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HAROLD MARCUS COLLECTION (1950-1994) 53 folders TESHOME TADESSE GETAHUN HAILE ETHIOPIAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION 12TH INTL CONFERENCE OF ETHIOPIAN STUDIES JOHN HUNTER DENNIS CHARLES HICKEY COLLECTION (1913-1936) 6 folders JAMES McCANN COLLECTION (1914-1941) 14 folders JON R. EDWARDS COLLECTION (1882-1938) 57 folders FREDERICK A. MASSÉ COLLECTION (1960-1976) 6 folders DENIS LEMORDANT COLLECTION (1960-1990) 3 folders WILLIAM O. HALL COLLECTION (1960-1971) 5 folders JASPERDEAN KOBES COLLECTION (1960s) 1 folder SYOUM GEBREGZIABKER COLLECTION 1 folder MIRIAM J. KELLEY COLLECTION (1955-1972) 4 folders MARTHA SORENSON PAPERS (1960-65, 1993-94) 13 folders SUSEAN L. SHIPLEY DONATION (1941) 1 album ITALY-ETHIOPIA CONFLICT (1939-1937) 1 bound volume

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Ethiopian Materials Collection, MSS 196, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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Collection Summary:

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HAROLD MARCUS COLLECTION (1950-1994) 53 folders

1. Photocopies of Embassy files and general correspondence of the U.S. Consulate in Addis Ababa, obtained by Harold Marcus (African Studies Center & History Dept., MSU) under the Freedom of Information Act in 1976 (or 1979) and in 1981, as primary documentation for his book on the 1960 coup in Ethiopia (See Marcus, Ethiopia, Great Britain and the United States (1983), p. ix and 198).

Donated to Special Collections during 1980s.

Note: Similar older materials on film are found in:

U.S. Consulate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Records of the Department of State (decimal file [884.xx]) relating to the internal affairs of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-1929.” 4 reels (MSU film 4396)

U.S. Consulate, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Records of the Department of State (decimal file [711.84]) relating to the political relations between the United States and Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1910-1929.” 1 reel (MSU film 4397)

U.S. Dept. of State. “Records of the Department of State [decimal files 8844.xx & 856D.xx] relating to the internal affairs of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), 1930-1949.” 3 reels (MSU film 13592)

2. Collection of conference papers, offprints, manuscripts and a few publications, mostly donated in 1989-92. Covers ca. 1960-1990.

3. Donated in April 1993 (plus some at other times between 1992 and 1994.

TESHOME TADESSE donated 1998

GETAHUN HAILE donated February 1999

ETHIOPIAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION PAPERS donated August 1992

12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ETHIOPIAN STUDIES PAPERS donated 1994

JOHN HUNTER donated 1994

DENNIS CHARLES HICKEY COLLECTION (1913-1936) 6 folders

Photocopies of selected Foreign Office documents in the British Public Record Office donated by Dennis Charles Hickey. Copies originally made during dissertation research in London, between 1977 and 1983. Originals were mostly typed or printed documents.

Arranged by F.O. number and then volume. Year is that given in PRO Lists and Indexes (see CD1043.A571 no. 13, v. 10-11), and volume frequently includes some documents from previous year. Within each volume, separate pages are sometimes stapled and arrangement is most frequently by the large number stamped near the upper right corner of the page by the PRO; but this is not consistent. Folders (currently 7) are for chronological convenience, with miscellaneous files as end.

For a subject approach, consult Hickey’s “Ethiopia and Great Britain: Political conflict in the southern borderlands, 1916-1935” (Main DT382.5.K5H55) Topics covered include boundary disputes, cattle trade, and cattle raiding across the Ethiopian borders with the Sudan, Somalia and Kenya between 1913 and 1935.

Details on photocopies in first folder. Most are from F.O. 371 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. General correspondence after 1906); also F.O. 742-16.

JAMES McCANN COLLECTION (1914-1941) 14 folders

Photocopies of materials on Ethiopia, Sudan, East Africa from archives in Rome and London gathered by James McCann and deposited before 1989. See his “Households, peasants, and rural history in Lasta, northern Ethiopia, 1900-35” (Ph.D. thesis, Michigan State University, Dept. of History, 1984) and later publications.

JON R. EDWARDS COLLECTION (1882-1938) 57 folders

Selected materials about the Addis Ababa Consular Court, 1912-1936, from the British Public Records Office (Foreign Office file 915) and about the Italian occupation of Ethiopia from Italian archives in Rome. Materials are in English, Amharic and Italian. These were photocopied by Jon R. Edwards during 1980-82 research for a Ph.D. (History) at MSU. Completion of dissertation delayed, but see his: “An introduction to Foreign Office File 915: The British Consular Court in Ethiopia, 1912-1938,” NEA: A Journal of Research on North East Africa, 1, 2 (1982) and “A survey of little-used European documentary sources for modern Northeast African history,” Northeast African studies, 6, 2 (1984): 199-202. Deposits are second generation copies, collated and stored in blue and brown binders. Addis Ababa Consular Court files (FO 915)

FREDERICK A. MASSÉ COLLECTION (1960-1976) 6 folders

Frederick A. Massé, a native of Woburn, Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Foreign Service in Ethiopia in the early 1960s. He later lived in Washington, D.C. where he was an English instructor at the Washington Technical Institute. His name also appears as Frederick A.P. Grimes Massé, or as Fred Masse Jr. His papers and books were given to the Woburn Public Library as an unrestricted gift. Most of the papers were sent by Kathleen O’Doherty (Director, Woburn Public Library) to Michigan State’s Ethiopian Materials collection in 1989. Some additional papers were received in April 1991, along with books and other materials. Documents cover the years 1960-1974.

