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Marcum (John) papers
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Description
John Marcum was an Africanist scholar and political historian who published extensively on post-colonial southern Africa, especially Angola, Mozambique, and South Africa. Marcum was also involved with education and study abroad programs both in Africa and elsewhere.
Background
John Arthur Marcum (1927-2013) was an Africanist scholar and UC Santa Cruz professor emeritus of politics. Marcum was part of a small but passionate group of activist-scholars who helped shape and chronicle American relations with Africa during the collapse of colonialism and the birth of independent Africa. His influence and associations extended from academics and policy makers in the West to emerging leaders of Africa’s pre-independence nationalist movements such as Eduardo Mondlane and Patrice Lumumba. Marcum met, interviewed, and corresponded with many important African political figures, including Kenneth Kaunda, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Agostinho Neto, Holden Roberto, and Jonas Savimbi. He was also deeply involved in efforts to end apartheid in South Africa for more than three decades.
Extent
55 Linear Feet : (68 boxes, 7 map folders)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Some audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Selected media have been transferred and are available digitally.