Inventory of the Diana Mitchell Papers

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Inventory of the Diana Mitchell Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Brad Bauer and Samira Bozorgi
Date Completed:
2011-2012
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Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word and MARC record by Samira Bozorgi.
© 2012 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Title: Diana Mitchell Papers
Dates: 1953-2005
Collection Number: 2011C36
Creator: Mitchell, Diana, 1932-
Collection Size: 71 manuscript boxes, 3 card file boxes (29.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: The Diana Mitchell Papers document her activities as a social and political activist, journalist, educator, and consultant in her native Zimbabwe, dating from the late 1950s to the early 2000s. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, reports, minutes, biographical data, and printed matter.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Diana Mitchell Papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2011.

Related Materials

Kent Bruce Crane Collection, Hoover Institution Archives
A. H. M. Kirk-Greene Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
H. R. G. Howman Papers, Hoover Institution Archives
Zimbabwean Subject Collection, Hoover Institution Archives

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Biographical Note

Diana Mitchell was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Harare, Zimbabwe), in 1932. She was a school teacher at various schools and a part-time student at the University of Zimbabwe, where she received her M.A. in African history in 1979.
During much of the late 1950s to early 2000s Mitchell lent her skills to a variety of political parties and movements, beginning in the late 1950s in Southern Rhodesia with the nascent political parties that sought to bring about a settlement between the British colonial rulers and African nationalist leaders seeking independence. After the leader of the white-minority Rhodesian Front, led by Ian Smith, declared the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (or UDI) from Britain in 1965--in its bid to maintain white minority rule in Rhodesia--Mitchell worked actively to oppose the UDI. She worked in a succession of political parties, including the United Federal Party (1957-1962), the Rhodesia Party (1963-1965), the multi-racial Centre Party (1967-1977), and its successor party, the National Unifying Force (1977-1979). In 1974 she ran as an independent candidate for parliament, campaigning to represent her home district of Highlands North in Salisbury. During this period, she also participated in a number of social programs, including ones to benefit African school children in Salisbury, and programs advocating rural development and environmental education.
Following the end of white minority rule and the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980, Mitchell continued to be active in a number of non-governmental organizations that sought to provide social services and help build the agricultural and educational infrastructure of the newly independent country. As Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe tightened his grip on power through his political party, the ZANU-PF, Mitchell found herself drawn once again to organizations advocating on behalf of human rights and freedom of the press, including several political parties that were formed in opposition to the policies of the ZANU-PF, including the Forum Party in the early 1990s.
During the pre- and post-independence periods, Mitchell was also a prolific commentator on first Rhodesian, and then Zimbabwean, political and social issues, regularly publishing articles and op-ed pieces in newspapers both at home and abroad. During this period she became well-known for a series of biographical reference books on African nationalist leaders from Zimbabwe, which cemented her reputation as an expert on the political leadership of this land. During the 1990s, Mitchell was also active in the campaign to oppose the ZANU-PF's draconian laws aimed at restricting non-governmental organizations operating in the country, known as the PVO (Private Voluntary Organization) Act. In 2003, she and her husband emigrated to England, where she has continued to comment on developments in her homeland through her writings, including her online blog, "Zimbabwe?Colonial Relic" (http://z-cr.blogspot.com/).

