WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Subject File, 1981-1989

 

COUNTRIES (CO)

[CO101-CO150]

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

 

Subject categories and sub-categories fully available for research are bolded. Closed categories and sub-categories have a simple phrase describing their contents.

 

File Code               Description

CO101                   Martinique (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO102                   Mauritania, Islamic Republic of (1 folder; Box 126)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Western Sahara/Morocco conflict; head of state correspondence on holiday greetings; and a letter from a Mauritian citizen supporting Reagan’s foreign policy.

 

CO103                   Mauritius (2 folders; Box 126)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to concerns about 1981 developing political situation in Mauritius; Reagan meeting with Prime Minister Ramgoolam in 1981 and 1988 meeting with Prime Minister Jugnauth; ambassador appointments; and a request to name a library/school in Mauritius after Mrs. Reagan.

 

CO104                   Mexico (United Mexican States) (2.2 l.ft.; Box 126-132)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to correspondence with border states officials, members of Congress and Governors, on immigration, maquiladora border labor/factory arrangements and border environmental issues; USIA reports on Mexican views of US-Mexican meetings; constructing a second San Diego border crossing at Otay Mesa; review of all US/Mexico border crossings; embargo on import of Mexican tuna and seizure of US tuna boats; meetings of the Interparliamentary Conference between Mexican and US legislators; organizing an association of Caribbean nations; Southwest Border Regulatory Commission; possible guest worker contracts; Mexican debt crisis,  peso devaluation and nationalization of banks; economic policy statements for Mexico; annual meetings between Reagan and the presidents of Mexico Jose Lopez Portillo and Miguel de la Madrid; traveler safety in Mexico; the US-Mexican Bi-National Commission; Mexican Central America policy and the Contadora peace process; the October 1985 Mexico City earthquake; restriction of Mexican trucker licenses for the US; the murder of DEA agent Enrique S. Camarena; Bilateral Commission on the Future of US-Mexican Relations Report; Report of the Agricultural Trade and Development Mission to Mexico; and ambassador appointments.

 

CO105                   Monaco (2 folders; Box 132)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the death and funeral of Princess Grace; the visit of the Rainier family at the White House for the launch of the Princess Grace Foundation; and details of the private dinner for Prince Rainier on October 14, 1986.

 

CO106                   Mongolia (Outer Mongolia) People’s Republic (1 folder; Box 132)

This secondary subject category contains a transfer sheet.   All material within this category was regarding Morocco.  See CO107.

 

CO107                   Morocco (.3 l.ft.; Box 132-133)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; 1981 Vice President’s meeting with Foreign Minister Boucetta; President Reagan meetings with King Hassan in 1981 and 1982; 1984 Official Working Visit of Prime Minister Mohamed Karim-Lamrani; King Hassan report on 1981 actions in the Nairobi meeting of the Organization of African Unity; 1981 shoot down of two Moroccan aircraft; human rights concerns for political prisoners in Morocco especially M’Barek Touil; the Moroccan-American Foundation; report of David Rockefeller on Morocco trip; Caspar Weinberger trip to Morocco and the US-Moroccan Joint Military Commission; 1984 US-Moroccan Convention on Criminal Matters; the Oujda Treaty between Libya and Morocco of 1985; and the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the US-Morocco friendship treaty.

 

CO108                   Mozambique, People’s Republic of (.2 l. ft.; Box 133-134)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a 1981 and 1987 review of events in Mozambique and US policy towards Mozambique; Reagan meeting with President Machal in 1985 and the controversy surrounding the meeting; conservative concerns over US policies towards Mozambique and support for RENAMO; President Machal’s death in an plane crash in 1986; 1987 Reagan meeting with President Chissano; and various reports on RENAMO atrocities.

 

CO109                   Nauru (1 folder, Box 134)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments and the Vice President’s meeting with President Hammer deRoburt in July 1981.

 

CO110                   Nepal (.1 l.ft.; Box 134)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the state visit of King Birenda in December 1983; the Vice President’s meeting with Prime Minister Thapa in February 1983 and head of state holiday greetings.

 

CO111                   Netherlands (.3 l.ft.; Box 134-135)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the official working visit of Prime Minister van Agt for March-April 1981. The Prime Minister met with the Vice President instead due to the assassination attempt on President Reagan on March 30, 1981.  Additional material includes the 1982 state visit of Queen Beatrix to commemorate the bicentennial of Dutch-US relations; Queen Beatrix’s address to a Joint Session of Congress; ambassador appointments; the working visit of Prime Minister Rudd Lubbers in 1983; meetings throughout 1983 and 1984 with Dutch cabinet ministers on the question of INF basing in the Netherlands; and a new extradition treaty signed in September 1983.