DENIS LEMORDANT COLLECTION (1960-1990) 3 folders

About 500 pages of printed (or photocopied) material, originally produced from ca1960 to 1990, were donated in 1991, in response to request for recent publications.

WILLIAM O. HALL COLLECTION (1960-1971) 5 folders

Books, maps, pamphlets, etc. from the 1960s donated in 1991 by Jayne from the Estate of William O. Hall, Ambassador to Ethiopia, 1967 to 1971.

JASPERDEAN KOBES COLLECTION (1960s) 1 folder

Donated (1993) numerous issues of Ethiopia observer, Negarit gazeta and Ethiopian Journal of Education. These were added to Main. Single folder of pamphlets and mimeos relating to education in Ethiopia during 1960s.

SYOUM GEBREGZIABKER COLLECTION 1 folder

Photocopies of documents held by Gebremorkal Habtemariam, the first president of the Eritrean and Ethiopian Unity Association and uncle of Syoum Gebregziabker. Deposited via Marcus, May 20, 1992.

MIRIAM J. KELLEY COLLECTION (1955-1972) 4 folders

Materials gathered by Kelley in late 1960s, during her work as home economist in Addis Ababa. Covers ca1965-1972. Donated (1992) through George and Nancy Axinn.

MARTHA SORENSON PAPERS (1960-1965, 1993, 1994) 13 folders

Correspondence of Martha Sorenson to her family during her tenure as Elementary Curriculum Advisor to the Ministry of Education for the U. S. government’s International Cooperation Administration in Ethiopia, 1960-1965. Many of the letters were published in her two books, Put on a Plate for George (Sorenson’s autobiography published in 1993), and Ethiopia: Letters Home With Love, Martha (1994). A copy of both books are included in the collection.

SUSEAN L. SHIPLEY DONATION (1941) 1 album

Photograph album containing 360 black and white photographs of buildings, scenes, people, and animals in Eritrea Province, Ethiopia. Acquired during the 1940s by John Anderson Braddy while serving in Eritrea with the U.S. Air Force, Eritrean Command. The album was donated to MSU by Susean L. Shipley of Clarkston, Georgia, who inherited it from John Braddy.

ITALY-ETHIOPIA CONFLICT (1939-1937) 1 bound volume

“Assab 1880. Guerra Italo Abissina 1930-1937”: a collection of articles in the Italian daily press reporting the conflict and war between Italy and Ethiopia during the period 1926-1936. Includes also two maps. Bound, paper covers. Stored on oversize manuscripts shelf—MSS 196 O

Historical Background:

This collection was created in 1990 and cataloged in 1992 as “Ethiopian Materials: a collection of manuscripts, personal papers, memorabilia, documents, photographs, and recordings at the Library of Michigan State University.” It was established to hold unique material relating to the post-1800 history of Ethiopia and adjacent areas of Northeast Africa. The bulk of the pre-1990 donations were photocopies of reports in American, British and Italian archives.These were collected by Harold Marcus of the MSU History Department and several of his doctoral students. Additional materials include photos, personal papers, pamphlets, offprints, and unpublished papers received from many different donors. Donated material that did not fit into the scope of this collection went into the Main Collection of the MSU Library or to a specialized branch. Donations were originally organized and inventoried by Joe Lauer, Africana Librarian.

Processing Note:

Originally inventoried by Joe Lauer.

Arrangement:


Box Folder Description
    HAROLD MARCUS PAPERS
1 1 National Security Council memoranda and reports, 1956-58:
   
  • U.S. policy toward Ethiopia - (NSC 5615)
  2 National Security Council reports, 1959-1962:
   
  • U.S. policy toward Horn of Africa (NSC 5903 of 1959)
  • U.S. policy on the Horn of Africa(NSC 6028 of 1960/61)
  3 American Embassy correspondence and reports, 1957 & 1964
Box Folder Description
    U. S. Department Of State
  4-4a-4b Defense and military assistance: Embassy telegrams, 1963-69 [Def 19 US-Eth]

  5 US-Ethiopian military base agreement: “Secret Security Information” statements,1952

  6 Economic and military aid to Ethiopia: AID(US) ETH files, 1963-1969
  7 Trade Statistics, 1950-1959 [475.00]
  8 U.S. aid to Ethiopia, 1954-59 [511.753]
  9 U.S.-Ethiopian relations, 1955-61 [611.75]
  10 Base rights, 1952 [711.56375]
  11 Political developments, 1950-59 [775.00]
  12 Political developments, 1960 [775.00]
  13 Political developments, 1961 [775.00]
  14 Ethiopian govt., 1960-61 [775.02-775.1]
  15 Messages re Emperor, 1955-61 [775.11]
  16 Military assistance to Ethiopia, 1951-53 [775.5]
  17 Military assistance to Ethiopia, 1954-55 [9775.5]
Box Folder Description
    HAROLD MARCUS PAPERS (cont’d)

    U. S. Department of State (cont’d)

2 1 Military assistance to Ethiopia, 1957 [775.5]
  2 Military assistance to Ethiopia, 1958 [775.5]
  3 Military assistance to Ethiopia, 1959-61, 65 [775.5]
  4 Ethiopia military in Korea, etc., 1951-54 [775.551-58]
  5 MAAG Chief – audiences with Emperor Haile Selassie, 1965-67
  6 Annual economic review, 1950-52 [875.00]
    Economic review (weekly, 3-month, 6-monthy reports)
  7 1950-53
  8 1954-1956
  9 1957
  10 1958
  11 1959 (Jan-July)
  12 1959 (Aug-Dec)
  13 Ethiopian Nutrition Institute. Misc. publications from 1963 to 1971.
  14 Reports and documents relating to Ethiopian student movement , ca. 1970.
    Includes Spur, v. 1, no. 1; Frontier, no. 0
  15 Academic meeting and seminar papers, 1968-1970s, concerning the development in Ethiopia and Somalia.
  16 Ethiopian culture, 1969-70:
    a) Chojnacki, “The preservation of Ethiopia’s cultural heritage” (1969 lecture to the Society of Friends).

b) Horticultural Society of Ethiopia reports

c) Society of Friends of the Inst. of Ethiopian Studies. Circular #7.

