Materials for the study of postcolonial Africa in the LDS Church History Library: oral histories
Hurlbut, D. Dmitri
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INTRODUCTION This list contains oral histories relevant to the study of postcolonial Africa in the LDS Church History Library, located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This bibliography, which I have organized alphabetically by country, includes the oral histories of converts, missionaries, and Latter–day Saints whose careers took them to Africa for other reasons, such as foreign service officers at the U.S. Department of State. When oral histories are relevant to the history of multiple countries, I have cross-listed them in all the relevant sections for the sake of convenience. I have also chosen to exclude closed and unprocessed oral histories from this bibliography. For instance, I was able to identify the oral histories of dozens of Latter–day Saints from Ethiopia, Liberia, and Mozambique in the library catalog, but they are currently closed to public research, and may not be used by researchers without first submitting a "Restricted Materials Request Form." For this reason, this list may be outdated by the time it is published, as new oral histories are processed and opened for public research all the time. Nevertheless, it is my hope that the publication of this bibliography of some of the materials available for the study of postcolonial Africa in the LDS Church History Library will assist historians in writing the history of Africa after 1960.
African Studies Center Working Paper No. 270
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