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Africa, bulk: 1967 - 1983


Scope and Contents

This entry consists of a large number of documents, from pamphlets to full-fledged reports, that relate to Africa, specifically South Africa and its period of apartheid. Notable objects include a 75 page report by the United Nations Centre against Apartheid, published in 1983, which indexes 575 publications from 1967 to 1982, and a report on Nixon’s policy in South Africa by the Washington Office on Africa. The latter document discusses the interests held by the United States in South Africa, which are mostly economic, although there is some strategic importance as well. These interests were jeopardized by apartheid, which had international attention at the time, and posed a risk of weakening the US’s position based on public opinion as well as the opinion of other African states. While there was no official announcement, the report states that Nixon adopted a plan that would more broadly support the nations of Africa, rather than focusing on South Africa. However, internal US documents cited by this paper point to only minor changes taking place in the relationship between the US and South Africa, mostly in terms of visibility of policies. Ultimately, the report determined that continued white rule in South Africa would benefit US interests, at the cost of the black population living there. Also present is a bibliography of works related to Apartheid with a focus on the African National Congress, a catalog of South African literature published by The Africa Fund, a list of titles relating to South Africa and Namibia that are present in the main library of Indiana University, a flyer promoting a boycott on entertainers who have visited South Africa, a letter advertising the Amandla music festival in Boston, and several other brief publications advertising events or listing information.


  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1983


From the Collection: 4059 item

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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