St. Clair Drake papers 1935-1990


St. Clair Drake papers 1935-1990

Divided into 18 series and spanning the years 1935 to 1990, the collection documents Drake's career as an educator and social anthropologist in the United States, Liberia, Great Britain and Ghana, and consists for the most part of correspondence, writings, office files and research materials. Drake's research notes and his office files from Roosevelt and Stanford Universities have been grouped together but remain otherwise unprocessed. Significant correspondents in the collection include Lawrence Reddick, Claude Barnett, Julian Mayfield, Frank Untermeyer, Adelaide Cromwell, Horace Mann Bond, Horace Cayton, Robert Roberts, Mbiyu Koinange and Mugo Gatheru. A very large portion of Drake's writings remains unpublished; this is especially true of his many conference papers, articles and essays.

48 lin. ft. (27 cartons, 76 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6317110

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