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Reefe (Thomas Q.) papers
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Thomas Q. Reefe papers
    Creator: Reefe, Thomas Q.
    Identifier/Call Number: M2517
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1984, 2016

    Content Description

    The Thomas Q. Reefe papers are the materials from a research project entitled "Does God speak to the Ngumba? Church, language and ethnicity in the forest of Cameroon" conducted at various times from 1982 to 1984 in Cameroon and the United States. The materials include published materials, field notes, field recordings, microfilms, photographs, research notes, bibliography lists, photograph postcards, 12 audio cassettes, and 5 microfilm reels.

    Biographical / Historical

    Thomas Q. Reefe is a community organizer, author and professor. In the 1960s, while in the Army Reserves, Reefe joined the anti-war movement. Upon completing his service in Vietnam he got his Phd in African History from the University of California, Berkeley and did field work in Cameroon. He taught History at the University of North Carolina before becoming the Director of Career Services at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was also involved with a variety of community organizations in Santa Cruz including Leadership Santa Cruz County and the Santa Cruz Foster Grandparents.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual & born-digital materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ethnology -- Cameroon
    Anthropology -- Field work