The majority of the collections on Algeria concern the history of French colonialism and the long struggle that resulted in Algerian independence in 1962. Materials in the collections relate to the Algerian war, especially the French side of the conflict. Other collections pertain to the early years of French rule and post independence conditions.
ALGERIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
ALEXANDER HARRISON PAPERS - US historian
ANDRE M. ROSSFELDER COLLECTION - Materials related to the Algerian revolution and civil war, 1957–62
THOMAS ROBERT BUGEAUD CORRESPONDENCE - Governor-general of Algeria, 1840–47
YVES JEAN-ANTOINE NOËL GODARD PAPERS - Director of police in Algeria, 1958–60; organizer of the Organisation Armée secrète, 1961–62.
Materials about the Democratic Republic of the Congo are primarily concerned with politics, history, the trade union movement, and economic development from the colonial era into the post independence years. There is also a rich array of holdings for the period under Belgian rule.
CONGO (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
ETAT MAJOR GÉNÉRAL RECORDS - General staff of rebellion movement in the Congo
HERBERT F. WEISS PAPERS - US political scientist
RENÉ LEMARCHAND PAPERS - Director, African Studies Center, University of Florida
JACQUES DEPELCHIN SPEECHES - US historian
MOUVEMENT POPULAIRE DE LA RÉVOLUTION MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS - Governing political party of Zaire, led by Mobutu Sese Seko
VIRGINIA MCLEAN THOMPSON AND RICHARD ADLOFF PAPERS - US historians
These collections primarily concern Egyptian political and social movements, including the communist movement, the election of Gamal Abdel Nasser, and conflicts surrounding the Suez Canal. The papers of Egyptian diplomat and former United Nations secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali document, in part, his experience negotiating the 1978 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Early publications of the Muslim Brotherhood are also available.
BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI PAPERS - Egyptian minister of state for foreign affairs, 1977–92; secretary-general, United Nations, 1992–96
J. HEYWORTH-DUNNE PAPERS - Senior lecturer in Arabic, School of Oriental Studies, University of London
J. C. HUREWITZ PAPERS - US historian
RICHARD PAUL MITCHELL COLLECTION - Relates primarily to the Muslim Brotherhood
GAMAL ABDEL NASSER SPEECHES - President of Egypt, 1952–70
AHMAD SADIQ SAD HOLOGRAPH: NIḌĀL SANAWĀT - Egyptian communist leader
EGYPTIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
The collections of Thomas Hubbard Vail Motter and Earnest Albertson cover their service at former US bases in Eritrea. Independence movements are documented in the Jack Kramer Papers, which focus on the Eritrean Liberation Front; a related collection contains sound recordings of revolutionary songs of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. Various materials also cover the post-1991 independence period.
EARNEST ALBERTSON PAPERS - US army photographer
ERITREAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
HEZBĀWI GENBĀR ḤĀRENAT ʼÉRETRĀ SOUND RECORDINGS - Political and nationalist songs relating to the Eritrean revolutionary separatist movement
JACK KRAMER PAPERS - US journalist in Eritrea
THOMAS HUBBARD VAIL MOTTER COLLECTION - Newsletters issued aboard the US Army transport ship Siboney, 1941–42
Holdings on Ghana are primarily concerned with its history and political and economic development during the colonial era into the early post independence years. The library has an especially strong set of newspapers, periodicals, and government documents.
CENTRAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS QUESTIONNAIRES - Survey of household expenditures by location, 1961–62
EDDIE SMITH DIARY EXTRACTS - US Peace Corps worker in Ghana, 1963–64
GHANAIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
JOSEPH BOAKYE DANQUAH WRITINGS - Miscellaneous materials
WILSON CLARK FLAKE PAPERS - US ambassador to Ghana, 1957–60
Holdings on Kenya are primarily concerned with politics, history, and economic development from the colonial era into the years after independence. The library's colonial government documents, both national and local, are especially strong.
DONALD ARTHUR KNIES COLLECTION - Materials relating to US educational assistance to Kenya
JOMO KENYATTA SOUND RECORDINGS - President of Kenya, 1964–78
LOUISE FORTMANN AND EMERY ROE COLLECTION - US sociologist and policy analyst researching Kenya and Botswana
ROBERT GABOR PAPERS - Secretary-general, Peace with Freedom, Inc.
TOM MBOYA PAPERS - Kenyan political leader; minister for economic planning and development, 1965–69
WILLIAM X. SCHEINMAN PAPERS - President, African American Students Foundation; director, American Committee on Africa
KENYAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
The Moroccan collections contain some significant materials about that country’s history as a French colony and an independent country. The Luella Jemima Hall collection has extensive documentation on relations between the United States and Morocco during nearly two centuries. Other collections concern politics and education in the country after independence.
