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The W.A. Whitten Collection , 1962-1991
2 cubic feet;
2 records cartons, 86 artifacts, 669 color
Materials are primarily in English
Willie A. Whitten completed his Ed.D.
from Indiana University in 1966. He made several trips to Liberia throughout the
1960s and 1970s as a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
worker in order to gather research for his dissertation. His research interests
include education in Liberian villages with an emphasis on adult education and the
conducting and planning of town meetings. This collection consists of newspaper and
magazine articles from Liberia, government reports, and materials from the Voinjama
School District, as well as 11 open reel tape recordings of town meetings and music
from Liberian tribes. Also included are a collection of color transparencies showing
images of tribal villages and culture, as well as a set of 86 artifacts containing
items such as musical instruments, household tools, textiles, and decorative