William B. Lloyd Jr. papers

Descriptive Summary

William B. Lloyd Jr. papers
Northwestern University, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
2.92 Linear feet
Predominant Dates
Bulk, 1953-1965
Lloyd, William Bross, 1908-

Biographical note

William Bross Lloyd, Jr. has written extensively on decolonization, nuclear disarmament, international cooperation, and Third World development. He is the founder and editor of "Toward Freedom," a monthly newsletter which has been published under his guidance since 1953. Initially, "Toward Freedom" focused on the Decolonization movement, especially in Africa. In recent years Lloyd has widened the scope of this publication to include other national movements which aim to expand freedom for people throughout the world.

Scope and Contents note

The William B. Lloyd Papers document Lloyd's political, philanthropic, and academic interests and activities. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, reports, unpublished manuscripts, broadsides, and newsclippings. The Lloyd papers contain a significant quantity of information on political activities undertaken through the American Friends Service Committee; administration of the Sophia Haag Trust Fund; Lloyd's advocacy of mediation to resolve disputes in Asia, between the United States and Cuba, and in South Africa; the movement to ban nuclear weapons; and Lloyd's promotion of radio exchange programs to reduce international tensions and promote peace.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 March 24 by Andrew Steadham and Lauren Kalal.

Related Archival Materials note

Within this repository: Toward Freedom Newsletter records.

Outside of this repository: Illinois Labor History Society Collection - Illinois Labor History Society, United Packing House Workers Papers - Wisconsin Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The collection was donated by William B. Lloyd in 1983.

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