 

This secondary subject category also contains material relating to the Netherland Antilles and the renegotiation of a US/Netherland Antilles tax treaty.

 

CO112                   New Caledonia (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO113                   New Zealand (.2 l.ft; Box 135)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the visit of Prime Minister Muldoon in July 1981 and the working visit of Muldoon in February 1984; Vice President’s dinner with Muldoon in September 1983; maritime boundary treaties with Cook Islands and Tokelau under New Zealand administration; proclamation of new tax convention with New Zealand in 1983; ambassador appointments; refusal of port entry to US ships carrying nuclear weapons starting in 1986; US protests against New Zealand port entry policy; Congressional resolutions against New Zealand and USIA public diplomacy efforts in New Zealand.

 

CO114                   Nicaragua (3.6 l.ft.; Box 135-144)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; 1987 expulsion of Nicaraguan diplomats from the US and later US refusal to issue non-immigrant visas to Embassy personnel; assistance in extracting Americans imprisoned or detained in Nicaragua; support for US policies in Nicaragua from citizens, officials and exiled Nicaraguans; offers of assistance with US policies in Nicaragua; general reports on the current situation in Nicaragua; concern for the persecution of the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua; opposition to US policies in Nicaragua primarily from church leaders and groups, citizens and US officials; US funding for both military and humanitarian support for the Contras/“Freedom Fighters” and Congressional refusal of funding; private funding for the Contras; the William J. Casey Freedom Fund for Nicaragua; linkage of drug trafficking to Nicaragua; semi-annual reports on the “state of emergency” with Nicaragua instituted in May 1985; pressing the State Department to call Nicaragua a communist state; the White House Outreach Group on Central America; the publication, “White House Digests” of the Outreach Group; the public diplomacy campaigns by the Department of State, 1983-1989; strategic memoranda on “how to win” in Nicaragua; polling information on US attitudes on Nicaragua and the Contras; reaction to 1984 Nicaraguan elections; the Nicaragua harbor mining and the World Court case; the Contadora Central American peace process; US problems with the Contadora process; the 1987 Guatemala City accord of the Contadora nations; head of state letters to Contadora countries; US bipartisan peace plan (President Reagan/Speaker of the House Jim Wright); president’s meetings with the UNO and DNR (Democratic Nicaraguan Resistance); statement of “beliefs and goals” of the United Nicaraguan Organization; and multiple publications on Nicaragua from the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and non-governmental opinion groups.

 

CO115                   Niger, Republic of (3 folders, Box 145)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Vice President’s meeting with Foreign Minister Diallo and President Kountche in 1981; President’s meeting with President Kountche in 1984; ambassador appointments; aid to Sahel countries and relief for the African drought/famine.

 

CO116                   Nigeria, Federal Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 145)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with the Vice President of Nigeria Alex Ekweume and Alhaji Shehu Musa for the bilateral US/Nigeria economic meetings; efforts to create a “special channel” of communication for Nigeria and the US; ambassador appointments; US assistance for Marie McBroom, imprisoned in Nigeria; Nigerian economic crisis and Nigerian Central Bank problems; possible establishment of School of Economics in Nigeria; Prairie International’s farming project in Nigeria; US visit of Chief Samuel Falae in October 1988; and possible US visit for President and Mrs. Babangida in late 1988.

 

CO116-01              Biafra, Republic of (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.    

         

CO117                   Norway (.2 l.ft.; Box 145-146)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Vice President meeting with Foreign Minister Svenn Stray in November 1981 and Norwegian foreign affairs Parliamentary committee; ambassador appointments; President and Mrs. Reagan social meetings with King Olav in 1982 and 1988; President Reagan 1983 meeting with Prime Minister Kaare Willoch and April 1987 meeting with Prime Minister Brundtland; revision and renewal of Norway/US Cooperative Agreement on Uses of Nuclear Energy; memorandum of conversation with Norwegian State Secretary regarding leases in the Troll gas field; objections to Norway’s compliance with the international whaling conventions; and negotiations on Norway’s lease of I-Hawk missiles.

 

CO118                   Oman, Sultanate of (3 folders; Box 146)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the invitation and state visit of the Sultan of Oman to the United States in April 1983; the Vice President’s meeting with the Sultan in 1983; the Smithsonian request to host the Sultan to view the new Near Eastern cultural exhibits; ambassador appointments and meetings with the National Security Advisor and the Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi.

