The personal papers of Ruth First The collection is made up of background material, correspondence and reviews concerning "No Easy Walk to Freedom" edited by Ruth First. Printed copies of Nelson Mandela’s speech at the Rivonia Trial. Drafts of sections of the book, and a typescript of Mary Benson’s statement before the UN Special Committee on Apartheid in 1964, with handwritten alterations. Correspondence, mainly between Ruth First and Heinemann Publishers, as well as clippings of newspaper reviews. Material on political detention between 1963 and 1970, including a copy of the 1963 Detention Act, a radio script by Mary Benson entitled "Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial," and notes produced by Ruth First. Press releases and conference papers concerning the Symposium on the exploitation of Blacks in South Africa and Namibia, organized by the United Nations in 1978, with observances of the 60th birthday of Nelson Mandela. Transcripts of interviews with Robben Island political prisoners. Correspondence from friends and acquaintances, and materials from South African newspapers concerning the Rivonia Trial.
Newspaper articles from The Irish Times, The Guardian, New York Herald Tribune reporting on the Rivonia or sabotage trial of 1962-1964. Includes newspaper clippings on the raids, the death and burial of Albert Luthuli in 1967.
Correspondence sent to the Permanent mission of Ireland to the United Nations from the Secretary Department of External Affairs includes a publication " Apartheid and repressive measures in South Africa"
Newspaper articles on South Africa 1963 Hard bargaining between western powers and South African States: Arms embargo on South Africa. Liberation a burden for all Africa, More arms support arms embargo to South Africa, End trading with South Africa Nyerere, South Africa urged to heed U.N. and strive for racial harmony: Uthant attacks apartheid, S.A. on brink of disaster, Four escape S.A. police, Escape trio on way, Cell guards coshed in escape - police: SA. Exits watched, Expel S. Africa call to U.N.: Arms blockade suggested, Mystery fire at airport delays Goldreich's arrival in Dar, Escapers due in second freedom flight, Airline doubts over safety: EAA recalls rescue plane: flight To Mbeya, Goldreich and Wolpe fly out: Stops in Federal territory avoided, ANC fearful of another kidnap plot, Beware of the avalanche South Africa told. The Hodgsons in Tanganyika and fighting on, Goldreich and Wolpe "evil traitors, Scandinavians give Verwoed a chance: Find alternative to apartheid. Daily Newspaper in Tanzania on South Africa.
The personal papers of Dr. Sylvia Neame, including a statement delivered by Mary Benson to the Ad Hoc Working Group on Human Rights on Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment and Robben Island prison conditions. The collection also includes biographies of ANC leaders, published statements, articles and news clippings concerning Mandela
1964, Race war in S.A. imminent S Africa accuses UThant of partiality. Churches urged to act on South Africa. Widespread police raids follow Job bombing. ANC praises Mwalimu's stand on South Africa. Freedom leader asks for S.A. action including the release of Nelson Mandela, South African issue, South African police resume raids on Cape Town Homes increased prison repression on political prisoners. We regret to announce their deaths, Vuyisile Mini, Wilson Khayingo, Zinakile Mkaba ( Dulcie et decorum) Hanged in Pretoria.
The personal papers of Oliver Tambo. The collection includes: News clippings from South African and international newspapers concerning the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962, his court appearances, and calls for his release from prison (1962 -1988). Correspondence concerning the PAFMECSA conference held in Ethiopia addressed to all member governments, a letter from the ANC London office concerning the arrests of Mandela and Walter Sisulu, and a cable from the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs to Tambo re: Mandela’s arrest (1962). News clippings in the build up to and aftermath of Mandela’s release from prison (1990 - 1991). News clippings, programmes and itineraries concerning Mandela’s visits to the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Geneva, Botswana and other countries (1990 - 1991). Reports on campaigns for the release of political prisoners, including reports from Robben Island, and on Lord Nicholas Bethel's meeting with Mandela. Also includes a 1970 report by Mandela about prison conditions on Robben Island (1970 - 1989). Correspondence from Mandela, written from Pollsmoor Prison, to Oliver Tambo and a number of other individuals. Original letters to Tambo, as well as transcripts of letters written to Nthato Motlana, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Sheila Weinberg and Desmond Tutu, amongst others. Also included is a letter of thanks to Mrs. Bhalla of the Indian Council for the 1979 Jawaharlal Nehru Award and a letter of sympathy on the death of Seretse Khama (1978 - 1989). Media reports concerning Mandela, including cables. Includes reports by Radio RSA, internal media monitoring, an African National Congress (ANC) statement on Mandela’s health, and of a visit to Mandela by Robert Brown (1985 - 1990). Correspondence, reports and messages concerning international support for Mandela’s release from prison. Subjects covered include tributes on his 60th and 70th birthdays, and awards and honours conferred on Mandela, particularly through the work of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement (1984). Statements and correspondence concerning the assassination of Chris Hani (1993). Video recordings of various events before and after Mandela’s release from prison. These include the 1990 Free Mandela Concert at Wembley Stadium and Mandela’s 1990 visit to Lusaka (1988 - 1990). Correspondence, lists and statements by Oliver Tambo concerning awards and honours conferred on Mandela. These include honorary degrees, Freedom of the City awards, artistic attributes and facilities named after Mandela. The correspondence is primarily between Oliver Tambo and heads of / representatives of awarding countries and institutions. The awards include the Simon Bolivar Prize, the naming of a road in Mandela’s honour in Botswana, and awards conferred by the Sandinista National Liberation Front of Nicaragua, the Jamaican Human Rights Organisation, the University of Carabobo of Venezuela, and the Karl Marx University of the German Democratic Republic (1983 - 1990). Correspondence and statements concerning international calls for, and, Mandela’s release from prison. These include correspondence about a resolution passed by the African Symposium on African Orality in Nigeria, and a statement by the president of the Republic of Senegal after Mandela’s release. Other correspondents include Senator Michael J Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, OJ Masire of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), and the Communist Party of Sweden (1989 - 1990). Correspondence from Tambo to Mandela and to the Mandela family (1991 - 1992).
Speeches delivered in Mandela’s honour. Drafts of plays and books written about Nelson Mandela, the drafts include No Easy Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial and What is to be done’. Published and unpublished statements and speeches of Mandela, 1962 - 1991. Correspondence and memoranda relating to the Nelson Mandela National Reception Committee (1989 - 1990). Biographical
The personal papers of Govan Mbeki, including: Part one of the State’s concluding address at the Rivonia Trial. A memorandum concerning prison conditions on Robben Island. Nelson Mandela’s 1996 address to the British parliament. Supreme court: Govan Mbeki and Nelson Mandela Mandela visit to Tanzania 1990
Records of the African National Congress German Mission. The collection has An interview with Winnie Mandela by Africa Now concerning Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment, December 1982. Correspondence, memoranda, resolutions and working principles of the Release Mandela Campaign (RMC) (1980 - 1988). Letters to Mandela from children in Germany (1988). News clippings concerning Mandela (1985 -1990). Correspondence, memoranda and statements of the Mandela International Release Committee. Correspondence and programmes in relation to Mandela’s visits to Germany (1990 - 1993). Miscellaneous materials concerning international awards conferred on Mandela such as the Nehru Award, published speeches, statements and tributes (including 70th birthday tributes) and a statement by Oliver Tambo on the conferment of the Nehru Award on Mandela. - News clippings, including reports of CIA involvement in Mandela’s arrest in 1962. - Nelson Mandela concert in Hamburg - Nelson Mandela exhibition on the struggle - Speeches 1961- 1964
Collection includes documentation concerning the following: Helen Suzman's visits to Robben Island and Victor Verster prisons (1967, 1982, and 1985). Reports on prison conditions at Robben Island, submitted by Nelson Mandela and Neville Alexander (1967). Law text books to be sent to Nelson Mandela (1974). Robben Island geographical information, conditions and treatment of prisoners. Lord Nicholas Bethell's interactions with Nelson Mandela. Includes documents about the possible release of Nelson Mandela.
Incomplete set of records of the state vs. Nelson Mandela and nine others. The collection includes the indictment, opening address, statements, evidence, evaluation of evidence and exhibits including photographs. An important section of the collection relates to preparations of the defence. As well as Nelson Mandela, the accused include Dennis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni, Raymond Mhlaba, James Kantor and Elias Motsoaledi.
Natal Joint Crisis Committee: Reports and correspondence relating to the violence in Natal and to the meeting aimed at reducing the violence : Correspondents include E. Barayi, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, John Copelyn, Arch Bishop Denis Hurley, A. Gumede, Nelson Mandela and Willies Mchunu.
