Documents 1900-1919

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This archive is a compilation of documents, speeches and letters relating to the Liberation Struggle and sorted into decades in which they were written/made. The materials are used with permission, therefore if you would like to reproduce any of the material below please contact the relevant author, institution or archive.

1900-19191920s1930s1940s 1950s1960s1970s1980s1990s

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  • Karis & Carter Collection - documents of African Politics in South Africa 1882-1920, Volume 1
    Contents:
    *Constitution of the South African Native National Congress, September, 1919 [Extracts]
    * Petition to Queen Victoria, from "the Native Inhabitants of the Location of Oxkraal," July, 1887
    * Petition to King Edward VII, from the Native United Political Associations of the Transvaal Colony, April 25, 1905
    * Resolutions of the South African Native Congress, April 10, 1906 [Extracts]
    * Petition to King Edward VII, from the Orange River Colony Native Congress, June, 1906
    * Petition to the House of Commons, from J. Tengo Jabavu and thirteen other signatories, July 13, 1906
    * Petition to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, from the Natal Native Congress, October, 1908
    * Petition to the South African National Convention from "aboriginal natives of South Africa, resident in the Transvaal," October 22,1908
    * Resolutions of the South African Native Convention, March 24-26, 1909
    * Petition to the Governor of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, from the Traskeian Territories General Council, June 21, 1909
    * Petition to the House of Commons, from W. P. Schreiner, A. Abdurahman, J. Tengo Jabavu, et al, July, 1909
    * Petition to King George V, from the South African Native National Congress, July 20, 1914
    * Petition to King George V, from the South African Native National Congress, December 16, 1918
    * Petition to the Prime Minister, from the Rev. John L. Dube, President, South African Native National Congress, February 14, 1914
    * "Resolution against the Natives Land Act, 1913 and the Report of the Natives Land Commission," by the South African Native National Congress, October 2, 1916
    * Minutes of Evidence, Eastern Transvaal Natives Land Committee, October 1917-January 1918
    "Latest Developments." Editorial in Imvo Zabantsundu, August 31, 1909
    * "An Appeal to the Members of the Imperial Parliament and Public of Great Britain." Petition from the South African Native National Congress, 1914
    * "Questions Affecting the Natives and Coloured People Resident in British South Africa." Statement by the Executive of the South African Native Congress, 1903 {?}
    * Minutes of Evidence, South African Native Affairs Commission, 1903-1905
    * Testimony of Martin Lutuli of the Natal Native Congress, before the South African Native Affairs Commission, May 28, 1904 (Extracts}
    * Testimony of the Rev. E. T. Mpela, the Rev. B. Kumalo, J. Twayi, A. Jordaan, J. Mocher, J. Lavers, and Peter Thaslane of the Native Vigilance Association of the Orange River Colony, before the South African Native Affairs Commission, September 23, 1904 [Extracts]
    * Testimony of the Rev. Samuel Jacobus Brander, the Rev. Joshua Mphothleng Mphela, and Stephen Nguato of the Ethiopian Catholic Church in Zion, before the South African Native Affairs Commission, October 4, 1904 [Extracts)
    * Testimony of James B. Mama and John Makue, Transvaal, before the South African Native Affairs Commission, October 7, 1904 [Extracts}
    * "The South African Races Congress." Inaugural Address by J. Tengo Jabavu, President, South African Races Congress, April 2, 1912
    * Testimony of Saul Msane, Sprinkhaan, and Jonas Mapope before the Eastern Transvaal Natives Land Committee, October 23, 1917 {Extracts]
    * Testimony of the Delegation of the South African Native National Congress, Ermelo, before the Eastern Transvaal Land Committee,January 8, 1918
    * Testimony of Chief Stephen Mini, J. T. Gumede, and the Rev. Abner Mtimkulu of the Natal Native Congress, before the Select Committee on Native Affairs, June 15 and 18, 1917 {Extracts}
    * "To the Native Conference at Queenstown." Address by Meshach Pelem, President, Bantu Union, February 26, 1919 (Extracts}
    * Address on disturbances in Bloemfontein location, by I. J. Nthatisi, March 4, 1919
    * "Presidental Address" by S. M. Makgatho, South African Native National Congress, May 6, 1919

  • Dr Abdullah Abdurahman (leader APO) select speeches and letters
    Contents:
    * Presidential Address to APO, Cape Town, 2nd January, 1906
    * Presidential Address to APO, Outdshoorn, Cape, 7 January, 1907
    * Presidential Address to APO, Cape Town, 13th April 1909
    * Presidential Address to APO, Johannesburg, Transvaal, 1st January, 1912
    * Presidential Address to APO, Kimberley, Cape, 11th October, 1913
    * Presidential Address to APO, Cape Town, 22nd April, 1919
    * Equal Rights: The treatment of Coloured People in the North (1901)
    * The Education Bill. (1906)
    * The Coloured People and the Franchise. (1906)
    * Letter to the Coloured People of South Africa. (1910)
    * Address to Returned Soldiers of the Cape Corps. (1919)