The collection is made up of two boxes, and contains roughly 116 items.
You may be interested in this collection if you are researching any of the following topics:
Marriage and divorce law in Uganda
Orphaned children in Uganda, particularly Sanyu Babies Home
Women’s rights in Uganda
Makerere University alumni by name c. 1972-1997
Notable Documents in the Collection:
WB/U/1/10: Photocopy of “Report of the Commission on Marriage, Divorce and the Status of Women 1965” produced by the Ugandan Government - approx. 94 pages
WB/U/1/14: Letter addressed to Winifred from the First Lady, Janet K Museveni, regarding thanks for sending them a copy of her work and with reference to UWESO, the orphan charity Mrs. Museveni established - typewritten, 1 page, 28/09/1988
WB/U/2/8: Arise: a women’s developmental magazine published by ACFODE - published by Action for Development, Kampala (6 issues) - 1991-1993
Click the PDF collection aid below for more details.
Lost Libraries, Burnt Archives / edited by Sindi-Leigh McBride and Julia Rensing (2023)
In their edited volume of short stories, artworks, poems, essays by 22 contributors Sindi-Leigh McBride and Julia Rensing engage with the tragic destruction of the African Studies Library at the University of Cape Town, which occured in April 2021. Read it online free.
Viewing the archives and special collections: materials stored in the archive are for consultation in the Library only, and can be fetched by completing a form at the issue desk or by completing a form online in advance of your visit.
Items that need to be fetched are indicated as such on iDiscover by the following location information: African Studies Centre Library : Library Archive Store.
Please see the archival collections listed below to view details of what the team is currently working on to make available.
Take a look at our guest blogposts to keep up to date with progress: caslibraryblog.
Africa Research Central (in English & French) An extensive database on African studies archives / libraries / museums and a database of repository wish lists. Provides access conditions, restrictions, important holdings, collection size, year founded, publications, references, related sites. Maintained by Prof. Kathryn Green and Dr. Susan Tschabrun at California State University, Fullerton.
African Activist Archive The African Activist Archive is preserving and making available online the records of activism in the United States and elsewhere to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Cooperative Africana Materials Project (CAMP) CAMP promotes the preservation of publications and archives concerning Sub-Saharan Africa. CAMP also aims to make these materials in microform available to researchers; we hold a subscription, please come and ask us if there is material you would like to access.
Edward Harland Duckworth (1894 -1972) 12,000+ digitised photographic collection at Northwestern University. Duckworth was a British expatriate officer who was the founding editor of Nigeria magazine. Collection consists chiefly of photographic prints and slides documenting early 20th century Nigeria.
International Council on Archives - The ICA is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe. Archives are listed by region, and the organistion includes the following regional branches:
WARBICA - West African Regional Branch
CENARBICA - Central Africa Regional Branch
ESARBICA - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch
Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA - 500 Year Archive, Online/Cape Town) - The 500 Year Archive (500YA) is a digital research platform developed by the Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) research initiative, a project of Archive and Public Culture (APC), based at the University of Cape Town. It allows users to engage with a rich variety of resources pertinent the last five hundred years of southern African history. Its purpose is to support historical research into these neglected eras and to encourage the digitisation and the sharing of resources across a network of institutions. It also aims to build a public community of users who are passionate about southern African history and who are interested in the complex forces which shape that history over time.
South African History Archive (SAHA, Johannesburg) - These archival collections are largely made up of documents, posters, photographs, ephemera and oral histories donated to SAHA by individuals and organizations involved in past and ongoing struggles for justice in South Africa.
Sudan Open Archive (Online) - The Sudan Open Archive offers free digital access to knowledge about all regions of Sudan. It is an expanding, word-searchable, full-text database of historical and contemporary books and documents. The current version, SOA 4.0, includes two new special collections: the first thirty-two volumes of Sudan Notes and Records, Sudan’s flagship scholarly journal, and the collected papers of the late Sudan scholar, Richard Gray.