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01. African Studies Collections

Identifier: 01
African Studies related manuscripts in our primary source collections include materials collected by and/or relating to: Lewis Berner (a UF biologist who conducted anti-malaria work in West Africa during World War II), Gwendolen M. Carter (a political scientist focusing on South Africa and the anti-Apartheid struggle), Graham and Brian Child (wildlife conservation in Southern Africa, Brian is a UF Geographer), Ronald Cohen (retired UF anthropologist who workied in Northern Nigeria), the East African Professional Hunters Association (Kenya), George Fortune (a lingusit of Southern Bantu languages), Frank Jolles (collector of Richard Ndimande's Studio Photographs from South Africa), Rene Lemarchand (retired UF political science professor's materials largely relating to Rwanda and Burundi), Eugene Manis (a plant breeder who worked on a Firestone plantation in Liberia in 1941), Martin Rikli (filmmaker's photographic albums and related materials on Ethiopia at the time of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935-'36), and George Shepperson (historian's collection relating to Livingstone). Several small collections relate to particular author's works, and some miscellaneous topical collections including Notre Congo a collector card album on the former Belgian Congo.

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

Alistair Graham Papers

Identifier: MSS 0393
Abstract Alistair D. Graham, a Kenyan wildlife conservation biologist specializing in crocodiles, co-founded Wildlife Services, Ltd. in 1964. Included here are original field data sheets recording morphometric measurements of Nile crocodile populations at Lake Turkana, maps of crocodile nesting sites in the Okavango Delta, and original data from other sites such as Kabalega Falls National Park (Uganda) and Nechisar National Park (Ethiopia). The collection documents professional wildlife conservation and...
Dates: 1964-1998; Majority of material found within 1965-1979

Bob Campbell Papers

Identifier: MSS 0345
Abstract Bob Campbell is best known for his success encouraging and filming the first peaceful close encounters between a human and mountain gorillas, as part of Dian Fossey's conservation and primatology field research at the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, Central Africa. The bulk of the collection is Bob Campbell's professional photographic work, primarily on the subjects of African wildlife and orchids, with an emphasis on East African species.
Dates: 1948-2011; Majority of material found within 1965-1995

Collection of Photographs of Dakar in 1939

Identifier: MSS 0486
Abstract Collection of 23 photos of Dakar in 1939 showing residential areas, architecture, commerce, Dakar residents, street scenes, and various views of the city.
Dates: 1939

Faróis de Angola (Lighthouses of Angola) Photograph Album

Identifier: MS Group 202
Abstract Photographs taken in the 1930s and early 1940s of the lighthouses on the coast of Angola.
Dates: 1937-1941

G. Pucci's Photograph Album Relating to Eritrea, Ethiopia and Libya

Identifier: MS Group 008
Abstract An album containing photos taken by an Italian soldier, G. Pucci, in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Libya, February 3-27, 1939.
Dates: 1939

George Fortune Papers

Identifier: MS Group 205
Abstract George Fortune (1915-2012) conducted extensive research and wrote widely on Central and Southern African languages for over fifty years. His writings concerning the Shona language were crucial to the development of a standard Shona orthography, and he also played a key role in establishing African linguistics as a field of study at African universities. This collection reflects Fortune's roles as a student, priest, husband and father, teacher and university department chair, collector of oral...
Dates: 1869-2006; Majority of material found within 1945-1990

George Shepperson Collection

Identifier: MS Group 206
Abstract Materials related to Shepperson's research and activities surrounding various David Livingstone projects, including the centenary of Livingstone's death in 1973.
Dates: 1852-1989; Majority of material found within 1931-1989

Graham and Brian Child African Wildlife and Range Management Collection

Identifier: MS Group 291
Abstract Includes reports, correspondences, maps, charts, related literature, and documents relating to the development, implementation and assessment of multiple wildlife programs and initiatives. Dr. Graham Child was active from the late 1950s onwards and his son, Brian Child, began his academic work in the 1980s. Both Graham and Brian work extensively in Zimbabwe (known as Rhodesia pre-1980), although the collection contains extensive material about Zambia, Botswana as well as research consultancies...
Dates: 1909-2004; Majority of material found within 1960-2004

Grass Roots : Typescript by Noel Kennedy

Identifier: MSS 0474
Abstract Photocopy of a typescript entitled Grass Roots in which Kennedy describes his early life on a family farm in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).
Dates: 1994?

Gwendolen M. Carter Collection

Identifier: MS Group 193
Abstract The Carter Collection is comprised of the research and personal files of Gwendolen Carter. The papers are predominantly related to her research of southern Africa, particularly South Africa, during the 1970s and 1980s.
Dates: 1932-1991; Majority of material found within 1970-1987