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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Darren Kew papers
    Dates: 1999
    Collection Number: 99037
    Creator: Kew, Darren.
    Collection Size: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: The papers are comprised of sound recordings, transcripts of interviews, notes, an election observer manual, memoranda, and election campaign literature, relating to presidential elections in Nigeria in 1999. Use copies of sound recordings available.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English

    Administrative Information


    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], Darren Kew papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999.


    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

    Darren Kew was born in 1969. He holds a B.A. from Notre Dame University along with a Master of Law and Diplomacy (MALD) and PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Kew is the executive director of the Center for Peace, Democracy and Development and associate professor of conflict resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he studies the relationship between conflict resolution methods and democratic development in Africa. Much of his work focuses on the role of civil society groups in this development. Kew is also an author of numerous works on Nigerian politics and conflict resolution.
    As a recognized authority on Nigerian politics and society, Kew has worked with numerous agencies, including the United Nations, United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department, various non-governmental organizations, and the Carter Center. In 1999 Kew was a member of the Carter Center-National Democratic Institute observation delegation sent to Nigeria to observe the Nigerian presidential elections.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The bulk of the materials in this collection were gathered by Darren Kew during his time as a member of the Carter Center-National Democratic Institute observation delegation sent to Nigeria to observe the 1999 presidential elections. The materials encompass sound recordings, documents provided to members of the observation delegation, transcripts of National Assembly and presidential election interviews, correspondence, and notes, found in the Delegation materials.
    The Sound recordings contain interviews conducted by Darren Kew and an unidentified interviewer. The interviews focus on the post-election reactions of voters, research fellows, government officials, and professors. In addition there are individual interviews conducted by Darren Kew with leading members of the All People's Party (APP) and Alliance for Democracy (AD) political parties.


    The collection is organized into 2 series: Delegation materials and Sound recordings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.