Scope and Content
Title: Harold Marius Lange Collection of Material about Malawi
Date (inclusive): 1945-1973
Collection number: 1645
Harold Marius Lange
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: 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.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
This collection was transferred from the UCLA African Studies Center. The collection was originally assembled by Harold Lange.
Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser,
[Identification of item], Harold Marius Lange Collection of Material about Malawi (Collection Number 1645). UCLA Library Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
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.
Scope and Content
This collection includes reports assessing the state of education before and after USAID, meeting minutes and correspondence
primarily in the Cholo, Blantyre, and Chikwawa districts of Malawi. This collection also includes correspondence, reports
and pamphlets concerning the Malawi Polytechnic University project. Harold Marius Lange's personal papers concerning his position
as apprenticeship registrar at Malawi Polytechnic University are also a part of this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of Malawi, Polytechnic Project.