Subseries 1 - Notebooks

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Identity area

Reference code

ZA COM NMPP 2009/8-1




  • 1990 - 2001 (Accumulation)

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Extent and medium

28 notebooks

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Name of creator

(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Nelson Mandela

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Scope and content

This subseries consists of 28 notebooks written by Nelson Mandela. It covers the period from his release from prison in 1990 to his retirement as president of South Africa in 1999, and up to 2001. It consists of notes of meetings, draft speeches, briefing notes and notes written to himself.

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Access by permission of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

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Copyright held by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

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  • English

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