HJUL, Peter (fl 1954-1968)

Scope and Content

Papers of Peter Hjul on the Liberal Party of South Africa and civil rights, 1954-1968; comprising papers of the Civil Rights Defence Committee, 1962; papers of the Defence and Aid Fund, 1961-1965, including report on prison conditions relating to, and medical treatment of detainees in the Transvaal; papers of the Liberal Party of South Africa, 1954-1962, including election posters and leaflets, papers on Cape Provincial Congress, 1962, undated open letter to Alan Paton and copies of publications Liberal News and Contact .

Administrative / Biographical History

The multiracial Liberal Party of South Africa was founded in 1954, and was forced to disband under the Prohibition of Political Interference Act of 1968.


The papers are arranged in four series, as described above.

Access Information

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 of the papers by the 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 Rsources Manager.

Related Material

The ICS holds the papers of Marion Valerie Friedmann (ICS 20), which also contain a substantial amount of material relating to the Liberal Party of South Africa.