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FRIEDMANN, Marion Valerie (1918- c1975)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 20
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: FRIEDMANN, Marion Valerie (1918- c1975)
Date(s): 1957-1963
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Friedmann | Marion Valerie | b 1918 | political activist in South Africa
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Marion Valerie Friedmann was born in 1918, and was a founder member of the Liberal Party of South Africa. The multiracial Liberal Party of South Africa was founded in 1954, and was forced to disband under the Prohibition of Political Interference Act of 1968.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Marion Valerie Friedmann on South African politics, 1957-1962, comprising: papers on the Liberal Party of South Africa, 1954-1963 including membership forms and badges, election posters and statements; writings by Marion Friedmann, including life of Stephen Nkadimeng, fragment of typescript on police intimidation of Africans, potted biography of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, and article on African barrister Duma Nokwe; correspondence, 1961-1963, mainly on Liberal Party affairs, also including correspondence with Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth MP on conditions in South Africa; photographs of Walter Sisulu and others; Court Records, including papers on case of Percy J Hodgson v Minister of Justice, on the house arrest of Hodgson, 1962, notice to Walter Sisulu under the terms of the Suppression of Communism Act, text of judgement in case Siwele H M Ganyile v Minister of Jusitice about banning notice, 1961, and judgement in the case of The State v Duma Nokwe and others, 1962; periodicals: copies of Assagai, 1963, Contact, 1960-1963, Fighting Talk, 1961-1962, Liberal News, 1963, Liberal Opinion, 1963, and New African, 1963; miscellaneous material on the Anti-Apartheid Movement, Chief Albert Luthuli, 1960, the African National Congress (ANC), the Capricorn Africa Society, 1953, and the Civil Rights League; press cuttings on South Africa.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Divided into 8 series as described above.

Conditions governing access:

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or Freedom of Information legislation.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Most items may be copied, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.

Finding aids:

Catalogued to item level (see link to repository catalogue).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The immediate source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The ICS holds a large number of collections relating to South African politics, including African National Congress (ICS 1), Mary Benson (ICS 6), Ruth First (ICS 117), Ruth Hayman (ICS 30)Baruch Hirson (ICS 32), Mandela Trials papers (ICS 52), Josie Palmer (ICS 57), Edward Roux (ICS 67), South African Institute of Race Relations (ICS 95), University of Cape Town (ICS 81-82), University of Transkei (ICS 19).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), 2nd edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Created 6/09/2001 AIM25

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