  16a Public health documents from mid-1970s. 5 pieces in Amharic & “5 year research plan of the National Research Institute of Health”.

  17 Singer, Norman J. “From Traditional: Legal Modernization in Ethiopia.” 1975? 285p.

  18 Fifth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Nice, 19-22 December 1977. [Proceedings were published in Modern Ethiopia from the accession of Menilek II to the present, edited by Joseph Tubiana (Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema, 1980).] Includes the program, resumé of paper by Kiflé S. Beseat, and Amnesty International documents from late 1977 (nos. AFR 25/03/77, AFR 25/04/77, & AFR 25/07/77).
  19 Papers presented to the 1st OSSREA Congress: Alternative Development Strategies for Eastern Africa” (Dire-Dawa, Ethiopia, June 14-17, 1983).

    “The Socioeconomic consequences of famine,” by Mesfin Wolde-Mariam.

“The Spectrum of the Ethiopian Civil Service System,” by Mehret Ayenew.

“Pre- and Post Revolution Industrialization in Ethiopia,” by Bekure Woldesemait.

Box Folder Description
3 1 “Health Sector Ten-Year Perspective Plan (1985-1994) of Social Ethiopia.”

    Addis Ababa: Central Planning Supreme Council, The 10 Year Plan Preparation Task Force for the Health Sector, March 1984. Unofficial translation prepared by the National Health Development Network (Ethiopia). photocopy. 18, 26 p.

  2 “The Ethiopian Famine from an Eritrean Perspective,” prepared by the Horn of Africa Relief Team; edited by Thomas R. Yocum. Cincinnati, 1985. 10p.
  3 International Conference on Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa (East Lansing, April 1989) - 4 papers and report in Russian.
  4 Fonti e Problemi della Politica Coloniale Italiana (Messina-Taormina, ott. 1989) – program and paper by Piero Crociani.
  5 Drafts & offprints from journals, 1985-1988:
   
  • Irma Taddia, 3 offprints
  • Luigi Goglia, 2 offprints from Storia contemporanea
  • Steven Kaplan, “Falasha religion”
  • C. Rosen, “The many ways of the Ethiopian Jews” - 29 p.
  6 Documents relating to Marcus trip in 1991, to locate Mengistu:
   
  • Photocopy of 7/2/91 fax to Alex Shoumatoff.
  • Photocopy of “The Fall of the Black Stalin,” by Alex Shoumatoff (Vanity Fair, Nov. 1991, pp. 106-127).
  7 Other Marcus documents, incl. 1989 preproposal for an Ethiopian oral history archive.

  8 Papers of ca. 1991/1992:
   
  • Getachew Haile, “The Problem of ethnicity in Ethiopia.”
  • Eshetu Chole, “Opening Pandor’s box: preliminary notes on fiscal decentralization in contemporary Ethiopia.” Nov. 1992.
  9 Amharic (2) documents of 1980s.
  10 CRS [Congressional Research Service] reports (7) on Northeast Africa, by Theodore S. Dagne et al.
  11 ERS: Ethiopian Research Service (Big Rapids, MI). Paper no. 1 (June 4, 1991)-4, 6-7 (July 1992).
  12 Reports:
   
a) Amnesty International. Ethiopia and Eritrea (Nov. 1991).

b) The Ethiopian, v. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 15, 1992).

c) Ethiopian Human Rights Council. “Third report of human rights situation in Ethiopia (July 16, 1992).”

d) New Ethiopia, no. 3 (July-Sept. 1990).

e) Oromo commentary, v. 2, no. 2 (Dec. 1992), with 2 articles critical of Marcus comments about Oromo nation.

f) Oromo Liberation Front Central Committee. “Statement on the current situation in Ethiopia.” Feb. 1992. [Fax of 2/17/92 to London.]

  13 Offprints:
   
  • Sven Rubenson. “Sweden and the Italo-Ethiopian crisis 1935.” Scandia, 51 (1985): 127-147.
  • Rodolfo Fattovich. “Peoples of the Northern Ethiopian-Sudanese border-land between 7000 and 1000 BP.” Nubica, I/II (1987/88; c1990): 3-45.
  • Rodolfo Fattovich et al. “Society and territory in the Gash Delta, 3000
  • B.C. - A.D. 300/400.” Origini, 14 (1988-89): 329-357.
  • Shiferaw Bekele, “Reflections on the power elite of the Wara Seh
  • Masfenate.” Annales d’Ethiopie, 15 (1990): 157-179.
  • Rodolfo Fattovich. «Evidence of possible administrative devices in the Gash Delta (Kassala), 3rd-2nd millennia B.C.» Archéologie du Nil Moyen, v. 5 (1991): 65-78.
  • Richard Pankhurst. “zAn Ethiopian original [Ethiopia’s 1st modern doctor].” Selanta, 8,3 (Oct-Dec 1991): 49-50.
  • Haggai Erlich. [Short articles in Jerusalem Report, Oct. 24 & Oct. 31, 1991.]
  14 6th Conference of the Northeast African Studies Committee, Michigan State university, April 23-25, 1992 - programs and papers received too late for inclusion in the preproceedings.

