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J. Gus Liebenow Collection, 1882-2011

Electronic finding aid encoded by Megan MacDonald

Summary Information

Repository
Liberian Collections
Indiana University
504 North Fess Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 856-0782
Email: liberia@indiana.edu
https://libraries.indiana.edu/african-studies

Creator
Liebenow, J. Gus

Title
J. Gus Liebenow Collection , 1882-2011

Collection No.
LCP2007/02

Extent
18 cubic feet; 18 records cartons

Language
Materials are primarily in English

Abstract
J. Gus Liebenow was a professor emeritus of political science at Indiana University. Starting his tenure in 1958, Liebenow also served as the dean for Research and Advanced Studies as well as vice president and dean of Academic Affairs. In 1961, he also found the University's African Studies Program. This collections consists of lecture notes, personal files, department records, Liebenow's writings, and materials from numerous organizations he was affiliated with.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. One box of personal records is restricted.

Biographical Note

J. Gus Liebenow joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1958 and founded the university's African Studies Program in 1961, which he directed for 11 years. He also served as dean for research and advanced studies as well as vice president and dean for academic affairs on the Bloomington campus.

In 1987, he was named Rudy Professor by the university trustees, who award the title for excellence. He retired in 1990. An expert on Liberia, Professor Liebenow testified on developments in the republic before several Congressional committees in the 1970s and 1980s. On retirement, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award of the Liberian Studies Association, a group of scholars from around the world.

He was a prolific writer on African politics, education, history, agriculture and urbanization. Among his numerous books are "Liberia: The Evolution of Privilege" (Cornell University Press, 1969 ), "Liberia: The Quest for Democracy" (Indiana University Press, 1987) and "African Politics: Crises and Challenges" (Indiana University Press, 1986). Professor Liebenow was born in Berwyn, Ill. He graduated from the University of Illinois , where he received a master's degree in 1950. After being a Goodwin Fellow at Harvard University in 1951-1952, he earned a Ph.D. in political science at Northwestern University in 1955.

Series Arrangment

The J. Gus Liebenow Collection is divided into 6 series: Indiana University, Outside Organizations, Personal Files, Subject Files, Writings, and Restricted Materials

Scope and Content

The J. Gus Liebenow Collection consists of 15 linear feet of documents spanning the years from 1949-1999. As much as possible the organization and folder titles reflect Liebenow's personal naming convention. This collection is divided into 6 series:
  • Indiana University
  • Outside Organizations
  • Personal Files
  • Subject Files
  • Writings
  • Restricted Files

The Indiana University series consists of papers for both the Political Science and African Studies departments, including committees, programs, course syllabi, interdepartmental correspondence, and meeting minutes. Also included in this series are Liebenow'slecture notes for various classes he taught, and materials from other university organizations.

The Outside Organizations series consists of materials from numerous organizations and conferences Liebenow was affiliated with. These include the African Studies Association , Friends of Liberia, Liberian Studies Association, Universities Field Staff International, and the South African Development Coordination Conference, as well as materials from other universities.

The Personal Files series contains records on former students, colleagues, friends, and co-workers. These include correspondence, newspaper clippings, dissertation drafts, and manuscripts.

The Subject Filesseries contains photographs, ephemera and memorabilia, and other materials that don't easily fall into another series.

The Writings series contains conference papers submitted by Liebenow, as well as his drafts and copies of his published materials. Correspondence with various publishing houses are also found in this series.

The Restricted Files series conatins personal files that are not open for research.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index this collection.

    • Names
    • Liebenow, J. Gus, 1925-
    • Carter, Gwendolen Margaret, 1906-1991
    • Carter, Jeanette E.
    • D'Azevedo, Warren L.
    • African Studies Association
    • Friends of Liberia (organization)
    • Indiana University
    • Indiana University. African Studies Program
    • Indiana University. Dept. of Political Science
    • Liberian Studies Association
    • Universities Field Staff International
    • Places
    • Liberia

Separated Materials

Audio and video materials have been separated from the collection and stored elsewhere. Most of these items are cassettes of Liebenow's lectures and Liberian music. All of the video reels are in German.

Administrative Information

User Restrictions
All research at the Liberian Collections Project is by appointment only. See collection Guidelines for further information about photocopy requests and permissions for publication: http://www.onliberia.org/access.htm
Preferred Citation
[item], J. Gus Liebenow Collection, Bloomington, IN: Liberian Collections,Indiana University Libraries, 2010
Copyright Transferred
Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to the Trustees of Indiana University. For more information, contact the Indiana University Liberian Collections
Processing Information
Processed by Bergis Jules, Megan MacDonald and Jessica Lynn

Completed in 2010.


Series: Box 1 Indiana University

Subseries: African Studies

African Exchange Committee, 1984-1990 , undated

African Studies Association in Germany, 1988

African Universities, 1959-1976 , undated

American – Soviet Symposium on Contemporary Africa, 1981-1983 , undated

Appeals on Minors, 1976-1983 , undated

Botswana, 1970-1977 , undated

Colloquium on Drought and Hunger in Africa: "Denying Famine a Future" , 1985- 1986 , undated