Collection of photographs covering Nelson Mandela's role in some of the major political events of the 1950s and early 1960s period. The collection has documents on Anti-pass law demonstrations and the Defiance Campaign. The collection also includes a series of photographs of the wedding of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, and various portraits of Nelson Mandela.
Collection of colour photographs of the African National Congress / Congress Alliance leaders, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Ahmed Kathrada, Moses Kotane, Yusuf Dadoo and Dan Tloome, gathered on the roof of Kathrada's flat at Kholvad House in Johannesburg during the 1950s.
Unedited video footage of speeches and interviews delivered by Nelson Mandela after his release from prison, as well as appearances at different events. The collection includes coverage and reports on: Mandela's isolation during the 1989 prisoner hunger strike, Celebrations of his release from prison, held at Soweto, Bisho, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The 48th National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC) Press briefings on various issues, such as the Inkathagate. Mandela's address to the nation on the assassination of Chris Hani, Freedom Charter rally at Kliptown, Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU) congresses, Boipatong massacre. Interviews conducted for a five-part documentary series on the history of the ANC Ulibambe lingashoni - Hold Up The Sun
Correspondence, minutes, regional and branch news, publications and reports of the Congress of Democrats Subjects covered include: Attempts to solicit support for a National Convention in opposition to the inauguration of South Africa as a Republic. Nelson Mandela’s participation in the PAFMECSA conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. Public meetings and demonstrations, protesting the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962. The inauguration of the Republic of South Africa. Biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela.
Collection of photographs of Nelson Mandela meeting Umkhonto we Sizwe cadres in African National Congress (ANC) camps, after his release from prison. Nelson and Winnie Mandela are featured in the photographs, and are wearing military uniforms.
Umkhonto we Sizwe Publication: Submit or fight: 30 years of Umkhonto we Sizwe/the history of the people's army/ Published by the political Education Section of the ANC, 29pp. Newsletters - Umkhonto we Sizwe 30 fighting years 16 December 1961- 16 December 1991/ Issued by the ANC department of information and publicity, Marshalltown. Umkhonto we Sizwe born of born of the people issued by ANC Lusaka- Statement of the NEC of the ANC delivered by President O R Tambo on heroes day, December 16 1986 on the 25th anniversary of MK. Dawn / Journal of Umkhonto we Sizwe Souvenir Issue/ 25th anniversary of MK 56pp. Photographs: released Robben Island political prisoners April 1991 including Ashley Forbes, Vincent Diba, Nikko Pedro, Anwa Dramat, Mabulala Nene, Meyiwa, Mxolisi Petane, Joseph Ngoma; Nelson Mandela in MK camps 
Items recorded and maintained by the prisoners, including internal correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports and discussion papers, orders for equipment as well as other miscellaneous material. Sports activities the organisation and maintenance of such activities in Robben Island. The education of prisoners by prisoners, including formal education (primary and secondary schooling) political education and the Mrabulo materials.
Documents and press cuttings relating to student struggles in the early 1980's. Focuses strongly on the Azanian Students Organisation. The news cuttings also report on the student struggles in the Bantustans. They also refer to the differences between AZASO and AZAPO and the cooperation between AZASO and COSAS. Newscuttings on the Mpondo revolt of 1960. A draft thesis and related research material exploring the power relations in Pondoland during the revolt. This collection gives a focused analysis of the changing face role of the chieftaincy & tribal authoritarianism in the former Transkei. The focus is on Flagstaff & Lusikisiki. Two unrelated items in the collection are i) Mass Democratic movement statement on Winnie Mandela and ANC 1949 Programme of action.
Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College Papers and publications, 1970-1980. Report on the 10th anniversary celebrations of the SOMAFCO from Monday 21 August 1989 to Friday 25 August 1989 in Mazimbu, Tanzania, Education for liberation/Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College 10 years 1979-1989 publication produced by the ANC department of education, Lusaka SOMAFCO official opening 21-23 August 1985/ publication produced by the ANC SOMAFCO Department of information and publicity includes release and visit of Nelson Mandela.
