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Wells / Hajjar Central America Solidarity Collection
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The Wells / Hajjar Central America Solidarity Collection represents the grass-roots organizational, operational and public relations efforts of a network of political action groups founded in the late 1970s by former California State University, Fullerton professor of history and art Carol Wells and her husband, Theodore [Ted] Hajjar. Beginning in 1979 and continuing throughout the eighties and early nineties, Wells and Hajjar founded and promoted political action groups such as the Nicaragua Task Force, Solidarity Feminist Network, the US Committee in Solidary with the People of El Salvador, the New American Movement, and many others. The network of organizations included in this collection campaigned for non-interventionist policies including the US withdrawal of troops in Central America and an end to US financial and military aid in the region. The group worked against US partisan policies in Central America between 1979 and 1992, though the bulk of the organizational records herein cover the period of 1979-1989. The collection is comprised of three series’ which contain administrative and operational records for organizations and movements, periodicals and pamphlets for not only these organizations but others which they worked and/or co-existed with, and audiovisual cassette tapes featuring news, interviews and documentaries taken from both US and Nicaraguan television broadcasts primarily between 1981-1990.
5 Linear Feet (4 records boxes, 1 oversize box, 3 shoe boxes)
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Collection open for research. No VHS player is available for viewing in the Reading Room. Content of tapes may be digitized upon request.