African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection
2007.0040

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Creator
African National Congress.
Title
African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection
ID
2007.0040
Date [inclusive]
2000-2006
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Languages
English. isiXhosa. Bisho.
Abstract
Established in 1912, the African National Congress was created to provide a political avenue for the struggle for equality of Blacks in South Africa. Working in exile from 1960 until 1990, members of the ANC established foreign offices to continue the political work necessary to end apartheid in South Africa. The governing party since 1994, the ANC has established its archives at the University of Fort Hare, an historically Black institution. In March 1999, the ANC and the University of Connecticut signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a partnership to foster training, assistance and cooperation based on the principle of reciprocal learning and consultation. One of the projects resulting from the collaboration between the University of Connecticut and the ANC was the ANC Oral History Project, which conducted and transcribed 133 oral histories of ANC leaders in South Africa between 2000 and 2006.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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History

On March 8, 1999, the University of Connecticut signed a partnership agreement with the ANC to promote international understanding and cooperation based on the principle of reciprocal learning and consultation. The Memorandum of Understanding Between the University of Connecticut and the  African National Congress established a number of initiatives including the creation of the  Comparative Human Rights Program (which later became the UNESCO Chair and Institute of Comparative Human Rights), the ANC Archives Project, and the ANC Oral History Project.

The goals of the ANC Archives Project were to share knowledge and expertise in archival administration, as well as to “acquire, make accessible, preserve and publicize materials dealing with the African National Congress and human rights.” South African delegates were sent to UConn beginning in 1999 to learn archival techniques and receive training from the staff of the  Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. In 2000, archivists from the University of Connecticut traveled to  South Africa to assess the conditions of the ANC collections housed at the  University of Fort Hare, as well as to assist in the development of a long term preservation strategy. Another element of the project was to research the locations of ANC materials held repositories in North America and to “assist in obtaining copies or returning collections to South Africa” (Memorandum of Understanding Between the University of Connecticut and the African National Congress, 1999).

The ANC Oral History Project was designed to preserve accounts of the lives and struggles of those who fought apartheid in South Africa. In October 2000,  Bruce Stave, Director of the  Center for Oral History at the University of Connecticut traveled to Cape Town, South Africa with three assistants and conducted an intensive oral history training workshop over four weeks. The first two weeks of the program consisted of a training seminar on oral history procedure. During the final two weeks of the program, the participants conducted 40 interviews followed by an evaluation workshop on the oral histories.  Narissa Ramdhani, archivist for the  African National Congress, and an alumna of the University of Connecticut, oversaw the interviews in  South Africa. The initial participants of the oral history training program included  Loyiso Pulumani,  Portia Matalala,  Lungelwa Madyibi,  Moses Hadebe, and  Zanele Riba. The interviews continued over the next six years. As part of the partnership, 133 interview transcripts arrived at the  University of Connecticut in March of 2007. The original transcripts and cassette tapes are held at the  University of Fort Hare in  South Africa.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains 133 transcripts of oral history interviews conducted in South Africa between 2000 and 2006. The bulk of the transcripts are in English, but the collection also includes interviews conducted in isiXhosa and Bisho.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries 2014

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Acquisition Information

The transcripts were donated by the African National Congress in March 2007.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to human rights issues. See also the small collection of ANC memorabilia collected as a result of the UConn/ANC Partnership, as well as the papers of Oliver Tambo and A. B. Xuma, available in microfilm. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Oral histories (document genres)
  • Transcripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • South Africa

Subject(s)

  • Anti-apartheid movements
  • Political parties
  • Race relations

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Oral History Transcripts 2000-2006 

Africa, Samson, 2001 April 11 


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Asmal, Kader, 2001 July 5 


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Barsel, Esther, undated 


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Basopu, Mike, undated 


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Belot, Sakhiwo, undated 


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Bernstein, Hilda and Rusty, 2001 February 28 


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Bizos, George, 2000 October 5 


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Brown, David, 2001 December 18 


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Bunting, Brian, 2000 October 3 


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Text   1 9

Bunting, Sonia, 2000 October 4 


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Text   1 10

Cakwebe, Menzeleli Naledi, undated 


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Text   1 11

Carneson, Sarah, 2000 October 11 


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Text   1 12

Coetzee, Dirk, 2005 September 16 


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Text   1 13

Daniel, John, 2003 December 3 


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Text   1 14

Dlomo, Albert, 2000 April 24 


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Text   1 15

Dlomo, Lindiwe, undated 


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Text   1 16

Dlungwana, Zanele Patricia, undated 


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Docrat, Abdul, 2001 February 8 


