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Guide to the Logan Family Papers, 1952-1994

Abstract

The Logan family were Southern Baptist missionaries to Nigeria from 1952 to 1982. Wayne Logan was a dentist practicing in Enugu and Ibadan. In the late 1970s, the family moved to Lagos, where Dr. Logan taught orthodontics at the University of Lagos Dental School.

The Logan Family Papers includes many slides documenting the Logan family's life in Nigeria, including missionaries, missionary children, churches, and local Nigerian culture. Also includes books from their library collection.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Logan family
Title
Logan Family papers 1952-1994
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.7 Linear Feet, 2025 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Logan Family Papers collection is divided into two series: Visual Materials and Printed Materials. The visual materials consist mostly of slides. Many of the slides document the Logan family's life in Nigeria and in America, from the children's birth to late teens. Others document village life, peoples, patients, markets, church-life, baptisms, weddings, amongst others. The printed materials include several books from the Logan family's collection that document African culture, history and customs.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

The Visual Materials Series documents the Logan family's life in America and in Nigeria. The series also depicts life in Africa--customs, village-life, people, Lagos, teeth, patients, markets amongst others. Many of the trays had accompanying notes, which have been included at the beginning of their respective slides. Arranged in chronological order.

Tray #1, 1952 to 1953, Wiggins to Ibadan
Box 1
Tray #2, 1953-1955, family in Nigeria
Box 1
Tray #3, 1954-1955, family
Box 1
Tray #4, 1956-1958, family
Box 1
Tray #5, 1957-1960, family in Nigeria and America
Box 1
Tray #6, 1960-1962, family in Nigeria and America
Box 1
Tray #7, 1961-1963, family in Nigeria and America
Box 1
Tray #9, 1967-1969, family in Nigeria and America
Box 1
1952-1970, America and Nigeria, with a few family
Box 2
1953-1955, Nigeria
Box 2
1968-1970, Nigeria, family
Box 2
1969-1971, Nigeria, family
Box 2
1971-1973, family
Box 2
1971-1975, Nigeria
Box 2
1979-1980, Nigeria
Box 2
1980-1981, Nigeria
Box 2
1955-1978, Nigeria, a few family
Box 3
1958-1973, Nigeria
Box 3
1958-1981, Nigeria
Box 3
1959-1974, family
Box 3
1953-1977, Nigeria
Box 3
1961-1981, Nigeria
Box 3
1958-1979, Nigeria
Box 3
1969-1982, America, family
Box 4
Teeth, Nigeria
Box 4
Undated, family
Box 4
Undated, Africa
Box 4
Baptist Missions Abroad, Baptist Foreign Mission Board, film strip with no audio
Box 3

The Printed Materials Series contains books from the Logan's library, pertaining to Nigerian history, culture and language. The items are arranged in alphabetical order by author.

Aluko, T. M., One Man, One Wife, 1967
Box 5
Anderson, Susan, May Perry of Africa, 1966
Box 5
Akande, S. T., Speaking in Tongues Yesterday and Today, 1977
Box 5
Browne, Stanley, Medicine and Faith in a Primitive Community, 1959
Box 5
Burks, Edgar, Planting the Redeemer's Standard, 1994
Box 5
Cansdale, G. S., West African Snakes, 1961
Box 5
Cowley, William, Mission: Nigeria, 1988
Box 5
Davidson, Basil, The Growth of African Civilization, 1970
Box 5
Delano, Isaac, Yoruba Proverbs, 1972
Box 5
Fletcher, Jesse, Wimpy Harper of Africa, 1967
Box 5
Fuller, Aletha, More Than a Memory, 1986
Box 5
Fuller, John, Fever!, 1974
Box 5
Obe, Peter, Nigeria, 1971
Box 5
Ogbalu, F. C., Ibo-English Phrase Book, undated
Box 5
Patterson, I. N., Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 1964
(2 copies)
Box 5
Ross, Emory and Myrta, Africa Disturbed, 1959
Box 5
Segun, Mabel, Friends, Nigerians, Countrymen, 1977
(2 copies)
Box 6
Syme, Ronald, Nigerian Pioneer, 1964
Box 6
Thorp, Ellen, Ladder of Bones, 1967
Box 6
Wall, Martha, Splinters from an African Log, 1960
Box 6
Webster, J. B. The Growth of African Civilization: The Revolutionary Years, West Africa since 1800, 1970
Box 6
Whirley, Carlton, A Story to Tell, 1988
Box 6
Crisis '66, 1966
Box 6
Ibadan Chopping Guide, 1969
Box 6
Nigerian Heritage, undated
Box 6

Historical Note

The Logan family were Southern Baptist missionaries to Nigeria from 1952 to 1982, working on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention's Foreign Mission Board. Wayne Logan was a dentist and worked in the Baptist Dental Centre in Ibadan. After 1960 the family moved to Enugu, where they established a Dental Clinic. In the late 1970s the family moved again to Lagos, where Dr. Logan taught Orthodontics at the University of Lagos Dental School.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Logan Family Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Logan Family Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Joanne Fairhurst; Meghan Lyon, January 2014

Encoded by Joanne Fairhurst; Meghan Lyon, January 2014

Accession(s) described in this collection guide: 2014-0007

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.