Edwin S. Munger

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Edwin S. Munger, Professor Emeritus.

"In 1951, Edwin Munger was pictured" in the Institute of International Education's "Annual Report, standing in front of Mt. Kilimanjaro with his wife. Munger was a Fulbright Fellow that year, conducting geographical research in Tanganyika. Since then, Munger has become a world-recognized authority on Africa, traveled to the continent 86 times, and visited every African country. The first Fulbright Fellow to Africa, Munger was a founder-trustee of the African Studies Association and the U.S.-South African Leader Program, a board member of the Institute of Race Relations in South Africa, and, for 14 years, President of the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, an organization working to increase scientific knowledge and public understanding of human origins and evolution. In 1985, Munger founded the Cape of Good Hope Foundation to help mostly black universities in Southern Africa, and has subsequently sent more than three million dollars worth of books to help those institutions. Munger has amassed a library of over 45,000 volumes on Sub-Saharan Africa, the largest private collection in the U.S. and a unique cultural resource." [1]

Early Publications

  • 1951 Relational Patterns of Kampala, Uganda. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • 1955 "Geography of Sub-Saharan Race Relations." In Africa Today, edited by C. Grove Haines. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press.
  • 1958 "Self-Confidence and Self-Criticism in South Africa." In Foreign Affairs, An American Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4. New York: Council on Foreign Relations.
  • 1960 "Africa." In Select Biography: Asia Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, edited by Phillips Talbot. New York: American Universities Field Staff.
  • 1960 "Liberia's Economic and Human Progress." In The New Nations of West Africa, edited by Robert Theobald. New York: H.W. Wilson Company.
  • 1961 African Field Reports, (Introduction by C.W. de Kiewiet). Cape Town: Struik.
  • 1963 "Boundaries and African Nationalism." In The California Geographer, Vol. IV. Rohnert Park: California Geographical Society.
  • 1963 "Race and National Identification." In Expectant Peoples: Nationalism and Development, edited by K.H. Silvert. NewYork: Random House.
  • 1965 Bechuanaland: Pan-African Outpost or Bantu Homeland? London: Oxford University Press.
  • 1965 Notes on the Formation of South African Policy. Pasadena: Castle Press.
  • 1967 Afrikaner and African Nationalism. London: Oxford University Press.
  • 1968 Southern Africa and the United States, with W.A. Hance, Leo Kuper and Vernon McKay. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • 1969 "South Africa: Are There Silver Linings?" In Foreign Affairs, An American Quarterly Review, Vol. 47, No. 2. New York: Council on Foreign Relations.

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  1. Edwin Munger, Institute of International Education, accessed June 11, 2010.