Catalogue of the Oxfam Archive: Appeals and Fundraising

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Antonia Hassan, based on an earlier finding aid by Rosie Dodd and Chrissie Webb
2016

MS. Oxfam APL/1-7
Catalogued with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust

This is the first edition of this catalogue. Further material will be added in subsequent editions as a result of ongoing cataloguing work.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Appeals and Fundraising Policy
    A.1   Appeals Committee 1972-1977
    A.2   Market Research 1965-2007
B   Records relating to fundraising with the public
    B.1   Advertisements 1943-1991
    B.2   Clothing appeals 1949-1979
    B.3   Broadcast appeals 1950-1956
    B.4   Collections 1963-2001
    B.5   Regular giving schemes 1960-2004
    B.6   Appeals mailings 1950-2010
    B.7   Specific appeals 1947-1992
    B.8   Fundraising events 1961-2009
    B.9   Stamp books featuring Oxfam appeals 1962-1972
    B.10   General publicity materials n.d. [c.1964], 1981
C   Records relating to fundraising from major donors
    C.1   Reports relating to fundraising from major donors 1988-2001
    C.2   Materials relating to fundraising from major donors 1988-1992
D   Records relating to fundraising from international donors 1973-2002
    D.1   Correspondence relating to fundraising from international donors 1973-2000
    D.2   Project and contract files for projects funded by international donors 1984-2002
    D.3   Procedures and guidelines for funding from international donors n.d. [c.1991], 1993
    D.4   Reports relating to funding from international donors 1997
E   Fundraising procedures and guidelines 1972-1977
F   Appeals and fundraising artefacts n.d. [c.1955-1960s]


Records produced by Oxfam's appeals and fundraising function

1943-2010

Abstract:
Records produced by Oxfam's appeals and fundraising function

Extent: 16 Linear metres, 110 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Organizational history

The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was formed on 5 October 1942 at a meeting in the Old Library of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin. It was one of several similar groups set up around the U.K. during the Second World War, in support of the National Famine Relief Committee, to lobby for the relief of suffering behind the Allied blockade in Greece and other countries under German occupation. The Oxford Committee initially raised funds to be channelled through the Greek Red Cross. Throughout the remainder of the war it also campaigned, unsuccessfully, for the lifting of the blockade to allow relief supplies through to starving populations. In March 1943 it was registered as a charity under the War Charities Act.

In the post-war years, the Oxford Committee remained in existence to raise funds and dispatch supplies of food and clothing to refugees and others in Europe through agencies such as the Salvation Army and the Save the Children Fund. In 1948 it broadened its aims to include 'the relief of suffering as a result of wars or of other causes in any part of the world' and turned its attention also to aid for refugees in the Middle East and people affected by conflict in Korea in the early 1950s. In the 1960s, it gained national recognition through its humanitarian response to war and famine in the Congo and Biafra. In 1965, the shortened telegraphic address, 'Oxfam', which had been used informally since the 1940s, was adopted as the charity's registered name.

During the 1960s Oxfam began to highlight the need in many countries for long-term development work to address the causes of poverty. It played a leading role in the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's 'Freedom from Hunger' campaign, launched in the U.K. in 1962, which aimed to combat food shortages, not by giving food aid but by enabling people to grow enough to feed themselves. Oxfam's grants to local agencies for work in areas such as agriculture and public health increased throughout the decade. By the early 1970s, it was supporting 800 projects involving local communities, overseen by eleven Field Directors based in the countries concerned. Public education, campaigning and advocacy on issues affecting poor people also became a major focus for the organization at this time.

Today, advocacy and campaigning, development work to help poor people work their own way out of poverty, and humanitarian work in emergencies, assisting those immediately affected by conflict and natural disasters, remain the basis of Oxfam's programme. As a major, international non-governmental organization, Oxfam is a world leading expert in public health in emergencies. In 1962, Oxfam was launched in Canada. Other Oxfams followed, in America, Belgium and elsewhere. Oxfam International, a confederation of non-governmental organizations, was formed in 1995. Oxfam GB, the organization founded in Oxford in 1942, and other national Oxfams are members of Oxfam International.

