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King (Noel Q.) papers
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This collection contains manuscripts, interviews and copies of works written primarily in the Luganda language, with many English translations by Ugandan and other writers, from the era of the newly independent Uganda and the proceeding Protectorate, used as a reference library by Mr. King and his associates. Also included is an incomplete manuscript by Ayre Oded on Islam in Buganda, as well as some published materials, correspondence, clippings, and photographs concerning Muslims in Uganda.
Noel Q. King had just set up a Religious Studies Program in Makerere, Uganda, before coming to the University of California at Santa Cruz to teach Religious Studies as Professor of History and Comparative Religion in 1967. A Committee of Studies in Religious Studies was soon formed with Mr. King as Chairperson. Within a couple of years new courses in the history of the world's religions and in traditional African religions were added. By 1971 Religious Studies became an offical major granting a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. King was however affiliatied with the History Board. The reference collection included here was likely to serve both communities, History and Religious Studies.
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