Alexander Defense Committee Records, 1962-1971

Summary Information

Title: Alexander Defense Committee Records
Inclusive Dates: 1962-1971

  • Alexander Defense Committee
Call Number: Micro 768

Quantity: 3 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Alexander Defense Committee, an international organization (1964-1968) formed to protest apartheid and to support Dr. Neville Alexander and other South African political prisoners. In the collection are correspondence, newsletters, clippings, promotional material for national speaking tours, and files on ADC chapters in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Also present are speeches and writings of I. B. Tabata and Franz J. T. Lee, who toured the United States to raise funds for the group and for the families of the prisoners; papers documenting ADC's role in the deportation case of W. M. Tsotsi; and scattered records of other organizations supporting the ADC such as the American Committee on Africa and Unity Movement of South Africa. Most papers are written in English, but others are in German, French, Dutch, and an African language, possibly Xhosa.

Language: English, German, French, Dutch, Xhosa

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