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Duarte, Jessie, 2005 October 14 


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Dube, Ernest Frederick, 


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Text   2 20

Duma, Mpho, 2001 February 20 


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Text   2 21

Ebrahim, Ebrahim, 2000 October 10 


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Eggenhuizen, Antoine, 2002 June 13 


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Text   2 23

Faku, Mlamli, undated 


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Text   2 24

Fihla, Nkosinathi Benson, 2005, July 24 


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Fikizolo, Melton Makhwenkew, undated 


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Text   2 26

Forman, Sadie, 2001 December 19 


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Text   2 27

Gabru, Yusuf, 2006 February 8 


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Text   2 28

Ghandhi, Ela, 2000 October 2 


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Text   2 29

Goldberg, Denis, 2005 September 20 


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Text   2 30

Goliath, A. H., undated 


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Gounden, Swaninathan, 2001 April 26 


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Text   2 32

Mashaba-Gxowa, Bertha Nonkumbi 2004 December 7 


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Text   2 33

Jack, Mkhuseli, 2005 July 26 


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Text   2 34

Jali, Esther Molatloa, undated 


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Text   2 35

Jassat, Essop, 2001 December 20 


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Text   2 36

Jenkin, Tim, 2001 October 6 


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Text   2 37

Kodesh, Wolfie, 2000 October 4 


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Text   2 38

Kunene, Mazizi, 2001 April 27 


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Text   2 39

Langa, Mandla, undated 


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Text   3 40

Lapsey, Michael, 2000 October 6 


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Text   3 41

Lebona, Azariel, 2003 September 15 


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Text   3 42

Lesia, Israel Moiketsi, undated 


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Text   3 43

Levy, Norman, 2000 October 11 


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Text   3 44

Luthuli, Albertina, 2000 November 25 


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Text   3 45

Magagula, Sipho, 2004 August 30 


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Text   3 46

Magqabaza, Tutu, 2003 August 


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Text   3 47

Maharaj, Mac, 2000 October 9 


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Text   3 48

Majala, Wendy, 2004 August 14 


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Text   3 49

Makana, Siman, 2001 August 27 


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Text   3 50

Makhaye, Mec Dumisani, 2004 January 20 


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Text   3 51

Makinta, M.L., undated 


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Text   3 52

Maloi-Thibeletsa, N.A., undated 


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Text   3 53

Manyoni, Thabo Moses, undated 


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Text   3 54

Maphanga, Russel, 2003 July 30 


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Text   3 55

Matang, Mothate, undated 


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Text   3 56

Matosa, Zanemvula, undated 


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Text   3 57

Matthews, Joe, 2000 October 2 


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Text   3 58

Mayekiso, Maxwell Bonisile, 2002 May 24 


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Text   3 59

Mayekiso, M-Xhosa, 2002 May 24 


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Text   4 60

Mayson, Cedric, 2004 February 10 


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Text   4 61

Mbange, Makonza Blyden, undated 


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Text   4 62

Mbeki, Epainette, 2001 June 4 


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Text   4 63

Mbeki, Govan, 2000 October 5 


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Text   4 64

Mbete, Baleka, 2001 May 9 


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Text   4 65

McLean, Sherry, 2001 January 15 


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Text   4 66

Mdze, Milton Nkosentsha, undated 


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Text   4 67

Metele, Alfred Tot, 2001 October 4 


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Text   4 68

Mfenyana, Sindiso Gregory, 2001 January 28 


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Text   4 69

Mhlongo, Simphiwe, 2004 December 18 


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Text   4 70

