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  • Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Brian Weinstein papers
    Date (inclusive): 1834-2005
    Collection Number: 90039
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of the Materials : In French and English.
    Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes (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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Weinstein, Brian.


    Collection is 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], Brian Weinstein papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.


    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.

    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.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into nine series: Correspondence; Writing; Research materials; Subject file; Photographs; Sound recordings; Microfilm; Memorabilia; and Printed matter.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

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