Catalogue of the archive of the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust, 1965-96

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Lucy McCann

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    South Africa Racial Amity Trust (SARAT), 1965-85
B    Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust (BART) minutes and publications, 1980-96
C    Conferences and Projects, 1987-93
D    General files, 1974-95


The archive of the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust 1965-96

Abstract:
Archive of the South Africa Racial Amity Trust, from 1981 the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust, 1965-96.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2348

Organizational History

The South Africa Racial Amity Trust was an educational charity formed in 1966 to promote knowledge of the theory and practice of apartheid in South Africa through research and publication, particularly on the plight of children. It was renamed the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust (BART) in honour of its treasurer, the former bishop of Johannesburg, following his death in 1980. BART was dissolved in 1996.

Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House by the trustees of the Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust on its dissolution in 1996.

Restrictions on Access

Open to holders of a Bodleian Library reader's ticket.

A   South Africa Racial Amity Trust (SARAT), 1965-85

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/1-5


Minutes, 1967-81
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/1

Annual accounts, 1967-85
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/2

Southern Africa Education Project, 1971-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/3

Correspondence, 1965-85
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/4

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • correspondence with trustees, Bishop Reeves, contibutors and legal and administrative letters, 1965-71
  • accounts correspondence, 1971-7
  • general correspondence, 1967-85

Miscellaneous papers, 1966-78
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/5

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • declaration of trust founding SARAT, 1966
  • SARAT booklet, Children of Soweto, 1978
  • leaflets and headed paper

B   Bishop Ambrose Reeves Trust (BART) minutes and publications, 1980-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/6-11


Minutes and papers of trustees' meetings, 1981-96
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/6

Minutes and papers of management meetings, 1990-1
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/7

Co-ordinating meetings, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/8

Annual reports, 1987-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/9

Memoranda on work of BART, 1989-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/10

Publications and leaflets, 1980-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/11

C   Conferences and Projects, 1987-93

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/12-19


International Conference on Children, Repression and the Law in Apartheid South Africa, Harare, Sept 1987
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/12-13

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • correspondence and papers, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/12
  • press cuttings, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/13

Children and Apartheid: A National Information Tour, 1989-90
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/14

Information Project: Children in Southern Africa: the Legacy of Apartheid, 1990-1
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/15

Youth Information Project and Pack including set of exhibition posters, 1988-93
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/16-17

Southern Africa Documentation Service, 1991-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/18-19

Scope and Content:

Includes mailings

  • Oct 1991-Apr 1992, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/18
  • May-Dec 1992, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/19

D   General files, 1974-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/20-35


General correspondence, 1974-95
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/20-1

Scope and Content:
  • 1974-90, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/20
  • 1991-5, MSS. Afr. s. 2348/21

Accounts and financial correspondence, 1985-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/22

Christian Aid, 1986-92
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/23

Methodist Church, 1986-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/24

Development of BART, 1987-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/25

BART lecture by Reverend Frank Chikane, Apr 1988
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/26

Freedom Productions, 1988-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/27

Southern Africa Resources Centre, Sheffield, 1988-94
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/28

BART job descriptions, 1989-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/29

Leeds Development Education Centre, 1989-91
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/30

Solicitors, 1990-1
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/31

Joint Agency Group for a Global Dimension in Youth Work, 1990-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/32

World University Service, 1990-1
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/33

Scope and Content:

Includes conference on returnees to South Africa, Nov 1991


Press cuttings service, 1993-4
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/34

Promoting and publicizing BART, 1980s-90s
Shelfmark: MSS. Afr. s. 2348/35

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