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Africana Curriculum Project records
Records contain curriculum outlines, correspondence, drafts of working papers presented for the Africana Curriculum Project.
American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive records
The American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive was an organization created to inform Americans of the conditions in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970.
Cyrus Colter Papers
Cyrus Colter, a distinguished African-American writer, lawyer and professor, was born on January 8, 1910, in Noblesville, Indiana. Colter was the eldest of two children born to James Alexander Colter and Ethel Marietta Basset Colter, whose families had moved from North Carolina to rural Indiana in the 1830s in search of safe haven. His mother died when he was six
Dennis Brutus (1924-2009) Papers 1960-1984
Dennis Brutus, poet and South African expatriate, was an activist, working for an end to racial segregation in sport. The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed.
Dennis Brutus Defense Committee records
The Dennis Brutus Defense Committee was formed in response to efforts by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service to deport South African poet and anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus. Brutus, who was expelled from South Africa in 1966, came to the United States in 1970 on a British visa from Rhodesia, his country of birth. When in 1980 British Rhodesia
Economic Survey of Liberia records
Between January 1961 and August 1962 a team of researchers from Northwestern University conducted an economic survey of Liberia in West Africa. Their purpose was to "analyze the structure of the Liberian economy and measure its performance in order to suggest policies for development." The project was initiated by the Government of Liberia through the International Cooperation Administration (ICA) and
Jack Berry papers
Jack Berry was born in Leeds, England, on December 13, 1918. He obtained his B.A. in Classics at the University of Leeds in 1939 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Linguistics at the University of London in 1952. Berry taught at the University of London from 1946 to 1963 when he came to the United States. After brief periods at Michigan
Leon Forrest (1937-1997) Papers 1952-1999
Leon Richard Forrest was born January 8, 1937 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago to Adelaide Green Forrest (1920-1964) and Leon Forrest, Sr. (1918-1971). Forrest served as chairman of the Northwestern African American Studies department from 1985 to 1994, and also held a professorship in the English department.The Leon Forrest Papers consist of 8 boxes spanning the years 1954 to
Melville J. Herskovits Pamphlet Collection
Melville J. Herkovits was a pioneer anthropologist and Africanist and a Professor of Sociology (1927-38) and of Anthropology (1938-61) at Northwestern University. From 1961 through 1963, he held Northwestern’s Chair of African Studies, the first such position in the United States.
Northwestern University Archives Photograph Collection
The photograph collection reflects Northwestern University history, faculty and student body.
Northwestern University Archives Subject Files
The Northwestern University Archives Subject Files reflect significant events, groups and issues that have occurred at Northwestern University.
Northwestern University Settlement Association General Administrative Records 1892-2000
The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 in a poor, primarily immigrant neighborhood on the near northwest side of Chicago to improve conditions and to help community residents through clubs, classes, social events, camping programs, and relief and emergency services. At the time, the area’s residents were primarily Polish and Catholic, although other groups were represented. In the
Records of NUBIA
Established in October of 1990, NUBIA (Northwestern University Black-Wimmin In Action) was formed to address the needs of African-American women—faculty, staff, and students—at Northwestern University. The mission of NUBIA was to promote advancement, equitable treatment, and employment opportunities for black women at Northwestern University. NUBIA fulfilled its mission by organizing events and speakers geared toward its membership but open to
William H. Exum (1942-1986) Papers1965-1985
William H. Exum became involved in school integration efforts during the late 1950s and early 1960s both as a student and as a civil rights worker. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in September, 1977 and served as Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Sociology. Exum's research interests are centered around his concern for understanding the "phenomena of difference,"