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John Gay Collection, 1916-2002


Series: Box 1 Agriculture, 1964-2002

Subseries: Livestock

Sheep Dissection, 1967 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Agriculture in Liberia Reference Sources, 1989 

Conservation/Preservation, 1964 - 1974 , undated

Development, 1970 

Forestry, undated

History, undated

Subseries: Rice Farming

Expansion, 1973 

Production, 1973  , undated

Survey, 1969

Swamp Rice Cultivation, 1967 - 2002 

Subseries: Types & Methods

4-H Club, 1970 

Cash-Crops, 1974  , undated

Cooperatives, 1969 - 1973 

Free Association, 1973 - 1974  , undated

Kissi Farming, undated

Land, 1970 

Problem Methods, 1968 

Rubber, 1970  , undated

Smallholder Farming, 1967 - 1974 

Subsistence Farming, 1968 

Tenure Systems, 1970 

Traditional Farming, 1968 

Series: Culture, 1916 - 2001

Subseries: Anthropology

Fieldnotes - Bellman, 1967 - 1968 

Fieldwork, 1971 

Law & Personality, 1967  , undated

Subseries: Customs

Bandi Folklore, 1973  , undated

Burial, 1967 - 1969 

Cultural Patterns, 1965,   undated

Folktales, 1968 - 1972 

Friendship, 1962 

Kinship, 1966 - 1969 

Marriage, 1963 - 1980  , undated

Secrecy, undated

Secret Societies, 1916 - 1972  , undated

Social Organization, undated

Social Structures, 1936 

Trust, undated

Subseries: Fine Arts

African Music, 1971  , undated

Art, 1958 

Hinterland Mythology, 1968 

Kayapo Myth, undated

Kpelle Music, 1972 - 1973 

The Legend of Chief Kortuma, undated

The Life and Death of a Young Girl, undated

Mammy Water, 1969 

Music Guides, undated

Photographs, undated

Box 2 Plays, Stories, undated

Poetry, undated

Sankawulo Autobiography, 1965 - 1966 , undated

Traditional Songs, 1969 - 1971 

Subseries: Games & Crafts

Children's Games, 1970 - 1974 

Country Cloth, 1973 , undated

Kboo, undated

Malang, 1970 - 1974 

Subseries: Interviews/Surveys

Balama, 1971 

Benjamin-Ta, 1974 

Bunug-Ma, 1974 

Feema-Ta, 1973 

Gabai-Ta, 1974 

Gbansu, 1969 

Gbansu-Kpai Kweli, 1974 

Gbansu-Manin Kweli, 1974 

Gbansu-Siyeta-Kweli, 1973 

Gbansu-Sulonma-Kweli, 1973 

Gumei, 1974 

Kiamu-Ta, 1974 

Kolahun History, 1961 

Kolo-Kwele, 1973 

Kogo-Ta, 1974 

Kpanawei-Ta, 1974 

Kweni-Ta, 1974 

Labor Surveys, undated

Loma, 1964 

Mandingo, 1972 

Mena-Tig-Ta, 1974 

Moluba-Ta, 1974 

Gumakolii-Ta, undated

Nyaipu-Ta, 1974 

Nyyuc Yaila, 1973 

Pa lala, 1973 

Pele-Polu, 1973 

Rural Development Questionnaire, undated

Sumo-Kai-Sia-Ta , 1973 

