David Lyons and Matthew Lyons Cornell Divestment Movement Collection,1976-1987

Collection Number: 18-2-2541

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
David Lyons and Matthew Lyons Cornell divestment movement collection, 1976-1987.
Collection Number:
18-2-2541
Creator:
David Lyons, 1935-
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, legal documents, memos, articles, leaflets, posters, and other publications.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Reports; legal documents; memos; and articles, leaflets, posters, and other publications, all relating to the movement for Cornell divestment in South Africa.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Matthew Lyons (Cornell University Class of 1986) helped to organize and participated in the first divestment sit-ins at Cornell's Day Hall in April-May 1985, as well as the May 8, 1985 action, "Take It To the Straight." In the fall of 1985, he helped to coordinate the divestment movement's daily sit-ins and civil disobedience at Day Hall. David Lyons, Matthew's father, is professor of law and philosophy at Cornell University. He was part of the first group of Cornell faculty and staff to be arrested in the divestment sit-ins in April 1985. He helped to draft the principal Faculty and Staff Against Apartheid (FSAA) documents including "Why Cornell Should Divest" and the FSAA's reply to the Proxy Review Committee Report on divestment. He represented Shantytown residents within the Cornell judicial system with regard to their complaints against the central administration.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Reports; legal documents; memos; and articles, leaflets, posters, and other publications, all relating to the movement for Cornell divestment in South Africa.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lyons, David, 1935-
Lyons, Matthew Nemiroff.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University--Faculty.

Subjects:
Student movements.
Students--Political activity.
Disinvestment.

Places:
United States--Foreign relations--South Africa.
South Africa--Economic conditions--1961-1991.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
David Lyons and Matthew Lyons Cornell divestment movement collection, #18-2-2541. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
CIA protests
Spring 1985
Box 1 Folder 2
SADC (South Africa Divestment Coalition) report
1983, 1985
Box 1 Folder 3
Trustee and Johnson Wax investment policies
1976-1985
Box 1 Folder 4
Trustee conflicts of interest re: investment policy
Box 1 Folder 5
Articles on divestment and divestiture - non-Cornell sources
Box 1 Folder 6
Articles on South Africa - non-Cornell sources
Box 1 Folder 7
Harvard alumni divestment work
Box 1 Folder 8
Cornell divestment leaflets, memos, etc.
Apr.-June 1985
Box 1 Folder 9
Spring 1985 cases - City Court
1985
Box 1 Folder 10
Spring 1985 cases - Cornell judicial system
1985
Box 1 Folder 11
Faculty and Staff Against Apartheid (FSAA)
Spring 1985
Box 1 Folder 12
Shantytown civil litigation
Spring 1985
Box 1 Folder 13
Cornell Review (anti-divestment)
May 1985
Box 1 Folder 14
Divestment Convocation
June 1985
Box 1 Folder 15
Ithaca Journal reporting protest
June 1985
Box 1 Folder 16
Divestment legal analysis
Summer 1985
Box 1 Folder 17
Eduation Against Oppression
Box 1 Folder 18
Cornell divestment leaflets, memos
Summer, Fall 1985
Box 1 Folder 19
FSAA
Summer, Fall 1985
Box 1 Folder 20
Faculty referendum on divestment
May-Sept. 1985
Box 1 Folder 21
New York Supreme Court cases
Fall 1985
Box 1 Folder 22
Fall 1985 cases - Cornell judicial system
1985
Box 1 Folder 23
Proxy Review Committee report and discussion/replies
Fall 1985-Jan. 1986
Box 1 Folder 24
Non-divestment activism related to divestment movement
1985-1986
Box 1 Folder 25
Spring 1986 cases - Cornell judicial system
1986
Box 1 Folder 26
FSAA
Spring 1986
Box 1 Folder 27
Cornell Divestment and Anti-Racism Coalition leaflets, memos
1986
Box 1 Folder 28
Cornell Judicial System Cases
Fall 1986
Box 1 Folder 29
Arts Faculty Resolution 10/86 / FSAA
Fall 1986
Box 1 Folder 30
Spring 1987 cases - Cornell judicial system
1987
Box 1 Folder 31
Humor
Box 1 Folder 32
Leftist student publications
1985-1987
Box 1 Folder 33
FSAA
1987
Box 1 Folder 34
UAW and faculty/student support
1985-1987
Box 1 Folder 35
Free speech and Cornell photo policy
1977-1985
Box 1 Folder 36
Proposed Campus Code changes (RAMPO)
June-late 1985
Box 1 Folder 37
New Campus Code, etc. instituted
Box 1 Folder 38
Free Speech Commission
1986-1987
Box 1 Folder 39
Shantytown documents
Box 1 Folder 40
Drafts of shantytown complaints
May 1985
Box 1 Folder 41
Original shantytown complaints vs. Cornell
May-June 1985
Box 1 Folder 42
Prior cases relevant to shantytown hearings (Cornell judicial system)
Box 1 Folder 43
Amended shantytown complaints
June 1985
Box 1 Folder 44
Exchange of memos re: shantytown complaints
Summer 1985
Box 1 Folder 45
Shantytown appeal to Cornell Hearing Board
Box 1 Folder 46
Shantytown appeal to Cornell Review Board
Box 1 Folder 47
Divestment poster
Spring 1985