Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Register of the David B. Abernethy Miscellaneous 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 matters, 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.
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[Identification of item], David B. Abernethy miscellaneous papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972. An increment was added in 2011.
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
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. Professor Abernethy’s speciality 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 miscellaneous papers, 1948-1988 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 sections: speeches and writings, correspondence,
subject file and printed materials. The speeches and writings section cover field notes from Nigeria and divestment issues
of South Africa. The rest of the collection include correspondence, education, labor movement, sports, tourism, pamphlets
and bulletins produced by various political, cultural, youth, women, religious, economic groups, and biographical sketches
of prominent Nigerian political leaders of the 1960s’s Nigeria. It also includes congressional hearing on South Africa, reports
by 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 1980’s apartheid South Africa
The collection is organized into 4 series: Speeches and Writings, Correspondence, Subject File, and Printed Matter.
Subjects and Indexing Terms