Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Register of the David B. Abernethy papers
Date (inclusive): 1946-1988
Collection Number: 72051
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
4 manuscript boxes
(1.2 linear feet)
Correspondence, notes, reports, pamphlets, and other printed matter relating to political, economic, cultural, and social
affairs in Nigeria and to the campus movement in the United States for divestment from South Africa.
Hoover Institution Archives.
Abernethy, David B.
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], David B. Abernethy papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972. An increment was added in 2011.
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David B. Abernethy is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stanford University. Professor Abernethy received his B.A
and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University and his M.A. from Oxford University.
Abernethy’s research focus is in sub-Saharan Africa and he is the author of
The Political Dilemma of Popular Education: An African Case (Stanford, 1969) and
The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980 (Yale, 2000).
Scope and Content of Collection
The David B. Abernethy papers contain notes, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and other printed matter relating to political,
economic, cultural and social affairs in Nigeria and to the campus movement in the United States
for divestment from South Africa.
The materials are divided into four series: Speeches and Writings, Correspondence, Subject File and Printed Matter.
The Speeches and Writings series covers field notes from Nigeria and divestment issues of South Africa.
The rest of the collection includes correspondence, materials relating to education, labor movements, sports and tourism,
and pamphlets and bulletins produced by various political, cultural, youth, women's, religious and economic groups.
There are alos biographical sketches of prominent political leaders of 1960s Nigeria.
The collection also includes congressional hearings on South Africa, reports by the Investment Responsibility Research Center
and the South Africa Task Force, South African labor codes and press clippings that cover the economic and political issues
of 1980s apartheid South Africa.
The collection is organized into 4 series: Speeches and Writings, Correspondence, Subject File and Printed Matter.
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