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Guide to the Claude Barnett Research Collection 1950/1970

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Claude Barnett Research Collection

Dates:

ca. 1950-1970

Collector:

Barnett, Claude, 1890-

Size:

41.00

Repository:

Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies

Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL, 60208
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/africana
Email: africana@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-3084

Abstract:

Consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Geographic Name:

Africa--Politics and government--1945-1960

Africa--Politics and government--1960-

Ghana--Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Claude Barnett Research Collection was received from the Chicago Historical Society in January, 1980. Material included here was separated from the Claude Albert Barnett Papers, 1919-1967, held by the Chicago Historical Society.

Processing Information

Lisa B. Williams, June 1982.

Separated Materials

5 feet of pamphlets, brochures, books and similar printed items were transferred to the Africana Library.

20 feet of news clippings unrelated to African affairs were discarded.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Arrangement of Materials

The collection is organized in the following series: news clippings, photographs, and newsletters.

Scope and Contents

The Claude Barnett Research Collection consists of news clippings, photographs, and newsletters pertaining to African affairs during the 1950s and 1960s. The collection was assembled by Claude Barnett, director of the Associated Negro Press, a wire organization serving black American newspapers, and the World News Service, which provided similar service to African newspapers from 1960 until 1963.

The first and largest segment of the collection is made up of news clippings from American (including black American), European, and African publications. These are supplemented by a small number of press releases and newsletters. Most of this material is arranged alphabetically by African country; smaller alphabetical files of organizations and of subjects follow.

The second major category of material in the collection is photographs. Primarily publicity photos relating to Ghana, many are identified by attached press captions. Photographs concerning Nigeria and Liberia and miscellaneous photographs are also included.

The collection concludes with a small file of newsletters arranged alphabetically by issuing agency.