For further information please see M Black, A Cause for our Times: Oxfam - the first 50 years (Oxfam and Oxford University Press, 1992).

Appeals and fundraising in Oxfam

The Oxford Committee for Famine Relief's first appeal, ‘Greek Week’, was launched in Oxford in 1943 and raised £12,700 for the Greek Red Cross, including £2,300 from a temporary gift shop. Following the end of the Second World War, the Committee collected food and clothing parcels and donations of cash for the war-affected in Europe. An office acquired in Broad Street, Oxford, in 1947 became the collection point for donations and the following year, the organisation's first permanent shop opened on the ground floor of the premises, selling donated goods to raise money for those in distress.

In 1946 the Committee branched out into national press advertising with an appeal for funds in The Times, a pioneering step at a time in which professional marketing techniques were rarely applied to charity fundraising. In subsequent years the charity would become known for its hard-hitting, and often controversial, use of advertising.

Oxfam's involvement in the UN's World Refugee Year in 1959-60 and the media spotlight on famine in the Congo in 1961 led to an increase in national profile and in donations for the charity. In 1960 it launched its first regular giving scheme, 'Pledged Gifts', which, four years later, had 26,000 collectors raising money from neighbours and workmates. The organisation was a founder member of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in 1963, which enabled it to launch group appeals with other UK charities during times of humanitarian crisis.

The 1960s and 1970s saw an increasing focus on local and regional fundraising for Oxfam, both through the growing popularity of sponsored events such as walks and the expanding network of volunteer-run shops, which had reached 600 by 1975. Also in 1975, the co-funding of Oxfam projects by the British Government's Overseas Development Administration (ODA) and its successors started, soon followed by similar co-funding from the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and its successors.

Public outcry following the Cambodia emergency (1979-1980) and famine in Ethiopia (1984-1985) underpinned a further rise in support for and donations to Oxfam. The 1980s saw the advent of computerised mailings lists and an increased interest in market research as a way of determining fundraising practice in Oxfam. In the 1990s, a change in the law on charity advertising saw Oxfam become the first charity to regularly advertise on television, seeking a low-value (£2 a month "or as much as you can afford"), regular, donation from new donors.

Scope and Content

This record group contains records of Oxfam GB (formerly Oxfam and Oxfam UK/I) only.

The catalogue describes records generated by Oxfam's appeals and fundraising work, including reports relating to market research, correspondence and publicity materials relating to fundraising with the public and correspondence and papers relating to funding from trusts and international donors.

Arrangement

Oxfam's functions have remained fairly constant over many years, but a number of organizational restructurings have resulted in functions being transferred between departments and teams. To preserve continuity, records have been arranged according to function (in this case, appeals and fundraising) rather than department or team.

The arrangement reflects the original filing system where that is apparent, and is usually chronological. Original file titles, where they exist, are given in inverted commas preceding descriptions. Titles of reports are also given in inverted commas.

Restrictions on Access

Material of a sensitive personal or corporate nature is closed. Restricted material is indicated in the catalogue.

Acquisition

Oxfam donated its archive to the Bodleian Library in 2012.

Related Material

Bodleian Library catalogues of materials relating to other Oxfam functions are available. These are Communications (Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam COM), Campaigns (Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam CPN), Programme Policy and Management (Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam PRG) and Project Files (Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam PRF).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, where available, e.g. MS. Oxfam APL/1/1/1, fol. 1].

Corporate name(s) (NCA Rules)

Oxfam GB.

Subject(s)

Charities -- Great Britain
Non-governmental organizations

A   Appeals and Fundraising Policy

A.1   Appeals Committee 1972-1977

Scope and Content

The Appeals Committee started work on 1 January 1975 and consisted of: the Home Division Director (Chairman), the Director, the Deputy Director, the Finance Director, the Appeals Manager, a representative of the Communications Division (initially Peter Stalker) and a representative of the Overseas Aid Division (initially Adrian Moyes).

It was to meet in alternate months and its terms of reference were to review and coordinate appeals, to assist and monitor the work of the Appeals Manager, to consider appeals budgets and to monitor appeals and fundraising performance.

