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Finding Aid for the James S. Coleman African Studies Center. Administrative files. 1961-2005.
University Archives Record Series 783  
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Publications. Series 1.

Box 4

A Life to Remember: James Smoot Coleman 1919-1985. 1987.

Scope and Contents note

A publication dedicated to the life of James Smoot Coleman, the founder and first director of the African Studies Center.
Box 4

African Studies brochures and leaflets. 1964-1984; 1992-1997.

Extent: 5 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes brochures about the African Studies Center, its resources, faculty list, degree programs and course offerings for the academic years 1964-1965, 1965-1966, 1966-1967, 1967-1968, 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1975-1977, 1978-1979, and 1981-1982 as well as a brochure produced in 1984 about the history of the African Studies Center from 1959-1984. Also included are leaflets about the African Studies degree programs: Study Africa at UCLA (n.d.), African Area Studies Program (1992-1994), African and African-American Studies at UCLA (Summer 1997), Master of Arts in African Area Studies at UCLA (1997), and a brochure for new MAAS students entitled JSCASC- Where to Go and What to Do: A Guide through Los Angeles (1992-1993).
Box 4

African Studies Center newsletter. 1969-2005.

Extent: 11 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes the Fall 1969 African Studies Center newsletter. Also includes Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall issues of the African Studies Center Newsletter from 1974 to 1975 and Winter, Spring, and Fall issues of the African Studies Center from 1976-2005. Missing from the collection are the Spring 1976, Spring 1984, Spring 1986, Fall 1987, Fall 1988, Spring 1993, and Fall 2004 issues.
Box 4

Cover of African Musicology: Current Trends, Vol. 1. n.d.

Box 4

Intercom. 1989-2001.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes Volume 11, Number 14; Volume 12, Number 5; Volume 13, Numbers 2, 9, 12, 14; Volume 14, Numbers 2, 7; Volume 15, Numbers 2, 6, 14, 15; Volume 16, Numbers 4, 5, 7; Volume 18, Number 5; Volume 21, Number 2; Volume 23, Number 3. Also includes Special Issues published in March 1992 and December 1993.
Box 4

James Smoot Coleman Occasional Paper Series (JSCOPS) papers. 1993-2000.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes published versions of the papers presented at the James Smoot Coleman Occasional Paper Series for the years 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000.
Box 4

Journal of African Studies. 1986.

Scope and Contents note

Includes Volume 13, Number 1 published in Spring 1986.
Box 4

Masa Afrique en scenes publication. 1995 Apr.

Scope and Contents note

Bi-lingual publication with information about African musical performance groups.
 

Administrative Files. Series 2.

Box 2

A Resource for the Global Age video script. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts and a final version of the video script.
Box 2

African environment working group files. 1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and articles on holding a conference on environmental issues in Africa.
Box 2

African language summer institute at Yale. 1993.

Box 2

African Studies Center newsletter material. 1992; 1997.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts and submission notices for the Fall 1992 and Fall 1997 editions of the African Studies Center newsletter.
Box 2

African Studies programs outreach correspondence file. 1994.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspodence from outreach coordinators from African studies programs at Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin.
Box 2

African Virtual University (AVU)/ World Bank file. 1997.

Scope and Contents note

Includes project description, correspondence, and meeting notes for the African Virtual Univesity being developed by the World Bank.
Box 2

Building on Strong Foundations: Fundraising and Program Priorities for the Future- James S. Coleman African Studies Center. 1998.

Box 2

Correspondence and memoranda. 1977-2001.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscallaneous correspondence and memoranda sent to and from the African Studies Center.
Box 2

Department of Education annual perofrmance report. 1996-1999.

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes three annual reports from the James S. Coleman African Studies Center reporting on how it allocated funding received from the Department of Education.
Box 2

Department of Education site visit file. 1995 May.

Scope and Contents note

Includes files pertaining to visit by program officer Sara West.
Box 2

Director Edmund Keller files. 1992-2001.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes flies from the years that Professor Edmund Keller served as the director of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC).
Box 2

Directory of Africanist Faculty and Students (JSCASC). 1994-2000.

