Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC1012
TitleAccession 1012: Literary papers of Dr Tom Watson
Extent1 memory stick, 1 DVD
DescriptionElectronic files comprising unsigned, typescript drafts of chapters from unpublished work by Dr Tom Watson, including multiple draft and backup copies. The papers relate to Dr Watson's thesis entitled, 'A History of Church Missionary Society High Schools in Uganda, 1900-1924 : The Education of a protestant elite' submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Africa, in 1968 and it is possible that they are a re-working of his research in preparation for publication.

The folders and a number of the files date from after Dr Watson's death. Received on memory stick as Microsoft Word 97-2003 files dated 8 February 2001 - 4 August 2015, the collection most likely comprises born digital copies of working files created by Dr Watson and copied from a hard drive or other device by a third party. A research copy of each file was downloaded from the memory stick by Cadbury Research Library 23 October 2015.

This collection would be of particular significance for research into the history of schools in Uganda, the role of CMS in the history of education overseas and education as a branch of mission work. The schools referred to in the papers include Busoga High School, Gulu High School (Acholi), King's School (Budo), Mbale High School (Bukedi), Ngora High School (Teso), Kigezi High School, Mbarara High School (Ankole), Mengo High School, Gayaza High School for Girls, Nabumale High School (Bukedi), Hoima High School (Bunyoro) and Toro High School.
ArrangementThis collection forms part of the Church Missionary Society Unofficial Papers. It is arranged into one series: Miscellaneous papers
Access ConditionsThe files were received on a memory stick which is not open for research. A research copy of all of the files on the memory stick was created for use in Cadbury Research Library by I. Killeen, 23 October 2015.
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection (forming part of the wider CMS/ACC unofficial papers catalogue) is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryDr Tom Watson was born in Leicester, England in 1922. Educated at the local grammar school, he went on to higher education after serving with the Royal Air Force during World War Two. He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge, a Diploma of Education from the University of London and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of East Africa (Makerere). He took up post as lecturer in the History of Education, University of Queensland having emigrated to Queensland in 1973 when forced to leave Makerere during General Idi Amin's presidency. He also taught in South Korea, China and Vietnam. He was editor of the 'Educational Historian' for the History of Queensland Educational Society in the 1990s and his published works include:
1978 'A Shory History of Education in East Africa' (co-written with Oliver Furley);
1988 'The Influence of German-born Politicians upon Queensland's Educational Policies in the 19th Century in Manfred Jurgensen and Alan Corkshill (Eds) 'The German presence in Queensland over the last 150 years', 1988.
1992 'Soldiers of the Service, Some Early Queensland Educators, V1' (co-written with Greg Logan);
1999 'Soldiers of the Service, Vol 2, More Queensland Educators and their Schools' (edited with Eddie Clarke).
Dr Watson died in 2015.

Source: Curriculum Vitae prepared by Tom Watson 1997.
Custodial HistoryLittle information is available regarding the provenance of the files and folders dating from after Dr Watson's death; the retrievable metadata appears inconsistent.
AcquisitionFrom the Estate of the late Dr Tom Watson. Presented September 2015.
Archival NoteCatalogued by I. Frlan. Cataloguing completed October 2015. Prepared in accordance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000 and Church Missionary Society cataloguing guidelines. The dates given in the catalogue descriptions and date fields are taken from the metadata on the memory stick.
Related MaterialPrimary source documents and articles relating to CMS schools in Uganda and elsewhere can be found in the Church Missionary Society Archive (GB 0150 CMS) and other collections within the sequence of CMS Unoffcial Papers (GB 0150 CMS/ACC). For summary information, see the 'Related Material' field in the online catalogue to the CMS Educational Auxiliary (CMS/E).
Associated MaterialsA photocopy of 'A History of Church Missionary Society High Schools in Uganda, 1900-1924 : The Education of a protestant elite' by Tom Watson (thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy-in the University of East Africa, 1968) created in [1990] is held by La Trobe University Library, Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, Australia.


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