Socialist Yugoslavia was strongly involved with the Non-aligned Movement, from the very process of its establishment, until the end of the 1980s. Already at the end of the 1950s, Yugoslav experts in medicine, agriculture, engineering, education, urban planning, and a number of other disciplines were engaged in numerous UN and UNESCO projects in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Their personal documents, notes and memories delivered to local and national state archives and accessible to the general public are immensely important sources of information on different aspects of Yugoslav engagement with NAM. As there are still quite a few such documentary collections that are in private possession, we would be grateful for any information on their owners or locations.
It is also possible that, along with private archives, there are also private collections of African and Asian art or cultural artefacts, collected by Yugoslav experts, former state officials, and professionals employed by Yugoslav firms during their working engagement in the Non-aligned countries. Any information on such collections, that have not been publicly presented, would be highly appreciated and used only for scientific purposes.
We are also inviting you to send us information on different types of publications related to NAM / NAM member countries and published in SFRY. Many such publications fell victim to the ideological purge of public libraries in the 1990s, and are sadly missing even from holdings of specialized libraries.
Therefore, we would be grateful for