President Nelson Mandela Photographs List of photographs donated by individuals to Nelson Mandela while he was the president of the ANC . Photos, albums and some loose photographs. The photographs consist of photos of unidentified individuals, some have been taken with Nelson Mandela in the picture, while some are pictures have Nelson Mandela with famous people and some were with ordinary people. The occasions vary from rallies, weddings and just photo opportunities with Madiba.
Records of the African National Congress mission in Zimbabwe The records include correspondence and photographs on: The Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70 campaign; The conferment of the Freedom of the City of Kabwe on Mandela; Nelson Mandela's visit to Zimbabwe; Correspondence from President Mugabe, after Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Free Mandela campaign (photographs) Mandela N.R - Interview
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
Records of the African National Congress Washington Mission. The records include: Campaign materials, leaflets and news clippings produced by the United States-based Lawyers Campaign to Free Nelson Mandela (1986 - 1989). Correspondence concerning the Nelson Mandela Scholarship initiative at Brockport State University. The list of correspondents include Lindiwe Mabuza and Vernon Molefe (1989). Various international tributes to Mandela after his release from prison in 1990. Media requests from various United States media organisations to interview Mandela during his visit to the United States (1990). Correspondence and memoranda between Mandela and FW De Klerk. Subjects covered include violence, negotiations, the security forces, Koevoet and Battalion 32, the Goldstone Commission of Enquiry, regional government and the influence of Marxism/Leninism within the ANC (1992). Correspondence between Mandela and Jimmy Carter, Stevie Wonder and Bill Cosby (1990). Correspondence concerning Mandela from different regions of the United States, most were written during his tenure as president of the ANC (1988 - 1993). Statements, speeches and articles delivered by Mandela, including the Heinz Foundation lecture delivered at the University of Pittsburgh, statements delivered to the United Nations, an address to the US Congress in June 1990, and the announcement of his separation from Winnie Mandela (1990 - 1993). Correspondence between Mandela and De Klerk concerning the South African situation (1992). Correspondence, programmes, notes, briefing documents, financial reports, itineraries and speeches concerning Mandela’s 1990 and 1993 tours to the United States, in which the Mandela Reception Committee played a central role. The tours included visits to Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Oakland, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia (1990 - 1993). Photographs of Nelson Mandela together with Jesse Jackson (1990). The lyrics of songs composed in honour of Mandela, during his 1990 United States visit. News clippings, correspondence and entries for a Nelson Mandela Essay Contest in New Haven (1990). Biographical material. Miscellaneous correspondence and news clippings. Mandela to Stevie Wonder and Bill Cosby Office of the president Mandela Tours:- Atlanta, Boston , Los Angele, Miami Oakland, Chicago Trip projects; Mandela welcoming committee; Mandela freedom fund Luthuli: Mandela lecture series
African National Congress (ANC) Washington Mission
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
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
Records of the African National Congress Norway mission. The records include correspondence, news clippings, statements and photographs concerning: The Nelson Mandela 70th birthday concert; Congratulatory messages on Mandela’s release from prison; Nelson Mandela’s visits to Norway, and the work of the Mandela Reception Committee (1990 - 1992). The Nelson Mandela Memorial Coin (1991). The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Nelson Mandela (1993). Speeches delivered by Nelson Mandela during his visits to Scandinavian countries Mandela Nelson -visit to Norway 1992 Athens Medical Centre: Correspondence - Invitation to Mandela to visit Greece
African National Congress Presidents' Office Collection Consists of records from the office of Nelson Mandela, generated during the period when Mr. Nelson Mandela was the deputy president and then the president of the ANC. The material dates from 1990 -1999. Few documents dating from 1998 -1999. The material has been divided and sub divided into various categories as follows:- Correspondence in boxes 1 – 123; Discussion documents 124 -146; Minutes of meetings in boxes 147 -152; Reports in boxes 153 -198. Mandela Nelson Statements in boxes 225- 237; ANC departments Mission offices ; ANC structures; Correspondence with different countries and embassies Negotiations and Elections; Correspondence with Organisations Notebooks - office of the president; Publications, Manuscripts of books sent to Mr. Mandela and incomplete typed manuscript of Long Walk to Freedom Memorabilia; Braille material sent to Nelson Mandela and Audiovisual material
