Madison Anti-Apartheid Coalition Records, 1968-1992

Summary Information

Title: Madison Anti-Apartheid Coalition Records
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1992

  • Madison Anti-Apartheid Coalition (Wis.)
Call Number: Mss 836; PH Mss 836

Quantity: 1.6 c.f. (3 archives boxes and 3 card boxes), 10 photographs, and 10 transparencies

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, mainly 1970-1973 and 1987-1991, of a student organization at the University of Wisconsin originally formed in 1969 as the Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa (MACSA) to lobby, educate the community about events in South Africa, and provide assistance to liberation movements. In 1985 the committee reorganized as the Madison Anti-Apartheid Coalition. Included are minutes and background information, correspondence, financial records, promotional records, several research publications, photographic copies of posters, and miscellaneous files. There is also documentation on two other local organizations with related interests in South Africa: the Free Namibia Committee and the African Students Union.
The records contain some information on the campaigns which resulted in the divestment of holdings in South African businesses by the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Retirement Investment Trust. The correspondence includes contacts with churches, labor organizations, and national organizations such as the North American Anti-Imperialist Coalition. Promotional records include flyers and handbills, posters, position papers, and information on publication sales.


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Language: English

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