Collection of materials including: News clippings on the situation in South Africa in 1991 regarding, among others, ANC National working committee nominations, reports of spies within the ANC. Discussion document on structures and principles of a constitution for a Democratic South Africa. Press statements by the ANC. Statements by Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo during an ANC national conference held between second and 7th July 1991 in Durban, South Africa. ANC resolutions on various issues including strategy and tactics, building the ANC, violence, negotiations, and foreign policy. Correspondence with Jennifer Davis of the Africa Fund.
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.
African National Congress Lusaka Mission Collection of all records of the ANC in its Zambia Mission including all the parts processed. ANC Lusaka / Zambia mission office the material has Speeches by Nelson Mandela. Congratulatory messages when he was released, drawn card of Nelson Mandela with a message written " We are with you ! Free South Africa! Free all political prisoners. Speech delivered by Nelson Mandela at Soccer city. ANC mission records and on its activities in Zambia
ANC -U.K. Ireland Mission Office is the additional part of the ANC London Mission office The office has information on Arrest of Nelson Mandela in1963. Birthday 1993. Children's correspondence sent to Nelson Mandela after release. Congratulatory messages upon release. Correspondence 1989-1993. Nelson Mandela Freedom at 70, London concert 1988. Interviews. Correspondence on Overseas visits. Poetry on Nelson Mandela. Correspondence on Black ethnic minority . Seminars Manuscripts Campaigns and events Free Mandela and all political prisoners Photographs Mandela International reception committee, Nelson Mandela Freedom march, Nelson Mandela’s visits in April 1990, Nelson and Winnie Mandela Also referred to as London Mission
African National Congress Presidents' Office Collection Consists of records from the office of Nelson Mandela, generated during the period when Mr. Nelson Mandela was the deputy president and then the president of the ANC. The material dates from 1990 -1999. Few documents dating from 1998 -1999. The material has been divided and sub divided into various categories as follows:- Correspondence in boxes 1 – 123; Discussion documents 124 -146; Minutes of meetings in boxes 147 -152; Reports in boxes 153 -198. Mandela Nelson Statements in boxes 225- 237; ANC departments Mission offices ; ANC structures; Correspondence with different countries and embassies Negotiations and Elections; Correspondence with Organisations Notebooks - office of the president; Publications, Manuscripts of books sent to Mr. Mandela and incomplete typed manuscript of Long Walk to Freedom Memorabilia; Braille material sent to Nelson Mandela and Audiovisual material
African National Congress (ANC) President's Office
Newspaper articles on South Africa 1963 Hard bargaining between western powers and South African States: Arms embargo on South Africa. Liberation a burden for all Africa, More arms support arms embargo to South Africa, End trading with South Africa Nyerere, South Africa urged to heed U.N. and strive for racial harmony: Uthant attacks apartheid, S.A. on brink of disaster, Four escape S.A. police, Escape trio on way, Cell guards coshed in escape - police: SA. Exits watched, Expel S. Africa call to U.N.: Arms blockade suggested, Mystery fire at airport delays Goldreich's arrival in Dar, Escapers due in second freedom flight, Airline doubts over safety: EAA recalls rescue plane: flight To Mbeya, Goldreich and Wolpe fly out: Stops in Federal territory avoided, ANC fearful of another kidnap plot, Beware of the avalanche South Africa told. The Hodgsons in Tanganyika and fighting on, Goldreich and Wolpe "evil traitors, Scandinavians give Verwoed a chance: Find alternative to apartheid. Daily Newspaper in Tanzania on South Africa.
ANC gives its backing to UAR South African freedom day June 26; mentions defiance campaign - Nelson Mandela . South Africa expels Anglican priest , June 26, Millions mourn Luthuli , July 3. Luthuli's final failure is a tragedy of South Africa July 31. Freedom fighters, July 31. Luthuli funeral, July 31. Campaign against apartheid August 9 celebration. Albert Luthuli 's death a big blow, August 9.
Newspaper articles from The Irish Times, The Guardian, New York Herald Tribune reporting on the Rivonia or sabotage trial of 1962-1964. Includes newspaper clippings on the raids, the death and burial of Albert Luthuli in 1967.