Nelson Mandela South Africa Election (1994) Campaign Materials Collection, 1994

Overview of the Collection

African National Congress.
Nelson Mandela South Africa Election (1994) Campaign Materials Collection
12.0 item, (documents in pdf format)
Collection Number
Contains election materials for the 1994 South African presidential election in which leader of the African National Congress (newly released from prison) Nelson Mandela participated and won.
The Evergreen State College, Malcolm Stilson Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Daniel J. Evans Library
The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA
Telephone: 3608676126
Fax: 3608676790
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The release of Nelson Mandela from prison and his subsequent run for the presidency of South Africa ended the era of aparteid in that country. The victory of the African National Congress party in 1994 assured the end of white dominance in the country and Nelson Mandela wisely encouraged a peaceful transition throughout his presidency (1994-1999).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes a limited selection of campaign posters and a few related statements primarily from the African National Congress party. Included is a single National Party poster emphasizing voting for F.W. De Klerk the president at the time of the 1994 election who was replaced by Nelson Mandela.

Also included is the cover page of Time magazine for May 9, 1994 featuring Nelson Mandela and two copies of the publication Argus that helped explain the Peace Accord agreement between the black and white community leadership that allowed for the election to take place.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Duplication of archival materials in no way transfers either copyright or property right, nor does it constitute permission to publish in excess of "fair use" or to display the materials without the permission of The Evergreen State College Archivist or his/her designee.

Preferred Citation

In all cases, publication or display of our materials must carry the credit line: "From The Evergreen State College Archives". Citations of specific materials should include the accession number, provenance and series title, file folder heading (if any) followed by the specific item's identification (title or description).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is arranged into three series consisting of 1. Posters, 2. News Resources, and 3. Public Announcements.

Location of Collection

The contents of these documents is available from the internet only via The Evergreen State College Archives website.

Location of Originals

The originals from which the PDF files in this collection were scanned reside in the custody of Ms. Helen Ross, staff in the Financial Aid Office at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wa.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Posters, 1994Return to Top

7.0 items, (pdf scans of campaign posters)
Description Dates
2014.01.01.01: African National Congress (ANF) Party
7.0 items (contains seven ANC political posters urging populace to vote for the ANC candidates.)
2014.01.02: National Party
1.0 item (South Africa's National Party campaign poster)

SPC.2014.01.02:  News Resources, 1994Return to Top

3.0 items, (pdf scans of news resources incuding Time Magazine cover for May 9, 1994 featuring Nelson Mandela and two copies of the publication Argus (one in afrikaans the the other in english) on the peace accord.)

Public Announcements, 1994Return to Top

1.0 item, (one broadside)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Elections--South Africa
  • South Africa. President (1994-1999 : Mandela)

Geographical Names

  • South Africa--Politics and government--1994

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • De Klerk, F. W., ((Frederik Willem)--History-Sources (actor)
    • Mandela, Nelson, President, 1918-2013--History-Sources (actor)