Tokolog-Ta, undated

Tokpa-Ta, 1973 

Tulemu, 1973 

Yakpalo-Ta, 1974 

Yee-Mei, 1973 

Zagee, 1974 

Subseries: Magic

Divination, 1967 - 1969 

Kpelle, 1949 

Possession, undated

Witchcraft, 1964 - 1972 

Subseries: Medicine

Animal Doubles, 1969 - 1972 

Birth & Survival Rates, 1973 - 1974 

Country Medicine, 1964 

Fertility, 1973 

Kpelle, 1968 - 1973 

Phebe Hospital, 1970 - 1972 

Studies, 1973 

Stuffing, 1972 

Tribal Medicine, 1961 - 1971 

Twins, 1971 

Subseries: People

African Women, undated

Balama Residents, 1970 

Cultural Heritage, 1972 

Dan/Guere or Gio/Kran, 1974 

Dey, undated

Gbansu Biographies, 1974 

Gbansu Genealogies, undated

Gbansu Residents, undated

Gbansu Surveys, 1974 

Glebo , 1970 

Goe, 1973 

Kpelle Ethnic Personality, undated

Box 3 Kpelle Ethnography I, 1965 - 1973 

Kpelle Ethnography II, 1965 - 1973 

Kpelle History - Christopher Dorweh, 1970 - 1974 

Kpelle History - John Korkoya, 1972 

Kpelle Life & Practice, 1965 - 1973 

Kpelle Women, 1977 

Krahn, undated

Kru, 1939 - 1977 

Kwii, 1968 - 1974 

Lofa County History, 1968 

Loma, undated

Lorma, 1960 

Madame Suakoko, 1969 

Madingo, 1969 

Meleki Residents, 1970 

Mixed, undated

Parakole, 1966 - 1968 

Sinyea History, 1973 

Sinyea Residents, 1965 - 1969 

Sucromo History, 1969,   undated

Yakpolo Family, 1965 - 1973 

Subseries: Religion

African Religion, undated

Episcopal Church, 1960 - 2001  , undated

Islam, 1971 

Kpelle Religion, 1968 

Miscellaneous, 1969 -1981 

Missionaries, 1971 - 1972  , undated

Supernatural, 1968 

Series: Economy

Subseries: Industry

Business Enterprise, 1969 

Business Growth, 1973 

Case Studies, 1972 

Cooperatives, 1968,   undated

Entrepreneurship, 1965 - 1975 

Iron, 1974 

Issues/Problems, 1973 

Labor Surveys, 1921 - 1973  , undated

LAMCO, 1969 - 1973 , undated

Manpower in Upper Lofa County, 1972 

Mining, 1964 - 1969 

Box 4 Rubber, 1959 - 1979 

Summaries/Surveys, 1964 - 1966 

United Nations Development Programme Assistance, 1974 

The Upper Lofa Project, undated

Subseries: Minsitry of Planning & Economic Affairs

Censuses, 1972 - 1974 

Conferences, 1973 

Economic Development, 1971,   undated

Equality, 1973 

Human & Natural Resource Development, 1973 

Institutional Planning, 1972 

Planning & Planning Machinery: Data Gathering Analysis, & Research, 1973 

Rural-Regional Development Planning, 1973 

Urban Employment Development, 1973 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Technology & Impact, 1971 

