Saharan Peoples Support Committee

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1979 - Unknow, existed in 1988
Location: Ada, Ohio, United States
Newsletter: SPSC Letter


The Saharan Peoples Support Committee (SPSC) supported the struggle of Polisario in Western Sahara for self-determination and independence. SPSC opposed United States support and sale of weapons to Morocco and supported the Sahawri Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). (Anne Lippert, founder and former member of SPSC; and SPSC documents on this website.)

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Title: George M. Houser (Africa collection)
Time Span: 1950s - 1999
Media: 10 boxes, documents, correspondence, photographs, posters, audio material
Description: Covers most countries of Africa, and includes notes on George M. Houser’s many trips to Africa (such as 1960, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1973 (Guinea-Bissau), 1974, 1975/6 (Lusaka, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde), 1978, 1979 (Western Sahara and Algeria), 1981 (taped), 1983, 1989 (Namibia). Major organizations covered include American Committee on Africa (ACOA), The Africa Fund, Africa Action, American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, and International Defence and Aid Fund. Houser was a founder of ACOA and served as Executive Director from 1955-1981. Houser was Executive Director of ACOA's associate organization The Africa Fund from its founding in 1966 to 1981. ACOA and The Africa were based in New York City but worked nationally in the country and with organizations with similar goals in other countries as well as with liberation movements and leaders in many African countries. The collection includes audio of interviews Houser conducted in South Africa in 1954 with Z.K. Matthews, Kasavello Goonam, Walter Sisulu, Manilal Gandhi, Patrick Duncan and Chief Albert Luthuli. Some of the many correspondents include Julius Nyerere, Joshua Nkomo, Kanyama Chiume, Martin Luther King, Victoria Chitepo, Mary-Louise Hooper, Piet Koornhof (South African Ambassador), George W. Shepherd, and David H. Anthony. Also included are 12 original cassette tapes of interviews by George Houser and Herbert Shore with African National Congress (ANC) leader Walter Sisulu recorded September 20-26 1995, which formed the basis for the book I will go singing : Walter Sisulu speaks of his life and the struggle for freedom in South Africa / in conversation with George M. Houser & Herbert Shore (Cape Town : Robben Island Museum in association with the Africa Fund, New York, 2001). This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections. Material deposited by George M. Houser.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections
Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Phone: 517-353-8700
Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/