The collection is organized by two major themes: activist work in the 1980s and up to 1998 (when the Treatment Action Campaign was formed); and activist work post-1998, concentrated around the Treatment Action Campaign. The brief biographies of Zackie Achmat and Jack Lewis contained in the introduction of this inventory provide some indication of the work done by each as individuals and as part of a collective.
Often either Jack or Zackie would start a project and then include the other in its ongoing implementation. As a result, the authorship of many documents in this collection cannot be clearly attributed to either Jack Lewis or Zackie Achmat.
The collection comprises of documents (hard copies) stored in archive boxes and electronic documents (stored on the SAHA drive according to file number) as well as audio-visual materials (please see the SAHA archivist for access to these documents). There are also a number of posters in the collection that is stored with the SAHA Poster Collection (AL2446).The SAHA Posterdatabase indicates the cross-referencing of the posters to this collection.
Some materials are restricted access. Restrictions are noted next to the title of the documents. Please see the SAHA archivist should you require access to these documents.