Scope and Contents
The collection contains reports, correspondence, and working papers documenting the professional life of Robert Stevens and the activities of the E.A.C.S.O., the East African Community, and the Commission on East African Cooperation.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the African Collection Curator, 1995.
Arranged in four series: I. East African Common Services Organization, 1961-1966. II. Commission on East African Cooperation, 1966. III. East African Community, 1966-1974. IV. Subject Files, 1963-1973.
2 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The papers consist of reports, correspondence, and working papers documenting the professional life of Robert Stevens and the activities of the E.A.C.S.O., the East African Community, and the Commission on East African Cooperation.
Biographical / Historical
Robert Bocking Stevens was born in 1933. He received his legal education from Oxford University and Yale University, and then practiced law in New York and London. In 1959 he began teaching at the Yale University Law School, where he became a professor of law in 1964. He also taught law at Oxford, the London School of Economics, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Texas, and the University of East Africa. Stevens specialized in commercial law, jurisprudence, and legal history. In the 1960s he served as a legal and constitutional advisor to the East African Common Services Organization (E.A.C.S.O.) And its successor, the East African Community. These organizations managed the East African Common Market and various joint economic services provided for member states. The founding members were Uganda, Kenya, and Tanganyika (later Tanzania). Stevens also advised the Commission on East African Cooperation (C.E.A.C.), which oversaw the transition between the E.A.C.S.O. and the East African Community.
- Guide to the Robert B. Stevens Papers
- Under Revision
- compiled by Matthew T. MacLean
- February 1998
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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