Guide to the Materials on the divestment controversy and policy of the University of California, 1985-1986

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Guide to the Materials on the divestment controversy and policy of the University of California, 1985-1986

Collection number: CU-312

University Archives, The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • The Bancroft Library
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
  • Phone: (510) 642-2933
  • Fax: (510) 642-7589
  • Email: uarchive@library.berkeley.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/UARC/
Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Materials on the divestment controversy and policy of the University of California,
Date (inclusive): 1985-1986
Collection Number: CU-312
Extent: 1 box (1.25 linear ft.)
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Materials on the divestment controversy and policy of the University of California, CU-312, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

In January 1985 then Student Regent Fred Gaines introduced a resolution calling for investigation by the Treasurer of the Regents' investments in companies doing business in South Africa. The Treasurer's report was issued on June 1, 1985, but by that time the controversy surrounding the issue had sparked demonstrations on several of the campuses, beginning with Berkeley in April, and the formation of several student and faculty groups protesting these investments.
In addition to the social concerns against apartheid expressed by these groups, there were numerous other factors, especially legal ones, which came into play as this controversy continued. One of these concerned the legal obligation of the Regents' to protect their invested funds by not selling investments in such a way as to decrease the value of their holdings.
This collection, transferred from the Library of the Office of the President in April 1993, contains reports, statements, articles, etc., from the University administration as well as various groups constituted during this controversy. In addition there are materials on the legal aspects of the divestment issue as well as statements made by such bodies as the Fair Political Practices Commission on possible conflict of interest concerns among the Regents.
The collection is largely composed of photocopies of materials circulating either in the Office of the President or in the Secretary of the Regents office, but there is no statement as to which office actually assembled the collection. The collection was housed in a series of three-ring binders and has been transferred to folders for ease of handling; the folder titles reflect without change the divisions already established when the collection was received.

Container List

Box 1, folder 1

Chronology

folder 2

Regents' actions

folder 3

David P. Gardner statements

folder 4

Treasurer's report

folder 5

Committees on divestment

folder 6

University Advisory Committee for Investment Responsibility (UACIR)

folder 7-9

Regents

folder 10

Faculty

folder 11

Staff

folder 12

Students

folder 13

Chancellors

folder 14

Public

folder 15

Public officials

folder 16

Legislative action

folder 17

Press releases/media

folder 18

Articles on divestment

folder 19

Legal aspects

folder 20

Fair Political Practices Commission

folder 21

Actions by other colleges and universities

folder 22

Actions by U.S. companies

folder 23

Miscellaneous