J.J. Fagan papers- Documents related to Robben Island, including a photocopy of chapter 20 entitled Robben Island from the book " Brushes with the law" by Judge Marius Diemont; a copy of a document "Summary of complaints" referred to on page 229 of the book; personal notes of Judge Fagan, made during Robben Island visit on 08.02.1975; copy of letter written to Commissioner of Prisons following the visit and referred to page 229; photograph taken during visit.
Collection of photographs covering: Nelson Mandela birthday tributes; Campaigns for Nelson Mandela's release from prison; The Cape Town celebration rally after Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Photographers include Benny Gool, Rashid Lombard and Murray Michel.
UDF News, newsletter of the Western Cape region January 1990, Defiance campaign, Release Mandela campaign pamphlets, stickers and guidelines: Stoffel will not silence us issued by the Save the press campaign, Boycott the All Blacks, do not support racist sport.
A report by Nelson Mandela on Robben Island prison conditions, including food, medical care, studies recreation, work, the single cells section, the hot water system, the alarm system, letters and correspondence. Other documents includes references by Mandela to the 1977 media visit to Robben Island.
A letter to Winnie Mandela by Ismail Ayob (16 August 1984) on a number of matters including an article in the Guardian newspapers, 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), a 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 and the education of the Mandela children. 1984.
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
Legal proceedings concerning the State versus Nelson Mandela in 1962. These material include an application for the remand of the trial due to Advocate Joe Slovo not being present because of his banning orders, the main count, an explanation of the charge against Nelson Mandela particulars to the charge, a list of publications, documents and pamphlets presented as evidence, the first alternative charge, the second alternative charge and Nelson Mandela's testimony in which he refers extensively to his Africa trip.
Publications/ booklets /pamphlets General strike : report of the 3 day strike in South Africa ( May29, 30,31, 1961) by Nelson Mandela ( Secretary, National Action Council of South Africa) Prisoners of Apartheid a biographical list of political prisoners and banned persons in South Africa/ IDAF in cooperation with UN Centre Against Apartheid. South African Prisons and the Red Cross Investigation and examination by the International Defence and Aid Fund with prisoners testimony. Includes general recommendations of the ICRC sent to the South African Government 18 June 1964, the S.A. government reply, conditions at Leeuwkop, Robben Island, Victor Verster, Vooruitsig Prison Kroonstad, and other prisons, Robert Sobukwe on Robben Island.
Correspondence, memoranda. Notes and affidavits concerning political imprisonment in South Africa, as well as details of campaigns by the World Campaign for the release of South African political prisoners.
Nelson Mandela Release Campaign Correspondence - including E.S. Reddy, Canon Collins A document entitled Release Mandela issued by IDAF research department IDAF circulars as part of the release campaign UN Press Releases UN Centre Against Apartheid notes and documents
Documentation concerning legal proceedings brought by Nelson Mandela against the Minister of prisons. These include correspondence by Mandela to his legal representatives, Frank Bernadt and Joffe, affidavits by Nelson Mandela and Stanley Kawalsky, legal opinions, memoranda concerning the removal of papers concerning Nelson Mandela' relationship with attorneys, summaries of legal consultations with Mandela and an application by Mandela to handover privileged documents to his wife or daughter.
Miscellaneous collection of materials including correspondence, copies of court records, medical reports and invoices. Subjects include Ahmed Kathrada's quota of prison visits, the appeal in the case between Nelson Mandela and the minister of prisons (1983), security prisoners held at Pollsmoor prison in1984 (Nelson Mandela, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada, Raymond Mhlaba, Walter Sisulu and Patrick Makhubela), financial assistance to Makaziwe Mandela (1986), and the marital divorce of Makaziwe Mandela (1986).
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.
Statement issued by ANC Youth and students Section (London) entitled "Black dwarf talks white trash" referring to a slanderous article issued by " Black Dwarf" in November 1969 on the ANC that received wide publicity in the white press. This article makes reference to Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release. He was imprisoned in the segregation cells with Nelson Mandela. Talks about conditions on the Island. Unnamed Correspondence re: political prisoners and the World Campaign for the release of South African Political prisoners 1968. Correspondence include Dennis Brutus, Jenny Rice. Oliver Tambo Letter to Canon Collins by Oliver Tambo, January 1967, acknowledging the important work of the International Defence and Aid Fund for engaging in many worthy ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the Campaign for the release of the imprisoned politicians in South Africa.