INVENTORY

Newsclippings

Countries

Box 1

Folder 1

Algeria

Box 1

Folder 2

Algeria

Box 1

Folder 3

Angola

Box 1

Folder 4

Barotseland

Box 1

Folder 5

Basutoland

Box 1

Folder 6

Bechuanaland

Box 1

Folder 7

Burundi

Box 1

Folder 8

Cameroon

Box 1

Folder 9

Cameroon

Box 2

Folder 1

Cameroon

Box 2

Folder 2

Chad

Box 2

Folder 3

Central Africa

Box 2

Folder 4

Congo

Box 2

Folder 5

Congo

Box 2

Folder 6

Congo

Box 2

Folder 7

Congo

Box 3

Folder 1

Congo

Box 3

Folder 2

Congo

Box 3

Folder 3

Congo

Box 3

Folder 4

Congo

Box 3

Folder 5

Congo

Box 4

Folder 1

Congo

Box 4

Folder 2

Congo

Box 4

Folder 3

Congo

Box 4

Folder 4

Congo

Box 4

Folder 5

Congo

Box 4

Folder 6

Congo

Box 5

Folder 1

Congo

Box 5

Folder 2

Congo

Box 5

Folder 3

Congo

Box 5

Folder 4

Congo

Box 5

Folder 5

Congo

Box 5

Folder 6

Congo

Box 5

Folder 7

Congo

Box 5

Folder 8

Congo

Box 6

Folder 1

Dahomey

Box 6

Folder 2

Egypt

Box 6

Folder 3

Egypt

Box 6

Folder 4

Egypt/Arab Countries

Box 6

Folder 5

Equatorial Union

Box 6

Folder 6

Ethiopia

Box 6

Folder 7

Ethiopia

Box 7

Folder 1

Ethiopia

Box 7

Folder 2

Ethiopia

Box 7

Folder 3

Ethiopia

Box 7

Folder 4

Gabon

Box 7

Folder 5

Gambia

Box 7

Folder 6

Ghana

Box 7

Folder 7

Ghana

Box 7

Folder 8

Ghana

Box 8

Folder 1

Ghana

Box 8

Folder 2

Ghana

Box 8

Folder 3

Ghana

Box 8

Folder 4

Ghana

Box 8

Folder 5

Ghana

Box 9

Folder 1

Ghana

Box 9

Folder 2

Ghana

Box 9

Folder 3

Ghana

Box 9

Folder 4

Ghana

Box 10

Folder 1

Ghana

Box 10

Folder 2

Ghana

Box 10

Folder 3

Ghana

Box 10

Folder 4

Ghana

Box 10

Folder 5

Gold Coast

Box 10

Folder 6

Guinea

Box 10

Folder 7

Guinea

Box 10

Folder 8

Guinea

Box 11

Folder 1

Ivory Coast

Box 11

Folder 2

Ivory Coast

Box 11

Folder 3

Ivory Coast

Box 11

Folder 4

Katanga

Box 11

Folder 5

Kenya

Box 11

Folder 6

Kenya

Box 11

Folder 7

Kenya

Box 11

Folder 8

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 1

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 2

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 3

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 4

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 5

Kenya

Box 12

Folder 6

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 1

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 2

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 3

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 4

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 5

Kenya

Box 13

Folder 6

Kenya

Box 14

Folder 1

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 2

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 3

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 4

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 5

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 6

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 7

Liberia

Box 14

Folder 8

Libya

Box 15

Folder 1

Madagascar

Box 15

Folder 2

Malagasy

Box 15

Folder 3

Malawi

Box 15

Folder 4

Mali

Box 15

Folder 5

Mauritania

Box 15

Folder 6

Mauritius

Box 15

Folder 7

Morocco

Box 15

Folder 8

Morocco

Box 15

Folder 9

Mozambique

Box 16

Folder 1

Niger

Box 16

Folder 2

Nigeria

Box 16

Folder 3

Nigeria

Box 16

Folder 4

Nigeria

Box 16

Folder 5

Nigeria

Box 17

Folder 1

Nigeria

Box 17

Folder 2

Nigeria

Box 17

Folder 3

Nigeria

Box 17

Folder 4

