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Agendas International collection of Nicaragua monitoring reports

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0628
From 1983 until 1990, Agendas International, was a private public affairs company registered with the U.S. Department of Treasury and paid by the Government of Nicaragua. The items in the collection document press involvement in the investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair from 1983 to 1989.

Dates

  • 1983-1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not processed and therefore has not been prepared for research use. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

47.5 Cubic Feet (38 record center boxes)

Biographical / Historical

From 1983 until 1990, Agendas International, was a private public affairs company registered with the U.S. Department of Treasury and paid by the Government of Nicaragua. The company monitored reporting about Nicaragua, both print and electronic, until the Sandinistas lost the election.

This monitoring conducted five days a week was sent originally to various Nicaraguan departments, first by telex and then electronically through computers. Accompanying the synthesis of reporting were recommendations or analysis of how the Government should react to the reportage.

Scope and Contents

The items in the collection document press involvement in the investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair from 1983 to 1989. Press reports feature interviews with former officials, while analysis reports attempt to define the effects of the media's hypothesized framing on public opinion.

The collection, which spans 1983 through 1989, provides a unique encompassing view of the time period, U.S. foreign policy, domestic politics, and the role of the U.S. press in shaping policy and opinion at home as well as internationally. It constitutes a resource for scholars in various fields including, but not limited to, Latin American studies, history, U.S. foreign policy, and journalism and society.

Custodial History

After the Sandinista Party lost the election, these materials were stored by Agendas principals, Darryl Hunt and Donald Casey. Darryl in his home; Donald in a Brooklyn private storage space. In 2008, Donald Casey's wife, Bonnie Barrett Stretch, donated the collection to the Special Collections department at Johns Hopkins University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Bonnie Stretch in 2008.

Processing Information

This collection has not been processed.

Source

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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