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. Also trial 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 [1969-1972, K.A. Busia, Progress Party] 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.Also 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 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.

Access Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Listed to file-level online,

Geographical Names