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Papers on women in Uganda

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 166

Scope and Contents

Three papers regarding Ugandan women and correspondence regarding the Bell photographs presented to the R.C.S.


  • Creation: 1961 - 1981


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Biographical / Historical

Jane Bell M.B.E. lived in Uganda from 1952 to 1961 where her husband, Christopher Richard Vincent Bell (b. 1911), was successively Deputy Director and, from 1958, Director of Education. Jane Bell was interested in the status and education of women, and was Chairman of the Further Education Sub-Committee of the Uganda Council of Women.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 45

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Jane Bell, January 1981.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes 39 prints and 49 negatives presented by Jane Bell, which were used at an exhibition at the conference 'Uganda women look ahead'.


'Further education for the women of Uganda' in 'African women', vol. IV, 1962, pp. 73-77, is an abridged version of RCMS 166/1.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Bell, Jane, fl 1952-1981

Includes index.
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