Scope and Content
Title: Collection of Material about the Biafra-Nigeria War,
Date (inclusive): 1967-1970
Collection number: 508
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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.
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
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.
[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.
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.
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.