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Inventory of the Donald S. Rothchild papers
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  • Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Donald S. Rothchild papers
    Date (inclusive): 1930-2006
    Collection Number: 2003C84
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 151 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (60.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: The Donald Rothchild papers consist of writings, research materials, and printed matter, all of which relate to Rothchild’s lengthy career as a political scientist. A specialist in the study of modern African politics and society, Rothchild had a particular interest in civil conflict and ethnic relations in post-independence African states and his research interests are reflected in the collection.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Rothchild, Donald S.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Donald S. Rothchild papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Donald Rothchild papers consist of writings, research materials, and printed matter, all of which relate to Rothchild’s lengthy career as a political scientist. A specialist in the study of modern African politics and society, Rothchild had a particular interest in civil conflict and ethnic relations in post-independence African states and his research interests are reflected in the collection. In addition to writing about the consequences of civil wars in Africa, Rothchild wrote about developments in Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. The research materials in the papers parallel Rothchild’s writings, but also include other topics. There are extensive materials relating to the Biafran conflict in Nigeria in the late 1960s and the realization of independence for Zimbabwe. There are also materials relating to Rothchild’s interest in comparative history. These include documents pertaining to conflicts in Northern Ireland and the former Yugoslavia, both of which Rothchild thought could be compared with the history of civil wars in Africa. There are also materials relating to American foreign policy in relation to Africa. The printed matter in the collection is largely comprised of government reports on economic and social matters. There are also a number of pamphlets containing analyses of political developments in various African states. The printed matter is listed by country and date in the finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Biographical chronology

    1928 Born, New York City
    1959 Awarded B.A. degree, Kenyon College
    1954 Awarded M.A. degree, UC Berkeley
    1958 Awarded doctorate, John Hopkins University
    1967-1975 Taught political science, UC Davis
    1967 Died

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Africa--Economic conditions.
    Africa--Foreign relations--United States.
    Africa--Politics and government.
    Africa--Social conditions.
    Civil war.
    Ethnic conflict.
    International relations.
    Peace.
    United States--Foreign relations--Africa.