Inventory of the George Loft Papers

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Inventory of the George Loft Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Brad Bauer
Date Completed:
2006
Encoded by:
ByteManagers using OAC finding aid conversion service specifications and Elizabeth Konzak
© 2007 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George Loft Papers
Dates: 1957-1989
Collection number: 2006C21
Creator: Loft, George.
Collection Size: 11 manuscript boxes (4.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, interview summaries, printed matter, and photographs, relating to American Friends Service Committee activities in Africa, especially relating to housing in Zambia; international development projects in Africa; and political and social conditions in Zambia, Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Loft Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2005.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1915 January 27 Born, New York City
1931 Graduated, High School of Commerce, New York
1932-1942 Assistant to Economist, National Dairy Products Corporation, New York
1938 Graduated, Bachelor's degree in Accounting, New York University
1940 Completed Master of Business Administration, New York University
1942 Married Eleanor Riddle
1942-1945 Chief of Subsistence Requirements Section, Military Planning Division, Office of the Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C.
1945-1947 Executive Assistant to Director, Frozen Food Foundation, Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.
1948 January-May Legislative Representative, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Washington, D.C.
1948-1953 Associate Public Relations Secretary, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia
1953-1957 Director, Public Relations, Atlas Chemical Industries, Wilmington, Delaware
1957-1960 Representative in Sub-Saharan Africa, American Friends Service Committee, based in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
1960-1961 Advisor on African Programs, American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia
1961-1963 Director, Quaker Program at the United Nations, American Friends Service Committee
1963-1966 Vice President, African-American Institute, New York
1966 November-December Consultant, United Nations Development Program, Malawi
1967-1977 Employed by Field Foundation, New York
1969 July-September Consultant, American Friends Service Committee, Kafue Self-help Housing Project, Zambia
1971 February Consultant, American Friends Service Committee, Kafue Self-help Housing Project, Zambia
1972 September-October Special Mission to Rhodesia, with Eleanor Loft, on behalf of Friends Service Council, London, and American Friends Service Committee
1974-1979 Special Representative, African Service Programs and International Programs, American Friends Service Committee
1975 Consultant, American Friends Service Committee, Kafue Self-help Housing Project, Zambia
1976 Attended Rhodesia Conference, held in Geneva, as member of Quaker Rhodesia Conference group

Scope and Content of Collection

The George Loft Papers, acquired in 2005, document the activities of Quaker activist Loft and his wife Eleanor in southern Africa from the late 1950s through the 1970s. Initially the Lofts were sent by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1958, where George Loft was appointed to be the AFSC's Special Representative for Sub-Saharan Africa, and was based in Salisbury (Harare), Southern Rhodesia.
In this role, Loft served as an intermediary between the British colonial governments in that region and African nationalist leaders. In doing this, the AFSC hoped to foster non-violent social and political change in the region. During this period many African nationalist leaders were imprisoned, and as Loft visited them, he often brought books and news from the families of detainees, and sought to advocate on their behalf before government leaders. Much of the Correspondence dates from this period, and documents Loft's close contacts with government leaders such as Colonial Secretary Iain Macleod, former Southern Rhodesian Governor Garfield Todd, former Governor of Northern Rhodesia Sir Evelyn Hone, and Sir Robert Tredgold, Chief Justice of the Federation High Court. This series also contains correspondence with African nationalist leaders such as Kenneth Kaunda and Hastings K. Banda, who later were long-time presidents of the independent countries of Zambia and Malawi, respectively.
Upon returning to the United States in 1960, Loft continued to work with the AFSC, initially as a full-time employee and later as a consultant on specific projects, most often related to southern Africa. The Subject File documents some of the specific projects and development programs that Loft was involved with in various parts of Africa, most notably in Zambia, where his friendship with President Kaunda and many of his governmental ministers stretched back to their time as detainees under the colonial government. Loft made several trips to Zambia as a consultant on an AFSC project to provide housing for urban squatters, and networked with a wide array of European aid organizations and foundations to obtain funding for such programs.
During the 1970s, as the movement accelerated to bring about black majority rule in Rhodesia, Loft found himself drawn back to the country where he had earlier lived. Because of his connections with many nationalist leaders, such as Joshua Nkomo, Robert Mugabe, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole, and a number of others, the AFSC sent him to Rhodesia in 1972 in the hope that his mediating influence could help bring the white minority government back to the negotiating table with these leaders. Loft joined a team of other Quakers from the U.S. and Britain at the Rhodesia Conference that was held in Geneva in 1976, and met informally with many of these leaders once again during the conference, hoping to help further a peaceful settlement that would lead to black majority rule. These activities are also documented in the Subject File.
In addition, the Photographs contain color photographic slides made by Loft documenting his work in Africa, with the strongest representation being from the years 1959-1964, and also of aid and development projects in Zambia and in the West African country of Mali in the early to mid 1970s.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: Correspondence, Subject File, and Photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

American Friends Service Committee.
Technical assistance--Africa.
Housing--Zambia.
Zambia.
Zimbabwe.
Malawi.


