We have composed a list of LIBERIA resources for teachers.
We will continue to update this page with
current happenings in Liberia.
About Liberia Today
Current news, politics, culture, will put up photos sent by visitors to Liberia. Produced by
Cavalla Business Solutions. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Accord: An International Review of Peace Initiatives (London)
Published by Conciliation Resources, London. Has the full text of special issues -
"The Liberian Peace Process 1990-1996" .
Includes a Chronology, 1989-1996. http://www.c-r.org/index.php
African Americans to Liberia, 1820-1904
Must register to use the site; registration is free. "information on 15,000+ African-American emigrants to Liberia. "includes ... birth year (where available), town/country of origin, state
of origin (including "Indian Territories"), denominational affiliation, family relations among emigrants, destination in Liberia, ships on which they travelled, and year of emigration." To see
the web site's features, search for "Hilary Teage" or "John Brown Russwurm" "Their pages include genealogical links and maps showing locations where they lived.
American Colonization Society, Library of Congress Exhibit
The U.S. Library of Congress holds the records of the American Colonization Society which established Liberia. Exhibit descriptions provide historical background on this period. The
Colonization section is part of the African-American Mosaic exhibit. http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam002.html, as well as other information and images." "…similarly detailed
information will be added for as many persons in the database as possible." Photographs, histories. http://www.liberianrepatriates.com/
Bong Town Community
Liberian history, the counties and their flags (and photographs), Liberian music (download the national anthem and popular music), chronology from 1847, many contemporary photographs.
History of the Bong Mining Company with photographs. Kranz is collecting issues of the print journal, Bong Mine News and accounts of the 1990 evacuation of the mines. Issues of die
Coconut (a German newsletter) are online as images. Maintained by Robert W. Kranz, a photojournalist who was born in the Bong Mine Hospital. http://www.Bong-Town.com
Carter Center, Emory University
Describes work in Liberia. Election monitoring reports for Liberia such as 14 Dec 2005 2005 Liberian National Elections: Carter Center/NDI Interim Post-Election Statement. http://www.cartercenter.org/
Christine's Genealogy Website - Emigrants to Liberia
Gathers in one place links to sites with primary documents on the first Liberian emigrants. Has a Roll of Emigrants that have been sent to the colony of Liberia, Western Africa, by the American Colonization Society and its auxiliaries, to September, 1843, &c. with full text of passages from "Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa,
the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith," 28th Congress, 2d. Session, S. Doc. 150, serial 458. Includes 19th censuses, ships' passenger
lists, etc. Maintained by Christine Charity, based in Pontiac, Michigan. http://ccharity.com/liberia/index.htm
Election 2005 TLC Africa - 2005 Election
Biographies, photographs of Presidential candidates, links to their web sites. Information on past Presidential elections. Based in Temple Hills, Maryland, U.S. See also National
Elections Commission. http://www.tlcafrica.com/election_home.htm
[Fry ] African Art Collection of Walter Logan Fry
In 1933 Walter Logan Fry became a Cashier with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company's Bank of Monrovia. "During his stay in Liberia, he collected art and ethnographic objects,
including Dan brass figures by Ldamie; Mende mask; silver, iron and aluminum jewelry; sword and scabbard; iron spear; cotton strip cloth; wool strip cloth with geometric weft inlay;
and more." Site includes Fry's letters, photographs. Part of the The Digital Museum of Modern Art maintained by W. Logan Fry. http://www.dmoma.org/lobby/exhibitions/walter_logan_fry/
George Mason University, Institute of Public Policy, Program on Peacekeeping Policy (POPP)
POPP was established to study multinational peace operations. Their site has an account of the history of the Liberian civil war and of the United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia
(UNOMIL) operations to Nov. 1994. It has a report, "Liberian Election Modeling" by POPP and World Vision Intl. which is part of their joint effort to see if information technology can
be used to facilitate conflict resolution.
Liberian Election Modeling: http://ralph.gmu.edu/cfpa/peace/liberia/report.html
UNOMIL George Mason University page: http://www.gmu.edu/departments/t-po/peace/unomil.html
Growing up in Bomi Hills. Liberia, West Africa. L. M. C. Mining Company
"This site is all about Liberia, the country that my family and I moved to in 1970-1974. My dad worked for an Iron Ore mine in the middle of the rain forest.. Bomi Hills was a great
place to live..." Covers the Firestone company, Bomi Hills Community. Site by Randy Sweeten. http://www.geocities.com/randy1315/Liberia.html
Indiana University. Liberian Collections Project
The "Liberian Collections include historical and ethnographic documents, newspapers, government publications, books, journals, dissertations, maps, slides, negatives, photographs,
microfilms, audio & video tapes, artifacts and memorabilia." "The two core collections of the Liberian Collections Project are the Svend E. Holsoe Collection and the Warren L. d’Azevedo Collection..."; inventories are online. Contains an online Liberian news database. Jim Gray of Friends of Liberia (FOL), compiles an e-mail newsletter. The database contains "all of the
extant news distributions by Mr. Gray from 1995 through March 2003. Since then, the Liberian Collections Project has continued the news distribution service for the Friends of Liberia..."
Covers political, economic, social news, news of the Liberian diaspora mainly in the U.S. Has information on Liberia - Geography, Culture, and Economy, History of the Republic, 1822-1940s,
The End of Americo-Liberian Power, Civil War and Charles Taylor, Current Situation, and News. The Project is an Archives of Traditional Music initiative. http://www.onliberia.org/
Liberia - Archives
Various reports, by Verlon Stone, on existing and potential projects to preserve Liberian archives. Topics include:Liberia Presidential Archives, Liberian Document Repositories:
Assessment Trip (2004) [Powerpoint slides], and Assessment of Librarian Document Repositories (2004). Presented at the Title VI librarians meeting in New Orleans (Nov. 2004).
On the Indiana University Libraries (Bloomington), African Studies Collection web site. http://www.indiana.edu/~libsalc/african/cooperativeprojects.html
Liberia. Embassy. United States
Basic country facts, press releases, speeches, consular/visa information, free e-newsletter, etc. Based in Washington, D. C. http://www.embassyofliberia.org/
Liberia Past and Present
Political and economic history of Liberia, including cultural affairs, from 1822 to date. Includes a chronology of Liberia's presidents with biographical information, maps, photographs
(19th c. colonists), section on Liberian money with images, a bibliography. Maintained by Dr. Fred Van Der Kraaij whose dissertation was on the role of foreign investments in the
development of Liberia 1900-1977, published as "The open door policy of Liberia : an economic history of modern Liberia ." (1983). http://www.liberiapastandpresent.org/
Learn about Liberia's people, history, food, the effects of the civil war described in the words of a Liberian. Includes "A Day in the life of an indigenous-Liberian village" and
"Experiences of Liberians who are Studying, Working, and Living Overseas." Has photographs. Maintained by Joseph Tellewoyan. http://pages.prodigy.net/jkess3/Liberia.htm
The Liberian Post, an internet magazine, "...is an independent and non political Dutch initiative..." Has a report of a trade mission by three Dutch citizens to Liberia
(1998, by Willem Tijssen), many photographs, investment incentives, facts about Liberia, etc. http://members.tripod.com/~liberian/Post.html
"...on the Liberia national football team, scores and game highlights, stories, players profile, pictures and interviews of players." http://www.liberiansoccer.com/
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