Association of Concerned Africa Scholars records Edit


MSS 284 large


  • 1977-2001 (Creation)


  • 4.8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    6 boxes



  • Scope and Contents

    Papers, 1977-2001 (with future archives to come). The papers include those of Immanuel Wallerstein and Willard Johnson (co-chairs 1977-1991), David Wiley and Jean Sindab (co-chairs 1991-93). and William G. Martin (co-chair 1993-2001). Includes correspondence, minutes, flyers, handwritten notes, petitions, programs, publications (notably ACAS Bulletin) and associated correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, brochures. Campaigns include: Angola, Nigeria, Saro-Wiwa, Congo/Zaire, Zimbabwe, Divestment, Academic Boycott, Academic Freedom, National Security, TIAA/CREF Project, Oil Companies in Africa, Africa Trade. Correspondents include President Clinton, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Richard G. Lugar, Randall Robinson, and Ambassador Howard Wolpe.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Founded in 1977 at a national conference on Southern Africa at Michigan State University, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a group of scholars and students of Africa dedicated to formulating alternative analyses of Africa and U.S. government policy, developing communication and action networks between the peoples and scholars of Africa and the United States, and mobilizing support in the United States on critical, current issues related to Africa. The organization still operates, and publishes ACAS Bulletin.

  • 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 author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Wiley, Director, MSU African Studies Center.

  • Arrangement

    Material is arranged by correspondence and then chronologically.

  • Varying Form of Title

    ACAS papers.

  • Varying Form of Title

    African Activist Archive.

  • Linking Entry Complexity Note

    Forms part of: African Activist Archive.

  • Host Item

    African Activist Archive.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, MSS 284, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Processing Information

    The donation was inventoried by Peter Limb, Africana Bibliographer, with the assistance of Olabode Ibironke. Papers, 1977-2001. Future archives to come.