Rhodesia: Pearce Commission, 1972

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Material issued by Rhodesian pressure groups, concerning the Pearce Commission visit, 1972, on the reaction of black africans to the sanctions against Rhhodesia, including article by the Christian Council of Rhodesia and an open letter to the Commission from white Rhodesian citizens living in Britain.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Pearce Commission was appointed by the British Government in 1972 to ascertain the reaction of black africans to the sanctions against Rhodesia. It carried out a referendum on majority rule, which was supported by Rhodesia Front Government of Ian Smith, but rejected by the African National Congress (ANC) on behalf of the Nationalist Parties.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open although advance notice should be given. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act.

Acquisition Information

The source of acquisition by ICS is not known.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued to item level (see link to repository catalogue).

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 Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests to publish, or to quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager.

Related Material

ICS holds a number of collections containing material on Rhodesian politics including African National Congress (ICS 1), Ignatius Chigwendere (ICS 12), Canon Leslie Gready (ICS 25), Joe Kennedy (ICS 42), Tim Matthews (ICS 54), Anthony McAdam (ICS 50), Southern Rhodesia Legal Aid and Welfare Fund (ICS 107), Kenneth Manyonda (ICS 108), D D E Mutasa (ICS 91), Miles Pedder (ICS 58), Rhodesia Constitutional Conference, 1979 (ICS 64), Rhodesia: UDI (ICS 83), Southern Rhodesia: Ministry of Justice (ICS 53) and Southern Rhodesia: Ministry of Native Affairs (ICS 78).

Geographical Names