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.
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.
36 manuscript boxes, 1 cassette box, 1 card file box, 1 videocassette box, 5 oversize folders
(15.6 linear feet)