1977 - current Location:
Newsletter: ACAS Bulletin
Founded in 1977 at a national conference on Southern Africa at Michigan State University, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to formulating alternative analyses of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical, current issues related to Africa. The organization still operates and publishes ACAS Bulletin
. An archive of some issues of the Bulletin is available on the ACAS website. The organization's location has changed a number of time.
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars papersTime Span:
1977 - 2001; future deposits to come Description:
Papers, 1977-2001 (with future archives to come). The papers include those of Immanuel Wallerstein and Willard Johnson (co-chairs 1977-1991), David Wiley and Jean Sindab (co-chairs 1991-93), and William G. Martin (co-chair 1993-2001). Includes correspondence, minutes, flyers, handwritten notes, petitions, programs, publications (notably ACAS Bulletin) and associated correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, brochures. Campaigns include: Angola, Nigeria, Saro-Wiwa, Congo/Zaire, Zimbabwe, Divestment, Academic Boycott, Academic Freedom, National Security, TIAA/CREF Project, Oil Companies in Africa, Africa Trade. Correspondents include President Clinton, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Richard G. Lugar, Randall Robinson, and Ambassador Howard Wolpe. This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections.
Michigan State University Library, Special CollectionsLocation:
100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United StatesCatalog/Finding Aid: viewPhone:
517-353-8700Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/