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Guide to the University of Chicago, Committee on African Studies Records 1960-1995

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Committee on African Studies. Records

Dates:

1960-1995

Size:

8.5 linear feet (17 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Administrative records of the Committee on African Studies, including correspondence, curriculum syllabi, information on internal and external fellowship applications, and financial information.

Information on Use

Access

Series VI contains material restricted for 30 or 50 years. The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Committee on African Studies. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Following the Second World War there was a consistent interest in Africa at the University of Chicago exemplified by faculty exchanges with African Institutions and a bourgeoning of students engaging in research concerning Africa at the Doctoral level. In 1960, a formal committee on Near Eastern and African studies was formed to meet the growing needs of the school. Following a rapid expansion of interest in African studies, including the hiring of seven new faculty members with African research experience, a separate committee on African Studies was established in 1964. The committee on African studies was expanded for several years to incorporate African American Studies, but was reformed in 2012, with a focus solely on African Studies.

Scope Note

The collection contains the administrative records of the committee on African Studies. One can find therein correspondence from the committee, including general correspondence, as well as the correspondence of its various chairs. The collection also includes various materials related to the courses sponsored by the African Studies Committee, articles by professors who are members of the committee as well as information related to the activities sponsored by the committee. Also included in the collection is information related to the fellowships offered by the committee as well as information and applications related to external fellowships, applied for by students or the committee itself. Furthermore, the collection contains financial documents related to the committee’s operations.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Correspondence

Box 1   Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1963-1966

Box 1   Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 1   Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 1   Folder 4

General Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 1   Folder 5

General Correspondence, 1969

Box 1   Folder 6

General Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 2   Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1971-1974

Box 2   Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1977-1978

Box 2   Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1978-1980

Box 2   Folder 4

Memorandums, 1960

Box 2   Folder 5

Memorandum and Minutes, 1969-1970

Box 2   Folder 6

Memorandum and Minutes, 1970-1975 (A)

Box 2   Folder 7

Memorandum and Minutes, 1970-1975 (B)