Container List

Box/Folder 1

Correspondence, 1957-1998.

Scope and Content Note

Letters to and from African nationalist and governmental leaders, British colonial officials, American diplomats and aid workers, and officials within the American Friends Service Committee and the Friends Service Council, London. Largely consists of typed notes describing meetings with individuals as well as correspondence with individuals, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, followed by a smaller group of chronological correspondence files between Loft and the American Friends Service Committee headquarters in Philadelphia
Box/Folder 1 : 1

General. Detainees, 1959-1960

 

Alphabetical

Box/Folder 1 : 2

A, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 3

African National Congress, 1958

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Alderson, Cecil, 1957-1958

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Armitage, Sir Robert, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Ashton, Hugh, 1957-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 7

B, 1958-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Banda, Aleke, 1959-1966

 

Banda, Hastings K.

Box/Folder 1 : 9

Correspondence with, 1958-1965

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Correspondence about, 1959-1963

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Memoranda of meetings with, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Barton, Frank, 1957

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Benson, Sir Arthur, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Bernard, Rev. Neil, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Birmingham, Walter, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Booth, Rev. Alan, 1962-1964

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Bottomley, Arthur G., 1964

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Brownrigg, Philip, 1969

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Bwanausi, Augustine, 1959-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 20

C, 1958-1965

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Cadbury Trust, 1974-1980

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Callaghan, James, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Cameron, Colin, 1962-1965

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Campbell, Sir Jock, 1962-1965

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Chakuamba, Steve-George, 1958-1962

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Chakulya, Wilson, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Chibambo, MacKinley, 1959

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Chikerema, Robert, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 1 : 29

Chinamano, Josiah, 1959-1976

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Chipembere, Henry B. M., 1959-1972

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Chirwa, Orton, 1960-1966

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Chisiza, Dunduza, 1959-1962

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Chisiza, Yatuta, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Chitambala, Frank, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Chitepo, Herbert, 1957-1962

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Chiume, M. W. K., 1958-1963

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Chokani, Willie, 1959-1998

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Chona, Mainza, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Clark, Kendall, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Clutton-Brock, Guy, 1958-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Cole, David, 1957-1958

Box/Folder 2 : 6

D, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 7

De Bunsen, Bernard, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Dumbutshena, Enoch, 1958-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 9

E, 1960-1979

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Evangelische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfe, e.V. (Bonn, W. Germany), 1975-1980

Box/Folder 2 : 11

F, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Field, Winston, 1962-1964

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Finn, H. R., 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Foot, Sir Hugh, 1962-1969

Box/Folder 2 : 15

G, 1957-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Garley, David, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Gereta-Chirwa, D. S., 1959-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Gondwe, Vincent, 1958-1965

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Greaves, Bruce, 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 20

Gwandzura, Zechariah, 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 21

H, 1957-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 22

Hadsel, Fred, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 23

Harding, John, 1974

Box/Folder 2 : 24

Henson, Roy, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 25

Hodgson, G. C. D., 1958-1959

Box/Folder 2 : 26

Hone, Sir Evelyn, 1959-1963

Box/Folder 2 : 27

Hooper, Mary-Louise, 1959

Box/Folder 2 : 28

Houser, George, 1959-1960

 

Howard, Philip

Box/Folder 2 : 29

1958-1960

Box/Folder 2 : 30

1963-1966

Box/Folder 2 : 31

1967-1974

Box/Folder 2 : 32

1975-1986

Box/Folder 3 : 1

I, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Interchurch Coordination Committee for Development Projects (Netherlands), 1974-1979

Box/Folder 3 : 3

J, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Jere, Harrington, 1983-1987

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Jones, Sir Glyn, 1960-1965

Box/Folder 3 : 6

K, 1957-1970

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Kalulu, Solomon, 1962-1975

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Kamanga, Reuben, 1963-1964

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Kamba, Walter, 1978-1980

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Kapwepwe, Simon, 1964-1965

 

