James L. Sibley, Jr. papers

James L. Sibley, Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sibley, James L., 1883-1929
Title: James L. Sibley, Jr. papers
Dates: 1907, 1926, 1928
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 vol. and 1 transcript; MS 549 to MS 560 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of James L. Sibley, Jr. from 1907, 1926, and 1928. Includes a letter (1907) from Sibley, in Java, to his aunt, Mrs. Albert S.J. Gardner describing the famous Buddhist temple, Boro Boedor, with minute details of the carvings (part of the letter is missing) and a typescript diary kept by Sibley from January - August, 1926 while working in Liberia under the auspices of the Phelps-Stokes Fund. Diary entries discuss Sibley's work and travels, the people, their customs, houses, schools, missions, mode of travel, and outlook. The diary is illustrated with photographs, evidently taken from a printed report of Sibley's. The collection also includes the African Life Leaders (Primer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd) and The Liberian Arithmetic, textbooks edited by Sibley and published in 1928.
Coll. Number: ms555
Location: 32108050744104

Biographical/Historical Note

James Longstreet Sibley, Jr. (1883-1929), professor at University of Georgia, appointed by the Phelps-Stokes Fund to organize the educational system in Liberia in 1925.

Index Terms

Education--Liberia--American influences.
Java (Indonesia)--20th century.
Liberia--Description and travel.
Liberia--Economic conditions--20th century.
Liberia--Social conditions.
Temples, Buddhist--Indonesia--Java.

General Notes


Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James L. Sibley papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.