Fonds BC1165 - Jo MacRobert Papers

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Jo MacRobert Papers


  • 1955-1992 (Creation)

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8 archive boxes

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Donated by Jo MacRobert.

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This collection consists of the research papers pertaining to the Black Sash which were gleaned by Jo MacRobert in order to produce a Master's thesis titled "Ungadinwa Nangomso.... Don't get tired tomorrow": a history of the Black Sash advice office in Cape Town 1968 to 1980.

The collection contains the historical background of the Black Sash, 1955-1960; a rich newspaper clipping section; conference papers, minutes and reports; legal and political documents.


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Contact University of Cape Town Libraries: Special Collections for information about accessing this collection.

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  • English

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Only a high-level description of the collection is maintained in AtoM. For a list of contents, go to

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Various personal collections containing Black Sash material - see Guide to Manuscripts in UCT Libraries.

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