South Africa

Holdings on South Africa and its surrounding region are robust. Strengths include the colonial period, the rise of apartheid and development of black "homelands," the antiapartheid movement, and the immediate postapartheid political and social transition. Government documents, especially commission reports, and publications of nationalist groups (the ANC, FRELIMO, SWAPO, etc.), both legal and underground, are well represented. Photographs, posters, and audiovisual materials are also noteworthy.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, SA 120

Finding aid


Brian Reid Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Communist Party of South Africa Issuances

Party publications, 1937–43

Carter-Karis Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Winifred Armstrong Papers

American economist; American Metals Climax Company international economist, 1966–75

Frederick Russell Burnham Papers

American explorer; major and chief of scouts, British army, during the Boer War

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South Africa Archival Collections     South 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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