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Washington Office on Africa (WOA), 1984-1986
Collection Description & Creator Information
Massie's papers document his research on South Africa and anti-apartheid movements and include reports, articles, interview notes, and surveys. The papers include files on the activism and involvement in South Africa of activist organizations (notably the American Committee on Africa, the Investor Responsibility Research Center, the South African Institute of Race Relations, and Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit), churches (notably the Episcopalian Church and United Church of Christ), financial institutions, corporations, and universities (notably Columbia University and Harvard University). Much of the material is concerned with investment decisions, especially of pension funds and endowments, regarding companies operating in South Africa, and also concerns broader efforts to end apartheid and studies of conditions and events in South Africa. The majority of the papers are reports, publications, and policy statements of the organizations and their financial committees, mailings to their members, and newspaper and magazine articles about the organizations. Other papers include Massie's notes from interviews he conducted with leaders in the organziations and with public figures in the United States and South Africa regarding apartheid, surveys the organizations filled out for the Investor Responsibility Research Center regarding their investment practices, U.S. government publications on United States's foreign policy towards South Africa, reports on South Africa's race relations and foreign policy, and notes or drafts for chapters from Massie's book Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years (1997).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated from this collection during processing in 2009.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The material in the collection related to research on the South African divestment movement and apartheid history is open for research use with the exception of the January-June, 1993 journal. Journal is restricted until 10 years after donor's death unless heirs arrange otherwise.
Access to all other material, including electronic files and e-mail messages, is restricted until 10 years after donor's death unless heirs arrange otherwise. Photographs are open for research use, digitized photographs will be available within 5 years of the donor's death.
Members of the donor's immediate family have the right to examine any of the materials at any time, subject to normal procedures of the Princeton University Library. Exceptions may be made in writing for others by the donor or his designated heir.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
- Credit this material:
Washington Office on Africa (WOA); Robert K. Massie IV Papers, MC237, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
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- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1