877).

Access Points

Adult education | Ghana

Adult education | Uganda

Adult education | Nigeria

University of Ibadan

University of Ghana

University of Lagos

Makerere University

Ahmadu Bello University

Bown | Lalage | fl 1927-1981 | Professor


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (14) (Box IV)
Memorandum of Dr. Allan Calder
Language of material: English
213 ff.

Dr. Allan Calder worked in the Biology Department at Makerere, Uganda, 1946-1965.

Memorandum on teaching biology at Makerere, with related material on biology in East African schools, [1940-1960], [1978-1984] (includes some duplicated material).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (14) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Uganda

Makerere University

Calder | Allan | fl 1946-1965 | Dr. | biology lecturer

Biology | Study and teaching | Africa, East


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (17) (Box V)
Memorandum of George Henry Caswell
Language of material: English
2 boxes

George Henry Caswell taught agriculture in Nigeria, at Ibadan, 1951-1964 and at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1964-1979. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor at Lagos, 1965.

Memorandum on teaching agriculture in Nigeria, with papers relating to appointment as Vice-Chancellor at Lagos, 1955-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (17) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Universities and colleges | Nigeria

College administrators | Nigeria

Agriculture | Study and teaching | Nigeria

Ahmadu Bello University

University of Ibadan

Caswell | George Henry | fl 1955-1979 | lecturer in agriculture and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (22) (Box VII)
Memorandum of Robert H.F. Dalton
Language of material: English
74 ff., 3 items

Robert H.P. Dalton worked in the Education Department of the University College of Ghana, 1957-1960.

Experiences in the Education Department of the University College of Ghana, with notes and teaching papers, 1952-1963, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (22) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Ghana

Universities and colleges | Departments | Ghana

University of Ghana

Dalton | Robert H.F. | fl 1957-1960 | teacher in higher education


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (23) (Boxes VII-VIII)
Memorandum of Professor Arthur G. Davis
Language of material: English
1 box, 1 file

Professor Arthur G. Davis worked in the Department of Agriculture, University of Rhodesia, 1955-1979.

Experiences in the Department of Agriculture, University of Rhodesia, with related material, 1955-[1984] (some copies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (23) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

Agriculture | Study and teaching | Zimbabwe

Davis | Arthur G. | fl 1955-1979 | Professor | lecturer in agriculture


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (26) (Box IX)
Memorandum of Hugh Dinwiddy
Language of material: English
103 ff.

Hugh Dinwiddy taught literature and held the post of Warden of Northcote Hall, Makerere, Uganda, 1956-1970.

Memorandum on teaching literature and as Warden of Northcote Hall, Makerere, Uganda, with related material, 1956-[1985].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (26) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Uganda

Makerere University

College administrators | Uganda

Literature | Study and teaching | Uganda

Dinwiddy | Hugh | fl 1956-1970 | lecturer in literature Warden of Northcote Hall, Makerere University


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (28) (Box IX)
Memorandum of Professor Thomas A. Dunn
Language of material: English
154 ff., 8 items

Professor Thomas A. Dunn taught English at the University of Ghana, 1953-1964 and the University of Lagos, 1964-1965.

Memorandum on teaching English at the Universities of Ghana and Lagos, with related material, [1953-1965], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (28) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Ghana

Education, Higher | Nigeria

University of Ghana

University of Lagos

English | Study and teaching | Ghana

English | Study and teaching | Nigeria

Dunn | Thomas A. | fl 1953-1965 | Professor | lecturer in english


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (37) (Boxes XI-XX)
Memorandum of Dr. J.E. Goldthorpe
Language of material: English
10 boxes

Dr. John E. Goldthorpe taught Sociology at Makerere, Uganda, 1951-1962.

Memorandum on teaching Sociology at Makerere, Uganda, with related material, including diaries, letters, statistical material and social surveys, 1951-1970, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Restricted access on some files, and donor's embargo on reproduction of material (see handlist).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (37) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Uganda

Sociology | Study and teaching | Uganda

Kenya | History | Sources

Makerere University

Goldthorpe | John E. | fl 1951-1962 | Dr. | lecturer in sociology


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (38) (Boxes XXI-XXVII)
Papers of Professor Laurence Cecil B. Gower
Language of material: English
7 boxes

Professor Laurence Cecil B. Gower was Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1962-1965.

