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Charles Templeman Loram papers

Call Number: MS 10

Scope and Contents

The Charles Templeman Loram (1879-1940) Papers document the life work of an internationally famous educator and professor of education in South Africa and at Yale. Most of the seventeen box collection consists of the writings of Professor Loram, his students and his colleagues on a wide variety of topics within the general fields of education, anthropology, religion, and race relations. Over three boxes in the papers consist of notebooks and notes compiled at the University of Cambridge.


  • 1779-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1884 - 1940


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Charles T. Loram, 1940-1952; and Ian C. Loram, 1995.


Arranged in six series and one addition: I. Correspondence. II. Writings. III. Government Records. IV. Miscellaneous. V. Maps. VI. Pictures.


5.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of correspondence, articles, reports, notes, lectures, memorabilia, and other papers of Charles Templeman Loram, educator and professor of education in South Africa and at Yale. Included are papers both from his work at Yale and his earlier work as an educational administrator in South Africa. There is also one box of records from the South Africa Native Affairs Commission.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Loram was educated at the University of the Cape of Good Hope (B.A. 1900), and the University of Cambridge (B.A. and LL.B. 1905, M.A. 1908), and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1917). In Africa, Loram held a number of government positions in education. Beginning as a teacher at Pietermaritzburg College, he was inspector of schools in Natal (1906-1917), Chief Inspector of Native Education (1917-1920), a member of the Union of South Africa Native Affairs Commission (1920-1929), Chief Inspector of Education, Natal (1929-1930), and Superintendent of Education (1930-1931).

In 1931, Charles Loram was appointed Sterling Professor of Education at Yale University, holding the position until his death in 1940. He also served as chairman and director of studies in the department of culture contacts and race relations in the Yale Graduate School from 1933. Other positions and honors held by Loram include: member of the Phelps-Stokes commission to Africa, 1922, to East Africa, 1925; trustee of Yale-in-China, recipient of honorary M.A. Yale University, 1931, recipient of honorary ED.D. University of Colorado, 1937; and participant in many seminars and conferences on the American Indian, Negroes, Africans, and Pacific Islanders. He was the author of The Education of the South African Native, 1919.

Guide to the Charles Templeman Loram Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Joan Williamson and Francis Radvonovsky
September 1969
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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