The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.
Finding aid created by: PRB/MRC
Date: 20 May 2008
|3 Jun 2008||corrections (MRC)|
|24 Sep 2010||bio correction (MRC)|
|27 May 2011||additions (MRC)|
|11 Sep 2019||media added, rehoused for offsite (MS)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Wilkin, Paul David.|
|Title:||Paul David Wilkin Papers Relating to Education in the North Western Province of Zambia|
|Quantity:||1.25 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Transcripts of interviews with various Zambian and English individuals involved in education; photocopies of giovernment records and files from the Ministry of Education, Regional Headquarters, Solwezi.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Paul David Wilkin graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1962. From 1963-1965 he was a Fulbright teacher in Zambia, becoming the first headmaster of Balovale (now Zambezi) Secondary School. He spent a year (1966-1967) at the Kenya National Archives as an associate archivist, sponsored by Syracuse University, and then took a position with the University of Zambia (UNZA), where he was a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Education from 1971-1975 at their main campus in Lusaka. Then from 1975-1979, under the auspices of the Department of Continuing Education, he opened and ran a UNZA center in Solwezi for the entire North Western Province (NWP) of Zambia.
In 1979 Wilkin returned to the United States to work towards his PhD at Syracuse University, which he completed in 1984. After this, he shifted his focus to computer instructional design and training, doing work for (among others) Chase Manhattan Bank and the New York Department of Information Technology (DOITT). From 1986-2001 he worked for Merrill Lynch in their desktop publishing/graphics center, handling introduction of and training on new software applications. During much of this same period he served as a consultant and project manager for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, which is affiliated with Columbia University. In 2001 he joined the staff full time and assists in epidemiological research.
The Paul David Wilkin Papers Relating to Education in the North Western Province of Zambia consists of interviews and other material collected by Wilkin while in Zambia as a teacher. Wilkins' goal was to investigate the history of the country and in particular the North Western Province (NWP). According to Wilkin:
"My academic research on the history of Zambia and the NWP was meant as basic historical research...I had initially intended to end my dissertation in 1964, but...[instead] ended it in 1945. Thus many of these oral interviews and other material that focus on the period 1945-1964 were not fully utilized. They now await use by a new generation of scholars." [Letter from the donor, July 2006]
Overview materials contains Wilkin's biographical sketch and an explanation of his connection with the North West Province (NWP). Also included here are a complete list of interviewees, listed several ways, and copies of interview questionnaires.
Interviews and related documents contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Wilkin from 1976-1979. For some interviews, the original audio recordings are also included.
Related documents consist of a small amount of correspondence, a manuscript by and correspondence with John "Ginger" Wright, a folder of material from the Mutanda Mission in Solwezi District, and one folder of material from Wimbledon at the British headquarters of the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF). AEF was formerly known as the South African General Mission (SAGM).
Ministry of Education, Solwezi contains photocopies of government records and files from the Ministry of Education, Regional Headquarters, Solwezi. According to Wilkin's notes that accompany the material, "As of mid-1979, the repository consisted of government records and files stored in an old shed. The files start in 1954, when the NWP was permanently severed from the old Western (now Copperbelt) Province...the original order of these files is impossible to discern." The first folder includes a very detailed listing of all files, cross-referenced where possible with the original file numbers.
The material is in the order as provided by the donor. As far as possible, all folder titles are as provided by the donor; titles or additional information provided by the processor are enclosed in square brackets [ ].
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has a large number of collections relating to adult and continuing education generally. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing. See also the David Wilkin / Muriel Williams Sanderson Correspondence for additional Wilkin material.
Wilkin, Paul David.
University of Zambia. -- Centre for Continuing Education.
University of Zambia. -- Deptartment of Education.
Continuing education -- Zambia.
Education -- Zambia.
Kabompo District (Zambia)
Kasempa District (Zambia)
Mwinilunga District (Zambia)
North-Western Province (Zambia)
Solwezi District (Zambia)
Zambezi District (Zambia)
Zambia -- History -- 1924-1953.
Zambia -- History -- 1953-1964.
Genres and Forms
Manuscripts (document genre)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Paul David Wilkin Papers Relating to Education in Zambia,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Paul David Wilkin, 2008, 2010.
