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Dear Kolade Kayode,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
If you have not already done so you should consult Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) for information regarding Department of State programs in Nigeria during this time period. This is a Department of State publication of selected documents from the Department’s files and other sources. Besides providing the text of the most important documents on U.S. foreign policy, FRUS also provides a source citation printed either as a header with the document or as a footnote). Those references to file numbers or other records identification are the keys to locating not only the printed documents but other documents on the same subject not selected for publication. Cited "Lot Files" may be difficult to identify among the records in the National Archives using just the Lot number. If you are interested in using any of those records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. FRUS is usually available at large universities or public libraries, and in the U.S. Government Depository Libraries.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 6 series from the USAID Mission to Nigeria, including Subject Files, 1965 - 1975 and 5 series from the mission’s Executive Office, in the Records of the Agency for International Development (Record Group 286) that may include files relating to the agency’s activities in Nigeria. In the same record group we also located the series Classified Program Correspondence Files, 1961 - 1988 which may also include files regarding USAID programs in Nigeria during the 1960s and 1970s. Additionally, we located 2 series from the U.S. Consulate in Ibadan, Nigeria that contain records from the 1960s and 1970s, Classified and Unclassified Central Subject Files, 1962 - 1972 and General Records, 1962 - 1963, that may reflect Department of State activities in the city.
For more information about these records, please email National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at Archives2reference@nara.gov.
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Mr Dabbs, I know not how to thank you for this comprehensive reply. I shall do as you have advised in relation to FRUS and email National Archives to request for the documents you have pointed out to me. You have been incredibly kind and I am indebted to you.
Have a lovely day and thank you so so so so so much.