Charles Templeman Loram papers
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.
- 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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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
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.
- African Americans
- Education -- South Africa
- Loram, C. T. (Charles Templeman), 1879-1940
- Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942
- Maps (documents)
- Race relations
- Religion -- 20th Century
- South Africa. Native Affairs Commission
- Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958
- Yale University -- Faculty
- Yale-China Association
- 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.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
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Sterling Memorial Library
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