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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 Gubbins collection as well as manuscripts which were transferred from the Africana section in the William Cullen Library.
It has since become one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa. We house over 3300 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompass the mid 17th Century to the Present.
This Guide was compiled by Kate Abbott, listing imagery material from the general Historical Papers collections and the archive of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, which were received with collections of documents and stored together with their respective papers.
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The descriptions include albums, scrapbooks, loose prints, negatives, slides, postcards, some posters, sketches and paintings, and images on glass or metal plates.
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Arrangement of the entries is by accession number.
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The Guide to Historical Papers Photographs has been compiled and is subject to copyright by the Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Other Finding Aids at the Historical Papers Research Archive:
HP1 - Guide to the Historical Papers Collections
HP2 - Guide to the Archives of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
HP4 - Guide to Digitised Audio Visual material
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