Students Against Apartheid (University of Utah)

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Duration: Unknown, about early 1986 - Unknown, July or later 1987?
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Students Against Apartheid (SAA) was a student group at the University of Utah that campaigned to get the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. SAA first built a shanty on the campus in February 1986. In June 1987, the university voted to divest from all companies doing business in South Africa, after which the organization largely ceased to function. (Source: Testimony of Darin Dockstader of SAA 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; and "In Deed and in Word": The Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of Utah, 1978-1987 by Benjamin Harris in Utah Historical Quarterly, Summer 2007 http://utah.ptfs.com/awweb/main.jsp?flag=collection&smd=1&cl=all_lib&lb_document_id=12045 The article begins on page 60 of the PDF (page 258 of the printed issue). Accessed January 3, 2014.

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Title: Students Against Apartheid
Time Span: ca. 1980s (inclusive)
Description: Students Against Apartheid was a student group at the University of Utah that campaigned to get the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The Students Against Apartheid Collection (ca. 1980s) consists mainly of news articles regarding apartheid and the Shanty Protest conducted by this group on the University of Utah. Some financial and legal papers are also included. Alan Chandler, donator of this collection, served as the group's president. [Note: The shanty protests occurred in 1986.]
Housed At: University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections
Location: 295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860, United States
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Phone: (801) 581-8864
Related Website: http://www.lib.utah.edu/