Correspondence, 1971-1984

Death of L.E. Clark, 1974

Executive Committee, 1987-1988 , undated

Faculty Meetings, 1984-1988

GLCA Africanists, 1987-1988 , undated

Graduated Minors Contact List, undated

Hans Wolff Lectureship Committee, 1981-1988 , undated

"Identity in Africa Conference, 1987 , undated

Institute of World Affairs, 1982

Interdependence: The African Connection, 1982 , undated

Language Studies, undated

Lesotho Maps, undated

Library Committee, 1978-1987 , undated

Malawi, 1971-1983 , undated

Malawi Exchange, 1982-1986

Members of the Program of African Studies, 1983

Minor Statements, 1974-1988 , undated

Miscellaneous, 1969-1991 , undated

Outreach, 1976-1978 , undated

"Pluralism and Democracy in Africa" Conference, 1984 , undated

Program News and Events, 1966-2011

Program of African Studies, 1950-1971 , undated

Program of the “History and Culture Seminar”, 1984 , undated

Progress Report, 1960-1970

Receipts, 1987 , undated

Regional & County Development Study, 1984

Schedule of Classes, 1984-1985

South African Committee for Higher Education, 1984, undated

Soviet – American Conference on Sub-Saharan Africa, 1984 , undated

Soviet – American Conference on Sub-Saharan Africa - photographs, 1984 ,

U.S. – China African Studies Exchange Committee, 1987-1988 , undated

Zimbabwe, 1991 

Subseries: Box 2 Bloomington Faculty Council

Academic Handbook, 1975-1976

Administrative Salary Levels, 1976

Agenda Committee, 1974-1977

Appointing Students to University Committees, 1976

Athletics Committee, 1977

Budgetary Affairs, 1976-1977

Constitution, By-Laws, and Other Campus Documents, 1974-1977

Dean of Faculties – Search and Screen Committee, 1976

Film Policy, 1976

IDS Publications Board, 1969-1977

Institute for Advanced Study, 1977

J. Gus Liebenow Statement, 1975-1976

Latino Affairs, 1977

Liaison with Bloomington Administrative Committees, 1974-1976

Merged Schools Tenure/Promotion, 1977

Minutes, Agendas, and Related Documents
  • 1971-1976
  • January-September 1977
  • October-December 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979-1988

Nominations Committee, 1977-1978

Parking, 1977 

Part-Time Faculty, Lecturers, and Professional Librarians, 1977 

“Student Life” Study, 1977

Teaching Evaluation – Peer, 1976 

Tenure Procedure, 1974 

Trustees Faculty Relations Committee, 1976-1977 

University-City Relations, 1976

University Governance, 1976-1977

Subseries: Box 3 Lecture Notes

Administrative Structure of Interior Service, undated

The African Press – Journalists, Media, etc., undated

Americo-Liberian Ethic, undated

Anatomy of Indirect Rule, undated

Application to Rest of U.S., undated

Biographical Information on District Commissioners, undated

British Pre-Industrial Revolution, undated

The Bureaucracy, undated

Case for Colonialism, undated

Chaga, undated

Code of Laws/Aboriginal Law, 1956  undated

Communication, 1960-1962 undated

Conflicting State Claims, undated

The Congoes, undated

Constitutionalism – Independence of Legislature and Judiciary, undated

Cooperative Society, undated

Country Systems, 1964 , undated

Crisis, Inviting Intervention, 1983 undated

Dams in Africa, undated

District Council, undated

Economic Planning, 1961, undated

Education, 1960-1961 undated

Equality of New States, undated

Evidence of Change, undated

Evidence of Dependency, undated

Extension of Council, undated

Foreign Contacts and Affairs, 1959-1961 , undated

General Overview of Liberia, undated

Government Finances, 1960-1961 undated

The Horn of Africa, 1981-1986 , undated

Judiciary, undated

Knowledge and Political Control, 1961 undated

Land and Geography Factors, 1955 undated

Land Companies, undated

Legal Standing of Ordinance, undated

Liberian Economy/Finances, 1955-1961 , undated

Liberian Elite-Criteria of Leadership Groupings, 1959-1960,   undated

Liberian Frontier Force, 1961-1970  undated

Lindi, undated

Liwali, undated

Local/Central Relationship, undated

Local Government, undated

Makonde, 1967-1968 , undated

Makua and Masasi, undated

Micropolitics in Tanzania, 1956-1964 undated

Miscellaneous Lecture Notes, 1948-1980 undated

Multiple Rules of District Commissioners, undated

Nationalism, undated

Box 4 Native Administration, undated

Parameters of Traditional Politics, undated

Party Systems – True Whigs, 1959-1961  undated

Pawning/Slavery, undated

Performance of Chiefs, undated

Poro-Indirect Rule, undated

Post-1956, undated

Poverty, undated

The Presidency, 1959-1960 undated

Pressure Groups-Communal Activities, 1960-1968  undated

Public Education, undated

Quebec Act, etc., undated

Recruitment of Chiefs, undated

Regional Organizational Study, undated

Religion, 1985  undated

Rewards of the Elite, 1958-1961,  undated

Rewards to Chiefs, 1960,   undated

Role of the Military in Africa, 1983

Rural Politics in Tanzania, 1961-1968, undated

Sierra Leone, 1963-1964 , undated

Sierra Leone and Liberia- Comparisons and Contrasts, undated

Significance of Ordinance, 1984  undated

South Africa , 1980-1982 , undated

South Africa – Prospectus for Change, 1986 , undated

Southern Province- Tanzania, 1956,   undated

Soviet Foreign Policy, 1986 , undated

Stress and Strains, undated

Sukumaland, undated

Supervision of Agriculture Officers, undated

Suspension and Removal of Chiefs, undated

Tanzania, , 1949-1968,  undated

Tanzania, , 1976-1980  undated

Tax Collection, undated

Traditional Period, undated

Treatment of Indians, undated

Tribal Composition, undated

Tribal Ethnology, 1949-1966,  undated

Tribal Notes, 1959-1960,  undated

Turu, undated

Unification Policy Evaluation, 1960-1961 undated

Water and Health, 1968-1982 , undated

Subseries: Box 5 Other Indiana University Materials

American Association of University Professors

Addresses And Membership Lists, 1976-1981

“AAUP Bulletin”, 1977-1978

“AAUP News”, 1978-1981

Collective Bargaining, 1977-1981 , undated

Correspondence, 1977-1980 , undated

Executive Committee, 1974-1981 , undated

Houston Annual Meeting, 1979 , undated

“Indiana Academe”, 1977-1981

Indiana Conference, 1979 , undated

Miscellaneous, 1971-1980 , undated

Speech, 1977

Academic Affairs – Background, 1974

Administration - News Clippings, 1966-1978

Alumni African Safari, 1973-1974

Area Studies Review, 1973

College of Arts and Science, 1977-1989 , undated

Committee Procedures Re: Confidential Records, 1974 

Concerned Titled Professors, 1978-1992, undated

Correspondence – IU Offer, 1957-1958

Course Development, 1980-1981

Dissertation Study, 1972-1975 , undated

Faculty Documents, 1979-1984

Faculty Ranks Documents, 1973-1977 

Faculty Report
  • View All (11)
  • 1958-1970, undated
  • 1979-1980
  • 1980-1981
  • 1981-1982
  • 1983-1984
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1986
  • 1987
  • 1988
  • 1988-1989

