Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand

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HPRA

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Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand

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Gabriele Mohale (Mrs.) Contacto principal

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Archivist

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1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Localidad

Johannesburg

Región

Gauteng

Nombre del país

Sudáfrica

Código postal

2050

Teléfono

+27 11 717-1940 / 717-7083

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Elizabeth Marima

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Archivist

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+27 11 717-1940

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Área de descripción

Historia

The Historical Papers research archive, situated in the William Cullen Library, was established in 1966. Its first holdings were the Jan Hofmeyr collection and the John Gubbins collection as well as manuscripts which were transferred to the Historical Papers archive from the Africana section in the William Cullen Library.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Historical Papers has since become one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa, based in the province Gauten, South Africa's economic. We house over 3400 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompassing the mid 17th Century to the Present.

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Our primary aim is to provide custodianship to South Africa's heritage, which we hold in trust. In doing so we strive to serve the University and civil society, and to transform archives into accessible and transparent institutions. Historical Papers tries to promote archival awareness and debate, nationally and internationally, drawing on the collections in our holdings. We also provide advice to other heritage institutions and communities on the management and preservation of their records. In this way we help to build the capacity of organisations, communities and individuals, through the sharing of knowledge on technical issues such as digitalization and basic techniques for organising and preserving materials.

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Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

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Our archive holds the records of individuals and collectives, with a wide and diverse scope spanning, from early colonial history, to all aspects of governance, religion and genealogy, health, the arts, culture and traditions, anti-Apartheid resistance, and the post-1994 South Africa, to attempt naming a few. The collections include the personal papers of individuals, many of which have shaped South Africa's past and present, and of collectives, such as human rights NGOs, trade unions, political parties, women's organizations, large volume of political trials, the Anglican Church and other religious bodies, cultural institutions, the papers of human rights activists, artists, photographers and other cultural workers, as well as civil society movements and organizations. The collections housed at Historical Papers consist of diaries, letters, memoranda, reports, minute-books, press clippings, pamphlets, photographs, drawings, maps, oral interviews, trial transcripts, and financial, legal, and personal documents. They are contained in various formats such as paper-based records, microfiche, microfilm, photographs, slides, negative and positive film, tapes, DVD and CDs, audiovisual formats, and digital formats.

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We are open Monday-Friday, 8.00-17.00 (in line with the opening hours of the William Cullen Library)

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  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng
ZA 2050