Kaunda, Kenneth

Box/Folder 3 : 11

1959

Box/Folder 3 : 12

1960-1962

Box/Folder 3 : 13

1963

Box/Folder 3 : 14

1964

Box/Folder 3 : 15

1965

Box/Folder 3 : 16

1966-1967

Box/Folder 3 : 17

1974-1979

Box/Folder 3 : 18

1980-1989

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Kumtumanji, Gabriel, 1959

Box/Folder 3 : 20

L, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Laycock, Handley, 1958

Box/Folder 3 : 22

Lewis, Mark, 1957-1958

Box/Folder 3 : 23

M, 1957-1975

Box/Folder 3 : 24

Mackay, Peter, 1962-1973

Box/Folder 3 : 25

Macleod, Iain, 1960-1965

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Madavo, Crispin, 1975

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Madzimbamuto, Daniel, 1959-1969

Box/Folder 3 : 28

Makata, Lawrence, 1959

Box/Folder 3 : 29

Makulu, Henry, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 3 : 30

Maluleke, Josias, 1960

Box/Folder 3 : 31

Masemola, Nathaniel, 1976

Box/Folder 3 : 32

Matthews, Peter, 1957-1958

Box/Folder 3 : 33

Mawema, Michael, 1967-1976

Box/Folder 3 : 34

Mbekiani, Jasper, 1959

Box/Folder 3 : 35

Mbekiani, Wales (Nyemba), 1959-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Mboya, Tom, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 2

McAdam, Albert, 1963

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Meier, Rhys, 1958-1966

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Mew, Ken, 1978

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Micklem, Lorna, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Mkandawire, Chiza, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Mnthambala, Augustine, 1958-1988

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Moffat, Sir John, 1959-1964

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Morris, Colin, 1958-1969

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Mpofu, Alfred, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Msika, Joseph, 1959-1980

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Msonthi, John, 1959-1966

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Mtandwa, Peter, 1960-1974

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Mugabe, Robert and Sally, 1967-1980

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Muhsin, Ali, 1959-1963

Box/Folder 4 : 16

Mulikita, Fwanyanga, 1971

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Mundia, Nalumino, 1964-1981

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Murphy, Richard, 1957-1974

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Murray-Parker, May, 1960

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Mushonga, Paul and Evelin, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 21

Musukwa, A. S., 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 22

Mutasa, Didymus, 1958-1973

Box/Folder 4 : 23

Muvuti, Benjamin, 1972

Box/Folder 4 : 24

Muzorewa, Bishop Abel T., 1976

Box/Folder 4 : 25

Mwale, Siteke, 1975-1976

Box/Folder 4 : 26

Mwanakatwe, John, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 4 : 27

N-O, 1957-1978

Box/Folder 4 : 28

Newhati, Francis, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 29

Nixon, Richard M., 1960

Box/Folder 4 : 30

Nkomo, Joshua, 1959-1980

Box/Folder 4 : 31

Noak, Hans, 1957-1959

Box/Folder 4 : 32

NORAD (Norwegian Aid), 1975-1980

Box/Folder 4 : 33

NOVIB Foundation (Netherlands), 1974

Box/Folder 4 : 34

Nyandoro, George, 1959-1979

Box/Folder 4 : 35

Nyerere, Julius, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 36

Nyimba, Opperson, 1958

Box/Folder 4 : 37

Ostrander, Taylor, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 38

P, 1957-1976

Box/Folder 4 : 39

Padmore, George, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 4 : 40

Palley, Ahrn, 1962-1966

Box/Folder 4 : 41

Palmer, Joseph, 1958-1969

Box/Folder 4 : 42

Paradis, Ronald, 1960

Box/Folder 4 : 43

Pardey, H. G., 1958

Box/Folder 4 : 44

Parry, Hugh, 1959-1963

Box/Folder 4 : 45

Paton, Alan, 1962-1967

Box/Folder 4 : 46

Pifer, Alan, 1957

Box/Folder 4 : 47

Potter, Philip, 1959

Box/Folder 4 : 48

Prain, Sir Ronald, 1957-1969

Box/Folder 4 : 49

Pretorius, J. L., 1959-1965

Box/Folder 4 : 50

R, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 4 : 51

Radley, Philip, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 4 : 52

Rao, P. J., 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Rennie, Sir Gilbert, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Rhodes, Willard, 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Rubadiri, David and Gertrude, 1963-1998

Box/Folder 5 : 4

S, 1957-1984

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Senn, G. C., 1959-1980

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Shamuyarira, Nathan, 1962-1979

Box/Folder 5 : 7

SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority), 1975-1981

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Silundika, George, 1980

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Sipalo, Munukayumbwa, 1964

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Sithole, Edson, 1959

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Sithole, Rev. Ndabaningi, 1960-1966