Financial Retrenchment, 1980

“Focus: Black America” Notes, 1968

Foreign Area Fellowship Program, 1959-1967 , undated

Fulbright Committee, 1988-1990 , undated

Box 6 Grad Council, 1975-1976

Grad Council, 1976-1977

Grad Council, 1979-1980 , undated

Grad Council, Inter-Campus Affairs Committee 1975-1978 , undated

Grad Council Meeting Minutes, 1975-1980

Herman B Wells Remarks at Jean Sutton’s Memorial, 1970

Indiana Alumni Magazine, March 1971

IU Foundation, 1969-1980

IU Foundation – News Clippings, 1979-1986 , undated

Inter-Campus Affairs Committee, 1975-1976

J. Gus Liebenow Personnel Data, 1953-1968

Leo R. Dowling Memorial Committee, 1986-1987

Operation Classroom, 1995

Organization of Academic Affairs, 1972-1974, undated

Personnel Committee, 1984-1988 , undated

Phi Beta Kappa, 1975-1989 , undated

Regional Campus Administration, 1973-1974 , undated

Resignation as Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, 1974

“The Review”, 1976

Sabbatical, 1977-1984

Search Committee – Research and Graduate Development Dean, 1976-1977

Semester at Sea, 1980-1988 , undated

Social Service Expansion, 1974

Speech Material

Accountability of University, 1973 

“Current University Problems,” 1974

Minority Affairs Conference, 1974

Other, 1973 , undated

Phi Beta Kappa, 1976

Presidential Remarks, 1973 , undated

Tenure Quotas, 1973

State of the Campus Address, 1979

“Structures of Universities”, undated

Student Fee Study, 1976-1979

University Division, 1974-1976 , undated

The University System, 1972-1973

“What Professors Do,” 1979-1980 , undated

X125 Residential Learning, 1975 , undated

Subseries: Political Science

American Political Science Review, 1963-1975

Atlantic Richfield Company, 1981-1982 , undated

Center for Latin America, 1976 , undated

China, 1987-1988 , undated

Comparative Politics Working Group, 1977-1982 , undated

Correspondence, 1975-1989 , undated

Courses and Schedules, 1979 , undated

Defense Institute of Security Assistant Management, 1983-1987 , undated

Enrollment Information, 1979 , undated

Finances, 1983-1988

Box 7 GM Purchasing International Seminar, 1976-1979 , undated

Grade Books, 1958-1968

Graduate Counseling, 1976-1984

Guide to Graduate Study, 1978-1980

Meeting Agenda and Minutes, 1977-1988

Miscellaneous, 1978-1991 , undated

Personal Correspondence, 1988-1990 , undated

Ph.D. Exam Questions, 1981

Policies, 1983-1986 , undated

Political Science Award and Publication Committee, 1987-1988

Promotion/Tenure, 1977-1983

Promotion/Tenure, 1984-1987 , undated

Public Discussion Opportunities Series, 1988

Recruitment Committee, 1977-1979

Regional Integration in Africa, undated

Research Collection Committee, 1982-1984

Rudy Professor of Political Science, 1987-1988 , undated

St. Mary’s Symposium, 1990 , undated

Selected Acquisitions, 1976

Sierra Leone Studies Symposium, 1981 , undated

South Africa, 1984-1985

U.S. China Conference on Africa, 1986-1988 , undated

U.S. Constitution, 1987 , undated

Universities Society for Propogation of the Gospel, 1976 , undated

Weekly Bulletins, 1979-1988 

Series: Outside Organizations

African Advisory Council, 1970-1972 , undated

African-American Institute, 1975-1994 , undated

African-Caribbean Institute, 1985-1989 , undated

African Research Committee, 1966

Subseries: Box 8 African Studies Association

18th Annual Meeting, 1975

19th Annual Meeting, 1976

21st Annual Meeting, 1978

22nd Annual Meeting, 1978-1979 , undated

24th Annual Meeting, 1977-1981

30th Annual Meeting, 1987 , undated

“ASA News”, 1991

Administrative Information, undated

Annual Meeting Handbook, 1979

Annual Meeting Problems and Procedures, 1976-1979 , undated

Archives-Libraries Committee, 1977-1978

Association of Concerned African Scholars, 1977-1978

Auditor’s Report, 1970-1979

Blank Forms, undated

British Consulate General, 1914

By-Laws, 1970-1980 , undated

Constituency Committee, 1977-1978 , undated

Correspondence, 1971-1978

Correspondence, 1979-1988 , undated

Creation of ASA, 1957

Development Committee, 1990

Equal Rights Amendment, 1977-1978 , undated

Executive Secretary, 1978/1979

Finances, 1971-1980

“Liberia Watch”, 1990

MacArthur Scholar Awards, 1989 , undated

Mailing List, undated

Minutes, 1969-1979

Nominations, 1975-1980 , undated

Notes, etc., 1978-1980 , undated

Past Officers, undated

Photographs, 1981-1990

Political Resolutions, 1976-1978 , undated

Presidential Speech, 1978 , undated

Publications Committee, 1976-1978

Questionnaires, undated

Registration Fee Reimbursement, 1978

Reports, 1968-1976 , undated

Robinson Award Committee, 1976-1978

Romero/Hoskins Controversy, 1978-1979

South Africa, undated

Travel Reimbursement, 1977 , undated

Wingspread Conference, 1983-1984

Asean Institute, 1988 , undated

Bloomington Area Arts Council, 1989 , undated

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1984-1986 , undated

Catholic Relief Services, 1991

Center for Advanced Study of International Development, 1981-1984 , Undated

Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1982-1984 , undated

Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1971-1977 , undated

Department of State, 1980-1994 , undated

East African Institute, 1956-1959 , undated

Eisenhower Foundation, 1986-1987 , undated

Ford Foundation , 1962-1968 , undated

Foreign Service Insititute, 1966-1984 , undated

Box 9 Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa - Liebenow Testimony, 1981-1994 , undated