 

CO119                    Pakistan, Islamic Republic of (.5 l.ft.; Box 146-147)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the state visit of President Zia in December 1982; requests to allow Mrs. Nusrat Bhutto to leave Pakistan for cancer treatment; human rights abuses in Pakistan and support for political prisoners particularly academic prisoners; establishment of the US-Pakistan Joint Committee; Vice President meetings with President Zia and Foreign Minister Yaqub Khan; USIA report on Kirk Douglas visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan; US efforts to assist Pakistan in fighting the narcotics and drug trafficking in Pakistan; establishment of US-Pakistan Working Group on Narcotics; lending our customs assistance to Pakistan for control of drug trafficking; the state visit of Prime Minister Mohammed Khan Junejo in July 1986; head of state correspondence on military assistance to Pakistan, nuclear proliferation, restoration of representative government in late 1985; and the situation in Afghanistan; Indian and Indian-American protests against providing Pakistan with AWACS; President Zia cancellation of June 1988 visit due to domestic unrest; death of President Zia, Ambassador Raphel and Brigadier General Wasson in a August 17, 1988 plane crash; and Pakistan positions regarding the negotiations of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.

 

CO120                   Palestine, Islamic Republic of (.4 l.ft.; Box 147-148)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to establishing a Reagan foreign policy for the West Bank and Palestinian issues; public citizens and groups urging the US to recognize the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and to negotiate directly with them; positive and negative response to the direct talks with the PLO in 1988; human rights violations within the occupied territories; American Jewish organizations protesting the perceived “rehabilitation” of Yasser Arafat by President Mubarak; reports on private conversations with Arafat; the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1987 and the its requirement to close the PLO Information Office in Washington, DC and the Palestinian UN Observer’s Office; the decision not to appeal the District Court’s over-ruling of the closure of the Palestine UN Observation Office and opinions on the legal status of an independent Palestine state.

 

CO121                   Panama, Republic of (.6 l.ft.; Box 148-150)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Congressman Eldon Rudd’s reports on talks with General Manuel Noriega in 1981 and his accession to head of the Panamanian National Guard in 1984; concerns about the Canal Zone and the School of the Americas under the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty; formal resolution of the dual wage scales in the Canal area by US government agencies; calls for the US to support a coup in Panama and return democracy; ambassador appointments; Reagan meeting with President de la Espriella in 1982; Reagan meeting with President-elect Barletta in July 1984; Barletta request to meet President Reagan after being deposed; human rights violations and general loss of civic rights in Panama; accusations of poor treatment of Americans and opposition parties by the Panama National Guard; piracy of videocassettes by Panama; resignation of Ambassador Briggs in 1986; October 1986 request for Congressional testimony of Oliver North and Bill Perry on drug trafficking in Panama; increasing alarm about the Panamanian situation in 1987-1988 and the safety of Canal Zone employees; Executive Order 12635 establishing a state of emergency with Panama and allowing the President to impose economic sanctions; Panama Canal Commission and the business community objections to certain aspects of EO 12635; May 1988 negotiations for the removal of General Noriega; protests against the possible removal of  criminal drug charges against Noriega; legal opinions regarding a General Accounting Office proposed investigation of government involvement with Noriega and awareness of drug trafficking by foreign governments; proposed Congressional amendment to force the White House to cooperate with the GAO investigation;  White House press release on decision to not cooperate with the GAO and financial and economic measures for post-Noriega Panama.

 

CO122                   Papua New Guinea (2 folders; Box 150)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to negotiations regarding American tuna fishing within Papua New Guinea adjacent seas; cancelled drop-by with Prime Minister Michael Somare; ambassador appointments; Caspar Weinberger interest in setting up a visit for Prime Minister Somare in 1985; and pleas to President Reagan to assist the “West Papua New Guinea” (West Irian) gain freedom from Indonesia.

 

CO123                   Paraguay, Republic of (1 folder; Box 150)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to a possible Reagan meeting with President Alfredo Stroessner in May 1981; ambassador appointments; an invitation to Reagan to visit Paraguay and Paraguay participation in international drug abuse conferences and meetings sponsored by the White House.

