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Commemoration of the naming of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow by the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation

A tribute video produced by the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation to commemorate the events of the Soweto Uprising and the naming anniversary of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow. 16 June 2021 is the 45th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising and also the 35th anniversary of the naming of Nelson Mandela Place in Glasgow.

Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation

Mandela Materials

  • MR-MM
  • Record Group
  • 1940s-2013

The archival record relating to the late Mr Nelson Mandela is infinite, fragmentary and scattered, both geographically and institutionally, throughout the world, making it almost impossible to physically locate. The imperative, therefore, is to document this vast resource, facilitate access to it, and promote its preservation and use.

The Mandela Materials Database is a guide to the Mandela archive elsewhere, other than the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Both local and international repositories have been surveyed for any material on Mr Mandela to include in the database. The purpose of this database is to point researchers to the relevant repositories holding the actual archival material.

Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF)

Canadian Anti- Apartheid News Bulletin

Report of January 1966 - On
The crisis in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
The arrest of Bram Fischer on the 11th October 1965
Campaign for the release of Bram Fischer and the other political prisoners
Report of June 1966 on:
The disgraceful conditions of human rights that exist in South Africa 25th June 1966
11th celebration of the South African Freedom Day - Outlines details of the programme
Demands the release of political prisoners Bram Fischer-
Address by Robert Resha of the ANC

Canadian Anti-Apartheid Movement

Sonia Bunting

Letter by Bram Fischer to comrades and friends smuggled from prison (1970) photocopy. What I did was right. Statement from the dock by Bram Fischer, Q.C. in the Supreme Court. Court Pretoria March 28 1966 (photocopy) 32pp.

Bunting, Sonia

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Rivonia Trial

  • ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-081
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 1989
  • Part of Rivonia Trial

File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance etc:
-Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding to the messages of sympathy on death of Molly Fischer.
File: Rivonia Trial 1963-1964
-Walter Sisulu statement on which his evidence was led with handwritten annotations
-Press clippings
-Walter Sisulu: extracts of evidence: Examination by Bram Fischer and cross examination by Percy Yutar
-Extracts of evidence by Govan Mbeki
-Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention.
-Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Vernon Berrange
-Elias Motsoaledi statement at the Trial
-Lionel Bernstein extracts of some evidence: cross examination by Percy Yutar
-Pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all: Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" extracts of Mandela's statement from the dock as printed by the Rand Daily Mail

File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964):
-Handwritten notes
-Correspondence . Correspondence include Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Canon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe Raymond Kunene, Rica Hogdson
-Typescript- biography of Nelson Mandela
-Draft articles concerning the imprisonment of Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists
-Rivonia Trial - statements of accounts and annexure of monies received
-Decision by Trialists not to appeal against their sentence
-Statements against the Rivonia Trial sentences by Canon Collins and others
-Christian Action article entitled " Mandela: a message from prison"
-Press statements on the sentence issued by the Africa Bureau and by Canon Collins
-Correspondence concerning the sentencing
-Typescript of Mandela statement from the dock " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations
-Articles on the Rivonia Trial
-Statement issued by Mr. Tom Kellosk at a press conference called by Christian Action January 15 1964 concerning the Rivonia Trial
-Statement by Canon Collins on behalf of Christian Action
-Anti- Apartheid Movement profile of Mandela and reproductive extracts from his statement from the dock
-Notes for adverts and letters re: Rivonia Trial

Also includes:
-Typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly) Sachs
-A pamphlet entitled the " Message of Rivonia"

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance, etc Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding the messages of sympathy.
List of Robben Island clients as at 11 October 1989 with prison numbers. File Rivonia Trial 1963-1964
Walter Sisulu statement on which his evidence was led with handwritten annotations. Press clippings
Walter Sisulu: extracts of evidence : Examination by Mr. Fischer. Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention. Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Mr. Berrnage. Lionel Bernstein extracts of some evidence: cross examination by Percy Yutar. Pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all:" Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" extracts of Mandela's statement from the dock as printed by the Rand Daily Mail Johannesburg)
File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964) including: Handwritten notes. Correspondence from Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Conon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe, Raymond Kunene, Rica Hogdson, Typescript- biography of Nelson Mandela. Draft articles concerning the imprisonment of Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists. Rivonia Trial - statements of accounts and annexure of monies received, Decision by Trialists not to appeal against their sentence. Statements against the Rivonia Trial sentences by Conon Collins and others, Christian Action article entitled " Mandela: a message from prison". Press statements on the sentence issued by the Africa Bureau and by Canon Collins
Correspondence on the sentencing
Typescript of Mandela statement from the dock " Why I am ready to die" with original
annotations
Articles on the Rivonia Trial Statement issued by Mr. Tom Kellosk at a press conference called by Christian Action January 15 1964 on the Rivonia Trial. Statement by Canon Collins on behalf of Christian Action. Anti- Apartheid Movement profile of Mandela and reproductive extracts from his statement from the dock
Notes for adverts and letters re: Rivonia Trial Includes typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly ) Sachs
A pamphlet titled the " message of Rivonia"