Subseries: Trade

Agricultural Trade, undated

Coastal Trade, 1970 - 1978  , undated

Market Prices, 1969 - 1972  , undated

Merchants, 1970 - 1977 

Slave Trade/Labor, 1973 

Series: Education

Subseries: Curriculum

Changes in Curriculum, 1971 

Curriculum Conference, 1971 

Curriculum Lectures, 1973 

Curriculum Materials, 1970 

High School Curriculum, 1972 

Higher Ed Curriculum, 1970 

Subseries: Educational Development

Educational Development in Liberia, 1964 - 1971 

Factors, 1968 

Rural School Development, 1967 

Subseries: Education in Liberia

Education & Vocation, 1973  , undated

Education Elements, undated

Education Reform, undated

Educational Systems, undated

Educational Views, undated

Interviews, 1967 

Liberian Schools, 1959 -1967 

Notes on Education of Kpelle, 1965 - 1966 

Schools of Papers, 1970 

Subseries: Higher Ed

African Studies, 1970 

Cuttington College , 1969 - 1972 

University of Liberia, 1971 - 1988 

Subseries: Liberia

Elementary School Lessons, 1971 

High School Lesson Plans, undated

Kpelle Grammar, undated

Kpelle Verb Forms, undated

Missionary Lesson Plans, undated

Syllabus, 1975 

Subseries: Liberian Research Association

Conferences, 1968 - 1972 

Membership List, 1971 

Newsletter, 1975 

Reports, 1971 

Subseries: Literacy

Literacy Materials, 1969 - 1971 

National Literacy Campaign, 1969 

Vai Literacy Project, 1977 

Subseries: Problems

Box 5 Causes of & Solutions to Issues in Education, 1969 - 1973 

Dropouts, 1970 - 1972 

Economic Effects on Education, 1970 

Improved Efficiency of Learning Project, 1985 

Mass Education, 1964 

Sande School Closing Photos, 1967 

School Closings, 1965 - 1967 

Unification, 1964 

Subseries: Psychology

Cognition, 1965 - 1972 , undated

Communication, 1992 , undated

Cultural Difference Theory, 1971 

Decision-Making, 1965 

Language & Behavior, undated

Logic, 1964 - 1973  , undated

Quantitative Behavior, 1968 

Social Roles, 1967 

Studies & Experiments, undated

Traditional Politics, undated

Subseries: School Types

Bush Schools, 1965 - 1967  , undated

Comparisons, 1973 

Government Schools, 1969 

High Schools, 1977  , undated

Religious Schools, 1970  , undated

Subseries: Teachers

National Teachers Association of Liberia, 1960 - 1962 , undated

Research & Studies, 1973 

Rules & Regulations, 1960 

Teacher Training Workshops, 1966 - 1990 

Teaching Roles, 1972 

Zorzor Teacher Training Institute, 1968 

Series: Government

Subseries: Americo-Liberians

Americo-Liberian Oligarchy, 1969 - 1989 

Settlers, 1969 

Tolbert, 1973 

Tubman Era, 1971 - 1977 

Subseries: Civil Conflicts

African Magazine Articles, 1979 - 1990 

American Magazine Articles, 1980 - 1998 

Bulletins, 1984 - 1989,   undated

Child Soldiers, undated

Clippings - Unknown Source, undated

Complete Magazines, 1981 - 1990 

Cows of Dolo Ken Paye, undated

Correspondence, Bantu-Zangai, 1980 - 2002 

The Daily Observer Clippings, 1988 

ECOWAS/ECOMOG, 1992 

European Magazine Articles, undated

Foreign Involvement, undated

Friends of Liberia, 1992 - 1995  , undated

Humanitarian Appeals, 1990 - 1998 

International Herald Tribune, 1980 - 1990 , undated

Kpelle Warfare, 1919 - 1972 

Liberia After the Coup, undated

Liberia National Transitional Government, 1994 

Box 6 Liberia Update, 1988 - 1990 

Liberia Watch, 1989 - 1991 

Liberian Frontier Force, 1978 

Mani Invasions, 1982 

Miscellaneous Magazine Articles, 1979 - 1998 

Miscellaneous Newspaper & Clippings, 1980 - 1988 

New York Times & New York Post Clippings, 1980 - 1988  , undated

Programs, Pamphlets, Speeches, 1980 - 1989 

Social Conditions, 1985 

Solutions, 1998 

Washington Post & Washington Times , 1980 - 1989 , undated

Subseries: Foreign Policy

Liberian Diplomatic Relations, undated

Policy During World Wars, undated

United States Policy & its Influence, 1990 

Subseries: Government Practices

Colonialism, 1858 - 1974  , undated

Continuity, 1970 

Decentralization, 1989 

Debt, 1971 

Detribalization, undated

History, 1964 

Hut Tax, 1972 

Imperialism, 1967 

Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, & Tourism, 1974 

Modernization, undated

Nationalism, 1971 - 1972  , undated

Regulations, 1931 

Taxation, undated

Westernization, undated

Subseries: History

Emergence of the Nation, undated

Exploration, 1962 

Migration, 1970 - 1974 , undated

The Scramble for Africa, undated

Subseries: Law

Arson Case, 1965 

Assassination of Bishop Brown, 1969 - 1970 , undated

Bellemu Case, 1965 

Case of the Sojourning Wife, 1965 - 1968 , undated

Complaints, 1965 

House Palaver Cases, 1965 

J.P. Case, 1965 

Kpelle Law, 1963 - 1971 , undated

Marriage Cases, undated

Personal Accounts, 1966 - 1974 

School Palavers, 1967 

Trials, 1968 

Subseries: Maps & Geography

Archaeology, 1967 - 1974 

Bureau of Natural Resources & Surveys, 1966 - 1967 

Department of Defense Maps, 1966 - 1969 

Geology, undated

Geophysics, 1969 

Liberian Geographic Names, 1955 

Liberian Geography, 1953 - 1969  , undated

Liberian Maps, 1952 - 1972  , undated

Maps of Gbansu Area, 1973 - 1974 

Mineral Resources, 1967 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Box 7 Invitations/Greeting Cards, 1960 - 1972 

