The Sudan and Darfur Research Collections
The Mia Farrow Collection
Mia Farrow is an internationally acclaimed actress and humanitarian activist. Ms. Farrow has appeared in over 40 feature films and television shows, as well as numerous documentaries. One of seven children, Ms. Farrow survived polio at age nine, and was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in September 2000. Ms. Farrow has worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for children whose lives have been affected by violence in countries such as Angola, Chad, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti and Nigeria. Ms. Farrow has lectured extensively at colleges and universities around the United States and Canada on the genocide in Darfur and the plight of refugees in neighboring countries, and also contributes regular op-ed pieces to the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.
The Mia Farrow Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center includes files regarding her humanitarian work in Africa, primarily regarding Darfur and Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her papers include speeches, writings and op-ed pieces, print and digital photographs, field notes, and travel documents. The collection does not contain information about Ms. Farrow's acting career or personal life.
Photographs by Mia Farrow in the UConn Libraries Digital Mosaic
Transcript of an oral history interview with Ms. Farrow regarding her humanitarian work, conducted June 15, 2011
(Video footage of interview available on DVD at the Dodd Center, and through the University Libraries streaming video service soon!)
Finding Aid for the Mia Farrow Collection
3.5 linear feet
Digital photographs, Research files
Collection Number: MSS 2010-0060
Introduction to the Darfur Archives by Mia Farrow
A woman and her child in Birao, Central African Republic. Photograph by Mia Farrow, February 2007.
As Ms. Farrow wrote in her online journal, "Birao is six-to-eight drive from the capital of Central African Republic, Bangui. It is just 40 miles from the Darfur border. For 7 months of the year, the road to Birao is impassible because of the rainy season.
Birao once had a population of 6000. On Oct 30  at 4 am Birao was attacked by rebel forces some 2000 strong. People here have no doubt that the rebels are directly supported by the Government of Sudan."
This resource is a collaboration between the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center and the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, Storrs,
with guidance from the United States National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.