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Mia Farrow Collection

Identifier: 2010-0060

Scope and Content

The Mia Farrow Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, writings, and speeches pertaining to Ms. Farrow's activism and advocacy in Africa, particularly regarding Darfur, Sudan. There are also materials relating to Chad, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The collection does not contain information on Ms. Farrow's career as an actor or her personal life.


  • 2002-2011

Restrictions on Access

Researchers must sign a statement of confidentiality to not identify the names or email addresses contained in this collection. Materials containing personal email addresses have been redacted. Records in electronic form are not available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Copyright in all digital image files in electronic records submission information packet 2010-0060_20120301_002 held by Reuters.


Mia Farrow is an internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist. Farrow was born Mia de Lourdes Villiers Farrow on February 9, 1945, in Los Angeles, California, to Australian film director John Farrow, and Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan. Farrow has appeared in over 40 feature films and television shows, as well as numerous documentaries. One of seven children, Farrow survived polio at age nine, and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in September 2000. Farrow has worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives have been affected by violence in countries such as Angola, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Nigeria. Farrow has lectured extensively at colleges and universities around the United States and Canada on the genocide in Darfur and the plight of refugees in neighboring countries, and also contributes regular op-ed pieces to the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers, as well as maintaining her own blog at


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The collection is arranged chronologically in three series.

Series I: Travel and Advocacy Documents (2002-2010).

Series II: Speeches and Writings (2006-2011).

Series III: Audiovisual Materials (2006-2011).

Acquisition Information

The Mia Farrow Collection was donated by Ms. Farrow in 2010. Additions to the collection were received in 2011 and 2012.


The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, writings, and speeches pertaining to Ms. Farrow's activism and advocacy in Africa, particularly regarding Darfur, Sudan and neighboring countries.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of materials in this collection may also be found in the Archives & Special Collections digital repository

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to human rights issues. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

The Darfur Archives Dodd DVD 135

Darfur Archives Raw Footage. (20 disks) Dodd DVD 147-166

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Repository Details

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

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US