Finding Aid for the Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi, 1945-1973

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi
Date (inclusive): 1945-1973
Collection number: 1645
Collector: Lange, Harold Marius, collector.
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of reports, correspondence, and meeting minutes of educational committees involved in establishing and or improving educational programs in Malawi as well as reports, correspondence, and pamphlets concerning the Malawi Polytechnic University Project. This collection also includes some personal papers of Harold Marius Lange who was the apprenticeship registrar at the Malawi Polytechnic University.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the UCLA African Studies Center. The collection was originally assembled by Harold Lange.

Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Marius Lange collection of material about Malawi (Collection 1645). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233278 

Biography/History

Beginning in 1960s the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) began to fund educational efforts primarily within the Cholo, Blantrye and Chikwawa districts of Malawi, Africa. The largest project was the Malawi Polytechnic University Project. The objective of this project was to create a trained vocational workforce for a self sustainable economy. The United States granted $2,283,000 out of a total cost $2,629,500. In addition to providing funds that went towards construction and equipment, USAID also sent nine technical specialists from the University of Southern California, as well as 1,500 books to start a library. Harold Marius Lange was the registrar of apprentices at the Malawi Polytechnic University and a member of the advisory committee of the apprenticeship board. It is unclear whether or not he was one of the technical specialists sent to Malawi from the University of Southern California.

Scope and Content

This collection includes reports assessing the state of education before and after USAID, meeting minutes and correspondence primarily in the Cholo, Blantyre, and Chikwawa districts of Malawi. This collection also includes correspondence, reports and pamphlets concerning the Malawi Polytechnic University project. Harold Marius Lange's personal papers concerning his position as apprenticeship registrar at Malawi Polytechnic University are also a part of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

University of Malawi, Polytechnic.
Vocational education --Malawi --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

African Education Papers part 1, 1957-1962, 1970.

Scope and Content Note

Articles written on Malawi education, report on teachers' salaries, meeting minutes of educational committees, correspondence regarding the appointment of teachers from the Ministry of Education to the Provincial Education Officer, and correspondence concerning the Nyasaland Christian Council.
Box 1, Folder 2

African Education Papers part 2, 1961-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Official memos sent by the Ministry of Education, student school applications, and meeting minutes for the Advisory Committee on African Education.
Box 1, Folder 3

Cholo District Education Planning, 1963-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Meeting minutes and correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 4

The Central Advisory Committee of African Education Minutes and Reports, 1945-1967

Scope and Content Note

Meeting minutes, rules, and correspondence.
Box 1, Folder 5

University of Malawi Handbooks Volume 2-6, 1972-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Each handbook outlines the required courses, assessment methods, school calendar, and events associated with each field of study.
  • Volume 2: Bunda College of Agriculture.
  • Volume 3: Chancellor College, which emphasizes the social sciences and sciences.
  • Volume 4: Institute of Public Administration.
  • Volume 5: The Polytechnic School
  • Volume 6: Soche Hill College of Education.
Box 1

Pamphlet on Malawi Polytechnic, undated

Scope and Content Note

Chronicles how the school was established, who provided funding, and the academic programs the school offers.
Box 1

The Blantyre Polytechnic School of Ministry of Education Malawi, Africa Semi-Annual Reports, 1963-1968

Physical Description: (6 staple-bound books).

Scope and Content Note

Volumes are dated October 1963 to October 1964, October 1964 to April 1965, April to October 1965, October 1965 to April 1966, April to October 1967, and October 1967 to April 1968.
Box 2, Folder 1

Blantyre District Education Committee, 1961.

Scope and Content Note

Contains meeting minutes, district bulletins, correspondence, lists of schools within the district, and meeting agendas.
Box 2, Folder 2

Blantyre District Education Committee, 1962.

Scope and Content Note

Contains meeting minutes, government reports and correspondence.
Box 2, Folder 3

Chikwawa District Education Committee, 1949-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Contains meeting minutes, correspondence, lists of schools within the district.
Box 2, Folder 4

Cholo District Education Committee, 1950-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Contains meeting minutes, correspondence, lists of schools within the district.
Box 2, Folder 5

H.M. Lange, Personal File, 1965-1972.

Scope and Content Note

News clippings, exams, correspondence, grades sheets, general information regarding the apprenticeship program for which Lange served as registrar of apprentices.
Box 2, Folder 6

Apprenticeship Board Meeting Minutes, 1965-1967.

Box 2, Folder 7

Apprenticeship Ordinance, 1966 January 28.

Scope and Content Note

Official government notice regarding the rules and regulations anyone who is an apprentice for a trade must abide by when living in Malawi.
Box 2, Folder 8

Educational reports on Malawi, ca. 1954-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Report of a Survey of the Vocational and Technical Education needs of Malawi, Report on Education Development 1965-1966, and the Ministry of Education Addresses of Post-Primary Institutions 1967.