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Bernstein Hilda and Rusty Papers 1931-2006

Rusty Bernstein's Papers includes personal correspondence to family and comrades, professional documentation relating to his career as an architect and inventor, and a large collection of writing, including drafts and material for his political biography Memory Against Forgetting as well as articles, essays and literature relating to prominent events in the liberation struggle (The 1946 Mine Workers Strike, The Freedom Charter and the Rivonia Trial). The collection also includes written material relating to his political career in the Communist Party and involvement with the ANC and as editor/contributor to journals like Fighting Talk and The African Communist and a lecture series given in Moscow to young militants of the ANC.
Hilda Bernstein's papers include a series of journals dating from 1967 to 2001 and personal diaries written whilst in prison, and on travels throughout South Africa and Europe. A large part of the collection marks her involvement with women's rights and work for the ANC Women's League. There is also a considerable collection of art records documenting her career in London and Europe. The bulk of the collection is comprised of records relating to Hilda's extensive writings - books, articles and political literature. Of particular prominence is material collected for her most recent book The Rift, which captures the experiences of South African exiles. There is also a large collection of correspondence both personal and professional and political brochures relating to her position as City Councillor for the Communist Party in Johannesburg from 1943 to 1946.

The records kept by Hilda (viewed as 'evidence' of Hilda's activities) far outnumber those kept by Rusty. It would be misleading to presume that this is in any way a complete archive of the Bernstein's activities.
On the contrary, there are large gaps. For example, there is very little in the collection relating directly to the Freedom Charter, in which Rusty played a major part in the organizing committee and was responsible for drafting the country-wide submissions that would become the Charter. Consideration should also be made for the possibility that Hilda is a more conscientious record keeper than Rusty was, or that due to persistent banning and arrest Rusty was forced to destroy evidence of his activities or resist the documentation of these activities. In truth, the reasons for the shape of this collection are too numerous and extensive to state. As it stands, the researcher can at best make this deduction - that Hilda's work and influence in the liberation struggle, particularly in the role assigned to woman, is vast and unique, and deserves attention beyond the shadow cast by Rusty's political career. In Hilda's case it is a matter of the biography that has yet to be written.

Hilda and Rusty Bernstein Papers

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

Copies of legal proceedings of the Rivonia trial, the state versus Nelson Mandela and nine others. These include the statement by Walter Sisulu 's evidence led with original handwritten annotations, by Walter Sisulu, extracts of evidence (examination by Bram Fischer) extracts of the cross examination of Walter Sisulu by Percy Yutar, Govan Mbeki extracts of evidence (examination by Bram Fischer), Ahmed Kathrada extracts of evidence (examination by Vernon Berrange). Lionel Bernstein extracts of evidence (cross examination by Percy Yutar), Elias Motsoaledi's statement at the trial. The file also includes notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation while under 90 day detention, a typescript of an article about the arrests at Rivonia and the start of the Rivonia trial that week (presumably published), news clippings on the trial and a pamphlet entitled " My
fight is for all: Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" containing extracts of Nelson Mandela's statement from the dock as published by the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. 1963-1964.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Mandela -196+

English Service Actuality Rivonia Trial- Quartus De Wet/ Bram Fischer/Dr Percy Yutar
Recordings of the proceedings during the Rivonia trial sabotage Trial with actuality by the Judge president Quartus De Wet, the public prosecutor, Percy Yutar and counsel for defence, Bram Fischer. Mandela appears as accused no.1.

RECORDBC 19631203

South African Broadcasting Corporation [DO NOT USE]

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