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  • Title: Darren Kew papers
    Date (inclusive): 1999
    Collection Number: 99037
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (2.0 Linear Feet)
    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.
    Creator: Kew, Darren
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    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 1999.

    Preferred Citation

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

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Elections -- Nigeria