30 linear feet (61 boxes).
Organized into three series: I. Office files / correspondence/ meetings; II. Country files; III. Topical files.
Material documents the work of an organization that monitors legislation related to Africa. Publications, correspondence, reports, statements and collected documentation provide information about the lobbying process and the issues of concern to the organization.
The Washington Office on Africa was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, church and labor union-supported organization to work with Congress on southern Africa legislation. Its activities have included the monitoring of legislation and executive policies and actions, as well as the publication of action alerts and other documentation designed to to advance progressive legislation and policy on southern Africa. Issues of interest to the Washington Office on Africa have included sanctions against South Africa, U.S. covert intervention in Angola, U.S. policy toward conflict in Namibia, etc.
This collection is open for research.
Archives of the Washington Office on Africa (RG 105A). Special Collections, Yale Divinity School Library.
Chiefly in English.
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.