Collection 114 - Records of the Archibishops of Cape Town Part II

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ZA MR-RT-114

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Records of the Archibishops of Cape Town Part II

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  • 1940 - 1982 (Accumulation)

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228 boxes. Whole of C85 is 4 files and correspondence related to the Rivonia Trial is a part of this ; Text-based documents

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This large collection of records of the Anglican Church contains, amongst other things, much about the Church’s confrontation with the State over the issue of apartheid, notably the effects of the Group Areas Act on black churches in white areas and the admission or all races to church schools. Other topics are conscientious objection and the refusal of young Anglicans, both lay and clerical, to serve in the South African Defence Force and the question of Namibia’s independence and the expulsion of Bishops Mize and Winter for promoting it. C85 Current legislation (1957 - 1978) includes: 1964 correspondence re death sentence and long imprisonment for those convicted in the Rivonia Trial.

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