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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Noel Q. King papers
    Dates: 1892-1971
    Bulk Dates: (bulk 1967-1971)
    Collection number: UA 89
    Collector: King, Noel Quinton
    Collection Size: 4 document boxes
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. University Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection includes an "Islam in Uganda" series of manuscripts and copies of works by Ugandan and foreign writers, from the era of the independent Uganda and the proceeding Protectorate.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the collection.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Arabic, Luganda, and Swahili


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Noel Q. King papers. UA 89. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Noel Q. King, 1974.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.


    The bulk of the material follows the donor's original arrangement.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    King, Noel Quinton
    Islam -- Africa
    Islam -- Africa, East
    Africa, East -- Religious life and customs

    Related Material

    UA 90 Religious Studies Board Records
    LS 9132 [University of California, Santa Cruz Religious Studies Audio Tapes, 1986-1987]