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South Africa collection

Call Number: MS 1559

Scope and Contents

The South Africa Collection consists of printed material arranged alphabetically by organization, name, personal name, or title of publication. A small number of subject files are included at the end of the collection. Additions to the collection may vary in arrangement.


  • 1990-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1992 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy of non-commercially produced items for their personal use should consult the ordering reproductions information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Copies of commercially produced audiovisual materials contained in this collection cannot be made for researcher use outside of the repository.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the African Collection Curator.


The original accession is arranged alphabetically by organization, title of publication, or personal name. A small section of subject files is included at the end of the accession. Additions to the collection may vary in arrangement.

Associated Materials

African Collection, MS 605; Pamphlet Collection, MS 1351; African Postcard Collection, MS 1575; South African Apartheid Collection, MS 1500; South African Poster Collection, MS 1574. Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


33.81 Linear Feet (56 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


The collection consists of printed material, audio recordings, and memorabilia relating to current political, economic, and social conditions in South Africa. The majority of the material pertains to the African National Congress and the first democratic election of April 27, 1994.

Guide to the South Africa Collection
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King and staff of Manuscripts and Archives
May 1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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