Cornell Divestment Movement Collection,1983-1987

Collection Number: 47-5-3515

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Cornell divestment movement collection, 1983-1987
Collection Number:
3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Legal Documents, Publications, Reports
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Reports, legal documents, memos, articles, leaflets, posters, publications, and other items, all relating to the movement for Cornell divestment in South Africa.
Collection material in English


Barbara Ebert participated in the first divestment sit-ins at Cornell's Day Hall in April-May, 1985.
Joel S. Fetzer was born on November 13, 1965, in Jacksonville, Florida. After his father, a Naval intelligence officer, was transferred to the Pentagon in Washington DC in 1970, Fetzer spent most of his childhood in the nearby suburb of Woodbridge, Virginia. He studied abroad at the Universities of Paris (France) and Manheim (Germany), then graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and English in 1988. By 1996, he had received a Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University. While at Yale, he was awarded the Ebert Dissertation Fellowship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Bonn, Germany, and the Peace Scholar Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace.


Much of the material was collected by Barbara Ebert. Reports, legal documents, memos, articles, leaflets, posters, publications, and other items, all relating to the movement for Cornell divestment in South Africa. Material not collected by Ebert includes slides of divestment and anti Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars) protests on campus taken by Joel Fetzer '88..

Ebert, Barbara.
Fetzer, Joel.
Cornell University--Students.

Space weapons.
Strategic Defense Initiative.
Student movements.
Students--Political activity.

United States--Foreign policy--South Africa.
South Africa--Economic conditions--1961-


Cite As:
Cornell divestment movement collection, #47-5-3515. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.


Box 1 Folder 1
CCD Banking
Box 1 Folder 2
CCD Funding Applications
Box 1 Folder 3
CCD Key Lists
Box 1 Folder 4
CCD Official Registration(s)
Box 1 Folder 5
Contact Lists
Box 1 Folder 6
Administration Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 7
CCD Legal Matters
Box 1 Folder 8
Relihan Sit-In
Oct. 30, 1986
Box 1 Folder 9
Trespass Counts
Oct. 8, 1986
Box 1 Folder 10
Fingerprinting Documentation
Box 1 Folder 11
Contempt of Court
Oct. 8, 1986
Box 1 Folder 12
Court Papers
June 27, 1985
Box 1 Folder 13
Change of Attorney Papers
Box 1 Folder 14
Getnick, Neil V., Conflict of Interest Report
May 1978
Box 1 Folder 15
South African Investment Report
Dec. 6, 1978
Box 1 Folder 16
Investments Report to Board of Trustees
May 28, 1983
Box 1 Folder 17
Update of 1983 Report on Cornell Investments in S. Africa
Box 1 Folder 18
Southern Africa Activist Memorandum
Feb. 10, 1987
Box 1 Folder 19
Signed Petition
Apr. 4, 1986
Box 1 Folder 20
The Crisis in Minority Faculty at Cornell, Draft
Box 1 Folder 21
Anti-Racism Coalition
Box 1 Folder 22
Divestment Legal Defense Fund Banking
Box 1 Folder 23
Anti-Racism Coalition
Box 1 Folder 24
Cornell Radical Union
Box 1 Folder 25
Noam Chomsky Talk Summary
Feb. 1987
Box 1 Folder 26
Free Speech Commission
Box 1 Folder 27
Chomsky Articles
Box 1 Folder 28
Education Against Oppression Presentation: China in Transition
Mar. 5, 1987
Box 1 Folder 29
CCD Photographs
Box 1 Folder 30
Violence of Racism and Militarism Info Sheets
Box 1 Folder 31
S.B. Fuller's Correspondence with Babara Ebert
Box 1 Folder 32
Petition Forms
Box 1 Folder 33
Copies of South Africa: Apartheid, Divestment, and Cornell
Box 1 Folder 34
Printouts of CCD's Computer Bulletin
Box 1 Folder 35
Faculty Letter to COrnell Vice President
Box 1 Folder 36
Faculty Network Against Apartheid
May 20, 1985
Box 1 Folder 37
Peace and Justice Course Catalog
Fall 1986
Box 1 Folder 38
Cornell University Commencement Brochure
May 31, 1987
Box 1 Folder 39
Unions and Activities Memorandums
Aug.-Sep. 1985
Box 1 Folder 40
Press Releases
June 1985-Mar. 1986
Box 1 Folder 41
City of London Anti-Apartheid Group Info
Box 1 Folder 42
'Divest Now' Mortarboard Covers
Box 1 Folder 43
Divestment Convocation Flyers and Brochures
Box 1 Folder 44
Herbster Negotiations
Box 1 Folder 45
Box 1 Folder 46
South African Freedom Charter
Box 1 Folder 47-51
Activist Info Sheets and Flyers
Box 2 Folder 1
Centre Against Apartheid Notes and Documents
Box 2 Folder 2
Issues of Uprising!
Box 2 Folder 3
Issues of Sechaba
Box 2 Folder 4
Box 2 Folder 5
Box 2 Folder 6
Issues of Outrage
Box 2 Folder 7
Issues of Spark
Box 2 Folder 8
Box 2 Folder 9
Composition Journal, various authors
Box 2 Folder 10
National Student Conference on S. Africa Info
Box 2 Folder 11
Copy of Compendium of NY Law
Box 2 Folder 12-14
Action Alerts, Articles, Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 15-19
Coalition Newspaper Clippings
Box 2 Folder 20-23
Newspaper Clippings
Box 3
Protest Artifacts
Box 4
Photos, Camera Film, Memorabilia
Box 4
Slides of divestment and anti Star Wars protests
Spring 1985
Images from the campus store, arts quad, and Day Hall. Slides taken by Joel S. Fetzer '88
Box 5
Demonstration Banners
Folder MSS Box #41
Additional items
Mapcase Folder 1
Oversize items