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

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

HPRA

Geauthoriseerde naam

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

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Aandere naamsvormen

Soort

Contact

 

Gabriele Mohale (Mrs.) Eerste contactpersoon

Soort

Archivist

adres

Adres

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Locality

Johannesburg

Region

Gauteng

Landnaam

Zuid-Afrika

Postcode

2001

Telefoon

+27 11 717-1940

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

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.

Geografische en culturele context

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.

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

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.

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

Gebouwen

Bestanden

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.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

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)
Poster inventory

Toegang

Openingstijden

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

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

Eerste contactpersoon

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

ZA 2001