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Aracelly Santana t-shirt and button collection

Identifier: MSS 372 large

Scope and Contents

The second half of the 20th century was a tumultous time for the Southern African region. The instability was mostly due to racial segregation and the marginalization of ethnic groups. It was a time of military coups and political assassinations. Many outsiders were outraged over the injustices being committed and groups were formed in the United States. This personal collection of Ms. Santana's T-shirts and buttons represents one way that people voiced their opinions about the current events.


  • Creation: approximately 1982-1986

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.

Biographical / Historical

Ms. Aracelly Santana was senior political advisor at the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid from 1981 to 1992. This is her personal collection of T-shirts, produced mostly by South African organizations such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and its affiliated unions, and by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and its affiliates.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Aracelly Santana.


This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Jillian C. Coy in January 2014.

Finding Aid for the Aracelly Santana t-shirt collection
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Repository Details

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

MSU Libraries
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East Lansing MI 48823 USA