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Black Sash Papers

1955-1970, 1955-1973, 1955-1977

CAMP has several collections relating to the Black Sash Society, formerly the Women's Defense of the Constitution League, organized in 1955 to "maintain a bridge of sympathy and understanding between the various racial groups in the country, ... to mitigate the inhuman effects of the implementation of Apartheid" and "to keep alive a spirit of dissent." In some cases, these collections may overlap.

Papers, 1955-1970
Papers, 1955-1973
Papers, 1955-1977


Papers, 1955-1970

MF-2552 Neg. MF - at lab
Black Sash (Society)
Papers, 1955-1970. [microform]
Johannesburg, Microfile, 1966-1970
11 microfilm reels. Negative. 35 mm
Pt. I (reels 1-6) includes constitution, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, minutes of general and regional meetings, financial records, conference and demonstration records, bills and miscellanea, 1955-1906.
Pt. 2 (reels 7--11) contains membership rolls, auditors' reports, general correspondence, administrative documents, bills, press statements, conference and committee records, memoranda, regional reports and records of the official magazine, 1967-1970.
OCLC# 24114033

BLACK SASH

Part 1 - 1955-1966

Reel 1
   Petition
   Inaugural Meetings
   Constitution
   Sharpeville
   Convoy to Cape Town 1956
   Advice Office. Reports and Correspondence. Pamphlets
   Information and Education
   Publicity of Committee Meetings
   Minutes of Meetings, etc.

Reel 2
   Minutes of Meetings. General, regional, etc. (contd.)

Reel 3
   Minutes of Meetings. General, regional, etc. (contd.)
   National Conferences 1956-1966

Reel 4
   Correspondence 1955-1966
   Correspondence with Cabinet Ministers
   Letters to the Press

Reel 5
   Letters to the Press (contd.)
   Finance
   Circulars. 1956-1966
   Projects:
       Family Life
       90 Days Detainees
       Multi-Racial Conference

Reel 6
   Multi-Racial Conference (contd.)
   Multi-Racial Forum
   Bantu Laws Amendment Bill
   Advice Office
   S.A.B.C.
   Miscellaneous
   Demonstrations
   Miscellaneous

Pt. 2 - 1967-1970

Reel 7
   Contract for B. S. Mailing List
   Membership Hand-outs
   Auditor's Reports
   Fund Raising Dinners
   Administrations
   General Correspondence
   Resettlement Areas

Reel 8
   Coloured Cadet Training Bill
   Symposium 1968 Manpower v. Prodt
   Press Statements
   National Conference
   Correspondence E. Cape, W. Cape & B. Order
   Letters to Press
   Letters to Cabinet Ministers

Reel 9
   Circulars, National 1969-1970
   Correspondence, Telegrams
   Advice Office
   Bantu Welfare Trust
   Citizen Action Committee
   Publicity Committee
   Resettlement Villages

Reel 10
   Correspondence, National
   Cape Western 1967-1969
   Statements to Press
   Circulars
   Membership
   Magazines

Reel 11
   Regional Reports
   Memoranda 1969-1970
   Hand-outs
   Demonstration
   Removal campaign
   Saturday Club
   Memoranda, National


Papers, 1955-1973

MF-3446 Neg. MF-1071
Black Sash (Society)
Papers, 1955-1973. [microform]
Johannesburg, Microfile, 1975
6 microfilm reels. negative. 35 mm
Group inventory compiled by A.M. Cunningham, Archives Assistant, filmed on reel 1
Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports,publications, minutes and memoranda classified and filmed in eleven groups: addresses, administration, branches, conferences, constitution, executive, finance, other organizations, political action, publications and regions. Contains some materials filmed in the previous edition (Black Sash. Papers, 1955-1970)
Publications catalogued separately
OCLC # = 24148551

Reel 1
   A/862/A                Addresses 1956-1968
   A/862/B 4,5          Admin. Lists (1971)
   A/862/D 17            Conferences, National - Minutes, Memos, Correspondence 1967-68
   A/862/D 18-19      Conferences, National - Minutes, Memos, Correspondence 1969-71
   A/862/FBA 7-8     Central Executive - Minutes, Correspondence

Reel 2
   A/862/FBA 7-8     Central Executive - Minutes, Correspondence (cont’d)
   A/862/FBB 20,22  Central Executive - Correspondence 1967-69
   A/862/G                  Finance - Cash books, correspondence  (Gb 5, 7, 8 & 9; Ge 5,6; Gf 10)
   A/862/HA               National Union of South African Students - NUSAS Newsletter, 1970-72
   A/862/JA 9,11,12  Political Action - Correspondence with Government Depts.