Mkwayi, Wilton, 2000 October 6 


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Text   4 71

Mlangeni, Bawo Andrew, 2003 November 5 


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Text   4 72

Mncwabe, Mthokozisi, 2003 April 18 


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Text   4 73

Mohammed, Joyce, 2001 December 21 


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Text   4 74

Mohapi, Oliver, undated 


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Text   4 75

Mohapi, Rose Mary, undated 


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Text   4 76

Mokitlane, Modise Casca, undated 


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Text   4 77

Mokoena, Raymond, 2004 June 4 


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Text   4 78

Moonsamy, Kay, 2000 December 7 


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Text   5 79

Motihabaine, Shoes, undated 


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Text   5 80

Mtongana, Silias, 2005 July 25 


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Text   5 81

Mzimela, Cletus, 2003 August 12 


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Text   5 82

Mzuzwana, Zwelabantu, undated 


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Text   5 83

Mzuzwana, Zwelinjani Matthews, undated 


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Text   5 84

Naidoo, Indres, 2000 October 3 


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Text   5 85

Naidoo, Shantie, 2000 October 6 


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Text   5 86

Naidoo, Phyllis, 2000 November 23 


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Text   5 87

Naidoo, Prema, 2001 July 12 


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Text   5 88

Nair, Billy, 2000 October 10 


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Text   5 89

Nchabeleng, Elleck, 2005 March 19 


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Text   5 90

Nene, George, 


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Text   5 91

Ngalo, Zenzile, 2001 July 5 


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Text   5 92

Ngoyi, Edgar, undated 


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Text   5 93

Ngqondela, James Wongama, 2001 July 8 


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Text   5 94

Ngwenya, Winnie,   2005 September 29


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Text   5 95

Nhlapo, Sipho James, 2003 September 15 


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Text   5 96

Nong, Elias, 2005 March 19 


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Text   5 97

Norushe, Bonisile, undated 


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Text   5 98

Ntlanthi, Israel Bonakeke, undated 


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Text   6 99

Ntsibande, Cleopus, 2004 August 13 


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Text   6 100

Omar, Dullah, 2000 October 6 


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Text   6 101

Papo, Hope Mankwana, 2004 May 7 


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Text   6 102

Pato, Thembinkosi Xolile, undated 


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Text   6 103

Pemba, Alven Bennie, 2000 June 10 


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Text   6 104

Peyise, Peter, 2001 February 23 


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Text   6 105

Phakola, Fannie, 2005 October 14 


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Text   6 106

Pillay, Rajes, 2000 August 2 


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Text   6 107

Plam, Edward Danile, 2001 July 12 


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Text   6 108

Pongolo, Xolo-David, 


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Text   6 109

Ponnusamy, Somalingum, 2001 July 23 


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Text   6 110

Potgieter, Febe, 2005 July 3 


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Text   6 111

Ratikane, Mantoane, 2005 January 6 


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Text   6 112

Sangweni, Angela, 2001 July 5 


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Text   6 113

Sangweni, Stanislaus, 2001 July 6 


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Text   6 114

Seedat, Fatima, 2000 August 8 


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Text   6 115

Serote, Wally, 2000 October 4 


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Text   6 116

Shope, Gertrude, 2000 October 11 


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Text   6 117

Simons, Rachel (Ray), 2000 October 7 


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Text   6 118

Singh, Sunny, 2001 July 23 


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Text   6 119

Sita, Maniben, 2002 January 24 


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Text   6 120

Sonkwala, Jeffrey Msutu, 2001 April 26 


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Text   7 121

Tickly, Mohammed, 2001 February 2 


