Springfield Committee to End Apartheid

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1978 - Unknown, 1980s?
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States


The Springfield Committee to End Apartheid was an anti-apartheid group based in Springfield, Massassachusetts. In December 1978 as a result of a picket Max Kay Jewelers agreed to stop selling the South African gold coin the Krugerrand. In January 1979 following a protest of the sale of blouses made in South Africa by Steigers, a chain of clothing stores, Mr. Steiger agreed to take the blouses off the racks and not to sell other South African goods in the future. Frances Crowe was a founding member. (Source: Springfield Committee to End Apartheid document on this website; A Luta Continua, January 1979, South Africa Catalyst Project available on this website; and Frances Crowe Papers)

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Title: Crowe Papers; Frances
Time Span: 1960 - 2003
Media: 61 linear feet (49 boxes)
Description: Papers of social activism in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Frances Crown was a pacifist and a political activist. She was born in Carthage, Missouri, 1919. She married Thomas Crowe in 1945 and moved to Northampton, MA. She has three children. Crowe founded and was active in many causes and peace groups, including the anti-apartheid movement, from the mid-20th century. The archive includes extensive records from Crowe's work as the western Massachusetts representative for American Friends' Service Committee (1970s-1990s), including anti-apartheid activity. She was active in the Committee to End Apartheid, Springfield, Massachusetts. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, posters, videotapes, memorabilia, calendars, notebooks, manuscripts, notes, speeches, petitions, itineraries, and financial records. As of July 2005, the collection was unprocessed.
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