Scope and Content of Collection

The Diana Mitchell Papers document her activities as a social and political activist, journalist, educator, and consultant in her native Zimbabwe, dating from the late 1950s to the early 2000s.
The Diana Mitchell Papers are arranged in six broad series reflecting her activities during the past fifty years. The first series, Political parties and elections file, contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, notes, voter lists, political ephemera, and related material from the parties she worked for, as well as ephemera she collected from other parties and movements. Of particular note are documents that reconstruct the founding of several political parties in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, such as the Centre Party and Forum Party, as well as extensive material from Mitchell's own campaign for parliament. As a researcher and writer, she kept extensive subject files of newspaper clippings, documents, and ephemera, most of which are kept elsewhere in this collection. The section on "Elections," however, has been retained with this series.
The second series of materials, Civic associations and non-governmental organizations file, documents many of the organizations that Mitchell volunteered for, and in which she often played a key role, ranging from the Friends of African Schoolchildren Fund in the late 1960s up to organizations advocating human rights, freedom of the press, and the rights of women in the 1990s. Such files often contain newsletters, correspondence, financial records, printed reports, and as Mitchell served as the secretary in several of these organizations, there are extensive minutes of the meetings of such organizations. Many files from these latter years document the efforts of the ZANU-PF regime to restrict the activities of non-governmental organizations, as well as those organizations' attempts to resist such measures.
The series Academic materials and writings contains material from Mitchell's academic career, both as a graduate student at the University of Rhodesia in the 1970s, as well as her teaching career at the Harare Polytechnic Institute in the 1980s. In addition, typescripts and newspaper clippings of many of her columns and articles, primarily in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, but also in the United Kingdom, are included. Drafts of her biographical reference books on Zimbabwean nationalist leaders are included, as is material about her long-time collaborator on this project, Robert Cary. The subseries of personal correspondence is also included in this series, and often contains reflections about the political situation in Zimbabwe written by Mitchell to friends abroad, as well as letters to Mitchell from friends within the country.
The largest series is the Subject file, which contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, pamphlets, brochures, ephemera, and at times, correspondence, about various topics of interest to Mitchell as both an author and a political activist. Many of these files are biographical in nature, and were often used as background material for her Who's Who series on Zimbabwean political leaders. Other files are more general in scope, focusing on various social and political issues in Zimbabwe, and consist primarily of clippings taken from Rhodesian and Zimbabwean newspapers, but which sometimes contain reports, pamphlets, and other documentation. The Card file also contains biographical information and background materials for Mitchell's many projects, including the Who's Who publication.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in six groups: Political parties and elections file, Civic associations and non-governmental organizations file, Academic materials and writings, Subject file, Personal file, and Card file

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Zimbabwe--Politics and government.
Zimbabwe--Social conditions.
Zimbabwe--Economic conditions.


Collection Contents

Box: 1-21 :

Political parties and elections file, 1956-2002

Scope and Content Note

Contains meeting minutes, memoranda, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, reports, newsletters, clippings, newspapers, and photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged in two groups: Political party files and Election materials. Political party files are arranged alphabetically by name of group
Box/Folder: 1-6 :

Centre Party, 1967-1987

Scope and Content Note

Includes predecessor group "Moral Action Group"
Box/Folder: 1 : 1-4

General materials, 1968-1977

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Campaign materials, 1969-1980

Scope and Content Note

With National Unifying Force
Box/Folder: 1 : 6-7

Constitution, 1968-1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 8-9

Correspondence, 1968-1987

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Flyers and pamphlets, 1969-1973

Box/Folder: 1-2 :

Individuals

Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Bashford, Pat, 1969-1982

Box/Folder: 2 : 1-5

Friedman, Wendy, 1968-1979

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to Women's Section
Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Hancock, Ian R., 1978-1981, undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 7

McNally, Nick, 1979

Box/Folder: 3 : 8

Meeting announcements, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 2-3 :

Memoranda and statements

Box/Folder: 2 : 9

1974

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-4

1975-1977

Box/Folder: 3-4 :

Minutes

Box/Folder: 3 : 5-15

1967-1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

1976-1977

Box/Folder: 4 :

Newsletters

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Undated

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

1969-1970

Box/Folder: 4 : 5-11

1973-1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 12-16

Newspapers and news clippings, 1969-1976

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Personal file, 1971-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes political diary of Diana Mitchell
Box/Folder: 5 : 2-4

Photographs of party members, 1967-1970, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Posters and drawings, undated

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Press releases, 1972-1974

Box/Folder: 5 : 7

Race Relations in Industry and Rural Development study, 1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 8

Salisbury Division, 1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 9-10

Speeches, 1969-1972, 1977

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Statement of principles, 1969

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Surveys, 1967

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Women's Section (Salisbury), 1969

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Zimbabwe constitution, 1979

Box/Folder: 6 : 4-7

Miscellaneous materials, 1978-1986

Box/Folder: 7-10 :

Forum Party, 1992-1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes material from predecessor organization, Forum for Democratic Reform. See also, Civic Associations: National Forum
Box/Folder: 7 : 1-2

Constitution, 1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Correspondence, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Finances, 1992

Box/Folder: 7 :

Formation

Box/Folder: 7 : 5

1992

Box/Folder: 7 : 6-7

1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Founding meeting, 1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 9

Launch, 1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 10

Manifesto and position papers, 1993

Box/Folder: 7 : 11

Meeting minutes, 1992, 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes minutes of the Electoral Supervisory Commission chaired by Bishop Peter Hatendi (1994)
Box/Folder: 7 : 12

Meetings and conventions, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 8 : 1-2