African National Congress (ANC) President's Office
Records of the African National Congress Senegal Mission. The records includes documentation concerning the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee, and an original invitation to Nelson Mandela from the president-elect of Mali. Correspondence with Dakar president Holding Kebe. Full text of Nelson Mandela address to the people on the day of his release from prison 11th February 1990 Document de Mandela
Records of the African National Congress Netherlands Mission. The collection includes: Correspondence, invitations, programmes, reports, news clippings and speeches concerning Nelson Mandela’s visits to the Netherlands (1990 - 1994). News clippings, newsletters, memoranda and pamphlets of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee (1989 - 1990). The death of ANC President, Oliver Tambo, and the statement delivered by Nelson Mandela at the funeral. The full text of Mandela’s rejection of PW Botha’s offer of conditional release in 1989, and a speech delivered by Mandela to the Finance Week Breakfast Club, 1991 ANC election campaign fund-raising materials. Memoranda from Mandela to FW De Klerk (1992). Various news clippings on Mandela (1988 - 1990). Mandela visit to the Netherlands
African National Congress (ANC) Netherlands Mission
Records of the African National Congress London mission. The records include correspondence, news clippings, speeches, statements and photographs concerning: Nelson Mandela-visits to the United Kingdom (1990 - 1993). The life of Zindzi Mandela. Talks between Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi (1993). Mandela’s visits to the United Nations. Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa (1994).
Records of the African National Congress Italian Mission. The records include correspondence, news clippings and reports that cover international calls for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and international awards bestowed on him such as the Freedom of the City of Rome and the Freedom of the City of Pordenone.
Records of the African National Congress Japan Mission. The records include correspondence, messages, speeches and statements concerning Nelson Mandela’s release, his visits to Japan and Australia in 1990, Receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Records of the African National Congress French Mission. The records include: Correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets, petitions and statements concerning campaigns in France for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1985 - 1989). Correspondence and news clippings concerning international awards and tributes conferred on Mandela, such as the Nobel Peace Prize. And the inauguration of Boulevard Nelson Mandela, some of these were conferred in absentia and presented to the assassinated ANC activist, Dulcie September. Correspondence and lists concerning honorary citizenships conferred on Mandela (1985 - 1989). News clippings in the run up to, and reporting Mandela’s release from prison. The collection includes some of the original certificates awarded in (1985 - 1993). - Leaflets and copies of photographs (1960s -1990s). - Miscellaneous correspondence concerning Mandela (1990). - Awards to Nelson Mandela - Mandela, Nelson and Winnie - Mandela Nelson 1990 - Mandela Libre Comitre Francaise - Mandela - declaration - Mandela Parle ANC Paris - Humanite liberate pour Mandela - List of noble peace prize nominees leaflets
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
Records of the African National Congress Indian Mission. The collection includes: Personal letters of support for Nelson Mandela from Indian schoolchildren, diplomats, clubs and organizations. Conference proceedings and resolutions relating to Mandela’s imprisonment and release, and the full text of Mandela’s address in Cape Town on the day of his release from prison. Correspondence, addresses and proceedings concerning awards conferred on Mandela. These include lists of awards, declarations and medals conferred on Mandela by organisations in India and elsewhere. Correspondence, texts of speeches, poetry and photographs concerning Mandela’s visit to India in October 1990. Photographic albums created as tributes to Mandela by the Bluebells School in New Delhi, by the government of West Bengal to commemorate Mandela’s visit in 1990, and photographs of news clippings of the Treason and Rivonia Trials. - Letters written to Nelson Mandela - Awards presented to Nelson Mandela
African National Congress Oral History Interviews Oral history testimonies of 132 members of the ANC, about their participation in the struggle for liberation. For the ANC Oral History project of the ANC, archive unit, in partnership with the University of Connecticut . Most of the interviewees mention Nelson Mandela. One hundred and thirty two of the two hundred oral testimonies of ANC cadres have signed the release forms or agreed to their interviews to be used for research purposes ANC. Audio tapes and Transcripts of interviews.
