TitleRecords of Clyde Sanger
Extent15 boxes
Creator NameSanger; Clyde (1928-2022); journalist
DescriptionThe collection consists of notebooks, correspondence and files of cuttings, drafts articles and reports created and maintained throughout his long career from the late 1950s to 2010. The collection represents a large body of his work on Africa, Canada, South America, the UN, the Commonwealth, and press freedom. The titles given to notebooks and files are those originally given by Clyde Sanger, except where indicated by square brackets.

Names of countires, regions and territories in the catalogue descriptions have been taken from the original source material.
Admin HistoryClyde Sanger (1928-2022) was a journalist and author who wrote prolifically over the last six decades on African and Canadian politics, the Commonwealth, international development, and the environment.

In his early career, Clyde was a reporter for the Staffordshire Evening Sentinel, London Evening News and Daily Mail. He moved to Africa in 1957 where he edited the political and economic magazine The Central African Examiner in Southern Rhodesia. He left the Examiner in 1959 to join the Guardian, where he became the paper's first Africa correspondent in 1960. Whilst working in Africa between 1957 and 1965 he reported on a range of social, economic and political news and befriended nationalist leaders including Joshua Nkomo, Kenneth Kaunda and Ndsbaningi Sithole.

Since moving to North America in 1965 Clyde worked as UN correspondent and Canada correspondent for the Guardian, Parliamentary reporter for the Globe and Mail and Canada correspondent for the Economist. He also served as a Governor of NewsConcern International Foundation, Director of Information for The Commonwealth Secretariat, Director of Communications for the North-South Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Carleton University.

His books include: Central African Emergency (1960). The Kenya General Election of 1963 (1864), Half a Loaf: Canada's semi-role among developing countries (1969), Stitches in Time: the Commonwealth in world politics (1983) and Malcolm MacDonald: bringing an end to empire (1995).
Custodial HistoryRecords were maintained by Clyde Sanger throughout his career and donated to the Guardian News & Media Archive in 2018.
System Of ArrangementArranged by medium
Access StatusOpen(part)
Access ConditionsSome files are access restricted in line with data protection or because they are not yet catalogued. See item level descriptions for further details.
Related MaterialMaterial relating to Clyde Sanger can also be found in the GNM Archive's Gemini Collection (reference: GEM) and Guardian staff photograph series at reference: GUA/6/9/1/11/2/S.

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, holds a large notebook of Clyde Sanger's entitled 'Journal of an Extraordinary Heads of Government Meeting, Lusaka, Zambia, August 1979', digitised and available at: https://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/6129/1/Clyde_Sanger_Journal_1979.pdf

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