Collection 198 - International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa- United States Committee

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International Defense and Aid Fund for Southern Africa- United States Committee


  • 1972-01-01 - 1990-12-31 (Accumulation)

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Yale University Library holds the archives covering the period 1956-1989 and includes some materials of IDAF and the ad-hoc committee preceding it.

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The US-IDAF was established in 1972. In addition to raising funds for legal defense of prisoners and aid for their dependents, it also disseminated information about conditions in Southern Africa and supported boycotts and other solidarity actions. It grew out of the International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF). US-IDAF executive director Kenneth N. Carstens was also instrumental in the establishment of the Canadian IDAF.

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