Finding Aid for the International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program. Administrative files. 1961-1974.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1986 Dec 22; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 Feb; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie and Caroline Cubé, 2013 Jun.
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©1986 Dec 22


Title: International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program. Administrative files.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 48
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Date: 1961-1974
Abstract: Record Series 48 contains the administrative files of the Nigeria Program, overseen by the International Studies and Overseas Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Creator: International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], International Studies and Overseas Programs. Nigeria Program. Administrative files (University Archives Record Series 48). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical Note

UCLA's International Studies and Overseas Program (ISOP) began in 1958. Formerly known as the Institute of International and Foreign Studies (IIFP), ISOP's founding functions were to promote international interdisciplinary studies and to serve as a liaison for government, international agencies, and international dignitaries and visitors to the university.
At its founding, ISOP was composed of five study centers: African Studies, Latin American Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and Studies in Comparative Folklore and Mythology.
Established in 1961, the Nigeria Program was the first Peace Corps Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Peace Corps Program at UCLA began shortly after the creation of the Peace Corps itself in 1961. On August 30, 1961 UCLA announced that it would become the eighth Peace Corps training center.
The Nigeria Program began with a ten week training course for 100 volunteers. The volunteers were to teach math, physics, agriculture, home economics, general science, chemistry, biology, geography, and languages in Nigerian secondary schools.

Scope and Content

Record Series 48 contains the administrative files of the Nigeria Program, overseen by the International Studies and Overseas Programs at the University of California, Los Angeles. Files include annual reports, the U.S. federal government contract for the program, financial records, and photographs of students.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

Box 1

Federal College of Education - contract between U. S. Government and U.C. 1961.

Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - Annual Report #1. 1962.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the original copy of the report, numerous black and white photographs pertaining to all aspects of life at the school, a map of the school campus, and course syllabi.
Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - End of Tour Report. 1966.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the original copy of the report, and numerous black and white photographs of the campus, school activities, and classes in session.
Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - Financial Records. 1969-1974.

Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - Reports/photos of students. 1962.

Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - Semi-annual report/work plan. 1966.

Box 1

Port Harcourt Government Secondary School - Survey and Curriculum Report. 1965 Nov.

Box 1

University of Lagos College of Education - Media Center Catalog. [1979?].