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Patrick Robert Brian Lewis Papers Series
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Miscellaneous Documents

487 numbered items, of which some have been retained by P. Lewis, which is indicated by the letters PL in the list attached here.

Including: Johannesburg municipality, with particular reference to finance, native treasury fund, beerhalls, Soweto, transport, housing, boundaries, Lenasia, Urban Bantu Council, electricity, birth statistics (black), schools, Botanic Garden and Dube hostel riots 1957. Also on the pass laws, recreation and community services, legislation affecting blacks, taxation, the Bantu in industry, homelands, Indians, migrant labour, rezoning of areas such as Vrededorp and Parktown, the development of Johannesburg, the Native Laws Commission Report 1946 1948 and the declaration of Uitlander Council 1899.


Compiled by Patrick Lewis, containing newspaper clips with reference to his work and activities, as well as general politics and the Johannesburg Municipality. Including Press clippings, photographs, printed ephemera and pamphlets, relating to amongst others, subjects of Apartheid, race relations, Soweto and township life, the urban black population, political parties, provincial and municipal elections, city council affairs.

Please note: the quality of some of the newspaper cuttings in the scrapbooks is poor at times and could not be enhanced by digitisation.


Subjects: all aspects of civic administration, in particular finances, the administration of the black townships and the work of councillors and officials. There is much about Soweto, the growth of the black population, living and social conditions, beerhalls, Moroka Stadium, Dube bar lounge and Baragwanath Hospital. Also included are speeches on the Bantu Laws Amendment Bill, Bantu wages and productivity, the 1976 riots and the Provincial Council by-election 1962 when P. Lewis stood as the candidate for Parktown.

The order of the documents as filed in the box files 1-7 was retained.