RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 216
Date1960s-early 1990s
LevelCollection
Extent8 boxes, oversize items
TitlePapers relating to the Exeter and District Anti-Apartheid Group
DescriptionThis collection contains a variety of print and archival materials relating to administration of the Group. Included are archive materials (correspondence, promotional literature, DOMPAS newsletters, lists of members, financial records, press releases, newscutting scrapbooks), artefacts (badges, flags, banners, collecting boxes etc.), pamphlets, leaflets, newspapers and periodicals.
Box 1: Arms Embargo, Namibia - mostly political pamphlets.
Box 2: General elections
Box 3: Pamphlets
Box 4: Sharpeville and War Registers
Box 5: Sports Boycott and 1 box of artefacts
Box 6: Litigation and Legislation
Box 7: Memorabilia; artefacts. (original box 9)
Oversize campaign material
Admin HistoryThe Exeter and District Anti-Apartheid Group was one of the longest established and most active groups in the UK anti-apartheid movement, and was established as the Exeter and District Anti-Apartheid Committee in c 1966. The Group was non-political and was affiliated to the national London-based Anti-Apartheid Movement which traced its origins following the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa in 1984. Although primarily concerned with South Africa, the Group also addressed problems associated with racism and human rights elsewhere in the world.

Mervyn Bennun, lecturer in law at the University of Exeter, was active in the group (Chairman and Secretary) and encouraged the deposit of its archive at the University Library.
LanguageEnglish
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialSee also the papers of Mervyn Bennun, held at Special Collections (EUL MS 112). He was Secretary of the Group for many years, so some material relating to the activities of the Group are included in this collection.
EUL MS 112/Box add including correspondence and minutes. In the same box there are also some Anti-Apartheid Movement meetings minutes.

The Archive of Anti-Apartheid Movement is held at the University of Oxford (Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies). Glasgow Caledonian University Archives holds the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Scotland Archive, as well as the George H. Johannes Collection (ANC political activist).
Access ConditionsAccess to some items in the collection may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998. DP from required.
Finding_AidsDetailed box list on online catalogue
Creator_NameExeter and District Anti-Apartheid Group (c 1966-1990s)
Mgt_GroupPolitical papers
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/246Exeter and District Anti-Apartheid Group; c 1966-c 1966-
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