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South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), Part 1 records

  • ZA HPRA AD843B
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1962

The "B" box collection relates mainly to the period 1930 to 1950, although there are some documents as early as 1926 and some all late as 1961. This inventory boar the title "Part I" as there have been subsequent deposits of the Institute's archives which will be inventoried at a later date.

The "B" box collection has been retained as an entity in accordance with Standard archival practice and the files have been kept in their original order. Many of the files overlap and contain material irrelevant to the subject matter of the file. In view of the extensive use made of the collection over the last ten years by researchers who took references according to the then existing arrangement, it was decided not to re-sort. The present box numbers have been retained, but the files which previously bore an alphabetical notation have now been given a numerical one, e.g. the original 4f now becomes 4.6.

This inventory lists the number of items in each file, mention the names of the principal correspondents, indicates the subject field and itemises anything of particular importance. A brief sketch of the Institute is included and a comprehensive index of all personal names mentioned in the inventory and of selective subject fields has been provided, thus bringing together scattered subjects. The words "Native", "African", "Bantu" and "Non-European" have been used where they were the approved nomenclature of the day.

Subjects covered are the social and economic conditions of Blacks, Coloureds and Indians, with particular reference to education, literacy, land, farm labour, labour relations, housing, the urban Black, health and welfare services, medical training, juvenile delinquency, the liquor problem, discriminatory legislation and penal reform. This collection, covering almost three decades, in of great importance to economic, social and political historians.

Anna M. Cunningham, 1 August 1981.

South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)

Black Sash, Records

  • ZA HPRA AE862
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1999

The papers consist partly of administrative records and partly of the recordsof political actions undertaken by Sash. There is also a collection of press cuttings. The papers cover the years 1955-1999.

Black Sash

Swiss Mission in South Africa records

  • ZA HPRA AC1084
  • Fonds
  • 1878 - 1976

Part 70.19 - The Bible in Standard Tsonga. There is a listing of the items, stored in 58 boxes, which is attached to the hardcopy inventory.

Part S 1-8 - Schneider Papers. The items stored in these S 1-8 boxes are referred to in the inventory. The listing of the items is attached to the hardcopy inventory.

Swiss Mission

Papers of Enuga S. Reddy

  • ZA HPRA A2094
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1994

Press clippings, press releases, memoranda and printed items issued outside South Africa. Subjects are anti-apartheid activities in various countries, including the United Nations Centre against Apartheid, sports, arms and oil boycotts, Indian participation in the liberation struggle, sanctions and disinvestment. Also items on the Defiance Campaign.

There is information on M.A. Cachalia, Y Dadoo, K. Kathrada, N. and W. Mandela, G.M. Naicker, W.M. Sisulu, N. Sita, O. Tambo and on the organisations of the African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress.

Reddy, Enuga S.

Attwell Sidwell Mopeli-Paulus

  • ZA HPRA A974
  • Fonds

Unpublished manuscripts of novels, drama, short stories and poetry.

Mopeli-Paulus, Attwell Sidwell

Allison Wessels George Champion Papers

  • ZA HPRA A922
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1959

Abbreviations:

AAC - All Africa Convention.

ANC - African National Congress.

CNETU - Council of Non-European Trade Unions.

ICU - Industrial and Commercial Workers Union.

NIC - Natal Indian Congress.

NRC - Natives Representative Council.

SANNC -South African Native National Council.

Champion, Allison Wessels George

Papers of Joan Pim

  • ZA HPRA A882
  • Fonds
  • 7 November 1805 - 26 October 1977

The Joane Pim papers span the years 1939-1974, with the preponderance between the years 1950-1974 when Miss Pim was actively employed by the Anglo-American Corporation, although there are a few items going back as far as 1805.

They contain correspondence, minutes, reports, addresses, lectures, manuscript and typescript notes and notebooks, photographs and photographic albums, press cuttings, slides and plans as well as her book 'Beauty is Honorary'. Her private correspondence is to be regarded as 'Closed Access' for the next 10 years (until 1 January 1985).

The papers should be of great interest to several departments within the University. Her collection of slides illustrating her work in beautifying the gardens of many fine private homes, as well an the mines, would he of particular interest to the Department of Architecture and Town Planning. The botanical specimens and notes would he welcomed by the Department of Botany. Miss Pim's work covered the whole of South Africa and with the growing awareness of the need to preserve the best of the past, her papers are of national interest. Her death is a great loss to environmental consciousness in South Africa and particularly to landscape architecture of which the was a pioneer.

All the papers and printed items are of immense research value and will be preserved and made available to bona fide students and researchers.

Pim, Joane

Barnett Collection of Photographs

  • ZA HPRA A3311
  • Fonds
  • 1890s-1913

The photographs of Joseph and David Barnett cover the early years of Johannesburg, its buildings and streets; gold mining, mainly on the Witwatersrand, but also as far as Barberton; events like the Jameson Raid in 1895, the Matabele Rebellion in 1896, the Queen Victoria Jubilee in 1897, and the South African War (Anglo Boer War) in 1899-1902; as well as personalities like Cecil Rhodes and Paul Kruger.

Joseph Barnett was born in 1861(?) in Brynmawr, Wales as one of 6 children of Barnett and Ellen Isaacs. He came to Johannesburg around 1888/9, where he started a photographic business in 1895, later joined by his brother David. Both brothers obtained contracts with periodical publications like the illustrated London journal "Black & White". Joseph Barnett died while on holiday in Wales and was buried at his birthplace on the 23 July 1897.
His brother David not only continued with the business Barnett & Co., but also took over Joseph's appointment as special correspondent of "Black and White", taking the photographic work of the brothers further. In the years to follow he contributed many of his pictures of the South African War (1899-1902), published by 'Black and White', and later launched a series of postcards in about 1902. David Barnett died at the age of 90 in 1964.

"The Star" Newspaper

Dr Samuel Evans, Papers

  • ZA HPRA A619
  • Fonds
  • 1777

The papers of Samuel Evans consist of 3 boxes of correspondence, notes, memoranda and printed items illustrating his activities in Egypt and in South Africa, particularly with reference to mining, banking and communications.

Including printed items, memoranda, notes, press clippings and correspondence relating primarily to mining and economic development, the "Stands" scandal of 1892, the Dynamite Monopoly and the National Bank of South Africa. The 2 vols contain printed items and reports on petroleum deposits in Egypt. Correspondents: T.W. Beckett, F.C. Bourne, H. Eckstein, J. Eloff, Sir J.P. Fitzpatrick, H. Jennings, C.H.B. Leonard, W. Leyds, E. Lippert, Sir E. Vincent and Wernher, Beit & Co.

Evans, Dr Samuel

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