ANC correspondence and statements, including a letter from Canon John Collins by Oliver Tambo January 1967), acknowledging the important work of the International Defence Aid Fund for engaging in many ventures on behalf of the ANC, in particular the launch of the campaign for the release of imprisoned politicians in South Africa. There is additional correspondence concerning political prisoners and the World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, as well as a transcript of a letter written by a Robben Island prisoner after his release in which he talks about Nelson Mandela and conditions on Robben Island. There is also a statement issued by the ANC Youth and Students section ( London), entitled " Black dwarfs white trash in response to a slanderous article that received wide publicity in white press. The response makes reference to Mandela and other ANC leaders who received military training. Correspondents include Dennis Brutus, Jenny Rice and Oliver Tambo.
Collection of prison artefacts, correspondence, documents and study materials from Ahmed Kathrada's imprisonment (1964- 1989), as well as records from his release reflecting a number of the positions he held in public office and his various interests (1989-2002). Few items from the period prior to his imprisonment. Records related to Nelson Mandela from the prison years include letters to prison officials or Government signed by a number of prisoners protesting on bad condition. Requests to prison officials to spend time with Mandela once transferred from Pollsmoor. Lists of purchases requested by prisoners, signed copy of the Rivonia trial record. References to Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family, document re Marxism and the ANC introduction by Nelson Mandela in letters to friends and family; documents re Marxism. Records related to Nelson Mandela after their release includes the ANC (especially from conferences, NEC and NWC meetings from 1990's) records on honours and awards received by Mandela including the Nobel peace prize in 1993); records from Kathrada's role as Parliamentary counsellor in the office of the President (especially Mandela' state visit to India in1995) invitations for various events to Mandela or those held for him; newspaper clippings and publications on Mandela
Mandela, Nelson Papers Copies of 1960 MK/ANC flyers, signed by Nelson Mandela in 1993. Letter from the Borough of Middlesbrough welcoming his release and indicating support for the strengthening of international sanctions against the apartheid government, and for a non racial democracy in South Africa,11 June 1990.
Indres Naidoo, Papers Materials re: Robben Island on loan from Indres Naidoo Makana football association, Robben Island constitution( handwritten document) 10 pp Football badges Certificate awarded to Indres Naidoo by Dinar Football Club, Robben Island in recognition of his contribution to the Welfare and sporting achievements of the club, signed by Curnick Ndlovu (secretary) and Steve Tshwete (chairman) 11 March 1973 Robben Island prison card of Indres Naidoo.
Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College Papers and publications, 1970-1980. Report on the 10th anniversary celebrations of the SOMAFCO from Monday 21 August 1989 to Friday 25 August 1989 in Mazimbu, Tanzania, Education for liberation/Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College 10 years 1979-1989 publication produced by the ANC department of education, Lusaka SOMAFCO official opening 21-23 August 1985/ publication produced by the ANC SOMAFCO Department of information and publicity includes release and visit of Nelson Mandela.
Press cuttings- 1960 State of emergency, Treason trail, Rivonia trial press cuttings re banning and house arrests: Hilda an Lionel Bernstein; Helen Joseph; Barbara Harmel; Michael Harmel; Rica Hodgson; Jack Hodgson; Ann Nicholson; Brian Bunting; Roley Arenstein; Cecil Williams Scrapbook containing miscellaneous news clippings mainly during the 1950's/ 60's period and relating primarily to detentions Toni Strassburg Papers, 1950-1960
Incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning Nelson Mandela. Includes: Letter from Archbishop Trevor Huddleston requesting that Archbishop Tutu serve as a patron of the Nelson Mandela International Reception Committee (1990). Response from Archbishop Tutu’s office to Saka Acquaye (Ghana) about the separation of President Mandela and Mrs. Winnie Mandela’s (1994). Letter from A .Boraine about the possibility of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1985). Letter from the State President’s office concerning the Nobel Committee’s decision to award the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize to Mandela (1993). Correspondence from Archbishop Tutu to the Minister of Justice requesting permission to visit Robben Island and Pollsmoor prisoners (1987), and a request to visit Nelson Mandela at the Constantia berg Clinic (1988). Letter from Archbishop Tutu to the State President, in appreciation of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison (1990). Invitation to a United Nations Human Rights Day in honour of Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk (1993).