Papers relating to the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor and the ensuing crisis, also material relating to the Nigerian civil war, and to legal education in other African countries, 1959-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (38) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Nigeria

College administrators | Nigeria | Lagos

Law | Study and teaching | Africa

Gower | Laurence Cecil B. | fl 1962-1965 | Professor | Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos

Nigeria | History | Civil War, 1967-1970

University of Lagos


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (42) (Box XXVIII)
Memorandum of George F. Hardcastle
Language of material: English
85 ff., 3 items

George F. Hardcastle worked in Zambia as Education Officer, 1948-1952 and in adult education, 1952-1967.

Experiences in adult education in Zambia, especially as Principal of the Evelyn Hone College of Further Education, Lusaka, with related material, 1960-1967, [1978-1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (42) 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.

Access Points

Hardcastle | George F. | fl 1948-1967 | education officer and Principal of the Evelyn Hone College of Further Education, Lusaka

Evelyn Hone College of Further Education | Lusaka (Zambia)

Adult education | Zambia


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (45) (Box XXVIII)
Memorandum of W.J.A. "Jack" Harris
Language of material: English
2 files

W.J.A. "Jack" Harris worked in adult education at Makerere, Uganda, 1953-1957.

Experiences in adult education at Makerere, with unpublished typescript on adult education in developing countries, 1976-[1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (45) 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.

Access Points

Adult education | Uganda

Harris | W.J.A. | fl 1953-1957 | worker in adult education

Makerere University


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (48) (Box XXIX)
Memorandum of Mrs. Monica Herington née Plumptre
Language of material: English
63 ff.

Mrs. Monica Herington née Plumptre worked as Headmistress, Senior Staff School, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1948-1968.

Experiences as Headmistress, with related papers and photographs, 1948-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (48) 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.

Access Points

Education | Nigeria

Herington | Monica | fl 1948-1968 | Mrs. | headmistress | née Plumptre


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (55) (Boxes XXXI-XXXIX)
Papers of Dr. Thomas C. Hunt
Language of material: English
9 boxes

Dr. Thomas C. Hunt was a member of the Inter-University Council, 1955-1968.

Papers as member of the Inter-University Council, including material on the establishment of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, and medical education in the West Indies, 1948-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (55) 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.

Access Points

Hunt | Thomas C. | fl 1955-1968 | Dr. | member of the Inter-University Council

Inter-University Council | Africa

University College Hospital | Ibadan (Nigeria)

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Medicine | Study and teaching | West Indies


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (53) (Box XXX)
Papers of E.G. Holmes
Language of material: English
277 ff.

No service details available.

Typescript draft of his book, My Brother's Keeper? (s.l., s.d., s.n.) on relations between the Third World and the West, 20th cent.

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (53) 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.

Access Points

Developing countries | Foreign relations

Holmes | E.G. | 20th century | author


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (66) (Box XL)
Memorandum of Andrew Knox
Language of material: English
123 ff.

Andrew Knox was Bursar at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, 1955-1961, at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanganyika, 1962-1963 and at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1963-1967.

Experiences as Bursar in Zaria and Dar-es-Salaam, 1962-1967, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (66) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Tanzania

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Bursars | Tanzania | Dar es Salaam

Bursars | Nigeria | Zaria

Knox | Andrew | fl 1955-1967 | university bursar

Ahmadu Bello University

University of Dar es Salaam


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (72) (Box XLI)
Memorandum of Professor Norman H. MacKenzie
Language of material: English
1 box

Norman H. MacKenzie was first Professor of English at the University College of Rhodesia, 1955-1965.

Service as Professor of English at the University College of Rhodesia, with related material, 1955-[1984] (some photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (72) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

English | Study and teaching | Zimbabwe

MacKenzie | Norman H. | fl 1955-1965 | Professor | lecturer in english

University of Zimbabwe


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (76) (Box XLIII)
Papers of John W.F. Marriott
Language of material: English
1 box

John W.F. Marriott lectured in Science and Mathematics at Makerere, Uganda, c1928-1964.

Transcript of interview on service at Makerere, with related material, 1928-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (76) 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.

