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Dutch Collections Miscellaneous

Dutch Collections Miscellaneous publications and papers relating to the Dutch Actions Against Apartheid in the collection there is the release Nelson Mandela campaign material.

Dutch Collections Miscellaneous

Fagan J.J.

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.

Fagan, J.J.

Grassroots Community Newspaper Collection

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.

Grassroots Community Newspaper

Hepple, Bob Prof

An article on the Rivonia Trial written by Bob Hepple, including notes on his arrest, solitary
confinement interrogation and escape.

Hepple, Bob

Willie Hofmeyr

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.

Hofmeyr, Willie

Archbishop Trevor Huddleston

Engraved Freedom Charter - original presented to Archbishop Huddleston at the Congress of the
People in Kliptown.

Huddleston, Trevor

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)Publications

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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).

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Jesse Jackson Portrait Collection

Collection consisting primarily of 35mm colour transparencies, of posters protesting against the continued imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, and calling for his release from prison.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

Correspondence with DIA

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers

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.

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF)

ED Jacobs Collection

Handwritten letter from Mr. Nelson Mandela to the British public, thanking them for their generosity, dated 16th April 1990.

Jacobs, E.D.

Ahmed Kathrada

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

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed (Kathy)

Mandela, Nelson

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.

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Mbeki, Govan

Prison letters, prison writings, unpublished manuscripts, and a proposal for documentary on Govan
Mbeki (1992)

Mbeki, Govan Archibald Mvuyelwa

Indres Naidoo

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.

Naidoo, Indres

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

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.

Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO)

Toni Strassburg

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

Strassburg, Toni

Nelson Mandela

Handwritten document from prison by Nelson Mandela for the foreword of a book on the speeches of Oliver Tambo.

Turok, Ben

Desmond Tutu Personal Papers

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).

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo

Zwelakhe Simon Xamlashe

Xamlashe, Zwelakhe Simon Writings
re: Involvement in the liberation struggle and imprisonment on Robben Island. Correspondence from Walter Sisulu's office May 1993 A tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Xamlashe, Zwelakhe Simon

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