Open Letter to Attorney General, 1967 

Programs, 1959 - 1972 

Subseries: Political Systems

Agenda - National Patriotic front, 1990 

Chiefdoms, 1962 , undated

Family & Political Class Structure, 1974 

Kpelle Interviews, 1960 

Kpelle Politics, 1968 , undated

Kpliopo & Wedabo Politics, undated

Subseries: Transportation

CARE/Sierra Leone Rural Penetration Roads, undated

Traffic Density Surveys, 1970 

Series: Linguistics

Subseries: Kpelle

Categorization, undated

Class, Identification, undated

Classification, 1965 - 1973 

Fieldwork, 1964 , undated

Grammatical Outline, undated

Kaaseg, 1968 , undated

Kinship terms, 1967 - 1974 

Nominals, 1969  , undated

Phonology, 1962  , undated

Syntax, undated

Verbal System, undated

Wm. E. Welmers Grammar Research, 1964 - 1972 

Word Lists, undated

Subseries: Languages

Gola, 1962 

Krahn, 1972 

Kru, 1972 - 1977 , undated

Languages of Liberia - Overview, 1970 , undated

Liberian English, 1962 - 1972  , undated

Linguistics Programs, 1971 - 1973  , undated

Loma, undated

Mande, undated

Mel, 1965 

Vai, 1967 - 1978 , undated

Subseries: Proverbs

Collected by John Korkoyah, 1967 - 1969 

Collected by Paul Ricks, 1972 

Collected by William Murphy, 1973  , undated

Use & Interpretation Among Kpelle, 1970 - 1973 

Series: Publications

Subseries: Arts & Literature

Box 8 Education for the Masses, Selected Poetic Works, Neville Best , undated

Essay and Poems, E.K. Sherman, undated

Liberian Arts and Crafts, undated

Miscellaneous Literature, 1963 - 1979  , undated

Subseries: Bibliographical References

Bibliography of Foreign Languages, Frances Ingemann, undated

Biography on Liberia, (Parts I-III)," Svend Holsoe, 1971 - 1976 

General Bibliography of the Republic of Liberia, Warren D'Azevedo & Marvin Solomon, 1962 

Liberia in the 19th Century: a Bibliographic Essay, Harry Moribs, 1972 

Miscellaneous References, undated

Study Guide for Liberia, Svend Holsoe, 1967 

Subseries: Educational Materials

Improved Efficiency of Learning Workbooks, 1984 , undated

Kpelle Language Workbooks, undated

3 Folders


Mathematics and Logic in the Kpelle Language, John Gay & William Wellmers, 1971 

Miscellaneous Articles, 1970 - 1984  , undated

Miscellaneous Educational Booklets, 1962 - 1980 , undated

New Directions for Education and Training in Liberia, 1976 

Socio-Economic Characteristics of Candidates for the Liberian National Examination , Bertha Azango, 1968 

Subseries: Foreign Language

Liberia, Dick Manfred, 1968 

Book Chapter in French, P. Lassort & M. H. Lelong, 1947 

Loma Weekly Paper, 1974 

Religious Stories, 1963 - 1966 

Fables, Stories, and Workbooks, 1957 - 1966 , undated

Subseries: Journals

Box 9 Journals, 1971 - 1999 

Liberia Forum, 1986 - 1988 

Liberian Studies, 1967 

Liberian Historical Review, 1964 - 1971 

Letter to the Liberian Research Association, Bertha Baker Azango, 1972 

Liberian Research Association Journal, 1968 - 1972 

Subseries: Miscellaneous

Addresses Given by William R. Tolbert, Jr., 1971 - 1973 

Calendars, 1980 - 1981 

Conference Proram, 1989 

Directory and Who's Who, 1971 

Handbook for Lutherans in Liberia , undated

Box 10 Liberia Watch, undated

Kpelle - English Dictionary, Pt. 1, Theodore Leidenfrost & John S. McKay, 1973 

Kpelle Literacy Center Calendars, 1974 - 1980 

Letters between Dr. Werner Korte & John Gay, 1989 

Liberia Working Group , Papers and Publications Order Forms, 1989 

Liberian Studies Association Conference Program & Letters to Participants, Allen R. Boyd, 1974 

Miscellaneous Addresses Given at the University of Libera , 1978 

Miscellaneous Pamphlets, undated

Miscellaneous Publications, undated

Oral Literature, William P. Murphy , undated

University of Liberia Special Convocation Program, 1978 

Subseries: Newsletters & Magazines

Africa Confidential, 1991 

BMC News, 1970 

Contact, 1969  , undated

Cuttington Review, 1961 - 1972 

Cuttington Review, 1967 

Focus on Liberia, 1993 - 2000 

Friends of Liberia , 1992 

Interculture News, 1973 

LAMCO News, 1971 

LibUNESCO, 1972 

Liberia, 1973 

Liberia Alert, 1986 

Liberia Official Gazette, 1970 - 1971 

Liberia Watch, 1990 - 1991 

Liberian Education Review, 1962 - 1963 

Liberian Research Association, 1975 

Lofaland, 1992 - 2000 

Lutheran, 1991 

Pepperbird, 1993 - 1997 

Revelation, 1973 

SUB, 1972 - 1973 

Teachers College Bulletin, 1964 

Topic, undated

Torch, 1971 - 1972 , undated

Subseries: Official Reports

Agency for International Development, 1984 

Annual Agency Report, Peter G. Dorliae, 1967 

Department of Education , 1970 

Department of Education , G. Flamma Sherman, 1970 

Department of Public Information, 1995 

Education and World Affairs, 1965 

Ethnographic Survey of Southeastern Liberia , Prelimnary Report on the KRU, Kjell Zetterstrom, 1969 

