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Ronald Prain papers, 1921-1978
Overview of the Collection
- Prain, Ronald, Sir, 1907-
- Ronald Prain papers
- 1921-1978 (inclusive)19211978
- 4.00 cubic feet (4 boxes)
- Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
- Additional Reference Guides
Finding aid available in repository.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Sir Ronald Prain was a British metals industry executive and civil servant in Northern Rhodesia. He joined Marshall Brothers, an associate of American Metal Company of New York, in 1926. In 1939 he was appointed director of Rhodesian Selection Trust, Roan Antelope Copper Mines, and Mufulira. During the 1940s he served at the Rhodesian Ministry of Supply. He became chairman of Anglo-Metal Company Ltd. in 1946 and chairman of Rhodesian Selection Trust Ltd. in 1950. He was knighted in 1956 for public services in Northern Rhodesia.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains speeches, reports, and other writings by Prain; correspondence with British, Rhodesian, and Zambian government officials; correspondence with executives of American Metal Company and Anglo-American Corp.; subject files on African copper mining; photographs; and miscellaneous biographical material.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on UseCopyright Information
Users must agree not to cite or quote from correspondence written by living persons.
Preferred CitationPreferred Citation
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top
The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Copper mines and mining -- Africa.
- American Metal Company.
- Rhodesian Selection Trust, Ltd.
- Roan Antelope Copper Mines Limited.
- Mufulira (Zambia)
- Rhodesia and Nyasaland.