Guide to the Noel Q. King papers

Mathew E. Simpson
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

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

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(File A) Local Ugandan Publishers or Writers Series I 1912-1970

Physical Description: 35 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material listed as "File A" in the original order.


Arranged following the list included with the files.
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Original Inventories, circa 1970

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Local Writers No. 1 - Katangulu, M.M., 1968- 1970

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Local Writers No. 2 - Katangulu, M.M. (author), [1968]

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Local Writers No. 3 - [Extract from "Muslim Martyrs of Buganda" (Uganda Journal) by Ahmed Katumba & F.B. Welbourn] [MISSING] 1963 [1964?]

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Local Writers No. 4 - Bakale Mukasa bin Mayanja, "History Booklet of King Mawanga, Kiwewa & Kalema's Battles" and "Akatabo ke Byafayo Eby'entalo za Kabaka Mwanga, Kiwewa ne Kalema" (2 copies), 1932-1965

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Local Writers No. 5 - Kulumba, Sheikh Ali, "The History of Islam in Uganda [Ebyafayo By'obusiramu mu Uganda]" [EMPTY] 1953

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Local Writers No. 6 - Kulumba, Sheikh Ali, "The History of Islam in Uganda" [typescript translation] 1953

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Local Writers No. 6 - Kulumba, Sheikh Ali, "The History of Islam in Uganda" [manuscript of translation] 1953

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Local Writers No. 7 - Nsambu, Sheikh Haji Ahmed, "Islam in Buganda" [manuscript] 1932-1950

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Local Writers No. 8 - Nsambu, Sheikh Haji Ahmed, "Islam in Buganda" (English translation) [carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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Local Writers No. 9 - Nsambu, Sheikh Haji Ahmed, An Account of Islam in Buganda [photocopy of original] 1957

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Local Writers No. 10 - Ssemakula, Sheikh Shuaib [Swaibu], "Autobiography" pt.1. Manuscript, typescript, and photocopy of translation. 1967

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Local Writers No. 11 - Ssemakula, Sheikh Shuaib [Swaibu], Photocopy of "Autobiography" pt.2, 1967

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Local Writers No. 12 - Ssemakula, Sheikh Shuaib [Swaibu], "Autobiography" pt.2. Original photocopy, manuscript and typescript of translation. 1967

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Local Writers No. 13 - Ssemakula, Sheikh Shuaib [Swaibu], List of schools he built [photocopy] 1967

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Local Writers No. 14 - Gomotoka, J.T.K., Translation of Makula, v.6, pp. 2415-2597, 1968

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Local Writers No. 15 - Mukasa, Hamu, Translated extracts of "Simuda Nyoma" (Translated by Dr. Mbasira), 1938

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Local Writers No. 16 - Lwanga, P.M.K., "Life of Miti Kabazzi (an extract), 1947

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Local Writers No. 17 - Kajane, I., "Kabaka Mukabya" - extract of Munno. [Carbon copy of typescript] 1912

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Local Writers No. 18 - Unknown extract [perhaps Ahmad Nsambu] [1967?]

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Local Writers No. 19 - Aliwali, Alfonso, Translation of Ssabawanuuzi (published in Musizi). [Carbon copy of typescript] 1961

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Local Writers No. 20 - Buligwanga, E.M., "Lungfish Clan" (Abe Mamba). [Typescript] 1916

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Local Writers No. 21 - Kagwa, "Basekabaka" extracts. [Carbon copy of typescript] n.d.

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Local Writers No. 22 - Katumba, Ahmed, and F.B. Welbourn, "Muslim Martyrs of Buganda". (Offprint: Uganda Journal, v.28:2, 1964, pp. 151-163), 1964

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Local Writers No. 23 - Lubowa & Hadadi, "Identity of God". [EMPTY] 1963

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Local Writers No. 24 - Ssamula, Kimuli, "Islam for 120 years in Uganda". [Typescript] 1963

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Local Writers No. 25 - Ntege-Lubwaama, "Muslim Education in East Africa". [Typescript] 1963

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Local Writers No. 26 - Mayanja, Bakale Mukasa bin, "History Booklet of King Mwanga, Kiwewa and Kalema's Battles". [Originals & translations] xxxx

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Local Writers No. 27 - Nsimbi, Michael, "Amanya". [Carbon copy of typescript translation] n.d.

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Local Writers No. 28 - Zimbe, "Buganda ne Kabaka". [Manuscript of translation] 1939

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Local Writers No. 29 - Kasirye, Abateregga Kunamulondo. [Photocopy of translation] n.d.

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Local Writers No. 30 - Sekimwanyi, Sheik Haji Abudala M., "Islam in Buganda". (2 translations), n.d.

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Local Writers No. 31 - Kasozi, Abdu B.K., Nabisunsa Paper: "A Historical Approach to the Understanding of the Problems Facing Muslims in Uganda". [Typescript] 1965

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Local Writers No. 32 - Kasozi, A.B.K., "Islam in Busoga". [Photocopy] 1969

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Local Writers No. 33 - Kasozi, A.B.K., "Spread of Islam" 1st draft. [Typescript & photocopy] 1969

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Local Writers No. 34 - Kasozi, A.B.K., "Spread of Islam" 2nd draft. [Photocopy] 1970

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(File B) Foreign Writers, Publications, and Extracts Series II 1892-1967

Physical Description: 15 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material listed as "File B" in the original order.


