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Register of the Tom Killion papers
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Description
Correspondence, writings, notes, government documents, bulletins, serial issues, printed matter, photographs, and sound recordings relating to the history of Ethiopia and Eritrea, especially to labor and nationalist movements in those countries.
Background
Tom Killion was born on November 28, 1953, and was raised in Marin County, California. In 1975 he received his B.A. in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He went on to receive a Ph.D in African history with a dissertation on the Ethiopian/Eritrean labor movement from Stanford University in 1985. From 1987 to 1988 Killion worked as an administrator for medical programs in three refugee camps in Eastern Sudan near Showak. In March of 1988 he travelled in the liberated zone of Eritrea with the Eritrean People's Liberation Front, witnessing the battle of Afabet and reporting on it for the Los Angeles Times.
Extent
25 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 4 oversize boxes (14.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.