Access Points

Science | Study and teaching | Uganda

Mathematics | Study and teaching | Uganda

Education, Higher | Uganda

Marriott | John W.F. | fl [1928]-1964 | lecturer in science and mathematics

Makerere University


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (78) (Boxes XLIV-XLVI)
Papers of Professor Kenneth Mellanby
Language of material: English
3 boxes

Professor Kenneth Mellanby was Principal at University College, Ibadan, 1947-1953.

Minutes of college councils and boards, 1948-1953, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (78) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Mellanby | Kenneth | fl 1947-1953 | Professor | Principal of University College, Ibadan

University of Ibadan | Administration


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (79) (Boxes XLVII-L)
Memorandum of Professor Alan Milton
Language of material: English
4 boxes

Professor Alan Milton worked at the University College of Rhodesia as Director of the Institute of Education, 1961-1967, and as Vice-Principal and Acting Principal, 1966-1967.

Service as Director of the Institute of Education, University College of Rhodesia, with related material, and notes on Rhodesian affairs and African education, 1960-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (79) 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.

Access Points

Education | Zimbabwe

Milton | Alan | fl 1961-1967 | Professor | university administrator

University of Zimbabwe | Administration


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (80) (Box LI)
Papers of Professor J. Clyde Mitchell
Language of material: English
2 files

J. Clyde Mitchell was Professor of Sociology at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, [1960s].

Papers on Rhodesian student political opinions and choice of university, [1965], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (80) 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.

Access Points

Students | Political activity | Zimbabwe

Students | Attitudes | Zimbabwe

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

Mitchell | J. Clyde | fl [196-] | Professor | lecturer in sociology

University of Zimbabwe


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (85) (Box LII)
Papers of Professor Denis G. Osborne
Language of material: English
4 files

Professor Denis G. Osborne taught in Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, 1957-1958, Ghana, 1958-1964 and Dar es Salaam, 1964-1971, where he was Head of the Department of Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Papers as Dean of the Faculty of Science, Dar es Salaam, with other material relating to Tanzania, 1965-1971, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (85) 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.

Access Points

Osborne | Denis G. | fl 1957-1971 | Professor | lecturer in science

University of Dar es Salaam

Education, Higher | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (87) (Box LIV)
Papers of Dr. Neil Parsons
Language of material: English
4 files

Dr. Neil Parsons worked at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, c1971-1976.

Papers relating to the University of Zambia, and to the development of the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, 1968-1976, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (87) 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.

Access Points

Parsons | Neil | [1971]-1976 | Dr.

Education, Higher | Africa, Southern

University of Zambia

University of Botswana


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (88) (Box LIV)
Paper of Bruce Pattison
Language of material: English
196 ff.

Bruce Pattison (1908-1996) was a lecturer in English, University College, London, 1936-1948, then Professor of Education, University of London Institute of Education, 1948-1976 and Emeritus. During World War Two he worked for the Board of Trade, 1941-1943 and the Ministry of Supply, 1943-1945.

Paper on the University of London's special relations with university colleges in Africa and the Caribbean, [1970s-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (88) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Africa

Education, Higher | West Indies

Universities and colleges | Africa

Universities and colleges | West Indies

Pattison | Bruce | 1908-1996 | Professor | lecturer in english and Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London

University of London


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (90) (Box LV)
Memorandum of Dr. M. Louise Pirouet
Language of material: English
75 ff., 1 item

Dr. M. Louise Pirouet taught Religious Studies at Makerere, Uganda, 1963-1972 and at Nairobi, Kenya, 1975-1978.

Memorandum on teaching Religious Studies at Makerere and Nairobi, with related material, 1972-1976, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (90) 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.

Access Points

Religious education | Study and teaching | Kenya

Religious education | Study and teaching | Uganda

Education, Higher | Uganda

Education, Higher | Kenya

Pirouet | M. Louise | fl 1963-1978 | Dr. | lecturer in religious studies

University of Nairobi

Makerere University


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (91) (Boxes LV-LVII)
Papers of Professor P. Cranford Pratt
Language of material: English
9 files

Professor P. Cranford Pratt was Principal, University College, Dar es Salaam, c1961-1965.

Papers as Principal, Dar es Salaam, 1951-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (91) 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.

Access Points

College administrators | Tanzania | Dar es Salaam

Education, Higher | Tanzania

Pratt | P. Cranford | fl [1961]-1965 | Professor | Principal, University College, Dar es Salaam

University of Dar es Salaam


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (92) (Box LVII)
Memorandum of Professor John Charles Pugh
Language of material: English
71 ff.

