This report on American university programs on Africa is concerned with the types of programs developed during the past decade, the accomplishments of the program and their impact on Africa, the United States and elsewhere in the world. Finally, some suggestions for future action on the part of American universities toward Africa are offered.
The material for this report is based on documents and on interviews with well over a thousand informants, over half of them in Africa. Data were gathered mainly during the latter half of 1958, although new material continued to be gathered less systematically up to the moment of writing. The study was one of a world-wide series, others having been concerned with Europe and Turkey, Latin America, India, Indonesia, and Japan and Korea. The series was undertaken by The Institute of Research on Overseas Programs, Michigan State University, and supported by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.