Mrs G C Coleman, papers from the Bulawayo Little Theatre, the Alpha African Evening School and the Inter-racial Society of Bulawayo.

Scope and Content

The items from the Little Theatre include a collection of its programmes and photographs of various productions, as well as correspondence with Alan Paton, Garfield Todd, Dame Sybil Thorndike and Sir Godfrey Huggins. The Alpha School newsletter of 1957 contains essays by its students. The Bulawayo Inter-racial Society reports mention Joshua Nkomo as among its members. A file of press cuttings, and some numbers of The African Home News (Bulawayo) describe the issues surrounding Mrs. Coleman's nomination to Parliament.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs. Coleman played a leading part in all three institutions, and in 1955 was nominated by African voters in Bulawayo to stand as a specially elected member for African interests in the Federal Parliament.

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