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- 1966- (Acumulação)
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4 archival guides
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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 other 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 3400 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompassing the mid-17th Century to the Present.
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The Guides provide an overview of all collections at the Historical Papers Research Archive. The descriptions are provided on Fonds level.
The collections housed at Historical Papers include 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.
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The system of arrangement is explained for each of the 4 Guides.
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The Guides to the Historical Papers Collections have been compiled and are subject to copyright by the Historical Papers Research Archive, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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The 4 Archival Guides at the Historical Papers Research Archive are:
HP1 - Guide to the Historical Papers Collections
HP2 - Guide to the Anglican Church Collections
HP3 - Guide to Historical Papers Photographs
HP4 - Guide to Digitised Audio and Audio-Visual material