DOUGLAS ELLIOTT ASHFORD PAPERS - US political scientist and author
LUELLA JEMIMA HALL PAPERS - US historian; dean of Hartnell College, 1938–53
NASSER SHARIFY PAPERS - Iranian American educator; UNESCO consultant
GRAHAM H. STUART PAPERS - Stanford professor; adviser to US consul general in Morocco, 1945
Holdings on Namibia include bulletins, pamphlets, serials, flyers, reports, government documents, and other matter relating to revolutionary movements in Namibia, especially the South West African Peoples Organisation (SWAPO), and to historical, political, social and economic conditions in general.
JACKSON KAUJEWA SOUND RECORDING: ONE NAMIBIA, ONE NATION - South West African Peoples Organisation freedom songs
FERDINAND KLIEN COLLECTION - Materials related to 1989 constituent assembly election
W. T. LUCKETT WRITINGS - Lieutenant colonel, Namibian army
NAMIBIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
Holdings on Nigeria are primarily concerned with politics, elections and political parties, history, the trade union movement and economic development, and ethnic relations from the colonial era into the post independence years. In the library, federal and regional/state level government documents and the Nigerian civil war of 1967–70 are particularly well covered.
GEORGE D. JENKINS PAPERS - US political scientist
LARRY JAY DIAMOND CLIPPINGS COLLECTION - US political scientist
AMERICAN COMMITTEE TO KEEP BIAFRA ALIVE COLLECTION - Materials collected by the St. Louis chapter, 1967–70
DRUMS AND CHANTS OF FIGHTING BIAFRA SOUND RECORDING - Recordings from 1967 to 1970
BIAFRA STUDENTS ASSOCIATION IN THE AMERICAS SOUND RECORDING: THIS IS BIAFRA - Songs and a speech by Odumegwu Ojukwu, 1967
DAVID B. ABERNETHY MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS - US political scientist
A. H. M. KIRK-GREENE PAPERS - British election supervisor in Zimbabwe, 1980
Holdings on South Africa and its surrounding region are robust. Strengths include the colonial period, the rise of apartheid and development of black "homelands," the antiapartheid movement, and the immediate postapartheid political and social transition. Government documents, especially commission reports, and publications of nationalist groups (the ANC, FRELIMO, SWAPO, etc.), both legal and underground, are well represented. Photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials are also noteworthy.
BRIAN REID COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
COMMUNIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA ISSUANCES - Party publications, 1937–43
CARTER-KARIS COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
SOUTH AFRICA: A COLLECTION OF MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS - Miscellaneous materials
WINIFRED ARMSTRONG PAPERS - American economist; American Metals Climax Company international economist, 1966–75
FREDERICK RUSSELL BURNHAM PAPERS - American explorer; major and chief of scouts, British army, during the Boer War
VIC AND BARBY ULMER COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
YALE UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN AFRICAN RESEARCH PROGRAM COLLECTION - Conference papers, 1977–94
SOUTH AFRICAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
SOUTH AFRICA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
Materials on Sudan are primarily concerned with history and political and economic development during the colonial era into the early post independence years. The library's holdings are especially strong in government documents. Documents regarding the Southern Region of Sudan are also well represented.
CHARLES GEORGE GORDON LETTERS - Governor of Equatoria Province, Sudan, 1874–76
WIZĀRAT AL-I'LĀM WA-AL-THAQĀFAH PHOTOGRAPHS - Issued by the Sudanese Ministry of Information and Culture
BARON FRANCIS WALLACE GRENFELL TYPESCRIPT: LORD GRENFELL'S LETTERS TO HIS FAMILY - Field marshal, British army
Hoover materials on Tanzania are primarily concerned with politics, history, the trade union movement, and economic development from the colonial era into the post independence years. Some materials from the period of German rule are also available.
HENRY BIENEN PAPERS - US political scientist
HARVEY GLICKMAN PAPERS - US political scientist
MARTIN LOWENKOPF PAPERS - US political scientist and author
PAUL M. LUBECK PAPERS - US sociologist
FRANZ KÖHL DIARY - First lieutenant, German army
RUDOLF HELLGREWE PRINTED DRAWINGS: AUS DEUTSCH-OST-AFRIKA - German artist
Books, serials, government documents, archival collections, and other materials deal with Zimbabwean history, political development, and social movements from the late nineteenth century, including the Matabele War, through the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1964 and the subsequent national liberation struggle.
AHMED MOOSA EBRAHIM PAPERS - Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe
DIANA MITCHELL PAPERS - Zimbabwean political activist and journalist
FREDERICK RUSSELL BURNHAM PAPERS - US explorer
H. R. G. HOWMAN PAPERS - Deputy secretary, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Rhodesia
LEWIS H. GANN AND PETER DUIGNAN PAPERS - US historians
A. H. M. KIRK-GREENE PAPERS - British election supervisor, Zimbabwe, 1980
S. HERBERT FRANKEL PAPERS - Economic adviser to South African and Southern Rhodesian governments
GODFREY MARTIN HUGGINS INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS - Prime minister of Southern Rhodesia and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
ZIMBABWEAN SUBJECT COLLECTION - Miscellaneous materials
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