Coalition Against Racism and Apartheid on Campus

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1984 - Unknown, existed in 1986
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, United States


The Coalition Against Racism and Apartheid on Campus was an anti-apartheid organization at Michigan State University (MSU). The membership was largely faculty, although not entirely so. The Coalition Against Racism and Apartheid on Campus worked with other organizations at MSU including the Southern Africa Liberation Committee and was a member of the 1986 MSU Shanty Coalition. (Source: Coalition Against Racism and Apartheid on Campus documents on this website and Southern Africa Liberation Committee press release of February 11, 1990 available on this website.)

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Title: Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection; Patricia L. Beeman
Time Span: 1973 - 1997
Media: 36 boxes (529 folders + 198 artifacts + 3 videotapes + 104 books)
Description: The collection documents the work of the Southern Africa Liberation Committee (SALC), a highly successful community organization working at Michigan State University and in the Lansing, Michigan area from 1973 through 1997. The collection details SALC's educational and social action campaigns, including the East Lansing Selective Buying Resolution (1977), the campaigns for the divestiture of Michigan State University (1978) and the MSU Foundation (1986), the three sanctions bills by the State of Michigan Legislature (on banking loans to South Africa and divestiture by the higher education institutions of Michigan and by the State of Michigan Pension Fund, 1982-86), and the "McGoff Off" campaign to remove the McGoff name from the MSU Wharton Center (1979-84). Particularly extensive newspaper clippings collected by Frank and Patricia Beeman from the national and local press describe conditions in Southern Africa and the SALC activities in response to those conditions. The books in this collection address the issues surrounding apartheid and resistance to it. The use of graphic arts to support these political and liberation activities is well illustrated by the numerous posters, protest buttons, and T-shirts produced both by SALC and by international organizations supporting the liberation of Southern Africa. This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections. Archive deposited by Harris F. "Frank" Beeman.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections
Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Restrictions: Library use only
Phone: 517-353-8700
Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/