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Africa Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Algeria

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.

ALGERIA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS    

ALGERIA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Congo (Democratic Republic)

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

CONGO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS     

CONGO LIBRARY MATERIALS

Egypt

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

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EGYPT ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

EGYPT LIBRARY MATERIALS

Eritrea

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

ERITREA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS    

ERITREA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Ghana

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

GHANA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS     

GHANA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Kenya

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

KENYA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS  

KENYA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Morocco

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


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MOROCCO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS 

MOROCCO LIBRARY MATERIALS

Namibia

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

 

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NAMIBIA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS     

NAMIBIA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Nigeria

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

NIGERIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION

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NIGERIA LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

South Africa

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


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SOUTH AFRICA ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS     

SOUTH AFRICA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Sudan

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

SUDANESE SUBJECT COLLECTION

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SUDAN LIBRARY MATERIALS

Tanzania

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

TANZANIAN SUBJECT COLLECTION


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TANZANIA LIBRARY MATERIALS

Zimbabwe

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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ZIMBABWE LIBRARY MATERIALS