Memberships, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Newsletters, 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Notarial deed of trust, 1992

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

Papers, "Blueprint for Zimbabwe," 1992

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

Press releases, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 8-9 :

Press clippings

Box/Folder: 8 : 7-8

1992

Box/Folder: 8 : 9-10

1993

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

1993

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

1994

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Publicity, 1992

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Reports, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Speeches, Enoch Dumbutshena, 1992

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

Statements, 1992

Box/Folder: 9 : 7-9

Correspondence, reports, and other materials, 1992-1993

Box/Folder: 10 : 1-3

Correspondence, reports, and other materials, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 10 : 4-7

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) press clippings, manifesto, and other printed matter, 1999-2000

Box/Folder: 11-12 :

National Unifying Force (NUF), 1977-1989

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

Constitution and statement of principles, 1978

Box/Folder: 11 : 2-3

Correspondence, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 11 :

Election campaign, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

General, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

Balloting, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 6-7

Candidates, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes Diana Mitchell
Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Correspondence, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 9

Flyers and brochures, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 10

Helpers, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 11

Memoranda, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 12

Opposing parties, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 13

Press clippings, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 14

Reports, 1978

Box/Folder: 11 : 15

Speeches, 1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes speeches by Allan Savory
Box/Folder: 11 : 16

Talking points, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 17

Voter rolls, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 18

Founding, 1977

Box/Folder: 11 : 19

Meeting minutes and notes, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 11 : 20

Members, messages to, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 11 : 21

Memoranda and statements, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 11 : 22

Newsletters, 1978

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Press clippings, 1978

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

Reports

Box/Folder: 12 : 3-4

Speeches, 1948

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

Miscellany, 1979-1989

Box/Folder: 12 : 6-10

Progressive Party correspondence, circulars, and governing documents, 1960

Box/Folder: 12 : 11-21

Rhodesia Party correspondence, statement of principles, and election materials, 1963-1964

Box/Folder: 13 : 1-11

Rhodesia Party memoranda, reports, and other materials, 1965-1977

Box/Folder: 14 : 1-10

United Federal Party meeting minutes, newsletters, and other materials, 1956-1966

Box/Folder: 15 : 1-2

United Federal Party correspondence, policies, and other materials, 1957-1961

Box/Folder: 15-16 :

Various political parties and related materials

Box/Folder: 15 : 3

African National Council, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 15 : 4

Conservative Alliance, 1987, undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 5

Movement for Democratic Change, 2000-2002

Box/Folder: 15 : 6-7

Rhodesian Constitutional Association, 1966-1968

Box/Folder: 15 : 8

Rhodesian Parliament booklets, 1967-1978

Box/Folder: 15 : 9

Taylor, Edna campaign materials, 1962-1965

Box/Folder: 15 : 10

Zimbabwe Arts and Writers Association (ZAWA), 1979-1982

Box/Folder: 15 : 11

Zimbabwe United People's Organization (ZUPO), undated

Box/Folder: 15 : 12

Zimbabwe Unity Movement, 1989-1990

Box/Folder: 16 : 1-2

Materials collected by Wendy Friedman, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 16 : 3-4

Speeches, 1976-1979

Box/Folder: 16-21 :

Elections, 1964-2002

Box/Folder: 16 : 5-10

Voter rolls, Salisbury, various districts, 1964-1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 1-3

Voter rolls, Salisbury, various districts, 1964-1974 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 17 :

Diana Mitchell, candidacy for parliament seat, Highlands North (Salisbury) district, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 4-5

Advertisements and newspapers, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 6

Campaign, general, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 7

Correspondence, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 8

Finances, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 9

Notes, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 10-11

Opposition, Rhodesia Party and Rhodesian Front, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 12

Press clippings, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 13

Press releases, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 14

Publicity, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 15

Speech notes, 1974

Box/Folder: 17 : 16

Voter lists (Highlands North), 1974

Box/Folder: 18-21 :

General materials, 1979-2002

Box/Folder: 18 : 1-4

1979-1980

Box/Folder: 18 : 5-10

1985

Box/Folder: 19 : 1-3

1989-1990

Box/Folder: 19 : 4-6

1990

Box/Folder: 20 : 1-2

1990 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 20 : 3-4

1994

Box/Folder: 20 : 5-9

1995

Box/Folder: 20 : 10

1996

Box/Folder: 21 : 1-4

2000

Box/Folder: 21 : 5-8

2002

Box/Folder: 21 : 9

Election results, 1965-1990

Box: 21-30 :