Appeals Committee minutes and papers
Date: 1972-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises Guy Stringers' copies of minutes of Appeals Committee meetings and other papers relating to appeals policy and strategy, including reports on the results of appeals and the report 'Postal Appeals and the Donor Register - Some Proposals by Sam Clarke', [Jul 1974].

A.2   Market Research 1965-2007

Scope and Content

Comprises market research reports from a reference series created by the Appeals Department (reports coded MR for 'Market Research' and later, AP for 'Appeals'), other market research reports that were not part of the MR/AP sequences, and a small amount of correspondence relating to market research. Only reports commissioned by Oxfam or relating to studies that Oxfam participated in have been kept.

Arrangement

The rationale behind the MR/AP coding systems created by the Appeals Department is unclear, although they appear to be mainly chronological and often thematic. Some reports were allocated a MR number and later received an AP number as well - these have been catalogued under their original MR number. Reports that only had an AP number have been catalogued under this number. Reports that had neither an MR or an AP number have been catalogued chronologically at the end of the series.


Market Research Reports: MR1-2
Date: 1973-1987
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR3
Date: 1986-1988
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR3-4
Date: 1986-1987
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR5-6
Date: 1987-1988
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR7-9
Date: 1989-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR9-10
Date: 1990-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR11
Date: 1981-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR12-15
Date: 1988-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR15-MR16
Date: 1989-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR17-19
Date: 1989-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Organizational history

The Oxfam Resolution was produced as part of Oxfam's 50th anniversary 'It's Time for a Fairer World' campaign in 1992, and was tied in with its 50th anniversary appeals. It was a statement of Oxfam's position and a call to action, which existing and new supporters, including some celebrities, were encouraged to sign.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR23-24
Date: 1991-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR25-27
Date: 1992-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR28-30, MR32-33 and MR35-36
Date: 1989-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR39-MR40
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR41-43
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR44-47
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR48-72
Date: 1985-1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Organizational history

The British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG) is an umbrella agency comprising Oxfam, ActionAid, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Save the Children Fund and Christian Aid.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One item is closed. This is marked as (=Res.)


Market Research Reports: MR80-89
Date: 1990-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Organizational History

The Third World and Environment Broadcasting Project was formed by voluntary agencies in 1989 to discuss a common response to the Government White Paper on Broadcasting, after concern that the plans represented a threat to the coverage of international issues on television and radio. The project was funded by voluntary agencies and by 1993 had the support of more than 50 agencies, including Oxfam.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR90-97
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR98-100
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR101-102
Date: 1994-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR103-108
Date: 1993-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR109-115
Date: 1995-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR117-124
Date: 1995-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR125
Date: 1996
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR125
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR127-139
Date: 1985-1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: MR142
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports AP5-14
Date: 1989-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP15-21
Date: 1992-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP22-34
Date: 1992-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP41-47
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP53-59
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP60-64
Date: 1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP66-71
Date: 1996-1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP72-75
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports: AP78-83
Date: 1998-1999 and n.d. [c.1997]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports
Date: 1965-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports
Date: 1994-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports
Date: 2002-2006
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Market Research Reports
Date: 2006-2007
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One item is closed. This is marked as (=Res.)


Correspondence of Michael Barrett, Fundraising Division, relating to market research
Date: 1986-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of Peter Smith, Research Department, relating to market research
Date: 1993-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/2/2/43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises correspondence relating to various pieces of market research carried out for Oxfam

B   Records relating to fundraising with the public

B.1   Advertisements 1943-1991

Scope and Content

Comprising cuttings of advertisements appearing in the press, as well as a small number of advertising proofs

Press advertisements
Date: 1943-1965
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (8 folders)

Press advertisements
Date: 1966-1970
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Press advertisements
Date: 1971-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (10 folders)

Press advertisements
Date: 1981-1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/1/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (11 files)

B.2   Clothing appeals 1949-1979

Correspondence and papers relating to clothing appeals
Date: 1949-1979
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Biographical/Historical

Files 1-5 were created by an Oxfam volunteer from material found in the basement of Oxfam House, Banbury Road, Oxford, prior to the transferral of the archive to the Bodleian Library.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.3   Broadcast appeals 1950-1956

Correspondence and papers relating to broadcast appeals
Date: 1950-1956
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Biographical/Historical

These files were created by an Oxfam volunteer from a sample of material found in the basement of Oxfam House, Banbury Road, Oxford, prior to the transferral of the archive to the Bodleian Library.


