Collection Number: 40143

Collection Title: Anti-Apartheid Support Group of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1980-1987

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract The Anti-Apartheid Support Group (AASG) was organized and officially recognized as a student organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in October 1985. From 1985 to 1987, the AASG led the campus movement against apartheid by insisting on divestiture of all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holdings in companies operating in South Africa. Their protests and demonstrations peaked in March and April 1986 when the group erected shanties in front of South Building. The group was dismantled shortly after the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Endowment Board voted in October 1987 to divest all of its holdings in companies operating in South Africa. Records, 1985-1987, of the Anti-Apartheid Support Group, include newsletters, membership lists, and some correspondence. Also included are materials, 1981-1985, about anti-apartheid activities that predated the formation of AASG and materials, 1980-1987, about anti-apartheid activities elsewhere.
Creator Anti-Apartheid Support Group (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Anti-Apartheid Support Group of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40143, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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From 1982 to 1985 various groups, chiefly the Public Interest Research Group, were involved in anti-apartheid activities on campus. The UNC Anti-Apartheid Support Group (AASG) was organized and officially recognized as a student organization in October 1985.

From 1985 to 1987, the AASG was very vocal on campus. Its members led the campus movement against apartheid by insisting on divestiture of all University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holdings in companies operating in South Africa. Their protests and demonstrations peaked in March and April of 1986, when the group erected shanties in front of South Building.

In October 1987, the Endowment Board of the University of North Carolina ay Chapel Hill voted to divest all of its holdings in companies operating in South Africa, and the AASG dismantled shortly thereafter.

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Records, 1985-1987, of the Anti-Apartheid Support Group, include newsletters, membership lists, and some correspondence. Also included are materials, 1981-1985, about anti-apartheid activities that predated the formation of AASG and materials, 1980-1987, about anti- apartheid activities elsewhere.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, May 1992

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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