Minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, speeches, reports, and memoranda, relating to political conditions in Zaire and
administration of the government of Zaire. Includes records from the national level of the party, some provincial and local
levels, and the youth affiliate of the party. Includes descriptive notes by Herbert F. Weiss. In part, photocopy.
The collection of documents covers the period starting with the early establishment of the Mouvement populaire de la révolution
(MPR) through the time when it was virtually merged with the state bureaucracy. In 1965 General Mobutu led a military coup
that took over the government of Zaire (then the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Mobutu remained in power until 1997, when
he was overthrown in the First Congo War by Laurent-Désiré Kabila, who was supported by the governments of Rwanda, Burundi,
7 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes
(3.8 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.