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The W.A. Whitten Collection, 1962-1991
The Willie A. and Lucille S. Whitten Photography Collection
contains nearly 700 images reproduced from slides taken during the
Whittens’ stays in Liberia in the 1960s and 1970s. A native of
Mississippi, Mr. Whitten first traveled to Liberia in 1963 on a United
States Agency for International Development (USAID) project while
completing his graduate studies in adult education. Whitten conducted
research for his doctoral dissertation in Lofa County, receiving a
Doctorate in Education from Indiana University in 1966. He continued as
a USAID education officer in Liberia during the late 1960s. He returned
to Liberia in the late 1970s and early 1980s, before and after the
violent overthrow of the William Tolbert presidency in the military coup
led by Samuel Doe in 1980. The collection includes photographs of the
Liberian towns and schools Whitten visited in his USAID work,
photographs of Liberian government and cultural events, and family
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Indiana University Image Collections Online