Reel 3
   A/862/HA              NUSAS Newsletter (cont'd)
                                  Political Action - Correspondence with Government Depts.
   A/862/JB 8-11       Political Action - Protests 1967-68

Reel 4
   A/862/JC               Political Action - Contemporary Topics

Reel 5
   A/862/K                 Publications
                                      The Black sash. Die Swart serp (v. 9-12 1965/66-1968/69)
                                      Sash   (v. 13-16, no. 7 May 1969-Nov. 1973)

Reel 6
   A/862/LAB 4,5       Regions - Circulars
   A/862/LAD 3          Regions - Correspondence
   A/862/LB 2             Regions - Cape Region
   A/862/LCC 8          Regions - Transvaal Region Correspondence
   A/862/LCD             Regions - Johannesburg


Papers, 1955-1977

MF-4468 Neg. MF-at lab
Black Sash (Society)
Papers, 1955-1977. [microform]
Johannesburg, Microfile [1978]
23 microfilm reels. Negative. 35 mm
Includes addresses, conference proceedings, Central Executive minutes, papers relating to Black Sash magazine, papers of other organizations, correspondence. Advice Office papers
Microfilm of originals at University of Witwatersrand
OCLC # 24114209

Reel 1
   AE/862/A16             Addresses 1975
   AE/862/B 6-18        Administration 1967-1970
   AE/862/B 8-12        Administration 1969-1975

Reel 2
   AE/862/B 8-12         Administration 1969-1975
  AE/862/C 7-12         Branches 1970-1977

Reel 3
   AE/862/C 7-12        Branches 1970-1977
   AE/862/D 21-22      Conferences 1971-73
   AE/862/D 23-26      Conferences 1975-76

Reel 4
   AE/862/D 23-26      Conferences 1975-76
   AE/862/FBA             Central Executive Minutes 1969-74

Reel 5
   AE/862/FBA             Central Executive Minutes 1969-74
   AE/862/FBA 11-14  Minutes 1955-1975
   AE/862/FBB 12-14  Central Executive Minutes 1969-76

Reel 6
   AE/862/FBB 12-14  Central Executive Minutes 1969-76
   AE/862/FBC 1-2      Central Executive Circulars 1969-76
   AE/862/FB 6-GC 8   Finance Cash Books 1961-67; Balance Sheets; Statements of A/C Etc. 1961-67
   AE/862/GE 6-9         Finance Mag. 1969-1975

Reel 7
   AE/862/GE 6-9          Finance Mag. 1969-1975
   AE/862/GE 10-11     Finance Mag. 1976-77
   AE/862/GF 11-GG 2 Regions Finance Auditors Reports & Correspondence 1971-77; Minutes 1973-75

Reel 8
   AE/862/GF 11-GG 2 Regions Finance Auditors Reports & Correspondence 1971-77; Minutes 1973-75
   AE/862/HA-HD        Organisations (Other) - NUSAS 1968-73; Wit. Council of Churces Citizen Action Committee
   AE/862/HE-HF         Organisations (Other) 1964-76 - Bantu Welfare Trust APRO-CAS 1973-1975

Reel 9
   AE/862/HE-HF           Organisations (Other) 1964-76 - Bantu Welfare Truse SPRO-CAS 1973/74
   AE/862/JA 14-21       Political Action - Correspondence with Government Dept. 1963-74
   AE/862/JB 12-14       Political Action - Protests 1970-71

Reel 10
   AE/862/JB 12-14       Political Action - Protests 1970-71
   AE/862/JCF-JCH       Political Action - Contemporary Topics - Group Areas Multi-Racialism 1969-77
   AE/862/JCK 8-11      Political Action - Press 1968-77