Box 2   Folder 8

CAS Announcements and Reports, 1965-1966

Box 2   Folder 9

CAS Annual Reports, 1965-1970

Box 2   Folder 10

CAS Announcements, 1970s

Box 2   Folder 11

Publicity, 1975

Box 2   Folder 12

CAS Mailings, undated

Box 2   Folder 13

Statement of Needs, undated

Box 2   Folder 14

Admissions Inquiries, 1964-1966

Box 3   Folder 1

Inquiries, 1965-1966

Box 3   Folder 2

Inquiries, 1966-1968

Box 3   Folder 3

Inquiries, admissions and employment, 1968-1969

Box 3   Folder 4

Inquiries to the African American University Program, 1968-1975

Box 3   Folder 5

Student Inquiries, 1971-1973

Box 3   Folder 6

Inquiries, Employment and Admissions, 1973

Box 3   Folder 7

African Studies Inquires. 1979-1981

Box 3   Folder 8

Requests for Bibliography, 1967-1969

Box 3   Folder 9

African Studies Committee Chairman Correspondence, 1969

Box 3   Folder 10

Correspondence, Donald Levine, 1969-1971

Box 3   Folder 11

Correspondence, Ralph Austen, 1971-1974

Box 4   Folder 1

Correspondence, Ralph Austen, 1975-1976

Box 4   Folder 2

Correspondence, Charles H. Long, 1972-1973

Box 4   Folder 3

Correspondence, Marilyn Hammersley, 1972-1973

Box 4   Folder 4

Correspondence, Robert Thorton, 1979-1980

Box 4   Folder 5

Mailing list, 1967-1968

Box 4   Folder 6

African studies Mailing List, 1970-1971

Box 4   Folder 7

Mailing Lists, 1980

Box 4   Folder 8

Mailing Lists, undated

Box 4   Folder 9

African Students group Correspondence, 1969-1970

Box 4   Folder 10

African Studies Group, Publicity, 1970-1971

Box 4   Folder 11

African Studies Association (ASA) Correspondence, 1968-1972

Box 4   Folder 12

African Studies Association, Meetings and Reports, 1972-1974

Box 4   Folder 13

Information Packets- U of C and CAS, undated

Box 4   Folder 14

Job Announcements, Received, 1972-1974

Box 4   Folder 15

African Studies Newsletters, Information on Programs. 1979

Box 4   Folder 16

Communiqués and Bulletins, received, 1967-1970

Box 4   Folder 17

Publications, African, 1970s

Box 4   Folder 18

Newsletters, 1968-1971

Box 4   Folder 19

Bulletins and Brochures, 1960s-1970s

Box 5   Folder 1

Bulletins and Brochures, 1960s-1970s

Box 5   Folder 2

Bulletins and Brochures, 1960s-1970s

Box 5   Folder 3

Bulletins and Brochures, 1960s-1970s

Box 5   Folder 5

Bulletins and Brochures, 1960s-1970s

Box 5   Folder 6

Brochure, 1983

Series II: Faculty, Students, Curriculum

Box 5   Folder 7

Committee for the Comparative Study of New Nations, Membership List, 1963-1967

Box 5   Folder 8

Faculty and Staff Roster, 1970-1972

Box 5   Folder 9

Visiting Professors, 1968-1969

Box 5   Folder 10

Visiting Scholars, 1969-1975

Box 6   Folder 1

Deanship Committee Members, undated

Box 6   Folder 2

Bibliographies, CAS Members, 1970

Box 6   Folder 3

CAS Faculty and Curriculum Vitae, 1971-1975

Box 6   Folder 4

Faculty and Staff Roster, Anthropology, 1972

Box 6   Folder 5

Reprint of Journal Articles, 1965-1971

Box 6   Folder 6

Paper by Ralph Austen, "African Commerce without Europeans," 1975

Box 6   Folder 7

Faculty Recall Slip from Regenstein Library, 1974

Box 6   Folder 8

Survey, Dissertations on Africa, 1969-1970

Box 6   Folder 9

Foreign Student List, 1965

Box 6   Folder 10

Student Roster, 1972-1973

Box 6   Folder 11

Student list, Students concentrating on Africa, undated

Box 6   Folder 12

African Students at the U of C, undated

Box 6   Folder 13

Course Listings, 1968-1972

Box 6   Folder 14

African Studies Information and Handouts, 1979-1982

Box 6   Folder 15

African Studies Courses, 1973-1978

Box 6   Folder 16

African Civilization Course, 1969-1973

Box 6   Folder 17

African Civilization Course, Syllabus and Reading Materials, 1970

Box 7   Folder 1

African Civilization Course, Syllabus and Reading Materials, 1970

Box 7   Folder 2

African Civilization Course Materials, 1972-1973

Box 7   Folder 3

African Civilization 225, Study Questions, 1974-1975

Box 7   Folder 4

African Civilization I, 1976-1978

Box 7   Folder 5

African Civilization I, 1979-1991

Box 7   Folder 6

African Civilization I-III, 1971-1978

Box 7   Folder 7

African Civilization I-III, 1979-1981

Box 7   Folder 8

African Civilization II, 1979-1988

Box 7   Folder 9

African Civilization III, 1979-1991

Box 7   Folder 10

Prof. Austen, Course Reading list and short readings, 1975-1976

Box 7   Folder 11

History Courses, 1972

Box 7   Folder 12

African Studies Seminar Schedules, 1972

Box 7   Folder 13

Art 296, African Art, 1972-1973

Box 8   Folder 1

African Studies Workshops, 1987-1988

Box 8   Folder 2

Courses taught by Rolf Carlson, 1994-1995

Box 8   Folder 3

Poster Map of Africa, undated

Box 8   Folder 4

Articles on Oral Traditions, undated

Box 8   Folder 5

Article Draft, John Ralph Willis, 1966

Box 8   Folder 6

The Changing African Family Project Proposal, 1973

Box 8   Folder 7

Article, Imaging Amazons, Suzanne Preston Blier, undated

Box 8   Folder 8

Catalogue Application Request form, undated

Box 8   Folder 9

Book Catalogues, undated,

Box 8   Folder 10

Checklist of Bibliographies, 1966-1967

Box 8   Folder 11

Bibliographies-Africa, 1960s

Box 8   Folder 12

Bibliographical Guide for African Studies, 1969

Series III: Activities, Resources and Administration

Box 9   Folder 1

CAS, Activities, 1964-1965

Box 9   Folder 2

CAS, Activities, 1965-1966

Box 9   Folder 3

CAS, Activities, 1966-1967

Box 9   Folder 4

CAS, Activities, 1967-1968

Box 9   Folder 5

CAS, Activities, 1970-1971

Box 9   Folder 6

CAS, Ghana/Ivory coast Conference, 1968-1969

Box 9   Folder 7

African Studies Association Interest Survey, 1960s

Box 9   Folder 8

African Studies Group, 1971-1972

Box 9   Folder 9

Committee on African Studies Brochures, 1970s

Box 10   Folder 1

Directors of African Programs in the U.S. and Canada, 1969

Box 10   Folder 2

Directors of African Programs in the U.S. and Canada, 1970-1971

Box 10   Folder 3

Director’s Meeting, New Orleans, 1971

Box 10   Folder 4

Association of African Studies Programs, 1970s

Box 10   Folder 5

Africa- Centers and Organizations, 1960s

Box 10   Folder 6

Non-Western Area Programs and other International Studies, Fifth Report: 1966-1967, 1967

Box 10   Folder 7

International Studies Annual Reports, 1971-1975

Box 10   Folder 8

Materials from CAS for International Studies Annual Report, 1973-1976

Box 11   Folder 1

Political Science Handbook, 1969

Box 11   Folder 2

US Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Higher Education Guidelines, Africa, 1972