Foreign Service Institute, 1966-1984  , undated

Subseries: Friends of Liberia

Correspondence, 1987-1997

Funding Proposal, 1997-1998

Liberian News from World Press, 2003

Miscellaneous, 1993-1998 , undated

Newsletters, 1988-1998

George C. Marshall Foundation, 1985-1987 , undated

Indiana Consortium for International Programs, 1980-1982

Institute for Development Anthropology, Inc. (consulting project), 1983- 1985 , undated

Institute for Foreign Policy-Africa Project, 1990 , undated

Institute of Current World Affairs, 1981

Intermediate Technology Development Group, 1981-1985 , undated

Subseries: International African Institute

Administrative Information, 1949-1982

Bulletins, 1976-1979

Correspondence, 1964-1983 , undated

Executive Council, 1978-1983

Finances, 1977-1983 , undated

Meeting Minutes, 1977-1982

Miscellaneous, 1976-1983 , undated

Publications, 1978 , undated

Reports, 1965-1982 , undated

“Ventures” Broadcast, 1977-1978

International Communication Agency, 1979-1982 , undated

International Research and Exhanges Board, 1983-1984

Latin American Studies Association, 1980

Liberia Working Group , 1984-1993 , undated

Liberian Community Association, 1996,  undated

Subseries: Liberian Studies Association

11th Annual Conference, 1979

13th Annual Conference, 1980-1981

14th Annual Conference, 1982

15th Annual Conference, 1983

16th Annual Conference, 1984

17th Annual Conference, 1985

19th Annual Conference, 1987

20th Annual Conference, 1988 , undated

21st Annual Conference, 1989

22nd Annual Conference, 1990

23rd Annual Conference, 1991 , undated

39th Annual Conference, 2007

Addresses, 1983-1984 , undated

Addresses, 1984 , undated

Incorporation, 1987-1989 , undated

Liberian Studies Conference Papers, 1969-1979 , undated

“Liberian Studies Journal”, 1983-1986

Miscellaneous, 1981-1989 , undated

Publications, 1983 , undated

Midwest Political Science Association, 1988 , undated

Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, 1974-1975

includes one oversized item not found in folder


Box 10 Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, 1976-1978

Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, 1983-1991 , undated

Miscellaneous Organizations, 1982-1994  , undated

Moran, Stahl and Boyer (consulting), 1980-1984 , undated

Mozambique Education Fund, Inc., 1979-1980 , undated

Multinational Strategies, Inc., 1984

National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-1992 , undated

Subseries: Newsletters

"Africa Watch", 1990-1994

"Liberia Today", 1991

"Liberian Diaspora", 1990-1991

"The Liberian Voice", 1993-1994

"Lofaland", 1986-1993

Oversized


Miscellaneous Newsletters, 1986-1996

“Negarit Gazeta” (Ethiopia), 1975 (oversize)

Subseries: Other Universities and Colleges

Ahmadu Bello University, 1962-1968 , undated

Butler University, 1989 , undated

Duke University, 1979-1980 , undated

Fourah Bay University, 1965-1966

Georgetown University, 1964-1965

Harvard University, 1984 , undated

Harvard University – J. Gus Liebenow Fellowship, 1952-1956

Howard University, 1965

Iowa State University, 1982 , undated

Job Offers from Other Universities, 1957-1966

Job Search Inquiries, 1973-1978

Mary Baldwin College, 1985

Miscellaneous Universities/Colleges, 1986 , undated

Northwestern University, 1983-1988 , undated

The Ohio State University, 1983

Purdue University, 1983-1989 , undated

St. Joseph's College, undated

Temple University, 1982

Universitat Bayreuth, 1987-1989

University of Alabama, 1982-1988 , undated

University of Florida, 1986-1987

University of Illinois, 1958-1988 , undated

University of Notre Dame, 1961 , undated

Oxfam, 1979

Pasitam, 1975 , undated

Rotary Club, 1986-1989 , undated

Social Science Research Council - Liebenow Grant, 1953-1966 , undated

Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia, 1986-1987

Subseries: South African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC)

Administrative Information, 1980-1982

Economic Liberation Reports, 1981

Newsclips, 1980-1982 , undated

Notes, 1981 , undated

Reports, 1981 , undated

SADEX, 1981

Statements, Speeches, etc., 1981-1982

Box 11 Special Emergency Life Food Programme, 1991

Union of Liberia Associations in America, Inc., 1987 , undated

United Nations Environment Program, undated

United States Committee for Refugees, 1992

UNESCO, undated

Subseries: Universities Field Staff International (formely AUFS)

Address Lists, 1981-1987

Biographical Information on Liebenow, 1981-1982 , undated

Campus Coordinators, 1984-1987

Correspondence, 1979-1986 , undated

Finances, 1981-1982 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: Brown University, 1981-1985 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: California State University, 1986-1987 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: Dow Chemical Company, 1981

Lectures and Schedules: Library of International Relations, 1981-1982 , Undated

Lectures and Schedules: Michigan State University, 1982-1985 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, 1981

Lectures and Schedules: Southern Center for International Studies, 1980- 1982 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: Standard Oil of Indiana, 1981-1983 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: Temple University, 1986 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1982-1985 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Colorado-Boulder, 1984-1987 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Kansas, 1986-1987 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Missouri-Columbia, 1982-1987 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Oklahoma, 1987-1988 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Pittsburgh, 1981-1986 , undated

Lectures and Schedules: University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1982

Lectures and Schedules: Utah State University, 1980-1985 , undated

Map of Tanzania, undated

Miscellaneous, 1980-1986 , undated

Newsletters, 1979-1985

Notes: Human Rights, undated

Notes: Marriage and the Family, undated

Notes: Politics and Education in Africa, undated

Notes: South Africa-The Future of Apartheid, undated

Notes: South Africa-Sources of Change, 1985 , undated

Report: “Africa: Four Crises of Political Development”, 1979

Report: “African Conflict and Superpower Involvement in the Western Indian Ocean”, 1980

Report: “Biharzia Control in Swaziland-The Dilemma of Development”, 1981

Report: “The Caucus Race: International Conflict in East Africa and the Horn”, 1977

