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

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HPRA

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

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Gabriele Mohale (Mrs.) Contacto principal

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Archivist

Endereço

Endereço

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

Localidade

Johannesburg

Região

Gauteng

Nome do país

África do Sul

Código Postal

2001

Telefone

+27 11 717-1940

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Nota

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história

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.

contexto cultural e geográfico

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.

Mandatos/Fontes de autoridade

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.

estrutura administrativa

Políticas de gestão e entrada de documentos

Prédios

Acervos documentais

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.

Instrumentos de pesquisa, guias e publicações

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

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horário de funcionamento

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

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Acessibilidade

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serviços de pesquisa

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Notas de manutenção

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Contacto principal

1 Jan Smuts Avenue

ZA 2001