  15 Preproceedings of the Sixth Michigan State University Conference on Northeast Africa (Holiday Inn, East Lansing, April 23-25, 1992), compiled by John T. Hinnant; assisted by Beth Finne. 435p.
   
  • [loan to exhibit] (see also Marcus II)
  16 Reminick, Ronald A. “The Manze Amhara of Ethiopia.” Ph.D. thesis, University of Chicago, 1973. [Lacks pages ix-xii, 257, 267, 269.] Unbound photocopy.
  17 Papers prepared for the XIth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa, April 1-6, 1991. 16 pieces:
   
  • Speech delivered by Comrade Mengistu. 10p.
  • Altaye Alaro. Mutual assistance networks: the case of Wolayita. 14p.
  • Ayele Tekle Haymanot (Abba). About an unknown manuscript by Asma Giyorgis (1853-1915). 18p.
  • Chernetsov, Sevir B. The Crisis of Ethiopian official royal historiography and its consequences in the 18th Century. 20p.
  • Chmiel, Juraj. CzechoSlovak armaments industry and the Italo-Ethiopian Conflict. 27p.
  • Gilkes, P. S. “Revolution and military strategy.”
  • Killion, Thomas. Workers, capital and the imperial state on the Franco-
  • Ethiopian Railroad, 1919-1959. 34p.
  • Le Houerou, Fabienne. Une tentative d’interprétation de l’administration coloniale fasciste en Ethiopie (1936-1941) á travers la politique du maréchal Graziani avec les dignitaires de l’Empire éthiopien. 17p.
  • Lusini, Gianfrancesco. Documents on the History of Oromo. 11p.
  • Negussaye, Ayele. Reflections on the international impact of the 1935-1941 Fascist Italy’s Invasion of Ethiopia. 9p.
  • Pausewang, Siegfried, “Peasant self-determination and the state.”
  • Shirreff, David. The Ethiopian/Patriot contribution to the 1941 campaign against the Italians in Gojjam. 7p.
  • Taddesse, Tamrat. An early apostle of Matakkal: Abba Tatamo
  • Madhen of Gazge (1616-1678). 15p. (without notes)
  • Tsypkin, Georgey. The Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902 and Ethiopia (based on the Russian archives documents). 14p.
  • Tsegaye, Tegenu. An introduction to the taxation system of the rising absolutist state of Ethiopia, 1855-1868. 26p.
  • Triulzi, Alessandro. Frontier history in Ethiopia: Western Wallagga: the making of a frontier society. 12p.
Box Folder Description
12 1 Historical Society of Ethiopia. First Annual Conference, April-May 1971:
   
  • [Papers]
  2 Simret Habte, Background to the Dilemma of the Eritrean Liberation Fronts (1979)

  3 Symposium on Eritrea, January 12-13, 1979
  4 Eritrea’s Fight for Freedom
  5 Hyden G. Jones, A Historiographical Survey of Somalia (1970?)
  6 Diplomatic Correspondence Ras Alula and Foreign Elements
  7 Donald N. Levine. Legitimacy in Ethiopia (1964)
  8 Some Extracts from the University of Utah Survey Report on Higher Education in Ethiopia
  9 A Survey of Amharic literature (1960s)
  10 Bairu Tafla, Civil Titles and Offices in the Reign of Emperor Melikek II, 1889-1913 (1972)
  11 Teshome Wagaw, Some Notes for the World of Work in Ethiopian Tradition
  12 Mesfin Wolde Mariam, The Background to the Present Ethio-Somali Relations
  13 Asmerom Legesse, The Genesis of Ethiopian Urbanism (1973)
  14 F.P. Cotterell. Dr. T.A. Lambie: Some Biographical Notes.
  15 Mulugeta Eteffa, Education in Ethiopia in its Historical and Cultural Context (1971)
  16 Lois A. Doyle, Report to MUCIA and HSIU by the Advisor in Continuing Education (1975)
  17 Jean Jenkins, Some Songs of Ethiopia
  18 Proclomations of 1975. No. 31, 47, 71, and 104
  19 Grover Hudson, Questions of Language Classification and Semetic Pre-history of Ethiopia (1970)
  20 - 27 Peace Corps in Ethiopia: 1963 report, Skelton, James W. Group XIV in Ethiopia
  28 - 31 Miscellaneous documents
  32 Daniel Kendie. Prospects for promoting peace…(1985)
  33 The Anglo Ethiopian Society. News File, April 1992
  34 Societe francaise pour les etudes ethiopennes (French Society forEthiopian Studies). Circulaire no.8 (1984) & Annuaire 1989
  35 Paul B. Henze. Restoring Peace and Progress to the Horn of Africa. (1990)
  36 Paul B. Henze. Recovery in the Horn of Africa. 1991.
  37 Miscellaneous documents
  38 Alex Shoumatoff, Report from Somalia [draft; 1993]
Box Folder Description
13 1 Ethiopian Research Service. Paper no.5, 8, 10-13
  2 Ethiopian Research Council
  3 Gondar Development and Cooperation Organization. Lisane Gondar. (1991?)
  4 - 7 Clarke, Walter S. Bibliography of Djibouti. (ca.1989 ms)
  8 TESHOME TADESSE (1998 donation)
   
