Swarthmore College Peace Collection

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

Collection: DG 168

Photographs


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
Photographs
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. This finding aid of Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information photographs was created by Chloe Lucchesi-Malone in July 2013; it was updated by Wendy E. Chmielewski in September 2015.
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


Related Collections
Clearing House for Nigeria/Biafra Information Records (DG 168)

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 photographs gathered by the Clearinghouse on the Nigerian and Biafra civil war and humanitarian relief for civilians.

Items removed:
Photographs (8" x 10")


Arrangement of Collection
The photographs in thiis collection remains in the order in which they were donated.




Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Title
Photograph Description
No. Photos
Date
Photographer Credit
Photos of famine victims & relief efforts, ca. 1968-1970
8" x 10"
Well-groomed gentlemen examines emaciated young African child
1
African children eagerly enjoy bowls of food
1
A seated man holds an African child in a white shirt
1
Rappoprt Studios
A group of African children stand in a line with bowls
1
L. Gendron
Two long lines of African women and their children sitting on benches; a white woman holding a box stands between lines
1
A group of children sitting on a bench and standing
1
Roy Cummings
An emaciated boy looks at the camera while an older man has his arm around him
2
Caroe, Gamone (?)
A starving African child wearing a bandana holds a morsel of food
1
A young boy holds a bowl
1
Robinson-Frans World
Unhappy children on a bed
1
Robinson-Frans World
A seated older boy holds a younger child
1
Roy Cummings
A malnourished child holds a mug
1
A young African woman distributes food to a group of African children
2
A Red Cross nurse holds a happy African baby
2
An African man in a reed hut holds his starving child
1
Naked children standing in a group
1
A group of poor children standing outside a building
2
Roy Cummings
A man points something out in the sky to a child
1
A white man gasses up a helicopter that two Africans are loading with sacks of food
1
Gassing up a UNICEF helicopter
1
A UNICEF helicopter takes off
1
Five white men stand in front of an aid helicopter: Beck, McLaughlin, Lewer, Nastou, Clarcq (?)
2
A group of happy Africans hold sacks of food, while a UNICEF helicopter flies away
1
A groupf of Africans relay food from a UNICEF helisopter to their village
1
Loading food onto a UNICEF helicopter
2
A large grouo of clothed African children look at the camera
2
A young girl in a dress drinks from a bowl
1
A malnourished African boy sits in the ground
1
A poor African boy stands, naked, and grasps at a bandage on his leg
1
A close-up of a woman holding a child
1
Two straving boys of different ages stand side by side
1
A straving African boy sits on a white nun's lap while his mother looks on
1
A small child lying down
1
A group of women distributes food to children
1
An emaciated child sits naked on steps next to an empty bowl
1
A group of three poor children
2
A woman holds a crying, malnourished baby
1
A woman holds a malnourished baby
3
A woman lies on the side of a small street as people walk by
1
An emaciated and bloated boy holds a bowl with some food
2
An emaciated boy sits on the ground
1
A young boy sits on a street corner
1
A group of people load sacks of food onto a plane
2
January 1969
Peter Solbjerghøj
Blissfully innocent young children pose for camera, some showing off their various (empty) bowls
1
Young boy with bloated stomach sits gazing into camera, eyes old and questioning
1
Young, malnourished African child kneels in dirt
2
White doctor administers to malnourished African family, including near-death baby
1
Doctor in white examines young African child with bloated stomach, emaciated appearance
1
Kneeling, sickly African child looks, forlorn, into the dirt
1
Older African child cradles younger little boy
1
Young African children hold out empty bowls as woman in polka-dot dress ladles out food
1
Huge crowd of children await ladles of food, eyes eager and empty bowls outstretched
1
Young boy feeds a baby sibling, ladling food into his mouth
1
Woman kneels to dole out food portions to eager young children
2
Crowd of African mothers and women crowd around a nun in white frock with crucuifix around her neck
1
Amidst a crowd of babies, one baby boy looks aside, forlorn
1
Horribly sick young girl hugs her emaciated body as she stands naked on concrete
1
Young babies in white sit on blanket
1
Woman (naked) looks into distance while a baby next to her lies near death
1
Young girl holds an empty bowl as she waits with her mother
1
Workers on airstrip unload boxes labeled "U.S.C.C. Catholic Relief Services: Donated by the Catholics of the United States of America."
1
Men in cargo hold examine cargo, including bag labeled "Medicine from U.S.A."
1
Young child squats, resting head on knee
1
Mother administers to her fussy child (noth seated on a mat)
1
Man in white tends to young child wrapped in rags, legs as skinny as bones
1
An African girl, hair turned white and fuzzy (from malnutrition ?), gazes into camera with a child's eyes
1
Young boy with bone-thin limbs and bloated stomach looks at floor as he stands
1
Young African child licks her fingers as she eats from a can with a "Heinz" label on it
2
Men unload boxes from a plan'es cargo hold (boxes have label denoting SOY product)
1
Medical worker giving a shot to patient
2
Row of children with bowls of beans
2
Priest carrying child disfigured with sores or rash
2
Woman carrying child
1
Child with disfigured hand
1
Woman with child
1
Woman holding child on lap
1
Child with eyes half-closed
1
Children lined up for photo
1
Group of children sitting around a street corner behind a picture of starving children
1
Destroyed room
1
Bodies
2
Bodies or people lying on ground
1
Two children resting their heads against two women
1
Ill infant
1
Woman holding chid on her lap, Ikot Ekpene refugee Camp
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Okpala Children's Mortuary
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Children lifting up bowls for food
1
December 1968
Peter Solbjerghøj
Crowds of people eating at tables (at refugee camp?)
1
January 1969
Peter Solbjerghøj
Child's face
1
January 1969
Peter Solbjerghøj
One child helping another drink from a bowl
1
January 1969
Peter Solbjerghøj
People walking carrying sacks on their heads
1
January 1969
Peter Solbjerghøj
Child chewing on cup
1
December 1968
Peter Solbjerghøj
People seated around bowls, Refugee camp at Ikot Ekpene
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Children, Ikot Ekpene Refugee Camp
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
People seated on ground, Ikot Ekpene Refugee Camp
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Man carrying body of a child wrapped up, Mission Station in Okpala, dead Obo child
2
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
One child carrying another
2
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Three children (with rash?)
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Adult holding child's hand
1
Crowd of people with bicycles on road
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
One child embracing another
1
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Adult reaching down to child sitting by bowl
2
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Several children around bowl of food
2
August 1968
Gerard Klijn
Two children, one with large distended belly
1
Child with sores, in bed
1
August 1968
Sleeping child
1
August 1968
Joint church aid USA plane
1
Three small, starving, naked children, one with distended belly
2
August 1968
"Landi"
1




This file was last updated on September 3, 2015.