Coalition for Social Responsibility

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1978 - Unknown, existed in October 1979
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

The Coalition for Social Responsibility was a student group at Vassar College that campaigned to get Vassar to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The Coalition for Social Responsibility held a vigil for Steve Biko in September 1978, a series of daily pickets in April 1979 and a discussion on apartheid in October 1979. Members of the Coalition for Social Responsibility held a sit-in at a Trustees meeting on October 21, 1978. (Source: Photograph on this website including information on the back; the newsletter A Luta Continua, January or February 1979, South Africa Catalyst Project available on this website; "Vigil for Biko", The Miscellany News, September 15, 1978; "Coalition Picket: Against S.A. Apartheid", The Miscellany News, April 27, 1979; and "Discussion of Apartheid" and "CSR Sponsers Film", The Miscellany News, October 12, 1979)

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Title: Coalition for Social Responsibility collection
Time Span: 1978- 1982
Media: .5 cubic foot (9 folders)
Description: Material related to divestment from companies doing business in South Africa and campaigns to get Vassar College to divest. Material includes: publications on divestiture efforts (on- and off-campus publications); reports of student committees (on- and off-campus groups); response letters from banks to Vassar College President Virginia B. Smith's letter about their investments in South Africa; clippings about S. Africa, apartheid and divestiture from on- and off-campus publications; and student petitions. Similar materials as above on the topic of nuclear disarmament from the later period covered in the collection.
Housed At: Vassar College Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Location: Box 20, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12604-0020, United States
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