This collection consists primarily of reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes of educational committees involved in establishing
and or improving educational programs in Malawi as well as reports, correspondence, and pamphlets concerning the Malawi Polytechnic
University Project. This collection also includes some personal papers of Harold Marius Lange who was the apprenticeship registrar
at the Malawi Polytechnic University.
Beginning in 1960s the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) began to fund educational efforts primarily
within the Cholo, Blantrye and Chikwawa districts of Malawi, Africa. The largest project was the Malawi Polytechnic University
Project. The objective of this project was to create a trained vocational workforce for a self sustainable economy. The United
States granted $2,283,000 out of a total cost $2,629,500. In addition to providing funds that went towards construction and
equipment, USAID also sent nine technical specialists from the University of Southern California, as well as 1,500 books to
start a library. Harold Marius Lange was the registrar of apprentices at the Malawi Polytechnic University and a member of
the advisory committee of the apprenticeship board. It is unclear whether or not he was one of the technical specialists sent
to Malawi from the University of Southern California.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
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