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F. S. Joelson papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 634

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material relating to F. S. Joelson and his work as editor of the weekly newspaper, East Africa and Rhodesia, and as author of works on East Africa and colonialism. Material includes typescripts of works by or believed to be by Joelson; correspondence and printed material relating to the publication of Joelson's book Germany's Claim to the Colonies (1939); scrapbooks of clippings from the "Who's Who" column of East Africa; scrapbooks of clippings from other East African newspapers; and front page clippings of East Africa and East Africa and Rhodesia. Also included are originals and reproductions of caricatures and cartoons by Ralph Sallon and others. The collection provides insight into British perspectives on Africa during the colonial period of the early- and mid-twentieth century, and documents - in the form of caricature - many of the key figures of the British colony in East Africa prior to the Second World War.

Dates

  • 1917-1982

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The F. S. Joelson Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Maggs Brothers Ltd. on the Philip and Margaret Neufeld Fund of the Yale Library Associates, 2008.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series: I. Writing Files, 1939, undated. II. Other Papers, 1917-1982. III. Scrapbooks, 1930-1972. IV. East Africa and Rhodesia Clippings, 1925-1964. V. Caricatures, 1930-1938.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (19 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.joelson

Overview

The collection consists of material relating to F. S. Joelson and his work as editor of the weekly newspaper, East Africa and Rhodesia, and as author of works on East Africa and colonialism. Material includes typescripts of works by or believed to be by Joelson; correspondence and printed material relating to the publication of Joelson's book Germany's Claim to the Colonies (1939); scrapbooks of clippings from the "Who's Who" column of East Africa; scrapbooks of clippings from other East African newspapers; and front page clippings of East Africa and East Africa and Rhodesia. Also included are originals and reproductions of caricatures and cartoons by Ralph Sallon and others. The collection provides insight into British perspectives on Africa during the colonial period of the early- and mid-twentieth century, and documents - in the form of caricature - many of the key figures of the British colony in East Africa prior to the Second World War.

F. S. (Ferdinand Stephen) Joelson (1893-1979)

F. S. Joelson was a writer on African affairs and the founder and editor of the weekly newspaper East Africa and Rhodesia, which ran from 1924 to 1967 and was known as East Africa from 1924 to 1938. His published books include: The Tanganyika Territory (formerly German East Africa): Characteristics and Potentialities (1920), Eastern Africa Today and Tomorrow (1934), and Germany's Claims to the Colonies (1939).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, and competing priorities. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a medium level of processing shortly after receipt by the library in 2008-2009. Processing included rehousing all material in acid-free folders and boxes (original caricatures and reproductions were already individually sleeved), and organization into series based on activity or format.

Information included in the Description of Papers and Collection Contents is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from a brief survey of the contents. Folder titles are supplied by staff.
Title
Guide to the F. S. Joelson Papers
Author
by Jennifer Meehan
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.