Democratic Republic of the Congo

Materials about the Democratic Republic of the Congo are primarily concerned with politics, history, the trade union movement, and economic development from the colonial era into the postindependence years. There is also a rich array of holdings for the period under Belgian rule.

Lillustration Congolaise, 15 June 1926, Hoover Institution Library

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René Lemarchand Papers

Director, African Studies Center, University of Florida

Herbert F. Weiss Papers

US political scientist

Etat Major Général Records

General staff of rebellion movement in the Congo

Mouvement populaire de la révolution Miscellaneous Records

Governing political party of Zaire, led by Mobutu Sese Seko

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Congo Archival Collections     Congo Library Materials

Duignan, Peter. Guide to Research and Reference Works on Sub-Saharan Africa. Stanford, Calif., Hoover Institution Press, 1972. (Annotated guide based on the holdings of the Hoover Institution.)


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Hoover Poster Collection

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, RH 3