The collection contains the personal papers of Alexandre (Alex) Moumbaris, particularly his arrest, trial and imprisonment in South Africa. Also included are related documents covering the various anti-Apartheid movements in France, over and above Alex Moumbaris' records relating to his work for the African National Congress (ANC) and political activism, including the work of his wife Marie-José for BIAA and the ANC and anti-Apartheid movements, as well as documents relating to 'Okhela'.
On the bequest of £200,000 left by Alfred Beit to 'The University of Johannesburg' and the subsequent history of the bequest. Correspondents incluee O. Beit, B.F. Hawksley, F.S. Malan, L.Phillips, J.C. Smuts and Sir J. Wernher.
9 letters to his sister, 1895, from Barotseland, Bechuanaland and Natal; Hg notes for his book Au pays des Ba-Rotse (Paris, 1898); Meteorological notes, Feb. 1889; 25 sketch maps showing his route; gun licence for Bechuanaland, 1892.
Bantu origins: the people and their language (238p. Ts vol.), published Cape Town, Struik, 1963 and The Zulu people as they were before the white man came (480p.2 Ts vols.) published Pietermaritzburg, Shuter, 1949.