Collection of gifts and awards presented to Nelson Mandela during his tenure as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. The collection includes gifts from Heads of State, well-known personalities, and ordinary citizens from across the world. There are gifts from former US President Bill Clinton, current US President George W. Bush, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and the late Yasser Arafat. There are gifts from children ranging between the ages of 3 and 18 from across the world, as well from former anti-apartheid activists. The awards include honorary fellowships, Freedom of the City awards, honorary citizenships, honorary degrees, peace and human rights awards, literary awards, media awards and orders of merit from more than 50 countries around the world. Amongst these are the Nobel Peace Prize, one of thirteen existing facsimiles of the Salisbury Magna Carta, and the Official Presidential Medallion commemorating President Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994.
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
Correspondence from Paul Joseph to Yusuf Dadoo, photocopies of letters from Adelaide and Paul Joseph to Nelson Mandela, and the statement of the African National Congress National Executive Committee on Nelson Mandela's 60th birthday.