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- Adam Matthew
- Microfilm publisher. Sells 19th and 20th century journals and archival
collections for African studies and other areas. Has a search engine. http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/
Example - U.K. Foreign Office. American Department. Files: United States (Public Record Office Class
1: The John F Kennedy Years, 1960-1963), relations of the United States
with Nigeria, Rhodesia, Peace Corps, etc. Part 2: The Lyndon B Johnson Years, 1964-1968
(PRO Class FO 371/174260-174346, 179557-179622 & 184995-185056 and PRO Class FCO 7/738-884) - Seychelles, Rhodesia, Peace Corps.
- Africa in DC Blog
- Blog on Africa-related events in Washington, D.C. By "a young professional in DC with an interest in Africa." "On this blog I will attempt to analyze US views on Africa, review talks/lectures on African affairs, and share my opinions on African restaurants and lounges in the DMV." http://africaindc.wordpress.com/
- Africa Update - U.S. Foreign Policy and Africa.
- Vol. X11, Issue 1 (Winter 2005) of the e-journal, Africa Update, has articles on US Foreign Policy and Africa, by Andre Fitzroy Baptiste and British- Nigerian Relations, by Harold Smith. Pub. by the African Studies program at Central Connecticut State University.
- African Americans to Liberia, 1820-1904
- Must register to use the site; registration is free. "information on 15,000+ African-American emigrants to Liberia. "includes ... birth year (where
available), town/country of origin, state of origin (including "Indian
Territories"), denominational affiliation, family relations among
emigrants, destination in Liberia, ships on which they travelled, and
year of emigration." To see the web site's features, search for "Hilary Teage" or "John Brown Russwurm" "Their pages include genealogical links and maps showing locations where
they lived, as well as other information and images." "similarly
detailed information will be added for as many persons in the database as
possible." Photographs, histories. http://www.liberianrepatriates.com/
- Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya, and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours. By Tom Shachtman
- Site for the book on the “airlift” to U.S. universities, between 1959 and 1963, of 800 young East African students. Among the students was Wangari Maathai, future Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Full text primary documents. Videos - Tom Shachtman & Cora Weiss (former Executive Director of the African American Students Foundation) Library of Congress talk; Cora Weiss talk at the African Studies Association 2009 conference; Reunion of the "Airlift Generation" Nairobi 2007. http://www.airlifttoamerica.org/
- All Africa.com
- U.S. - Africa Relations
- Many full text articles, some back to 1997, on U.S. - Africa relations.
Includes President Bill Clinton's Africa trips. http://allafrica.com/specials/usaf_archive/
Colonization Society, Library of Congress Exhibit
- The U.S. Library of Congress holds the records of the American Colonization
Society which established Liberia. The exhibit descriptions provide historical
background on this period. The Colonization section is part of the African-American
Mosaic exhibit. http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam002.html
- [Carter] Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Bill] Clinton Presidential Center
- [Clinton] Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Africa Trip, August 3 - 14, 2009
- The trip covers Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cape Verde. This is the earliest trip by a U.S. Secretary of State to Africa of any administration. It is the longest foreign trip for Secretary of State Clinton's first year in office. State Department speeches, video, photographs, articles from the press, commentary on the trip. Site by the African Collection, Stanford University Library.
- Copson, Raymond W. - Africa Backgrounder: History, U.S. Policy, Principal Congressional Actions
- Published by the Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, 2001. Includes an overview of U.S. - Africa relations, French relations with Africa. Bibliography. 28 pages in PDF. http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/crs/rl30029.pdf
- Cornell University.
Library. Making of America
- "a digital library of primary sources [mainly from 1840 - 1900] in
American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction."
Has scanned images of the full text of books and articles.
A search on Cecil Rhodes produces 102 matches in 57 journal
articles. Examples of article titles: The Ultimate Triumph of the Boers,
Briton and Boer in South Africa, Military Problems in South Africa,
A French General's Defense of the Boers, The Historical Causes of the Present
War in South Africa, Problems of the Transvaal, The Responsibility
of Cecil Rhodes. A search on Rhodesia produces 68 matches in 35 journal
articles. [KF] http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/moa/index.html
- Democracy Now - The State of U.S.-Africa Relations: A Look at Debt Repayment,
HIV/AIDS and the Impact of Bush's Reelection in Africa
- Radio program. Roundtable discussion on the state of U.S.-Africa relations
with Rev. Molefe Tsele of the South African Council of Churches,
Muthoni Wanyeki of the African Women's Development and Communications Network
and Salih Booker of Africa Action. Audio file and transcript. http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/06/1453252
- [Ford] Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
- Web site of the Library and Museum for Gerald R. Ford, 38th President of the United States. Has full text online documents. A list of the Africa-related documents is available. Microfilm of the complete record group, with more documents, is sold by Gale - Primary Source Media. http://www.ford.utexas.edu/
Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, Volume 9: Foreign Economic Policy.
Editors: Evans Gerakas and others. Washington, D.C.: Office of the Historia,
U.S. Dept. of State, 1995.
