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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. Materials in this collection duplicate materials given to the National Archives of Namibia, where the whole of the Elizabeth Landis papers were sent after her death.


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth (Betsy) Landis was a member of the Board of the American Committee on Africa and also the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa (originally called Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa). She was also involved in National Namibia Concerns. Landis passed away in the 2010s, leaving her archives to the National Archives of Namibia.


.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



Folders are arranged as received from the donor, with files named by the author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Elizabeth Landis in 2017.

Processing Information

Courtney Smith processed this collection in 2018.

Finding Aid for the Elizabeth Landis papers.
4 Published And Cataloged
Jessica Achberger Martin
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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