Professor John Charles Pugh taught Geography at Ibadan, Nigeria, 1947-1956.

Memorandum on teaching Geography at Ibadan, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (92) 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.

Access Points

Geography | Study and teaching | Nigeria

Education, Higher | Nigeria

Pugh | John Charles | fl 1947-1956 | Professor | lecturer in geography

University of Ibadan


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (94) (Box LVIII)
Papers of Professor Terence Osborn Ranger
Language of material: English
116 ff.

Professor Terence Osborn Ranger taught History at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1957-1963 and at University College, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1963-1969.

Papers on the development of the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and on African education and universities, 1961-1962, [1978-1984] (mainly photocopies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (94) 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.

Access Points

Education | Africa

Universities and colleges | Africa

Ranger | Terence Osborn | fl 1957-1969 | Professor | lecturer in history

University of Zimbabwe


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (97) (Box LVIII)
Memorandum of Revd. William Scott Robertson
Language of material: English
8 files

Revd. William Scott Robertson was Bursar, Commonwealth Hall, University College of Ghana, 1957-1961, and Honorary Lecturer in Divinity and Dean of Students, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1963-1967.

Memorandum on teaching Divinity and as Dean of Students, Dar es Salaam, with related material, 1957-1973, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (97) 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.

Access Points

Deans (education) | Tanzania

Religious education | Study and teaching | Ghana

Education, Higher | Tanzania

Education, Higher | Ghana

Robertson | William Scott | fl 1957-1967 | Revd. | university administrator and lecturer in divinity

University of Ghana

University of Dar es Salaam


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (98) (Boxes LVIII-LX)
Memorandum of Professor Cyril A. Rogers
Language of material: English
3 boxes

Cyril A. Rogers was Dean and Professor of Education, University College of Rhodesia, 1957-1965, Dean and Professor of Education, and pro and acting Vice-Chancellor, University of Zambia, 1965-1971, and Vice-Chancellor and acting Registrar, University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, 1971-1976.

Experiences as Professor of Education, University College of Rhodesia and University of Zambia, and as Vice-Chancellor, University of Lesotho, Botswana and Swaziland, with related material, 1962-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (98) 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.

Access Points

College administrators | Botswana

Education, Higher | Africa, Southern

Education | Study and teaching | Zambia

Education | Study and teaching | Zimbabwe

Rogers | Cyril A. | fl 1957-1976 | Professor | university administrator and lecturer in education

University of Zimbabwe

University of Zambia

University of Botswana


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (110) (Box LXII)
Memorandum of James and Mrs. Ailsa Swarbrick
Language of material: English
69 ff., 4 items

James and Mrs. Ailsa Swarbrick worked in adult education in the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, 1964-1968.

Memorandum on work in Dar es Salaam, with related material, 1964-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (110) 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.

Access Points

Adult education | Tanzania

Swarbrick | James | fl1964-1968 | employee in extra-mural studies

Swarbrick | Ailsa | fl 1964-1968 | Mrs. | employee in extra-mural studies

University of Dar es Salaam


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (111) (Box LXII)
Memorandum of Arthur Tattershall
Language of material: English
67 ff.

Arthur Tattershall was Secretary to the College Council, Makerere, Uganda, 1955-1961.

Service in Makerere, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (111) 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.

Access Points

Education, Higher | Uganda

College administrators | Uganda

Tattershall | Arthur | fl 1955-1961 | Secretary to the College Council, Makerere University

Makerere University


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (131B-G) (Box LXXXV)
Papers of Professor Charles Tenniswood
Language of material: English
6 files

Charles Tenniswood was tutor and first Professor of Chemistry at Makerere, Uganda, [1946-1954]

Papers on work at Makerere, including Central Research Committee minutes and research material, 1945-1954

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (131B-G) 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 Units of Description

Memorandum, [1978-1984] of Audrey Wilshere (former wife of Charles Tenniswood) on teaching in a West African high school [1950s-1960s] (ref. MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (131) (Box LXXXV))

Access Points

Tenniswood | Charles | fl [1946-1954] | Professor | lecturer in chemistry

Makerere University

Education, Higher | Uganda

Chemistry | Study and teaching | Uganda


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (115) (Boxes LXIII-LXXIII>
Papers of Professor William Twining
Language of material: English
11 boxes

Professor William Twining taught Law at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, [1961]-1965.