Scope and Content

Comprising:

B.4   Collections 1963-2001

Collecting boxes and other collecting devices
Date: 1963-1966 and n.d. [early 1960s-1980s?]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprising flat-packed cardboard collecting boxes, including Family Boxes, 1964-1966 and n.d. [c.1967, c.1968], and other collecting boxes intended for home and supporter use, as well as collecting devices for shops.

Collecting boxes
Date: 1964-1966 and n.d. [early-mid 1960s]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/4/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprising ready-assembled versions of Family Boxes, 1964-1966, and another cardboard collecting box intended for home or supporter use, n.d. [early-mid 1960s]

Collecting envelopes
Date: 1958-1977 and n.d. [1970s]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/4/3
Language(s) of Material: English

Scope and Content

Comprising collecting envelopes for emergency appeals, 'Oxfam Week' and other appeals

'Oxfam Week' materials
Date: 2000-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/4/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprising materials relating to 'Oxfam Week' collections in 2000 and 2001, including collecting boxes, envelopes, guides and leaflets

B.5   Regular giving schemes 1960-2004

Organizational history

'Pledged Gifts', Oxfam's first regular giving scheme, launched in 1959, the brainchild of Richard Exley. The scheme recruited 'Pledged Gift' collectors, who gave out cards and stamps to a circle of donors, usually their neighbours or workmates, who gave a small, monthly donation, in return for a newsletter.


Correspondence of Richard Matanle, Regions Director, and John Wallace, Home Division Director, relating to 'Pledged Gifts'
Date: 1970-1974
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/5/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

'Pledged Gifts' reports
Date: 1970-1971
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/5/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

'Pledged Gifts' newsletters
Date: 1960-2004
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/5/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Newsletters produced for members of Oxfam's 'Pledged Gifts' regular giving scheme. The series is incomplete. Comprises:

Materials relating to regular giving schemes
Date: 1981-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/5/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.6   Appeals mailings 1950-2010

Scope and Content

Appeals mailings were sent to potential or former donors as a request for funds, often connected with a particular need or issue. The mailings typically contain a letter and donation form and sometimes, information leaflets, newsletters and/or small gifts as an incentive to give.

Some mailings are accompanied by related internal papers, such as correspondence, reports and analysis, often relating to the impact of the mailing.

Correspondence relating to written appeals
Date: 1950-1951
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1965-1975
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1976-1980
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1981-1982
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1981
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1984-1985
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1986-1988
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1989
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1990
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1991
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1992-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1994
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1995-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1998
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 1999
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2000
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2001
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2002
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2003, 2005
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2006-2007
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

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Comprises:

Appeals mailings
Date: 2008-2010
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/6/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

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Comprises:

B.7   Specific appeals 1947-1992

Correspondence relating to specific appeals
Date: 1947-1951
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/7/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Correspondence relating to specific appeals
Date: 1950-1952
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/7/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Publicity materials, reports and associated papers relating to specific appeals
Date: 1963-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/7/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (8 folders)

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B.8   Fundraising events 1961-2009

Publicity materials and correspondence relating to fundraising events
Date: 1961-2009
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/9/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Publicity materials relating to 50th anniversary fundraising events
Date: 1991-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/9/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Publicity materials and fashion design drawings relating to 'Shocking Pink is the Navy Blue of India'
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/9/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (14 folders)

Organizational history

The event comprised a dinner, international fashion show and auction and took place on 24th February 1992.


Scope and Content

Comprises:

Publicity materials and fashion design drawings relating to 'Shocking Pink is the Navy Blue of India'
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/9/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Organizational history

The event comprised a dinner, international fashion show and auction and took place on 24th February 1992.


Scope and Content

Comprises fashion design drawings and related papers from Jasper Conran, Moschino, Paul Smith, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, Helen Storey and Zandra Rhodes, plus a list of 'Shocking Pink designer creations on sale this evening'.