Report: “Gaining Political Participation Among Tribal Minorities – The Role of the Party in Tanzania” – draft, 1969

Report: “Liberia: The Dissolution of Privilege” parts i-iii, 1980-1981

Report: “Liberia: Dr. Doe and the Demise of Democracy”, 1984

Report: "Malawi: Clean Water for the Rural Poor" , 1981

Report: “Malawi’s Search for Food Self-Sufficiency”, parts i-iii, , 1982

Reports: Miscellaneous, 1980-1984 , undated

Report: “Nyerre of Tanzania: The Legend and the Ledger” , 1987

Report: “SADCC: Challenging the ‘South African Connection’ “ , 1982

Report: “South Africa: Home ‘not-so-sweet” Homelands” , 1986

Report: “Southern Africa: Not Yet Quiet on the Western Front” , 1989

Report: “Southern African Hegemony part i: South Africa Tightens the Noose”, 1984

Report: “Southern African Hegemony part ii: Impact of the Nkomati ‘Accord’ “, 1984

Report: “Zimbabwe: A Political Balance Sheet” , 1981

Schedules and Itineraries, 1980-1987 , undated

Suggested Lectures and Reports, 1981-1987

Wright Patterson Contracting Center, 1983-1987 , undated

Series: Personal Files

‘A’, 1972-1987

Abu-Baker, Albadr, 1983  , undated

Alila, Patrick, 1972-1984 

Al-Sohaibani, Abdolrahonzan, 1986 

Anderson, Howard, 1988-1989 , undated

Anderson, Joel, 1990-1991  , undated

Apreala, Felix, 1978-1979 

Ardaiolo, Frank P., 1974

‘B’, 1987-1988

Baikie, David Adamu, 1977-1985

Banda, Hastings K., undated

Banks, Arthur, 1978  

Barkan, Joel, 1975-1976 

Bartlett, David, 1972-1982  , undated

Bate, Steve, 1982-1983 , undated

Boeder, Robert, 1981-1985 , undated

Bonser, Charles, 1980 

Booker, Judith,undated

Bowe, Hilary, 1982-1983  , undated

Boyd, David, 1987  , undated

Bradley, T.C., 1987-1989,  undated

Bradley, Walter,1983-1984, undated

Bravmann, Rene , 1973-1983 , undated

Brempong, Owusu , 1979-1985 , undated

Brokensha, David, 1975 , undated

Brooks, Douglas J.,1987 , undated

Brooks, George, 1970-1985 , undated

Brown, Ed, 1982-1988  , undated

Buchanan, Carole, , undated

Buffie, Edward, 1976-1977 

Burnett, David, 1979 

Byrnes, Robert, 1987-1988 , undated

Box 12 ‘C’, 1988 , undated

Callahan, Mary, 1977

Calzaretta, Anthony, 1990

Carleton, Frances, 1988

Carmona, Narciso B., 1985 , undated

Carter, Gwendolen, 1983 , undated

Carter, Jeanette, 1981-1984 , undated

Chaitin, Gilbert, 1988 , undated

Chiviya, Esau, 1980-1983 , undated

Chiviya, Ivy Hamundidi, 1990

Clark, James, 1982

Cohen, William, 1974–1979 , undated

Collier, John, 1983-1984

Collins, Kevin , 1983 , undated

Comedy, Yolanda, 1991

Condit, Lisa, 1984 , undated

Conners, Michael, 1982-1983  

Conteh, Sorie, 1977

Cottingham, Clement, 1976-1980  

Crossey, John, 1988

Curtain, Phil/Pat Romero, 1980-1983 , undated

'D', undated

Daehler, Jennifer, 1990 , undated

Daleck, Jacek, 1990

Davis, Gina, 1989–1990 , undated

Davis, James, 1987  , undated

d’Azevedo, Warren, 1980 , undated

DeLancey, Mark, 1975-1989 , undated

DeLancey, Virginia, 1977–1991 , undated

Dewey, Bill, 1983

DeShield, McKinley, 1983

Dhikusoka, Joseph, 1978

Dike, Azuka, 1986-1990 , undated

Dremonas, George, 1984 , undated

Dresel, Roland , 1977-1981

Dumett, Ann Marie, 1990 , undated

Dunn, Elwood, 1980-1986 , undated

‘E’, 1983

Ebo, Obi, 1981

Elfenbaum, Michael, 1985 , undated

Elhassan, Elmutasim, 1986–1987 , undated

Elliot, Swanzy, 1980-1983

‘F’, 1984

Farias, Tito, 1985-1989 , undated

Fenton, Leslie, 1976

Finch, Jim, 1978 , undated

Fiore, Sharon, 1973

Fleetwood, Rick, 1985 , undated

Flint, Mike, 1988–1989

Ford, Jennifer, 1983–1984

Ford, Martin, 1986-1987 , undated

Forh, Cyrenius, 1975-1982 , undated

Franda, Marcus, 1982-1988 , undated

Fulton, Richard, 1978 

‘G’, 1982-1989

Gallimore, Timothy, 1983-1988 , undated

Gaskins, John, 1983

Gellar, Sheldon, 1977–1985 , undated

Geoffrion, Charles, 1973-1981 , undated

Gertz, Michael, 1980–1985 , undated

Gharib, Clint, 1990 , undated

Ginther, Diane, 1988–1989 , undated

Girdner, Janet, 1979–1980

Glover, Arthur, 1979-1981 

Goble, Willis, 1977-1978  , undated

Goldman, Etel, 1980 , undated

Gordon, Troy W., 1980–1984 , undated

Gosebrink, Jean, 1977 , undated

Green, Daniel, 1986-1990 , undated

Greenstein, Lewis, 1975-1980 , undated

Greiner, Matthew, 1990 , undated

Groeslsema, Robert, 1990 , undated

Gugler, Josef, undated

Guthrie, Charles, 1976-1977

‘H’, 1982-1988

Halisi, C.R.D., 1982-1988 , undated

Hansen, Emmanuel, 1977-1988 , undated

Harris, John, 1982 , undated

Hartwig, Gerald, 1975-1985

Haugh, Mary, 1975-1976

