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Collection Scope and Content Note


This collection consists of Boniface I. Obichere's professional papers, documenting his career as an UCLA African history professor, an author, and an editor. The papers include correspondence; student and class files; professional reviews and recommendations; papers from various conferences; papers used as editor of the Journal of African Studies, with submissions to that journal; and both Obichere's own book manuscripts and those of other authors. The papers also contain material pertaining to UCLA's African Studies Center (now the James S. Coleman African Studies Center), including newsletters, reports, committee papers, grant information, and papers created by various colloquiums and conferences hosted by the Center. The collection documents numerous organizations and committees in which Obichere participated, in particular: the Biafra Children's Relief Committee/Peace in Biafra; the L.S.B Leakey Foundation; Operation Crossroads Africa; UCLA's Committee on International and Comparative Studies; UCLA's Education Abroad Program to Africa and its Ad hoc Advisory Committee; UCLA's Senate Equal Opportunity Committee/Academic Affirmative Action Compliance Committee; and the United Nations Economic Council for Africa, Conference of African Planners. Maps, photographs, postcards, cassette and reel-to-reel tapes are also incorporated.

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