Nigeria

Box 18

Folder 1

Nigeria

Box 18

Folder 2

Nigeria

Box 18

Folder 3

Nigeria

Box 18

Folder 4

Nigeria

Box 19

Folder 1

Nigeria

Box 19

Folder 2

Nigeria

Box 19

Folder 3

Nigeria

Box 19

Folder 4

Nigeria

Box 19

Folder 5

Nigeria

Box 20

Folder 1

Nigeria

Box 20

Folder 2

Nigeria

Box 20

Folder 3

Nigeria

Box 20

Folder 4

Northern Rhodesia

Box 20

Folder 5

Northern Rhodesia

Box 21

Folder 1

Northern Rhodesia

Box 21

Folder 2

Federation of Nyasaland and Rhodesia

Box 21

Folder 3

Nyasaland

Box 21

Folder 4

Portuguese Guinea

Box 21

Folder 5

Reunion

Box 21

Folder 6

Rwanda

Box 22

Folder 1

Senegal

Box 22

Folder 2

Senegal

Box 22

Folder 3

Senegal

Box 22

Folder 4

Seychelles

Box 22

Folder 5

Sierra Leone

Box 22

Folder 6

Sierra Leone

Box 22

Folder 7

Sierra Leone

Box 23

Folder 1

Sierra Leone

Box 23

Folder 2

Sierra Leone

Box 23

Folder 3

Sierra Leone

Box 23

Folder 4

Somalia

Box 23

Folder 5

Somalia

Box 23

Folder 6

South Africa

Box 23

Folder 7

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 1

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 2

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 3

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 4

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 5

South Africa

Box 24

Folder 6

South Africa

Box 25

Folder 1

South Africa

Box 25

Folder 2

South Africa

Box 25

Folder 3

South Africa

Box 25

Folder 4

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 1

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 2

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 3

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 4

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 5

South Africa

Box 26

Folder 6

South Africa

Box 27

Folder 1

South Africa

Box 27

Folder 2

South Africa

Box 27

Folder 3

South Africa

Box 27

Folder 4

Southern Rhodesia

Box 27

Folder 5

Southern Rhodesia

Box 27

Folder 6

Southern Rhodesia

Box 28

Folder 1

Southern Rhodesia

Box 28

Folder 2

Southern Rhodesia

Box 28

Folder 3

Southwest Africa

Box 28

Folder 4

Spanish Guinea

Box 28

Folder 5

Sudan

Box 28

Folder 6

Sudan

Box 28

Folder 7

Swaziland

Box 28

Folder 8

Swaziland

Box 29

Folder 1

Tanganyika

Box 29

Folder 2

Tanganyika

Box 29

Folder 3

Tanganyika

Box 29

Folder 4

Togo

Box 30

Folder 1

Togo

Box 30

Folder 2

Tunisia

Box 30

Folder 3

Tunisia

Box 30

Folder 4

Uganda

Box 30

Folder 5

Uganda

Box 30

Folder 6

Uganda

Box 30

Folder 7

Uganda

Box 31

Folder 1

Uganda

Box 31

Folder 2

Uganda

Box 31

Folder 3

Uganda

Box 31

Folder 4

Upper Volta

Box 31

Folder 5

West Africa

Box 31

Folder 6

Zambia

Box 31

Folder 7

Zambia

Box 31

Folder 8

Zanzibar

Box 31

Folder 9

Zanzibar

Organizations

Box 32

Folder 1

African Conference on Rule of Law

Box 32

Folder 2

African Education Conference

Box 32

Folder 3

African Society

Box 32

Folder 4

African States Broadcasting Federation

Box 32

Folder 5

African Telecommunications

Box 32

Folder 6

Afro-Asian Conference

Box 32

Folder 7

Afro-Asian Convention on Tibet

Box 32

Folder 8

Afro-Asian Economic Conference for Economic Cooperation

Box 32

Folder 9

Afro-Asian Ophthalmologic Congress

Note:

Both the original finding aid and the label on the folder use the spelling "Opthalmologic"; the material in the folder uses the correct spelling, which has been included here.

