Dr Edgar Brookes; papers and essays

Scope and Content

The group consists of brief essays and a pamphlet. The latter, Three Letters from Africa (1955), is dedicated to his former students. The essays date from 1970 when Dr. Brookes served on the Spro-Cas Political Commission; the seven essays are entitled `Is white South Africa expendable?'

Administrative / Biographical History

Edgar Brookes, a founder member of the South African Insitute of Race Relations, was Native Senator for Natal, 1938 - 1943, and a member of the Native Affairs Commission, during World War II. He played an active role in the development of African education and was President of Adams College, 1933 - 1945. He was later Professor of History and Political Studies at the University of Natal. Though one of the most influential of the South, African liberals, he did not join the Liberal Party until 1961, for its constitutional proposals went far beyond the ideas of those who thought in terms of the old institutions of Cape liberalism.

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