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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Lamar Henderson collection
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1996
    Date (bulk): 1986-1990
    Collection Number: 2009C51
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English and Amharic
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Pamphlets, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, clippings, other printed matter, circulated material, correspondence, and notes relating to drought and famine in Ethiopia, relief and development assistance to Ethiopia, and political conditions and civil war in Ethiopia.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Henderson, Lamar, collector.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lamar Henderson collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2009.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Henderson, after earning a BA in sociology, went to Ethiopia from 1968 through 1971 as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he participated in design and building projects for the engineering section of the Ministry of National Community Development and Social Affairs. He designed and built several public works projects which fostered his interest in design.
    After Henderson returned to the United States, he attended design school at the California Institute of the Arts, where he received an MFA in design. Henderson then earned his master's degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA. He taught for ten years in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America.
    Inspired by his Peace Corps experience, Henderson remained involved in Ethiopian support and relief groups once he returned to the United States. He was an active member in the Ethiopian Project Research and Assistance Group (EthioPRAG), a group concerned with raising awareness about famine in Ethiopia and supporting scholarly research of possible solutions. He was also a member of the Bay Area Chapter of Friends of Ethiopia, where he actively tried to recruit and connect with other people who had lived in Ethiopia.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Pamphlets, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, clippings, other printed matter, circulated material, correspondence, and notes relating to drought and famine in Ethiopia, relief and development assistance to Ethiopia, and political conditions and civil war in Ethiopia.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ethiopia--History--1974-
    Droughts--Ethiopia.
    Famines--Ethiopia.
    International relief.