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South African political t-shirts and ephemera collection

Identifier: MSS 444

Scope and Contents

The South African political t-shirts and ephemera collection primarily contains t-shirts and other clothing items as well as CDs, printed cloths and campaign flyers, bulletins, and summaries of political platforms relating to the 2014 general election. Most materials refer to national politics, though some provinces such as the Western Cape are mentioned individually.


  • Creation: approximately 2014, undated

Language of Materials

The majority of the material in this collection are in English. Material in Afrikaans, Sotho, and Zulu is identified at the item or file level.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request 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.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Printed ephemera

Series 2: Audio material

Series 3: T-shirts and other realia

Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by political party.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Clarke’s Bookshop in Cape Town, South Africa in August 2014.

Processing Information

This collection has been processed by Sarah McLusky, 2015.

Finding aid for the South African political t-shirts and ephemera collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Sarah McLusky
August 2015
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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