Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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HPRA

Forme autorisée du nom

Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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Gabriele Mohale (Mrs.) Contact principal

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Archivist

Adresse

Adresse physique

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Localité

Johannesburg

Région

Gauteng

Nom du pays

Afrique du Sud

Code postal

2001

Téléphone

+27 11 717-1940

Fax

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Zone de description

Historique

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.

Contexte géographique et culturel

It has since become one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa. We house over 3400 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompassing the mid 17th Century to the Present.

Textes de référence

Our primary aim is to serve the broader community as well as the university and to transform archives into accessible centres for research. Historical Papers tries to promote archival awareness and debate nationally. We also provide advice to NGOs, CBOs and trade unions on the management and preservation of their non-current records. In this way we help to build the capacity of human rights organisations through the sharing of knowledge on technical issues such as digitalization and basic techniques for organising and preserving materials.

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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Fonds

Included are the records of many human rights NGOs, trade unions, labour federations, political parties, women's organisations, the Anglican Church and church bodies, and the papers of human rights activists. We are also home to a huge volume of political trials, photographs, press clippings, oral interviews, and material collected by several research institutions and individual researchers.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

HP1 - Guide to the Historical Papers Collections (available in AtoM)
HP2 - Guide to the Anglican Church Collections (available in AtoM)
HP3 - Guide to Historical Papers Photographs (available in AtoM)
HP4 - Guide to Digitised Audio Visual material (available in AtoM)
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Heures d'ouverture

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

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Accessibilité

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Services d'aide à la recherche

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Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

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Points d'accès

Contact principal

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

ZA 2001