Eric Reeves Papers
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.
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, http://sudanreeves.org.
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Language of Materials
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])
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
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
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