Skip to main content

Washington Office on Africa Records - Addendum A

Call Number: RG 105A

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.


  • 1966-1999


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Washington Office on Africa.


  1. I. Office files / Correspondence / Meetings
  2. II. Country Files
  3. III. Topical Files


30 Linear Feet (61 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


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.

Processing Information

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)”.

Guide to the Washington Office on Africa Records - Addendum A
Compiled by Martha Lund Smalley
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Local Divinity Library Descriptive Practices
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Yale Divinity Library Repository

409 Prospect Street
New Haven CT 06511 US
(203) 432-5301

Opening Hours