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Clippings, reports, publications, oral histories, and photographs from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominican Repulic, Grenada, and other Caribbean countries, collected and produced by the Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA). Materials document human rights, government and democracy, and labor conditions in the Caribbean, and largely date from the 1970s and 1980s.

The EPICA collection consists of approximately 7.5 linear feet of material contained in six cartons. Countries represented include Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, and the French Antilles. Within each box, documents are in folders labeled by country and year(s), about 10-15 folders per country.

The documents were collected in the Caribbean by staff of EPICA (Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean, a small DC-based group originally funded mainly by the Latin American and Caribbean Office of the National Council of Churches, but no longer operating). The founder and first director of EPICA was the Rev. Philip E. Wheaton.

The collection consists of EPICA's research and subject files about various Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the French Antilles (French West Indies). Documents were collected in the Caribbean by staff of EPICA. Materials include newsletters, leaflets, position statements, advocacy materials, analytical papers, and the like, from grassroots groups, political parties, church bodies, academics, etc., as well as oral histories on audiocassette, with transcriptions, used in the creation of the book Caribbean Connections: Moving North (2005). Most of the material is from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Organizations represented include Sistren, the Catholic Church, the Inter-American Development Bank, Centro Dominicano de Estudios de la Educacion (CEDEE), Movimiento Campesino Independiente (MCI), and others. The collection also includes folders of notes, arranged geographically, from untaped interviews with grassroots activists, political party figures, academics, journalists, trade unionists, etc.

For each country there is also a folder of notes from interviews with grassroots activists, political party figures, academics, journalists, trade unionists, etc. These are not transcripts, as the interviews were not taped, but handwritten notes on what the person said.

In addition, there are printed materials, mostly publications by EPICA.

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Mark Danner papers, 1985-2004 6 Linear Feet — 4500 Items

Mark Danner is a writer, journalist, and professor at the University of California at Berkeley. His work covers politics and foreign affairs, with a focus on war and conflict. The Mark Danner Papers date from 1970 to 2004 and focus predominately on Danner's coverage of Haiti during the period of unrest that followed President Jean-Claude ("Baby Doc") Duvalier's exile in 1986. Additional materials document Danner's interest in the Balkan Wars during the 1990's and preliminary research on the El Mozote massacre in El Salvador. These materials include research notes, travel information, newspaper clippings, and VHS tapes.

The Mark Danner Papers document Danner's career as a prominent writer and journalist. Materials in the collection date from 1970 to 2004, and primarily document Danner's work on Haiti during the years following Jean-Claude Duvalier's exile in 1986 and the rise of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in the 1990's. The notes, correspondence, travel information, and newspaper clippings constitute part of Danner's research during his work for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and the New York Review of Books.

The Newspaper Clippings series contains newspaper clippings from various newspapers and newsletters concerning the turmoil in Haiti.

The Government Documents series includes documentation of U.S. government institutions' views and actions towards Haiti, as well as documents from the Haitian government, including a copy of the 1987 constitution.

The T.V. and Radio Transcripts series comprises interviews conducted with various U.S. and Haitian officials and citizens for media outlets such as ABC News.

The Printed Materials series contains a variety of documents from human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and news organizations such as the Foreign Broadcast International Service cables, in addition to flyers and other materials from Haiti. A selection of Danner's own articles on Haiti are also included.

The Research Materials series comprises materials Danner collected on Haiti (notably, records of the U.S. District Court Front Pour l'Avancement et le Progres Haitien -FRAPH court case) as well as documents for other subjects, such as the Balkans, El Mozote, and the World Bank.

The Personal series includes documentation of Danner's travels along with notes and correspondence.

The Tapes series contains VHS tapes which Danner collected as part of his research on Haiti.

The collection also includes two 3.5" floppy disks with files created by Danner. These have been migrated to the Electronic Records server for preservation and are available by contacting Research Services in advance.