Minutes and Agendas of meetings and papers regarding the student sit-in at the University of Hull, Jan-Feb 1972, also known as the 'January 26 Movement'. Papers regarding the campaign against the Tory government's proposals for Student Unions and the link with the Miners Strike.
Student Sit In, the 'January 26 Movement'
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Anti-Apartheid Movement within the University, with support of Hull University Union, had been lobbying and campaigning for the divestment of Hull University's Reckitt and Colman shares. Reckitt and Colman was a local firm with extensive interests in South Africa and Rhodesia, and students involved in the sit in wished to 'sever [the University's] relationship with the foul South-African political system.'
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Donated by Cathy Honeybone, who took part in the sit-in, April 2008