Scope and Contents note

Includes educational information and research interests of faculty, research associates, graduate students, and visting scholars involved in African studies.
Box 2

Faculty advisory committee files. 1993-1994.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 2

Faculty Africanists lists. 1961-1979.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the names and contact information for faculty teaching courses related to African Studies for the years 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979. Missing years 1962, 1966, 1968, 1969, and 1976.
Box 2

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) and Title VI files. 1991; 1993-2000.

Extent: 13 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes Title VI Meetings (1991), Southern California Consortium on International Studies (1993),Title VI files (1994), Title VI Graduate Fellowship Applications (1994-1995), Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Applications (1995), Department of Education Title VI (1995-1997), Title VI Group Projects Abroad (1996), Performance Fund Proposal Title VI (1997), FLAS Budget and Revised Budget (1997-2000), 2000 National Resourcce Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Meeting (1998), National Resourcce Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)Technical Assistance Workshop (1999), and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)and Title VI miscallaneous files.
Box 2

Higher Education Act and Title VI files. 1980; 1983-1984; 1987.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence supporting increased govrenment funding for international studies programs.
Box 2

International and area studies summer institute for educators. 1996; 1997.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 2

International and area studies summer institute for precollegiate and community college educators. 1993.

Box 3

Institute for the Study of Gender in Africa (ISGA). 1994-2000.

Extent: 14 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes general information, proposals, event information, correspondence, meeting minutes, and budget information.
Box 3

James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC) capital campaign files. 1992-1995.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, proposals, and reports pertaining to the fund raising efforts of the Afircan Studies Center.
Box 3

James S. Coleman African Studies Center biographical files. 1978-1986; 1993; 1999.

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical and educational information about past directors of the African Studies Center. Includes directors James S. Coleman, Michael Lofchie, Merrick Posnansky, Leo Kuper, Edmond Keller, Boniface Obichere, and Benjamin Thomas.
Box 3

James S. Coleman African Studies Center outreach files. 1994-1995.

Box 3

James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC) development files. 1993.

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, proposals, and reports pertaining to the fund raising efforts of the Afircan Studies Center.
Box 3

Job applications, resumes, and CVs. 1992-1999.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes job applications, resumes, and CVs of individuals who applied for or inquired about employment with the African Studies Center.
Box 3

John A. Marcum / University of Natal meeting file. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and notes from meetings exploring the possibility of a partnership between the University of California and the University of Natal.
Box 3

Kennedy Center African Arts Collaborative file. 1997.

Box 3

M&J Travel, Touring and Business Services Center meeting file. 1996 Mar 15.

Box 3

Marcus Garvey papers project. 1993.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and notes relating to the project.
Box 3

Master of Arts in African Area Studies (MAAS) files. 1989-1990; 1997-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on student financial aid, the MAAS program, incoming students, course offerings, a list of UCLA dissertations about Africa, the Academic Senate report on the interdepartmental program in African Area Studies, and miscallaneous announcements.
Box 3

Mayor's task force file. 1985.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence between the office of Mayor Tom Bradley and the African Studies Center.
Box 3

Program priorities funding planning documents. 1998.

Box 3

South African internship program file. 1994.

Box 3

Studies in African Linguistics administrative file. 1997-1998.

Box 3

UC African Studies working group file. 1993-1997.

Box 3

Visiting scholars biographical files. 1993-1994; 1999.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical information and educational history for individuals being considered for positions as visiting scholars as well as additional information about the research interests of the scholars selected.
Box 6

Oye Oye daran diskette. n.d.

General note

Contents of the diskette have not been confirmed.
 

Proposals, Grants, Agreements. Series 3.

Box 1

African Studies core course proposal in African Studies. 1990-1991.

Box 1

African Women bibliography project proposal. 1990.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the proposal submitted by the African Studies Center for the Annotated Bibliography on African Women, 1970-1990 project.
Box 1

Collaborative agreements with African colleges and universities. 1979-1995; 1997-1999.

Extent: 3 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes agreements with the Centre d'Etude d'Afrique Noire of the University of Bordeaux, the University of Western Cape, the University of Swaziland, the University of Ghana, the University of Zululand, the University of Natal-Durban, and the Africa Institute of South Africa Pretoria. Also includes a proposal to form a National Consortium for Collaborative Academic Study in Africa.
Box 1

Enhancing Outreach Programs on Africa at UCLA: The Development of Multimedia Resources proposal. 1998.

