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Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA)

Identifier: MSS 281 large

Scope and Contents

The Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA) contains notes, correspondence, letters to the editor and other materials generated from the SCAA. The collection includes miscellaneous publications, newsletters, leaflets, and flyers covering the matter of Apartheid in South Africa as well as other indigenous resistance movements in Africa and South America. Some of the organizations and committees featured in this collection are the African National Congress (ANC), African Support Committee (ASC), Libration Support Movement (LSM), and the Free South Africa Movement.


  • Creation: 1971 - 2008


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.

Published materials within this collection are under copyright restrictions. Correspondence and posters are in public domain.

Biographical / Historical

Selma Waldman was born in Kingsville, Texas. In 1952 she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. From 1959-1960 Waldman studied art in Berlin as a Fulbright Fellow. During this time, she completed a series of life-size drawings titled "Falling Man," which were later part of a solo installation at the Berlin Museum Jewish department (now the Jewish Museum, Berlin).

Shortly after her return from Germany, Waldman settled in Seattle where she became involved in the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid in the 1980s. Waldman was also involved with the activist organization Liberation Support Movement (LSM). Along with her commitment as an activist and her work as an artist, Selma taught not-for-credit courses at the University of Washington and Free University.


4.4 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers collected by Selma Waldman, donated in 2005.

Processing Information

Lydia Tang processed this collection 2016. Revised by Eli Landaverde 2016 and Jessica Achberger Martin 2020.

Finding Aid for the Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA)
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Finding aid prepared by Lydia Tang in 2016. Updated by Eli Landaverde, 2016 and Jessica Achberger Martin, 2020.
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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