Arranged following the list included with the files.
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#B1 Gee, T.W., "A Century of Muhammaden..." [EMPTY] 1956[?]

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#B2 Rowe, John A., [Notes on] 2nd Chapter of Thesis. [ Revolution in Buganda, 1856-1900 ] ca. 1967

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Extensive Notes on "Chapter II" [Possibly from John A. Rowe's Thesis: Revolution in Buganda, 1856-1900] ca. 1967[?]

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#B3 Rowe, John A., "A Biographical Approach to Nineteenth Century Buganda History", 1967

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#B4 Hamdun Bibliography of Islam in Africa [Photocopy] n.d.

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#B5 Various Useful But Unknown Extracts [6] 1948-1959

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#B6 Lugard's Reports. [Photocopy] 1892

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#B7 The Mosques of the First Muslims. [Photocopy] n.d.

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#B8 A Collection of Khatbahs (sermons) by Unknown Authors, n.d.

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#B9 Arabic MSS for Use in a Bugano School, n.d.

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#B10 The Uganda Muslim Students' Association Magazine: The Report of the First Muslim Youth Conference [with notes and accompanying letter] 1963

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#B11 "The Muslim Journal - The Magazine of the Makarere College Muslim Brotherhood" no.2, September 1960

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#B12 "Islam and the Early Christian Missions in Uganda, 1844-1910" (Uganda Museum Exhibition Guide), 1960

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#B13 "Okugunjula" [to train or educate] "Abato N'abakulu mu Ddini" (pamphlet) ["Develop youth's Islam"] 1967

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#B14 (Photos & Negatives of Bombo) [EMPTY] 1967

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(File C) "Interviews with Authoritatives", Series III 1950-1970

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material listed as "File C" in the original order.


Arranged following the list included with the files.
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#C1 "Interview with Sheik Shuaib Semakula at Kawempe" [Typescript] n.d.

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#C2 "Sheikh Abdul Rahman Mivule, interviewed by A. Oded and interpreter." [Carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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#C3 "Salim Mbogo of Bukedi, interviewed by A. Oded." [Typescript] 1968

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#C4 "An Interview between Abdu Kasozi and a Warrior." 1967

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#C5 "Jusuf Sekkawu of Butambala - An Interview with Mr. Oded and Interpreter." [Carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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#C6 "Sheikh Ismail Sendawula [of] Butambala, interviewed by Mr. A. Oded and Interpreter." [Carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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#C7 Interview with Hassan Ssebowa [by] K.J. Parry and A.B.K. Kasozi" [Carbon copy of typescript] 1970

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#C8 "Visit to Bombo on 12th May, 1967, by Abdu Kasozi, B.A. II" [Typescript] & "Bombo Revisited" [Holograph] 1967-1968

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#C9 "Old Warrior Asumani Wamala [of] Butambala - Interview with Mr. Oded and Interpreter. 20/12/67" [Carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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#C10 "Mbanda. Sabagabo-Butambala. Interview of A. Oded with Juma Nsambu , (ex-)Saza Chief of Butambala." [Carbon copy of typescript] 1967

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#C11 "Canon Petero Lukungu interviewed by C.K. Bamwoze" [Carbon copy of typescript] 1966

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#C12 Collected Interviews and [other material from the files of Mr.] Doka of Bombo. 1950-1967

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#C13 Abdu Kasozi with Ramadhan Gava - "Uganda Muslim Education Association", "On Kibuli T.T.C. [Teacher Training College]", "Circumcision", 1967

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#C14 Abdu Kasozi with Sheikh Nsambu - "African Muslim Community Natete-Bukoto", "Islam in Uganda", "Interview with Sheikh Haji Ahmed of Natete", 1965-1966

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"Interview with the Old Warrior in Butambala County [by] Mr. Abdu Kasozi." 1967

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"What Happened if One Became a Muslim - The Old Worrior (sic) Tells His Own Experience: written & arranged by M. Amin Mutyaba." 1967

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(File D) Unorganized Material, Series IV ca. 1945-1971

Physical Description: 11 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material listed as "File D" in the original order.


Arranged by content or format.
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"Bits Left Over" ca. 1968-1971

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"Bits Not Used" 1971

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A Dossier of Muslim Documents Concerning the African Muslim Community, ca. 1945-1970

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945-1969

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Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.

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Miscellaneous Invitations, 1964-1966

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Miscellaneous Programs, 1963, 1966

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Miscellaneous Essays, ca. 1965

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Clippings, 1962-1971

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University of East Africa History Class Final Examination, 1968

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Miscellaneous Photographs, n.d.

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Ayre Oded Material, Series V 1969-1971

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Contents

This series contains material concerned with an unidentified manuscript of Ayre Oded, a graduate of Hebrew University who lived and studied in Uganda from 1962 to 1968. Mr. King was helping edit the text. Mr. Oded, along with Abdu Kasozi, co-wrote along with Mr. King the monograph Islam and the Confluence of Religions in Uganda, 1840-1966 , published in 1973.


Arranged by manuscript chapter.
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Outlines [Carbon copies of typescripts] n.d.

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Notes & Correspondence with NQK re manuscript, 1969-1971

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Manuscript - Chapter 2 [several drafts] ca. 1969

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Manuscript - Chapter 3, 1971

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Manuscript - Chapter 5, 1971

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Manuscript - Chapter 6, ca. 1971

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Manuscript - Chapter 7, ca. 1971