Earthy, Emily Dora


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 380515
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies Library
Domain: archival
Title: Earthy, Emily Dora
Date(s) of contents: Created 1917-1930
Level of description:
Extent and medium: 3 boxes

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s): Earthy | Emily Dora | fl 1917-1958 | missionary

Administrative/Biographical history: Emily Dora Earthy (known as Dora Earthy) worked as a missionary in Portugese East Africa (Mozambique) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, from September 1917 to December 1930. She then obtained a grant from the Research Committee of Bantu Studies of the University of Witwatersrand, to cover six month's fieldwork among the Valenge women of that country, compiling raw material for her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa (Oxford University Press, 1933).

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated in 1987.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1917-1930, collected by Dora Earthy during her fieldwork amongst the Valenge women, including notes and drafts of her book Valenge Women: the social and economic life of the Valenge women of Portugese East Africa in various typed and hand-written stages.

System of arrangement:

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English; some manuscript notes in Lenge, Chopi

Conditions governing access: Unrestricted.

Conditions governing reproduction: No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids: Unpublished handlist.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Date(s) of descriptions: 15 May 2000


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
African cultures
Authors
Cultural anthropology
Cultural heritage
Customs and traditions
Ethnology
Field work
Gender roles
Lay missionaries
Missionaries
National cultures
Religious groups
Research work
Social roles
Social stratification
Women authors
Women missionaries

Personal names
Earthy | Emily Dora | fl 1917-1958 | missionary x Earthy | Dora

Corporate names
United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel x Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

Places
Africa
Mozambique
Portuguese East Africa
Southern Africa