African Studies Center Records
UA.2.9.3.1

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
African Studies Center records
ID
UA.2.9.3.1
Date [inclusive]
1960-1997
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Historical Note

The African Studies Center, formerly titled the African Language and Area Center, was opened in 1960. Since 1962, it has reported to the Social Science College, and since 1963, it has reported jointly to International Studies and Programs.

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Scope and Contents note

The African Studies Center records contain reports for 1960-1965 on the Center’s activities as well as a report on the first summer program in African languages for 1962. There are also program brochures and a program description, memo on the future of the center, and a teaching plan to eliminate racism, two issues of the student journal, and grant applications. Other materials include reports, publications and conference reports about politics and education in Africa, as well as a guide to West African pidgin English, and a handbook for language study in the field.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  July 2010

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Publications
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Africa
  • Africa -- Study and teaching

Subject(s)

  • English language -- Dialects -- Africa, West
  • Pidgin English -- Africa, West
  • Social sciences -- Africa

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Collection Inventory

African Language and Area Center 

Box Folder

Report on First Year’s Activities 1960-1961 

2601 1

Report on Second Year’s Activities 1961-1962 

2601 2

Report on Third Year’s Activities 1962-1963 

2601 3

Report on Fourth Year’s Activities 1963-1964 

2601 4

Report on Fifth Year’s Activities 1964-1965 

2601 5
Box Folder

African Studies Center Bulletin 1975 

2601 6

Area Studies in the University Curriculum: Comments on a False Dichotomy” by Charles Hughes 

2601 7

Conference and workshop brochures 1977, 1996, 1997, Undated 

Box
2601
Folder
8

First Summer Program in African Languages report 1962 

2601 9

Mazungumzo: Student Journal of African Studies 1971 

2601 10

Memo: Future of the African Studies Center 1965 

2601 11

Pan African Liaison Committee of MSU Conference flyer 1979 

Box
2601
Folder
12

Program pamphlets for the African Studies Center 1966, 1979, Undated 

2601 13

Program description Circa 1971 

Box
2601
Folder
14

Proposal for African Language and Area Studies Center 1977 

2601 15

Proposal for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships 1977 

2601 16

Proposal for NDFL Fellowships 1976-1977 1976 

2601 17

Summer Bulletin 1985 

2601 36

Study Abroad brochures 1995, Undated 

2601 18

Teaching to Eliminate Black-White Racism: An Educational Systems Approach by John M. Hunter 1971 

2601 19

Reports and Publications 

Dimensions of East African Cultures by Charles Good Jr. 1966 

Box
2601
Folder
20

Ethiopia: Taxonomy, Cartography, & Ecology of Soils by Roy Donahue 1972 

2601 21

Introduction to West African Pidgin English by David Dwyer 1969? 

Box
2601
Folder
22

Politics in Black Africa: A Selective Bibliography by William & Judith Hanna 1964 

2601 23

Proceedings of the First U.S. Conference on Ethiopian Studies 1973 

2601 24

“The Relationship of Africanists to Afro-American Studies” conference report April 1969 

2601 25

Report on the Supply of Secondary Level Teachers in English-Speaking Africa 1969  

2601 26

Swaziland Railway: A Study in Politico-Economic Geography by Allan Best 1966 

2601 27

Where do I go from Here? A Handbook for Continuing Language Study in the Field by Marguerite and Charles Kraft 1966  

Box
2601
Folder
28

“'Wind of Change' African Higher Education” by Sir Eric Ashby 1961 

2601 29

Monograph Series publications 

Box Folder

Ethiopian Provincial and Municipal Government by John Cohen and Peter Koehn, Ethiopian Series Monograph #9 1980 

2601 30

Peoples and Cultures of the Ethio-Sudan Borderlands, edited by M. Lionel Bender, Monograph #10, Committee on Northeast African Studies 1981 

2601 31

Nilo-Saharan Language Studies, edited by M. Lionel Bender, Monograph #13, Committee on Northeast African Studies 1983 

2601 32

Haile Sellassies’s Students: The Intellectual and Social Background to Revolution, 1952-1977 by Randi Balsvik, 1985, Monograph #16, Committee on Northeast African Studies 1985 

2601 33

State Transformation and National Integration: Gedeo and the Ethiopian Empire, 1895-1935, by Charles McClellan, Ethiopian Series, Monograph #19, Committee on Northeast African Studies 1988 

2601 34

Linguistic Bibliography of the Non-semitic Languages of Ethiopia by Peter Unseth, Monograph #19, Ethiopian Series, Committee on Northeast African Studies 1990 

2601 35

Annual Reports 1963, 1965-1971 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1967 

1967-1968 

1968-1969 

1969-1970 

1970-1971 

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Serials 

#113: Africa News 

#118: African Studies Center Monograph 

#119: African Studies Center Newsletter 

#121: African Studies Review 

#122: African Urban Studies 

#338: Habari Notes 

#611: Rural Africana 

#700: Tuesday Bulletin 

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