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Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Maurice Martin De Ryck Congo papers, MSS 70, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Purchased in 1966.
Processed by Joseph J. Lauer in Feb. 1995 and revised 10/95 and 3/07.
This collection is part of the private library of Maurice Martin de Ryck (1900-1964), which was acquired by Michigan State University in the 1960s. The notes, newspaper clippings and other ephemera gathered by de Ryck were organized into this Congo Collection. For further details, see: Honoré Vinck, "Les papiers de Ryck," History in Africa, 21 (1994): 441-46. See also the related "Zaire Colonial Documents" on microfilm. The printed books, journals and offprints were added to MSU's Main Collection or the Area Files of the International (later Africana) Library.
The Congo manuscript collections consists of Clippings, diaries, correspondence, notes, etc. collected by Maurice Martin de Ryck (Belgian colonial official and governor of Equateur Province) pertaining to the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi.
The arrangement is by subject category.
Inventory (5 leaves), last revised 2/95, in Box 1.
De Ryck Congo collection.