Box 1

Establishing a Foundation for Multimedia Outreach on Africa: A Proposal to the Center for Digital Innovation (UCLA). 1997.

Box 1

Fund raising activities proposal. n.d.

Box 1

Globalization Research Center Consortium file. 2000.

Box 1

Grant proposals. 1998-2000.

Extent: 5 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes proposals submitted to the World Bank, the Spencer Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ford Foundation.
Box 1

International Center for African Music and Dance proposal. 1991.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a proposal to establish the center at the University of Ghana.
Box 1

International Studies and Overseas Programs (ISOP) grants file. 1984-1985.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter and summary report on how the funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grant was being used.
Box 1

James S. Coleman African Studies Center publication proposal. n.d.

Box 1

James S. Coleman memorial lecture proposal. 1995.

Box 1

Liberalization and Democratization in Africa conference proposal. 1992.

Box 1

Proposal for a National Resource Center African Langauge and Area Program. 1993 Nov.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the final draft of the proposal submitted by Professor Edmund J. Keller, director of the African Studies Center to the U.S. Department of Education.
Box 1

Reader's Digest grant proposal. 1993.

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts and a final version of the application submitted for the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Community Folklife Program grant.
Box 1

Regime Change and Democratization Revisited in Comparative Perspective conference proposal. n.d.

Box 1

UCLA Center for International and Strategic Affairs proposal. 1985.

Box 1

UCLA New African Initiative proposal. 1997.

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts and a final report of the UCLA New Africa Initiative which includes a proposal to establish the East African Uongozi Institute intended to promote collaboration with east African institutions of higher education.
Box 1

United States Information Agency (USIA) South Africa/Namibia Education application. 1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the final version of the application submitted to the United States Information Agency for the 1998 Summer institute for Educators from South Africa and Namibia.
Box 1

United States Institute of Peace (USIP) proposal. 1993.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes the proposal submitted to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)and information about the "Towards A New African Order?" conference funded by the USIP.
 

Reports and Reviews. Series 4.

Box 1

African Area Studies program report. 1993.

Box 1

African Studies Center five year review. 1974; 1979; 1987; 1992; 1997.

Extent: 5 folders

General note

1974 report is entitled Report to the Review Committee on the African Studies Center.
Box 1

African Studies Center internal audit report. 1985.

Box 1

African Studies student enrollment report. 1994-1995.

Box 1

Faculty retreat minutes. 1993.

Scope and Contents note

Includes minutes and agendas for the African Studies Center faculty retreat. Also includes the documents of the retreat planning committee and memos and correspondence pertaining to the retreat.
Box 1

Graduate Council Review of the Interdepartmental Program in African Area Studies and Response of the Committee. 1987-1988.

Box 1

James S. Coleman African Studies Center annual report. 1991-1992; 1995-1996.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 1

James S. Coleman African Studies Center history file. 1994.

Scope and Contents note

Includes several drafts of a brief report on the history of the African Studies Center from its establishment in 1959 to 1994.
Box 1

Master of Arts in African Area Studies (MAAS) degree program five year review. 1975; 1980.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 1

National Resource Center and African Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program performance report. 1993-1994.

Box 1

UCLA area studies programs status reports. 1979-1984.

Box 1

UCLA Committee on International and Comparative Studies activities report. 1975 Oct.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a report about the African Studies Center, its resources, publications and the conferences, research projects,and seminars for the academic years 1970 to 1975 to be included in the second edition of the publication International and Comparative Studies at UCLA.
Box 1

Ufahamu review file. 1986-1988.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence voicing concerns about the review committee for Ufahamu, the student produced journal of the African Activists Association, and correspondence in response to the suspension of finaicial support for Ufahamu. Also includes correspondence between the African Studies Center and the African Activists Association regarding editorial control of Ufahamu once it was reinstated.
 

Conference and Event Files. Series 5.

Box 4

180 Degrees: Contemporary Art from sub-Sarahan Africa exhibition file. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes exhibition fliers, correspondence, press releases, planning information, related to the exhibition. The exhibition covers part one of three parts which includes artwork from Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa and is presented by the Trees Collection.
Box 4

African Community Resource Center's African awards dinner event file. 1997.

