African Students' Association (Oregon State University)

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Duration: Approximately 1978 - 1987, South Africa activity 1980 - 1987
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States


The African Students' Association at Oregon State University (OSU) initiated campus anti-apartheid activities in 1980 by demanding the enforcement at OSU of the international sports boycott against South Africa. The campaign succeeded when Oregon wrestling exchanges with South Africa were stopped in 1982. The African Students' Association continued anti-apartheid educational work on campus until the state divested public funds from South Africa in 1987. [Source: Ed Ferguson and African Students' Association documents on this website.]

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Title: Oregon Anti-Apartheid Files (Ed Ferguson collection)
Time Span: 1981 - 1985
Media: Documents
Description: The collection includes material of the African Students' Association at Oregon State University (OSC) campus anti-apartheid activities in 1980 by demanding the enforcement at OSU of the international sports boycott against South Africa relating to the OSU wrestling team. The collection includes a small amount of material of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in Portland and Portlanders Organized for Southern African Freedom, the National Lawyers Guild and the American Committee on Africa.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections
Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
Phone: 517-353-8700
Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/