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Series 4
Sullivan Principles, 1971-1999
Boxes 54-71

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence and subject files on the Sullivan Principles from 1971-1999. Developed in 1977 by Reverend Sullivan, the Sullivan Principles are corporate codes of conduct designed to promote corporate social responsibility. The original Sullivan Principles targeted U.S. corporations in South Africa, aiming to end apartheid through economic pressure. The Global Sullivan Principles, which went into effect in 1999, aim to promote corporate social responsibility on the international level.

The general correspondence (1971-1995) mainly includes correspondence between Sullivan and corporations that were signatories to the Sullivan Principles, as well as a smaller amount of correspondence with various other organizations involved in apartheid.

Sullivan kept two types of subject files: materials concerning politics and social justice in South Africa, which he kept in chronological files by year (1971-1997); and subject files on the administration of the Sullivan Principles, from his announcement of the Principles in 1977 through the development of the Global Sullivan Principles in 1999. The South Africa subject files contain reports, notes, clippings, and brochures related to events or organizations with which Sullivan was not directly involved. The majority of the material concerns the effects of apartheid on employment, housing, and education. Some material pertains to the effects of the Sullivan Principles on corporate practices in South Africa. The administrative subject files include correspondence and printed material pertaining to operations of the committees, organizations, and conventions that regulated the Sullivan Principles. Sullivan also wrote a number of speeches and articles on the Sullivan Principles; for these, refer to the writing series.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
54 1 1971-1972
54 2 1975
54 3 1976 January-March
54 4 1976 April
54 5 1976 May-December
54 6 1977
54 7 1978 January-March
54 8 1978 April-May
54 9 1978 June-December
54 10 1979 January
54 11 1979 February
54 12 1979 March-June
55 1 1979 July-September
55 2 1979 October
55 3 1979 November
55 4 1979 December
55 5 1980 January-March
55 6 1980 April-August
55 7 1980 September
55 8 1980 October
55 9 1980 November-December
55 10 1981 January-March
55 11 1981 April-May
56 1 1981 June-July
56 2 1981 August-November
56 3 1981 December
56 4 1982 January-March
56 5 1982 April-July
56 6 1982 August-October
56 7 1982 November-December
56 8 1983 January-March
56 9 1983 April-June
56 10 1983 July-October
57 1 1983 November-December
57 2 1984 January-March
57 3 1984 April-December
57 4 1985 January-March
57 5 1985 April
57 6 1985 May-June
57 7 1985 July
57 8 1985 August
57 9 1985 September-October
58 1 1985 November-December
58 2 1986 January-March
58 3 1986 April-December
58 4 1987
58 5 1988
58 6 1989
58 7 1990-1995
Administrative subject files
58 8 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1985
58 9 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [1 of 6]
58 10 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [2 of 6]
58 11 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [3 of 6]
59 1 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [4 of 6]
59 2 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [5 of 6]
59 3 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1986 [6 of 6]
59 4 Advisory Committee on South Africa, Secretary of State, 1987
59 5 Conventions and summits, Leeds Castle, March 8, 1985 meeting [1 of 2]
59 6 Conventions and summits, Leeds Castle, March 8, 1985 meeting [2 of 2]
60 1 Conventions and summits, Leeds Castle, March 10, 1986 meeting
60 2 Conventions and summits, Leeds Castle, March 9, 1987 meeting
60 3 Conventions and summits, London trip, 1980
60 4 Conventions and summits, London trip, 1983
60 5 Europe and the Sullivan Principles, 1982-1984 [1 of 2]
60 6 Europe and the Sullivan Principles, 1982-1984 [2 of 2]
61 1 General Motors, board meeting, June 16, 1978
61 2 General Motors, board meeting, February 18, 1983
61 3 Global Sullivan Principles, 1999
61 4 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, 1978-1979
61 5 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, 1980-1982
61 6 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, 1983
61 7 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, 1984
61 8 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, 1985-1987
62 1 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, college and university responses to the Sullivan Principles, 1978-1981
62 2 International Council for Equality of Opportunity Principles, handbook, 1980
62 3 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, 1980-1986
62 4 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, Barlow Rand Group meeting, 1978
62 5 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, directories and lists of companies, 1978-1992
62 6 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1979
62 7 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1980
63 1 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1981-1982
63 2 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1983
63 3 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1984
63 4 Signatory Companies to the Sullivan Principles, reports, 1986
63 5 South Africa Deadline, May 31, 1987
63 6 Sullivan Principles, statements, 1977-1978
63 7 Sullivan Principles, statements, 1979-1984
63 8 Sullivan Principles, Sullivan Type Principles for China, 1994
South Africa subject files
63 9 1971
63 10 1973
63 11 1974
64 1 1975
64 2 1976
64 3 1977 [1 of 2]
64 4 1977 [2 of 2]
64 5 1978 [1 of 2]
64 6 1978 [2 of 2]
64 7 1979 [1 of 4]
65 1 1979 [2 of 4]
65 2 1979 [3 of 4]
65 3 1979 [4 of 4]
65 4 1980 [1 of 3]
65 5 1980 [2 of 3]
65 6 1980 [3 of 3]
66 1 1981 [1 of 7]
66 2 1981 [2 of 7]
66 3 1981 [3 of 7]
66 4 1981 [4 of 7]
66 5 1981 [5 of 7
66 6 1981 [6 of 7]
67 1 1981 [7 of 7]
67 2 1982 [1 of 3]
67 3 1982 [2 of 3]
67 4 1982 [3 of 3]
67 5 1983 [1 of 4]
67 6 1983 [2 of 4]
68 1 1983 [3 of 4
68 2 1983 [4 of 4]
68 3 1984 [1 of 6]
68 4 1984 [2 of 6]
68 5 1984 [3 of 6]
68 6 1984 [4 of 6]
69 1 1984 [5 of 6]
69 2 1984 [6 of 6]
69 3 1985 [1 of 6]
69 4 1985 [2 of 6]
69 5 1985 [3 of 6]
69 6 1985 [4 of 6]
70 1 1985 [5 of 6]
70 2 1985 [6 of 6]
70 3 1986 [1 of 2]
70 4 1986 [2 of 2]
70 5 1987
70 6 1988
70 7 1989 [1 of 2]
71 1 1989 [2 of 2]
71 2 1990 [1 of 3]
71 3 1990 [2 of 3]
71 4 1990 [3 of 3]
71 5 1991 [1 of 2]
71 6 1991 [2 of 2]
71 7 1993
71 8 1994
71 9 1995-1997
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