Box 4

African Studies Association of Young Scholars. 1993.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a memorandum concerning the African Studies Association of Young Scholars (ASAYS) conference and a proposed draft of the constitution and statement of prupose for the ASAYS.
Box 4

African Studies Center seminar series. 1997-1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes seminar flyers and planning notes.
Box 4

Ali Mazrui correspondence file. 1993.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence pertaining to the visit and lecture of Ali Mazrui to the African Studies Center in May 1993.
Box 4

Boniface Obichere memorial service. 1997.

Box 5

Co-sponsored lectures file. 1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes planning documents, flyers, etc. for lectures sponsored jointly by the James S. Coleman African Stuides Center and other UCLA departments.
Box 5

Council on Foundations/Family Foundations site visit file. 1998.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, proposal drafts, speech drafts, and proceedings for the Council on Foundations site visit to UCLA.
Box 5

Dr. James Kamusikiri correspondence file. 1998.

Box 5

First Annual African Diaspora Conference/Pastoral Awards Banquet. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a poster advertising the event and a certificate awarded to the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
Box 5

Fowler symposium file. 1995.

Box 5

Harper's Weekly exhibit files. 1996.

Extent: 5 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and other documentation pertaining to the planning and execution of the Harper's Weekly Exhibit, "The Media: Shaping the Imagery of a People."
Box 5

James S. Coleman African Studies Center and Master of Arts in African Area Studies annual orientation and luncheon. 1989.

Scope and Contents note

Includes event flyers.
Box 5

James S. Coleman African Studies Center conference programs. 1992; 1994; 1996.

Scope and Contents note

Includes programs from conferences sponsored by the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
Box 5

James S. Coleman memorial lecture series file. 1993; 1995; 1997; 1999.

Scope and Contents note

Includes programs and planning documents for lectures by Ali Mazrui (1993), Dunstan Wai (1995), Callisto Madavo (1997), and Edda Gachukia (1999).
Box 5

Japanese/American Workshop for Cooperation in Africa conference proceedings. 1992.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a conference program and a published version of the conference proceedings.
Box 5

Master of Arts in African Area Studies (MAAS) graduation file. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitation, graduation program, and planning documents for the 1995 graduation.
Box 5

Master of Arts in African Area Studies (MAAS) commencement programs. 1995-1996.

Scope and Contents note

Includes programs, flyers, and invitations.
Box 5

Miscallaneous event flyers. 1990-1992.

Box 5

Miscallaneous events file. 1993-1994; 1996.

Scope and Contents note

Includes invitations and mailings for the events.
Box 5

Nelson Mandela visit file. 1990.

Box 5

Olusegun Obasanjo Regent's lecture file. 1994.

Box 5

Soumano Sako Regent's lecture file. 1996.

Box 5

South African Film Festival files. 1995-1996.

Extent: 2 folders
Box 5

Wole Soyinka event file. 1995.

Box 5

Yoruba Culture and Ethics conference information packet. 1999 Feb 4-7.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a schedule, flyer, registration form for the event.
 

Photographs and albums. Series 6.

Box 6

African Arts photos. 1981 Nov.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of African art, primarily stone carvings and sculptures.
Box 6

African Studies Association annual meeting. 1984 Oct 26.

Scope and Contents note

Contains 1 album. Includes photos of the Chinua Achebe reading at the Los Angeles Hilton and the 25th anniversary luncheon symposium on Igbo arts at UCLA.
Box 6

African Studies Center Nigerian art and reception. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes fifty-six slides of artwork, exhibits, and people in attendance at the "Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of Two Thousand Years" exhibit.
Box 6

African Studies Center publication proof sheets. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes page layouts with photos and captions of events and people affiliated with the center.
Box 6

African Studies Center renaming ceremony. 1989.

Scope and Contents note

Contains 1 album. Includes photographs from the ceremony to rename the African Studies Center the James S. Coleman African Studies Center after its founder and first director.

General note

Folder contains a photocopy of the original album layout. Original photos are located in the African Studies Center folder in record series 100 (photograph files; reference collection).
Box 6

African Studies Center unidentified slides. 1989 Sep.