Press cuttings- 1960 State of emergency, Treason trail, Rivonia trial press cuttings re banning and house arrests: Hilda an Lionel Bernstein; Helen Joseph; Barbara Harmel; Michael Harmel; Rica Hodgson; Jack Hodgson; Ann Nicholson; Brian Bunting; Roley Arenstein; Cecil Williams Scrapbook containing miscellaneous news clippings mainly during the 1950's/ 60's period and relating primarily to detentions Toni Strassburg Papers, 1950-1960
Incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning Nelson Mandela. Includes: Letter from Archbishop Trevor Huddleston requesting that Archbishop Tutu serve as a patron of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee (1990). Response from Archbishop Tutu’s office to Saka Acquaye (Ghana) about the separation of President Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela’s (1994). Letter from A .Boraine about the possibility of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1985). Letter from the State President’s office concerning the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela (1993). Correspondence from Archbishop Tutu to the Minister of Justice requesting permission to visit Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisoners (1987), and a request to visit Nelson Mandela at the Constantia berg Clinic (1988). Letter from Archbishop Tutu to the State President, in appreciation of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1990). Invitation to a United Nations Human Rights Day in honour of Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk (1993).
Audio interview with Nelson Mandela, conducted by Padraig O'Malley on the 12th December 2001. The subjects covered include: Armed struggle and Operation Vula; Imprisonment on Robben Island and communications with the African National Congress (ANC) during the latter part of Mandela's imprisonment; Negotiations between the ANC and the Apartheid government. Mandela's work in his post-presidential years. Transcript available.
Prof. Stan Ridge, Papers UWC SRC affiliates, legal aid, student aid and funding 1988-1989, admissions Drama society Pharmacy society, History Society, Islamic Society, constitutions of other universities. Research requests 1990 special graduation for Nelson Mandela Correspondence campus coordinator 1984 Cheques requisition and authorisation forms March 1991 Campus bulletin 1979-1982 Mbeki reception committee Men's residence 1984-1986 Student teaching committee 1980-1982 Volleyball 1984-1985 Religious studies 1979 CUPC interview Detentions 1985-1986; Detainees information sheet UWC SRC election
Documents created by the General Recreational Committee that represented political prisoners on Robben Island. These include a handwritten transcript of a document by Nelson Mandela motivating that the African National Congress (ANC) and the government reach a negotiated political settlement.
-There is also a message from Mandela (during the period of his imprisonment) to Oliver Tambo.
Audio interviews used in the Vara Radio (Netherlands) programme "Portrait of Mandela," including an excerpt of Nelson Mandela's 1961 interview conducted by an ITN journalist, and a copy of the completed documentary. Interviewees include Winnie Mandela, Allan Boesak, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Lord Bethell, Brian Bunting, Albert Dhlomo, Ben Turok and C Stork.
Portuguese National Committee Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa Publications Proceedings of the World Conference Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa, Lisbon, 16-19 June 1977.
Portuguese National Committee Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa
Papers Petition signed by political prisoners addressed to the Officer Commanding Robben Island prison RE: Prison regulations, censorship of books and publications, censorship of letters and visits. Access to the library, warder prisoner relationships, contradictory instructions, on work days, Medical treatment, hot water, music, film shows summary punishment, threats, etc, Photocopy
Jenny Schreiner Collection of correspondence, discussion papers, maps, pamphlets etc. re: The United Women's organisations/ United Women's Congress and Federation of South African Women, left non-UDF organisations 1980's; UDF campaigns includes Release Mandela campaign, Woodstock Residents Association, Anti-conscription, union material 1980's. Assortment of exhibits from Yengeni trial including ANC, SACP material, Fingerprint tests done by police.
Lapinsky Shiela consists of papers and publications Document on and by the United Democratic Front (UDF) mainly from the Western Cape journals campaigns papers- Release Mandela Campaign administrative papers. Umsebenzi draft constitution of the ANC : Harare declaration: a paper on addictions drugs etc. T shirts.
Collection of documents and photographs, including a photocopy of a biographical profile of Nelson Mandela written by Wolfie Kodesh. Other subjects include: The meeting between Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo's in Stockholm, Sweden (1990). The full text of Nelson Mandela's response to the conditional offer of freedom made in parliament by the State President PW Botha. Statement issued by Ismail Ayob, on behalf of Nelson Mandela, on the protection of Nelson Mandela's name from being abused, Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70 campaign. The full text of Nelson Mandela's speech at the Grand Parade in Cape Town on the day of his release from prison in 1990
Trevor Manuel and Lynne Matthews papers and publications Documents relating to the liberation struggle in the Western Cape, focusing particularly on community organisations. Consists mainly of records of the Cape Areas Housing Action Committee (CAHAC) and its affiliate structures in Kensington/ Factreton; Valhalla Park; Bishop Lavis; Bonteheuwel; Hanover Park and other areas in the Western Cape. Includes minutes of meetings correspondence community newsletter, pamphlets and memoranda, policy statements, guiding principles of (CAHAC) etc.
