Records, 1984-1988

Ford Foundation Study Group on Southern Africa


0.8 cubic ft. (2 boxes).
Some records of the Study Group on Southern Africa, directed by William Scranton and funded by the Ford Foundation. Collection includes some correspondence, reports, and a large number of pamphlets on southern Africa generated by the Study Group. Additional materials include a United Nations report on Africa; a UNICEF report on children in southern Africa, Children on the frontline; numerous articles on southern Africa from various newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street journal, The New York times, The New Yorker, South Africa foundation review and The South African report.
The collection also includes other reports and speeches from South African politicians and anti-apartheid leaders such as Desmond Tutu, P.W. Botha, Joaquim A. Chissano and Meg Voorhes. Also reports from anti-apartheid groups such as the African National Congress, the Africa Support Group, Concerned Citizens for South Africa, and the Kwazulu Natal Joint Executive Authority.
William Scranton, American political leader, was born in Connecticut. He served as a pilot in World War II and then studied law, graduating from Yale University in 1946. He then practiced law in Scranton, Pa., a city named after his ancestors. Scranton held several political positions: Asst. to the Secretary of State, 1959-60; member of Congress 1960-62; governor of Pa., 1963-67; and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., 1976-1977.
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