Series NMAP-2009/1 - Maniben Sita Collection

Identity area

Reference code

ZA COM NMAP-2009/1

Title

Maniben Sita Collection

Date(s)

  • 1957-1964 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

1 cm of textual material
1 file and 1 box

Context area

Name of creator

( 1926 - )

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Maniben Sita, Laudium, Pretoria

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Sita’s 1963 diary, with additional entries from 1962. Also includes leaflets: “The Group Areas Act & Mr. Nana Sita” (1964?), SA Indian Congress, London; and pamphlets: “I Accuse!” Speeches to court by Nelson Mandela, 1962-1963 trial (origin unknown); “South Africa’s Treason Trial” (1957), “Afrika!” Publications, Johannesburg.

Sita had concealed these documents in a cushion to avoid them being confiscate during raids by the security police at her family home. In 2008, Sita gifted the cushion to Mandela for his 90th birthday stating on an accompanying note that he will find the contents of the cushion interesting. When the gift was received, the cushioned was unstitched revealing the documents.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Permission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is required

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Nelson Mandela centre of Memory archive

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Note

NMAP-2009/1

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Description control area

Description identifier

NMAP-2009/1

Institution identifier

ZA NMCOM

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

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