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Text   7 122

Tlaka, Ntate Kgologo, 2005 November 29 


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Text   7 123

Toni, Mxolisi, 2004 September 9 


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Text   7 124

Turock, Ben, 2000 October 5 


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Text   7 125

Twebe, Moses Bonisile, 2001 September 26 


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Text   7 126

Tyikwe, William Bonakele, 2001 October 5 


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Text   7 127

Vandeyar, Reggie, 2005 October 11 


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Text   7 128

Weinberg, Sheila, 2003 August 14 


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Text   7 129

Xaba, Ndikho, 2001 August 1 


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Text   7 130

Zandile, Thomson, undated 


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Text   7 131

Zulu, Sipho Emmanuel, undated 


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Text   7 132

Zweni, Ngaze, 2001 July 11 


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Series II: 2014 Addition 

Subseries A: Oral History Transcripts 

Box

Bunting, Bunting January 22, 1993 

8

Carneson, Sarah October 22, 1992 

8

Dinat, Ramnie undated 

8

Kasrils, Ronnie undated 

8

Magubane, Bernard June 4, 1999 

8

Maharaj, Mac undated 

8

Makgothi, Henry March 27, 1993 

8

Makgothi, Henry October 9, 2000 

8

Maseko, Tim undated 

8

Mashaba-Gxowa, Bertha January 24, 2002 

8

Matthews, Joe September 27, 2000 

8

Modise, Mmipe Lillian Saasa December 29, 2001 

8

Moonsamy, Kay undated 

8

Ndlovu, Sifiso February 4, 2000 

9

Ngaze, Zweni July 11, 2001 

9

Njobe, Makhunga Winji undated 

9

Nkabinde, Fanny undated 

9

Nkobi, Titus Thomas undated 

9

Nkobi, Titus Thomas April 9, 1993 

9

Poonsamy, Leslie Dr. July 23, 2001 

9

Samson, Africa April 11, 2001 

9

Sankwala, Jeffrey Mustu April 26, 2001 

9

Schoon, Cherry January 15, 2001 

9

September, Reg December 3, 1992 

9

Serote, Wally undated 

9

Singh, Sunny July 23, 2001 

9

Sisulu, Walter January 31, 1994 

9

Sisulu, Walter January 21, 1995 

9

Swaminathan, Gouden April 26, 2001 

9

Wolpe, Anne-Marie undated 

9

Subseries B: Bibliographic Materials and Finding Aids 

Box

Mayibuye Centre for History and Culture in South Africa: Sound and Oral History Collection 2003 

10

Indiana University Libraries: South Africa, Johannesburg, and Other Locations 1960-1965? 2003 

10

Indiana University Libraries: South Africa 1964-1974 2003 

10

Inidiana University Libraries: Other Materials 2003 

10

Records of the American Committee on Africa 2003 

10

Center for Research Libraries: Cooperative Africana Microfilm Project 2003 

10

Stanford: Martin Luther King Project undated 

10

Yale Manuscripts and Archives: Multiple Collections 2003 

10

Miscellaneous Collections 2003 

10

University of Fort Hare Records: New York Mission Records 2003 

10

University of Massachusetts Libraries: W.E.B. DuBois Papers 2004 

10

Gwendolen Margaret Carter 2003 

10

Michigan State University: African Achivist Archive 2003 

10

University of Florida Archives: Gwendolen M. Carter Collection 2003 

10

Yale University Library: Songs of Zion: African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States Collection 2004 

10

Guide to the Records of the Washington Office on Africa 2003 

10

WGBH 2004 

10

Miscellaneous Collections 2003-2004 

10

South African Libraries: UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives 2003 

10

African National Congress Archives Project 2004 

10

Archives Containing Paul Robeson Materials 2004 

10

Peoples' Video Network 2004 

10

National Security Archive 2004 

10

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Archive 2003 

10

Howard University: South African Research and Archival Project undated 

10

Howard University: ANC Related Materials 2004 

10

New York Public Library: Miscellaneous Collections 2004 

10

Subseries C: Biographic Sketches 

Box

Reddy, E.S. 

10

Jele, Khiphusizi Josiah "Joe" 

10

Miscellaneous 

10

Kathrada, Ahmed Mohamed 

10

Pallo, Jordan Z. 

10

Mhlaba, Raymond 

10

Stofile, Arnold 

10

Sisulu, Lindiwe Nonceba 

10

Ramaphosa, Cyril 

10

Tambo, Oliver Reginald 

10

Tambo, Adelaide Frances 

10

Lekota, Mosiuoa Patrick 

10

Burnham, Margaret A. 

10

Brath, Elombe 

10

Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla 

10

Matthews, Vincent Joseph Gaobakwe 

10

Mbeki, Thabo Mvuyelwa 

10

Subseries D: Consent Forms 

Box
10

Subseries E: Short-Hand Notes of Interviews 

Box
10

Subseries F: Correspondence 

Box

Willard Johnson 

10

Mary Tiseo 

10

Gwendolen Carter -- Use Agreements 

10

Vidipax 

10

George Houser 

10

Dennis Brutus 

10

Kenneth Carstens 

10

Ntsiki Kabane 

10

Miscellaneous Contact Letter and Emails 

10

Sample Deed of Gift 

11

Shikulu Shange 

11

Z.K. Matthews 

11

Cecelia Vilakazi 

11

Madie Xuma 

11

Canada Contacts 

11

Contact Information 

11

Contacts/Exiles 

11

Congressional Testimony 

11

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