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

Parallelle vormen van de naam

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

2050

Telefoon

+27 11 717-1940

Fax

E-mail

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 to the Historical Papers archive from the Africana section in the William Cullen Library.

Geografische en culturele context

Historical Papers has since become one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa, based in Gauteng. 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 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.

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

Gebouwen

Bestanden

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.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

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

  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng
ZA 2050