Healey, Robert, 1988 , undated

Herman, Pamela, 1982 , undated

Hershfield, Allan, 1974-1987

Hlophe, Stephen, 1978-1980 , undated

Hodge, Carlton, undated

Hopkins, Barbara, 1985-1988 , undated

Howell, Dan, 1977 , undated

Hunter, John, 1982 , undated

Hyneman, Charles, 1958-1989 , undated

Box 13 ‘I’, 1986-1987

‘J’, 1980-1988

Jackson, Carl, 1981-1982

Janda, Kenneth, 1988

Kaba, Lansine, 1982 , undated

Kanno, Ayalew, 1982

Kante, Mamadou,1981 , undated

Karp, Ivan, 1975-1988 , undated

Keim, Curtis, 1978-1982

Kellar, Edmond, 1975-1979 , undated

Kim, Kwan, 1987

Konuwa, Alfred B., 1976-1977 , undated

Knoll, Arthur, 1990 , undated

Kramer, David, 1975-1987 , undated

Lambert, Louis (Scrappy), 1989 , undated

Laves, Walter, 1983 

Leighton, Neil, 1976-1987 , undated

Leopold, Robert, 1983-1984 , undated

Loescher, Samuel, 1975-1980

Lofchie, Michael , 1987

Lucas, John, 1989-1991  , undated

Luneburg, Robert, 1988  , undated

Lundgard, Joan, 1983

‘M’, 1975-1982 , undated

McCormick, John, 1987-1991 , undated

McHenry, Dean, 1976-1990 , undated

Malik, Barry, 1969-1984 , undated

Martin, Phyllis, 1978-1981

Martin, Richard, 1985

Masaya, T.R, 1987 

Massey, Michael, 1982-1989

Massing, Andreas, 1973-1988 , undated

Matiko, Julius, 1973-1987 , undated

Mato, Akume, 1984-1985 , undated

Mawaya, Anthony, 1990 , undated

Miller, David, undated

Miller, Norman, 1981-1990 , undated

Morgan, E. Philip, 1971-1982

Mukete, Abel, 1975 

Munger, David, 1976

‘N’, 1976-1981 , undated

Nava, Julian, 1984-1988

Neher, William, 1990 , undated

Newmann, David, 1988-1990 , undated

Nimtz, August, 1975-1977 , undated

Njisane, Mlaheni, 1986-1988 , undated

Nyerere, Julius K., 1971

‘O’,1990

O’Connor, James, 1983

O’Meara, Patrick, 1980-1988 , undated

O’Toole, Thomas, 1984 , undated

Ogundimu, Folu, 1981-1982 , undated

Olorunsola, Victor, 1976-1990 , undated

‘P’, 1977-1984 , undated

Paden, John, 1982 , undated

Page, Cindy, 1987 , undated

Patterson, Craig, 1988-1989

Peel, John D.Y ., 1982-1985 , undated

Perinbaum, B. Marie, 1974-1979 , undated

Polk, James, 1980-1983 , undated

Rai, Abel, 1982

Reed, Cyrus, 1980-1987 , undated

Robertson, Claire, 1982-1983 , undated

Romero, Patricia, 1979-1988

Ronen, Dov, 1976-1985

Rosberg, Carl G., 1977-1985 , undated

Box 14 ‘S’, 1975-1988 , undated

Samkange, Tommie, 1988-1989 

Sample, Ward, 1975-1976

Sawyer, Amos, 1980-1989 , undated

Schrag, Norman, 1977-1979 , undated

Segal, Ed, 1976-1982 , undated

Seyon, Patrick, 1984-1986 , undated

Shaw, Tim, 1986-1987 , undated

Siegmann, William, 1975-1988 , undated

Simpson, Dick, undated

Skylar, Richard, 1975-1981 , undated

Smith, Robert S., 1982

Smith, Stewart, 1980-1981

Smithburn, J. Eric, 1975-1980

Snipe, Tracy, 1990-1991

Soderlund, Dorothy, 1974 , undated

Stanley, Nzefeh, 1981-1983 , undated

Stewart, Peter, 1989

Stockton, Rex, 1977-1985 , undated

Stone, Ruth, 1976

Stryker, Richard, 1976

Stulz, Newell M., 1983-1988

Sturnfield, James,1987

‘T’, 1977-1979

Thomson, James, 1975-1980 , undated

Thornton, Dennis, 1975-1976 , undated

Toler, Deborah, 1975-1981 , undated

Tweh, John, 1987-1988 , undated

[Unknown Last Name], Deb, 2002

Utomi, Patrick, 1981-1982 , undated

Vaughan, James, 1978-1991 , undated

Viecelli, Jackie, 1974-1989 , undated

VonGnielinski, Stefan, 1987-1989 , undated

‘W’, 1986

Warren, D. Michael, 1971-1988 , undated

Washington, Charles, 1977 , undated

Weisel, William, 1990 , undated

Wilkins, Philip, 1976 , undated

Williams, T. Nelson, 1983-1990 , undated

Wilke, Ekkehare-teja, 1972-1985 , undated

Wilson, George M., 1975

Wolpe, Howard, 1982

Wunsch, James S., 1976-1984 , undated

Wynne, Susan, 1976-1988 

Yeager, Rodger, 1987-1988 , undated

Yoder, David, 1990

Young, Crawford, 1982

Young, Roland, 1978 , undated

‘Z’, 1965

Series: Subject Files

Africa – Articles and Clippings, 1961-2011

African Brochures, undated

African Journal Articles, 1907-1966 , undated

Subseries: Biographical Information

Articles about Liebenow, 1960-2009 , undated

Biographical Sketches and Related Documents, 1975-1989 , undated

Curriculum Vitae, 1980-1990

J. Gus Liebenow Memorial Speeches and Memorabilia, 1993-2001

Publications of J. Gus Liebenow, 1980, 1989, undated

Box 15 Brochures – Indiana University and Bloomington, undated

China Memorabilia, undated

Ephemera, 1999 , undated

Indiana University Liberian Collections Project, undated

Liberia, 1958-2000

Liberian Officials, 1972

(oversize)


