Collection 141 - Records of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA)

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US ARC-TU MR-RT-141

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Records of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA)

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  • 1952 - 1985 (Accumulation)

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Documents the pioneering anti-apartheid group in the US from its establishment in the 1950s. Documents related to Rivonia Trial are:


  • Campaign against South African Apartheid: Memos, draft letters to and lists of sponsors, resolutions and declarations, flyers, clippings and notes 1963 (1960-1964). Major topics: Appeal for action against Apartheid, Rivonia arrests and trials, international boycott of South African goods etc.
  • African National Congress Pamphlets. Includes: South African on Trial: Behind the Rivonia Case (no date).
  • Mandela, Nelson (ca. 1964). Major topic: Rivonia trial.
  • World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners: Rivonia Trial: Newsletters, statements, press releases, brochure (1963-1964).
  • Writings: Chief Albert Luthuli (1957 and 1964). Major topics: Racial situation, Rivonia trial, ANC.
  • Writings: Nelson Mandela (1961 and 1964). Major topics: 1961 Stay-at-home demonstration, Rivonia trial.

Microfilm versions available at Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town.

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