Extent: 2 folders

Scope and Contents note

Folder one includes twenty-three slides of activities, attendees, and speakers for an unidenfitied event. Folder two includes sixty-eight slides of African art work, primarily stone carvings and statues.
Box 6

Ali Mazrui lecture. 1993.

Box 6

Bunche Hall photos. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of the exterior of Bunche Hall.
Box 6

East African Uongozi Institute. 1998 Jul 11.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs from the initial opening.
Box 6

Education forum on the Congo. n.d.

Box 6

Emerging African markets: Trade and investment, prospects and opportunities conference. 1999.

Box 6

Event photos. 1982; 1992; 1995; 1996; 1999.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a proof sheet of photos taken during the visit of the Liberian president (1982), photographs from the botanical gardens (1992), the tribute to the life and work of Ken Saro-Wiwa (1995), the ICAN Foundation Choir and the Sibikwa Players (1996 Jan), the 100th Celebration of the Battle of Adwa (1996 Apr), and Africa Day (1999 Jun.
Box 6

Faculty, student, and visitor photos. 1957; 1990; 1995-1996; 1998; 2002; n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of James S. Coleman (1957), Edmond Keller (1990), Bridgette Thebo and Nwando Achebe (1990s), George Vilakazi (1990s), Salif Keita (1996), Kofi Annan (1998), Allen Roberts (2002), Ali Mazrui and Edmond Keller (n.d.), Boniface Obichere (n.d.), Beverly Robinson (n.d.), Willie Kogitsile, Joyce Olowe, Agrippa Ezozo (n.d.), Wole Soyinka (n.d.), Vijitha Mahadevan (n.d.), Pearl Robinson (n.d.), Joseph Nketia (n.d.), Fatima Ibrahim (n.d.), Peter Hammond (n.d.), and visiting scholars (1995-1996).
Box 6

Grahamstown, South Africa. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes three panoramic photographs. One overlooking the city of Grahamstown. One from the British settlers' monument. One of unidentified young men.
Box 6

James S. Coleman African Studies Center 40th Anniversary Celebration. 2000 Apr 15.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs and proofs from the event.
Box 6

Lecture, conference, forum, symposium, panel, and workshop photos. 1996; 1997; 1999; 2000; 2002.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs from the Symposium on African music (1996), the Regent's lecture with Soumano Sako former Prime Minister of Mali (1996), the sixth biennial Coleman memorial lecture with Callisto Madavo (1997), the Center for the Study of Women panel (1999 Jan 28), the Conference on Yourba Culture and Ethics (1999 Feb 4-7), the James S. Coleman African Studies Center Memorial lecture (1999) with Dr. Eddah Gachukia, the Eddah Gachukia workshop (1999 Jun), the public education forum (1999), the Conference on South African Trade and Investment (after 2000), the Cultural Exchange and Transformation in the Indian Ocean World conference (2002 Apr 5), and the James S. Coleman African Studies Center Brown Bag (2002) with Drs. Fidelia Graand-Galon
Box 6

Master of Arts in African Area Studies (MAAS) graduation. 1995; 1997.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs from gruaduation ceremonies and related events.
Box 6

Miscallaneous negatives. n.d.

Box 6

National summit on Africa. n.d.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs from the Economic Development, Trade and Investment, and Job Creation session, the Democracy and Human Rights session, and the Education and Culture session of the summit.
Box 6

Office pictures. 1990-1999.

Box 6

Olusegun Obasanjo visit. 1994.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs of the visit of Olusegun Obasanjo while he was serving as the president of Nigeria.
Box 6

Summer institute for teachers. 1998; 1999.

Box 6

The Pride of the Nation. 1995.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a casette tape recording of the compact disc and photocopies of the compact disc cover and inserts. Alsi includes photocopies of information about the national anthem of South Africa and the lyrics to "God Bless Africa".
Box 6

Unidentified photos. 1980-2000.

Scope and Contents note

Includes unidentified photographs of events and African Studies Center office pictures.
Box 6

Uongozi. 1998 Aug.

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs that appear to be from a trip to Africa.
Box 6

Which Way Africa conference. 1999 Winter Quarter.