Liberian Updates, 1994

List of Names, undated

Makua Tribe, 1882-1965 , undated

Malawi – Clippings and Contacts, 1978-1994 , undated

Maps of Monrovia, undated

Meeting Minutes, 1954-1955

Miscellaneous, undated

Miscellaneous Liebenow Notes, undated

News Clippings, 1944-1995 , undatd

Notebook, undated

Pamphlets and Programs, 1981-1986 , undated

Permits and Certificates, 1963 , undated

(oversize)


Photographs, 1976-1990 , undated

Photographs - Liebenow,1989-1993

Photographs – Malawi , 1974 , undated

Photographs – Zimbabwe, undated

Presidential Messages – Liberia, 1903-1960

"The Secretariat" (Tanzania), 1956

Speech – “Freedom to Choose” – High School Commencement, 1973 

TANU Publications, 1967

Series: Writings

Subseries: Book Reviews

“African Politics: Crises and Challenges”, 1987-1988 , undated

“Behavioral Syndromes and Recruitment Patterns of Liberian District Commissioners, Pre-1964,” 1975 

“Colonial Rule and Political Development in Tanzania” , 1972 , undated

“Liberia: The Evolution of Privilege”, 1969-1974 , undated

“Liberia: The Quest for Democracy”, 1986-1990 , undated

Miscellaneous, 1970-1988 , undated

Subseries: Conference Papers

“Africa’s Challenge to America”, 1959

“Food Self-Sufficiency in Malawi: Are Successes Transferable?”, 1985

“Malawi: Strategies for the Attainment of Self-Sufficiency in Food And the Strengthening of the Smallholder Sector”, 1981

“Regional Integration in Africa: Reflections on Problems and Prospects”, 1988

Subseries: Drafts

“Africa’s Place In The Sun”, 1985 , undated

"American Policy in Africa: The Reagan Years" , 1982

“Behavioral Syndromes and Recruitment Patterns of Liberian District Commissioners, Pre-1964”, 1975

“The Central African Federation: An Analysis of the Bases of Opposing Attitudes”, 1951

“Droughts, Dams, and Development: A Study of Water Resources Policies And Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa”, undated

"Food Self-Sufficiency in Malawi: Are Successes Transferable?”, 1986

“Liberia: The Special Relationship with the U.S.A.,” 1992-1994

“The Military Factor in African Politics: A 25 Year Perspective”, 1984

Miscellaneous Drafts, undated

“Native Authority System”, undated

“Nyerre of Tanzania: Part 1, The Legend and the Ledger”, undated

“Prospects for Political Democracy in West Africa”, undated

Box 16 “The Quest for East African Unity: ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward’ “, 1977

“The Republic of Liberia,” 1962

“A Select Bibliography on Liberia”, undated

“Some Problems in Introducing Local Government Reform in Tanganyika”, undated

“Southern Africa: Not Quiet on the Western Front”, 1988

“Tribalism, Traditionalism and Modernism in Chagga Local Government”, 1958 , undated

Subseries: Other Writing Projects

“A War Without Purpose in a Country Without Identity”, 1995 , undated

“Adapting the Cabinet Secretariat to American Needs”, undated

“African One-Party States” Correspondence, etc., 1961-1963 , undated

Bibliographies, 1969 undated

“Book of Knowledge” – Liberia, 1963-1978 , undated

“Central-Local Elite Relationships in the Nation-Building Process in East Africa”, undated

“China 1983”, undated

“Country Orientation Notebook for Africa”, 1984-1985 , undated

Dissertation Drafts and Notes, 1955 , undated

Dissertation Drafts and Notes, undated

Dissertation Proposal, 1953 , undated

“Exploring Healing”, 1991

“The Final Days of Dr. Doe”, 1992 

“Fragments of Marseilles,” In Tempo, 1949

“Journal of African Administration” – Correspondence, 1955-1959

“Kinship, Achievement and Social Change in Tribal Societies” , 1970

“Language in Liberia in the 19th Century: The Settlers’ Perspective” , 1981

Liberia Articles, 1970-1996 , undated

"Liberia: The Quest for Democracy" - Art, 1991

Lists, Tables, Maps – Liberia and the people, undated

Livingston, William, 1959-1963 , undated

Manuscript Consulting, 1976-1980 , undated

Miscellaneous Writing, undated

Notes for Malawi Articles, undated

Notes on Vai Script, undated

“Patterns of Authority in West Africa”, 1951

“Prescriptive Alliance and Ritual Collaboration in Loma Society”, 1991

Photocopies of 19th Century Articles, undated

Poems, undated

“The Rainstick”, 1991

“Rebel Destinies: Remembering Herskovits Autobiographically” , 1991

“Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Liberia”, 1993

Reviews (not Liebenow), 1977-1978 , undated

“Social Impact of Liberia’s Civil War” – proposal, undated

Somalian Refuges Articles, 1979-1981 , undated

“Some Aspects of Nyamwezi Witch Belief”, undated

“Some Note on Krahn Culture,” undated

South African News Articles, 1981-1986 , undated

Tanganyika Notes and Documents, 1953-1966, undated

Box 17 Tanganyika Photocopied Articles, 1937-1960 , undated

Tanzania, 1955-1968 , undated

“Toward a Typology of Nation Building in New States of Africa” , undated

“Traditional History and Social Structure in Ufipa” , 1964

“Twenty Five Years of African Independence” – Book and Conference, 1982-1984 , undated

World Book, Inc., 1978-1991 , undated

Writings by Other Authors Re: African Politics, 1982-1988

Zimbabwe News Clippings, 1981 , undated

Subseries: Published Materials

“Africa: Four Crises of Political Development,” 1979

"African Economic History" (excerpt), 1976

“Agriculture, Education, and Rurual-Transformation – With Particular Reference to East Africa”, 1969

"American Diplomacy in a New Era" (chapter), 1961

“‘Aspects of International Retaliations in Africa’ - The Quest for Africa Unity” 1978 

