Washington Office on Africa Records - Addendum A
Scope and Contents
The organization of the materials in this collection is an improvement over the chaotic state in which they were received, but is quite minimal. Series I, Office files / correspondence/ meetings, contains material dating from 1982 to 1996. The sub-series with Series I reflect apparent subsections within the WOA's files: WOA Tenth Anniversary Celebration; Miscellaneous events, projects; Chronological Files; Email Records. Series II, Country files, is arranged in alphabetical order by name of country. Series III, Topical, includes the following sub-series: Religious; NGOs, Trade, Advocacy Work and Topical Files, Files on Individual Representatives and Senators.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Washington Office on Africa.
- I. Office files / Correspondence / Meetings
- II. Country Files
- III. Topical Files
30 Linear Feet (61 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is an addendum to the publications, correspondence, reports, statements, and collected material documenting the work of the Washington Office on Africa found in Record Group 105. The Washington Office on Africa was founded in 1972 to support the movement for freedom from white-minority rule in southern Africa. Its activities have included the monitoring of Congressional legislation and executive policies and actions, as well as the publication of action alerts and other documentation designed to advance progressive legislation and policy on southern Africa. Supported by church bodies and unions, the WOA has worked in partnership with colleagues in Africa, the Africa advocacy community in the United States, and grassroots organizations concerned with various aspects of African affairs.
Biographical / Historical
See the finding aid for Record Group 105.
Place names were modernized in the description, with the name originally used in the collection material or in an older version of the finding aid in parenthesis: e.g. “Beijing (Peking)” or “Benin (Dahomey)”.
- Angola -- Politics and government
- Anti-apartheid movements -- United States
- Apartheid -- South Africa
- Church and state -- United States
- Lobbying -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Mozambique -- Politics and government
- Namibia -- Politics and government
- South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1978-1989
- United States -- Foreign relations -- South Africa
- Washington Office on Africa
- Zimbabwe -- Politics and government
- Guide to the Washington Office on Africa Records - Addendum A
- Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
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- Finding aid written in English.
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