This collection documents the work of UC Berkeley political science professor, Carl Gustav Rosberg, a pioneer in the study
of African politics in the United States. Rosberg's papers detail his scholarship on Africa, his contributions to the field
of African Studies, and his leadership in the fields of African and international studies at Berkeley. The collection includes
correspondence; writings; research files on, and primary source documents from, Africa; materials related to his professional
activities and service to the university; teaching materials; and writings by others.
Carl Gustav Rosberg was a pioneer in the study of African politics in the United States and was instrumental in establishing
and maintaining African Studies at UC Berkeley. Rosberg was born in Oakland, California in 1923. He served in the U.S. Army
Air Force as a navigator during World War II, was shot down over Romania in 1944, and was a prisoner of war until liberated
by Russian troops in 1945. Rosberg earned his Doctorate from Oxford University in 1954 and taught at UC Berkeley from 1958
until his retirement in 1991. While at Berkeley he directed the Institute of International Studies (IIS) from 1973 to 1989,
served as chair of the Department of Political Science from 1969 to 1974, and led the Center for African Studies for many
years. Rosberg also taught at Makerere University in Uganda, and the universities of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. He played
a key role in organizing scholarly exchanges with the former U.S.S.R. and China and in facilitating an exchange program between
students in Berkeley and Kenya. The IIS thrived under his leadership, and Rosberg mentored many African students who went
on to assume leadership roles universities throughout the world. Rosberg's research and numerous scholarly publications were
vital contributions to scholarship on modern Africa. He died in Oakland in 1996.
30.65 Linear Feet
(23 cartons, 3 boxes, 2 cardfile boxes)
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Cartons 1-23, boxes 1-2, and cardfile boxes 1-2 are open for research. Box 3 includes restricted personnel information and
is closed to researchers until 2050.