Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information Records, 1968-1970

Collection: DG 168


Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
U.S.A.
Telephone - (610) 328-8557 (Curator)
Fax - (610) 328-8544
Email - wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator)
URL - http - //www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Creator
Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information
Title
Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information Records
Inclusive Dates
1968-1970
Call Number
DG 168

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
10.5 linear feet
Abstract
The Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information was established to provide information about the Nigeria/Biafra War. The organization was headquartered in New York, New York and was in operation from October 1968 to February 1970. The CHNBI collected information, issued information packets and a news bulletin, promoted civilian relief and a cease-fire, and an arms embargo.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Hollis Ann Chenery, 1981 [Acc. 81A-120]
Processing Information
This collection is unprocessed. This finding aid was created by SCPC staff and updated in September 2009.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information Records (DG 168), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record


Historical Background
The Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information was established to provide information about the Nigeria/Biafra War. The organization was headquartered in New York, New York and was in operation from October 1968 to February 1970. The CHNBI collected information, issued information packets and a news bulletin, promoted civilian relief and a cease-fire, and an arms embargo.

Collection Overview
This collection contains the files maintained by the Clearinghouse on the Nigerian and Biafra civil war and humanitarian relief for civilians.

Items removed:
Photographs (8" x 10")


Arrangement of Collection
This collection remains in the order in which it was donated.





Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Clearing House bulletins
Clearing House
background (Rumrill-Hoyt)
Relief
Index
Technical Assistance Information Clearing House - non-profit programs
Catholic Relief Services and Caritas reports
Catholic Relief Services - press releases
Catholic Relief Services - field reports

Box 2
Catholic Missionaries' Reports
Church World Service and World Council of Churches reports
Church World Service and CROP releases
Jointchurchaid USA
Nordchurchaid and Jointchurchaid International
American Friends Service Committee and Mennonite Central Committee

Box 3
American Jewish Committee
CARE
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Unitarian - Universalist Service Committee
Biafra Relief Services Foundation
Canairelief
Britain
Africa Concern and Joint Biafra Famine Relief (Ireland)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - reports

Box 4
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - press releases

International Committee of the Red Cross - Biafra
Nigerian Red Cross/International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross Nigeria/Biafra
Biafran government release
Biafra - miscellaneous medical reports and projects

Box 5
Catholic Medical Mission Board
Operation Medicorps and Medical Support Committee
Programs for the Evacuation of Children
Abie Nathan projects
Susan Garth (Biafran Babies Appeal)
Library of Congress Chronology
Background to the conflict
United States aid
Office of Special Coordinator on Relief (Ferguson), State Department
Maps
White House and State Department statements

Box 6
State Department Newsletter, 1969 (August) - 1970 (July)
State Department Bulletin
House of Representatives (statements) see also Congressional Record
Senate (statements)
Resolutions (House and Senate)
Congressional Record
State and local governments
Nigerian Government publications

Box 7
Conference on National Reconstruction and Development (partial)
Biafran Government publications
Markpress (for government of Biafra) releases and United States Biafran Office releases

Box 8
Markpress (for government of Biafra) releases and United States Biafran Office releases [folder 2]
Organization of African Unity
International Observer Teams
United Nations
Canada
Britain
Ireland

Box 9
France
Israel
Oil
Genocide
Committee of Returned Volunteers
American Committee on Africa
United States black positions
Pacifist positions - United States and United Kingdom
Independent observers
Miscellaneous pamphlets
Post-war studies
New York City
Committee for Nigeria/Biafra Relief
Biafra associations

Box 10
American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive [4 folders]
Americans for Biafran Relief and Americans for Children's Relief
Americans for Biafran Relief, Americans for Children's Relief, and Food for Biafra Committee
Americans for Biafran Relief and Food for Biafra Committee

Box 11
New York State
Emergency Relief to Nigeria/Biafra - Operation Medicorps (see also relief file)
Washington, District of Columbia
Operation Outrage and District of Columbia Walk for Humanity
Connecticut
Biafra Children's Relief Fund (Yale)
Food for Biafra (see also New York City)
Massachusetts
New Jersey
Alabama
California
Bay Area Committee to Save Biafran Children
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive - chapters
Interfaith Effort
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Kansas City Committee for Biafra/Nigerian Relief

Box 12
Saint Louis Committee to Keep Biafrans Alive
Montana
Nebraska
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Conferences
Advertisement samples
Canada
Europe

Box 13
Britain-Biafra Association
New Zealand
Nigerian press - sporadic
Biafran press (TIME)

Box 14
French press
Italian press

Box 15
German press
Untranslated German
Newspaper articles on Biafra
Post-war analyses
Letters from field
Sources
Map
Bibliography
Biafra and the bureaucrats
Kwitny - American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive
Tanzania - recognition
Newsweek, September 9, 1968
Aid
Biafra aid pamphlets
Saturday Review, December 21, 1968
Article on death in Biafra
Articles on Nigeria/Biafra
Articles on Biafra
New York Times, January 27, 1969
Stephen Lewis - Journey to Biafra
Biafra
New Yorker - Letter from Biafra
Goodell
Sunday Times - The Accusing Face of Young Biafra
Oxfam - Canada
Conor Cruise O'Brien - A Condemned People
Miscellaneous
Catholic Relief Services - The Children's War

Box 16
Life editorial
The Times - A Policy of Famine
Churchill and Biafra, February 28, 1969
Churchill and Biafra, March 3, 1969
Churchill and Biafra, March 4, 1969
Churchill and Biafra, March 5, 1969
Churchill and Biafra, March 6, 1969
Africa Confidential

Box 17
Clippings from binder 1, 1967 (April ) - 1968 (August 17) [3 folders]
Clippings from binder 2, 1968 (August 20) - 1968 (October 3) [3 folders]

Box 18
Clippings from binder 3, 1968 (October)[4 folders]
Clippings from binder 4, 1968 (November) [4 folders]

Box 19
Clippings from binder 5, 1968 (December) [4 folders]
Clippings from binder 6, 1969 (January) [3 folders]

Box 20
Clippings from binder 7, 1969 (February) [4 folders]
Clippings from binder 8, 1969 (March)[4 folders]

Box 21
Clippings from binder 8a, 1969 (February )- 1969 (April ) [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 9, 1969 (April 1 - 25) [3 folders]
Clippings from binder 10, 1969 (April 25 - June 11) [4 folders]

Box 22
Clippings from binder 11, June 10 - 26, 1969 [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 12, June 27, 1969 - July 11, 1969 [4 folders]
Clippings from binder 13, July 12, 1969 - August 1, 1969 [3 folders]

Box 23
Clippings from binder 14, 1969 (August 2 - 19) [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 15, 1969 August 19 - September 12) [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 16, 1969 (September 12 - October 3) [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 17, 1969 (October 3 - November 7) [2 folders]

Box 24
Clippings from binder 18, 1969 (November 6 - December 12) [3 folders]
Clippings from binder 19, 1969 (December 12) - 1970 (January 10) [2 folders]
Clippings from binder 20, January 11 - 16, 1970 [3 folders]

Box 25
Clippings from binder 21,
1970 (January 16 - 31,) [4 folders]
Clippings from binder 22 (Irish papers), 1970 (January 6) - 1970 (February 9) [4 folders]

Box 26
Clippings from binder 23, 1970 (January - October) [6 folders]
West Africa, 1969 (February 22- August 9) [not in folders] Removed to periodical collection see removal sheet for location



This file was last updated on March 23, 2011.