Collection 081 - International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Rivonia Trial

Identity area

Reference code

ZA UWCRIMA MR-RT-081

Title

International Defence and Aid Fund (IDAF) Papers: Rivonia Trial

Date(s)

  • 1963 - 1989 (Accumulation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box ; Publications, Text-based documents

Context area

Name of creator

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

File: Rivonia Trial correspondence, statements, finance etc:


  • Correspondence by Bram Fischer to Canon Collins and vice versa re: the guilty verdict and responding to the messages of sympathy on death of Molly Fischer.

File: Rivonia Trial 1963-1964


  • Walter Sisulu statement on which his evidence was led with handwritten annotations
  • Press clippings
  • Walter Sisulu: extracts of evidence: Examination by Bram Fischer and cross examination by Percy Yutar
  • Extracts of evidence by Govan Mbeki
  • Notes made by Govan Mbeki regarding his interrogation whilst under 90 day detention.
  • Ahmed Kathrada: extract of evidence examination by Vernon Berrange
  • Elias Motsoaledi statement at the Trial
  • Lionel Bernstein extracts of some evidence: cross examination by Percy Yuter
  • Pamphlet entitled " My fight is for all: Mandela tells court of ANC objectives" extracts of Mandela's statement from the dock as printed by the Rand Daily Mail

File: Collins2/6 mainly concerning the Rivonia Trial (1964):


  • Handwritten notes
  • Correspondence . Correspondence include Freda Nuell, J Hadebe, Canon Collins, E.S. Reddy, Hugh Lewin, Joel Joffe Raymond Kunene, Rica Hogdson
  • Typescript- biography of Nelson Mandela
  • Draft articles concerning the imprisonment of Mandela and the Rivonia Trialists
  • Rivonia Trial - statements of accounts and annexure of monies received
  • Decision by Trialists not to appeal against their sentence
  • Statements against the Rivonia Trial sentences by Canon Collins and others
  • Christian Action article entitled " Mandela: a message from prison"
  • Press statements on the sentence issued by the Africa Bureau and by Canon Collins
  • Correspondence concerning the sentencing
  • Typescript of Mandela statement from the dock " Why I am ready to die" with original annotations
  • Articles on the Rivonia Trial
  • Statement issued by Mr. Tom Kellosk at a press conference called by Christian Action January 15 1964 concerning the Rivonia Trial
  • Statement by Canon Collins on behalf of Christian Action
  • Anti- Apartheid Movement profile of Mandela and reproductive extracts from his statement from the dock
  • Notes for adverts and letters re: Rivonia Trial

Also includes:


  • Typescripts of draft articles on the Rivonia Trial some of them written by E.S. (Solly) Sachs
  • A pamphlet entitled the " Message of Rivonia"

Not available for inspection at time of this audit.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Inventory in progress

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places