  • 1974-1981 documents on drought and rehabilitation in Ethiopia.
  • Ethiopian American Foundation (Michigan, 1993)
  9 GETAHUN HAILE DONATION
   
  • Feb. 1999 donation of political documents.
  • Hagos Tsaada (EPRDF man). “YaHayle fida ‘meshefetinna’ yameison eta.” 2 pages. Photocopy.
  • Dereje Alamayehu (1984; 1992). Title: Tazeber zem kamila. (Why Do I See and Keep Quiet). 23p. Photocopy
  10 ETHIOPIAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION PAPERS
   
  • Inaugural Ceremony of the Ethiopian Economic Association (15 August 1992). 2 papers by Esethu Chole: Opening remarks; “The Dismal Economy” (inaugural lecture).
  11 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ETHIOPIAN STUDIES (1994)
   
  • Notes on Ethiopian Traditions of Creativity Exhibit, etc.
  • Papers distributed at conference (& unpublished papers):
  • Bausi. “The Structure and the Recensions of the Gadla Hawaryat with a Short Note on the Acts of Peter”. 10p.
  • Alessandro Gori. “Some Preliminary Observations on the Texts of Shaykh Husayn’s Hagiographies.” 17p.
  • R..J. Hayward. “Compounding in Qafar.” 32p.
  • Kebede Hordofa Janko. “Palatalization in the Causitive Verbes of Oromo (Wello Dialect).” 32p.
  • Delio Vania Proverbio. “Patristics and Chrysostomica from Egypt to Ethiopia: A Survey.” 30p.
  • I.Taddia, A Bausi & G. Lusini. “Documents from Sara’e (Eritrea).” 11p.
  13 - 14 JOHN HUNTER (1994? Donation)
   
  • Offprints and papers relating to medical geography of Ethiopia.
Box Folder Description
    DENNIS CHARLES HICKEY DONATION
    British Foreign Office . Correspondence, East Africa. 1913-1936

4 1 1913   F.O. 371/ 1572
    1914   F.O. 371/ 1878
      1879
      1880
      1881
    1915   F.O. 371/ 2227
      2228
    1916   F.O. 371/ 2594
      2595
    1917   F.O. 371/ 2853
      2854
      2855
      2856
    1918   F.O. 371/ 3127
  2 1919   F.O. 371/ 3495
      3496
      3498
      3500
  3 1920   F.O. 371/ 4390
      4391
      4394
      5501
      5502
      8407
      8408
  4   10873
      10876
      11507
      11559
      11560
      11567
      11568
    1926   F.O. 371/ 11574
  5 1927   F.O. 371/ 12339
      12344
      12347
      12353
  6 1928   F.O. 371/ 13103
      13107
      13108
      13829
      13830
      13838
      14593
    1930   F.O. 371/ 14594
  7 1931   F.O. 371/ 15382
      15383
      15384
      16097
      16098
      16099
      16989
      16990
      16991
      16992
    1933   F.O. 371/ 16996
  8 1934   F.O. 371/ 18024
      18025
      18026
      19108
      19172
      19182
      19183
      19187
    1936 20168
    1920   F.O. 742/ 16
Box Folder Description
    JAMES McCANN DONATION

4 9 Ethiopia: Annual Report, 1932. British Foreign Office [FO 371/16996]
    Ethiopia. Annual Report, 1933. British Foreign Office [FO 371/18029]
    Ethiopia. Annual Report--Economic, 1937. British Foreign Office [22028]
  10 Abyssinia Confidential, November 17, 1925: “Memorandum on the Southern Frontier of Abyssinia”. [FO371/10816]
    Abyssinia Confidential, Feb. 2, 1932: Report on Egyptian Government’s participation in the Lake Tsana dam scheme. [FO 371/16100]
    Abyssinia Confidential, May 10, 1932: Complaint of treatment by Emperor.
    Abyssinia Confidential. June 17, 1935. Memorandum respecting the lake Tsana Reservoir Scheme.
    Abyssinia Confidential, May 4, 1937: “Records of Leading Personalities in Abyssinia” (Biographical sketches).

    “Slavery and Arms Traffic.” Copy of despatch No. 8 from His Majesty’s consul, Dangila, dated 20th May, 1932, respecting slavery in North-Western Abyssinia.
    Sudan Annual Report, 1934
    List of refugees in Sudan, 1937
    1938 letter in Amharic from Gojjam refugees, with translation [FO 371/22021]
    Public works in [Addis Ababa]. 1939.
    Newspaper articles re Abyssinian refugees, 1936, 1937. (2 articles)
  11 Maps of Sudan and Abyssinia
  12 Berhanna Selam, 5 avril, 14 avril & 16 juin 1932 - articles on Ethiopian holidays, slaves & Lij Iyasu.
  13 League of Nations. Official Journal, Nov. 1926, pp. 1517-27 (Exchange of notes between the U.K. & Italy respecting certain British & Italian interests in Abyssinia).
  14 Handbook of Western Italian East Africa (Khartoum, 1941), compiled by General Staff (Intelligence), Headquarters Troops in the Sudan. - 193p.
  15 Dr. Halpert Papers, Rhodes House (Oxford), memo of 18 May 1931.
Box Folder Description
   

Italian archives

    ASMAI (=Archivo Storico delle Ministero Africana Italiana, of Italy’s Ministero degli Affari Esteri). For background, consult Guida delle fonti per la storia dell’Africa a Sud del Sahara (1973-4), vol. 1. Photocopies are loose or stapled sheets sorted by number.

