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Eric Reeves Papers

Identifier: 2010-0061

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, writings, speeches, regarding Eric Reeves' advocacy, research and analysis of the humanitarian crisis and genocide in Sudan and Darfur from 1999 onward. The collection also contains asylum petitions from displaced Sudanese, and documents regarding the court case, Presbyterian Church of Sudan et al. vs. Talisman Energy Inc., Sudan.


  • 1994-2011


The collection is open and available for research. Some materials containing personal email addresses have been redacted. Contact the curator for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Researchers must sign a statement of confidentiality to not identify the names or email addresses contained in this collection. 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.


Charles Eric Reeves was born in 1950 and grew up in South Pasadena, California, the eldest of three boys and two girls. His English mother and Canadian father moved from Canada to California after World War II.

Reeves attended Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from 1968-1972. While he had received a scholarship to assist with his living costs, he donated his funding to the Biafra Relief Fund to aid victims caught up in the civil war in Nigeria. Reeves had a student deferment during the Vietnam War; however he chose to pursue conscientious-objector status as well, and received an 1-O classification. Reeves graduated with with a bachelor’s in philosophy, and married his wife Nancy in 1973, with whom he has raised two daughters.

Reeves received his Ph.D. in Renaissance literature from the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1979 began working as a Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1999, he began focusing full-time as a Sudan researcher and analyst, publishing extensively both in the US and internationally. He has testified several times before the Congress, has lectured widely in academic settings, and has served as a consultant to a number of human rights and humanitarian organizations operating in Sudan. Working independently, he has written on all aspects of Sudan's recent history. His book about Darfur, A Long Day's Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, was published in May 2007. Reeves maintains a website on Sudan documentation,


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The collection contains correspondence, emails, lectures, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and writings regarding Eric Reeves' advocacy, research, and analysis of the humanitarian crisis and genocide in Sudan and Darfur from 1999 onward. The collection also contains documents regarding the court case, Presbyterian Church of Sudan et al. vs. Talisman Energy Inc, Sudan.


The collection is divided into the following series:

Series I: Personal Materials (2002-2010)

Series II: Writings (1996-2011)

Series III: Research Files (1999-2009)

Series IV: Oversize Materials (2004-2008)

Series V: Audiovisual Materials (undated [2004-2011])

Acquisition Information

The Eric Reeves Papers were donated in 2010 by Eric Reeves. Additions to the collection were received in 2011.

Existence and Location of Copies

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

Separated Material

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

All About Darfur. Dodd VHS 436

Ashes and Hope in Sudan’s Blue Nile. Dodd VHS 437

BBC News Panorama: China’s Secret War. Dodd DVD 136

Blood for Oil: Forgotten People of Southern Sudan. Dodd VHS 438

Child of Hope: Darfur Dreams of Peace. Dodd DVD 137

The Devil Came on Horseback. Dodd DVD 138

ER Darfur Story Arc, Episodes “No Place to Hide,” airdate 4/27/2006 and “There are No Angels Here,” airdate 5/4/06. Dodd DVD 139

Familiar Voices: A Reaction to the Crisis in Darfur. Dodd DVD 140

Genocide Studies and Prevention Dodd Periodicals

Judgment on Genocide: International Campaign for Justice in Sudan. Dodd DVD 141

The Promise. Dodd DVD 142

South Sudan Post Dodd Periodicals

Stopping Genocide: Darfur (Sudan), 2004. Dodd VHS 439

They Turned Our Desert into Fire. Dodd DVD 143

Through the Eyes of Children: Growing Up in Sudan. Dodd DVD 144

Under Siege: The Nuba of Sudan. Dodd VHS 440

Witnessing Darfur: Genocide Emergency. Dodd DVD 145

Eric Reeves Papers
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2011 June
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Repository Details

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

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