Interviews and related documents
Ministry of Education, Solwezi
|Box 1||[PDFs of material in the collection] - accompanied by file listing provided by donor (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_001)|
|Box 1||Paul David Wilkin's biographical sketch and connection with the NWP 1963-1984|
|Box 1||Interviewees listed several ways and Interview questionnaires used in the mid-1970s|
|Interviews and related documents|
|Box 1||[Chizawu] Interview with Mr. Chifuanyisa Silas Chizawu 1976|
|Box 1||[Forman] Interview with Ms. Janetta Forman 12 Jan 1976|
|Box 1||[Kalepa] Interview with Mr. Remus Kalepa 23 Feb 1978, 7 Mar 1978|
|Box 1||[Kibolya] Interview with Mr. Tito Kibolya 10 Nov 1977|
|Box 1||[Letchford] Interview with Mr. Peter Letchford 21 Nov 1975|
|Box 1||Interview with Rev. Peter Letchford in Albany, NY 21 Nov 1975 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_002)|
|Box 1||[Manuwele] Interview with Mr. Sachilombo Manuwele Jun 1976|
|Box 1||[Mujatulanga] Interview with Mr. Lubinga Mujatulanga 12 Nov 1978|
|Box 1||[Mukimwa] Interview with Mr. David Mukimwa 12 Nov 1978|
|Box 1||[Mutembu] Interview with Mr. Kangasa Mutembu 7 Dec 1976|
|Box 1||[Mutwale] Interview with Mr. M.E. Mutwale 14 Nov 1978|
|Box 1||Interview with Mr. E. Mutwale; part of Interview with Mr. S. Manuwele 11 Jun 1976; 14 Nov 1978 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_003)|
|Box 1||[Mwondela] Interview with Mr. John Mwondela 8 Jan 1979, 24 Mar 1979 - includes photograph|
|Box 1||Interview with Mr. John Mwondela in Lusaka, Zambia 8 Jan 1979 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_004)|
|Box 1||[Ngalande] Interview with Mr. Aaron Ngalande 14 Nov 1978; 20 May 1979 - 3 WAV files|
|Box 1||Interviews with Mr. Aaron Ngalande in Kasempa, Zambia 14 Nov 1978; 20 May 1979 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_005)|
|Box 1||[Nisbet] Interview with Alexander and Marjorie Nisbet 10-11 Jan 1976, 1-2 Apr 1978|
|Box 1||[Riddell] Interview with Ms. Agnes Riddell 7 Dec 1976|
|Box 1||[Sameta] Interview with Mr. Silas Sameta 4 Aug 1976|
|Box 1||Interview with Mr. Silas N. Sameta in Kasempa, Zambia 4 Aug 1976 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_006)|
|Box 1||[Sangambo] Interview with Mr. Moses Sangambo 23 Jul 1977, 26 Jul 1977|
|Box 1||[Sayila] Interview with Mr. Peter Sayila 17 Nov 1976|
|Box 1||Interview with Mr. Peter Sayila in Manyinga, Zambia 17 Nov 1976 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_007)|
|Box 1||[Suckling] Interview with Mr. Gordon Suckling 26 Nov 1977|
|Box 1||[Tepa] Interview with Mr. Stanley Tepa 6 Dec 1976|
|Box 1||[Yamba] Interview with Mr. Luka Yamba 8 Jul 1979|
|Box 1||Interview with Mr. Luka Yamba in Solwezi, Zambia 8 Jul 1979 - 2 WAV files (CD) (ID#: wilkin_pd_008)|
|SAGM/AEF Archives interviews|
|Box 1||[Pirouet] Interview with Mrs. Florence Pirouet, by SAGM in England undated|
|Box 1||[Shoosmith] Interview with Mrs. Edith Shoosmith, by SAGM in England undated|
|Box 1||[Misc.] Other conversations / corres. : P.D. Wilkin and individuals re: the NWP mainly 1970s, 1980s|
|Box 1||[Short] Correspondence between Robin Short and David Wilkin 1985-1987|
|Box 1||[Wright] Manuscript by and corres. with John (Ginger) Wright 1970s|
|Box 2||Mutanda Mission (NWP) and Wimbledon, England (AEF): Detailed list of archival materials|
|Box 2||Mutanda Mission (Solwezi Dist): Minutes / Diary / Reports re: education 1934-1952|
|Box 2||Wimbledon Archival Materials: Corres. files re: N. Rh. [Northern Rhodesia?] and Angola, esp. education 1910-1928|
|Ministry of Education, Solwezi|
|Box 2||Detailed listing of file contents 1954-1964|
|Box 2||General provincial materials - Provincial Education Officer, general managers, policy and organization, planning, publications|
|Box 2||Minutes of District Education Authority (DEA), Provincial Education Authority (PEA) and Provincial Teachers Supervisory Council (PTSC) 1953-1964 - includes Solwezi, Balovale, Kasempa, Mwinilunga, and Kabompo districts (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Statistics, general 1958-1964 - policy and organizations statistics for Mwinilunga; primary school statistics; general statistics|
|Box 2||Tour reports 1953-1964 - provincial; Mwinilunga; Manager of Balovale West|
|Box 2||Secondary schools and trade schools 1954-1964 - Solwezi Secondary School; Balovale Trades School; Trades School, general; Balovale Trades School Council|
|Box 3||Solwezi District 1953-1963 - general correspondence with mission agencies and local government officials|
|Box 3||Mwinilunga District 1954-1965 - general correspondence with mission agencies and local government officials|
|Box 3||Kasempa District 1954-1965 - general correspondence with mission agencies and local government officials|
|Box 3||Kabompo District 1954-1964 - general correspondence with mission agencies and local government officials|
|Box 3||Balovale District - general correspondence with mission agencies and local government officials|