Civic associations and non-governmental organizations file, 1966-2005

Scope and Content Note

Contains newsletters, meeting minutes, flyers, pamphlets, correspondence, financial records, and clippings.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of organization
Box/Folder: 21 : 10-12

General, 1987-2000

Box/Folder: 22 : 1

Association of Social Workers (Salisbury Branch), 1979

Box/Folder: 22 : 2

Association of Women's Clubs, 1995-1997

Scope and Content Note

See also National Women?s Council
Box/Folder: 22 :

Business and Professional Leaders Breakfast Club (Harare)

Box/Folder: 22 : 3

1992-1995

Box/Folder: 22 : 4

1996-2000

Box/Folder: 22 : 5

Christian Rural Development Foundation, 1975-1978

Box/Folder: 22 : 6

Committee to Organize Support for a Settlement, 1972

Box/Folder: 22 : 7

Ecumenical Support Services, 1997

Box/Folder: 22 : 8

Foundation for Democracy in Zimbabwe

Box/Folder: 22 :

Friends of African School Children Fund, 1967-1970

Box/Folder: 22 : 9

Correspondence, 1967-1968

Box/Folder: 22 : 10

Donors, 1967, undated

Box/Folder: 22 :

Financial

Box/Folder: 22 : 11

Audits, 1968-1970

Box/Folder: 22 : 12

Bank statements, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 22 : 13

Ledgers, 1967-1971

Box/Folder: 22 : 14-18

Receipts, 1967-1971

Box/Folder: 22 : 19

Insurance, 1969

Box/Folder: 22 : 20

Minutes of meetings, 1967-1970

Box/Folder: 22 : 21

Students assisted, 1967-1970

Box/Folder: 23 : 1-3

Students assisted, 1967-1970 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 23 : 4-7

Highlands African Schoolchildren's Fund, 1966-1967

Box/Folder: 23 : 8-9

Highlands Ratepayers Association, 1998-2002

Box/Folder: 23 : 10

Highlands Club Newsletter, 1992

Box/Folder: 23 : 11

Institute for the Advancement of Freedom, 1998

Box/Folder: 24 : 1-4

John Bradburne Memorial Society, 1995-2000

Scope and Content Note

Includes interviews conducted by Diana Mitchell. See also Zimbabwe Leprosy Association
Box/Folder: 24 : 5

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Harare branch), 1996-2002

Box/Folder: 24 : 6

Mwengo (workshops for NGO activists), 1996

Box/Folder: 24 : 7

National Affairs Association, 1994-1996

Box/Folder: 24-25 :

National Forum, 1984-1993

Box/Folder: 24 : 8

General, 1984-1988

Box/Folder: 24 : 9

Income, 1985

Box/Folder: 24 : 10-11

Meeting announcements and agenda, 1988-1993

Box/Folder: 24 : 12

Meeting minutes, 1981-1988

Box/Folder: 25 : 1

Meeting minutes, 1989-1993

Box/Folder: 25 : 2

Reports, 1981-1982

Box/Folder: 25 : 3

National Women's Council, 1988-1989

Scope and Content Note

See also Association of Women's Clubs and Soroptimists
Box/Folder: 25 : 4

Pachipamwe International Art Workshop, 1989-1991

Box/Folder: 25 : 5

Poverty Reduction Forum, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 25 : 6

Public Services Medical Aid Society, 1989-1990

Box/Folder: 25 : 7

RESCU Sheltered Employment, 1989-1993

Box/Folder: 25 : 8

Rhodesian Constitutional Association, 1966-1967

Box/Folder: 25 : 9-11

Rhodesian Education Courses in Conservation and the Environment (RECCE), 1971

Box/Folder: 25 : 12

Soroptimists International, 1990

Box/Folder: 25-26 :

Streets Ahead

Box/Folder: 25 : 13

General, 1994-1998

Box/Folder: 25 : 14

Activity reports, 1995-1998

Box/Folder: 25 : 15

Budget, 1997

Box/Folder: 25 : 16

Financial statements, 1995-1998

Box/Folder: 26 : 1

Meeting minutes, 1995-1999

Box/Folder: 26 : 2

Newsletters, 1994-1998

Box/Folder: 26 : 3

Personnel, 1994-1997

Box/Folder: 26 : 4

Transparency International, 1995-1996

Box/Folder: 26 : 5

Voluntary Organizations in Community Enterprise (VOICE), 1976-1988

Box/Folder: 26 : 6

The Whitsun Foundation, 1975

Box/Folder: 26-27 :

