Stanford Out of South Africa

Duration: mid April 1985 - Unknown
Location: Stanford, California, United States

Stanford Out of South Africa (SOSA) was an anti-apartheid student organization at Stanford University that worked to get the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. SOSA was formed in mid April 1985 by nearly 100 individuals representing about 12 campus organizations. Apparently SOSA started as a coalition but turned into a stand alone organization. (Source: We Shall Overcome: The Anti-Apartheid Movement and its Effects on the Stanford Community by Donovan R. Ervin, May 19, 2011, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for department honors in comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University available at accessed November 2, 2001.)

Organizational Archive

Title: Stanford Out of South Africa records
Time Span: 1985
Media: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Description: Stanford out of South Africa was a student anti-apartheid organization dedicated to eliminating Stanford University's investments in any firms that did business in South Africa.

Housed At: Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Location: 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA, United States
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Phone: (650) 725-1022
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Related Archive
Title: South Africa subject collection
Time Span: 1941 - 1997
Description: Pamphlets, serial issues, reports, leaflets, election campaign literature, flyers, newsletters, other printed matter, letters, sound recordings and video tapes, relating to political, social and economic conditions, apartheid and race relations, and elections in South Africa; revolutionary movements in South Africa, especially the African National Congress; international support groups, especially in the United States, for such movements; and campus movements in the United States protesting investment in South Africa. The collection includes material on investment and campaigns for divestment from companies doing business in South Africa. Includes material on campaigns and organizations including: American Committee on Africa, AFL-CIO, Campaign Against Investment in South Africa (CAISA), Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa (CIDSA), Committee Against Apartheid, Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA), Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, Stanford Coalition Against Apartheid, Stanford Committee for Responsible Investment Policy (SCRIP), Stanford Out of South Africa (SOSA), Stanford Students for a Free South Africa, Africa Information Service, Africa Research Group, Americans Against Apartheid, Bay Area Anti-Apartheid Network, Bay Areas Free South Africa Movement, Episcopal Churchmen for a Free South Africa (ECSA), Free South Africa Labor Committee, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Liberation Support Movement, San Francisco Anti-Apartheid Committee, and TransAfrica.
Housed At: Hoover Institution Archives
Location: Stanford CA 94305-6010, United States
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Phone: (650) 723-3563
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