Register of the Brian Weinstein papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Brian Weinstein papers
Date (inclusive): 1834-2005
Collection Number: 90039
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Materials : In French and English.
Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes (7.8 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of the American political scientist include writings, notes, correspondence, reports, printed matter, and photographs relating to the career of the black French colonial administrator Félix Eboué in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Equatorial Africa; and to the political development of Gabon, especially with reference to the Alar Ayong movement among the Fang people. Used as research material for two books by B. Weinstein, Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué (Cambridge, Mass., 1966), and Éboué (New York, 1972). Includes photocopies of papers of Eboué and of French government records relating to Eboué.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Weinstein, Brian.

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Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brian Weinstein papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

Brian Weinstein is an American political scientist and an emeritus professor at Howard University. He is the author of Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué (1966), Eboué (1972), and Haiti: The Failure of Politics (1992).

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers consist largely of research materials compiled by Weinstein for his books, Eboué and Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué. The preponderance of these pertain to the life and career of Félix Eboué, a black French colonial administrator who served in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Equatorial Africa. The Eboué materials contain a large number of copies of official correspondence and reports; they also include personal correspondence and biographical materials. Of note are materials that document Eboué's role in rallying Chad to the cause of Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces in 1941.
The papers contain a significant number of photographs of Eboué. There are also research materials on Gabon and Guinea, as well as a paper written by Brian Weinstein on the Alar Ayang movement in Gabon.

Arrangement Statement

The collection is organized into nine series: Correspondence; Writing; Research materials; Subject file; Photographs; Sound recordings; Microfilm; Memorabilia; and Printed matter.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eboué, Félix, 1884-1944.
Africa, French-speaking Equatorial.
Fang (West African people)
France--Colonies.
Gabon--Politics and government.
Guadeloupe.
Martinique.
Nationalism--Gabon.

 

Correspondence 1967-1972

Box-folder 1 : 1

General 1968-1972

Box-folder 1 : 2

Giles, L. C. 1967-1969

Box-folder 1 : 3

Nixon, E. O. 1967

Box-folder 1 : 4

Pedler, F. J. 1968

Box-folder 1 : 5

Taylor, Laurence W. 1967

 

Writing 1967

 

"The Alar Ayong Movement and a Colonial View of It" 1948-1967

Box-folder 1 : 6

Correspondence 1967

Box-folder 1 : 7-8

Drafts 1967

Box-folder 1 : 9-10

Notes and research materials 1948-1967

 

Research materials 1834-2005

 

Relating to Félix Eboué 1834-2005

Box-folder 1 : 11

Antilleans in Africa 1931-1961

Box-folder 1 : 12

Associations 1927-1963

Box-folder 1 : 13

Bambari 1921-1936

Box-folder 1 : 14

Banda people 1910-1960

Box-folder 2 : 1

Bangassou 1923-1925

Box-folder 2 : 2-6

Bérenger, Henry 1936-1938

Box-folder 2 : 7

Biographical materials 1936-1969

Box-folder 2 : 8

Book of names of individuals associated with Eboué 1967-1968

Box-folder 3 : 1

Boutin, Elionel 1928-1939

Box-folder 3 : 2-3

Candace, Gratien 1937

Box-folder 3 : 4

Catholic church 1924-1944

Box-folder 3 : 5-8

Chad 1935-1940

Box-folder 3 : 9

Chiefs and notables 1903-1960

Box-folder 4 : 1-3

Chiefs and notables 1903-1960

Box-folder 4 : 4

Chronology of Eboué's life 1967-1968

 

