The African holdings emphasize history, politics, economics and economic development, colonial administration and military affairs, national liberation movements, and political and social movements, including communism and socialism. Inter-African and international relations are also represented. The colonial period is particularly well documented by legislative debates, journals, government commission reports, and early government gazettes spanning the early 1900s to the early 1960s.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, MZ 18

Photographs, postcards, and slides (1899–1994)

Armstrong (far left) visiting a nickel plant in Botswana, undated. Winifred Arms

Winifred Armstrong papers at Hoover

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Hoover Institution Archives has acquired the papers of Winifred Armstrong, a US economist specializing in African development. The papers primarily document Armstrong's work with the international mining company AMAX (formerly American Metal Climax Corporation) and its African operations between 1966 and 1975.

A postcard distributed to voters during Mitchell’s campaign for Parliament

Hoover opens papers of Zimbabwean political activist Diana Mitchell

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Hoover Institution Library and Archives are pleased to announce the acquisition and opening of the papers of Zimbabwean political activist and author Diana Mitchell (1932– ). The Mitchell papers, one of the most extensive African collections to arrive at Hoover in many years, documents political events, first in Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe, during more than forty years through the eyes of a politically engaged writer and activist.