Proof pages of President Mandela's autobiography " Long Walk to Freedom" as sent to Scott Mac Leads in October 1994 by Little Brown editor, Bill Phillips Donated by Scot Mac Leod , Time Life News Service
Mandela, Nelson Papers Copies of 1960 MK/ANC flyers, signed by Nelson Mandela in 1993. Letter from the Borough of Middlesbrough welcoming his release and indicating support for the strengthening of international sanctions against the apartheid government, and for a non racial democracy in South Africa,11 June 1990.
Indres Naidoo, Papers Materials re: Robben Island on loan from Indres Naidoo Makana football association, Robben Island constitution( handwritten document) 10 pp Football badges Certificate awarded to Indres Naidoo by Dinar Football Club, Robben Island in recognition of his contribution to the Welfare and sporting achievements of the club, signed by Curnick Ndlovu (secretary) and Steve Tshwete (chairman) 11 March 1973 Robben Island prison card of Indres Naidoo.
Publications, booklets and pamphlets. These include the following titles: General strike : a report of the three day strike in South Africa ( May29, 30.31 1961) organised by Nelson Mandela (Secretary, National Action Council of South Africa) Prisoners of Apartheid: a biographical list of political prisoners and banned persons in South Africa/ IDAF in cooperation with UN Centre Against Apartheid South African prisoners and the Red Cross Investigation: an examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners' testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the SA government 18 June 1964, the SA government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island.
E.D. Jacobs papers and publications The collection has ANC news briefings, African Communist, Sechaba and various other publications relating to the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Documents correspondence, pamphlets press statement, newsletters of the ANC and liberated organisations. Magazine, newspapers and newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, containing miscellaneous newspaper clippings. Signed letter from Nelson Mandela to the British public 16.04.90 thanking them for their support.
Old material on banned people including Nelson Mandela A list of banished people (n.d.) A pamphlet on the banned and banished entitled " The Civil Dead" that makes reference to the banning of Mrs. Winnie Mandela and charges brought against her contravening her banning order. The box contains many lists and details of early political trials useful for any project on documenting victims of Apartheid.
Correspondence, reports, campaign documents, press statements and speeches on Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela. Calls made by the Irish government for Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The unveiling of a Mandela sculpture in Merrion Square, Dublin, and the conferment of the Freedom of the City of Dublin to Mandela. 70th birthday tributes. Preparations for Nelson Mandela's release from prison in 1990 and the organising of a celebration rally in Ireland. Nelson Mandela’s visit to Dublin in 1991. Correspondents includes Dr. Kader Asmal and Louise Asmal, ES Reddy, Ismail Ayob, Ruth Mompati, Sipho Pityana, Frank Aiken (Ireland Minister of External Affairs), Senator George O’Brien, Barry Desmond ,Honorary Secretary, Anti-apartheid Movement) and President Alhaji Shehu Shagari of Nigeria.
Correspondence, pamphlets and messages of support concerning the Nelson Mandela 70th birthday campaign, most of which were produced by the Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM). The collection includes pamphlets publicising the Mandela Freedom Ride, as well as messages sent to the African National Congress (ANC) on the occasion of Mandela's 70th birthday from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey and the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Turkey. There is also correspondence concerning the organising of a tree planting ceremony by the Dumbarton District Council to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
Nelson Mandela 70th birthday: pamphlets, correspondence, messages of support (International Anti- Apartheid Movement). Booklet: Your Bantu servant and you/ Johannesburg: Non- European Affairs Department 1962. Press clip re: forced removal. Photocopy of drawing re: June 16
File: Press cuttings, mainly book reviews, Struggle is my life book, including: 1990-1991. Information bulletin of Anti- Apartheid bewegung in Osterreich. Ngugi wa Thiongo paying tribute to Mandela 1990 Newsletter of the University of Natal Library. Book reviews. Correspondence including Christopher Merrett. Loose items including: Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Ireland salutes Nelson Mandela. Booklet on his release from prison, with a message from Mandela, short biography, progammme of Mandela's visit to Ireland, the Irish Anti- Apartheid movement and a history of the ANC.