Willie Musarurwa Memorial Trust

Box/Folder: 26 : 7-8

General, 1994-1996

Box/Folder: 26 : 9

Awards, 1995-1996

Box/Folder: 26 : 10

Brochure, undated

Box/Folder: 26 : 11

Correspondence, 1991-1999

Box/Folder: 26 : 12

Deed of Trust, 1990-1994

Box/Folder: 27 : 1-3

Finances, 1994-1996

Box/Folder: 27 : 4

Fundraising, 1994-1996

Box/Folder: 27 : 5

Mundawarara, Silas, obituary and condolences, 1997

Box/Folder: 27 : 6

Meeting announcements, 1991-1993

Box/Folder: 27-28 :

Meeting minutes

Box/Folder: 27 : 7-16

1990-1999

Box/Folder: 28 : 1

Miunte book, 1990-1994

Box/Folder: 28 : 2

Office, 1994

Box/Folder: 28 : 3

Seminars, 1993-1998

Box/Folder: 28 : 4

Miscellaneous, 1994-1997

Box/Folder: 28 :

Zimbabwe Media Council

Box/Folder: 28 : 5

Constitution and bylaws

Box/Folder: 28 : 6

Financial, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 28 : 7

Seminar, 1994 July 22

Box/Folder: 28 : 8

Seminar, 1994 December 9

Box/Folder: 28 : 9

Women for Peace, 1976-1978

Box/Folder: 28 : 10

Women Voter Association of Zimbabwe, 1993-1995

Box/Folder: 28 : 11

Zimbabwe Academic and Non-Fiction Writers Association, 1997-1998

Box/Folder: 28 : 12

Zimbabwe Association for Crime Prevention (ZACRO), 1988-1993

Box/Folder: 28 : 13-14

Zimbabwe-Britain Society, Harare section, 1988-2000

Box/Folder: 29 : 1-3

Zimbabwe-Britain Society, Harare section, 1988-2000

Box/Folder: 29 : 4

Zimbabwe-Britain Society, London section, 2004-2005

Box/Folder: 29 : 5

Zimbabwe Rights Association, 1994-1996

Box/Folder: 29 : 6

Zimbabwe International Book Fair, 1996

Box/Folder: 29 : 7

Zimbabwe Leprosy Association, 1995-2002

Scope and Content Note

See also John Bradburne Memorial Society
Box/Folder: 29 : 8

Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, 1995

Box/Folder: 29-30 :

Zimbabwe Women Finance Trust

Box/Folder: 29 : 9

General, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 29 : 10

Financial, 1996

Box/Folder: 29 : 11

Meetings, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 29 : 12

Personnel, 1996-1997

Box/Folder: 29 : 13

Publicity, circa 1996

Box/Folder: 30 : 1-2

Publicity, circa 1996

Box/Folder: 30 : 3

Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, 1999

Box: 30-38 : 15

Academic materials and writings, 1966-2000

Scope and Content Note

Contains course materials, news clippings, writings, opinion editorials, correspondence, and serial monographs.

Arrangement

Arranged in three groups: Universities and technical institutes, Writings, and Correspondence
Box/Folder: 30-34 :

Universities and technical institutes, 1973-1984

Box/Folder: 30 : 4-7

University of Rhodesia, Master's Degree program, 1973-1979

Box/Folder: 31 : 1-7

University of Rhodesia, Master's Degree program, 1973-1979 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 32 : 1-2

University of Rhodesia, Master's Degree program, 1979

Box/Folder: 32 : 3-5

Harare Polytechnic lesson plans, curriculum, readings, teaching materials, 1966-1977

Box/Folder: 33 : 1-8

Harare Polytechnic lesson plans, curriculum, readings, teaching materials, 1981-1983

Box/Folder: 34 : 1-6

Harare Polytechnic lesson plans, curriculum, readings, course descriptions, 1981-1984

Box/Folder: 35-38 :

Writings, 1961-2000

Box/Folder: 35 : 1-11

Newspaper articles, op-ed columns, and other writings, 1961-1998

Scope and Content Note

Includes columns under the pseudoym "Mwana Wevhu"
Box/Folder: 36 : 1

"A Dictionary of Politics in Zimbabwe" proposal, 1991

Box/Folder: 36-38 :

