Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa collection Edit


MSS 340 large


  • approximately 1969-1978 (Creation)


  • .8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes


  • Scope and Contents

    The Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa collection documents many educational and fundraising campaigns for liberation movements in Southern Africa, including divestment by the University of Wisconsin. There are 28 issues of the MACSA newsletter and one folder from the Committee on Southern Africa of the First Congregational Church in Madison from 1971 to 1973. The documents cover 1969-1973 and 1975-1978. (MACSA continued throughout this entire period, but the donor did not live in Madison during the entire period and thus did not have a complete collection of materials.) Approximately 50 documents from this collection have been digitized and appear in the African Activist Archive website -

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa (MACSA) was an organization comprised of faculty members, students, and citizens in Madison, Wisconsin. MACSA was established in 1968 "to lobby and educate the university and community about Southern Africa, to support sanctions on minority regimes in Southern Africa, and to provide assistance to liberation movements" (African Activist Archive).

  • 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

    Donated by Professor David Wiley.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa collection, MSS 340, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Jillian C. Coy in July 2013.