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East Lansing, MI 48824



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Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Michael S. Morris South Africa Collection, MSS 201, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Collection Summary:

The Morris Collection consists of research materials relating to violence in South Africa, ca. 1990 which he used as background for his books. Materials include documents, official reports, publications, and news clippings. Donated to Special Collections in August 1994

Historical Background:

Michael S. Morris, born in 1940 in South Africa, is of a Swiss and South African heritage.  As a writer, his  areas of interest include air/space topics, criminology, international relations/current affairs, politics/ government.  His career has centered on his work as a specialist researcher into armed conflict, terrorism and air incidents.  He has served on the faculty of Michigan Sate University and Ecole Global, and was a fellow in the World Literacy Academy.  Morris’s publications include Armed Conflict in Southern Africa 1975, The Art of Conflict in Southern Africa 1975, Hostile Actions Against Civil Aviation (annual) 1980-, Soapy Water and Cabinda 1985, The Madison Bombings 1988, Conflict Graphics 1990, State of the Nation 1990, Cards, Comics and Dragons 1991, Select Hostile Actions 1995.  Morris is also a novelist, and has an interest in comic art.

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Box Folder Description
1 1 African National Congress (1989-1992)
  2 BBC – Summary of World Broadcasters, B. Africa (February – June 1989)
  3 British Anti-Apartheid groups (1988-1991)
  4 - 8 Buthelezi/Kwazulu Documents
  9 Canada-South Africa Cooperation reports (1992)
  10 Commission of Inquiry into Certain Alleged Murders Report (1990)
    White paper on the organization and functions of the South African police (1990)
  11 Human Rights Commission: Fact Papers, reports (1990-1994)
  12 - 13 Police assassination squads: photocopies of news clippings, other materials (1989-1990)
  14 Miscellaneous reports, articles, photocopied publications.  (1990-1991)
Box Folder Description
1 15 Detroit Free Press, South Africa on the Brink.  Reprint of article by Joe H. Stroud (1992)
  16 - 17 South African Non-government organizations (1989-1991)
Box Folder Description
    South Africa Terrorism
2 1 Soapy water and Cabinda (1985)
  2 R.S.A. law & order 1986 (1986)
  3 Primary sources on political violence in southern Africa (1988)
  4 Sabotage in South Africa: recent agitprop (1988)
  5 Conflict graphics (1988)
  6 Still more conflict graphics (1989)
  7 State of the nation: 1988 & 1999 South Africa-related trouble (1990)
  8 Cards, comics & dragons (1990)
  9 Fourth conflict graphics (1990)
  10 Chart: Bomb incidents at public places: 125 recent cases in South Africa (1988)

Terrorism outside of South Africa

Box Folder Description
2 11 Madison bombings (1988)
  12 Hostile actions against civil aviation (1991)
  13 Significant bomb outrages, July 1 1990 – June 30 1993 (1993)
    Armed attacks against heads of state & VIPs, Jan 1 – June 30 1993
    Collective paranoia (1993)
Box Folder Description
3 1-4 Patriot News (January – July 1991)
  5 Vrye Weekblad news clippings (January – May 1991)

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