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Published & Unpublished collections/writings

Black Sash Collection
Newspapers: Argus, Cape Times, some Rand Daily Mail and Sunday Times
Description: Townships (1984)
Namaqualand and copper mining (1977-87)
Lawaaikamp, George (1980-88)
Atlantis (1972-89)
Location: 4 boxes in ASL basement on shelves before Eastern Cape Press Clippings:

Cape Town student protests 1976
Newspapers: Die Burger, Cape Argus, Cape Herald, Cape Times, Rapport, Sunday Times
Description: Collected by UCT History Workshop, Aug-Sept 1976. Chronologies of events, pamphlets, leaflets, oral information, press cuttings, and subject and chronological indexes to articles which appeared in above newspapers.
Location: Manuscripts and Archives Dept at BC 651

Civil Rights League Clippings Collection
Dates: 1963-1981
Newspapers: Cape Times, Argus, Sunday Times, occasional other
Description: Human rights issues, including group areas, censorship, police, bannings, detention.
Card index in ASL. Arranged by topic.
Location: Filing cabinets in ASL basement

Democratic Party Clippings Collection
Dates: 1970s onwards (occasional clippings from 1959 and 1960s)
Newspapers: South African and international
Description: Arranged by topic. Coverage: South Africa - general. Includes biographical files and files on Commissions of Inquiry. Current clippings (1995- ) kept in DP offices. Will be sent to ASL when no longer "current".
Location: Boxes in ASL basement

Gerald Shaw scrapbooks
Description: Scrapbooks of newspaper articles written by Gerald Shaw, 1966-1996 (editor of Cape Times)
Location: Manuscripts and Archives Dept

Macmillan Collection of Clippings
Dates: 1950s - 1994
Newspapers: Argus, Cape Times, Burger
Description: Arranged by topic. Primarily Cape local history but also topics such as education, politics, Sharpeville, etc. Separate biography file.
Card index in ASL
Location: Filing cabinets in ASL basement

"Press Clippings on South Africa's transformation"
Dates: 1989-1994
Newspapers: South African
Description: Compiled in Political Studies Dept of Rhodes University during transformation period. Arranged by topic, eg. ANC, voter education, CODESA, reconstruction, land, release of Nelson Mandela etc.
Location: BA 320.968 PRES

Rand Daily Mail Political Scrapbooks
Dates: 1963-April 1985
Newspapers: Rand Daily Mail
Description: Political issues. Chronological arrangement.
Location: Scrapbooks in ASL basement

Scrapbook on Southern African liberation movements, 1973
(Compiled by Prof Robin Cohen)
Dates: July to September 1973
Newspapers: British
Description: Clippings mostly on Mozambique (including Wiriyamu massacre), also Zimbabwe, Namibia and a few on SA. Chronological arrangement
Location: Basement

Scrapbooks on Burundi, Liberia and Ethiopia
Newspapers: Cape Times, Argus, Mail & Guardian; Ethiopian scrapbooks include international newspapers as well as CT and Argus
Description: Civil war in Burundi (1995-1998) and Liberia (1993-1996); Ethiopia (3 scrapbooks) from 1972-1995. Chronological arrangement

Urban Problems Research Unit clippings
Date: 1976-7
Newspapers: Argus, Cape Times, Sunday Times
Description: South Africa with a strong focus on Cape Town. Topics include transport, housing, crime, health, Group Areas, townships, gangs. Arranged chronologically in scrapbooks under broad headings: Social conditions, Economic life, Need/ Amenities, Who is Who.
Location: Basement


A F Pressclips
(Washington: US Dept of State, Bureau of African Affairs)
Dates: 1987-1990
Newspapers: United States
Description: Africa in United States newspapers. Chronological arrangement
Location: BAJ 079.6805 AF

AIA's Southern African chronicle
(Harare: Africa Information Afrique, "an independent newswire service)
Dates: 1995-1999
Newspapers: newswire service
Description: Southern African news. Chronological arrangement
Location: BAJ 079.6805 AIA

ANC News briefing
Dates: 1980-1990 (incomplete 1978-79), weekly
Newspapers: South African, British, some radio
Description: Liberation struggle activities, ANC, political, labour,etc Chronological arrangement
Location: BA 322.405 ANC

Eastern Cape press clippings
(Eastern Cape News Agencies)
Dates: 1989-93
Newspapers: Eastern Cape
Description: Topic - general. Within chronological arrangement, by Border, Ciskei, Eastern Cape, Transkei
Location: In ASL basement

Facts and reports: international press cuttings on Southern Africa
(Holland Committee on Southern Africa)
Dates: 1980-1995, 2 per month
Newspapers: British, French, South African, Southern African news agencies, radio reports
Description: Southern Africa - politics, economics, some arts. Chronological arrangement
Location: BAJ 079.6805 FAC

Focus on Negotiation: Pressclips on the South African negotiations process from 1989 onwards/Focus on South Africa
(Johannesburg: Regional Research and Report Corporation)
Dates: 1990-1995, monthly
Newspapers: Gauteng and national
Description: South African politics: Chronological arrangement
Location: BA 320.96805 FOC; BA 079.6905 FOC

South African pressclips
Dates: 1981-1992, weekly
Newspapers: South African
Description: South Africa - general. Chronological arrangement
Location: BAJ 079.6805 SOU

Stop Press: the British Press on South Africa
Dates: 1988-1994, monthly
Newspapers: British
Description: South and Southern Africa with some coverage of the rest of Africa. Chronological arrangement
Location: BAJ 079.6805 STO

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Last updated : 03-Apr-2011

This article was produced for South African History Online on 03-Apr-2011