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Capricorn Africa Society

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0101 ICS 8
Held at: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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Full title: Capricorn Africa Society
Date(s): 1955-1966
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 118 items
Name of creator(s): Capricorn Africa Society
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Capricorn Africa Society was founded in Southern Rhodesia by David Stirling in 1949, with objective of democratic and multi-racial development in East and Central Africa.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of the Capricorn Africa Society (CAS), 1955-1966: comprising publications, including copies of society pamphlets and leaflets, 1955-1959; duplicated material including report from Nyasaland [c 1956]; notes of a talk with Dr Albert Schweitzer, 20 Sep [? 1956]; note on the activities of the College of Rhodesian Citizenship, 1959-1960; biographical notes on Ugandan Ministers [c 1956]; progress report to members in the United Kingdom, 1958; programme of the Central African Branch, 1959; letters from U S Information Service, Salisbury, Rhodesia on events in Rhodesia, and the activities of Rhodesian students in the USA, 1958-1960; report on tour of Southern Rhodesia by officials of the CAS Central African Branch, 1959; CAS Newsletters, 1956-1965; newspaper cuttings, 1955-1959, including copies of articles by David Stirling on self government and common citizenship in Africa; correspondence, 1957-1960 including copies of 'Weekly Summary' a duplicated letter sent to CAS members from London; letters to David Hamilton and David Stirling on society business and African politics; miscellaneous notes and papers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in five sections: Publications, Duplicated Material, Newspaper Cuttings, Correspondence, and Miscellaneous.

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:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the ICS Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish or quote from original documents should be made to the Information Resources Manager.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

The source of acquisition of these papers by ICS is unknown.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
Created 4/09/2001 AIM25.

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