Archival transfers to South Africa

Copies of archival and audio-visual items from the anti-apartheid and southern Africa solidarity collection of the IISH will be transferred to South Africa. The archival transfer project is funded by the Dutch embassy in Pretoria and runs from October 2012 until April 2013. The main recipients will be the Archives of the African National Congress, the South African History Archives (SAHA) and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, both in Johannesburg.

The ANC archives will mostly receive digital copies of photographs, slides, video’s etc. relating to the work of the ANC in exile – especially in The Netherlands, but also on Mazimbu and the ANC’s Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College in Tanzania. Besides, spare copy books, brochures, periodicals, posters, etc. will be sent to SAHA and redistributed by them to various archives and research institutions in South Africa.

The project is coordinated by IISH staff member Kier Schuringa.

More information on this project: ksc@iisg.nl


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