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Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963) Papers, 1906-1963
Melville J. Herkovits was a pioneer anthropologist and Africanist. Although much of Herskovits’ early work with "New World" (the Americas) cultures focused on the survival of African culture traits, he first studied an African culture in 1931. The Herskovits’ expedition to West Africa was based in Dahomey, with additional work carried out in the Gold Coast and Nigeria. He presided
Program of African Studies Records 1955-1991
Northwestern University's Program of African Studies, founded in 1948, was the first program on Africa in the nation and the first multidisciplinary program at Northwestern. Developed by anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits to train a corps of scholars maintaining African interests across disciplinary lines, the Program grew to include core and associated faculty from such diverse disciplines as African-American studies, art
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
Alexander Hepple papers
Alex Hepple was a member of the South African Parliament from 1948-1948. He was Parliamentary leader of the South African Labour Party and closely associated with the South African trade union movement for many years. Because of his practical experience in collective bargaining and labor affairs Hepple is a recognized authority on labor legislation and trade unionism. He served as
Toward Freedom Newsletter records
Toward Freedom is a newsletter founded by William Bross Lloyd, Jr. in the late 1950's to call American attention to civil rights issues, African colonial and postcolonial issues, and other occurrences of racial and religious discrimination across the globe.
Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs
Humphrey Winterton was a British collector of Africana.
Africana Curriculum Project records
Records contain curriculum outlines, correspondence, drafts of working papers presented for the Africana Curriculum Project.