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Inventory of the Vic and Barby Ulmer collection
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Description
The collection contains photographs, posters, letters, sound and video recordings, pamphlets, bulletins, reports, and other printed matter collected by Vic and Barby Ulmer, founders of Our Developing World. The bulk of the material relates to social, political, and economic conditions in Africa from the 1970s to the 1990s, especially in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Other topics documented in the collection include social and political conditions in Mexico, Central America, and China; international debt; international trade; globalization; and the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, also known as the Battle in Seattle.
Background
Vic and Barby (Barbara) Ulmer are the founders and co-directors of Our Developing World (ODW). Formed in 1982, the non-profit organization strives to raise awareness of the struggles and triumphs occurring in developing countries by creating resources for teachers, hosting events, and leading educational trips to various countries in Central America and Africa.
Extent
36 manuscript boxes, 1 cassette box, 1 card file box, 1 videocassette box, 5 oversize folders (15.6 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.