Box 11   Folder 3

Affirmative Action, 1973-1974

Box 11   Folder 4

Books Ordered, 1970

Box 11   Folder 5

Posting Lists, 1964

Box 11   Folder 6

Space Utilization Information, 1970-1974

Box 11   Folder 7

Pick 218 Reservations, 1974

Box 11   Folder 8

Resources for Films in African Studies, 1971-1973

Box 11   Folder 9

Film Proposal, 1973

Box 11   Folder 10

Travels and Sojourns to Africa, 1970s

Box 11   Folder 11

African Outreach, 1977

Box 11   Folder 12

Chicago African Studies Seminar, 1977-1978

Box 11   Folder 13

Chicago African Studies Seminar, 1979-1980

Box 11   Folder 14

University of Chicago Collection Development Policy Statement, 1979

Series IV: Fellowship Applications and Information

Box 12   Folder 1

CAS Ford Foundation Proposal, 1964-1966

Box 12   Folder 2

Fellowship Applications, Rejected, 1965

Box 12   Folder 3

CAS Fellowships, 1967-1968

Box 12   Folder 4

CAS Research Grants, 1967-1968

Box 12   Folder 5

Fellowships, 1969-1970

Box 12   Folder 6

Info on Students Receiving Aid, 1970

Box 12   Folder 7

Peace Corps Application, 1971

Box 12   Folder 8

Fellowships, 1971-1972

Box 12   Folder 9

Foundation Proposal Information, 1971-1973

Box 12   Folder 10

Fulbright-Hays Graduate fellowship Programs, 1972

Box 12   Folder 11

Research and Fellowship Grants, 1972-1974

Box 12   Folder 12

NDEA Application, 1972-1974

Box 12   Folder 13

Ford Foundation- African Studies, 1973

Box 12   Folder 14

Memos re: NDEA Title VI Fellowships, 1973

Box 12   Folder 15

Fulbright-Hayes Application Information, Forms, 1974

Box 12   Folder 16

Africa State Development Summer Internship Applications, 1983

Series V: Financial Materials

Box 13   Folder 1

I02 and 99 Forms, 1960s

Box 13   Folder 2

Procedure Explanation Forms, 1962-1963

Box 13   Folder 3

Journal Vouchers, 1965-1968

Box 13   Folder 4

CAS Travel, 1968

Box 13   Folder 5

CAS Library, 1968-1972

Box 13   Folder 6

Bookstore Charges, Requisition Forms, 1970s

Box 13   Folder 7

Telephone Charges, 1970-1972

Box 13   Folder 8

Work-Study Info, 1971

Box 13   Folder 9

Information from Pendaflex, 1971

Box 13   Folder 10

Ledger Notice, 1971-1972

Box 13   Folder 11

Publications, 1971-1972

Box 13   Folder 12

Faculty Travel, 1971-1973

Box 13   Folder 13

Signature Authorization, 1971-1974

Box 13   Folder 14

Publications Ordered, 1971-1975

Box 13   Folder 15

Travel Expenses, 1971-1976

Box 13   Folder 16

Telephone Charges, 1971-1976

Box 13   Folder 17

Monthly Ledgers, 1972-1975

Box 13   Folder 18

Transportation and Messenger Service, 1972

Box 13   Folder 19

Correction Vouchers, 1972-1973

Box 13   Folder 20

Travel Authorizations and Requests for Travel Advance, 1972-1975

Box 13   Folder 21

Telephone Services, 1973

Box 13   Folder 22

CAS Stationary Orders, 1973

Box 13   Folder 23

African Civilization Course, Book/Film Orders, 1973-1974

Box 14   Folder 1

Administrative Information, 1973-1974

Box 14   Folder 2

Desk Copy Book Orders, Mr. Austen, 1974

Box 14   Folder 3

Departmental Signature Authorization, 1975

Box 14   Folder 4

Films, Order and Payment, 1975-1976

Series VI: Restricted

Subseries 1: Correspondence

Box 15   Folder 1

CAS Annual Report, 1972. Restricted until 2022

Box 15   Folder 2

