Item 6 - 'Dust to dust' (1981) and related papers

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GB 249 FLYNN/1/1/6


'Dust to dust' (1981) and related papers


  • 1957-1998 (Creation)

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3 folders

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From a lever arch file inscribed "26 | Cape/LF/SA | Dust to dust cuts | script trannies letters | Carel de Wet/DPA | Gleason studded review | Felix Leger | Mafefe | Gill Read Nelson | Zwi et al. | Hensop Liebman | CSIR/PRU report" in Flynn's hand

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  • script and transcripts of World in Action documentary 'Dust to dust' (1981), manuscript & typescript notes of background interviews; correspondence arising from the documentary's transmission on 16 November 1981
  • correspondence and papers (including galleys) re and arising from Flynn's article ‘South Africa blacks out blue asbestos risk’, published in New Scientist 22 April 1982
  • papers and correspondence re mining in South Africa and Botswana, including:
  • copy of death certificate of Hesop Lieberman, 1957
  • copy of ‘Field survey in the North Western Cape and at Penge in the Transvaal (asbestos and mesothelioma)’, South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Pneumoconiosis Research Unit, Report No 1/64 (1964)
  • report ‘personal sampling’ of asbestos taken in the Mafefe area 1988
  • review of Flynn's book 'Studded with diamonds and paved with gold' in Financial Times, 23 July 1993
  • Felix et al. (1994) ‘Three minerals, three epidemics — asbestos mining and disease in South Africa’, in Mehlam & Upton (eds.), 'Advances in modern environmental toxicology: the identification and control of environmental and occupational diseases: Asbestos and Cancer', vol. 12: 265-286, etc.

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