Guide to the Thomas Q. Reefe Papers M2517

Gurudarshan Khalsa
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

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

Box 1, Folder 1

Cameroon research trip notebook #1 1984

Box 1, Folder 2

Research notes, interview notes, and bibliographies 1981-1984

Box 1, Folder 3

Bibliography index cards

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 5

Ngumba presentation notes 1985

Box 1, Folder 6

Photo postcards 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 7

Journals and other publications 1981-1987

Scope and Contents

Publications include:
Visual anthropology, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Jay Ruby. Harwood Academic Publishers, 1987.
Human organization: Journal of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Vol. 40, No. 3, Fall 1981
Blakely, Thomas D. and Blakely, Pamela A.R. Visual signs and verbal art in central African funerary observances. Excerpt of Blakely, Thomas D., W. E. A. van Beek, Dennis L. Thomson, Linda Hunter Adams, and Merrill E. Oates. 1994. Religion in Africa: experience and expression.
Buell, Raymond Leslie. The native problem in Africa, Volume II. Photocopy.
Le serviteur: organe d'information de la FEMEC/The servant: FEMEC information organ. 1974
Box 1, Folder 8

Research on the African Protestant Church 2016

Box 1, Folder 9

Newspaper clippings 1981-1982

Box 3, Folder 1

Newspapers 1981-1984

Box 2, audiocassette 1

Tape 1: Conversation with Father Serge Janes at Sangemelima March 13, 1982

Box 2, audiocassette 2

Tape 2: Conversation with Margaret Chase at Yaounde April 22, 1982

Box 2, audiocassette 3

Tape 3A: Testimony and interview of Jean-Jacques Nzhiou at Mbango Village June 18, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 4

Tape 3B: Interview of Jean-Jacques Nzhiou at Mbango Village June 18, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 5

Tape 4: Interview of Kiong Nzambo at Bingambo Village June 20, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 6

Tape 5: Interview of David Ngiamba at Bingambo Village June 20, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 7

Tape 6: Interview of Nna Koum at Lolodorf Village June 23, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 8

Tape 7: Interview of Marc Mamia at Lolodorf Village June 26, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 9

Tape 8: Interview of Marc Mamia at Lolodorf Village June 26, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 10

Tape 9: Interview of Samuel Minkyo Bamba at Lolodorf Village July 1, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 11

Tape 10: Interview of Reverend Ottou Franck Nzhiou at Yaounde July 7, 1984

Box 2, audiocassette 12

Tape 11: Ngumba church music at Yaounde June 6, 1982

Box 2, Folder 1

List of Cameroon field recordings

Box 2, reel 1

Ngumba church microfilm (negative copy)

Box 2, reel 2

Ngumba church microfilm (positive copy)

Box 2, reel 3

Ngumba church strips 1-17 and German era strips 1-15

Box 2, reel 3

Ebolowa strips 1-30

Box 2, reel 5

Ebolowa strips 31-42 and Lolodorf strips 1-20

Box 3, Folder 2

Printout of Ngumba church and German era microfilm strips

Scope and Contents

The printout of the microfilms is of handwritten research notes.