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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents of Collection

  • Title: Eugene Frederick Quinn papers
    Date (inclusive): 1822-2005
    Date (bulk): 1960-1970
    Collection Number: 72099
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: French, English, and German
    Physical Description: 18 manuscript boxes, 3 microfilm reels, 2 envelopes, 1 expanding folder, 4 sound tape reels (7.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Research notes and drafts, lists, writings, interviews, copies of government documents, printed matter, tapes of tribal chants, memorabilia, and photographs relating to the Beti society of Cameroon. Many of these documents were used by E. F. Quinn as research material for his dissertation, entitled "Changes in Beti Society, 1887-1960" (University of California, Los Angeles, 1970). Entire collection also available on microfilm (7 reels).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Quinn, Eugene Frederick

    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], Eugene Frederick Quinn papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1972.

    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.

    Alternate Forms Available

    Collection is also available on microfilm (7 reels).

    Biographical Note

    1935 September 16 Born, Oil City, Pennsylvania
    1957 AB, Allegheny College
    1958-1959 Information officer, U.S. Information Agency, American Embassy, Rabat, Morocco
    1959-1961 Cultural affairs officer, U.S. Information Agency, Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
    1961-1963 Country public affairs officer, U.S. Information Agency, Ouagadougou, Upper Volta
    1964-1966 Field representative, U.S. Information Agency, Joint United States Affairs Office, Saigon, Vietnam
    1966 MA, African Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
    1966-1968 Country public affairs officer, U.S. Information Agency, American Embassy, Yaounde, Cameroon
    1969 MA, Modern European History, University of California, Los Angeles
    1969-1970 Deputy Examiner, Board of Examiners of the Foreign Service, Washington, D.C.
      Chairman, State Department Task Force Working Group on Recruitment, Examination and Employment
    1970 Author, "Changes in Beti Society, 1887-1960" [PhD dissertation]
      PhD, History, University of California, Los Angeles
    1974 Diploma, Theological Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary
    1975 Ordained to ministry, Episcopal Church
    1975-1978 Counselor, Embassy for Press and Cultural Affairs, Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1981 Appointed career member with class of counselor, Senior Foreign Service
    1981-1983 Director, foreign service personnel, Voice of America, Washington, D.C.
    1983-1985 Deputy assistant secretary, public affairs, Department of Transportation
    1985-1986 Director, Office of Public Affairs, Voice of America
    1986 Appointed career member with class of minister-counselor, Senior Foreign Service
    1986-1991 International coordinator for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Director's Office, United States Information Agency
    1992- Consultant, international affairs
    1993 Author, The Federalist Papers Reader
    1993-1995 Director, Rule of Law programs, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Warsaw
    1994 Author, To Heal the Earth: A Theology of Ecology
    1998 Author, Democracy at Dawn: Notes from Poland and Points East
    1999 Author, Human Rights and You: A Guide for the States of the Former Soviet Union and Central Europe
    2000 Author, The French Overseas Empire
    2001 Author, To Be A Pilgrim: The Anglican Ethos in History
    2002 Author, African Saints: Saints, Martyrs, and Holy People from the Continent of Africa
    2002 Author, The Courthouse at Indian Creek: The First Five Years of the Greenbelt Maryland Federal Courthouse
    2003 Co-author, Pride, Faith, and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa
    2004 Author, Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith": A History of the Episcopal Church in Utah, 1867-1996
    2006 Author, In Search of Salt: Changes in Beti (Cameroon) Society, 1880-1960
    2008 Author, The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought
    2012 Author, Welcoming the Interfaith Future: Religious Pluralism in a Global Age

    Scope and Contents of Collection

    Research notes and drafts, lists, writings, interviews, copies of government documents, printed matter, tapes of tribal chants, memorabilia, and photographs relating to the Beti society of Cameroon. Many of these documents were used by E. F. Quinn as research material for his dissertation, entitled "Changes in Beti Society, 1887-1960" (University of California, Los Angeles, 1970).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Africa.
    Beti (Bantu tribe)
    Cameroon--History.
    Cameroon--Social life and customs.
    Cameroon.
    Ethnology--Cameroon.