Finding aid for the Noel Q. King Papers

Mathew E. Simpson
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding aid for the Noel Q. King Papers

Collection number: UA 89

The University Library

University Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Mathew E. Simpson
Date Completed:
2013
Encoded by:
Mathew E. Simpson
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Noel Q. King papers
Dates: 1892-1971
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1967-1971)
Collection number: UA 89
Collector: King, Noel Quinton
Collection Size: 4 document boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. University Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection includes an "Islam in Uganda" series of manuscripts and copies of works by Ugandan and foreign writers, from the era of the independent Uganda and the proceeding Protectorate.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the collection.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Arabic, Luganda, and Swahili

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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.

Arrangement

The bulk of the material follows the donor's original arrangement.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
King, Noel Quinton
Islam -- Africa
Islam -- Africa, East
Africa, East -- Religious life and customs

Related Material

UA 90 Religious Studies Board Records
LS 9132 [University of California, Santa Cruz Religious Studies Audio Tapes, 1986-1987]