Caleb Dube Papers

Institution: Columbia College Chicago - Center for Black Music Research
618 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: (312) 369-7586
Date: 1972-2011
Extent: 31 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Caleb Dube was born in Zimbabwe and, at the age of 22, fled to Botswana to avoid being drafted in Zimbabwe's guerilla war for independence. He studied teaching, folklore, African languages and literature at the University of Zimbabwe and came to Chicago in 1993 to pursue a doctorate in cultural anthropology from Northwestern University. His dissertation was called Between Starvation and Stardom: Chicago Blues Musicians as Cultural Workers, 1995-2001. Beginning in 1997, Dube taught in the sociology department at DePaul University, where he created a class focusing on the history of Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. He died in 2006.

Scope and Content Note:
The Caleb Dube Papers include research papers and notes, interviews from South Africa and Zimbabwe, interviews with Chicago blues musicians, and books on anthropology.

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