Reel 11
   AE/862/JCK 8-11      Political Action - Press 1969-77
   AE/862/JCM-JCN      Political Action - Migratory Labour & Family Life General 1964-77

Reel 12
   AE/862/JCM-JCN      Political Action - Migratory Labour & Family Life General 1964-77
   AE/862/KA, KB-KC  Publications - Histories of the Black Sash; Pamphlets, Etc. 1955-74
   AE/862/LA 4-6            Regions - Correspondence General (Regional) 1969-75

Reel 13
   AE/862/LAD 4-6        Regions - Correspondence General (Regional) 1969-75
   AE/862/LAD 7-8        Regions - Correspondence 1976-77: Corresp. with Press 1974-76
   AE/862/LBA 13-16    Regions - W. Cape 1957-76

Reel 14
   AE/862/LBA 13-16    Regions - W. Cape 1957-76
   AE/862/LBA 23-24    Regions - Cape Western Athlone Advice Office 1965-75
   AE/862/LBB 1.3         Regions - Cape Eastern Cape 1966-77
   AE/862/LBB 2.3-2.4   Regions - Border 1966-76
   AE/862/LBB 3.1-2      Regions - Albany 1971-76
   AE/862/LBC-D            Regions - Cape Midlands; Cape Northern 1958-59
   AE/862/LCB-LCH      Regions - Travel 1959-72; N. Tvl. 1959-60; S.E. Tvl. 1959

Reel 15
   AE/862/LCB-LCH      Regions - Travel 1959-72; N. Tvl. 1959-60; S.E. Tvl. 1959
   AE/862/LCD 1.2-1.5   JHB. Advice Office - Reports 1963-74

Reel 16
   AE/862/LCD 1.2-1.5   JHB. Advice Office - Reports 1963-74
   AE/862/LCD 2.1         JHB. Advice Office - 1962-69
   AE/862/LCD 2.2-2.3   JHB. Advice Office - 1968-72

Reel 17
   AE/862/LCD 2.2-2.3   JHB. Advice Office - 1968-72
   AE/862/LCD 2.4-2.6   JHB. Advice Office - 1971-74

Reel 18
   AE/862/LCD 2.4-2.6   JHB. Advice Office - 1971-74
   AE/862/LCD 2.7-2.9   JHB. Advice Office - 1975-76
   AE/862/LCD 2.10-2.12 JHB. Advice Office - Correspondence 1976-77; Misc. Information 1965-68

Reel 19
   AE/862/LCD 2.10-2.12 JHB. Advice Office - Correspondence 1976-77; Misc. Information 1965-68
   AE/862/LCD 3.1-3.2     JHB. Advice Office - Case History sent to Churches & Press 1964-66

Reel 20
   AE/862/LCD 4.1-4.5     JHB. Advice Office - Day Book 1964-69
   AE/862/LCD 5.1-5.18   JHB. Advice Office - Book 1966-67

Reel 21
   AE/862/LCD 5.1-5.18   JHB. Advice Office - Case Book 1963-66
   AE/862/LCD 5.19-5.25 JHB. Advice Office - Case Book 1966-67
   AE/862/LCD 5.26-5.30 JHB. Advice Office - Case Book 1967-68
   AE/862/LCD 5.31-5.35 JHB. Advice Office - Case Book 1968-69

Reel 22
   AE/862/LCD 5.31-5.35 JHB. Advice Office - Case Book 1968-69
   AE/862/LCD 6                JHB. Advice Office - Interviews 1971-74
   AE/862/LCD 7                JHB. Advice Office - Bantu Admin. Board 1962-77
   AE/862/LCF                   Saturday Club 1962-77
   AE/862/LDQ 3-4            Regions - Natal Coastal Correspondence National 1966-76

Reel 23
   AE/862/LDA 3-4            Regions - Natal Coastal Correspondence National 1974-76
   AE/862/LDB 3-4            Regions - Natal Midlands 1965-77
   AE/862/M                       Map 1977

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