African National Congress (ANC) Archives Oral History Project
Records of the African National Congress Canada mission. The records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, briefing notes, financial statements, discussion papers, photographs and video material. The subjects covered: Calls for Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, including the Freedom at 70 campaign (1988). Mandela’s release from prison, the first anniversary of his release, and documentation on the significance of his release from prison (1990 - 1991). Mandela birthday celebrations in Canada, and messages of goodwill sent to him (1990). Mandela’s visits to Canada and the USA (1990). The Nelson Mandela Reception Committee, the Nelson Mandela Fundraising Committee and the International Mandela Reception Committee (1990). Awards and honours conferred on Mandela, and various letters of tribute sent to him (1990 - 1993). The ANC-Mandela Support Coalition (1990 - 1991). The Nelson Mandela Fund (1990 - 1991). Speeches delivered by and on behalf of Mandela, including addresses during his 1990 visits to Canada and the United States, and during his visit to Zambia (1979 - 1990). The South African negotiation process, including memoranda between Mandela and FW De Klerk.
African National Congress Women Section has the material from ANC Women's Section Lusaka the records have information. Mandela football club -Circular, The Nelson Mandela international reception committee, Report on Nelson Mandela's visit to the Transkei, Paraphernalia Mandela for president, people's choice. Badges, Statement at the opening of conference by deputy president of the ANC Mr. Nelson Mandela in Lusaka, Videos, " I shall never lose hope", " Nelson Mandela South Africa's other leader" ANC Women Section activities.
African National Congress Audiovisual Collection VHS Cassettes South Africa: To the last drop of blood: Mandela interviews with the Soweto Youth about their futures- Au V25, Thank You : Thank you message to Australia by N.R. Mandela Au V26. A personal appeal: Fundraising video for 1994 elections Auv 27-30. Tribute to Nelson Mandela Au V44-45. Paul Murphy - PM Mandela Au A21, Viva Mandela FR V1, Free Mandela Fr V23, Nelson Mandela Oakland May 30 1990 Fr V29, Release of Nelson Mandela ( Cassette tape) Way A62, Nelson Mandela Documentaries 3 and 4 (2 copies) Way A65, Mandela the Charity Single ( 2 Copies) Way A71, Religious dialogue with Nelson Mandela (Host: Sir Pastor Rev Gary V Simpson) VHS Way V54-56 ( 3 copies). No easy walk to freedom VHS cassette Wa V60- 61, Nelson Mandela report Umatic cassette Wa V62 Winnie Mandela visits the Treme Center VHS cassette Wa 38, Winnie Mandela Ideas in motion VHS cassette Wa V42, Champion of Freedom VHS cassette Wa V25- V27, Winnie Mandela visits New Orleans VHS cassette Wa V33, CBS News: Mandela visit VHS Wa V18, CBS News Mandela release VHS cassette Wa V19, Boycott Miami Coalition for progress VHS cassette Wa V1-V2, Amandla cassette tape 1980 Sw A12- A13, President O.R. Tambo cassette tape 8 January 1981 Sw A29, Svenka former 1 Sw A30, Free Mandela (IDAF) VHS cassette Sw V66, Nelson Mandela Igloben VHS cassette Sw V63, Chris Hani Sw V49, Sydafrika cassette Sw V17, Free Mandela (Ida) VHS cassette Lo V12, Banner of humanism path of justice VHS cassette Ja V14-15 ( 2 copies), Mandela in Japan VHS cassette Ja V16, Free South Africa VHS cassette Ja V2-V3 ( 2 copies), Audio Mixed Media, Freedom- thy name is Nelson Mandela cassette tape in A1, Recitation in Bengal by IDAF Ghosh dedicated to Dr Nelson Mandela in A10, African Sounds for Mandela. Hugh Masekela, Orchestra Phonographic L.P Ge A12, Nelson Mandela press conference VHS cassette Ge V49, Nelson Mandela first press conference VHS cassette (IDAF) damaged -
ANC -U.K. Ireland Mission Office is the additional part of the ANC London Mission office The office has information on Arrest of Nelson Mandela in1963. Birthday 1993. Children's correspondence sent to Nelson Mandela after release. Congratulatory messages upon release. Correspondence 1989-1993. Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70, London concert 1988. Interviews. Correspondence on Overseas visits. Poetry on Nelson Mandela. Correspondence on Black ethnic minority . Seminars Manuscripts Campaigns and events Free Mandela and all political prisoners Photographs Mandela International reception committee, Nelson Mandela Freedom march, Nelson Mandela’s visits in April 1990, Nelson and Winnie Mandela Also referred to as London Mission
African National Congress Swedish Mission consists of the records of the ANC mission office in Sweden collection is made up of correspondence, speeches, etc. Political prisoners 1987, "Nelson Mandela : His life in the struggle - A pictorial history" 1988- (Publications).Noble Peace laureates: F.W. De Klerk and Nelson Mandela. Profile of Nelson Mandela. Seventy -fifth birthday of Nelson Mandela 1993. Nelson Mandela Speeches 1962-1992. Nelson Mandela’s visit to Sweden ANC mission material and activities in Sweden.
