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Claude Barnett Research Collection circa 1950-1970

Consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving Black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.

Frank Untermyer papers

Frank Untermyer taught Political Science at Roosevelt University from 1946-1982. He was instrumental in the founding of the University and actively recruited African American and African students. He focused on African politics, taught in Ghana in 1960 and had close relations to Ghana government officials. After his death, it was discovered that he secretly provided scholarships for African students to

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

Realia Collection

Many items in this collection were scattered throughout the Herskovits Library and the greater Africana Collection. In the early 2000s, Esmeralda Kale, Bibliographer of Africa, created an internal Microsoft Access database to impose intellectual control over the collection and to facilitate its use for exhibits. The collection has grown over the years, with the bulk of original materials relating to

Walter P. and Ruth G. Trost Collection

Walter P. Trost was professor of biology at CSU as well as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He operated the Mawali school in Ho, Ghana, for many years.