Material related to the history of the South African trade union movement and the South African Labour Party
The Alexander Hepple Collection
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- ReferenceGB 115 RCS/RCMS 199
- Dates of Creation1913-1983
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialAfrikaans , English .
- Physical Description1 volume(s) 1 volume paper/photograph1 file(s) 1 file3 archive box(es) 3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Alexander Hepple (1904-1983) was born in Johannesburg on 28 August 1904. He was the leader of the South African Labour Party, 1953-1958, and founder and chairman of the Treasons Trials Defence Fund, 1956-1961, and of the South African Defence and Aid Fund, 1960-1964. With his wife Girlie he established the International Defence and Aid Fund's Information Service in London in 1967, which they managed together until their retirement at the end of 1972. Hepple was the author of 'Verwoerd' (Pelican, 1967) and 'South Africa: a political and economic history' (Pall Mall, 1966), as well as numerous pamphlets and articles on political and trade union affairs in South Africa. He died in Canterbury, England, on 16 November 1983.
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact email@example.com. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Presented by Professor B.A. Hepple, Master of Clare College, Cambridge, Summer 1994.
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Hepple, Alexander, 1904-1983, South African politician