A student painting a mural, 1945
Scope and Contents
A series of British Official photographs (Crown Copyright Reserved) measuring 255 x 210 mm. They each have the following typewritten caption on the reverse:
'Achimota College, in the Gold Coast seven miles inland from Accra is West Africa's great co-educational boarding school, where 600 West African boys and girls receive as complete an education as European or American children. It is a secondary school, teacher's training college and university rolled into one, and in planning, design and equipment it bears comparison with any educational institution anywhere. Its erection in 1925 cost £660,000 and its maintenance costs are £50,000 annually. It possesses a swimming pool, extensive playing fields, a nature reserve, a demonstration farm and a model village for the college employees. It also has its own hospital, museum, library and printing press. The students live in residential blocks spaced round the grounds, each holding 60 students and divided into 4 dormitories'.
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition, some spotting.
Former / Other Reference
DateText: Dated 'c.1945' in the original typescript catalogue..
Finding aid date
- From the Sub-Series: Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ministry of Information. West African Photographic Service (Organization)
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