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Decolonization & Transregional History Sources

A guide to primary and secondary sources that are broadly related to the 20th century decolonization movement

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

Guides to Archive Collections

This guide contains an overview of collections that include primary sources that are broadly related to the 20th century decolonization movement.  Topics include national self-determination, universal human rights, creation of the League of Nations and United Nations, anti-imperialism, and transregional history.

All items below are located at Special Collections in Olin Library.  Click each title for more information about the collection.
Some issues of the journal Tricontinental are available in both University Archives and Olin Library.

Online Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

United Nations Resources

With appreciation to Jennifer Lawrence (LIS Practicum Student, 2005).