4 16 ASMAI 37/5 (1913) and 37/6 (1914)
  17 ASMAI 54/1, 54/2, 54/4 (1930), 54/6, 54/7
  18 ASMAI 54/8 & 54/9 (1934)
  19 ASMAI 54/10 (1929-34)
  20 ASMAI 54/26 (1928-29)
  21 ASMAI 54/35 & 54/36
  22 ASMAI 54/38 (1930-34)
Box Folder Description
    JON R. EDWARDS PAPERS
5 1 Edward’s Index to copied FO 915 materials:

   
1) “J. Edward’s collection donated to Special Collection” - 41 p.;

2) “J. Edwards” - 19 p. [summary of no. 1];

3) “Abyssinia (Ethiopia),” pp. 1-19 of PRO Lists and indexes, supplementary series, no. 13, vol 13 (= Embassy & consular archives, 1914-1938: Abyssinia-Chile).

    Note: Some of the materials in the following folders has been reproduced in Heinrich Scholler, The Special Court of Ethiopia, 1920-1935 (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1985).

  2 FO 915/1-81
  3 FO 915/82(#42)-214
  4 FO 915/214(#83)-382
  5 FO 915/383-449
  6 FO 915/451-538
  7 FO 915/539-549
Box Folder Description
6   Archivio Storico del Ministero Africa Italiana (ASMAI):
    (For background, consult Guida delle fonti per la storia dell’Africa a Sud del Sahara (1973-4), vol. 1; Edwards articles cited on previous page, and folder 5. As of 1982, these colonial office files were held by the Comitato per la documentazione dell’opera svolta dall’Italia in Africa, which had been charged in late 1940s by the Archivio Storico to review Italian activities in Africa)

Appropriate arrangement of remainder of Edwards folders attempts to follow his indexes and archival numbers, but is inconsistent.

6 1 Edwards’ annotated indexes to Comitato and other files:
    Insert: 6-page photocopied list of files

  1. Ministero Degli Affari Esteri, Servizio Storico e Documentazione. Inventario dell’Archivio Storico del Ministero Africa Italiana (ASMAI). v. III. 1879-1955. Miscellanea. Roma, 1979. - 2-page list of 23 files.
  2. Indice Archivo Affari Politici, 1919-1930, pp 114-123.
  3. Guida delle Fonti per la Storia... (1973), pp. 112-7, 184-209
  4. Inventario dell’ASMAI, p. 178-93
  5. Etiopia - Fondo di Guerra (1925-40) - “in 177 vol”
  6. Comitato index, intro & misc.
  7. Notes & copy of map
Box Folder Description
    ASMAI: Affari Politici
  2 AP 1020, fasc 2955-2967, Etiopia 1919-20
  3 AP 1021, fasc 2968-2983, Etiopia 1920
  4 AP 1023, fasc 2999-3016, Etiopia 1922
  5 AP 1024, fasc 3017-3022, Etiopia 1923
  6 AP 1025, fasc 3022-3044, Etiopia 1923-4
  7 AP 1026, fasc 3045-3060, Etiopia 1924
  8 AP 1027, fasc 3061-3081, Etiopia 1925
  9 AP 1028, fasc 3082-3100, Etiopia 1926
  10 AP 1029, fasc 3101-3107, Etiopia 1927
  11 AP 1030, fasc 3108-3118, Etiopia 1927
  12 AP 1031, fasc 3119-3120, Etiopia 1928
  13 AP 1032, fasc 3121-3131, Etiopia 1928
  14 AP 1033, fasc 3122-3141, Etiopia 1929
  15 AP 1034, fasc 3142-3150, Etiopia 1929
  16 AP 1035, fasc 3151-316?, Etiopia 1929
  17 AP 1036, fasc 3164-3171, Etiopia 1930
  18 AP 1037, fasc 3172-3178, Etiopia 1930
Box Folder Description
7   ASMAI –files:1879-1955
    (For background, consult Guida delle fonti per la storia dell’Africa a Sud del Sahara (1973-4), vol. 1. As of 1982, these colonial office files were held by the Comitato per la documentazione dell’opera svolta dall’Italia in Africa, which had been charged in late 1940s by the Archivio Storico to review Italian activities in Africa)

7 1 54/8-23 (1919)
  2 54/8-24, 54/5-3, 54/4-5 (1928-35), 54/8-24 (1919)
  3 Comitato papers drawn from 54/4 through 54/9 [#2]
  4 Commercio e agenti commerciali-Etiopia, 1915-1916. Documents from 40/3-36, ... 40/5-54. [#3]
  5 54/10-54/15
  6 54/19
  7 54/20 - 54/24
  8 54/25 - 54/30 [#6]
  9 54/31 54/35 summaries and 54/34-137.
  10 Summaries of Etiopia, Commercio e agenzie comerciali, 1882-1917 (40/1 - 40/3); same, 1915-1922 (docs. 40/4 - 40/5); various subjects, 1920-36 (180/12 - 181/10; Somalia, 1909-1917 (from 74/1); Accordo Tripartito, 1903-14 (from 41/1 [#8-11]
  11 Azione coloniale dell’Italia dopo l’accordo italo-franco-britannico del 13 dicembre 1906 (1907); 1907 doc. from R. Legazione d’Italia in Etiopia; Asmara 1927 correspondence. [#16]
  12 Peace Conference (1919), Una
  13 Peace Conference (1919), Due
  14 Pacco 1: 54/12-13, 54/16-19, 54/20-24, 54/25-26, 54/30, 181/13, 181/45, 181/50, 181/60. (1930-31)
  15 Pacco 4 (181/56-[fasc.]270, 54/13-40, 161/1-11, 168/1-3) [1918-19 & 1930s] & Pacco 5 (Vittorio Emanuele IV) (181/2,3,6; 3/24) [1930s; #19-20]
  16 Pacco 6: [no. 21], 54/16-[fasc.50], -49, 54/18-56, 54/23-77, 54/24-83, 54/23-78, 54/22-70 [#22], 54/20-64 (1926), 54/35-142 (copies of 1914 material), 54/35-143 (1917), 54/32-132, 54/31-121 (1920), 54/34-136, 54/31-122, 54/30-150, 54/15-47 (1917), 54/15-48 (1933-35), 181/1 (1935)[#25]
Box Folder Description
8   ASMAI
    (For background, consult Guida delle fonti per la storia dell’Africa a Sud del Sahara (1973-4), vol. 1; Edwards articles cited with Box 4; and folder 5. As of 1982, these colonial office files were held by the Comitato per la documentazione dell’opera svolta dall’Italia in Africa, which had been charged in late 1940s by the Archivio Storico to review Italian activities in Africa.)