- Full text. From the print volume. Covers aid to Africa, German-U.S.
coordination regarding aid, relations with South
Africa with regard to U.S. Strategic Materials and Commodities Policy
during the administration of President John F. Kennedy. (Dept. of State
Publication, 10229) [KF] http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/frus/frus61-63ix/index.html
relations of the United States, 1964-1968. Volume 24, Africa. Editors,
Nina Davis Howland, David S. Patterson.Washington, D.C. : Office of the
Historian, U.S. Dept. of State, 1999.
- Full text primary documents (letters, telegrams, memoranda, etc.)
regarding U.S. relations with Africa. Includes the entire continent plus
Ghana, the Horn of Africa, Nigeria, Southern Africa, South Africa, Portuguese
Africa, Rhodesia. (Dept. of State Publication 10627). [KF] http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/history/vol_xxiv/index.html
The documents originated with the Department of State, Department of Defense,
the Central Intelligence Agency, the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin,
Texas. "Almost all of the documents printed here were originally classified."
"The Johnson administration continued the Kennedy policy of support
for Africa's newly independent countries and self-determination for those
not yet independent. The primary U.S. objective in sub-Saharan Africa, however,
remained preventing the countries of the region from falling under Communist
domination and minimizing Communist influence over them...."
A report by Ambassador Edward Korry recommended "a much broader
and more central role for the World Bank in Africa and realignment of
bilateral U.S. aid programs to concentrate on regional development."
- In Motion: the African-American Migration Experience - African Immigration (!970-Present)
- Eassys, maps, graphs, photographs. Teacher Lesson Plans. Based at the Schomburg Center for Research (New York Public Library.
Full text of titles such as -
African Students in the United States: A Handbook of Information and Orientation. Phelps-Stokes Fund (New York, 1957)
Recent African Immigrants to the United States: A Historical Perspective from The Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 19, no. 1 (1995) Joseph Takougang
African Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States. By Kinuthia Macharia
- International Conference
on a Decade of Freedom: Celebrating the Role of the International Anti-Apartheid
Movement, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 10-13 October 2004
- Activists from around the world attended; many full
text conference papers are online. . http://www.ukzn.ac.za/aam2004/
- Johnson (Lyndon B.) Library
- Has full text oral history interviews in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. Use
the Acrobat Find (the binoculars) for keyword searches. Walt Rostow talks
about a meeting with President Kennedy and President Keita of Mali reassuring
Kennedy that Africa would not become communist. Has an interview with Dean
Rusk on the US dropping paratroopers in Stanleyville, Congo and sending
transport planes to show support for the Congo govt. against mercenaries,
on U.S. policy in the Nigerian civil war. [KF] http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/
(John F.) Executive Orders, 1961-1963
- Contains one Executive Order (1962) excluding South Africa from the definition
of "economically less developed countries". Site by Maria E. Schieda.
- [Kennedy] John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Library and Museum
- Speeches, press conferences, audio files, photographs, documents. Includes
the speech (text and audio) of Pres. Kennedy's brother, Robert
F. Kennedy at the University of Cape Town, June 6, 1966 "Day of
Affirmation Address." Also has the Finding
Aid of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection. [KF] http://www.jfklibrary.org/
- Liberia Past and
- Political and economic history of Liberia, including
cultural affairs, from 1822 to date. Includes a chronology of Liberia's
presidents with biographical information, maps, photographs
(19th c. colonists), section on Liberian money with images,
a bibliography. Maintained by Dr. Fred Van Der Kraaij whose dissertation
was on the role of foreign investments in the development of Liberia 1900-1977,
published as "The open door policy of Liberia : an economic history
of modern Liberia ." (1983). [KF] http://www.liberiapastandpresent.org
- Modernist Journals Project
- A Project of Brown University and the University of Tulsa to digitize "culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century". Contains full text of a series of articles by Theodore Roosevelt, "African Game Trails" (includes photographs), and an essay, "The Boer War"
by Carol DeBoer-Langworth. [KF] http://dl.lib.brown.edu/mjp/
- National Security
Archive, (George Washington University)
- The Archive is an independent research institute and library in Washington,
D.C. It collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the
Freedom of Information Act, FOIA. Has information for researchers
wishing to visit the Archive.
Has a description of their microfiche collection, South
Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962-1989 (2,500 documents on
439 microfiche, cost U.S. $3,900). This microfiche collection is held by
at least 23 U.S. libraries and Oxford U.; check RLIN or the OCLC World Catalog
for a list of these.
A page on their book, "South
Africa and the United States: the Declassified History" has sample
documents. The site provides information on how to use the FOIA.
- New York Times - "A Selection From the Cache of Diplomatic Dispatches"
- From cables released by WikiLeaks. Cable from the U.S. Ambassador about President Robert Mugabe. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/28/world/20101128-cables-viewer.html?hp#report/cables-07HARARE638
- [Nixon] Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
- Find information such as a photograph of Pat Nixon representing the U.S. in 1972 at the inauguration of Liberia's
President, the dates of visits of African heads of state to the White House, which files have correspondence with African heads of state, etc. The Library holds photographs and videos but these are generally not on-line. Based in Yorba Linda, California. [KF] http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/ or http://nixon.archives.gov/
- [Obama] President Barack Obama - Ghana Trip, July 10-11, 2009
- President Obama's speeches, videos, New York Times and BBC articles. Commentary from think tanks, African writers. Prepared by the African Collection, Stanford University Libraries.
