Archives 1948-1988.

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American Committee on Africa. Archives 1948-1988.

Archives 1948-1988.

Archives documenting the African Nationalist movement leaders and their supporters in the U.S. and abroad. Includes correspondence, administrativerecords, printed items, inter-office memoranda, minutes, reports, financial, personnel, and legal records, photographs, notes, worksheets, speeches, clippings, writings, audio-sound recordings, motion picture film. Printed items represent approx. one-half of the collection, and correspondence comprises one quarter.

146 ln. ft. 30 OS Boxes.

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