Register of the Brian Weinstein papers

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Brian Weinstein papers
Date (inclusive): 1834-2005
Collection Number: 90039
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In French and English.
Physical Description: 20 manuscript boxes (7.8 linear feet)
Abstract: The papers of the American political scientist include writings, notes, correspondence, reports, printed matter, and photographs, relating to the career of the black French colonial administrator Félix Eboué in Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Equatorial Africa; and to the political development of Gabon, especially with reference to the Alar Ayong movement among the Fang people. Used as research material for two books by B. Weinstein, Gabon: Nation-Building on the Oggoné (Cambridge, Mass., 1966), and Éboué (New York, 1972). Includes photocopies of papers of Eboué and of French government records relating to Eboué.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Weinstein, Brian.

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Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Brian Weinstein papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1990.

Accruals

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Biographical note

Brian Weinstein is an American political scientist and an emeritus professor at Howard University. He is the author of Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué (1966), Eboué (1972), and Haiti: The Failure of Politics (1992).

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers consist largely of research materials compiled by Weinstein for his books, Eboué and Gabon: Nation-Building on the Ogooué. The preponderance of these pertain to the life and career of Félix Eboué, a black French colonial administrator who served in Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Equatorial Africa. The Eboué materials contain a large number of copies of official correspondence and reports; they also include personal correspondence and biographical materials. Of note are materials that document Eboué's role in rallying Chad to the cause of Charles de Gaulle's Free French Forces in 1941. The papers contain a significant number of photographs of Eboué. There are also research materials on Gabon and Guinea, as well as a paper written by Brian Weinstein on the Alar Ayang movement in Gabon.
The collection is organized into 9 series: Correspondence; Writing; Research materials; Subject file; Photographs; Sound recordings; Microfilm; Memorabilia; and Printed matter.m

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eboué, Félix, 1884-1944.
Africa, French-speaking Equatorial.
Fang (West African people)
France--Colonies.
Gabon--Politics and government.
Guadeloupe.
Martinique.
Nationalism--Gabon.

 

Correspondence, 1967-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 1

General, 1968-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 2

Giles, L. C., 1967-1969

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Nixon, E. O., 1967

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Pedler, F. J., 1968

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Taylor, Laurence W., 1967

 

Writing, 1967

 

"The Alar Ayong Movement and a Colonial View of It", 1948-1967

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Correspondence, 1967

Box/Folder 1 : 7-8

Drafts, 1967

Box/Folder 1 : 9-10

Notes and research materials, 1948-1967

 

Research materials, 1834-2005

 

Relating to Félix Eboué, 1834-2005

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Antilleans in Africa, 1931-1961

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Associations, 1927-1963

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Bambari, 1921-1936

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Banda people, 1910-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Bangassou, 1923-1925

Box/Folder 2 : 2-6

Bérenger, Henry, 1936-1938

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Biographical materials, 1936-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Book of names of individuals associated with Eboué, 1967-1968

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Boutin, Elionel, 1928-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 2-3

Candace, Gratien, 1937

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Catholic church, 1924-1944

Box/Folder 3 : 5-8

Chad, 1935-1940

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Chiefs and notables, 1903-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 1-3

Chiefs and notables, 1903-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Chronology of Eboué's life, 1967-1968

 

Colonial functionaries, 1918-1951

Box/Folder 4 : 5

General, 1910-1951

Box/Folder 4 : 6-7

Of African origin, 1918-1944

Box/Folder 5 : 1-2

Of African origin, 1918-1944

Box/Folder 5 : 3-4

Colonial history, 1894-1951

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Congo-Océan railway, 1910-1961

Box/Folder 5 : 7

De Gaulle archives, 1941-1944

Box/Folder 5 : 8-10

Diagne, Blaise, 1914-1932

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Eboué, Eugénie, 1924-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 1-8

Eboué, Eugénie, 1924-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 1-8

École coloniale, 1902-1909

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Family affairs, 1919-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Family affairs, 1919-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Family history, 1835-1968

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Foreign concessions, 1899-1953

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Exposition in honor of Eboué, 2004-2005

Box/Folder 7 : 5-6

Freemasons, 1921-1968

Box/Folder 7 : 7-8

French African Conference, 1944

Box/Folder 8 : 1-2

French African Conference, 1944

Box/Folder 8 : 3-6

French Equatorial Africa, 1909-1944

Box/Folder 8 : 7

French Guiana, 1834-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 1

French Guiana, 1834-1967

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Funeral, 1945

Box/Folder 9 : 3-11

Guadeloupe, 1934-1968

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Guinea, 1898-1959

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Historical calendars, 1961-1968

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Inspection trips, 1924-1925

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Interview, 1943

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Kouango, 1916-1968

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Lagrosillière, Joseph, 1933-1938

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Latrille, André, 1968

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Laurentie, Henri, 1939-1943

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Lhuerre, Camille, 1908-1939

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Library of Eboué, 1968

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Locke, Alan, 1924-1931

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Louard, Albert, 1922-1925

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Map of Oualembou river, 1912

Box/Folder 11 : 1-3

Maran, René, 1922-1966

Box/Folder 11 : 4-10

Martinique, 1924-1968

Box/Folder 12 : 1

Memorial tribute, 1948

Box/Folder 12 : 2

Merwart, Emile, 1915-1968

Box/Folder 12 : 3-6

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1919-1940

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Music, 1932-1946

Box/Folder 12 : 8-9

Notebooks, 1913-1932

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Notebooks, 1913-1932

Box/Folder 13 : 2-7

Ouabangui-Chari, 1898-1968

Box/Folder 13 : 8

Panthéon, 1951

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Popular Front, 1931-1963

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Race and religion, 1930-1948

Box/Folder 14 : 3

Report on French overseas territories, 1946

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Satineau, Maurice, 1937

Box/Folder 14 : 5

Song lyrics in honor of Eboué, 1939

Box/Folder 14 : 6-7

Speeches, 1930-1944

Box/Folder 14 : 8-10

Sudan, 1928-1936

Box/Folder 14 : 11-12

Tell, Hippolyte, 1922-1929

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Secret societies, 1928-1930

Box/Folder 15 : 2-5

Uses and myth of Eboué, 1930-1967

 

World War II, 1940-1967

Box/Folder 15 : 6

Administrative problems, 1941-1943

Box/Folder 15 : 7

Antilles, 1941-1943

Box/Folder 15 : 8

Boisson, Pierre, 1940

Box/Folder 15 : 9

Economic affairs, 1941-1943

Box/Folder 15 : 10

Free French Forces, 1940-1967

Box/Folder 15 : 11-12

Rallying of Chad to the Free French cause, 1940-1968

Box/Folder 16 : 1-3

Rallying of Chad to the Free French cause, 1940-1967

Box/Folder 16 : 4

Relations with foreign powers, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 16 : 5

Rubber and cotton production, 1942-1943

Box/Folder 16 : 6

Vichy government, 1942

Box/Folder 16 : 7-12

Writings by Eboué, 1930-1943

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes and speeches
Box/Folder 17 : 1-7

Relating to Gabon, 1860-1966

Box/Folder 17 : 8-9

Relating to Guinea, 1897-1967

 

Subject file, 1972-1975

Box/Folder 17 : 10

Niger, 1975

Box/Folder 17 : 11

Senghor, Léopold, 1972

 

Photographs, 1870-1970

 

Eboué, Félix, 1884-1944

Box/Folder 18 : 1

1884-1919

Box/Folder 18 : 2

1920-1929

Box/Folder 18 : 3

1930-1939

Box/Folder 18 : 4

1940-1944

Box/Folder 18 : 5

With Charles de Gaulle, 1941

Box/Folder 18 : 6

Eboué, Charles, 1942

Box/Folder 18 : 7

Eboué, Ginette, 1940

Box/Folder 18 : 8

Eboué, Henry, 1942

Box/Folder 18 : 9

Eboué, Robert, 1942

Box/Folder 18 : 10

Eboué-Tell, Eugénie, 1935-1950

Box/Folder 18 : 11

Gaulle, Charles de, 1940-1944

Box/Folder 18 : 12

Angoulvant, Gabriel, 1920

Box/Folder 18 : 13

Antonetti, [?], 1925

Box/Folder 18 : 14

Bayardelle, André, 1940

Box/Folder 18 : 15

Dugagneur, [?], 1920

Box/Folder 18 : 16

Merlin, [?], 1920

Box/Folder 18 : 17

Reste, Jean-François, 1920

Box/Folder 18 : 18

American military mission, Brazzaville, 1942

Box/Folder 18 : 19

Cercle amical de Mouila, 1940

Box/Folder 18 : 20

Grave of Maurice Satineau, 1960

Box/Folder 18 : 21

Gabon, 1950-1970

Box/Folder 18 : 22

Unidentified, 1870-1944

 

Sound recordings, 1967-1968

Box/Folder 19 : 1

One sound tape reel containing an interview with Ulrich Sophie conducted by Brian Weinstein, 1967

Box/Folder 19 : 2

One compact sound cassette containing an interview with Eugénie Eboué-Tell conducted by Brian Weinstein, 1968

 

Microfilm, 1913-1925

Box/Folder 19 : 3-4

Two reels containing notebooks relating to official trips taken by Félix Eboué, 1913-1925

Box/Folder 19 : 5

One reel containing notes made by Félix Eboué, undated

 

Memorabilia, 1941-1950

Box/Folder 19 : 6-10

Framed photographs depicting Félix Eboué, including one with Charles de Gaulle, 1941-1944

Box/Folder 19 : 11

Framed reproduction of telegram from Colonel Serres, 1941

 

Medallions, 1950

Box/Folder 19 : 12-13

Commemorating Félix Eboué, 1950

Box/Folder 19 : 14

Commemorating Victor Schoelcher, 1950

 

Printed matter, 1931-1972

Box/Folder 20 : 1

Monograph, 1931

Box/Folder 20 : 2-10

Pamphlets, 1941-1965

Box/Folder 20 : 11-14

Serial issues, 1955-1972