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Preferred Citation:Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Gretchen Eick Southern Africa collection, MSS 352, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
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Collection Summary:This collection includes only materials about Southern Africa and U.S. policy. Among these materials are some of Eick's own writing, as well as publications from a variety of sources in the U.S. and in Africa about Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. Most of the materials are from 1987 when Eick traveled to Southern Africa.
The second half of the 20th century was a tumultous time for the Southern African region. The instability was mostly due to racial segregation and the marginalization of ethnic groups. It was a time of military coups and political assassinations. Outside of this region, many political and religious groups formed to voice their opinions on the issues. This collection is one woman's ideas, materials, and writings regarding the policies by and towards Southern Africa.
Gretchen Eick was Policy Advocate on Military and Foreign Policy at the United Church of Christ Office of Church in Society in Washington, D.C. from October 1977 to October 1987. Before joining the staff of the Office of the Church in Society, she worked at the Washington Office on Africa, sponsored by a number of notional denominational agencies. Eick also participated in the Southern Africa Task Force of the Potomac Association of the United Church of Christ, a voluntary group of member of churches in the metropolitan region of Washington, D.C.