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Collection Level Description: Papers of J. Michael Popkin relating to colonial education in Kenya

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1688
Title: Papers of J. Michael Popkin relating to colonial education in Kenya
Dates of Creation: 1946-1964
Extent: 1 box
Name of Creator: J. Michael Popkin

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

J. Michael Popkin was born in 1920 and educated at St. Edmund's School in Canterbury, and St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. He was on military service between 1940 and 1944. In 1947 Popkin was appointed as an Education Officer in Kenya, he became Senior Education Officer in 1961 (-1964).

Scope and Content

Correspondence, articles, statistics, photographs, etc., on the development of colonial education in Kenya, 1946-1964. Including sketch of Government African School at Nandi by Peter Sanderson (Education Officer, Kenya), 1951, with accompanying explanatory notes by Popkin.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Development Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project.

Access Conditions

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

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as nos. 1022 and 1023 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Popkin | J Michael | b 1920 | Education Officer Kenyan Government

Sanderson | Peter | fl 1951 | Education Officer in Kenya

Education | Kenya | History

Great Britain | Colonies | Kenya


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26 January 2012