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Inventory of the Mouvement populaire de la révolution (Zaire) miscellaneous records
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Description
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.
Background
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, and Uganda.
Extent
7 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes (3.8 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.