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Sjöman, Vilgot, 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Smith, George-Ivan, 1974-1975

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Smith, Leslie, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Smyly, David and Veronica, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Sonjo, A. Machila, 1959-1960

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Spivey, Ronald, 1959

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Steere, Loyd V., 1957-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Stephens, Christopher and Alice, 1959

Box/Folder 5 : 20

Stewart, Joyce, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 21

Swart, Edward, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 5 : 22

T, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 5 : 23

Takawira, Leopold, 1962-1970

Box/Folder 5 : 24

Tatum, Lyle, 1962-1963

Box/Folder 5 : 25

Temple, Merfyn, 1957-1965

Box/Folder 5 : 26

Thompson, Jack, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 5 : 27

Thorne, F. T., 1958

Box/Folder 5 : 28

Todd, Garfield, 1959-1988

Box/Folder 5 : 29

Tredgold, Barbara, 1958-1985

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Tredgold, Sir Robert, 1962-1977

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Union Miniere du Haut Katanga, 1957

Box/Folder 6 : 3

V, 1958-1960

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Van der Merwe, Hendrik, 1984-1987

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Van Wyk, Fred J., 1979

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Vernon-Jackson, Hugh, 1975

Box/Folder 6 : 7

W, 1957-1979

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Welensky, Sir Roy, 1960

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Whitehead, Sir Edgar, 1958-1959

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Wilson, Anthony E., 1971-1977

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Wilson, Roger, 1959

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Wina, Arthur, 1964-1965

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Wina, Sikota, 1964

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Y, 1958

Box/Folder 6 : 15

Zvogbo, Eddison, 1973-1980

 

Chronological

 

George Loft to AFSC Headquarters, Philadelphia

Box/Folder 6 : 16

1957

 

1958

Box/Folder 6 : 17

January-May

Box/Folder 6 : 18

June-December

 

1959

Box/Folder 6 : 19

January-May

Box/Folder 6 : 20

July-December

Box/Folder 6 : 21

1960

Box/Folder 6 : 22

AFSC Headquarters, Philadelphia, to George Loft, 1957-1960

Box/Folder 7

Subject File, 1958-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, news clippings, pamphlets, government publications, minutes of meetings, and press releases, which primarily document American Friends Service Committee projects and initiatives related to Africa, and especially in the countries of Malawi, Mali, Zambia, and Zimbabwe (Rhodesia). Arranged alphabetically by name of country
 

General

Box/Folder 7 : 1

All-African People's Conference, Accra, Ghana, 1958

 

Fundraising trips to Europe and Africa, for AFSC sponsored projects

Box/Folder 7 : 2

1969 September

Box/Folder 7 : 3

1974 September-October

Box/Folder 7 : 4

1975 September-November

Box/Folder 7 : 5

South Africa / Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, trip report, George Loft and Louis Schneider, 1958

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Southern Africa reports from George Loft, 1958-1960

 

Malawi

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Cabinet crisis, 1964

 

U.N. Development Program, special mission (1966)

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Background information, 1966-1967

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Correspondence, 1966-1967

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Itinerary and contacts list, 1966

 

Reports

Box/Folder 7 : 11

George Loft, 1966

Box/Folder 7 : 12

International Labor Organization, 1966

Box/Folder 7 : 13

United Nations Development Program, 1965-1966

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Government offices directory, 1974

 

Mali

Box/Folder 7 : 15

Drought relief project, 1974

Box/Folder 7 : 16

Drought relief project, 1975

Box/Folder 7 : 17

Photographs, relief projects, circa 1977

Box/Folder 8

Zambia / AFSC housing projects

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Agreements with the Zambian government, 1967-1968

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Contact lists, 1967-1968

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 8 : 3

General, 1967-1974

 

Bard McAllister, AFSC Zambia Field Director

Box/Folder 8 : 4

1967

Box/Folder 8 : 5

1968

Box/Folder 8 : 6

1969

Box/Folder 8 : 7

1971

 

Henry Passmore, AFSC Headquarters

Box/Folder 8 : 8

1967

Box/Folder 8 : 9

1968

Box/Folder 8 : 10

1969

Box/Folder 8 : 11

1970

Box/Folder 8 : 12

1971

 

Zambian government

Box/Folder 8 : 13

General, 1967-1970

Box/Folder 8 : 14

President Kenneth Kaunda, 1967-1970

 

George Loft visits

Box/Folder 8 : 15

1967

 

