Students for a Democratic Society

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Duration: 1960-1969 (Africa activism mostly 1965)
Location: United States

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a United States student activist movement/organiztion. SDS had chapters across the United States. In 1965 SDS was involved in a campaign against Chase Manhattan because of the bank's loans to apartheid South Africa. (Source: Wikipedia accessed December 26, 2009; American Committee on Africa documents; William Minter)

Organizational Archive

Title: Students for a Democratic Society Records
Time Span: 1958-1970 (Africa mostly 1965)
Description: Records of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a national organization of students founded in 1960 that provided much of the force and direction for the New Left during the 1960's. Includes records relate to conventions and meetings, projects involving the anti-war movement and South Africa, publications, and intra-organization matters and relations with local chapters and other organizations. Except for the recordings, all of the above is available on 34 reels of microfilm produced by the Microfilm Corporation of America, together with a printed descriptive guide, The Students for a Democratic Society Papers, 1958-1970.
Housed At: Wisconsin Historical Society
Location: 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706, United States
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Phone: 608-264-6400
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Title: Allard Kenneth Lowenstein Papers
Time Span: 1924 - 1995 (Africa about 1954 - 1972)
Media: 327 feet
Description: Political activist Allard Kenneth Lowenstein (1929-1980) served as a lawyer, teacher, speaker, author, United States congressman from New York, United States representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, and founder and leader of several organizations. The collection includes correspondence, organizational records, political campaign records, congressional files, writings, speeches, press clippings, research materials, scheduling files, financial and administrative records, diaries, scrapbooks, family papers, photographs, sound recordings, videocasette tapes, and other items documenting the life and career of Allard K. Lowenstein. The collection includes material on United States and relations with other countries, especially Namibia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and the Soviet Union and anti-Vietnam War activities. The collection includes United Nations material related to Namibia (South West Africa) and other African counties including of the Fourth Committee. The collection includes material of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, American Society of African Culture (AMSAC), the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) material related to South Africa, the Consultative Council on South Africa, and the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS).
Housed At: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wilson Library, University Archives and Records Service
Location: CB# 3926, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514-8890, United States
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Phone: (919) 962-1345
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