Committee on African Studies records, 1965-1976. 1.5 Linear Feet — 1,000 items
The Committee on African Studies formed in 1965 as part of the Center for International Studies at Duke University. The committee was composed of faculty from the departments of history, political science, anthropology, and economics. Its mission included supporting research in Africa, publishing articles and sponsoring lectures on African studies, and developing African studies curricula for middle school and high school students. Records date from 1967 to 1976 and consist of correspondence, papers and proposals, course materials, reprints, and sound recordings. The Committee's work focused on cultures including the Dan, Mbuti, Somali, and Zulu. The bulk of the material relates to the African Curriculum Development Project conducted in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and publication of the series Africa Sketches. English.
These records were produced by the Committee on African Studies in the course of their activities. Materials are present from 1967 to 1976. The records consist of correspondence, papers and proposals, course materials, reprints, and sound recordings. The bulk of the material relates to the African Curriculum Development Project.