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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Register of the David B. Abernethy papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1988
    Collection Number: 72051
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.2 linear feet)
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives.
    Creator: Abernethy, David B.

    Access

    Collection 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], David B. Abernethy papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972. An increment was added in 2011.

    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.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into 4 series: Speeches and Writings, Correspondence, Subject File and Printed Matter.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Africa.
    Nigeria.