Collection 105 - Jack and Ray Simons Papers

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ZA MR-RT-105

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Jack and Ray Simons Papers

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  • 1930 - 1980 (Accumulation)

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ca.7200 items.Only 2 items relate to the Rivonia Trial ; Publications, Text-based documents

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This extensive collection reflects the immense contribution made by the Simons' to the political, trade union and intellectual life of South Africa. F9.3 Trials: Treason and terrorism, 1957-1989 has one item related to the Rivonia: an ANC booklet entitled "South Africa on Trial: Behind the Rivonia Case." It outlines the trial, the history of the case, defendants' biographies. The aim was to encourage pressure not to impose the death penalty. It was printed in the UK. A further item may be related to the Rivonia Trial or to previous trials (it is undated): Typed notes (with manuscript additions) on High Treason and the South African Law.

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