B.9   Stamp books featuring Oxfam appeals 1962-1972

Stamp books featuring Oxfam appeals
Date: 1962-1972
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/12/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

B.10   General publicity materials n.d. [c.1964], 1981

General publicity materials
Date: 1981-1992 and n.d. [c.1964-1990s]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/3/14/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C   Records relating to fundraising from major donors

C.1   Reports relating to fundraising from major donors 1988-2001

Major donors reports
Date: 1988-2001
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/4/2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

C.2   Materials relating to fundraising from major donors 1988-1992

Scope and Content

Comprising fundraising materials produced for fundraising from major donors, rather than from the general public.

Trusts Unit institutional mailings
Date: 1988-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/4/3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

D   Records relating to fundraising from international donors 1973-2002

D.1   Correspondence relating to fundraising from international donors 1973-2000

D.1.1   Correspondence relating to funding from the Department for International Development (DfID) and its predecessors 1973-2000

Correspondence of the Field Secretaries relating to funding from the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) and Ministry for Overseas Development (ODM)
Date: 1976-1981
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (5 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of the Project Funding Secretaries and Co-funding Unit relating to funding from the Overseas Development Administration (ODA)
Date: 1973-1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of Diana Stokes, Co-Funding Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, relating to funding from the Overseas Development Administration (ODA)
Date: 1975-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (8 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of the Co-funding Unit relating to funding from the Overseas Development Administration (ODA)
Date: 1988-1995
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One item is closed. This is marked as (=Res.)


Lists of Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Co-funded projects
Date: 1992
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (7 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of the International Funding Unit (IFU) relating to funding from the Department for International Development (DfID) and its predecessors
Date: 1975-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/1/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (6 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

D.1.2   Correspondence with, or relating to, funding received from the European Union (EU) and its predecessors 1978-2000

Correspondence of the Project Funding Secretaries and International Funding Unit (IFU) relating to funding from the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) and European Union (EU)
Date: 1978-1996
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of the Project Funding Secretaries and Cofunding Unit relating to funding from the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region
Date: 1980-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Correspondence of the International Funding Unit (IFU) relating to funding from the European Union (EU)
Date: 1992-2000
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

D.1.3   Correspondence relating to international donors 1989-1993

Correspondence of the Cofunding Unit and International Funding Unit (IFU) relating to international donors
Date: 1989-1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/1/3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One item is closed. This is marked as (=Res.)


D.2   Project and contract files for projects funded by international donors 1984-2002

Custodial History:

A sample of files was selected for preservation at Oxfam, prior to the transfer of the archive to the Bodleian Library, where the project was considered particularly significant and/or the equivalent Desk/International Division Directorate project file was thin.


International Funding Unit (IFU) project / contract files
Date: 1984-1989
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One item is closed. This is marked (=Res.)


International Funding Unit (IFU) project / contract files
Date: 1989-1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Restrictions on Access

One file is closed. This is marked (=Res.)


International Funding Unit (IFU) project / contract files relating to projects cofunded by the Department for International Development (DfID)
Date: 1996-1999
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (3 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

International Funding Unit (IFU) project / contract files
Date: 1998-2002
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/2/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (4 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

D.3   Procedures and guidelines for funding from international donors n.d. [c.1991], 1993

Procedures and guidelines for funding from international donors
Date: n.d. [c.1991], 1993
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises: 'Oxfam - A complete guide to cofunding' by the Cofunding Unit, n.d. [c.1991] and 'ECHO - European Community Humanitarian Office', an introduction to ECHO and how Oxfam works with them by the International Funding Unit, 1993

D.4   Reports relating to funding from international donors 1997

Reports relating to funding from international donors
Date: 1997
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/5/4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (1 folder)

Scope and Content

Comprises: 'The South Eastern Maluku Province: Indonesia - Development Proposal. Action Plan 1997/8-2001', 1997

E   Fundraising procedures and guidelines 1972-1977

Fundraising procedures and guidelines
Date: 1972-1977
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/6/1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (2 folders)

Scope and Content

Comprises:

F   Appeals and fundraising artefacts n.d. [c.1955-1960s]

Appeals and fundraising artefacts
Date: n.d. [c.1955-1960s]
Shelfmark: MS. Oxfam APL/7/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:


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