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Preliminary Guide to the Central American Solidarity Committee records, 1980 - 1985

Abstract

The Central American Solidarity Committee (CASC) was a student organization chartered at Duke University around 1980. CASC was organized in opposition to U.S. policies and activities regarding Central America, especially military aid to Nicaragua, during the early 1980s. The majority of the records are made up of clippings and event flyers and posters, but the records also include correspondence, publications, petitions, bumper stickers, and other materials produced or collected by the Central American Solidarity Committee. The collection also features materials published and distributed by similar groups, such as the Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, the Durham Action Committee on Central America, and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Southeast Region.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Central American Solidarity Committee records 1980 - 1985
Creator
Duke University. Central American Solidarity Committee.
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, , 500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The majority of the records are made up of clippings and event flyers and posters, but it also includes correspondence, publications, petitions, bumper stickers, and other materials produced or collected by the Central American Solidarity Committee. The collection also features materials published and distributed by similar groups, such as the Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, the Durham Action Committee on Central America, and the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Southeast Region.

Administrative Information

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Notebook, ca. 1981-1985
Box 1
Bumper stickers, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous [events, programs, petitions, flyers], 1981-1985
Box 1
Writings and publications, 1982-1984
Box 1
Events, 1981-1984
Box 1
Posters [and flyers], 1981-1985, undated
[2 folders]
Box 1
Clippings, 1985
[2 folders]

Archives staff may need to reformat newsprint or other brittle paper.

Box 1
Correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 2
Literature originals, 1985

Archives staff may need to reformat newsprint or other brittle paper.

Box 2
Contacts: other groups [rallies, programs of related organizations], 1982-1985
[2 folders]
Box 2
Resources, mass mailings, 1981-1984
Box 2
People to People, 1983-1984
Box 2
Posters [activity calendars, pamphlets, clippings], 1981-1985
[2 folders]
Box 2
Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, 1983-1984
Box 2
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Southeast Region, 1982-1984
Box 2
North Carolina Peace Network, 1983-1984
Box 2
Unfoldered material
Box 2

Historical Note

The Central American Solidarity Committee (CASC) was a student organization chartered at Duke University around 1980. CASC was organized in opposition to U.S. policies and activities regarding Central America, especially military aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador, during the early 1980s. The members of CASC organized rallies, demonstrations, educational programs and other events; circulated petitions and mailings; and published literature and articles to raise awareness of the political situation in Central America.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Central American Solidarity Committee Records, University Archives, Duke University.

Provenance

The Central American Solidarity Committee records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1991.

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

February 1991: Materials not generated by CASC or other North Carolina groups discarded.

July 2003: Refoldered, duplicates discarded. Original folder titles and arrangement preserved. Preservation photocopies made of some items. Some clippings files are still in need of preservation photocopying.

Encoded by Jill Katte, July 10, 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.