Beasley, Ina M.
Introduction
Ina M. BEASLEY
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Education
(b) Female circumcision
2. Personal Papers
(a) 1941-48 Sudan service
(b) Post Sudan service
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Speeches, Books
(a) Articles by Beasley
(b) Articles by others
(c) Speeches by Beasley
(d) Speeches by others
(e) Books
5. Newspaper Cuttings
(a) 1945-1959 Education
(b) 1948-1962 Politics
(c) Female circumcision
(d) General
6. Printed Material
(a) In Archive
2. In Library
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Beasley, Ina M.
Dates of creation: 1898-1982
Extent: 2.5 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: material relating to service in the Sudan
Language: English

Ina M. BEASLEY

(1898-1994)

1939-1942 Superintendent Girls' Education (Omdurman)
1942-1949 Controller Girls' Education (Khartoum)
1949 Retired from Sudan service


Arrangement

1. Official Papers
(a) Education
(b) Female Circumcision
2. Personal Papers
(a) 1941-48 Sudan Service
(b) 1949 Post Sudan Service
3. Diaries
4. Articles, Speeches, Books (Drafts)
(a) Articles by Beasley
(b) Articles by others
(c) Speeches by Beasley
(d) Speeches by others
(e) Books
5. Newspaper Cuttings
(a) 1949-59 Education
(b) 1948-62 Politics
(c) 1945, Female Circumcision
(d) c.1960-68 General
6. Printed Material
(a) In Archive
(b) In Library

Catalogue
1. Official Papers
(a) Education
SAD.657/1/1
[1898]
Extract from Kitchener's appeal for funds for the Gordon Memorial College, outlining the aims of education in the Sudan
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/1
SAD.657/1/2-9
1901-1925
Extracts from annual reports on the progress of education in the Sudan
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/2-9
SAD.657/1/10-21
1905-1928
Extracts from official reports illustrating the development of girls' education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/10-21
SAD.657/1/22-49
1938 May 27
“Proposals for the expansion and improvement of the education system in the Sudan” [by C.W.M. Cox, Director of Education]
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/22-49
SAD.657/1/50
1938-1943
Education Department statistics showing the growth in the number of schools and pupils
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/50
SAD.657/1/53-62
1940 Dec
Note by Beasley on girls' elementary education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/53-62
SAD.657/1/67-73
1941 Mar 29-1943 Jul 25
Report of a meeting to discuss girls' education; note of action taken subsequent to the meeting; and note by Beasley on further developments in girls' education (Apr 1943) with covering note by C.W. Williams, Acting Director of Education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/67-73
SAD.657/2/3-6
1943 Mar 14
Estimate of staffing position with regard to Sudanese mistresses for 1943-48 with explanatory letter from Beasley to the Director of Education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/3-6
SAD.657/1/63-66
1943 Apr
Note on further developments in girls' education by Beasley
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/63-66
SAD.657/1/74-81
1943 Oct 13
Agenda and notes by Beasley for a departmental meeting to discuss girls' education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/74-81
SAD.657/1/83-85
1943 Oct 31
Record of a meeting held in the Asst. Director's office to discuss girls' education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/83-85
SAD.657/1/82
1943 Nov 8
Agenda for an extra-departmental conference on girls' education in the Northern Sudan
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/82
SAD.657/1/51-52
1943
List of schools arranged by province showing the numbers of girls in each class
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/51-52
SAD.657/3/1-58
1944-1949
Papers relating to girls' education in the Nuba Mountains including:
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/3/1-58
SAD.657/3/1-2
1944 Sep
Comments by Beasley on Mr. Kingdon's proposals for education for Nuba girls
SAD.657/3/3-7
1945 Apr 3
Report by Beasley on Salara Girls' School, Western Jebels (C.M.S.) with correspondence from C.W. Williams, Director of Education re the appointment of a woman educationist at the school
SAD.657/3/8-29
1945 Jul
Report by Beasley to the Director of Education on education for Nuba girls putting forward her ideas on official language, religious teaching, government v mission schools and staffing, with notes used in preparation
SAD.657/3/30-45
1946-1947
Correspondence re the Girls' Education Conference at Dilling with notes used as a basis for discussion, agenda and minutes
SAD.657/3/46-49
1947 Jul-Dec
Correspondence from C.W. Williams and K.J. Nobbs of the Sudan United Mission re the opening of a girls' school in Heiban, in the Nuba Mountains
SAD.657/3/50-56
1949 Feb 23-Mar 19
Report on C.M.S. educational work in the Nuba Mountains by C.W. Williams with related correspondence
SAD.657/3/57-58
1949 May 11
Letter from C.W. Williams re the opening of a Girls' Training College of the West, with copy record of a meeting held at the Ministry of Education to discuss same
SAD.657/3/59-103
1946-1949
Papers relating to girls' education in Equatoria Province, including:
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/3/59-103
SAD.657/3/59-78
1946 May 18
Report by Beasley on the C.M.S. schools at Yei, Yambio and g, Roman Catholic Sisters' schools at Mupoi, Wau and Mboro and boys' schools at Loka, Bussere, Wau, Mboro and Meridi, inspected during a tour in Equatoria 7-23 Apr 1946 (2 copies).
See also under 2. Personal Papers)
SAD.657/3/79-88
1947 Dec 1
Report by Beasley for the Director of Education on teacher training for girls in the south (2 copies)
SAD.657/3/89-94
1948 Sep 18
Report by Beasley on the conference of women educationalists in the South with related letter from the Director of Education
SAD.657/3/95-96
1949 Apr 2
Minutes of a meeting at D.C. Juba's office to discuss the setting up of an education council
SAD.657/3/97
1949 Apr 8
Agenda for the Bari Education conference held at Yei
SAD.657/3/98-103
1949 Apr
Report by Beasley on a tour of inspection of Equatoria Province when she visited girls' schools at Torit, Palataka, Loa, Rejaf, Yei and Juba and paid courtesy visits to boys' schools at Liria, Okaru, Palataka and Yei, with letter from Beasley to the Director of Education re the need for a scientific investigation into the high infant mortality rate in Torit district
SAD.657/1/86-99
1946 Oct 7
Note by Beasley on rural education with related letter by unknown correspondent commenting on points raised in the note
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/1/86-99
SAD.657/2/1-2
[1946]
Copy of appendix III to the “Ten year programme for educational expansion in the northern Sudan”
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/1-2
SAD.657/2/10-16
1947
Annual report by Beasley on girls' education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/10-16
SAD.657/2/7-9
1948 May 7
Note by Beasley on policy regarding transfers and appointments of teachers in girls' education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/7-9
SAD.204/4/3-7
Observations on the future of girls' education in the Sudan and what might happen to the old traditions if more women were educated
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/4/3-7
SAD.204/4/8-9
Notes on the possible establishment of a Girls' Training College on Aba Island and subjects that might be included in the curriculum
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/4/8-9
SAD.657/2/17-26
1950 Feb 28
Report by C.H. Geary, Chief Woman Education Officer, Northern Provinces, Nigeria, on girls' education in the Sudan
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/17-26
SAD.657/2/37-39
1953 Jan 8
Extracts from the record of the dispute between the Ministry of Education and the School Mistresses' Trade Union, listing the main demands of the union
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/37-39
SAD.657/2/27-36
1958-1959
Progress reports on education in the Sudan 1957/58 and 1958/59, the latter by A.A. Taha, Director of Education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/27-36
SAD.657/2/40-43
[c. 1959]
Note by Beasley of significant developments in the field of education, culminating in the establishment of the University of Khartoum 1956, with details of literacy and numbers of pupils and students
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/40-43
SAD.657/2/44-49
1962 Jan
Synopsis for paper on “Planned agricultural development in the Sudan” by Maria Grey
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/2/44-49
SAD.658/4/49-58
1976 Dec 27
Biographical information on Malakat al-Dar Muhammad `Abd Allah (1922-69), headmistress of the Girls' Elementary School at El Obeid and later Inspectress in the Education Office there. Details from her sister `Aisha Muhammad `Abd Allah and from Beasley's journal
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/49-58
(b) Female circumcision
SAD.657/4/1-274
1936-1949
Papers concerning female circumcision including:
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/4
SAD.657/4/3-8
List of school mistresses who signed the pledge against female circumcision
SAD.657/4/9-14
1936 Mar 9
Paper on female circumcision in the Sudan delivered by D.R. Macdonald, M.B.
SAD.657/4/15-18
Appendices I and II to unknown report on “Female circumcision in the Sudan” and cicatrisation
SAD.657/4/19-22
1939 Dec 2
Translation of the Mufti's fatwa concerning female circumcision
SAD.657/4/23-24
1942 Jun 29
Account of Amin Efendi Babikr's defence of pharaonic circumcision
SAD.657/4/26
1944 Jul 17
Translation of a speech against pharaonic circumcision made by Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman at the conclusion of his annual marriage festival in Omdurman
SAD.657/4/27-28
1944 Oct 21
Note of class discussions held at the Girls' Training College on female circumcision and cicatrisation
SAD.657/4/29-34
1945 Feb 1-8
Copy of a note by Beasley on female circumcision given to A.M. Hancock, Asst. Civil Secretary with statistics of girls circumcised at the Girls' Intermediate School and the Girls' Training College
SAD.657/4/37
1944 Oct
Extract from The Medical Women's Federation quarterly review on female circumcision in the Sudan
SAD.657/4/38-40
1945 Mar 21
Note by Beasley on female circumcision
SAD.657/4/42
1945 Jan 22
Report by A. Muir, Medical Inspectress on the method of delivery of child in normal labour of a woman who has been circumcised
SAD.657/4/43-46
1938
Article by Allan Worsley on “Infibulation and female circumcision ...”
SAD.657/4/47
1945 Apr 28
Circular letter to all Sudanese members of the Education Department urging them to work against female circumcision
SAD.657/4/48
Note of resolutions on female circumcision passed by the Advisory Council for the Northern Sudan
SAD.657/4/59-50
1945 May 30
Record of a meeting held in the Civil Secretary's office to discuss the implementation of the above resolutions
SAD.657/4/51-55
1945 Aug 17
Note by Beasley on propaganda undertaken by the Education Department against female circumcision
SAD.657/4/56-57
1945
Copy of the undertaking by mistresses on the Girls' Training College course to discourage female circumcision
Arabic and English
SAD.657/4/49-61
1945 Sep 2
Draft letter from Beasley to the Governor of Kordofan proposing a propaganda tour of the province by a senior Sudanese mistress
SAD.657/4/62-70
1946 Jan 2
Note by Beasley on investigations carried out in Britain into the possibility of undertaking a large scale propaganda drive in the Sudan against female circumcision; with related notes and correspondence
SAD.657/4/71-72
1945 Dec 31
Draft ordinance on female circumcision presented to the third session of the Advisory Council
SAD.657/4/73-74
Account of a propaganda tour of Kordofan undertaken by Sitt Nafissa Awad al-Karim
SAD.657/4/83-89
1946 Jan 24
Progress report by Beasley on the propaganda campaign with draft handbills used to educate Sudanese women
SAD.657/4/90-94
Letters to Beasley from Nafissa Awad al-Karim while in Kordofan
Arabic
SAD.657/4/96-102
Talk on female circumcision to be given to fourth year girls during hygiene lessons
Arabic and English
SAD.657/4/103-108
1946 Mar 7
Speech against pharaonic circumcision by Sitt Nafissa, translated into English by Bushra Efendi
SAD.657/4/109-111
1946 Mar 7
Copy of speech by Sitt Nafissa to mothers in the Girls' Intermediate School
Arabic
SAD.657/4/113; 657/4/125-127
1946 Jun 18
Minutes of the first meeting of the Standing Committee on female circumcision
SAD.657/4/114-119
1946 Mar and May 6
Notes of appreciation by the governors of Kordofan and Blue Nile Province for the propaganda tour by Sitt Nafissa Awad al-Karim
SAD.657/4/121
1946 Aug 31
Report by Elfrida Whidbourne to the Civil Secretary on a Sunna circumcision of a young girl
SAD.657/4/122-123
1946 Jul 7
Note for the Civil Secretary by J.C. Penney on the question of government support for the Egyptian form of Sunna circumcision
SAD.657/4/128-202; 657/4/228-239
1946-1948
Minutes of the meetings of the Standing Committee on female circumcision with related papers
SAD.657/4/203-205
1947 Dec 1
Report by E.M. Kendall, Principal Midwives Training School on anti-circumcision propaganda carried out by the staff of the Midwives Training School during 1947
SAD.657/4/209-210
1947 May 29
Note by Beasley on the feasibility of starting a female circumcision clinic
SAD.657/4/215-216
1949
Cuttings from the Sudan Star and The Times on Sir Basil Neven-Spence's question in the House of Commons on the practice of female circumcision in the Sudan
SAD.657/4/217
1949 Feb 20
Letter from Muriel McBain, Girls' Intermediate School, Wad Medani on the lack of progress in promoting the Sunna form of circumcision
SAD.657/4/219-211; 657/4/247-256
1949 Mar 9
Progress report by Beasley on the campaign against female circumcision, with draft
SAD.657/4/240-246
1949
Transcript of speech by Sir Basil Neven-Spence to the House of Commons with reply by the Minister of State, Mr. McNeil
SAD.657/4/257-261
1949 Apr 5
Minutes of the fifth meeting of the Standing Committee on female circumcision
SAD.657/4/262-269; 657/4/273-274
1949
Cuttings from British newspapers on female circumcision
SAD.204/4/1-2
1947 Nov 3
Instructions to headmistresses on teaching a lesson outlining the evils of female circumcision.
Translated from Arabic
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204//4/1-2
2. Personal Papers
(a) 1941-48 Sudan service
SAD.657/5/1-134
1941 Apr 5-1948 Mar 28
Letters from Beasley to her mother Mrs. A.B. Girdwood mainly concerned with family and personal matters, the progress of the war, developments in Burma (where Beasley lived with her former husband), the publication of her novel and arrangements for annual leave. There are also brief references to annual leave in Palestine, visiting Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv (657/5/4); her appointment firstly as Acting Controller of Girls' Education (657/5/14) and later as Controller, from Oct 1942 (657/5/23); inspection trip to Kassala, 1941 (657/5/25); trip to Wadi Halfa, 1941 (657/5/27); trek to the Red Sea Hills, 1942 (657/5/36); annual leave in the Lebanon, 1942 (657/5/39-42); difficulties recruiting British staff (657/5/47); trek to Blue Nile Province, 1942 (657/5/58); working as an announcer for the Omdurman Broadcasting Station, 1942 (657/5/60); annual leave in the Lebanon, 1943 (657/5/72-78); guest of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman on Aba Island, 1945 (657/5/110); negotiations on the future of the Sudan, 1946 (657/5/121,123-124); trek to El Fasher, 1948 (657/5/132-133). Most of these subjects are covered in much greater detail in Beasley's diaries and letters to her sister (see below)
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/5
SAD.657/6/1-59
1945 Jun 8-Jul
Letters from Beasley to her sister Mrs. Sheila Connelly taking the form of trek diaries. Each "letter" covers one stage of an inspection trip or a whole tour and in addition to details of schools visited contains descriptions of the journeys undertaken, the terrain through which she passed and the towns and villages in which she stayed. This series of letters was started at the end of the Second World War shortly after Mrs. Connelly had been widowed
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/6
SAD.657/6/2-19
Account of a journey in the company of Miss Hodgson from Omdurman to Dilling in the Nuba Mountains, 21-23 Apr 1945. Background information regarding religion in the Nuba Mountains and government policy towards the introduction of missionary schools. Journey made as the result of a request from the C.M.S. for a grant for a girls' school. Describes travel by train through Kosti, Tendelti, Umm Ruwaba, Rahad and El Obeid and the second stage by lorry to Dilling. Description of each town visited including a particularly detailed one of Kosti with an account of the freeing of slaves there and the current use of prison labour
SAD.657/6/20-36
Continuation of the above journey travelling by lorry from Dilling to Salara and back and from there to Rashad via Delami. Account of a meeting with the Sudanese A.D.C. at Dilling with description of the town and its resthouse. Assessment of the mission station and school at Salara and its staff. Description of the Nuba people and of birds encountered. Explanation of government control of dura supplies
SAD.657/6/37-59
Continuation of the above tour travelling by lorry from Rashad to Umm Ruwaba via Abbasia. Inspections of schools in all three towns; meeting with D.C. and his family at Rashad. Description of wild life encountered on the road to Abbasia and a display of dancing by young girls
SAD.657/7/1-105
1945 Aug 10-1947 Mar 7
Letters from Beasley to her sister Mrs. Sheila Connelly taking the form of trek diaries. Each "letter" covers one stage of an inspection trip or a whole tour and in addition to details of schools visited contains descriptions of the journeys undertaken, the terrain through which she passed and the towns and villages in which she stayed. This series of letters was started at the end of the Second World War shortly after Mrs. Connelly had been widowed.
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/7
SAD.657/7/1-19
1945 Aug 10
Account of a visit to Aba Island as the guest of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi to attend the opening of an extension to the boys' school and a new girls' school. Background information on support for Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman and Sayyid `Ali Mirghani. Tea-party at the Omdurman house of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman. Journey by train to Rabak and from the station by car. Description of the Sayyid's home. Meeting with Sitt Medina, Sudanese inspectress of girls' schools. Various meals with Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman. Inspection of girls' school, the cotton-spinning workshop, dairy and the Sayyid's private museum. Meeting with Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman's wife. Description of rehearsal of procession for the day of festival. Comments on the use of women for heavy manual work. Day of school opening-visit to agricultural tent; opening ceremony performed by Beasley; failure of guests to arrive
SAD.657/7/20-29
1945 Dec 29
Account of a return air journey from London to the Sudan
SAD.657/7/30-54
1946 Apr 8
Account of a tour of inspection of schools in Equatoria. Journey by air to Juba, stopping at Malakal and including description of game. From Juba to Yei by lorry stopping to inspect the boys' intermediate school at Loka and Yei girls' school. By car to Meridi and visit to mission schools for boys and girls; inspection of girls' school at Yambio; Catholic mission school for girls at Mupoi; Wau mission schools for boys and girls; boys' school at Bussere; Mboro mission school for girls; Tonj government school for boys. Return journey to Juba stopping at Rumbek, Mvolo and Amadi. Discussion of plans for education for southern girls and the long-term effects on tribal life of the introduction of education
SAD.657/7/55-105
1947 Mar 7
Tour of inspection to Kassala Province. Description of luggage taken on a typical trek. Journey by train from Khartoum across the Blue Nile by Sennar Dam to Gedaref. Description of the town and inspection of the girls' school; tea with one of the nazirs ; preparations for a visit by the Governor-General. By train to Kassala; inspection of two girls' schools, one built by Sayyid `Ali al-Mirghani; visit to the home of Shaikh Ibrahim to meet women. By car to Aroma, meeting with notables at the courthouse to discuss the possibility of opening a school. On to Wagar for an inspection of the boys' school and discussions with local women on education for girls. Visit to a Hadendowa tribal gathering at Tementai to encourage chiefs to support education. Train journey to Port Sudan, then travel by lorry through Suakin to Tokar for a brief inspection of the girls' school. Return journey in the company of a cotton broker.
(Ms (55-94) and ts (95-105) copies)
(b) Post Sudan service
SAD.658/1/1-2
1949 Jul 24
Details of proposed research by Beasley into the various systems of education for girls in Muslim countries, submitted as an application for a Leverhulme Research Fellowship
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/1/1-2
SAD.204/5/1-5
1950 Feb-1980 Jan
Four letters to Beasley re various aspects of girls' education and appreciation for her hard work in the field
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/5
SAD.204/6/1-40
1976 Apr 15-1985 Mar 19
Letters exchanged between Beasley and the Anti-Slavery Society on female circumcision and the writing of articles on the subject for various publications
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/6
SAD.204/7/1-121
1976 Apr-1985 Nov 18
Letters to and from Beasley concerning books, articles, television and radio programmes on female circumcision, its prevalence in the world and the need to outlaw the practice in the UK through parliamentary action. Includes correspondence with the Fawcett Society, Women's International Network, theof World Health Organization, the General Medical Council, member Parliament and others
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/7
SAD.204/8/1-2
[c. 1969, 1976]
Biographical information on Beasley
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/8/1-2
SAD.204/8/3
1949 Sep
One page of music manuscript, with words and music, "I took my love to the mountain top"
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/8/3
3. Diaries
SAD.204/9-204/11
1939 Nov 7-1949 Apr 13
Two volumes and one 25-page typescript covering inspection trips throughout the Sudan by Beasley The first volume (1939-1945) gives details of each trip and each inspection; the second volume (1945-1949) presents summaries of trips, entries being made after her return from long treks. The narrative of volume II lacks specific dates, though month and year are indicated. Subject by subject details of each inspection are not recorded in the diary after March 1943. Beasley notes that such information may be found in her official reports. Both volumes and typescript record in minute detail the difficulties of travel, observations on terrain and climate, encounters with teachers, pupils, government officials, village/tribal leaders, women and missionaries. Beasley frequently ponders the problems of cross-cultural contacts and conflicts, "progress", independence, appropriate education and the British role in the Sudan
SAD.204/9
SAD.204/9/1-7
1939 Nov 7-26
Beasley appointed Inspector of Girls' Primary Schools. Describes first visits, including St. Joseph's in Khartoum, CMS School and Wad Nubawi School in Omdurman and El Abbasiya School. Comments on interest of children, competence of teachers, condition of buildings, effectiveness of syllabus, difficulties of language differences among pupils and teachers
SAD.204/9/7-8
1939 Nov 27
American Mission School, Khartoum North; comments on staff, teaching syllabus, standards and buildings
SAD.204/9/8-9
1939 Nov 28
Unity High School: excellent impression of this school for girls of various non-Sudanese communities. Headmistress trying to enroll some Sudanese girls. Teaching entirely in English
SAD.204/9/9-10
1939 Dec 2
Khartoum North School: full inspection carried out. Class in oral composition very exciting as students seemed willing to participate and put aside their usual shyness
SAD.204/9/10-13
1939 Dec 18
Long report on visit to a Coptic school, with new Egyptian headmistress and a largely male staff. Comments on equipment and materials, atmosphere and quality of teaching
SAD.204/9/13-14
1939 Dec 26
Comments on report by Miss N.E. Ainley and Miss M.C. Warburton on "Girls education in the southern Sudan"
SAD.204/9/14-16
1940 Jun 2
Visit to St. Joseph's in Omdurman, with Sister Francesca as head. Teaching done in English and Arabic. Nuns teaching in senior school; young women trained at the school teaching in the lower forms. Staff and students of several nationalities
SAD.204/9/16
Observed exams at the Training College: conduct of the exam, marking and results
SAD.204/9/16-18
1940 Jan 10
At opening of new school in Berber. Local officials present; 80 places available, many little girls turned away. Comments on building, supplies, teachers
SAD.204/9/18-24
1940 Jan 14
Went to Bakhr-er-Ruda with G.H. Bacon, principal of the School of Agriculture, and W.B. Jamieson, Chief Inspector of Schools, to observe the work of the Training College: housing, gardens, teaching experience, teaching methods. Visited classes, talked with the boys and the teachers in training. Lengthy observations on the philosophy of education and its acceptance by the people of the Sudan. Particularly interested in the teaching of art; also in the experimental "project lessons" in which small groups of students carry out a project such as operating a market stall
SAD.204/9/24-25
1940 Jan 16
Visited Dueim Girls' School: comments on quality of teaching, materials used, size of classes, and condition of the building
SAD.204/9/25-26
1940 Jan 17
Toured the school in Gulli, the only town in the Sudan with a full girls' school but only a lower boys' school. Observations on cleanliness, tidiness, and attitudes of the teachers
SAD.204/9/26-27
1940 Jan 18-19
Discussed adult education for women with the Sudanese masters in one village [not named]. Beasley encouraged mothers' meetings from time to time to learn first aid, cooking or hygiene
SAD.204/9/27-29
1940 Jan 23
Visited two villages near Bakhr-er-Ruda: the first a cultivators' village; the second of "half-nomadic" people
SAD.204/9/29
1940 Feb 4
Went to Khartoum North to count stores at the school and visit needlework classes. Comments on atmosphere and quality of work
SAD.204/9/29-30
1940 Feb 6
At Abu Ruf, observations on abilities of headmistress and teachers
SAD.204/9/30-31
1940 Feb 10-12
Abbassia and Beit al-Mal: comments on buildings,teachers and responsiveness of pupils
SAD.204/9/31-32
1940 Feb 13-15
Summoned to a talk with the Director of Education, V.L.H. Roseveare; discussed expansion of education for women, the success of Bakhr-er-Ruda, shortage of supplies and need to educate women about evils of female circumcision
SAD.204/9/32-33
1940 Feb 16
Attended opening of the School of Agriculture
SAD.204/9/33-35
1940 Feb 23
Miss Harvey, head of Training College, returned from Bakhr-er-Ruda. Discussion of administrative duties at the TC and longer discussions with V.L. Griffiths on the need for Sudanese women to do welfare work. Possible training course; type of women needed
SAD.204/9/35-37
1940 Feb 24-27
Inspected El Murada School with Sitt Negiba. On to Buri and Shambat. Discussed attitudes of teachers and pupils, lesson planning, classroom conditions
SAD.204/9/37-39
1940 Mar 3
Toured to Osman Saleh. Went to El Obeid with Miss Harvey, visiting the administrative offices and learning about the problems of the province from the Governor. Comments on school buildings, lessons, and standards. El Obeid a good model for expansion of women's education. Visited the gum market; auction procedures. West African labourers moving into this part of the Sudan
SAD.204/9/39-40
1940 Mar 11-13
Schools at Bereir and Osman Saleh. Comments on morale of teachers and pupils; quality of buildings and materials
SAD.204/9/40-43
1940 Mar 14-18
New sites needed for the four worst schools in Omdurman. Money available for new buildings. Went to inspect Khartoum Deims school again. Unsafe and unhealthy buildings a constant worry
SAD.204/9/43
1940 Apr 6
Train trip to Rufa`a; terrain dry and desolate. Visited house and orchard of local holy man
SAD.204/9/43-47
1940 Apr 7-10
Visited first girls' school in the Sudan, begun twenty years earlier by Babikr Badri. Comments on buildings, teaching, classroom atmosphere. Went to Deims Rufa`a; noted energetic atmosphere and willingness to try new methods. Observed different standards between European and Sudanese arts. Meeting with local women to discuss adult education; some interested in sewing lessons. Visit to Hillaleia School
SAD.204/9/47-48
1940 Sep 11
Comments on the Training College and the effect of its policies on the country's schools
SAD.204/9/48-51
1940 Oct 8-12
Visited schools at Burri, Wad Nubawi and Berber. Observations on arithmetic, drill and needlework. Methods at the Training College under scrutiny
SAD.204/9/51-55
1940 Oct 15-23
To Dongola, a very attractive city, but with urban problems of poverty and overcrowding. Comments on school standards and teachers. Kindergarten recently introduced; comments on overcrowding and shortage of materials. Visit to Khanduq and Tangassi
SAD.204/9/55-57
1940 Oct 24-30
Inspection in Merowe. Noted enthusiasm of teachers and pupils; quality of building and lesson plans; atmosphere encouraging discussion and questions
SAD.204/9/57-59
1940 Dec 6-7
Arrived at Shendi. Tea with family of headmistress and sister; first women in family to work outside the home. Inspected school in Metemma
SAD.204/9/59-60
1940 Dec 8-12
Visited school at Ed Damer. Some original ideas being tried, with success, in the hygiene and sewing classes. Governor came to visit and tour schools. Beasley visited CMS school in Atbara; parents paid fees. Government school soon to be built
SAD.204/9/60-63
1941 Jan 18-22
Visits to Kosti and Gulli. Kosti school building well maintained and attractive. School at Gulli doing well. Beasley puzzled about supplies for all the schools; problems of distribution; stores and funds supervised by Controller
SAD.204/9/63-66
1941 Mar 15-19
Arabic exam passed. Visited schools at Hillaleia, Geteina, Deims Rufa`a, each time commenting on the arithmetic, needlework, geography, competence of the staff and condition of the buildings
SAD.204/9/66-68
1941 Mar 21-23
Saw schools in Shabarga and Wad Medani. In Shabarga stayed with the nazir 's family. Anxious to see welfare workers appointed to assist teachers in the community: enforce school attendance, assist in health care and adult education
SAD.204/9/68-70
Visits in September to Bara and Dueim just after rainy season. Comments on beauty of countryside. Issue of female circumcision raised. Now paying second and third visits to schools; able to see changes for the better or worse. Still worried that schools may put on a show when she comes. Promoted to Controller in October 1941, to assume post following year. Reference to trip to Cairo and Palestine in spring of 1941, but no details
SAD.204/9/70-74
1941 Oct 6-Nov 4
During October a strenuous trip to Kamlin during Ramadan. No accommodation, so had to improvise on local prison verandah. On to Kassala on 4 Nov by train. Crops in full growth, beautiful and lush. Received some anonymous letters complaining about conduct of some of the teachers
SAD.204/9/74-76
1941 Nov 11-26
Reached Gedaref on Nov 11. Describes custom of burning grass in the fields before new planting. On to Sennar, description of town and the dam. Comments on school and teachers
SAD.204/9/76-78
1941 Nov 30
On Nov 30 stopped at Halfa to inspect the Halfa, Degheim and Debeira schools. Invited to tea parties at each by the `umdah ; teachers always subdued in the presence of men. In Degheim DC's wife took special interest in the school. War news disheartening. Met Lady Huddleston, wife of the Governor-General
SAD.204/9/78-82
1942 Jan 11
Strenuous journey to Tegale via Um Ruwaba in a lorry. Was lost in the desert at Um Ruwaba after going for a walk; describes panic and rescue at dusk by a local farmer
SAD.204/9/82-83
1942 Jan 29
Third visit to Rufa`a; eager to see the women's Adult Education Centre started the previous year and organised by the women themselves. Difficult, without a model to follow and with sewing materials very scarce. Invited to tea party at home of Sitt Esh Shol, a successful businesswoman. School at Hassaheissa inspected and comments recorded
SAD.204/9/83
1942 Feb 22
Visited Abu Guta where original enthusiasm for the school seemed to have waned. Impressive however, because nomads had taken to farming and were succeeding at growing crops
SAD.204/9/83
1942 Mar 3
Journey to Tokar difficult when luggage lost. Account of day at Sollum Junction waiting alone for train in hot, dreary surroundings. Description of Suakin. Tokar school benefitted because of DC's interest. Local shaikhs not supportive of girls' education. Attendance small but steady
SAD.204/9/87-89
1942 Mar 22
Visited Hillaleia where the populace seemed apathetic about school; comments on buildings, teachers, pupils. DC hoping to rebuild the school. At Eilafun the school and children thriving. The two mistresses were sisters, a situation that worked well in several schools
SAD.204/9/88-89
1942 Apr
Trip to Shendi to view the proposed site for a Girls' Training College and centre for the training of adult education workers
SAD.204/9/89-95
1942 Oct
Described a 10-day inspection trip, beginning 20 Oct 1942, travelling up the Blue Nile by boat in the company of the D.C., G.M. Hancock. Comments on school at Singa. At Abu Hujar discussed building a new school. Enjoyed the terrain and atmosphere at Roseires; heard tales of the Abyssinian campaign from Hancock. Suki, a barren town; comments on school and teachers
SAD.204/9/95-98
1943 Mar
Visited Darfur, flying in a few hours a distance that took one month overland. Stayed in `Ali Dinar's palace, then the Governor's residence. Went on to Nyala to inspect schools; stayed in the guest room of Governor's house, formerly `Ali Dinar's court. Noted that details of school inspections no longer recorded in diary; written up in detailed reports elsewhere
SAD.204/9/98
To England on leave. No entries
SAD.204/9/98-99
1945 Jan
Visit to Wadi Halfa, Kassala and Gedaref. Met holy man `Uthman Mirghani; anxious to have a girls' school in his town. Beasley pondered financial as well as spiritual aspects of life of a holy man
SAD.204/9/99-103
1945 Mar
Inspection trips to Fasher and Nyala. Saw an exhibition of African dancing. Took the school children to the gardens as a "geography walk". Several teaparties given in her honour
SAD.204/10
SAD.204/10/2-5
1945 Apr 21-23
The Nuba Mountains and inspection trips to Dilling and Salara. Inspected the CMS schools for boys and girls. Teachers trying to teach both Arabic and English languages. Programme for girls still in early stages
SAD.204/10/5-6
1945 May
Trek continued to Delami and Rashad. Found girls attending the boys' school and approved this initiative of the local leaders. Comments on the government schools at Tegale and the CMS School at Salara. Thoughts on cleanliness
SAD.204/10/7-24
1945 May 15-21
Very detailed account of a visit to Aba Island as a guest of Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman. Description of his house, her room in the garden, meals, conversations and a frightening thunderstorm one night. Visit to the school for girls learning to spin yarn. Other festivities on the following days, including an agricultural show, display of crafts and opening of girls' school. Heavy rain and mud prevented other guests from arriving. Return to Omdurman
SAD.204/10/24-29
1945 May 26-1946
Trip to Sinkat for school inspection; school doing well, though not serving the Beja tribe it had been built to serve. Description of Sinkat. On to Erkowit for a few days' leave. Passed a camp for Palestinian prisoners on the way. Came down with dysentery and was unwell rest of summer
SAD.204/10/30-31
1946 May-Aug
Returned from leave to find worst Nile flood in 100 years. Had a four-day detour at Atbara
SAD.204/10/31-33
1946 Nov-1947 Apr
Education expanding; more money for schools, but political troubles on horizon. Demands for independence, Sudanisation of services and rise of political parties
SAD.204/10/33-36
1947 Nov
Inspection trip to Malakal by air. Travelled to Atar; discussion of plan to build a canal through the sudd and drains large areas of swampland. Very impressed by the mission school at Atar, run by Mr. and Mrs. Williams, whose efforts were described in an article in the Apr 1946 issue of Overseas Education. In addition to the primary school, there was an intermediate school, and a teacher training section. Beasley gave lecture on need for girls' education
SAD.204/10/36-37
1947 Nov
Inspected boys' school at Malakal and enrolled girls for new school to open in Jan. Large new mosque under construction, paid for with Egyptian money
SAD.204/10/37-39
Inspection of mission schools at Doleib Hill and nearby village schools. Comments on the efforts of Miss Grove, head teacher and high staff turnover. Urged Department of Education to open new school at Yambio
SAD.204/10/39-41
By air to El Fasher to conduct inspections; gave examinations to 13 girls wanting post-elementary education. At Nyala enjoyed pupils' plays and dances
SAD.204/10/41-45
1948 Feb
At Zalingei impressed by neat villages, better roads and women who were free to move about without hindrance. At Kass found a large settlement of tukls and a thriving boys' boarding school. Stayed with D.C. Boustead at Zalingei, veteran of the Abyssinian campaign. Description of terrain, comments on the girls' school, the brick building and the house for thirty boarding pupils. Girls very lively and keen. Noted that the housekeeping work was done by women from a nearby prison. Boys' school showed considerable military influence. Speculation on how long the system will last in view of great changes coming to the Sudan. Met a local chief and admired his efforts in planting fruit trees and gardens
SAD.204/10/46-51
1948 Feb
After a tiresome journey by road arrived at Geneina. Called on by the Sultan, who was eager to promote girls' education. Visited the boys' school; surprised to find a few girls enrolled
SAD.204/10/51-55
1948 Feb
Long drive to Kebkebiya. Visited boys' school, but told by headmaster that girls' education not likely in near future. Scenery magnificant. Arrived at El Fasher; cancelled visit to Um Keddada because of road conditions
SAD.204/10/55-60
1948 Oct
Long and very detailed account of a lorry trip from El Fasher to Um Keddada in a suq lorry piled high with goods. Descriptions of the terrain, other travellers, rest house and late-night arrival at Um Keddada. Comments on the trust required of a woman travelling alone with male companions unknown to her
SAD.204/10/61-66
Inspected both boys' and girls' schools and found them satisfactory; took the mistress on an outing. Long lorry trip back to El Fasher; description of hills and valleys
SAD.204/10/67-69
1948 Oct
Girls' school in El Fasher so successful that people complained of a shortage of places. Flew to Geneina and inspected school there. Discussed with the Sultan the site for a new school. Observations on Darfur and its fascination for visitors
SAD.204/10/69-70
1948 Dec 8-11
Inspected Domestic Science school at Wad Medani; On to Wad Namman to see the site of a new school. Observations on the Gezira, the atmosphere of the region and its future
SAD.204/10/70-73
1949 Jan 21
Beginning of her last year. School inspection at Halfa, accompanied by D.C. and wife. Enjoyed a side expedition to Akba to view prehistoric stone carvings. On to Sarras for school insepction, following the river most of the way. The new boys' school most impressive building in towns. Account of the trip to Akasha
SAD.204/10/74-80
1949 Jan 21
Dramatic terrain and vegetation much admired. School inspection at Akasha. Headmaster supportive of idea of a girls' school. Several villages on the river prosperous, thanks to flood of 1946. Watched archaeologists working on a dig at Amara. New girls' school under construction at Abri, a very remote place for the teachers. Retraced steps to Halfa. Visit to Debeira
SAD.204/10/81
1949 Apr 1-13
List of schools visited in Equatoria. Diary breaks off
SAD.204/11/1-25
1946 Apr 8-22
Typescript of trek notes inserted in Volume II of diary
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SAD.204/11/1-3
Inspection trip to Equatoria began with flight from Khartoum. Mission schools there were older than government schools. First stop at Loka to see intermediate school; teaching entirely in English; comments on building and standards of construction. Encouraged missionaries to appoint more educationalists
SAD.204/11/3-5
1946 Apr 9
On to Yei and a visit with Archdeacon and wife, who explained educational aims of the missions. Progress of work discussed
SAD.204/11/6-7
1946 Apr 10-11
At Meridi the mission in charge of an older couple, retired, but pressed back into service. Comments on boys' and girls' schools and missionaries' ideas about each
SAD.204/11/8-9
1946 Apr 12-13
At Yambio both the girls' school and women's adult education progressing satisfactorily; teaching in hands of younger missionaries. Preparations for trek further south without accompanying D.C.
SAD.204/11/10-12
1946 Apr 14
Visit to an Italian mission at Mupoi. Description of the beautiful wooded hills and valleys, game, Zande villages
SAD.204/11/12-13
1946 Apr 15-16
Short visit to Mabu; slept in open-sided rest house, with sinister noises throughout the night. On to Wau, an unattractive town of 3,000 in spite of its location on the Bahr al-Ghazal
SAD.204/11/13-14
1946 Apr 16
Inspected the mission school at Wau. Problems with reading/memorising
SAD.204/11/14-17
Visit to boys' school at Bussere. Large school with 87 girls in attendance; most boarders, who cooked own meals and cultivated gardens. Beasley worried about balance between chores and school work. Comments on teaching methods, subjects, standards for boys and girls
SAD.204/11/17-18
1946 Apr 19
On to Tonj in Dinka country. Description of the Dinka, their villages and the grasslands. The boys' school flourishing, but only a small girls' school at Kajok, some miles away. The Dinka not willing to have their girls at a boarding school. Feared educated girls might become unwilling to do the traditional work expected of them
SAD.204/11/18-21
1946 Apr 20
After a short stop in Rumbek, on to Wulu and Mvolo with the D.C. who talked about the difficulties of working in Dinka country: people, language, way of life so different from northern Sudan. Exhausting journey to Amadi over dangerous roads and bridges
SAD.204/21-23
1946 Apr 21
Easter Sunday and a visit to Lui School not in session, but the boys marched near the church. Girls' school had been closed for a year; no teacher appointed. Observations on the missionary schools, continuity and stability in the teaching programme
SAD.204/11/23-25
1946 Apr 21-22
Return to Juba through more magnificant scenery after a very strenuous fortnight on trek. Long talk with colleagues at Juba re British responsibilities for detribalization and the role of education. Flight back to Khartoum and more pondering of the proper role of girls' education in the changing Sudan
4. Articles, Speeches, Books
(a) Articles by Beasley
SAD.658/4/39-44
1948
Articles on “Girls schools in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: twenty-five years of progress” and “The Girls' Training College, Omdurman”
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/39-44
SAD.658/4/38
[c. 1960]
Notes used in preparation of a talk/article on Sudan education
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/38
SAD.204/12/1-4
1970 Sep 27
Notes for report to the Progressive League entitled “Unemancipated women in a developing country”, discussing the way of life for women in the various areas of the Sudan
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/12/1-4
SAD.204/12/5-26
[c. 1976]
Handwritten notes on a “Report on female circumcision” by Caroline Band and Hermione Harris, dated 1975
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SAD.204/12/27-39
1976 Jun
Comments on the “Report on female circumcision” of the Anti-Slavery Society; handwritten notes
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SAD.204/12/40-47
1976 Sep
Typescript entitled “Female Circumcision”, published in Women Speaking, Jul-Sep 1976, v4, no 11
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SAD.204/12/48-52
1978 Jul-Sep
Typescript entitled “Wanted: A new sartor resartus”, published in Women Speaking, Jul-Sep 1978, V4, no 19
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SAD.204/12/53-63
1978 Sep
Typescript entitled “Female Circumcision”, based on Beasley's 1976 report for the Anti-Slavery Society
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SAD.204/12/64-66
1981
Typescript entitled “Against the mutilation of women”, review of the book by Lilian Passmore Sanderson, for Women Speaking, Apr-Jun 1981, v5, no 6
Digitised material for Against the mutilation of women - SAD.204/12/64-66
SAD.204/12/67-68
c.1982]
Typescript review of the book Woman, why do you weep? by Asma el Dareer
Digitised material for Review of Woman, why do you weep? - SAD.204/12/67-68
SAD.204/12/69-73
1984 Nov
Handwritten and typed notes on the report by Lilian Passmore Sanderson of a conference held in Khartoum on the "Eradication of female circumcision", 21-24 Oct 1984
Digitised material for Eradication of female circumcision - SAD.204/12/69-73
SAD.204/12/74-79
[n.d.]
Typescript article entitled “By what measure?” on the politics of female circumcision (with draft)
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SAD.204/12/80-81
[n.d.]
Typed notes on article by Lilian Sanderson on “Pharaonic circumcision”
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(b) Articles by others
SAD.658/4/45
1958 May 13
Copy of an article from Morning News by Abd al-Wahab `Ali Hamdi (Controller, Technical Division, Labour Department) on “Vocational training in the Sudan”
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/45
SAD.658/4/46-47
1958 Mar 21
Copy of an article from The Times Educational Supplement on “Art teaching in the Sudan”
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/46-7
SAD.658/4/48
1959 May 22
Copy of a press statement by Sayyid Ziada Arbab, Minister of Education and Justice, on “Progress achieved in education during the last five years”. (Reproduced from Morning News)
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/48
SAD.204/12/82-111
1984 Oct 21-24
Typescript report by Lilian Passmore Sanderson on the Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women's Studies African Women Speak Workshops, held at Khartoum on the topic "Eradication of female circumcision"
Digitised material for Eradication of female circumcision - SAD.204/12/82-111
(c) Speeches by Beasley
SAD.658/4/1-11
[c. 1942]
Draft copy of a broadcast in Omdurman by Beasley on "Education for girls in the Sudan"
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/1-11
SAD.658/4/12-19
1945 Feb 8
Copy of a broadcast made by Beasley on "Education of girls in the Sudan during the last two years"
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/12-19
(d) Speeches by others
SAD.658/4/20-33
1957 Jan 11
Copy of a talk given by Sayyid Awad Satti, Sudanese Ambassador in London to the Jersey branch of the Royal Empire Society on "Education in the Sudan"
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/20-33
SAD.658/4/34-35
1958 May 26
Text of a speech by the Minister of Education, Sayyid Ziada Arbab on the taking over of the mission schools in the south by the Ministry of Education. (Reproduced from Morning News)
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/34-35
SAD.658/4/36-37
1959 Apr 26
Translation of a speech on "Technical education" by the Minister of Education on the occasion of the laying of the foundation stone of the new staff houses for the Khartoum Technical Institute. (Reproduced from Morning News)
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/4/36-37
(e) Books
SAD.204/12/112-126
[n.d.]
Typescript of short story entitled “The Verandah at Suakin”
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SAD.658/2/1-376
“Before the wind changed: people and places in the Sudan”, an account of Beasley's life in the Sudan. Includes details of trips to all parts of the Sudan to inspect girls' schools, descriptions of the people with whom she came into daily contact, a survey of the history of girls' education in the Sudan and an account of female circumcision and cicatrisation (ts. draft)
Now available as Before the wind changed: people, places and education in the Sudan by Ina Beasley, edited by Janet Starkey (Oriental and African Archives 1). O.U.P. for The British Academy, 1992
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.658/2/1-376
SAD.658/3/1-226
Novel by Beasley entitled “Shambat Ferry”, based on true stories of life in the Sudan in the 1940's
(ts. draft)
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5. Newspaper Cuttings
(a) 1945-1959 Education
SAD.658/5/1
1945 Aug 10
Proposal to open two new intermediate schools for girls at Wad Medani and El Obeid
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SAD.658/5/2
1946 Dec 11
The Girls' Training College silver jubilee (from Sudan Star)
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SAD.658/5/3-4
1948 Nov 27
Girls' education in the Sudan (from The Times Educational Supplement)
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SAD.658/5/5
SAD.658/5/6
[c. 1959]
The “fight against illiteracy in the Sudan”
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(b) 1948-1962 Politics
SAD.658/5/7
SAD.658/5/8-9
1960 Dec 8
The political situation since the military takeover in 1958 (from The Times)
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SAD.658/5/10
(c) Female circumcision
SAD.658/5/11-12
1945 Nov 7
Copy of the Sudan Star, including an article on the Northern Sudan Advisory Council talks on the suppression of female circumcision
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SAD.658/5/13-14
1946 Apr 24
Copy of the Sudan Star, including an article on J.W. Robertson's (Civil Secretary) progress report to the Advisory Council entitled "Industry, liquor, circumcision"
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SAD.204/13/1-23
1979 Apr 10-1986 Mar
Articles, chiefly from the British press, on female circumcision: history, tradition, extent of practice in the world, efforts to outlaw it, and need for parliamentary action in the UK
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/13
SAD.658/5/31
1983 Nov
Review by Beasley of Woman, why do you weep? Circumcision & its consequences by Asma el Dareer (Zed Press, 1983) from The Townswoman, v. 50, no. 10.
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(d) General
SAD.658/5/15
1944 Jul 22
al-Nil (daily newspaper), 2 Shaban 1363, containing the text of a speech by Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi against Pharaonic circumcision, on the occasion of the marriage festival
(See 657/4/26 for English translation)
Digitised material for al-Nil (daily newspaper), 2 Shaban 1363, containing the text of a speech by Sayyid `Abd al-Rahman al-Mahdi against Pharaonic circumcision, on the occasion of the marriage festival(See 657/4/26 for English translation) - SAD.658/5/15
SAD.658/5/16
Plans to re-employ some British officials who lost their jobs in 1953 due to Sudanisation
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SAD.658/5/17-25
1960-1961
Articles on the proposal by the Egyptian Government to build a high dam at Aswan, thus flooding a large area of land in Egypt and the Sudan, including Wadi Halfa
Digitised material for Articles on the proposal by the Egyptian Government to build a high dam at Aswan, thus flooding a large area of land in Egypt and the Sudan, including Wadi Halfa - SAD.658/5/17-25
SAD.658/5/26-28
1964 Sep 19
The economic development of African countries (from The Times)
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SAD.658/5/29
1968
Article by George Gretton on “Sudan's rule of law”
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SAD.658/5/30
1952 Oct 16
Review by George Bredin of The Sudan Question by Mekki Abbas (from The Listener)
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SAD.658/5/32
1969 Jul
Review by Frances Figgis of The desert rose by Beasley (Femina Books, 1969) from The Townswoman, v. 36, no. 7.
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6. Printed Material
(a) In Archive
SAD.658/8
1939 Jun
BEASLEY, I.M.: “Behind Sudan's veil”, an account of Beasley's life in the Sudan, from The Townswoman v36 no 6
SAD.204/14/1-3
1983 Mar 2
An Act to prohibit female circumcision introduced into the House of Lords by Lord Kennet, with attached notice of press conference
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SAD.204/14/10
1985 Jan 17
A bill to prohibit female circumcision, no 58, 49/2, presented to the House of Commons by Mrs. Marion Rae. Annotation by Beasley, "passed 19.4.88"
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/14/10
SAD.204/14/4-9
1983 Nov 10
House of Lords official report including introduction of the bill entitled “Prohibition of female circumcision”, v 444, no 31, columns 990-1003
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.204/14/4-9
SAD.658/10
1951 Apr
Journal of the Medical Women's Federation, including an article by Mary Hellier, M.B. on “Female circumcision”
SAD.658/11
JOURNAL: Journal of the Medical Women's Federation including a letter by Beasley in reply to Dr. Hellier's article above
SAD.658/12
1961 Jul
Journal of the Medical Women's Federation including an article by A. Muir-Leach on “Female circumcision: some after effects and other aspects”
SAD.658/13
Repr. of article above 1961, with letter from A. Muir-Leach to Beasley, 26 May 1968
SAD.658/9
1945 Mar 1
Pridie, E.D. (Director, Sudan Medical Service), Lorenzen, A.E. (Asst. Dir.), Cruickshank, Dr. A (Senior Physician), Hovell, J.S. (Obstetric Surgeon and Gynaecologist) and Macdonald, D.R. (Senior Medical Inspector): Female circumcision in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (Khartoum)
SAD.657/3/104-108
1953 Nov 4
Project feature no 317 on Sudanese women's associations in the Sudan (2 copies) and accompanying letter.
Digitised material for Sudan Archive - Beasley Papers - SAD.657/3/104-106
SAD.658/6/1-12
1946 Feb 16
Note by the Director of Education on the government plan for educational development in the Northern Sudan for the next ten years by C.W. Williams. Director of Education
Digitised material for Note by the Director of Education on the government plan for educational development in the Northern Sudan for the next ten years - SAD.658/6/1-12
SAD.658/7
[1962]
Educational statistics academic year 1961/1962 compiled by the Bureau of Educational Statistics, Ministry of Education (Khartoum, 1962)
SAD.658/6/13-17
1946 Apr
Williams, K.O. “The first year”, an account of his first year as a teacher at Abwong Secondary School, Upper Nile Province. Repr. from Overseas Education, v.17 no.3
Digitised material for The first year - SAD.658/6/13-17
SAD.658/14
1976 Jul-Sep
Women speaking, including an article by Beasley on “Female circumcision”
2. In Library
Durham University Library Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC. Female Circumcision (Anti-Slavery Society: London/Geneva [n.d.])
Beasley, Ina M., Nafisah fi`l-madrasah: qissah li`l-atfal (Tr. by N. Ibrahim). (London/Cairo, 1949)
The Congress Magazine, v.1, no.6 1939 Jul
Hodgkin, Robin: “The Sudan publications bureau: beginnings.” Repr. from Overseas Education, v.19, no.3, 1948
Hosken, Fran P.: The Hosken Report: genital and sexual mutilations of females, Women's International Network News (Lexington, MA, USA, 1979)
Keen, M.F.A.: An account of the constitution of the Sudan: based on a paper prepared for the Journal of the Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Empire Parliaments (Khartoum)
McLean, Scilla and Graham, Stella: Female circumcision, excision and infibulation, Minority Rights Group (London, 1983)
Al-Maslahat Al-Tibbiyyah Al-Sudaniyyah, Al-Khafad al-fir`auni fi`l-Sudan [Pharaonic circumcision in the Sudan] (Khartoum, 1947)
Mohammed Kadri Pasha, Code of Mohammedan personal law according to the Hanafile School (London, 1914) (Dupl.)
Mukhtarat min al-shi`r al-qisasi [Selections from epic poetry] (Khartoum 1947)
Munger Africana library notes, “Genital mutilation of women in Africa”, by Fran P. Hosken (Pasadena, CA, USA, 1976)
Sandison, Paul, Pidjin Arabic for Sudan Defence Force (1944 Dupl.)
Sudan Almanac, 1939 … [and] … 1949 (H.M.S.O. London, 1939, 1949 (2v)
Report by the Governor-General on the administration, finances and condition of the Sudan in 1947 (H.M.S.O., London, 1949)
1001 facts about the Sudan as on 1.1.52 (Khartoum)
Al-Tarbiyyat al-badaniyyah li`l madaris al-uliyyah li`l-banat (Physical education for girls' primary schools) (Ministry of Education, Khartoum, 1943)
Visit the Sudan (Sudan Government Railways: London)
Annual Report, 1956-57 (Ministry of Education: Khartoum, 1958)
al-ta`lim fi al `ahd al-watani [Education in the nationalist age] (Ministry of Information: Khartoum, 1959)
Ministry of Social Affairs: This is our way to build a strong nation
The Townswoman, v34, no 4 (Apr 1967) , v36, no 6 (Jun 1969)
United Nations decade for women, “Traditional practices affecting the health of women and children in Africa”, by Lilian Passmore Sanderson (Surrey, 1985)
Women Speaking, v4, no 9 (Jan-Mar 1976); v4 no 11, (Jul-Sep 1976); v4, no 13 (Jan-Mar 1977), v4, no 14 (Apr-Jun 1977); v4, no 15 (Jul-Sep 1977) v4, no 16 (Oct-Dec 1977); v4, no 17 (Jan-Mar 1978); v4, no 18, (Apr-Jun 1978); v4, no 19 (Jul-Sep 1978); v4, no 20 (Oct-Dec 1978); v4, no 21 (Jan-Mar 1979); v4, no 22 (Apr-Jun 1979); v4, no 23 (Jul-Sep 1979); v4, no 24) (Oct-Dec 1979); v5, no 1 (Jan-Mar 1980); v5, no 2 (Apr-Jun 1980); v5, no 3 (Jul-Sep 1980); v5, no 4 (Oct-Dec 1980); v5, no 5 (Jan-Mar 1981); v5, no 6 (Apr-Jun 1981); v5, no 7 (Jul-Sep 1981); v5, no 8 (Oct-Dec 1981); v5, no 9 (Jan-Mar 1982); v5, no 10 (Apr-Jun 1982); v5, no 11 (Jul-Sep 1982); v5, no 12 (Oct-Dec 1982) (26v)
Women's International Network News, v3, no 1 (Winter 1977), v4, no 3 (Summer 1978), v5, no 1 (Winter 1979) (3v)