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Julius E. Coles Papers

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Coles, Julius E.

Julius E. Coles was the director of Africare, an African-American-led non-profit organization for development aid to Africa, from 2001-2009. Following his graduation from Morehouse College, where he received his B.A. in 1964, and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he received the Masters of Public Affairs in 1966, Coles served in the U.S. Government Foreign Service until 1994. Subsequently, he served as the director of Howard University's Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center (1994-1997) and Morehouse College's Andrew Young Center for International Affairs (1997-2002).

This collection documents Julius Coles's long career in public affairs, notably his service with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and with Africare. It contains speeches, briefing materials, grant proposals, brochures, correspondence, reports, clippings, and audiovisual materials.

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Gift of Julius E. Coles in 2009 [ML.2009.025]. Additional shipments received January through March 2010, as well as August and September 2012 [ML.2012.035] and [ML.2012.038].

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Regine Heberlein in 2010. Digital material in Series 5 was processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in 2015 A MARC record and finding aid were created at this time. Materials in two subsequent accessions in August 2012 were added to the collection, some materials were moved into archival boxes, and the finding aid was updated by Maureen Callahan at this time.

No material was separated during accessioning in 2012.

Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2009
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Collection Inventory

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

Contains speeches, briefing materials, grant proposals, brochures, correspondence, and annual as well as various other reports of Africare. Also included is audiovisual material consisting of raw footage and media recordings related to Africare.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Reports and Briefing Materials, 2002-2009. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 item

Photographs, 2003-2008. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

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Scope and Contents

Contains reports, speeches, and clippings concerning Coles's involvement in USAID programs in Africa.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

USAID Programs, 1989-1995. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings, correspondence, and audiovisual materials regarding Coles's career. It includes records documenting his time as director of Howard University's Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and Morehouse College's Andrew Young Center for International Affairs.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Biographical Materials, 1980-2010. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Contains memos, correspondence, articles, and ephemera related to Africare and USAID.

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Physical Description

1 box

Miscellaneous, 1980-2010. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This series includes papers and speeches, Africare reports, and awards.

Physical Description

1 box

Hope for Africa: Voices from Around the World, 2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Why Save Africa? An Answer from Africare, 2011. 1 box.
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1 box

University of FIndlay Honorary Doctorate and Graduation Speech, 2012. 1 box.
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1 box

Heinz College of Public Policy Commencement Address, 2010. 1 box.
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1 box

White House Invitation and Visit, 2006. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Catalogue Festival Regional et International du Cinema de Guadeloupe (FEMI), 2012. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

CAPA International, 2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Speeches, 2010-2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, 2010. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Africare: Black American Philanthropy in Africa by Penelope Campbell, 2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Africare 2010 Annual Report, 2010. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Africare 2009 Annual Report, 2009. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Woodrow Wilson Fellows Program, 2011-2012. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

International Youth Leadership League Global Leadership Award, 2010. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Morehouse College Candle in the Dark Award, 2010. 10 digital files.
Physical Description

10 digital files

Morehouse College Activities, 2010-2012. 169 digital files.
Physical Description

169 digital files

Fiftieth Anniversary of USAID Story and Article on Vietnam, 2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

DVDs of Television Appearances, 2009. 15 digital files.
Physical Description

15 digital files

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Award, 2011. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Series 6: September 2012 Accession, 2009-2011. 1 box.
Arrangement

The order in which these materials were sent to Princeton has been maintained.

Scope and Contents

This series documents Julius Coles's service on the Board of the Academy for Educational Development (AED), which began in August 2010 and continued until July 2012 when the organization and the board were dissolved. The papers detail the actions taken by the board in response to USAID's decision to ban the organization from receiving federal funds as a result of its failure to disclose malfeasance and misuse of funds by its employees working in Pakistan.

Physical Description

1 box

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