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Eric Watkins Papers, 1950-2012 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Eric Watkins Papers, 1950-2012Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1990-2012

Primary Creator: Watkins, Eric

Extent: 12.01 Linear Feet. More info below.


I. Professional Files, 1979-2012

  I.1 Correspondence, 1983-2012

  I.2 Research Files, 1987-2004

  I.3 Articles, 1979-2012

  I.4 Book Manuscripts, 1995-1997

  I.5 Contracts and Consulting, 1990-2003

  I.6 Academic Papers, 1979-1984.

II.  Biographical Files, 1950s-2003

Date Acquired: 10/27/2012

Subjects: Eritrea, Journalism, Oil industries, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Languages: English, Arabic

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eric Watkins Papers (1950-2012) document Dr. Watkins's career as a freelance journalist covering the oil industry, politics, and terrorism, in Saudi Arabia and Yemen during the 1980s-1990s, but also including material on Eritrea, Sudan, and the Middle East in general. The collection includes a wide range of materials, including correspondence, draft and published articles, interview notes, conference papers, contracts, book reviews, newspapers and news clippings, notebooks, photographs, computer discs, and audiovisual recordings. Notably, the collection includes a complete set of Yemen News Service (YNS) and YNS Weekender, a daily news bulletin compiled by Dr. Watkins. The collection also includes a large collection of articles by Watkins appearing in journals such as the Financial Times, Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ), Shipping and Trade News. The collection’s audiovisual records include interviews conducted by Watkins, recordings of radio programs, and TV news programs on Yemen, Sudan, and Eritrea. Dr. Watkins’s academic career at the University of California San Diego is documented by a series of files including his PhD dissertation, The Authorial Allusion (1984).

Subject/Index Terms

Oil industries
Saudi Arabia

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 28 boxes: 26 standard archival boxes; 1 card file box; 1 flat box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Eric Watkins

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Eric Watkins Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Processing Information: Processed by Lucas Buresch, 2017.

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