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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Lamar Henderson papers
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1996
    Date (bulk): 1986-1990
    Collection Number: 2009C51
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: Pamphlets, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, clippings, other printed matter, letters, and notes relating to Ethiopia's droughts and famines, receipt of relief and development assistance, political conditions, and civil war.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Collector: Henderson, Lamar

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lamar Henderson collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2009.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical note

    After earning his B. A. in Sociology, Lamar Henderson went to Ethiopia from 1968 to 1971 as a Peace Corps volunteer, participating in designing and building projects for the Engineering section of the Ministry of National Community Development and Social Affairs. He designed, estimated, and built several public works projects which fostered an interest in building and architecture. After he returned to the United States, Henderson attended the Design School at the California Institute of the Arts where he received an MFA in Design. He then earned his Master's degree in Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning from UCLA and went on to teach for ten years at the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America.
    Inspired by his Peace Corps experience, Henderson remained very involved in Ethiopian support and relief groups throughout his life. He was an active member in EthioPRAG, a group concerned with raising awareness about famine in Ethiopia and supporting scholarly research of possible solutions, as well as the Bay Area Chapter of Friends of Ethiopia, where he actively tried to recruit and connect with other people who had lived in Ethiopia.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Comprised of pamphlets, serial issues, bulletins, newsletters, clippings, other printed matter, letters, and notes relating to Ethiopia's droughts and famines, receipt of relief and development assistance, political conditions, and civil war. Most of the printed matter is from 1985 through 1989 and includes items such as research reports on economic conditions in Ethiopia and draft constitutions of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The collector's original folder names have been kept as the series' names.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Droughts--Ethiopia.
    Ethiopia--History--1974-
    Famines--Ethiopia.
    International relief.