Who's Who: African Nationalist Leaders in (Rhodesia) Zimbabwe, various editions, 1974-1983

Box/Folder: 36 : 2

General, 1975

Box/Folder: 36 : 3

1977 edition, one volume, co-authored with Robert Cary

Box/Folder: 36 : 4

1980 edition

Box/Folder: 36 : 5

1981-1982 edition

Box/Folder: 36 : 6

1982-1983 supplement

Box/Folder: 36 :

Cary, Robert

Box/Folder: 36 : 7

Correspondence with, 1974-1977

Box/Folder: 36 : 8

Correspondence about, 1977-1978

Box/Folder: 36 : 9

Documents about Cary, 1977-1978, undated

Box/Folder: 36 : 10

News clippings, 1975-1978

Box/Folder: 36 : 11

Tributes by Diana Mitchell, 1977

Box/Folder: 36 : 12

Writings by Cary, 1975-1977

Box/Folder: 37 : 1

Correspondence, general, 1976-1988

Box/Folder: 37 : 2

Correspondence, publishers, 1974-1981

Box/Folder: 37 : 3

Expenses, 1973-1978

Box/Folder: 37 : 4

Jacket designs, 1977-1983

Box/Folder: 37 : 5-9

Orders, 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 37 : 10

Publicity, 1977-1981

Box/Folder: 37 : 11

Questionnaires, undated

Box/Folder: 37 : 12

Research, 1974-1977

Box/Folder: 38 : 1-2

Research, 1968-1983

Box/Folder: 38 : 3

Unpublished notebooks, written by viewing and analyzing Zimbabwean news broadcasts, 1999-2000

Box/Folder: 38 :

Correspondence, 1969-2000

Box/Folder: 38 : 4

1969-1979

Box/Folder: 38 : 5

1993-2000

Box: 39-71 : 4

Subject file, 1953-2005

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical data, news clippings, government documents, pamphlets, reports, magazines, press releases, and correspondence

Arrangement

Arranged in two groups, Biographical files on African nationalist leaders and parties and General topics, then alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder: 39-48 :

Biographical files on African nationalist leaders and parties, 1962-2001

Scope and Content Note

The labels "Box A," "Box B," etc. correspond to inventories of select documents, provided in Boxes 39-41, maintained in original order
Box/Folder: 39 :

"Box A"

Box/Folder: 39 : 1

Inventory

Box/Folder: 39 : 2-5

African National Council (ANC)-United African National Council (UANC), 1975-1979

Box/Folder: 39 :

"Box B"

Box/Folder: 39 : 6

Inventory

Box/Folder: 39 : 7-10

Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)-Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), 1975-1994

Box/Folder: 40 :

"Box C"

Box/Folder: 40 : 1

Inventory

Box/Folder: 40 : 2-6

General, 1975-1980

Box/Folder: 40 : 7

"Box D": Mugabe, Robert, 1980-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes inventory
Box/Folder: 41 :

"Box E"

Box/Folder: 41 : 1

Inventory

Box/Folder: 41 : 2-3

General, 1974-1985

Box/Folder: 41 :

"Box H"

Box/Folder: 41 : 4

Inventory

Box/Folder: 41 : 5-8

General, 1977-1997

Box/Folder: 42 :

ANC

Box/Folder: 42 : 1-2

General, 1962-1978

Box/Folder: 42 : 3-4

Pre-independence, Nationalist leaders M-N, 1963-2003

Box/Folder: 42 : 5

Occasional paper, no. 2, circa 1975

Box/Folder: 43 : 1-2

ANC/ZANU/ZAPU, 1975-1978

Box/Folder: 43 :

ZANU-PF

Box/Folder: 43 : 3

General, clippings, 1984-2001

Box/Folder: 43 : 4

Publications, 1977-1985

Box/Folder: 44 : 1

Publications, 1975-1978

Box/Folder: 44-45 :

Who's Who files

Box/Folder: 44 : 2-6

General--Political, 1983-2001

Box/Folder: 45 : 1-2

Non-political office persons, 1978-1995

Box/Folder: 45 : 3-4

Nationalists vignettes, 1990-2001

Box/Folder: 45 : 5

Banana, Canaan, 1977-1997

Box/Folder: 45 : 6

Boka, Roger, 1998

Box/Folder: 46 : 1

Chinamano, Josiah and Ruth, 1959-2001

Box/Folder: 46 : 2

Chitepo, Herbert, 1985-1997

Box/Folder: 46 : 3

Clutton-Brock, Guy, 1977-1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes photograph
Box/Folder: 46 : 4

