Capricorn Africa Society

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Custodial History

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