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[Item information and date], Box/Folder #, MS 40, Stephen S. Soroka Papers, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.
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Collection was donated to the Archives in 1981 by the recipient of the letters, Orville T. Murphy.Terms of Access
Stephen S. Soroka Papers, 1967-1972, 1980-1981, are open for research.Copyright
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.Processing Information
Processed by Collection was processed by Archives staff circa 1981.Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Stephen S. Soroka wrote letters to State University of New York at Buffalo history professor Orville T. Murphy from 1967-1972, and then again from 1980-1981. The letters were written while Soroka was: training for the Peace Corps (1967); teaching at Muhono High School in Kuirku, Kenya (1968-1969) and James Fennimore Cooper Junior High School in the Harlem section of New York City (Spring 1970); taking graduate courses at the University of California at Los Angeles (1970-1972); and teaching anthropology at John Abbott College in St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec (1972).
Stephen S. Soroka's letters contain lengthy observations on people and events, as well as on Soroka's own intellectual and personal development. Of particular interest are his accounts of life and politics in Kenya, Tanzania, and Rhodesia while serving in the Peace Corps. Throughout the letters, Soroka is critical of the United States foreign and domestic policy. In his personal response to the political concerns of the late 1960's and early 1970's, Soroka is representative of the thinking of a significant segment of the American public of that period.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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