Dartmouth Community for Divestment

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1984 - Unknown, existed in 1986
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, United States


Dartmouth Community for Divestment (DCD) was a student group at Dartmouth College that campaigned to get the college to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. In November 1985 DCD erected shanty towns on Dartmouth Green in the center of the campus to express repugnance with the college's continued investments in corporations doing business in South Africa. (Source: "Dartmouth protesters seek president's removal", February 13, 1986, UPI Archives; "Dartmouth shantytown protests apartheid", May 18, 1985, UPI Archives; "PROTESTERS DEFY DARTMOUTH ORDER" by UPI, The New York Times, November 19, 1985; "Campus shanties protest college investment in S. Africa. Dartmouth student builders hope to pressure trustees" by Brook Larmer, Christian Science Monitor, November 26, 1985; "Dartmouth President Says Shantytown Can Stay Up", The Cornell Daily Sun, December 3, 1985; "STUDENTS ARRESTED IN CLASH OVER ANTI-APARTHEID SHANTYTOWN", Associated Press, February 12, 1986; Testimony of Demetrius Eudel of DCD to the Special Committee Against Apartheid in United States Student Movement Against Apartheid, Hearings at United Nations Headquarters, 27 June 1986 Notes and Documents 10/86, United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, September 1986; "Dartmouth's Carnival of Protest", The Harvard Crimson, February 12, 1986; DCD material on this website; and former members of DCD.)


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Title: Bourozikas (DO-55); Papers of George
Time Span: 1982 - 1988
Media: 1 box (1 linear ft.)
Description: The papers reflect the undergraduate years of George Bourozikas and his participation in student activism at Dartmouth College. The collection contains letters, memoranda, campus publications, flyers, and reports. Researchers will find correspondence with college administrators concerning divestment in South Africa. Correspondence and other documents reflect student protests for divestment, including the Baker Tower sit-in and the shanties on the college green, as well as disciplinary decisions by the Committee on Standing and Conduct. Collection documents activities of the Dartmouth Community for Divestment. Of interest is a working paper by Prof. John Hennessey, Ethical aspects of South African divestment debate on American university campuses. In addition to documenting the divestment controversy, the collection relates to the International Students Association and the radio station, WDCR-WFRD. Gift of George Bourozikas. Call number DO-55.
Housed At: Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library
Location: 6065 Webster Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, United States
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Phone: (603) 646-0538
Related Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/rauner/