Ghana political papers

Scope and Content

Press-cuttings from Ghanaian newspapers (including The Pioneer, The Palaver, The Spokesman, The Mirror, The Weekly Spectator, The Echo), grouped into subject files. Subjects include the attempted coup of 1972; allegations of corruption, 1973; detainees, 1973; Ghana/Rhodesia relations, 1971-3; relations with Eastern bloc, 1972-3. Transcripts of subversion trial, 1973. Also includes poster of Nkrumah after his exile (1966) urging action against the National Liberation Council; Second Republic of Ghana list of key civilian people, January 1972; The Progress Party Manifesto, 2nd August 1969; National Redemption Party (Establishment) Proclamation, 1972; Biography of Colonel Ignatius Kuti Acheanpong, chairman of the National Redemption, Armed Forces press release no. 4, 16 January 1972; Charter of the National Redemption, press release 30/73; address by Commissioner for Local Government, Major-General N.A. Aferi, 8 February 1973, press release 103/73; Republic versus Imoru Ayarna and others, press release 523/72; press release from Office of Parliamentary Opposition [National Alliance of Liberals?] about Ghana and South Africa, signed by E.R.T. Madjitey, undated; Yendi Project report no. 12(a), The Ya Na of the Dagombas, Institute of African Studies University of Ghana and Program of African Studies Northwestern University, Summer 1968; West African Trade Project report on research on 1972; Reflections on some Aspect of Land Tenure by A.E. Sampson, Circuit Judge, Takoradi (3rd faculty bench and bar conference, 16-18 April 1974); Trades Union Congress (Ghana) report to the Quadrennial Congress 3-5 May 1974; A Guide to your Constituency compiled by Associated Consultants, Accra (annotated and undated).

Administrative / Biographical History

David Carter, was a diplomat who joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a researcher on sub Saharan Africa. From 1971-1975, he was posted to Ghana as a Chancery (political) officer at the British High Commission.


Listed to file and item level. A pdf version of this list is attached to this finding aid:

Access Information

Open for research although at least 24 hours notice should be given.


The collection is held at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies - University of London.

Archivist's Note

Uploaded by Clara Cuccu (23.01.2022).

Related Material

The library also holds political publications from Ghana, 1950- (reference PP.GH), pressure group publications, 1977- (reference PG.GH), and also trade union publications, 1962- (reference TU.GH).