Dakamela, Myinga, 1975

Box/Folder: 46 : 5

Dongo, Margaret, 1994-1999

Box/Folder: 46 : 6-8

Dumbutshena, Enoch, 1990-1999

Box/Folder: 46 : 9

Dumbutshena, Enoch: Manuscript fragments of The Mad Guerrilla, 1990

Box/Folder: 46 : 10

National heroes, 1989-1996

Box/Folder: 47 : 1

Moyo, Jonathan, 1978-2002

Box/Folder: 47 : 2-5

Mugabe, Robert, 1970-1990

Box/Folder: 48 : 1

Musarawa, Willie, 1976-1989

Box/Folder: 48 : 2

Nkomo, Joshua, 1976-1996

Box/Folder: 48 : 3

Sithole, Ndabaningi, 1975-2001

Box/Folder: 48 : 4-7

Sithole, Ndabaningi: ANC minutes of settlement talks, 1977-1978, collected and distributed by N. Sithole

Box/Folder: 49-71 :

General topics, 1953-2005

Box/Folder: 49 : 1

African National Council, 1977-2001

Box/Folder: 49 : 2

Arts, 1988-2001

Box/Folder: 49 : 3-7

Australian High Commission, Harare, 1989-1990

Box/Folder: 50 : 1-2

Australian High Commission, Harare, 1990-1991

Box/Folder: 50 : 3

Banking, 1981-2002

Box/Folder: 50 : 4

Biographical data, various, 1990

Box/Folder: 50 : 5

Capricorn Africa Society, 1955, undated

Box/Folder: 50 : 6

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, 1979-1994

Box/Folder: 50 : 7

Church, 1970

Box/Folder: 50 : 8

Civil disorder, 1997-1998

Box/Folder: 50 : 9

Civil service, 1996

Box/Folder: 50 : 10

Constitution and National Constitutional Assembly, 1967-2001

Box/Folder: 51 : 1-5

Constitution and National Constitutional Assembly, 1967-2001 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 52 : 1-6

Constitution and National Constitutional Assembly, 1967-2001 (Contd.)

Box/Folder: 53 : 1

Constitution and National Constitutional Assembly, 2002

Box/Folder: 53 : 2-6

Constitution--Rhodesia, 1959-1979

Box/Folder: 53 : 7

Courtesy Drive, 1975

Box/Folder: 53 : 8

Culture, 1988-2002

Box/Folder: 54 :

Economy

Box/Folder: 54 : 1

General, 1980-1995

Box/Folder: 54 : 2-7

Mark Rove reports, 1998-2002

Box/Folder: 54 : 8

Education, 1965-1995

Box/Folder: 55 : 1

Education, 1966-1975

Box/Folder: 55 : 2

Epworth Mission, 1971

Box/Folder: 55 : 3

Environment, 1990-1994

Box/Folder: 55 : 4

Elections--General, 1979-2001

Box/Folder: 55 : 5

Elections--general, 1979-2001

Box/Folder: 55 : 6

Flag, 1968-1983

Box/Folder: 55 : 7

Goodwin, Peter, 1996

Box/Folder: 55 : 8

Handicrafts, 1969-1970

Box/Folder: 55 :

Health

Box/Folder: 55 : 9

General, 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 55 : 10

Abortion, 1994

Box/Folder: 55 : 11

AIDS, 1994

Box/Folder: 55 : 12-14

Human rights, 1988-2005

Box/Folder: 56 : 1-3

Human rights, 1993-2001

Box/Folder: 56 : 4-5

Indigenous Business Development Centre (IBDC), 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 56 : 6

Katz, Alexander, 1998-2000

Box/Folder: 57 : 1

Kabor, 1994

Box/Folder: 57 : 2

Lancaster House, Constitutional Conference, 1979

Box/Folder: 57-58 :

