Catalogue of the Margaret Joan Anstee archive, 1960-2009

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Carolyn Lewis
2018



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Speeches 1977-1993
B   UN Headquarters in New York 1972-1987
C   Angola 1984-2002
D   Correspondence 1960-2009
E   Autobiographical material 2003 and n.d.[c.early 2000s]


Archive of Dame Margaret Joan Anstee

1960-2009

Abstract:
Papers and correspondence of Dame Margaret Joan Anstee (1926-2016), United Nations civil servant

Extent: 4.5 Linear metres, 30 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English, some Portuguese

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Anstee 1-30

Biographical History

Margaret Joan Anstee was one of the first women to enter the British Diplomatic Service. She joined the UN as a local administrative officer in Manila, and went on to pioneer many positions previously inaccessible to women over four decades, eventually rising to the rank of Under-Secretary General in 1987. She worked on operational programmes of economic and social development in all regions of the world, mostly with the UN Development Programme, being Resident Representative of UNDP in eight countries, afterwards serving in senior positions at the UN headquarters between 1974 and 1987.

From 1987 to 1992 Anstee was Director General of the UN Office in Vienna, Head of the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs and Co-ordinator of UN Narcotic Drug-control programmes. In 1992-1993 she was the Secretary-General's Special Representative to Angola, the first woman to head a military peacekeeping mission. In reitrement Anstee continued to take an active part in the United Nations.

Scope and Content

Comprises: Speeches, 1977-1993; Papers relating to the UN Headquarters in New York, 1972-1987; Papers relating to service as Special Representative in Angola, 1984-2002; Personal corespondence, 1960-2009; Autobiographical papers, 2003 and n.d.

Arrangement

Arranged in series reflecting the type of material and/or stages in Anstee's career.

Acquisition

Donated by Dame Margaret Joan Anstee in 2009 and 2010.

Bibliographical References

Margaret Joan Anstee, Orphan of the Cold War: the inside story of the collapse of the Angolan peace process, 1992-93 (Macmillan: 1996)

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Anstee 1, folder 1].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Anstee, Margaret Joan, Dame, 1926-2016, United Nations civil servant

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

United Nations

Subject(s)

20th century
21st century
Angola--History--Civil War, 1975-2002

A   Speeches 1977-1993

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Anstee 1-6


Speeches
Date: 1977-1984
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises speeches given by Margaret Anstee, working at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) until November 1978 then from December 1978 as Assistant Secretary-General at the UN Department of Technical Co-operation for Development (DTCD):

Speeches
Date: 1985-1986
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises speeches given by Margaret Anstee as Assistant Secretary-General at the UN Department of Technical Co-operation for Development (DTCD) then from 15 Sep 1986 as Special Co-ordinator working with the Secretary-General to review efficiency and financial functioning of the UN:

Speeches
Date: 1987-1988
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises speeches made by Margaret Anstee as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), including speeches relating to UN drug-control programmes:

Speeches
Date: Jan 1989-Aug 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises speeches made by Margaret Anstee as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), including speeches relating to drug control, the status of women, and crime prevention and the treatment of offenders:

Speeches
Date: Oct 1990-Oct 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises speeches made by Margaret Anstee as Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and as the Secretary-General's Special Representative, including speeches relating to crime and justice, Chernobyl and the future of the United Nations:

Speeches
Date: Nov 1991-Oct 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B   UN Headquarters in New York 1972-1987

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Anstee 7-11


Joint UNDP/ECLA study of regional programmes in Latin America
Date: Nov 1972-Nov 1974
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to the joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/UN Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) study of regional programmes in Latin America, RLA/73/060:

Joint UNDP/ECLA study of regional programmes in Latin America
Date: Jun 1973-Apr 1975
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence relating to joint UNDP/ECLA study of regional programmes in Latin America, RLA/73/060, in English and Spanish:

Department of Technical Co-operation and Development (DTCD)
Date: Sep 1978-Dec 1979
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises reports and memoranda relating to the reorganisation of the UN Department of Technical Co-operation for Development (DTCD).

UN reform: implementation of the 'Group of Eighteen' report
Date: Aug 1986-May 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers and correspondence relating to UN reform and implementation of the 'Group of Eighteen' report of Aug 1986:

UN reform: implementation of the 'Group of Eighteen' report
Date: Oct 1986-May 1987
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers and correspondence relating to UN reform and implementation of the 'Group of Eighteen' report of Aug 1986:

C   Angola 1984-2002

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Anstee 12-27


United Nations reports and resolutions on Angola
Date: 1991-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence
Date: Mar 1992-Jun 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence relating to Angola in English, Spanish and Portuguese:

Diaries and notebooks
Date: Mar 1992-May 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises: Folder 1: 1992 appointment diary, with entries from 19 Mar-15 May 1992; three spiral bound notebooks containing notes and meeting minutes in English and Portuguese, Mar-Nov 1992.

UNAVEM II Cables
Date: Mar 1992-Aug 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises cables and faxes, mainly between Margaret Anstee in Luanda and the United Nations in New York:

UNAVEM II Cables
Date: Sep 1992-Oct 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises cables and faxes, mainly between Margaret Anstee in Luanda and the United Nations in New York:

UNAVEM II Cables
Date: Oct 1992-Nov 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises cables and faxes, mainly between Margaret Anstee in Luanda and the United Nations in New York:

UNAVEM II Cables
Date: Dec 1992-Jan 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises cables and faxes, mainly between Margaret Anstee in Luanda and the United Nations in New York:

UNAVEM II Cables
Date: Feb 1993-Jun 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises cables and faxes, mainly between Margaret Anstee in Luanda and the United Nations in New York:

Abidjan Peace Talks
Date: 10 Apr 1993-21 May 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers and faxes, some in Portuguese, relating to Angolan peace talks held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast:

Papers
Date: May 1991-25 Sep 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers
Date: 31 Jan 1992-28 Oct 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to:

Papers
Date: Oct 1992-Jan 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to:

UNAVEM II Yearbook - 1994
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 volume)

Scope and Content

UNAVEM II Yearbook - 1994, a record of all military observers and civilian staff serving with UNAVEM II between July 1993 and June 1994. Published by UNAVEM II Headquarters, Luanda, Angola in 1995, ISBN 978-010-264-7.

Newspaper cuttings
Date: Mar 1992-Aug 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 25
Language(s) of Material: Portuguese
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises loose newspaper cuttings relating to Angola:

CSIS Study Group on Angola
Date: Dec 1984-Jul 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises papers relating to the Center for Strategic and Internatonal Studies (CSIS) study group on Angola:

CSIS Study Group on Angola
Date: Feb 1992-Jan 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises press releases and photocopied press cuttings relating to Angola, collated by the CSIS study group on Angola:

D   Correspondence 1960-2009

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Anstee 28


Personal correspondence
Date: 1960-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

E   Autobiographical material 2003 and n.d.[c.early 2000s]

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Anstee 29-30


Typescript of 'Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations'
Date: 2003 and n.d.[c.early 2000s]
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises original typescript of 'Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations':

Typescript of 'Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations'
Date: n.d.[c.early 2000s]
Shelfmark: MS. Anstee 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises original typescript of 'Never Learn to Type: A Woman at the United Nations':


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