 

CO124                   Peru, Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 150)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with a Peruvian Senator in March 1981; discussion of the Peru/Ecuador border dispute; support for Perez de Cuellar as UN General Secretary; the visit to Peru of an American Agricultural Task Force; assistance for Americans incarcerated in Peru; Carlton Turner involvement in drug abuse and trafficking issues in Peru; Reagan meeting with Prime Minister Belaunde in September 1984; celebration of 40th anniversary of the Food for Peace program; civic aviation dispute with Peru and the suspension of AeroPeru flights; concern about the worsening domestic situation in Peru in 1987-1988; and President Reagan’s honoring Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto.

 

CO125                   Philippines (1.2 l.ft.; Box 150-153)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to human and civil rights abuses and political murders of Benigno Aquino and  Cesar Clemaco under the Marcos presidency; Filipino-American groups protesting the Marcos government; support for Marcos from World War II retirees and Philippine based American business; ambassador appointments; requests for US funding for various projects in the Philippines; Vice-President’s meeting with Imelda Marcus in August 1981; the State visit of President and Mrs. Marcos in September 1982; the Philippines statehood movement; the charges and trial of Catholic priests Niall O’Brian and Vicente Dagan; condemnation of the fraud in the February 1986 presidential elections by observer groups; Congress; and Filipino and American citizens; the transportation of the Marcos family to Hickham Air Force Base after his resignation; protests against costs incurred by the US government in extracting the Marcos family; the indictment of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos for fraud; and support for a “Marshall Plan” for the Philippines to help with economic problems after President Marcos resigns.

         

CO126                   Poland, Polish People’s Republic (1.8 l.ft.; Box 153-158)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to U.S.-Polish relations; possible US visit by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa; correspondence with Reagan by Lech Walesa; the Polish economic crisis of the 1980s including Poland’s international debts and food shortages; sending food and humanitarian relief to Poland through private groups and the Polish Catholic Church; the imposition of economic sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Union after martial law declared in December 1981; the Worldnet airing of USIA production, “Let Poland be Poland”; continued contact with Solidarity support groups; 1988 Reagan meeting with Solidarity leaders; Solidarity reports on human rights violation and political prisoners held in Poland; drafts of Presidential statements regarding Poland; the imposition and ending of martial law in Poland; Congressional resolutions in support of Solidarity and Polish resistance to Soviet rule; and relaxation of immigration laws for Polish exiles.

 

CO127                   Portugal, Republic of (.3 l.ft.; Box 158-159)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; US basing negotiations; Portuguese insight to African issues especially regarding Angola, and  Mozambique; Portugal State visit of Presidents Eanes in 1983; Reagan meeting with President Soares in 1987; Reagan meeting with Prime Ministers Balsemao in 1982, Prime Minster Soares in 1984 and Prime Minister Cavaco Silva in 1986 and 1988; the Luso-American Foundation; Reagan telephone conversation with President Soares on his 1987 trip to Moscow; and a Congressional tribute to Dr. de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese diplomat who helped refugees escape the Nazis in World War II.

 

CO128                   Qatar, State of (1 folder; Box 159)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the cancellation of 1983 Qatar Independence Day celebration; reception of a gift for Chief of Staff James Baker; assistance for Creighton, Ltd. in a contract dispute with Qatar; and head of state correspondence on the Iran-Iraq War, Independence Day greetings, and an invitation for the Amir to meet Reagan during a UN session.

 

CO129                   Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) (.2 l.ft.; Box 159)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; submission to Congress of required reports on Zimbabwe progress in economics and instituting democracy as required by the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1980; opening of textile trade show in Zimbabwe; July 1982 kidnapping of 6 hostages in Zimbabwe; the Thornhill trial of 6 white Air Force officers; official working visit with President Mugabe in September 1983; human rights violations in Zimbabwe; possible purchase of fighter jets; the deportation case of Terrence Karamba; report to President Reagan on the increase in the capitalization of the African Development Bank; and the 1988 African Prize for Leadership in the fight against hunger to President Mugabe.

 

CO130                   Romania, (Rumania) Socialist Republic of (.4 l.ft.; Box 159-160)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to assistance with emigration cases from Romania; using cancellation of  Romania’s Most Favored Nation trade status to encourage great human rights, religious freedom and open emigration policies; campaigns for release of political prisoners; Vice President’s meeting with Foreign Minister Manescu in 1983; Congressional resolutions in 1987 to temporarily suspend MFN for Romania; partial manuscripts from high-ranking Romanian defector Ion Pacepa;  the status of Pacepa’s daughter and son-in-law in Romania; ambassador appointments; protection of the Hungarian minority in Romania especially Transylvania and protests against the cultural destruction of Romania by Nicolae Ceausescu.

