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Africa and the Middle East, 1971-1976

 Series 1

This series contains speeches, correspondence, proposals, reports, press releases, periodicals, interviews, and newspaper clippings. The records date from 1971-1976, but most fall within the period 1972-1976. Topics include the African-American Labor Center; African drought relief; financial and material assistance to AFL-CIO sponsored or supported projects and activities; civil war in Angola and Rhodesia; Turkey's invasion of Cyprus; Kurdish independence; government repression of trade unions in Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, and South Africa; Arab/Israeli conflicts; Soviet and Syrian Jews; AFL-CIO support of the General Federation of Labor In Israel (Histadrut); Histadrut's Afro-Asian Institute; refugees in Somalia; and apartheid in South Africa.

Major correspondents include: Uzi Bloch (American Representative, Histadrut); Michael Boggs; Irving Brown; Moshe Deeter (Conference Coordinator, Conference on the Plight of Soviet Jewry); Dale Good (Special Assistant to the Secretary and Coordinator of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of State); J.A. Grobbelaar (General Secretary, Trade Union Council of South Africa); numerous Histadrut officers; John Hutchinson (Professor, University of California, Los Angeles); M. Ioannou (General Secretary, Cyprus Workers' Confederation); Lane Kirkland (Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO); Ernest Lee; Jay Lovestone; George Meany (President, AFL-CIO); and George Sacre (President, Federation of Petroleum Trade Unions in Lebanon).


  • 1971-1976

Language of Materials

Most of the material is in English, although French appears as well.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


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Country and general files are arranged together alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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