Jacob S. T. Dlamini Collection of NARA Records on Human Rights in South Africa
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Jacob Dlamini is an Assistant Professor and historian of Africa, with an interest in precolonial, colonial and postcolonial African History. He obtained a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2012 and is also a graduate of Wits University in South Africa and Sussex University in England.
This collection consists of photocopies of official records and news articles/clippings from the National Archives and Records Administration relating to government activities, activism, laws, and court cases in South Africa between 1967 and 1987. Princeton History Professor Jacob Dlamini obtained these documents as the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
These records document the political lanscape and resistance in South Africa during the later stages of Apartheid. Materials related to Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) are included, specifically documents concerning the arrest of ANC members and the 1979 treason conviction and death sentence of ANC member James Mange. There are also documents illustrating efforts of the UN Centre Against Apartheid, as well as numerous other South African liberation enterprises.
This collection was formed as a result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request placed by Princeton History Professor Jacob S. T. Dlamini during the course of his research, for which Princeton University Library paid the fees.
This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
- Human rights -- Africa, Southern. -- 20th century -- Sources
- Human rights advocacy -- Africa, Southern -- 20th century -- Sources
- Apartheid -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
- Anti-apartheid movements -- Africa, Southern -- 20th century -- Sources
- African National Congress -- 20th century -- Sources
- Finding Aid Author
- Chloe Pfendler
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- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.