Correspondence, drafts articles, press statements, handwritten notes, cables campaign material and other documentation concerning the Rivonia Trial. These include correspondence concerning the sentencing, reports on decision by the Trialists to appeal against their sentences, typescripts of draft articles on the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists some of which are written by E.S. ( Solly) Sachs, articles on the Rivonia Trial, biographical profiles of Nelson Mandela issued by the Anti- Apartheid Movement, statement issued by Canon John Collins, Toll Kellock and others by the Africa bureau, a typescript of Nelson Mandela statement from the dock, " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations, a Christian Action article entitled " Mandela a message from prison" notes for adverts and letters concerning the Rivonia Trial, a pamphlet entitled " The message of Rivonia" and statements of accounts and annexure of monies received in relation to the Rivonia Trial. Correspondents include Freda Nuell, J Hadebe,, Canon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe, Raymond Kunene and Rica Hodgson.
ANC correspondence and statements, including a letter from Canon John Collins by Oliver Tambo January 1967), acknowledging the important work of the International Defence Aid Fund for engaging in many ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the campaign for the release of imprisoned politicians in South Africa. There is additional correspondence concerning political prisoners and the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, as well as a transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release in which he talks about Nelson Mandela and conditions on Robben Island. There is also a statement issued by the ANC Youth and Students section ( London), entitled " Black dwarfs white trash in response to a slanderous article that received wide publicity in white press. The response makes reference to Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Correspondents include Dennis Brutus, Jenny Rice and Oliver Tambo.
Collection of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from Ahmed Kathrada's imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). Few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to Nelson Mandela from the prison years include letters to prison officials or Government signed by a number of prisoners protesting on bad condition. Requests to prison officials to spend time with Mandela once transferred from Pollsmoor. Lists of purchases requested by prisoners, signed copy of the Rivonia trial record. References to Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family, document re Marxism and the ANC introduction by Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family; documents re Marxism. Records related to Nelson Mandela after their release includes the ANC (especially from conferences, NEC and NWC meetings from 1990's) records on honours and awards received by Mandela including the Nobel peace prize in 1993); records from Kathrada's role as Parliamentary counsellor in the office of the President (especially Mandela' state visit to India in1995) invitations for various events to Mandela or those held for him; newspaper clippings and publications on Mandela
Correspondents concerning the law degree at the University of London Summarizes statement minted from Nelson Mandela at Robben Island prison, 11 December 1978 about problems of him not receiving correspondence. Numerous specific cases and incidents are mentioned, including: a telegram from Zinzdi Mandela, Winnie suing of Dr Matlare, Helen Joseph, Xoliswa Matanzima, Helen Suzman. Typescript of a letter from Nelson Mandela to Frank Bernadt an Joffe 21 January 1977 Typescript of a memorandum by Mandela, 17 November 1977 re: the removal of papers concerning relationship with attorneys from him. An application by Mandela to handover privileged documents to his wife or daughter, 1980 Nelson Mandela vs. Minister of prisons, 1980 Typescript of letters sent to Frank Bernadt and Joffe by Mandela, 1980 Affidavits of Mandela, Stanley Kawalsky, Legal opinions Summaries of legal interviews with Mandela. The matter between Nelson Mandela and Mr. Prinsloo and Mr. Ramolahloane affidavits. Invoices and other financial statements re: legal representation Typescript of a letter by Mandela to Messrs Sedate, Pillay and Co. re his intention to institute legal proceedings against Department of Prisons and for an interdict restraining the prison authorities from abusing their authority. Includes references to improper interference with social relations, censorship of incoming correspondence, disappearance of letters in transit, visits, language qualifications of the censors, correspondence with political supporters, money received for prisoners, political discussions at the sittings of the prison board. Similar letter from Kathrada to same lawyers, Dec 1976 Reference to 1977 media visit. Report on Robben Island prison conditions, including food medical care , studies recreation work single cell section, hot water system, alarm system, letters and correspondence. Key correspondents are Ismail Ayob, Frank Bernadt and Joffe.