 

CO131                   Rwanda, Republic (1 folder; Box 160)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with General Bonaventure Habimana in 1982; ambassador appointments; the visit of Director of the Peace Corps Loret Ruppe to Rwanda in 1985; and attempts to schedule a Reagan and President Juvenal Habyarimana meeting for 1987-1988.

 

CO132                   San Marino, Republic of (1 folder; Box 160)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to possible establishment of full diplomatic relations with the Republic of San Marino including an embassy located in San Marino.

 

CO133                   Sao Tome and Principe, Democratic Republic of (1 folder; Box 160)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; and thank-you letters from President Pinto da Costa for US attendance at their first “Round Table” meeting of donors to Sao Tome and to the Vice President for meeting da Costa in 1986.

 

CO134                   Saudi Arabia (.3 l.ft.; Box 161-162)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Vice President’s meetings with Saudi Ambassadors and Oil Ministers; requests for assistance for Americans incarcerated or detained in Saudi Arabia; accusations of torture and inhumane treatment for American prisoners in Saudi Arabia; commercial enterprises in Saudi Arabia; reports on Saudi oil policy; proposal for additional arms sales to Saudi Arabia in 1985-1986 and Congressional objections; head of state letters with King Fahd on visiting American Cabinet Secretaries; Middle East peace; the Iran-Iraq war; the situation in Afghanistan; Persian Gulf security; the Saudi purchase of Chinese missiles, and the beginnings of the first Intifada; the State visit of King Fahd in February 1985; 1987 Reagan photo opportunity with Crown Prince Abdullah and resolution of an American falcon smuggling case against Saudi royalty.

 

CO135                   Senegal, Republic of (.1 l.ft; Box 162)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; the Vice President’s meeting with President Abdouf Diouf in July 1983; the President’s meeting with Diouf in August 1983, April 1985 (includes a memorandum of conversation), and August 1987; and Head of State correspondence from Diouf regarding congratulatory messages from the President, holiday greetings; requests for more food aid due to 1980s drought; concerns about African representation on the World Bank Board of Directors, and condolences for various plane crashes involving Americans.

 

CO136                   Seychelles, Republic of (1 folder; Box 162)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Seychelles government-in-exile and former President James Mancham and the US non-response to the government-in-exile.

 

CO137                   Sierra Leone, Republic of (2 folders; Box 162)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; a California group promoting business and trade with Sierra Leone; praise for the Country Director for the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone; and a photo opportunity for President Momah with Reagan in October 1988.

 

CO138                   Sikkim (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO139                   Singapore, Republic of (.3 l.ft.; Box 162-163)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the lunch meeting for Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew with President Reagan in June 1981, the official visit to the United States in October 1985 and a private visit with President Reagan in April 1988; possible arms sales to Singapore; ambassador appointments; contract dispute regarding Air Force technical restrictions; assistance with Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam; Singapore disappointment at being “graduated” from the generalized system of preferences in January 1989.

 

CO140                   Somalia, Democratic Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 163)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the meeting of President Reagan and President Said Barre in March 1981 and possible June 1988 meeting; Head of State letters concerning US military assistance and conditions in the Horn of Africa;  concern for political prisoners in Somalia; Vice President’s and Robert McFarlane’s meeting with First Vice President and Defense Minister Mohammad Ali Samantar in June 1983 ; and the National Academy of Sciences Report on Scientists and Human Rights in Somalia; and the NAS plea for US assistance for scientists on trial in Somalia.

 

CO141                   South Africa, Republic of (4.7 l.ft.; Box 163-175)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; South African occupation of Namibia, Namibian independence and coordination of US policy with allies on Namibia; 1988 negotiations for a settlement involving removal of South African occupation of Namibia; South Africa involvement and invasion of Angola; South Africa raids in neighboring countries on African National Congress (ANC) outposts; comments on apartheid policies in South Africa and the US policy of “constructive engagement” with South Africa from citizens, interest groups –especially religious organizations, businesses and elected officials at all levels of government; 1985 anti-apartheid bill; declaration of state of emergency with South Africa in 1985; Executive Orders 12532 and 12535 declaring limited sanctions; Executive Order 12571 implementing 1986 sanctions; support for President Reagan’s opposition to punitive sanctions against South Africa and his veto of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986; Head of State correspondence from other foreign leaders concerned about the situation in South Africa and campaigning for US sanctions; Reagan meetings with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Mangosuthu Buthelezi; concern for human rights violations in South Africa and various political prisoners; diplomatic status of the “homelands” within South Africa; new consular treaty with South Africa in 1984; 1981 report from the Study Commission on US Policy toward South Africa; business compliance with the “Sullivan Code”; guidance for administration speakers on South Africa policy and the sanctions bill and veto; 1987 and 1988  reviews of US policy towards South Africa; 1987 report on the affects of sanctions; constitutionality of local and state sanctions legislation; South Africa Working Group and their public diplomacy program; and Department of State publications on US policy in South African and South African publications on their efforts to expand black South African rights and their new constitution.

