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Finding Aid for the Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi, 1945-1973
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1973
    Collection number: 1645
    Collector: Lange, Harold Marius, collector.
    Extent: 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 English.
    Repository: 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.

    Administrative 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.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi (Collection 1645). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    University of Malawi, Polytechnic.
    Vocational education --Malawi --Archival resources.