Family Planning Association of Liberia, William A. Hill , 1970 

Friends of Liberia , 1994 - 1996 

Hunger and Starvation in Africa , Reverand Thomas E. Hayden & Richard J. Massaro, 1985 

International Labour Office , 1972 

Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 1990 

Ministry of Education , G. Flamma Sherman, 1972 

Notes on Literacy Training at Camp Schiefflin, Richard L. Bethards , 1965 - 1967 

OPEX Quarterly Report, 1980 

Phebe Health Center, 1995 

Report on Liberia Human Rights Issues, Reverand Thomas Hayden, 1985 

Republic of Liberia Ministry of Agriculture, C.E. Van Santeri, 1974 

Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia, undated

Western Council of the Association for Teacher Education in Africa , Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman, 1973 

Zorzor Teacher Training Institute, Liberia , 1975 

Subseries: People & Culture of Liberia

Artist Archetype in Gola Culture , Warren D'Azevedo, 1965 

Changing Africa Through Its Eyes, Melissa Pfeiffer, undated

Common Principles of Variant Kinship Structures Among the Gola of Western Liberia , Warren D'Azevedo, 1962 

Emigrants to Liberia 1820 - 1943 , Tom Swick, 1971 

Box 11 Hinterland of Liberia, Sir Alfred Sharpe, undated

Immigrants to Liberia 1865 - 1904 , Peter Murzda, Jr., 1975 

Informational Department of State Publication, 1968 

Liberian National Programme of Integrated Rural/Regional Development , C. Campaigne, 1975 

Near Edge of Change, Tana Christianssen & John Gay, undated

Observing the 1997Special Elections Processing in Liberia , undated

Orientation Towards the Future by Liberian School Children, Ruth Fricke, 1979 

Report of the Seminar on Anthropology in Liberia, 1968 

Setting of Gola Society and Culture, Warren D'Azevedo, 1959 

Tour in the Liberian Hinterland, Braithwaite Wallis, undated

Subseries: Photocopies & Newspaper Clippings

Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1969 - 1998 , undated

Miscellaneous Photocopies of Newspaper & Magazine Clippings, 1976 - 1998 , undated

Subseries: Scholarly Works

Articles by William Murphy , 1980 - 1981 

Black American Images of Liberia 1977 - 1974 , Lenwood Davis, undated

Doctoral Thesis, David Lancy , 1974 

Doctoral Thesis, Leon Weintraub , 1973 

Kpelle: A Study of Political Change in the Interior of Liberia , Fulton, undated

Kpelle of Liberia, James Gibbs, undated

Liberian Educational and Cultural Research Project, 1970 

Management Practices and Prospects: A Study of the Liberian Agricultural Sector , 1984 

Mediation and Transfer in Concept Formation, Joseph Glick, 1966 

Occupational Expectations and Status Attainments Among Librarians , Konia Kolleloh, undated

Papers from the Seminar of Liberian Educators for the Liberia Training Project, 1965 

Profile of Liberian Women in Development, 1982 

Profile of Liberian Women in Marketing, Brahima Kaba, 1982 

Box 12 Reasons Why Mano Students Drop Out of School, Lawrence Taryor & John Gay, 1971 

Report on Teacher Manpower Study in Liberia, Igolima Amachree & Jabaru Carlon, 1969 

Research on the History of the Liberian Press, 1971 

Standardization of Liberian Ethnic Nomenclature, Svend Holsoe, 1979 

Student Case Study, Simeon Cole, 1971 

Student Essay, Julius Alade, 1973 

Student Essay, Julius Alade, Okon Ekanem, William Eastlake, 1973 

Student Essay, Emmanuel Ayodele, 1971 

Student Essay, Olutokunbo Disu, John Gay, Carter Zerbe, 1972 

Student Essay, JSM Massaquoi & John Gay, 1972 

Student Essay, Neo Mnumzana, 1972 

Student Essay, John O'Grady, 1969 

Student Essay, Gabriel Olaniawo, 1974 

Student Essay, Mellissa Pfeiffer & John Gay, 1970 

Student Essay, Robert Steward, John Gay, Carter Zerbe, 1972 

Student Thesis, Roberto Dole & John Gay, 1975 

Student Thesis, Gordon Thomasson, 1987 

Student Thesis, Webster Urey & John Gay, 1973