International Campaign Against Racism in Sport

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Duration: Unknown, 1970 – Unknown
Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States

The International Campaign Against Racism in Sport (ICARIS), an international coordinating body against racism, campaigned against sporting links with apartheid South Africa and the participation of white-ruled Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) in the Olympics. ICARIS campaigned against participation of South African athletes in international competitions. Dennis Brutus was the Chairman and Ellen Mark was the Coordinator of ICARIS. (Source: various including documents of ICARIS and other organizations on this website.)

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Title: Dennis Brutus (1924- ) Papers
Time Span: 1960 - 1984
Media: 38 boxes
Description: Papers of Dennis Brutus, poet, South African expatriate, and English Professor at Northwestern from 1971 to 1985. The Dennis Brutus Papers comprise correspondence, papers associated with specific organizations and events, and numerous drafts of poems, both handwritten and typed. The bulk of Brutus's correspondence falls within the period 1960-1973, and consists of family and other personal correspondence, correspondence related to teaching positions, and individual folders for correspondence with key persons. The Papers also contain much sports-related material, including but not confined to the International Committee Against Racism In Sport (ICARIS) and the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC). Brutus's work with the International Defense and Aid Fund and other anti-racial groups is documented as well. There are also a number of notebooks and daybooks with poetry and journal entries from the 1960s. A large portion of the Papers consists of manuscript drafts and typescripts of Brutus's poetry, including a small number of complete manuscripts of published poetry works. (Source: collection finding aid.)
Housed At: Northwestern University Library, University Archives
Location: Deering Library, Room 110, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208-2300, United States
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