Small Treasures in the John Marcum Papers (Part 5)

June 8, 2017
Franz Kunst
Message To Africa

For our fifth and final Friday peek at the John Marcum papers, we pick some items concerning music and radio in Africa. All of these images are from Series 31. Publications, Subseries 31.2 Newspapers. Thanks for joining us in this little experiment in sharing a few of the less obviously researchable aspects of this collection.


Fela Kuti in The Ghanaian Times April 24, 1976:


"L’Abidjanaise," the national anthem of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), adopted in 1960, from a supplement to the newspaper Fraternite:



Radio listing from Fraternite February 1961:

Fraternite 1961


Philips radio advertisement, Liberia magazine no.11 1961:

Liberia magazine 1961