African National Congress Lusaka Mission Collection of all records of the ANC in its Zambia Mission including all the parts processed. ANC Lusaka / Zambia mission office the material has Speeches by Nelson Mandela. Congratulatory messages when he was released, drawn card of Nelson Mandela with a message written " We are with you ! Free South Africa! Free all political prisoners. Speech delivered by Nelson Mandela at Soccer city. ANC mission records and on its activities in Zambia
Solomon Mahlangu Directors Office consists of the records of the Solomon Mahlangu directors office consists of correspondence and messages of support from the SOMACFO community to Nelson Mandela upon his release.
The records of the ANC Australia Mission have also material from New Zealand and the surrounding Islands the mission office was known as the Australasia and the Pacific Mission. The records of the office consists of correspondence on ANC mission material, activities of the ANC in the region. Free Nelson Mandela. Mandela Nelson Messages of support upon release. Mandela Nelson birthday messages 1989. Release Mandela (Memorabilia). Mandela Nelson (audiocassette) Photographs of the ANC community and on the visit of Mr. Nelson Mandela to Australia
The ANC- U.S. Repatriation was responsible for the repatriation of ANC comrades. Records from the U.S. repatriation office. Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia trial " a radio drama by Mary Benson two parts. Nthabiseg Mabuza talks about Nelson Mandela, Levine and Vilakazi talks about Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela at the twelfth Baptist church 1990
Records of the African National Congress (ANC) New York Mission. The collection includes Correspondence to and from Nelson Mandela. Portraits of ANC leaders, including Mandela. Biographical material. Schedules and itineraries concerning Mandela’s visit to New York. Tributes to Mandela. Speeches delivered by Mandela, including his speech at the funeral of Oliver Tambo. Nelson Mandela speeches Photographs The size of the whole collection is 44 boxes and approximately 9 folders have material on Nelson Mandela.
Mandela correspondence with the chief representative, ANC Department of Information and publicity Reports of the reception committee. Nelson Mandela and the future of the country. Letter to Mandela from IUS, Moeti Mpuru S.A. Rep 1992
African National Congress Tanzania Mission office records Address to CODESA by ANC president Nelson Mandela. Keynote address to the National Consultative conference 14 December 1991, Nelson Mandela Reception Committee. Correspondence of with Ray Selepe. Nelson Mandela visit to Tanzania March 1990. Nelson Mandela Addressing membership in Lusaka. Nelson Mandela's Opening address to ANC/ IFP summit. Messages of support to Nelson Mandela upon his release from prison.
Lionel Forman Papers made up of material from the South African treason trial,1959-1961 Indictment Vol 1 and 2, Indictment Vol..3 and incomplete Vol. 4525-4640, Preparatory examination, List of confiscated documents. Background article and notes
Centre for Democratic Communication Photos (CDC) List of ANC photos from the Centre for Democratic Communication (CDC) Nelson Mandela birthday rally Morogoro, Release of Mandela, Celebration of Mandela 's release, Nelson Mandela in Marimba, Nelson Mandela in Dar es Salaam, Nelson Mandela in State house, Release Mandela rally in Dodoma, Nelson Mandela arrives in Dar es Salaam, Nelson Mandela and O.R Tambo
Lionel Forman Publications Consists of the records and reviews of the South African Treason trial 1957-1958. Newspaper articles on the treason trial. The Star, Tribune, Statesman, Newcastle, Journal, Times Literary supplement Guardian, Contact, Telegraph.
