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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Finding aid revision statement
  • Related Material

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Noel Q. King papers
    Creator: King, Noel Quinton
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.089
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet 4 document boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1971
    Date (bulk): (bulk 1967-1971)
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English, Arabic, Luganda, and Swahili


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by the creators and their heirs. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.

    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.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Mathew E. Simpson in 2013. EAD encoded finding aid by Mathew E. Simpson.

    Finding aid revision statement

    This finding aid was revised in the Reparative Archival Redescription Project. Previous versions of this finding aid are available upon request.

    Related Material

    UA90 Religious Studies Board Records; LS9132 [University of California, Santa Cruz Religious Studies Audio Tapes, 1986-1987]

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Africa, East -- Religious life and customs
    Islam -- Uganda -- History