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'Charity Commission Inquiry: South Africa, Barclays Bank, Nicaragua and Middle East Materials': correspondence and papers of the Public Affairs and Communications Services Division (PACS) relating to the 1990 Charity Commission inquiry into Oxfam's public education and campaigning, Sep 1983-Jan 1991 and n.d. [c.1985-1989]

MS. Oxfam COM/3/4/15
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  1. 'Nicaragua Booklet Genesis': correspondence and papers relating to the production of the booklet, Nicaragua: The Threat of a Good Example by Dianna Melrose [of Oxfam's Public Affairs Unit], May 1985, and a 1989 reprint, Jun 1984-Jun 1989 and n.d. [1989]
  2. 'Reviews / Response to Nica[ragua] Book', Apr 1985-Jun 1990
  3. 'Nicaragua': correspondence and papers relating to a visit to Washington by Dianna Melrose in Apr 1985 to lobby and brief the U.S. Senate in connection with Nicaragua: The Threat of a Good Example, Sep 1983-Jul 1990
  4. 'Barclays': drafts of briefing papers and information leaflets concerning Oxfam's relationship with Barclays Bank, Sep 1984-Nov 1985 and n.d. [c.1985]
  5. 'Sanctions Report': papers relating to Oxfam's campaign for sanctions against South Africa, including 'Research Summary, Southern Africa: The Sanctions Issue' by Oxfam Public Affairs Unit, Jul 1986, Jul 1986-Jun 1987 and n.d. [c.1986]
  6. 'Middle East Working Group': papers relating to Oxfam's work in the Middle East, Oct 1988-Jan 1991 (= Closed).


  • Creation: Sep 1983-Jan 1991 and n.d. [c.1985-1989]


1 box (6 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.


MS. Oxfam COM/3/4/15


  • From the Collection: Oxfam GB (Organisation)

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