A collection consisting primarily of 35mm colour transparencies, covering: International and South African campaigns for the release of Nelson Mandela. Celebrations of Mandela's release from prison. Photographs taken immediately after Mandela's release from prison. Mandela's re-union with Oliver Tambo during his visit to Sweden (1991). Mandela's family home in Qunu. Photographs with Winnie Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Adelaide Tambo, Archbishop Trevor Huddleston and Douglas Hurd. Performers (Johnny Clegg, David Serame, The Manhattans, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela) at the Free Mandela / 70th birthday celebration concert, held at Wembley Stadium (1988). Mandela at the Wembley concert that celebrated his release from prison (1990). Portraits of Mandela. Photographers include Paul Weinberg, Gordon Metz, Order Elias on and Anna Zieminski.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, media strategies, pamphlets, newsletters, statements and news-clippings concerning: Nelson Mandela’s 60th birthday, The Nelson Mandela International Reception committee convened by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Political imprisonment in South Africa, Helen Suzman’s visit to Mandela (1983) Legal action by Mandela against the Minister of Prisons (1981) Legal work undertaken on behalf of the Mandela family. The Rivonia Trial. Honours conferred on Nelson Mandela. Correspondents include Ismail Ayob, Helen Suzman, and the law firm Frank, Bernadt and Joffe.
Correspondence, statements and financial documents concerning the Rivonia Trial. There is correspondence between Bram Fischer and Canon Collins about the guilty verdict, as well as Bram Fischer's responses to a message of sympathy from Cannon Collins on the death of Molly Fischer. Also included in this file is a list of Robben Island Prisoners as at 11 October 1989 with prison numbers.
Correspondence and other documentation concerning security prisoners held at Pollsmoor Prison (Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Walter Sisulu and Patrick Maqhubela), legal fees and disbursements for work done on behalf of the Mandela family by Krish Naidoo and Associates, and by Ismail Ayob and Partners, and the text of an IDAF publication on Mandela. There is also a copy of a letter from Nelson Mandela to Zamila Ayob, 30 June 1987.
Documentation concerning Winnie Mandela. These include charges against her for the contravention of her banning order (1985), as well as legal correspondence and financial documentation about Mandela family disbursements. Correspondence include Ismail Ayob and Associates.
Correspondence concerning the trial of Winnie Mandela ( 1991), and more specifically, the financial claims made by Ismail Ayob and Associates. Correspondence include Horst Kleinschmidt, Thabo Mbeki, Ismail Ayob and others.1990 - 1991.
Press cuttings, mainly book reviews concerning " The Struggle is my life" Other items include the information bulletin of the Anti- Apartheid Bewegung on Osterreich, a tribute by Ngugi wa Thiongo to Mandela ( 1990), and a newsletter of the library of the University of Natal. There is also a booklet entitled "Tribute to Nelson Mandela: Ireland Salutes Mandela" produced on Mandela's release from prison.
UNO Correspondence by Krish Naidoo and Associates (1989) re: Legal fees and disbursements due for work done on behalf of Mandela family. Instructions from Victor Verster prison by Nelson Mandela 5/2/1989 concerning matters relating to the Mandela Crisis Committee: completion of affidavits, church's findings about his family, possibility of criminal activities involving his family, profiles on each youth, prevention of further publicly. Ismail Ayob and partners: Correspondence re: disbursements- Mandela family ,1989 Text for an IDAF publication on Mandela, 1986 Correspondence between Ayob and the prisons department re: security prisoners held at Pollsmoor prison (Mandela, Mlangeni, Kathrada, Mhlaba, Sisulu and Patrick Makhubela) - 1984 Correspondence by Ismail Ayob, re: Kathrada's quota of visits. Correspondence by Ayob, re; financial assistance for Maki Mandela (1986). Maki's divorce (1986) correspondence of court records Nelson Mandela medical reports (1985). Nelson Mandela vs. the minister of prisons (appeal) 1983- correspondence Frank, Bernadt and Joffe, Invoices, Heads of Argument
