Roland C. Stevenson was a teacher, linguist, and ethnographer who spent the greater part of his career documenting the indigenous
languages of Africa. This collection consists of his sizable accretion of ethno-linguistic manuscripts drafted mostly during
a period spanning from the early 1960s to the late 1980s. The manuscripts in the collection cover a wide range of African
languages, predominantly from the North Eastern, Central, and Western portions of the African continent.
Roland C. Stevenson was born on January 15, 1915 in Romford, Essex. He studied at the University of London from 1932 to 1935,
graduating with a B.A. [Honors] in French. As an employee of the Church Missionary Society, he first traveled to Sudan in
1937. In Sudan, in the Nuba Mountains region of the country, he served as a teacher in the mission schools until the period
of scholastic nationalization which occurred in 1959. Alongside his teaching, he also began to study the languages of the
44 boxes (22 linear ft.)
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