Papers relating to teaching Law at Dar es Salaam, and as a member of the University of East Africa Senate, with other related material, [1961-1971], [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (115) 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.

Access Points

Twining | William | fl [1961]-1965 | Professor | lecturer in law

University of Dar es Salaam

University of East Africa | Administration

Education, Higher | Tanzania

Law | Study and teaching | Tanzania


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (116) (Box LXXIV>
Papers of Douglas Varley
Language of material: English
1 box

Douglas Varley was Librarian at the University College of Rhodesia, 1961-1966.

Papers as Librarian, University College of Rhodesia, and on librarianship in Africa, with other related material, 1960-1966, 1976-[1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (116) 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.

Access Points

Varley | Douglas | fl 1961-1966 | librarian, University College of Rhodesia

University of Zimbabwe | Libraries

Library science | Africa


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (117) (Boxes LXXV-LXXVII)
Papers of Sir Arthur Vick
Language of material: English
3 boxes

Sir Arthur Vick was Chairman of the Ghana Universities Visiting Committee [c1969], a member of the councils of the Universities of Cape Coast and Lesotho, and of the Governing Committee of the University of Botswana amd Swaziland.

Papers as Chairman of the Ghana Universities Visiting Committee, and member of the council of the University of Cape Coast, 1959-[1984] (includes some copies).

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (117) 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.

Access Points

Vick | Arthur | fl [1969] | university administrator

University of Cape Coast | Ghana

Ghana Universities Visiting Committee

Universities and colleges | Administration | Ghana

Education, Higher | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (120) (Box LXXVII)
Memorandum of Clive H. Wake
Language of material: English
2 files

Clive H. Wake taught French at the University College of Rhodesia, 1958-1966

Memorandum on teaching French at the University College of Rhodesia, with papers related to Rhodesian affairs, 1959-1966, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (120) 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.

Access Points

Wake | Clive H. | fl 1958-1966 | lecturer in french

University of Zimbabwe

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

French | Study and teaching | Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe | Politics and government | 1890-1965 | Periodicals


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (121) (Box LXXIX)
Papers of Miss A. Elise Walker
Language of material: English
3 files

Miss A. Elise Walker was first Librarian at the University College of Ghana, 1948-1961.

Papers as first Librarian, University College of Ghana, 1948-1962, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (121) 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.

Access Points

Walker | A. Elise | fl 1948-1961 | Miss | librarian, University College of Ghana

University of Ghana | Libraries

Education, Higher | Ghana


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (123) (Boxes LXXX-LXXXII)
Memoranda of Professor Alan H. and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Ward
Language of material: English
3 boxes

Professor A.H. Ward taught Physics and Mrs. Elizabeth H. Ward worked in teacher training at the University of Ghana, 1951-1964, Zambia, 1965-1974 and Swaziland, 1975-[1984].

Experiences at the Universities of Ghana, Zambia and Swaziland, with related papers, 1933-1971, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (123) 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.

Access Points

Ward | Alan H. | fl 1951-[1984] | Professor | lecturer in physics

Ward | Elizabeth H. | fl 1951-[1984] | Mrs.

University of Ghana

University of Zambia

University of Swaziland

Education, Higher | Ghana

Education, Higher | Zambia

Education, Higher | Swaziland

Physics | Study and teaching | Ghana

Physics | Study and teaching | Zambia

Physics | Study and teaching | Swaziland

Teachers | Training of | Ghana

Teachers | Training of | Zambia

Teachers | Training of | Swaziland


MSS. Afr. s. 1825 (130) (Boxes LXXXIII-LXXXIV)
Memorandum of Professor F.M. Glenn Willson
Language of material: English
6 files

Professor F.M. Glenn Willson taught Government at the University College of Rhodesia, 1961-1964.

Memorandum on teaching Government at the University College of Rhodesia, with material relating to the Association of University Teachers, 1958-1970, [1978-1984].

Finding Aids

Listed as no. 811 (130) 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.

Access Points

Willson | F.M. Glenn | fl 1961-1964] | Professor | lecturer in government

University of Zimbabwe

Association of University Teachers | Zimbabwe

Education, Higher | Zimbabwe

Politics | Study and teaching | Zimbabwe



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