Fellowship Correspondence, 1973-1974. Restricted until 2024

Box 15   Folder 3

Faculty Applications, Employment sought. Restricted until 2017

Box 15   Folder 4

Correspondence, 1979-1982. Restricted until 2012

Box 15   Folder 5

Letters of Recommendation, 1972-1976. Restricted until 2056

Subseries 2: Administrative

Box 15   Folder 6

Employment Records, 1968-1966. Restricted until 2016

Box 15   Folder 7

Employment Records, 1970-1972. Restricted until 2022

Box 15   Folder 8

Employment Records, 1973-1975. Restricted until 2025

Box 15   Folder 9

Employment Records, 1991. Restricted until 2041

Box 15   Folder 10

Employment Confirmation Form, 1975. Restricted until 2025

Box 15   Folder 11

Time Card, 1994. . Restricted until 2044

Box 15   Folder 12

Employee Termination Reports, 1974. Restricted until 2024

Subseries 3: Students

Box 15   Folder 13

Student grades, 1979-1980. Restricted until 2060

Box 15   Folder 14

Student Work, Grades, 1987-1994. Restricted until 2074

Subseries 4: Fellowships

Box 15   Folder 15

CAS Fellowships, Awards Grants, 1966-1967. Restricted until 2047

Box 15   Folder 16

Fellowships, 1968-1969. Restricted until 2049

Box 15   Folder 17

Fellowships, 1970-1971. Restricted until 2051

Box 15   Folder 18

Applications for Fellowships, 1973-1974. Restricted until 2054

Box 15   Folder 19

Grants and deadlines, 1979. Restricted until 2059

Box 16   Folder 1

CAS Travel Grants, Research Grants, 1964-1965. Restricted until 2045

Subseries 5: Financial

Box 16   Folder 2

Account Balance, 1966-1968. Restricted until 2018

Box 16   Folder 3

Budget, 1967-1970. Restricted until 2020

Box 16   Folder 4

Travel Requests and expense vouchers, 1968. Restricted until 2015

Box 16   Folder 5

Budget Transfers, 1964-1966. Restricted until 2016

Box 16   Folder 6

Financial Documents, 1966-1968. Restricted until 2018

Box 16   Folder 7

Payroll, 1966-1970. Restricted until 2020

Box 16   Folder 8

Ford Foundation Int’l Study-Africa, 1966-1968. Restricted until 2018.

Box 16   Folder 9

Ford Foundation International Studies Grant Statement, 1966. Restricted until 2016

Box 16   Folder 10

Proposed Budget, 1967-1968. Restricted until 2018

Box 16   Folder 11

Budget Transfer Request, 1967-1975. Restricted until 2025

Box 16   Folder 12

CAS Budget, 1969-1974. Restricted until 2024

Box 16   Folder 13

Check Request Forms, 1970s. Restricted until 2029

Box 17   Folder 1

Xerox Charges, 1970s. Restricted until 2029

Box 17   Folder 2

Records of Film Receipts and Correspondence, 1970-1980. Restricted until 2030

Box 17   Folder 3

Financial Documents, 1971-1975. Restricted until 2025

Box 17   Folder 4

Information for Incoming Chairman. Restricted until 2026

Box 17   Folder 5

Payroll, 1971-1976, restricted until 2026

Box 17   Folder 6

CAS Budget, 1971-1974. Restricted until 2024

Box 17   Folder 7

CAS, Report on Activities w/ Budget Information, 1974. Restricted until 2024

Box 17   Folder 8

Distribution Report, 1972-1973. Restricted until 2023

Box 17   Folder 9

CAS Budget, 1979-1980. Restricted until 2030

Box 17   Folder 10

CAS Budget, 1980-1981. Restricted until 2031

Box 17   Folder 11

Film and Book Orders, 1984-1990

Box 17   Folder 12

Payroll Request, undated