French Colonial Africa

The Hoover Library holds an extensive collection of government documents for the colonial period as well as some significant archival collections and other published materials from French Colonial Africa. Coverage also includes Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, and Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, NG 1

Finding aid


Claude Emerson Welch Collection

Research materials for Welch’s book, Dream of Unity (1966)

William D. Moreland Papers

US diplomat; consul, Dakar, Senegal, 1949–51

Afrique Française Libre Miscellaneous Records

Materials relating to Free French military in World War II

African Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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French Colonial Africa Archival Collections     French Colonial Africa 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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