Box 32

Folder 10

Afro-Asian Solidarity

Box 32

Folder 11

Afro-Asian Youth Conference

Box 32

Folder 12

Afro-West Indian Welfare League

Box 32

Folder 13

All African Peoples Conference

Box 32

Folder 14

All African Union Federation

Box 32

Folder 15

American Association of University Women

Box 32

Folder 16

American Committee on Africa

Box 32

Folder 17

American Society on African Culture

Box 32

Folder 18

Catholic Association for International Peace

Box 32

Folder 19

Colonial Development Corporation

Box 32

Folder 20

Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara

Box 32

Folder 21

Conference on African Resources

Box 32

Folder 22

Congress of Heads of States of Non-Aligned Countries

Box 32

Folder 23

Congress of Negro Writers and Artists

Box 32

Folder 24

Congress of the Women of Africa

Box 32

Folder 25

Economic and Social Council

Box 32

Folder 26

Foundation for Mutual Assistance in Africa South of the Sahara

Box 32

Folder 27

Inter-African Press Agency

Box 32

Folder 28

International Commission of Jurists

Box 32

Folder 29

International Congress of African Culture

Box 32

Folder 30

International Court of Justice

Box 32

Folder 31

International Finance Corporation

Box 32

Folder 32

International Library of African Music

Box 32

Folder 33

International Movement Against Racial Segregation

Box 32

Folder 34

International Press Institute

Box 32

Folder 35

International Scouts Conference

Box 32

Folder 36

Interpol

Box 32

Folder 37

Interstate Congress of Health Ministers

Box 32

Folder 38

Lake Forest African Seminar

Box 32

Folder 39

Lane Bryant International Volunteer Award

Box 32

Folder 40

League of Coloured Peoples

Box 32

Folder 41

Lever Brothers Unilever Ltd., United Africa Company

Box 32

Folder 42

New York Times Youth Forum

Box 32

Folder 43

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Box 32

Folder 44

Monrovia Conference

Box 32

Folder 45

Monrovia Conference

Box 32

Folder 46

Operation Africa

Box 32

Folder 47

Operation Crossroads Africa

Box 32

Folder 48

Organization of African Unity

Box 32

Folder 49

Panafrican and Madagascan Union of Believing Workers

Box 32

Folder 50

Panafrican Conference of Journalists

Box 32

Folder 51

Panafrican Freedom Movement for East, Central and Southern Africa

Box 32

Folder 52

Panafrican Students Conference

Box 32

Folder 53

Panafrican Workers Conference

Box 32

Folder 54

Pan American Youth Seminar

Box 32

Folder 55

Positive Action Committee

Box 32

Folder 56

Summit Conference, Paris

1960

Box 32

Folder 57

African and Malagasy Union

Box 32

Folder 58

Union of Radio and Television Networks in Africa

Box 33

Folder 1

United Nations

Box 33

Folder 2

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Box 33

Folder 2

Box 33

Folder 3

World Bank

Box 33

Folder 4

World Congress on Energy

Subjects

Box 33

Folder 5

Africa and the Soviet Union

Box 33

Folder 6

African and the United Nations

Box 33

Folder 7

African Students in the U. S.

Box 33

Folder 8

Afro-Malagasy Union

Box 33

Folder 9

American Negro Activities

Box 33

Folder 10

Arab Countries

Box 33

Folder 11

Austria

Box 33

Folder 12

Britain

Box 33

Folder 12

Box 33

Folder 13

Queen Elizabeth II in Africa

Box 33

Folder 14

Cartoons

Box 33

Folder 15

Casablanca Group

Box 34

Folder 3

Comoro Islands

Box 34

Folder 4

Diplomatic Relations

Box 34

Folder 5

Education

Box 34

Folder 6

Equatorial Africa

Box 34

Folder 7

Foreign Visitors to the U. S.

Box 34

Folder 8

Ghana-Guinea-Mali Union

Box 34

Folder 9

Industry

Box 34

Folder 10

Intermarriage

Box 34

Folder 11

Islam

Box 34

Folder 12

Kano

Box 34

Folder 13

Logos Conference of African and Malagasy Heads of State

1962

Box 34

Folder 14

Newspapers

Box 34

Folder 15

Nuclear Tests

Box 34

Folder 16

Portuguese Colonies

Box 34

Folder 17

Sahara

Box 34

Folder 18

South and Central America

Box 34

Folder 19

Soviet Universities

Box 35

Folder 1

U. S. Policy in Africa

Box 35

Folder 2

World Without the Bomb

Box 35

Folder 3

Xuma

Box 35

Folder 4

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 35

Folder 5

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 35

Folder 6

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 35

Folder 7

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 1

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 2

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 3

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 4

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 5

Africa Miscellaneous

Box 36

Folder 6

Africa Miscellaneous

Committees

Box 33

Folder 16

General

Box 33

Folder 17

Afro-American Issues Committee

1968-1970

Box 33

Folder 18

Archaeology Committee

1964-1966

Box 33

Folder 19

Archaeology Committee

1967-1968

Box 33

Folder 20

Archives-Libraries Committee

1959-1960

Box 34

Folder 1

Archives-Libraries Committee

1959-1960

Box 34

Folder 2

Archives-Libraries Committee Correspondence

1967-1968

Photographs

Box 37

Folder 1

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 2

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 3

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 4

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 5

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 6

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 7

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 8

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 9

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 10

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 11

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 12

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 13

Ghana

Box 37

Folder 14

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 1

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 2

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 3

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 4

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 5

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 6

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 7

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 8

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 9

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 10

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 11

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 12

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 13

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 14

Ghana

Box 38

Folder 15

Ghana

Box 39

Folder 1

Nigeria

Box 39

Folder 2

Liberia

Box 39

Folder 3

Foreign, Miscellaneous

Box 40

Folder 1

Africa, Miscellaneous

Newsletters

Box 41

Folder 1

Africa Development Bank

Box 41

Folder 2

British Guiana

Box 41

Folder 3

Guiana

Box 41

Folder 4

Congo

Box 41

Folder 5

Ford Foundation

Box 41

Folder 6

Forum Service

Box 41

Folder 7

Ghana

Box 41

Folder 8

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (International Development Association)

Box 41

Folder 9

Labor Organizations: International Conference of Free Trade Unions and International Labor Office

Box 41

Folder 10

Somalia (Somali Republic)

Box 41

Folder 11

Union of South Africa