Association of Concerned Africa Scholars

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Duration: 1977 - current
Location: United States
Newsletter: ACAS Bulletin

Founded in 1977 at a national conference on Southern Africa at Michigan State University, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to formulating alternative analyses of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical, current issues related to Africa. The organization still operates and publishes ACAS Bulletin. An archive of some issues of the Bulletin is available on the ACAS website. The organization's location has changed a number of time.

Organizational Archive

Title: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars collection
Time Span: 1977 - 2001; future deposits to come
Description: Papers, 1977-2001 (with future archives to come). The papers include those of Immanuel Wallerstein and Willard Johnson (co-chairs 1977-1991), David Wiley and Jean Sindab (co-chairs 1991-93), and William G. Martin (co-chair 1993-2001). Includes correspondence, minutes, flyers, handwritten notes, petitions, programs, publications (notably ACAS Bulletin) and associated correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, brochures. Campaigns include: Angola, Nigeria, Saro-Wiwa, Congo/Zaire, Zimbabwe, Divestment, Academic Boycott, Academic Freedom, National Security, TIAA/CREF Project, Oil Companies in Africa, Africa Trade. Correspondents include President Clinton, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Richard G. Lugar, Randall Robinson, and Ambassador Howard Wolpe. This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections
Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States
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Phone: 517-353-8700
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