A Guide to the African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection, 2000-2006

A Guide to the African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection
Creator
African National Congress.
Inclusive Dates
2000-2006
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
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.
Call Number
2007.0040
Language
English
Languages
English. isiXhosa. Bisho.
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Valerie Love and Ethan Avery. (2014)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection. Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

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

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], African National Congress Oral History Transcripts Collection. Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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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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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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Collection Inventory

Series I: Oral History Transcripts 2000-2006 

BoxFolder

Africa, Samson, 2001 April 11 

11

Asmal, Kader, 2001 July 5 

12

Barsel, Esther, undated 

13

Basopu, Mike, undated 

14

Belot, Sakhiwo, undated 

15

Bernstein, Hilda and Rusty, 2001 February 28 

16

Bizos, George, 2000 October 5 

17

Brown, David, 2001 December 18 

18

Bunting, Brian, 2000 October 3 

19

Bunting, Sonia, 2000 October 4 

110

Cakwebe, Menzeleli Naledi, undated 

111

Carneson, Sarah, 2000 October 11 

112

Coetzee, Dirk, 2005 September 16 

113

Daniel, John, 2003 December 3 

114

Dlomo, Albert, 2000 April 24 

115

Dlomo, Lindiwe, undated 

116

Dlungwana, Zanele Patricia, undated 

117

Docrat, Abdul, 2001 February 8 

118

Duarte, Jessie, 2005 October 14 

119

Dube, Ernest Frederick, 

220

Duma, Mpho, 2001 February 20 

221

Ebrahim, Ebrahim, 2000 October 10 

222

Eggenhuizen, Antoine, 2002 June 13 

223

Faku, Mlamli, undated 

224

Fihla, Nkosinathi Benson, 2005, July 24 

225

Fikizolo, Melton Makhwenkew, undated 

226

Forman, Sadie, 2001 December 19 

227

Gabru, Yusuf, 2006 February 8 

228

Ghandhi, Ela, 2000 October 2 

229

Goldberg, Denis, 2005 September 20 

230

Goliath, A. H., undated 

231

Gounden, Swaninathan, 2001 April 26 

232

Mashaba-Gxowa, Bertha Nonkumbi 2004 December 7 

233

Jack, Mkhuseli, 2005 July 26 

234

Jali, Esther Molatloa, undated 

235

Jassat, Essop, 2001 December 20 

236

Jenkin, Tim, 2001 October 6 

237

Kodesh, Wolfie, 2000 October 4 

238

Kunene, Mazizi, 2001 April 27 

239

Langa, Mandla, undated 

340

Lapsey, Michael, 2000 October 6 

341

Lebona, Azariel, 2003 September 15 

342

Lesia, Israel Moiketsi, undated 

343

Levy, Norman, 2000 October 11 

344

Luthuli, Albertina, 2000 November 25 

345

Magagula, Sipho, 2004 August 30 

346

Magqabaza, Tutu, 2003 August 

347

Maharaj, Mac, 2000 October 9 

348

Majala, Wendy, 2004 August 14 

349

Makana, Siman, 2001 August 27 

350

Makhaye, Mec Dumisani, 2004 January 20 

351

Makinta, M.L., undated 

352

Maloi-Thibeletsa, N.A., undated 

353

Manyoni, Thabo Moses, undated 

354

Maphanga, Russel, 2003 July 30 

355

Matang, Mothate, undated 

356

Matosa, Zanemvula, undated 

357

Matthews, Joe, 2000 October 2 

358

Mayekiso, Maxwell Bonisile, 2002 May 24 

359

Mayekiso, M-Xhosa, 2002 May 24 

460

Mayson, Cedric, 2004 February 10 

461

Mbange, Makonza Blyden, undated 

462

Mbeki, Epainette, 2001 June 4 

463

Mbeki, Govan, 2000 October 5 

464

Mbete, Baleka, 2001 May 9 

465

McLean, Sherry, 2001 January 15 

466

Mdze, Milton Nkosentsha, undated 

467

Metele, Alfred Tot, 2001 October 4 

468

Mfenyana, Sindiso Gregory, 2001 January 28 

469

Mhlongo, Simphiwe, 2004 December 18 

470

Mkwayi, Wilton, 2000 October 6 

471

Mlangeni, Bawo Andrew, 2003 November 5 

472

Mncwabe, Mthokozisi, 2003 April 18 

473

Mohammed, Joyce, 2001 December 21 

474

Mohapi, Oliver, undated 

475

Mohapi, Rose Mary, undated 

476

Mokitlane, Modise Casca, undated 

477

Mokoena, Raymond, 2004 June 4 

478

Moonsamy, Kay, 2000 December 7 

579

Motihabaine, Shoes, undated 

580

Mtongana, Silias, 2005 July 25 

581

Mzimela, Cletus, 2003 August 12 

582

Mzuzwana, Zwelabantu, undated 

583

Mzuzwana, Zwelinjani Matthews, undated 

584

Naidoo, Indres, 2000 October 3 

585

Naidoo, Shantie, 2000 October 6 

586

Naidoo, Phyllis, 2000 November 23 

587

Naidoo, Prema, 2001 July 12 

588

Nair, Billy, 2000 October 10 

589

Nchabeleng, Elleck, 2005 March 19 

590

Nene, George, 

591

Ngalo, Zenzile, 2001 July 5 

592

Ngoyi, Edgar, undated 

593

Ngqondela, James Wongama, 2001 July 8 

594

Ngwenya, Winnie,   2005 September 29

595

Nhlapo, Sipho James, 2003 September 15 

596

Nong, Elias, 2005 March 19 

597

Norushe, Bonisile, undated 

598

Ntlanthi, Israel Bonakeke, undated 

699

Ntsibande, Cleopus, 2004 August 13 

6100

Omar, Dullah, 2000 October 6 

6101

Papo, Hope Mankwana, 2004 May 7 

6102

Pato, Thembinkosi Xolile, undated 

6103

Pemba, Alven Bennie, 2000 June 10 

6104

Peyise, Peter, 2001 February 23 

6105

Phakola, Fannie, 2005 October 14 

6106

Pillay, Rajes, 2000 August 2 

6107

Plam, Edward Danile, 2001 July 12 

6108

Pongolo, Xolo-David, 

6109

Ponnusamy, Somalingum, 2001 July 23 

6110

Potgieter, Febe, 2005 July 3 

6111

Ratikane, Mantoane, 2005 January 6 

6112

Sangweni, Angela, 2001 July 5 

6113

Sangweni, Stanislaus, 2001 July 6 

6114

Seedat, Fatima, 2000 August 8 

6115

Serote, Wally, 2000 October 4 

6116

Shope, Gertrude, 2000 October 11 

6117

Simons, Rachel (Ray), 2000 October 7 

6118

Singh, Sunny, 2001 July 23 

6119

Sita, Maniben, 2002 January 24 

6120

Sonkwala, Jeffrey Msutu, 2001 April 26 

7121

Tickly, Mohammed, 2001 February 2 

7122

Tlaka, Ntate Kgologo, 2005 November 29 

7123

Toni, Mxolisi, 2004 September 9 

7124

Turock, Ben, 2000 October 5 

7125

Twebe, Moses Bonisile, 2001 September 26 

7126

Tyikwe, William Bonakele, 2001 October 5 

7127

Vandeyar, Reggie, 2005 October 11 

7128

Weinberg, Sheila, 2003 August 14 

7129

Xaba, Ndikho, 2001 August 1 

7130

Zandile, Thomson, undated 

7131

Zulu, Sipho Emmanuel, undated 

7132

Zweni, Ngaze, 2001 July 11 

7133

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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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