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South African political ephemera collection

Identifier: MSS 381 large

Scope and Contents

South African anti-apartheid political ephemera, 1961-1999, chiefly of the 1980s and early 1990s, from the African National Congress (ANC) Cape Town Branch, ANC Youth League, United Democratic Front (UDF), End Conscription Campaign, New Unity Movement, South African Communist Party, labor unions (Fosatu, NUM, Cosatu, Domestic Workers Association, South African Allied Workers Union, General Workers Union, Electrical and Allied Trades Union of South Africa), and student/youth and civic groups, Swapo, Masithethe Ngengxaki Zethu, Detention Action Committee, Detainees' Parents Support Committee, Black Sash, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, South African Council of Churches, Repression Monitoring Group, Rural Action, Treatment Action Campaign, Civil Rights League, Unemployed Workers Movement, Cape Action League. Includes original and copied correspondence, organizational publications such as newsletters, advertisements, election ballots and flyers, posters, newspapers, membership cards, commemorative postcards and stickers.


  • Creation: 1961-1999

Language of Materials

Material is primarily in English, with some in Afrikaans and Xhosa.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box (10 folders)) : Hollinger box ; 27 x 40 x 13 cm.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired in Cape Town in 2001.

Processing Information

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Finding Aid for the South African political ephemera collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA