General policy documents and statements, leaflets, newspaper advertisements,etc., African National Congress; manifestos, general policy documents/statements,leaflets, etc., Democratic Party; manifestos, general policy document, leaflets,newspaper and newspaper advertisements, National Party; general policy documents/statements, leaflets, information documents and newspaper advertisements,Inkatha Freedom Party; records relating to other political parties andassociated organisations; posters, newspapers and ephemera - all 1990s.
1994 South African Election Material
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Afr. s. 2176
- Dates of Creation1990s
- Language of MaterialEnglish, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
- Physical Description23 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
In 1994 the first multiracial elections were held in South Africa. The materiallisted is the result of the library's efforts to obtain as wide a spread aspossible of election campaign papers, from a variety of political parties.
Conditions Governing Access
Bodleian reader's ticket required.
Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Other Finding Aids
A handlist is available in the library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.
The library wrote to all the political parties which were registered to contestthe elections, many of which donated a selection of their publications andother materials. A number of South African libraries donated duplicates fromtheir own collections. The South African Friends of the Bodleian collectedon the library's behalf, as did many individuals. The library also purchaseda considerable quantity of material, including many of the posters, through oneof its regular South African book suppliers. The decision was also taken tocollect non-party material and some older material where this was deemedrelevant to the election process.