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American Committee on Africa


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cora Weiss papers

Identifier: MSS 341 large
Scope and Contents

The Cora Weiss papers contain materials from the African American Student Foundation, 1959-1963, including hundreds of letters from students wishing to come to America for college; fundraising letters; financial letters; newspaper clippings on the impact of this unusual initiative; and memos, reports, and letters reflecting the extraordinary tension and political attacks showing the apparent threat this effort was causing.

Dates: 1957-2009

Elizabeth S. Landis papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 484
Scope and Contents This collections comes from the activist papers of Elizabeth Landis, focusing on work related to the Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa (ECSA) from the 1960s through 1990, an organization located in New York City. Additional materials to the ECSA documentation include notes and notebooks on a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, publications from the American Committee and teh Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights under Law, and Congressional committee presentations from 1970 to 2000....
Dates: -

George M. Houser Africa collection

Identifier: MSS 294 large
Scope and Contents Covers most countries of Africa, and includes notes on George Houser's many trips to Africa: to Guinea-Bissau in 1960, 1961, 1967, 1972, 1973; Lusaka, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde in 1974, 1975/6; Western Sahara and Algeria in 1978, 1979, 1981 (taped); 1983, and Namibia in 1989. The collection includes material relating to the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Africa Action, American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, and International Defence and Aid Fund. Some of the many...
Dates: approximately 1950-1999