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SCOLMA AGM 2019 – Agenda


(UK Libraries and Archives Group on Africa)


The 2019 AGM will be held at the University of Edinburgh at 1.00p.m. on Monday 10th June 2019 during the annual conference,’Decolonising African Studies: questions and dilemmas for libraries, archives and collections’.


1.      Approval of the Minutes of the 56th AGM (posted on our website ).

2.      Report of the Chair 2018/2019 (Lucy McCann).

3.      Financial Statement and approval of audited accounts (Alison Metcalfe).

Appointment of auditor.

4.     Appointment of Officers and Committee.

The following nominations have been received:


Chair – Marion Wallace, British LIbrary

Secretary – Sarah Rhodes, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Treasurer – Pat Hewitt, Robert Sainsbury Library, University of East Anglia

Editor – Terry Barringer (individual member)

Web manager – Jenni Skinner (African Studies Library, Cambridge)

Programme secretary – Dan Gilfoyle, The National Archives

Development officer – [vacant]


Charles Fonge, University of York (elected 2018)

Lucy McCann, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Alison Metcalfe, National Library of Scotland

Katie Sambrook, King’s College London (elected 2018)

Nicky Sugar (Bristol Record Office) (elected 2017)


Barbara Spina (individual member)

Dawn Wright, SOAS Library

ASAUK reps: Stephanie Kitchen, International African Institute, and Toby Green, King’s College London.

5.     Any other business


Secretary:  Sarah Rhodes, Email

The Borthwick Institute for Archives, University of York

University of York crest

The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York holds a wide variety of archives relating to southern Africa, and relate mostly to the period following the Second World War. Zimbabwe and Zambia and certain aspects of South Africa are particularly well represented in the archives, although Botswana, Angola, Mozambique and Namibia are also included in the scope of the holdings.

Notable archives include the archives of Patrick Duncan (anti-apartheid activist) and his father, Sir Patrick Duncan (Governor-General of South Africa), the Capricorn Africa Society, Professor Dennis Brutus (poet and anti-apartheid campaigner, including material on SAN-ROC), Joost de Blank (archbishop of Cape Town), Vivian Oury (director of the Mozambique Company including the port of Beira and Zambezi bridge and railway), copies of diaries and articles of the novelist and poet, Naomi Mitchison, and the papers of Marion, Lady Chesham referring to Tanzanian politics. Recent accessions include the papers of Michael Young on the clandestine peace talks held at Mells Park.

African Research and Documentation 132 – 2017/18, Contents


Hans M. Zell

Publishing in African Languages: a review of the literature


Alan Bell. Terry Barringer

Book Review

African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams From My Father – Africa in the US
Imagination, by David Peterson del Mar. Terry Barringer

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