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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about the Biafra-Nigeria War, 1967-1970
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about the Biafra-Nigeria War,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1970
    Collection number: 508
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Biafra-Nigeria war, also known as the Nigerian Civil War, began when the eastern section of Nigeria seceded and declared itself the Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1967. The collection consists of printed and photocopied articles, reports, etc. relating to the war.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Clarence C. Clendenen, 1970.
    Originals of most of the copied material are located in the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about the Biafra-Nigeria War (Collection 508). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    The Biafra-Nigeria war, also known as the Nigerian Civil War, began when the eastern section of Nigeria seceded and declared itself the Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1967; composed mainly of the Ibo people, the new country boasted major oil fields; recognized by few nations, the secessionist state was overwhelmed by Nigerian armed forces by January 12, 1970.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of printed and photocopied articles, reports, etc. relating to the Biafra-Nigeria war.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nigeria--History--Civil War, 1967-1970--Archival resources.