8 1 37/13-129 - 37/13-138 - March-May 1917
  2 54/33-136 ... 54/36-147 - 1922; 1931-2
  3 54/14-42 - Jimma 1935 & other documents
  4 Economia e commercio Etiopia 1917-1934. 21 [44 per index] documents extracted from 54/19-54/22 [Also on Edwards’ list (folder 5) as #4]
  5 54/26-97-100 & 54/27-103/104/120 - 1931-32
  6 Files on bank and economics, incl. 50/1-7 (1909), 54/31-120 (1931; AA-Gimma road), 54/? (1918; economics)
  7 54/31-125, 54/33-135, 54/32-132, 54/33-133, 54/36-147, 54/34-137, 54/33-134, 54/32-131, 54/26-97, 54/26-98, 54/34-137, 54/33-135, 54/16-97, 54/32-131, 54/26-99, 54/33-135 - 1920s documents on economic conditions & southwestern Ethiopia.

  8 46. 3/22-195 (1914), 3/22-194, 3/29-221 (1916), 3/25-223, 3/26-224 (1917), 181/1-1 (1936), 181/9-42
  9 54/12-36 (1931), 54/26-97 (1911), 54/29-113 (1917), 54/25-92 (1926), 54/30-117 (1929), 54/30-118 (1929), 54/36-98 (Eritrea, 1929), 54/26-100 (1930), 54/20-117 (1932), 54/30-117 (1932), 54/25-93 (1934), 54/25-96 (1935), 181/147 (1936) Edwards notes on 54/ and others

  10 54/6 (1922), 54/10-28 (Ostini-Perrone concession of 1922), 54/15-47 (1923), ... 54/25-92 (political-military organization of Ethiopia)
  11 54/16 notes only
  12 54/31-128 (1932-4)
  13 Elenco documenti dell’Archivio Storico
  14 Pacco 7 & 3/24 (1914-5), 3/26 (1917), 181/47 (1936)
  15 Pacco 8, 9, 11 (158/1-7, 170/52, 54/21, 54/15 (1931), 181/50 & 3/R-1 (1938).
  16 1938 documents
Box Folder Description
    FREDERICK A. MASSE PAPERS
9 1 Publications:
   
  • “Commercial Chronicle: Special edition for commercial day.” Published at the Commercial School, Addis Ababa [ca. 1961-64], with notes by Massé. Includes original photographs.
  • “Eritrea: the hidden war in East Africa.” By Mary Hanson. Detroit: Radical Education Project, [1970]. 10p.
  • “Menen” (ca. 1964 magazine in Amharic) - Masse notes.
  2 Typescript of journal entries, with handwritten comments by 3rd party.
    Part I is 23 pages and covers 1960-61, Gregorian Year. Part III (pages 1-3 & 27-58) covers April-June 1964, during work at H.I.M. Haile Selassie I Secondary School (Asmara). Page 3 has note that pages 4-26 (an account of a tour of the northern provinces) was purchased by the Ethiopian Tourist Board and published for the opening of Expo ’67 (Montreal).) Continued by photocopy of entries for July 1964 (19 pages), plus carbons for pages 35-36.

  3 Notes from English course (Communications II) taught at Washington (D.C.) Technical Institute in 1970 and 1971.

  4 Resumé, correspondence, 1975-76
  5 Drafts of short stories based on Ethiopian culture. Includes “Claudius, Son of David, King of Kings, by Arthur Jones-MacMahon [pen-name for Fred Massé]. 29 pages, plus comments by R. Brown and others.
  6 Syllabus and handouts from a 1974 seminar course on Ethiopia in the Middle Ages, taught by Clifton F. Brown, History Dept., Howard University. Handouts include transliteration rules of Amharic, a list of Emperors of Ethiopia (1270 A.D.-1930), and papers on the Ethiopian calendar, the Jihad of Ahmad Gran, and “The Present Social, Political & Economic Crisis in Ethiopia (1974)

Box Folder Description
    DENIS LEMORDANT PAPERS
9 7 30 offprints (or photocopies) of articles on the ethnobotany of Ethiopia. List of Lemordant’s publications, with X for those sent, is enclosed.

  8 Les plantes ethiopiennes. Addis Ababa, 1959 or 1960. 104p. Photocopy.
  9 Les noms de plantes en Ethiopie.
    Paris: Laboratoire d’ethnobotanique & d’ethnozoologie du MusJe national d’histoire naturelle ; E.R.A. 773 du C.N.R.S. (Recherche et documentation ethnobotaniques et ethnozoologiques), 1988. (Preface, 1984). 33p.

