Jipemoyo Project Archives (JPA)

Laitos: Kehitysmaatutkimuksen laitos/Institute of Development studies
Yhteyshenkilö: VTT Helena Jerman
Sähköposti: helena.jerman@helsinki.fi

1. Linguistic research resource

a. Official or identificatory name and acronym Jipemoyo Project Archives (JPA)
b. Short description of content Jipemoyo (“The Role of Culture in the Restructuring Process of Rural Tanzania” [1975-1981] was a pioneer project of participatory research. Jipemoyo was the first large development research project in a developing country conducted between the Tanzanian government (The Ministry of National Culture and Youth) and a foreign academic institution (the Academy of Finland). The project aimed to realize the development potential of the residents of the western Bagamoyo District in the Coast Region of Tanzania. It encouraged villagers to take initiative in solving their own problems by utilizing their own resources. Jipemoyo emphasized the role of documentation as a tool in knowledge production. One of the objectives of Jipemoyo was to collect, document and study such cultural material which disappears in the midst of change as well as organizing a system of collection and archiving of cultural data such as oral traditions and music. The Jipemoyo multimodal archive of research material produced during the phase of the villagization process in the 1970s up to 1980 is the largest existing archive of its kind.
c. Originality status The location of the original materials: Dar es Salaam, Ministry of Education and Culture. The copies of the original cultural material are deposited in the Institute of Development Studies, University of Helsinki.
d. Description of size and extent 6000 pages (72 books)
N minutes/hours of audio (420 tapes)
N minutes/hours of film (14 movies)
e. Storage format Text
Field notes: 72 books containing 6000 pages (Swahili & English). Handwritten and typed.
Correspondence, research plans and other administrative material (Swahili & English)
Voice/sound
420 tapes (5'-60') (Swahili & english plus music).
Pictures
Ca. 1000 slides
3000 photograph prints and negatives
14 field movie recordings
Maps
Other Transcriptions of tapes. Typed.
Reference library: 445 units, containing article offprints and copies as well as mimeoed photocopies
f. (Estimated) time invested in the collection and processing of the resource The JPA have been organized in the 1980’s. 6 months/1 person. Due to lack of funds the finishing work of the classification of the visual, audio and written material is still undone.
g. Contact person(s) and their contact information (E-mail & telephone); may be the same for all points (a), (b) and (c). A team involving the former Finnish director of the project professor Marja-Liisa Swantz, and the former researchers of the project Philip Donner and Helena Jerman. pdonner@znak.fi, Helena.jerman@helsinki.fi

When the project ended the Tanzanian the Finnish research directors and the Tanzanian and Finnish researchers of the project agreed that the copyright of the research material belonged to the researchers. Since no funds have been allocated to the final organization and digitalization of the archives the copyright question is status quo.
a) person who in practice administers the resource and grants (possibly required) usage permits
b) person who has physical possession of the contracts concerning the resource, by which the resource has been acquired for use at the department
c) person(s) who has/have originally contracted acquired, collected, compiled and/or annotated the resource, and who thus has copyright to the material and whose permission is (possibly) required to access the resource.
h. (Main) references to published articles or other written works describing the resource itself or research based on its use. Jipemoyo. Development and Culture Research 3; 1980 (ed. Philip Donner): Vuorela, Ulla: An Introduction to the Jipemoyo Project Archives. (Transactions of the Finnish Anthropological Society, 9)
i. Link(s) to more extensive/thorough descriptions of the resource in the Internet (which may be in any language)  
j. Physical location of resource (server and directory path or finternet address, or room/person in the case of non-electronic materials) Institute of Development Studies
k. Miscellaneous other notes The material of the JPA concentrates mainly on pastoral development, traditional handicrafts and the promotion of small-scale industries, promotion of traditional music and dance, creation of Traditions Archives and Documentation Unit, the development of ethnicity. Material covers also witchcraft eradication, the role of women in food production and the geographical analysis of the process of villagization.

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Resource Name Jipemoyo Project Archives (JPA)
Resource Type Multimodal Corpus
Languages English, Swahili
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Description One of the objectives of Jipemoyo was to collect, document and study such cultural material which disappears in the midst of change as well as organizing a system of collection and archiving of cultural data such as oral traditions and music. The Jipemoyo multimodal archive of research material produced during the phase of the villagization process in the 1970s up to 1980 is the largest existing archive of its kind.
Country Finland, Tanzania
Institute Institute of Development studies, University of Helsinki
Contact Person A team involving the former Finnish director of the project professor Marja-Liisa Swantz, and the former researchers of the project Philip Donner and Helena Jerman. pdonner@znak.fi, Helena.jerman@helsinki.fi
Begin year of resource creation 1975
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Format text, voice/sound, pictures, other transcriptions of tapes
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Collection Project Jipemoyo Project
Collection Size 6000 pages (72 books), 420 tapes, 14 movies
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Topic revision: r4 - 2011-11-14 - KimmoKoskenniemi
 
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