Duration: Unknown, 1978? - Unknown, 1980, existed in 1979 Location: Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Oberlin Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (OCLSA) was a student anti-apartheid organization at Oberlin College. OCLSA campaigned to get Oberlin College to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. (Source: Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, December 1979, American Committee on Africa, available on this website, and a former Oberlin College student.)
Related Archive Title: Oberlin College Archive Time Span: 1977 - early 1990s (bulk) Description: The Oberlin College Archives holds significant bodies of documentation relating to the apartheid and divestment questions. Oberlin College had a number of committees at the General Faculty and Board of Trustees level(s) that addressed these questions in particular and the African struggle for freedom in general. The bulk of files date from 1977 to the early 1990s. This includes the Oberlin Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa (OCLSA), c. 1979 and Progressive Students for the Liberation of Southern Africa, 1980-81. The Oberlin Committee on Southern Africa (OCSA) was founded by Paul Irish in 1971, although the university archives may not have any material on this organization. OCSA gathered petitions in support of shareholder resolutions seeking the withdrawal of General Motors and Gulf Oil from South Africa and Angola. Numerous articles were published in the student newspaper, the Oberlin Review which is available on microfilm in the university library but it is not indexed.
Housed At: Oberlin College Archives Location: 420 Mudd Center, 148 West College Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1532, United States Catalog/Finding Aid:view Phone: (440) 775-8014 Related Website:http://www.oberlin.edu/archive