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Papers of the South African United Party

 Single Item
MSS. Afr. s. 2245

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Policy statements, 1944-1974.


  • Creation: 1944-1974


1 file

Language of Materials

  • English

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MSS. Afr. s. 2245

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4304

Biographical / Historical

The South African United Party was formed when the economic downturn of the early 1930s led to a coalition between the ruling conservative Nationalist Party under J.B.M. Hertzog and the South African Party under General Jan Christian Smuts. The coalition, led by Smuts, only lasted until 1948, when the breakaway Herenigde (Reunited) Nationalist Party under D.F. Malan won the general elections. The H.N.P. held power until 1994, while the United Party remained the chief opposition till its dissolution in 1977.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Paul Rich on 22nd September 1997. Further papers, 1945-1963, donated on 6th October 1997.

Related Materials

The University of South Africa is the official custodian of the United Party's archives.

Papers of the South African United Party
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom