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Title:The Tubman Center of African Culture
Author:Zetterstrom, K.
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Geographic term:Liberia
Subject:African Studies centres
Abstract:In 1964 citizens of Grand Cape Mount County, to commemorate President William V.S. Tubman's sixty-ninth birthday, sponsored the construction at Robertsport, Liberia, of the Tubman Center of African Culture. The ambitious objectives of the Center, which is devoted to the support and co-ordination of studies in African culture, include the promotion of basic research in anthropology, linguistics, arts, and ethnohistory by sponsoring field work in Liberia, by providing scholarships so that Liberian nationals may pursue advanced studies in African culture at overseas universities, and by the collecting of microfilm, cinefilm, and published materials in the Center's library (some 600 titles and more than fifty current periodicals) for the use of researchers. Thus far only one project, an ethnographic survey of southeastern Nigeria, has been completed. One of the most successful events during the brief history of the Center was the Conference on Liberian Research and Scholarship, held in Robertsport June 14-17, 1967. Resident director of the Center is Mr. Kjell Zetterstrom.