This collection contains documentary ephemera on emerging nationalism in Portuguese Africa, collected by Ronald H. Chilcote in the course of research he did for his book, Emerging Nationalism in Portuguese Africa. Emphasis is on materials originating from the nationalist organizations of Angola and Mozambique with lesser amounts on the Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Biasau, and Sao Tome and Principe. Also included are copies of United Nations documents relating to Portuguese Africa.
Chilcote is a political scientist and Latin Americanist by training and was the founding editor of Latin American Perspective. He created a documentation center in Africa for which he collected one each of these documents. Sadly the center and its contents were destroyed during the struggle for independence. However, all original documents are safely preserved in the Emerging Nationalism in Portuguese Africa collection in the USC Libraries' Boeckmann Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies in Special Collections.
Funding for the acquisition of the collection and metadata creation was provided by the Boeckmann Center Endowment.