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  • Title: Brian Weinstein papers
    Date (inclusive): 1834-2005
    Collection Number: 90039
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes, 1 microfilm box, media (7.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The papers of the American political scientist include writings, notes, correspondence, reports, printed matter, and photographs relating to the career of the black French colonial administrator Félix Eboué in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Equatorial Africa; and to the political development of Gabon, especially with reference to the Alar Ayong movement among the Fang people. Used as research material for two books by B. Weinstein, Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué (Cambridge, Mass., 1966), and Éboué (New York, 1972). Includes photocopies of papers of Eboué and of French government records relating to Eboué.
    Creator: Weinstein, Brian
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    Box 21 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1990.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Brian Weinstein papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Brian Weinstein is an American political scientist and an emeritus professor at Howard University. He is the author of Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué (1966), Eboué (1972), and Haiti: The Failure of Politics (1992).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers consist largely of research materials compiled by Weinstein for his books, Eboué and Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué. The preponderance of these pertain to the life and career of Félix Eboué, a black French colonial administrator who served in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Equatorial Africa. The Eboué materials contain a large number of copies of official correspondence and reports; they also include personal correspondence and biographical materials. Of note are materials that document Eboué's role in rallying Chad to the cause of Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces in 1941.
    The papers contain a significant number of photographs of Eboué. There are also research materials on Gabon and Guinea, as well as a paper written by Brian Weinstein on the Alar Ayang movement in Gabon.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    France -- Colonies
    Africa, French-speaking Equatorial
    Nationalism -- Gabon
    Fang (West African people)
    Gabon -- Politics and government
    Eboué, Félix, 1884-1944