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  • Title: George D. Jenkins papers
    Date (inclusive): 1893-2014
    Collection Number: 69015
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English and Yoruba
    Physical Description: 35 manuscript boxes, 4 card file boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 23 microfilm reels (21.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Writings, notes, correspondence, minutes of meetings, ordinances, reports, pamphlets, clippings, other printed matter, and data cards relating to political, economic, cultural, and social affairs in Nigeria, in general, and Ibadan and the Yoruba, in particular. Includes drafts of a book, The Price of Liberty, by Kenneth W. J. Post and George D. Jenkins.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Jenkins, George D.
    Contributor: Post, Kenneth W. J.


    The 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], George D. Jenkins papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were initially acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1969, with increments received in 2011 and 2015.


    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 catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    George D. Jenkins, an American political scientist, was born in Wyoming in 1934. After receiving his B.A. from Whittier College in California, he went to Berlin as a social worker. He served in a refugee camp for two years, which led to a year at the Otto Suhr Institut (Hochschule fuer Politik) at the Free University of Berlin, with a German Academic Exchange Fellowship in 1958 and 1959.
    Jenkins lived in Ibadan, Nigeria from August 1962 to August 1963 and conducted research on colonial politics at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). During his stay in Ibadan, he conducted interviews with various well-known Nigerian politicians, including Akinpelu Obisesan, Bishop Akinyele, his brother the Olubadan, and the daughter of Adegoke Adelabu.
    In 1965, Jenkins received his Ph. D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. He taught political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and Stanford University (1964-1970). He was also the founder and co-editor of African Urban Notes (1966-1968).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The papers of George D. Jenkins include speeches and writings, correspondence, the original draft of a book, The Price of Liberty, written by Jenkins with Kenneth W. J. Post, ordinances, and biographies of various individuals who were involved in the de-colonization process of Nigeria, a literal who's who of Nigeria politics of the 1960s.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adelabu, Adegoke, 1915-1958.
    Ibadan (Nigeria)--Politics and government.
    Nigeria--Politics and government.