Four publications relate to the Rivonia Trial: -On Trial for Their Lives, Mary Benson, 1965 -Reasons for Plunging South Africa into Guerrilla Warfare, Walter Sisulu, 1964 -On Violence in South Africa, Ahmed Kathrada, 1964 (all Box 18, folder 167) -An Afrikaner against Apartheid, Bram Fischer, 1966 (Box 8, folder 69)
The records of the Office of the ANC President were initially listed so that they could be used to complete the writing of Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom. They were sent to his house in Houghton, and were returned to the ANC in 2004. The records cover the period from the time Nelson Mandela was ANC Deputy President (1990), ANC President (1991) to the time when he stepped down as ANC President (1997). It also however includes the few 1998-1999 records that were generated. The Nelson Mandela collection is divided into the following main series: Correspondence, Discussion Documents, Minutes of meeting, Reports, Statements, ANC departments, ANC Mission offices, ANC structures, Embassies, Negotiation/Elections, Organizations, Notebooks, Publications, Manuscripts, Memorabilia, and Braille material.
Although this collection does not relate to the Rivonia Trial, it has been included as it speaks to the post-prison involvement of the Trial's main accused.
Consists of oral history testimonies of 132 members of the ANC about their participation in the struggle for liberation. The Oral History project of the ANC archive unit is in partnership with the University of Connecticut. Contains audio tapes and transcripts of interviews. Rivonia Trialists who were interviewed are: Andrew Mhlangeni, Denis Goldberg, Govan Mbeki, Nelson Mandela.
African National Congress (ANC) Archives Oral History Project
The ANC US Repatriation was responsible for the repatriation of ANC comrades. Includes: -"Nelson Mandela and the Rivonia Trial ", a radio drama by Mary Benson in two parts - Nthabiseng Mabuza talks about Nelson Mandela - Levine and Vilakazi talk about Nelson Mandela - Winnie Mandela at the Twelfth Baptist church 1990
These papers are from Walter Sisulu's office when he was the Deputy President of the ANC. Includes: memorandum from CODESA negotiations, ANC address by Nelson Mandela, correspondence. Although this collection contains material from after Sisulu was released, it has been included as it speaks to the post-prison involvement of one of the Trial's main accused.
The files reflect Denis Goldberg's activities and interaction with VIPs in the country and abroad on uplifting the educational and socio-economic status of previously disadvantaged South Africans. Includes files on a wide range of issues from 1983-1995.
Although there is no material related to Rivonia Trial in this collection, it has been included as it speaks to the subsequent activities of one of the main protagonist in the Trial.
The collection has been arranged in four series: A. Personal Documents, B. Office of the President, C. Special Topics, and D. Press Cuttings (not microfilmed).
Only a few records relate indirectly to the Rivonia Trial: - 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) - A letter from the ANC London office concerning the arrests of Mandela and Walter Sisulu - Reports on campaigns for the release of political prisones - Correspondence from Mandela, written from Pollsmoor Prison, to Oliver Tambo and a number of other individuals - 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) - Correspondence and statementsre international calls for 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. - Drafts of plays and books on Mandela, including" 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 - Biographical notes onMandela
Include his songs and music from Robben Island, artefacts such as his beloved guitar with its Island-built case. The collection holds his correspondence, manuscripts of his books, some of which was written on toilet paper and smuggled out of prisons, and a record of his life on the Island and after his release. 'Oom Gov' also gave to the University his own library in a ceremony at his house weeks before he died. Many of the books are those given to him by the authors.
Although most the material does not relate to the Rivonia Trial, this collection has been included as it speaks to the character of one of the Trial's main accused. Rivonia Trial material is: Part One of the State’s Concluding Address at the Rivonia Trial.