“The Chief in Sukuma Local Government”, 1959

"Current History" (article), 1980-1983

“The Establishment of Legitimacy in Dependency Situation”, undated

“Federalism in Rhodesia and Nyasaland”, 1963

"Inquiry Magaine" , 1980

"Issues" A Quarterly Journal of Africanist Opinion, 1979

“Legitimacy of Alien Relationship” The Nyaturu of Tanganyika”, 1961

“Liberia: Growth Without Development”, 1967

“Liberia: The Path to Civilian Rule”, 1982

“Liberian Political Opposition in the Post-Election”, 1988

"Politics in Africa" (chapter), 1966

“Responses to Planned Political Change in Tanganyika Tribal Groups”, 1956

“Survey of Background Material for the Study of the Government of East Africa”, 1954

“A Tanganyika Federation: The Sukuma”, 1960

Subseries: Publishing Houses

CLIO Press, 1988-1989

Cornell University Press, 1966-1986 , undated

Greenwood Press, 1989 , undated

Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1963-1965

Harper and Row Publishers, 1962-1968 , undated

IC Publications, 1980-1981 

IU Press, 1975

IU Press Act: “Liberia: Quest for Democracy”, undated

IU Press: Contract, 1983-1986 , undated

IU Press: Marketing, 1983-1987 , undated

IU Press: Promo for “African Politics: Crises and Challenges”, 1985-1987 , undated

Lerner Publications Company, 1987 , undated

Northwestern University Press, 1969-1980 , undated

Publications Correspondence, 1990 , undated

Reference Publications, Inc., 1981-1983 , undated

Miscellaneous Publication Materials, 1978-1980 , undated

Series: Box 18 Restricted Files

This collection is not open to researchers. Please speak to the archivist if you have any questions.


Carter, Gwendolen, 1983

Carter, Jeanette, 1984

Dunn, Elwood, 1981-1988 , undated

Gallimore, Timothy, undated

Glover, Arthur, 1981 

Goldman, Etel, 1979-1980

Guthrie, Charles, 1977

Hale, Jon, 1986-1987

Healey, Ellen, 1980

Healey, Robert, 1988

Heilman, Bruce, 1988-1990

Hershfield, Allan, 1986-1988 , undated

Hicks, Barbara, 1983-1984

Hillenberg, Marie, 1975-1980

Holmquist, Frank, 1975-1976 , undated

Hopkins, Barbara, 1985-1988

Hyden, Goran, 1988

Jones, David, 1988

Kante, Mamadou, 1981

Kapansa, Kenneth, 1989 

Karp, Ivan, 1979 , undated

Kellar, Edmond, 1976-1980

Kinman, Karen, 1989

Komyatte, Jude, 1987

Konneh, Augustine, 1990-1991

Knoll, Arthur, undated

Kramer, David, 1975-1987

Krause, David, 1978

Lake, Mary, 1983

Lambert, Louis, 1977

Leighton, Neil, 1977

Leopold, Robert, 1983–1984

Lockett, Sylvia, 1978

Lofchie, Michael, 1987

Lucas, John, 1987-1989

Luneburg, Robert, undated

Malik, Barry, 1969-1978 , undated

Martin, Brad, 1975

Martin, Phyllis, 1978-1981

Martin, Richard, 1985

Masabi, Humeleng, 1983 , undated

Massing, Andreas, 1976-1978

McCormick, 1987-1990

McCoy, Frieda, 1984-1987 , undated

McHenry, Dean, 1979-1985 , undated

Mellinger, Virginia Lee, 1980-1981 , undated

Merritt, Hollis, 1977-1978

Meyer, John, 1988-1990 , undated

Miller, David, 1990

Morgan, E. Philip, 1979

Ndama, William, 1987 , undated

Ndlovu, Scotch, 1980-1981

Newman, David, 1988

Nimtz, August, 1975-1977

Nuth, Timothy, 1990

O’Connor, James, 1982

O’Meara, Patrick, 1980-1989 , undated

Ogundimu, Folu, 1982

Olorunsola, Victor, 1971-1986 , undated

Page, Cindy, 1987

Painter, Colin, 1978

Parker, Richard, 1987

Patterson, Craig, 1988 , undated

Perinbaum, B. Marie, 1979

Pigozzi, Mary, 1977 , undated

Preye-Okosi, Debs, 1981

Robbins, Ed, 1980

Reed, William Cyrus, 1980-1986 , undated

Robertson, Claire, 1983

Romero, Patricia, 1985

Ronen, Dov, 1979

Rosberg, Carl, 1985 , undated

Sawyer, Amos, 1987-1988

Schlager, Edella, 1989 

Schlitt, Michael, 1984 , undated

Schrag, Norman, undated

Schroeder, Deborah, 1989 , undated

Scott, David J., 1990

Segal, Ed, undated

Segal, Marcia, 1984

Segarra, Eric, 1981 

Seyon, Patrick, 1986-1987

Shaw, Tim, 1987 , undated

Siegmann, William, 1976-1978

Simpson, Dick, 1980

Skylar, Richard, 1975-1981

Smit, Alphons, 1976

Spitzer, Manon, 1982

Stockton, Rex, 1977-1984

Stryker, Richard, 1971

Sundiata, Ibrahim, 1979-1989 , undated

Stanley, Nzefeh, 1980-1983

Tannenbaum, Eric, 1977-1978 , undated

Tarpeh, James, 1987

Thomson, James, 1977-1980

Toler, Deborah, 1975-1976 , undated

Tolley, Dayna, 1979 , undated

Trump, Tom, 1980 , undated

Tuck, Michael, 1987 , undated

Ullman, Uri, 1978

Ullrich, Greg, 1984-1985 , undated

Utomi, Patrick, 1981

Vaughan, James, 1978

Vieceli, Jackie, 1977-1989 , undated

Weakland, Kathleen, 1988-1989 , undated

Weidman, Barton E., 1985 , undated

Wenkert, David, 1984-1985 , undated

Wilz, Tom, 1986 , undated

Winchester, Brian, 1983-1989 , undated

Winter, Michael, 1983

Wunsch, James S., 1976-1978 , undated

Wynne, Susan, 1987-1988

Yahne, Scott E., 1989

Yoder, Michael, 1989 , undated

Yeager, Rodger, 1987

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