This 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.
Papers relating to the Exeter and District Anti-Apartheid Group
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The 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 c1966. 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.
Conditions Governing Access
Usual EUL arrangements apply.
Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 23 April 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004.
Other Finding Aids
Conditions Governing Use
Usual EUL restrictions apply.
Given to the Library by the Secretary of the Group, on condition that it was retained together with the Papers of Mervyn Bennun (EUL MS 112).