 

White House Director of Communications, 1985-1987, Patrick Buchanan, worked extensively on US South African policy and particularly on the public affairs campaign to stop enactment of sanctions against South Africa and the effort to sustain President Reagan’s veto of the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. This secondary subject category contains numerous examples of his specific work product including correspondence regarding South Africa, US policy and sanctions, internal memos, strategy ideas and extensive editing for his editorial published immediately prior to the vote on sustaining the veto entitled “Do We Have to Destroy South Africa in Order to Save Her?”      

 

CO142                   South Pacific Islands (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.    

 

CO143                   Namibia [South West Africa] (.2 l.ft.; Box 175)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to independence efforts for Namibia; reports from politicians and residents on the current situation in Namibia and the fear of SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organization); multiple copies of a lengthy 1984 report on Namibia from the President of the National Rifle Association, Howard Pollock, after his visit there; religious group support for Namibian independence, particularly from the Lutheran Church; and dissatisfaction with the US led negotiation process for independence.

 

For more material relating to Namibia please see CO141 (South Africa).

 

CO144                   Aden [Yemen, People’s Democratic Republic of] (1 folder; Box 176)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to South Yemen’s (PDRY) protest against US policies in Central American and the Caribbean and an Amnesty International report on political prisoners and human rights abuses in the PDRY.    

 

CO145                   Spain (.5 l.ft; Box 176-177)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the February 1981 right-wing coup attempt; the State visit of King Juan Carlos I in October 1981 and various private meetings and conversations with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia throughout the administration; negotiations for US basing rights in Spain and the extensions and resigning of agreements in 1981 and 1983; ambassador appointments; Reagan meeting and photo opportunities with Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, opposition party leaders and Basque representatives; Spanish participation in the Louisiana World Expo and US participation in the Seville Expo ’92; signing of a routine postal agreement; Spanish/US cooperation for the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary; diplomatic protocol for King Juan Carlos’ trip to Puerto Rico; and the arrest of the head of the Church of Scientology in Spain.

 

CO146                   Spanish Sahara [Western Sahara] (Empty)

                             The Library currently has no case files for this secondary subject category.

 

CO147                   Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of (.2 l.ft.; Box 177-178)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to Buddhist holiday Wesak greetings from Prime Minister Premadasa; ambassador appointments; Vice President’s meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando in November 1981; Don Regan’s meeting with Finance Minister Ronnie de Mel in 1985; State visit of President Jayewardene in June 1984; Head of State correspondence primarily regarding US aid to Sri Lanka and the Tamil uprising; human rights concerns regarding persecution of the Tamil rebels; state restructuring in 1986 to provide power sharing to the provinces; and the aid project, Thriposna, administered through C.A.R.E.

 

CO148                   Sudan, Republic of (.1 l.ft.; Box 178)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to the Vice President’s meeting with Vice President and Minister of Defense Abd al-Majid Hamad Khalil in July 1981; the Vice Presidents meeting with President Gaafar Mohamad Nimeiri in 1982; the President’s meeting with President Nimeiri in 1983; ambassador appointments; the Food for Peace program; human rights problems in the developing civil war in southern Sudan; imposition of Sharia law on non-Muslims in the south Sudan; review of Chester Crocker visit to Sudan in 1986 and a review of problems in delivery food aid to relieve the famine in Sudan.

 

CO149                   Suriname, Republic of (2 folders, Box 178)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; a possible security contract for protection of the New York City Consulate; the Council for the Liberation of Suriname; genocide of the Maroon population in Suriname and a 1987 report from an international visit by European, African, Caribbean and Asian representatives on the political and economic stability of Suriname.

 

CO150                   Swaziland, Kingdom of (1 folder; Box 178)

This secondary subject category contains material relating to ambassador appointments; Vernon Orr’s attendance at the silver jubilee of King Sobhuza II; the sugar industry and export constraints; and Colonel Milton Frank’s attendance at the coronation of King Mswati III.