1969

Box/Folder 8 : 16

Correspondence and news reports, 1969

Box/Folder 8 : 17

News clippings and background information, 1969

 

1971

 

Background information

Box/Folder 8 : 18

General, 1968-1971

Box/Folder 8 : 19

Kafue Housing Project, 1967-1971

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 8 : 20

Contacts in Geneva, 1971

Box/Folder 8 : 21

Contacts in Zambia, 1971

Box/Folder 8 : 22

Other aid and development agencies, 1971

Box/Folder 8 : 23

Miscellany, 1971

Box/Folder 9 : 1

1975

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Photographs, 1969-1977

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Publicity, 1970-1978

 

Reports

Box/Folder 9 : 4

"A View of the Kafue Squatter," 1970

Box/Folder 9 : 5

"Chawama Self-Help Housing Project," 1975

 

Zimbabwe-Rhodesia

 

George and Eleanor Loft mission (September-October 1972)

 

Background material

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Abel Muzorewa, pamphlets, 1972

 

Government publications, Rhodesia

Box/Folder 9 : 7

"Anglo-Rhodesian Relations," 1971

Box/Folder 9 : 8

"Constitution," 1969

Box/Folder 9 : 9

"Economic Survey of Rhodesia," 1972

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Government publications, United Kingdom, Pearce Commission Report, 1972

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Justice for Rhodesia campaign, 1972

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Miscellany, 1969-1972

 

Report, 1972

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Part I

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Part II

Box/Folder 10

Rhodesia Conference, Geneva (October-December 1976)

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Background material, 1976-1977

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Conference participants, 1976-1977

 

Friends Service Council, London

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Walter Martin, 1976-1977

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Others, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Trevor Jepson, 1976-1977

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Kenneth Kaunda, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Others, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Meeting minutes, Friends Service Council, London, Ad Hoc Group on Quaker Presence at Geneva Talks, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Meeting notes (George Loft, Trevor Jepson, Lyle Tatum), 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 10-11

Press clippings, 1976

 

Press releases and position papers

Box/Folder 10 : 12

African National Council, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Zimbabwe African National Union, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Other parties, 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Weekly reports (George Loft, Trevor Jepson), 1976

Box/Folder 10 : 16

Friends Service Council / Quaker Peace and Service, London, 1978-1980

Box/Folder 10 : 17

London Conference (1979)

 

Freedom House--Election monitoring (1979)

Box/Folder 10 : 18

Correspondence and press clippings, 1979

Box/Folder 10 : 19

Report, 1979

 

News clippings

Box/Folder 10 : 20

1969

Box/Folder 10 : 21

1974

Box/Folder 10 : 22

1976-1977

Box/Folder 10 : 23

1978-1980

Box/Folder 11

Photographs, 1958-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Although there are a few photographic prints, the bulk of this series are color 35mm slides taken by Loft and documenting his work in southern Africa from 1958 to 1964, as well as the three All-African Conferences held between 1958 and 1961 in Accra, Tunis, and Cairo. Also included are photographs from trips during this period to Nigeria, Congo, Tanzania, and Senegal, as well as development projects in Mali and Zambia during the 1970s. Arranged by format, prints and slides, with slides arranged in groups A-L, representing events or subjects
Box/Folder 11 : 1

Prints.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous African leaders (Henry Chipembere, Kenneth Kaunda, Eduardo Mondland, Holden Roberto)
Box/Folder 11 : 2

35mm slides, taken by George Loft, 1958-1979

 

List of individual slides, arranged by group

 

Group A: Third All-African People's Conference, Cairo, Egypt, March 1961

 

Group B: Second All-African People's Conference, Tunis, Tunisia, January 1960

 

Group C: First All-African People's Conference, Accra, Ghana, December 1958

 

Group D: Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1959-1964

 

Group E: Northern Rhodesia / Zambia, 1957-1964

 

Group F: Nyasaland / Malawi, 1957-1964

 

Group G: First International Congress of Africanists, Accra, Ghana, December 1962

 

Group H: Dakar Colloquium on African Economic Development and Ways of Socialism, Dakar, Senegal, December 1962

 

Group I: Field trip for American Friends Service Committee to Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania), Congo Republic, Nigeria, April-May 1961

 

Group J: Belgian Congo trips, Elizabethville (1957), Leopoldville (1958)

 

Group K: Mission to Mali, American Friends Service Committee resettlement scheme for Sahel nomads; women's work projects, March 1979

 

Group L: Lusaka, Zambia, October 1974 and October 1975, Self-help urban squatter upgrading scheme at John Howard Compound, led by American Friends Service Committee