- ZA HPRA A882
- 7 November 1805 - 26 October 1977
The Joane Pim papers span the years 1939-1974, with the preponderance between the years 1950-1974 when Miss Pim was actively employed by the Anglo-American Corporation, although there are a few items going back as far as 1805.
They contain correspondence, minutes, reports, addresses, lectures, manuscript and typescript notes and notebooks, photographs and photographic albums, press cuttings, slides and plans as well as her book 'Beauty is Honorary'. Her private correspondence is to be regarded as 'Closed Access' for the next 10 years (until 1 January 1985).
The papers should be of great interest to several departments within the University. Her collection of slides illustrating her work in beautifying the gardens of many fine private homes, as well an the mines, would he of particular interest to the Department of Architecture and Town Planning. The botanical specimens and notes would he welcomed by the Department of Botany. Miss Pim's work covered the whole of South Africa and with the growing awareness of the need to preserve the best of the past, her papers are of national interest. Her death is a great loss to environmental consciousness in South Africa and particularly to landscape architecture of which the was a pioneer.
All the papers and printed items are of immense research value and will be preserved and made available to bona fide students and researchers.