Collections

The Nelson Mandela Memory Programme was established within the Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue in 2004, and although it does not seek to gather all of the Mandela Archives under its roof, it is inevitable that some materials will find their way to the Foundation.

The Mandela Collection consists of four archive groups:

   • The records from the Office of the late Nelson Mandela after his retirement as President of South Africa in 1999;
   • certain of the late Mr Nelson Mandela’s personal archives
   • The records of the Nelson Mandela Foundation
   • The records of organisations and individuals that are related to the life and times of the late Mr Nelson Mandela.

As these records are organised and processed the finding aids to them will be made available. This is a work in progress and we would like to hear from you if you have additional information to support our collections work.