- PBS. Global Connections - Liberia and the United States: Historic Ties and Policy Decisions
- Grade Level 9-12. "Students will understand how relations between countries change over time in response to both domestic and international pressures. They will think critically about factors affecting U.S. foreign policy toward Liberia and analyze the comparative weight of historic ties, historic debts, pragmatic political alliances, and human rights." Video clips of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Liberia trip, a meeting of President William V. S. Tubman with President John F. Kennedy, President Samuel Doe, commentary by Herman Cohen. Use the PBS search box to find other stories about Liberia. [KF]
- [Reagan] Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
- The Archives include the full text of speeches, statements. There are many texts on South Africa - U.S. relations during the apartheid era. Photographs include Reagan with Cameroon President Ahidjo, Liberia's President Samuel Doe, Ivory Coast President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, and Mali's President Traore. Video tapes (including state visits) can be ordered. http://www.reaganlibrary.com/
- Roosevelt, Theodore - African and European Addresses
- Addresses given during
Theodore Roosevelt's Journey in 1910 from Khartoum through Europe to New York. Download in various forms (PDF, to your iPod, Palm, etc.) Roosevelt was U.S. President 1901-1909. May 31,1910 he spoke on British Rule in Africa - "I visited four different British protectorates or possessions in Africa−−namely, East Africa, Uganda, the Sudan, and Egypt......." He spoke on Peace and Justice in the Sudan. Manybooks supplies free e-books. Text originally from Project Gutenberg. [KF] http://www.manybooks.net/titles/rooseveltth13931393013930-8.html
- Roosevelt (Theodore):
His Life and Times on Film
- Use the Search by Keyword to locate small video images of Roosevelt's
trip (1909-1910) to Kenya (images are difficult to see) and a cartoon of
Roosevelt's arrival in Africa. Part of the Library of Congress, American
Memory Project. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/trfhtml/
Lamin - Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern
- "Intercontinental Links in the Antislavery Movement, With Special Attention
to the American and African Connection." Essay and bibliography.
"The story as set out in Abolitionists Abroad looks at the role of blacks
themselves in the agitation for freedom and humanity, beginning in the 1770s
and ending in the 1890s. The book recounts how the vested slave interests
of Europeans, Africans and Arabs came under direct challenge from the organized
efforts of these blacks...' From the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study
of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. http://www.yale.edu/glc/books/sanneh1.html
- Solidarity Research
- Site for a book in progress, No Easy Victories: African Liberation
and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000. Editors are
Charles Cobb Jr., Gail Hovey, and William Minter. Has a Working Bibliography
on African Liberation and American Activists. http://www.solidarityresearch.org
- United States. Central
Intelligence Agency. Electronic Reading Room
- Has a list
of older declassified documents including ones on African affairs. Also
information on how to file a Freedom of Information Act request to access
- United States.
Department of State. Chiefs of Mission by Country, 1778 - 2002
- Lists "all former U.S. Ambassadors / Chiefs of Mission. Ambassadors
are listed in chronological order within each country." http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/po/com/
- United States. Library of Congress - Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
- Find how African topics (including the South African War 1899–1902) were depicted in early 20th century U.S. newspapers (published 1900 to 1910), including U.S. comics, book reviews. Full text online. Searches can be saved. A project of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
- United States. Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division.
maps of Liberia
- "...includes twenty examples from the American Colonization
Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West
Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political
subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers.
This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of
Liberia: a map
prepared for a book first published in the 1820's by ACS agent Jehudi
map showing the areas in Liberia that were ceded to the society by indigenous
chiefs, and a detailed
map dated 1869 by a man thought to be the black American explorer Benjamin
Anderson." Has a History
of Liberia Timeline. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/libhtml/libhome.html
- Van Wyk, Martha Susanna - The 1977 United States arms embargo against South Africa: institution and implementation to 1997
- Full text of a history doctoral thesis. Completed for the University of Pretoria, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies. http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-01312005-150408/
- Washington Office on Africa Archives
- The Archives of this anti-apartheid lobbying organization are held by
Divinity Library. There are finding
aids for the collection. http://www.library.yale.edu/div/divhome.htm
- WikiLeaks Cables
- The London newspaper, The Guardian, has links to United States embassy cables. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/202678
- World Public Opinion
- "a consortium of research centers studying public opinion on international issues in their respective countries.......research centers in more than 25 countries across all of the major continents." A few Africa-related public opinion polls - African opinion on the indictment of Sudanese President Bashir for war crimes 2009; African views on globalization 2006; opinions on democracy 2006; the Darfur crisis 2005; globalization, the U.S., Europe, trade 2004. Also U.S. opinion on engagement with Africa 2003. Based in Washington D.C. [KF] http://worldpublicopinion.org/
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