The South Africa Policy Implementation Committee was authorized by resolution of the Board of Trustees in 1986 to implement the policies recommended by the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock, formed in 1985. Collection contains records relating to the operations and activities of the South Africa Policy Implementation Committee and includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, printed material, and clippings concerning apartheid and Duke University's decision to divest.
Contains material pertaining to the activities of the South Africa Policy Implementation Committee. The collection contains rosters, minutes, and reports of the Committee as well as correspondence and memoranda concerning Duke's policy toward and financial relationships with corporations with operations in South Africa during apartheid. Correspondence between University President H. Keith H. Brodie and representatives of corporations such as International Business Machines, Mcgraw-Hill, Inc., Texaco, Inc., American Express Company, R.J. Reynolds/Nabisco, Inc., and Cocoa-Cola Company documents corporate reaction to Duke's decision to divest. Memoranda, minutes, reports, and rosters of the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock are also present.
Throughout the collection are clippings and other printed material addressing social, political, and economic conditions in South Africa, policies adopted by other universities and colleges toward South Africa, and reports and studies relating to the feasibility, appropriateness, and potential consequences of divestment.