Correspondence, minutes of meetings, media strategies, pamphlets, newsletters, statements and news-clippings concerning: Nelson Mandela’s 60th birthday, The Nelson Mandela International Reception committee convened by Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, Political imprisonment in South Africa, Helen Suzman’s visit to Mandela (1983) Legal action by Mandela against the Minister of Prisons (1981) Legal work undertaken on behalf of the Mandela family. The Rivonia Trial. Honours conferred on Nelson Mandela. Correspondents include Ismail Ayob, Helen Suzman, and the law firm Frank, Bernadt and Joffe.
Pamphlets calling for the release of the Rivonia Trialists (international) Campaigns to save lives of the Rivonia Trialists- Anti Apartheid Movement Original letter dated 5/11/1962 from Nelson Mandela to Canon Collins, acknowledging support received from Christian Action. News clippings and campaign material re: Mandela's 5 year prison sentence. Nelson Mandela's testimony at his first trial, 1962 in which he talks extensively about his African trip. Copies and pamphlets calling for 3 day strike in 1961. Newsclippings from Observer, November 1962 re: Nelson Mandela's sentencing to 5 years in prison. State versus Nelson Mandela 1962: main count particulars to the charge, list of publications, documents and pamphlets presented as evidence, 1st alternative charge, 2nd alternative charge. Letter to the chief magistrate 16 October 1962 from Kantor Zwarenstein and partners re: conduct by members of staff concerning State versus Nelson Mandela trial. Correspondence between Harold Wolpe and Canon Collins, October 1962 Correspondence with Canon Collins re: account in the Mandela trial. Correspondence include Ruth Finkelstein, Alex Hepple Correspondence concerning the trial (Harold Wolpe) Application for a remand of the trial for two weeks due to Adv. Slovo not being able to present because of his banning orders, 1962 Explanation of charge against Mandela Extracts from Canon Collins chairperson's report at the AGM of Christian Action, November 1962, where he talks the betrayal of Nelson Mandela the remarkable Black Pimpernel Letters to the editor of the Times, London and the Guardian 1962 concerning the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu Press statement issued by the Anti- Apartheid Movement August 1962 calling for messages of support to be sent to Nelson Mandela. Pamphlet with Mandela's call for a three day stay away, on behalf of the National Action Council Draft biographical sketch of Nelson Mandela All in African National Action Council- appeal to the people of South West Africa, written by Mandela on behalf of NAC. As above: appeal to students and scholars As above: to members of the Transkei Territorial Authority
Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee File on Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee, 1990 including Hollingsworth, Malcolm Frazer, Jim Cason (American Committee meetings (1990) Statement of receipts and expenditure Media strategies International appeals for the intensification of the campaign for Mandela's release ( January 1990) Declaration on the release of Mandela IRC News including calls for release of Mandela after the release of other leaders Advertising for a mass rally with Nelson Mandela in Stockholm, Sweden 1990
File on Zindzi Mandela (1984-1987) Correspondence on Monies advanced to her (E. Moosa) Memo re: police questioning of William Dibetle (1985) Passport application (Ismail Ayob and Associates) Winnie Mandela application for interdict against SA police Correspondence and memoranda, charge sheet re: Charges brought against Zindzi for travelling to and from Swaziland with a forged document (1982) mostly legal correspondence Legal correspondence re: Raid in Mandela home (1982) (Ayob) Application for restraining order against Patrick Moshidi (1984) including statement by Zindzi. Affidavit by Winnie Mandela, Azhar Cachlia and Ntozakhe Sishuba in this regard. Letter to Zami by Ismail Ayob (16 August 1984) on a number of matters including an article in Guardian newspaper, monies sent to Nelson Mandela, Dr Asvat having a story published by Alister Sparks (saying that the clinic run by Winnie was manned by Azapo); message for Zwelakhe Sisulu to contact Winnie an application by Winnie to move to Johannesburg; Winnie's nomination for the Politiken and Dagens Nyheters Freedom Prize; monies disbursed to family members; education of the children. Speech of acceptance of the prize prepared for Zeni to be given in Copenhagen (1984).
Collection of film and video recordings consisting of distribution prints and master materials (negatives, rushes, sound tracks and trims). The subjects covered include: Nelson Mandela's early views on the objectives of the ANC and the liberation struggle. The reception given to Mandela's rejection of the regime's offer of conditional release, read by his daughter Zindzi to a vast gathering in Soweto on 10 February 1985. Commentary from activists and family members, including Winnie Mandela. Prison conditions on Robben Island including Mandela's cell, the daily routine of hard labour, diet in prison, isolation and Mandela's transfer to Pollsmoor Prison in 1985. The impact of international campaigns for the release of Mandela, including footage of the Free Mandela Campaign Concert held at Wembley Stadium in celebration of his 70th birthday. The collection also includes interviews with Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela, Andrew Masondo, Jacob Zuma, Indres Naidoo, Philip Mathews, Mary Benson, Barbara Harmel and Barry Feinberg. It consists of both completed productions and raw footage.