Aracelly Santana Poster and T-shirt collection Edit


MSS 372 large


  • approximately 1982-1986 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box


  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Aracelly Santana Poster and T-shirt collection, MSS 372, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Aracelly Santana.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Jillian C. Coy in January 2014.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Ms. Aracelly Santana was senior political advisor at the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid from 1981 to 1992. This is her personal collection of T-shirts, produced mostly by South African organizations such as the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and its affiliated unions, and by the United Democratic Front (UDF) and its affiliates.

  • Scope and Contents

    The second half of the 20th century was a tumultous time for the Southern African region. The instability was mostly due to racial segregation and the marginalization of ethnic groups. It was a time of military coups and political assassinations. Many outsiders were outraged over the injustices being committed and groups were formed in the United States. This personal collection of Ms. Santana's T-shirts represents one way that people voiced their opinions about the current events.

  • General

    This collection forms part of the African Activist Archive collections.