Colonial functionaries 1918-1951

Box-folder 4 : 5

General 1910-1951

Box-folder 4 : 6-7

Of African origin 1918-1944

Box-folder 5 : 1-2

Of African origin 1918-1944

Box-folder 5 : 3-4

Colonial history 1894-1951

Box-folder 5 : 6

Congo-Océan railway 1910-1961

Box-folder 5 : 7

De Gaulle archives 1941-1944

Box-folder 5 : 8-11

Diagne, Blaise 1914-1932

Box-folder 5 : 12

Eboué, Eugénie 1924-1945

Box-folder 6 : 1-8

Eboué, Eugénie 1924-1945

Box-folder 6 : 1-9

École coloniale 1902-1909

Box-folder 6 : 10

Family affairs 1919-1946

Box-folder 7 : 1

Family affairs 1919-1946

Box-folder 7 : 2

Family history 1835-1968

Box-folder 7 : 3

Foreign concessions 1899-1953

Box-folder 7 : 4

Exposition in honor of Eboué 2004-2005

Box-folder 7 : 5-6

Freemasons 1921-1968

Box-folder 7 : 7-8

French African Conference 1944

Box-folder 8 : 1-2

French African Conference 1944

Box-folder 8 : 3-6

French Equatorial Africa 1909-1944

Box-folder 8 : 7

French Guiana 1834-1967

Box-folder 9 : 1

French Guiana 1834-1967

Box-folder 9 : 2

Funeral 1945

Box-folder 9 : 3-11

Guadeloupe 1934-1968

Box-folder 10 : 1

Guinea 1898-1959

Box-folder 10 : 2

Historical calendars 1961-1968

Box-folder 10 : 3

Inspection trips 1924-1925

Box-folder 10 : 4

Interview 1943

Box-folder 10 : 5

Kouango 1916-1968

Box-folder 10 : 6

Lagrosillière, Joseph 1933-1938

Box-folder 10 : 7

Latrille, André 1968

Box-folder 10 : 8

Laurentie, Henri 1939-1943

Box-folder 10 : 9

Lhuerre, Camille 1908-1939

Box-folder 10 : 10

Library of Eboué 1968

Box-folder 10 : 11

Locke, Alan 1924-1931

Box-folder 10 : 12

Louard, Albert 1922-1925

Box-folder 10 : 13

Map of Oualembou river 1912

Box-folder 11 : 1-3

Maran, René 1922-1966

Box-folder 11 : 4-10

Martinique 1924-1968

Box-folder 12 : 1

Memorial tribute 1948

Box-folder 12 : 2

Merwart, Emile 1915-1968

Box-folder 12 : 3-6

Miscellaneous correspondence 1919-1940

Box-folder 12 : 7

Music 1932-1946

Box-folder 12 : 8-9

Notebooks 1913-1932

Box-folder 13 : 1

Notebooks 1913-1932

Box-folder 13 : 2-7

Ouabangui-Chari 1898-1968

Box-folder 13 : 8

Panthéon 1951

Box-folder 14 : 1

Popular Front 1931-1963

Box-folder 14 : 2

Race and religion 1930-1948

Box-folder 14 : 3

Report on French overseas territories 1946

Box-folder 14 : 4

Satineau, Maurice 1937

Box-folder 14 : 5

Song lyrics in honor of Eboué 1939

Box-folder 14 : 6-7

Speeches 1930-1944

Box-folder 14 : 8-10

Sudan 1928-1936

Box-folder 14 : 11-12

Tell, Hippolyte 1922-1929

Box-folder 15 : 1

Secret societies 1928-1930

Box-folder 15 : 2-5

Uses and myth of Eboué 1930-1967

 

World War II 1940-1967

Box-folder 15 : 6

Administrative problems 1941-1943

Box-folder 15 : 7

Antilles 1941-1943

Box-folder 15 : 8

Boisson, Pierre 1940

Box-folder 15 : 9

Economic affairs 1941-1943

Box-folder 15 : 10

Free French Forces 1940-1967

Box-folder 15 : 11-12

Rallying of Chad to the Free French cause 1940-1968

Box-folder 16 : 1-3

Rallying of Chad to the Free French cause 1940-1967

Box-folder 16 : 4

Relations with foreign powers 1942-1943

Box-folder 16 : 5

Rubber and cotton production 1942-1943

Box-folder 16 : 6

Vichy government 1942

Box-folder 16 : 7-12

Writings by Eboué 1930-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and speeches.
Box-folder 17 : 1-7

Relating to Gabon 1860-1966

Box-folder 17 : 8-9

Relating to Guinea 1897-1967

 

Subject file 1972-1975

Box-folder 17 : 10

Niger 1975

Box-folder 17 : 11

Senghor, Léopold 1972

 

Photographs 1870-1970

 

Eboué, Félix 1884-1944

Box-folder 18 : 1

1884-1919

Box-folder 18 : 2

1920-1929

Box-folder 18 : 3

1930-1939

Box-folder 18 : 4

1940-1944

Box-folder 18 : 5

With Charles de Gaulle 1941

Box-folder 18 : 6

Eboué, Charles 1942

Box-folder 18 : 7

Eboué, Ginette 1940

Box-folder 18 : 8

Eboué, Henry 1942

Box-folder 18 : 9

Eboué, Robert 1942

Box-folder 18 : 10

Eboué-Tell, Eugénie 1935-1950

Box-folder 18 : 11

Gaulle, Charles de 1940-1944

Box-folder 18 : 12

Angoulvant, Gabriel 1920

Box-folder 18 : 13

Antonetti, [?] 1925

Box-folder 18 : 14

Bayardelle, André 1940

Box-folder 18 : 15

Dugagneur, [?] 1920

Box-folder 18 : 16

Merlin, [?] 1920

Box-folder 18 : 17

Reste, Jean-François 1920

Box-folder 18 : 18

American military mission, Brazzaville 1942

Box-folder 18 : 19

Cercle amical de Mouila 1940

Box-folder 18 : 20

Grave of Maurice Satineau 1960

Box-folder 18 : 21

Gabon 1950-1970

Box-folder 18 : 22

Unidentified 1870-1944

 

Sound recordings 1967-1968

Box-folder 19 : 1

One sound tape reel containing an interview with Ulrich Sophie conducted by Brian Weinstein 1967

Box-folder 18 : 2

One compact sound cassette containing an interview with Eugénie Eboué-Tell conducted by Brian Weinstein 1968

 

Microfilm 1913-1925

Box-folder 19 : 3-4

Two reels containing notebooks relating to official trips taken by Félix Eboué 1913-1925

Box-folder 19 : 5

One reel containing notes made by Félix Eboué undated

 

Memorabilia 1941-1950

Box-folder 19 : 6-10

Framed photographs depicting Félix Eboué, including one with Charles de Gaulle 1941-1944

Box-folder 19 : 11

Framed reproduction of telegram from Colonel Serres 1941

 

Medallions 1950

Box-folder 19 : 12-13

Commemorating Félix Eboué 1950

Box-folder 19 : 14

Commemorating Victor Schoelcher 1950

 

Printed matter 1931-1972

Box-folder 20 : 1

Monograph 1931

Box-folder 20 : 2-10

Pamphlets 1941-1965

Box-folder 20 : 11-14

Serial issues 1955-1972