Land

Box/Folder: 57 : 3-5

General clippings, 1992-2001

Box/Folder: 58 : 1-2

General clippings, 2001-2002

Box/Folder: 58 : 3

Conference at University of London, 1998

Box/Folder: 58 : 4

Resettlement, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 58 : 5-6

Law, 1990-2001

Box/Folder: 59 : 1-3

Legislation--Rhodesia, 1961-1977

Box/Folder: 59 : 4

Liberation War, 1973-1978

Box/Folder: 59 : 5-6

Lutheran World Federation: Agriculture Co-Op Survey Project, 1983

Box/Folder: 59 : 7

Media, 1995

Box/Folder: 60 : 1-6

Media, 1977-2002

Box/Folder: 61 : 1-2

Media, 1993-1999

Box/Folder: 61 : 3

Muzorewa, Abel, 1976-1995

Box/Folder: 61 : 4-5

Nationalism, 1969-1980

Box/Folder: 61 : 6-7

Non-governmental organizations, 1990-2001

Box/Folder: 62 : 1

Opposition parties, 1994-1995

Box/Folder: 62 : 2-6

Parliament, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, 1969-1998

Box/Folder: 62 : 7

Phimster, Ian, 1980-1994

Box/Folder: 62 : 8

Pre-independence, 1978-1980

Box/Folder: 62 : 9

Propaganda, 1987-2002

Box/Folder: 62 : 10-12

Race and racism, 1953-2002

Box/Folder: 63 : 1-4

Race and racism, 1970-2002

Box/Folder: 63 :

Rhodesia

Box/Folder: 63 : 5

General, 1957-1979

Box/Folder: 63 : 6

Ministry of Foreign Affairs fact papers, 1977-1979

Box/Folder: 63 : 7

Politics, miscellaneous, 1978-1979

Box/Folder: 63 : 8

Prosecution of R. G. S. Simmonds, 1968-1974

Box/Folder: 63 : 9

Religious groups, 1969-1976

Box/Folder: 63 : 9

Miscellaneous, 1971-2001

Box/Folder: 64 :

Settlement

Box/Folder: 64 : 1-2

General, 1977-1979

Box/Folder: 64 : 3

Council, 1972

Box/Folder: 64 : 4

Proposals, 1966-1971

Box/Folder: 64 : 5-6

Talks, 1977-1979

Box/Folder: 64 : 7

Social welfare, 1995

Box/Folder: 64 : 8

Speeches, 1957-1973

Box/Folder: 64 : 9

South Africa, 1975-1990

Box/Folder: 64 : 10-11

Stephenson, Francis, 1965-1980

Scope and Content Note

Includes official documents relating to Ian Smith
Box/Folder: 65 : 1

Tourism, 1987-1989, undated

Box/Folder: 65 : 2

Trade unions, 1981-1998

Box/Folder: 65 : 3

Tribal trust lands, 1970-1974

Box/Folder: 65 : 4

Tribalism, 1994

Box/Folder: 65 : 5-6

University of Zimbabwe, 1982-1995

Box/Folder: 65 : 7-8

War veterans, 1990-2001

Box/Folder: 65 : 9

Who's Who materials 1986-2002

Box/Folder: 66 : 1-3

Who's Who materials 1992-2000

Box/Folder: 66 : 4-9

Women, 1972-2001

Box/Folder: 66 : 10

Writers, 1986-1994

Box/Folder: 67-71 :

Zimbabwe

Box/Folder: 67 : 1

General, 1985-2001

Box/Folder: 67 : 2-5

Department of Information, Press Statements, 1985-1986

Box/Folder: 68 : 1-6

Department of Information, Press Statements, 1986-1988

Box/Folder: 69 : 1-8

Department of Information, Press Statements, 1988-1990

Box/Folder: 70 : 1-8

Department of Information, Press Statements, 1990-1993

Box/Folder: 71 : 1

Reports, 2000

Box/Folder: 71 : 2

Zimbabwe Africa National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), 1995

Box/Folder: 71 : 3

Zimbabwe Information Group printed matter, 1977-1980

Box/Folder: 71 : 4

Miscellaneous, 1974-1981

Scope and Content Note

Includes fragments of writings, script of unidentified play, and other research materials
Box: 71 :

Personal file, 1982-1997

Scope and Content Note

Contains diary entries, correspondence, and invitations
Box/Folder: 71 : 5

Diary entries, 1992-1994

Box/Folder: 71 : 6-7

Greeting cards and invitations, 1982-1991, undated

Box/Folder: 71 : 8

Personal correspondence, 1985-1997

Box: 72-74 :

Card file, 1956-1994

Scope and Content Note

Contains index cards with notes, biographical data, and reference materials, maintained in original order
Box: 72-73 :

Notes, citations, and related materials on African history, race relations, and research for Who's Who of African Nationalists, 1969-1994

Box: 74 :

Alphabetical name file and biographical data on African leaders and political parties, 1956-1990