Box Folder Description
    WILLIAM O. HALL PAPERS
9 10 Miscellaneous offprints & pamphlets, including:
   
  • “The Ethiopian Women’s Welfare Association”
  • “Faculty of Education Bulletin, 1967-1968” 43p.
  • “Haile Sellassie I Theatre: The Storehouse of Ethiopian Music, Dance & Drama” (ca. 1970) 20p.
  • “Baseline Health Culture Research in Ethiopia,” by Simon D. Messing, J.S. Prince & Yohannes Tseghe. Offprint from Journal of Health (Gondar), April 1965.
  • “Kaffa Province Ethiopian Women’s Welfare Association” (Amharic/English) 1960EC. 19p.
  • “Gebre Kristos Desta Exhibition of Paintings” (Addis Ababa: Kennedy Memorial Library, Haile Sellassie I University, 1971). 3p. list annotated with prices.
  • “Spices, colorants & taste appeal” (Kalamazoo, MI: KALSEC (Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company), 1970). 18p.
  11 Photos from Ethiopia, 1967-1971. (22 b&w photos)
  12 “Miscellaneous pictures from US projects ...” 25 b&w & 5 colored photos.
  13 Photos and newspapers clips relating to visit of Vice President and Mrs. Humphrey to Ethiopia in January 1968.” 8 photos plus clippings.
  14 Charter of the Organisation of African Unity, Addis Ababa, May 25, 1963. (Addis Ababa, 1965). 30p. Signed by Diallo Telli, Secretary-Gen. of OAU.
Box Folder Description
    JASPERDEAN KOBES DONATION
9 15 Pamphlets and papers:
   
  • An Urgent Message from the Committee for Ethiopian Literacy
  • Ethiopia’s Problem of Illiteracy
  • “Woizero Siheen Secondary School” (history and organization)
  • “Report to the Examiners of the Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination”
  • “Understanding Ethiopia Today: Some Observations of a Sociologist”
Educational Administration Conference, Haile Sellassie I University, 1963. Papers.

Box Folder Description
    ETHIOPIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL RECORDS

9 16 Ethiopian Research Council Annual Convention packets:
   
  • “First Annual Convention, August 31, 1990”
  • “Second Annual Convention, August 29, 1991”
Box Folder Description
    SYOUM GEBREGZIABKER DONATION
9 17 Photocopies of 3 documents in Amharic:
   
a) Minutes of 10 July 1928 meeting of Association Mutuelle de la Jeunesse Ethiopienne. 13p.

b) Collection of 6 fliers issued in Khartoum by “Our Flag” organization. 12 p.

c) Appeals to Eritrean soldiers in Italian service. 3 p.

Box Folder Description
    MIRIAM J. KELLEY DONATION

9 18 Miscellaneous papers and notes
  19 Reports and conference papers:
   
a) Crummey, D. “Kafa and Christian survivals in South-West Ethiopia. Paper for Interdisciplinary Seminar, Faculties of Arts & Education, H.S.I.U., 1967-8.

b) Karsten, Detlev. “Economics of handicrafts in Sidamo and Gamu Gofa Province.”

c) Teshome Wagaw. “Multiplicity of holydays in Ethiopia: their possible effects on the psychosocioeconomic development of the country.” (1971) 39p.

d) Ethiopia Abela-Abaya Resettlement Project: Housing. University of

Lund, Department of Architecture IIB and Haile Selassie I University,

Department of Architecture; Sven Dahlman, et al. (“Date about 1965-1968.”)

e) Traditional Ethiopian Houses. Addis Abeba: Ethio-Swedish Institute of Building Technology.

f) Alem Tena: Social Survey. Social Science Group, ESIBT, 1966.

g) YaHayderabaldemdej. [Photocopy of Amharic pamphlet on cooking stoves.] 1955 E.C.

h) Haile Gabriel Dagne. “Educational magic in traditional Ethiopia.” 1970. 19p

i) Giel, R., & J. N. van Luijk. “Patterns of marriage in a roadside town in south-western Ethiopia.”

  20 FAO/ECA/SIDA Seminar on Home Economics Development Planning for English-speaking Countries in Africa, Addis Ababa, 6-24 March 1972. Selected preliminary and published papers, particularly those relating to home economics.
  21 Miscellaneous material:
   
a) Transparencies on nutrition in English and Amharic.

b) Ink drawings of village scenes.

c) Tourist brochures.

Box Folder Description
    MARTHA SORENSON PAPERS
10 1 Ethiopia: Letters Home With Love, Martha (1994).
  2 Put on a Plate for George (1993). Autobiography.
  3 Correspondence, 1960
  4 - 5 Correspondence , 1961
  6 - 7 Correspondence , 1962
Box Folder Description
11 1 - 2 Correspondence, 1963
  3 - 4 Correspondence. 1964
  5 - 6 Correspondence, 1965

OVERSIZE ITEMS

SUSEAN L. SHIPLEY DONATION

“Life in Eritrea. Third Edition 1942”.

Photograph album containing 360 black and white photographs of buildings, scenes, people, and animals in Eritrea Province, Ethiopia. Includes a small booklet containing a typed list describing the photographs in the album.

Stored in Special Collections as a folio document: XX Oversize DT395.3 .L5 1952

ITALY-ETHIOPIA CONFLICT, 1926-1937

“Assab 1880.  Guerra Italo Abissina 1930-1937”.  A collection of articles in the Italian daily press reporting the conflict and war between Italy and Ethiopia during the period 1926-1936. Includes two maps. Bound, paper covers.

Stored on oversize manuscripts shelf—MS 196 OS




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