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Dlamini, Jacob S. T
Jacob S. T. Dlamini Collection of NARA Records on Human Rights in South Africa
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Consists of photocopied documents relating to human rights in South Africa from the National Archives and Record Administration, compiled by Princeton History Professor Jacob Dlamini.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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.

Collection Creator Biography:

Dlamini, Jacob S. T

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.

Collection History


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.


No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019. Finding aid written by Chloe Pfendler in June 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Jacob S. T. Dlamini Collection of NARA Records on Human Rights in South Africa; Selectors, Princeton University Library

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