Drafts, Undated Memos, Treason Trial Defence Fund correspondence Brief biographies of some of the accused Court Judgment during the Treason Trial 1961 Rivonia Trial brief Rivonia Trial extracts of records Treason Trial case File: Treason trial (1957-1961) mainly correspondence that includes Letter of gratitude on behalf of the Trialists to the Treason Trial Defence Fund for support received signed by AMK [Kathrada] Correspondents include I.A. Maisels, Canon Collins, Neville D. Vandyk, Rev. A.G. Sidebotham, Mrs. J.F. Burstall, M. Turok, Freda Levson, Freda Nuell, Bram Fischer, (includes original letters) Ros Ainsley, Jack Barnett, Harvey Mitchell, K. Hardie, Edward Joseph. Most material deals with Treason Trial costs Items up for auction in aid of the Treason Trial Fund. Correspondence with names of those against whom charges have been withdrawn. File Treason Trial Defence Fund accounts for the year ended 31 March 1961 and balance sheet as at that date Bound Volume Preparatory examination in the matter of Regina versus 153 individuals on an allegation of high treason. Outline of crown case/ 18 000 word indictment? File Judgment as read out to court by the presiding judge Mr. Justice FLH Rumpff on Wednesday 29 March 1961. Brief Biographies of some of the accused File Treason Trial 1956-1961 drafts and undated memos includes: Full list of accused, Article entitled " Impressions of Johannesburg by a foreigner" Memoranda concerning the Treason trial Defence Fund, some of which were issued by Christian Action, List of sponsors of the South African Defence Fund, Statement by Canon Collins on the ending of the Treason Trial, Statement by Bishop Reeves on ending the Treason Trial, Typescript on Treason trial arrests, Christian Action special appeals after arrests.
Mandela, Files Ismail Ayob and partners, disbursement re: Mandela family (1990). Charges against Winnie Mandela for kidnapping (counts 1-4); and assaults with intent to do grievous bodily harm (counts5-8) as well as witnesses (includes Paul Verryn, Martin Cornell). Ayob Invoices
Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee File on Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee, 1990 including Hollingsworth, Malcolm Frazer, Jim Cason (American Committee meetings (1990) Statement of receipts and expenditure Media strategies International appeals for the intensification of the campaign for Mandela's release ( January 1990) Declaration on the release of Mandela IRC News including calls for release of Mandela after the release of other leaders Advertising for a mass rally with Nelson Mandela in Stockholm, Sweden 1990
Statement issued by ANC Youth and students Section (London) entitled "Black dwarf talks white trash" referring to a slanderous article issued by " Black Dwarf" in November 1969 on the ANC that received wide publicity in the white press. This article makes reference to Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release. He was imprisoned in the segregation cells with Nelson Mandela. Talks about conditions on the Island. Unnamed Correspondence re: political prisoners and the World Campaign for the release of South African Political prisoners 1968. Correspondence include Dennis Brutus, Jenny Rice. Oliver Tambo Letter to Canon Collins by Oliver Tambo, January 1967, acknowledging the important work of the International Defence and Aid Fund for engaging in many worthy ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the Campaign for the release of the imprisoned politicians in South Africa.
Correspondence and other documents concerning the Mandela family. Subjects covered include charges brought against Zindzi Mandela travelling to and from Swaziland with forged travel documents (1982), the raid on the Mandela home (1982), monies advanced to Zindzi Mandela, an application for the restraining order by Zindzi Mandela against Patrick Moshidi (1984), and affidavits by Winnie Mandela, Azhar Cachalia and Ntozakhe Sishuba in this regard, the police questioning of William Dibetle (1985).
Mandela, Civil Action etc. Copy of a letter by Helen Joseph to Ismail Ayob (8 July 1983) re: permission she received to visit Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor and a contact visit she had with him on 1 July 1983. In a letter she had with him on 1 July 1983. In the letter she reports on prison conditions Judgment in the case brought by Nelson Mandela against the Minister of Prisons. Heard 18 September 1981, delivered 1 December 1982 re: Documents removed from Mandela's possession and privileges in client-attorney relationships. The case between Winnie Mandela and the ministers of law and order 1986, including affidavits
Copies of correspondence between Helen Suzman and Ismail Ayob (1983) re: her visit to Nelson Mandela at Pollsmoor prison and her reports on prison conditions, as well as a copy of the judgment in the case brought by Nelson Mandela against the minister of prisons (1982) concerning documents removed from Mandela's possession, and privileges in client -attorney relationships.
Audio recording of an African National Congress (ANC) rally held at the Cape Town Civic Centre on the 13th of September 1993. The speakers included Nelson Mandela, Allan Boesak, Salie Manie and Melanie Verwoerd.