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1. University publications

    Produced by academic disciplines and schools, support divisions (such as Public Affairs, the University   

    Press), research units, as well as student publications, e.g. Nux.  

    frequently consulted ‘official’ publications include:

  •      University calendars (yearbooks) faculty handbooks
  •      Graduation crermony programmes
  •      Annual reports of the Vice-Chancellor and University Principal

 

2. Minutes and agenda of University bodies and committees 

    Council; Senate; Boards of Faculty; other committees.

 

3. Photograph collection

    Over 5000 accessioned photographs and albums. Covers: University buildings and grounds;        

     individuals; ceremonies; staff, student, residence, sport, SRC, RAG and department photographs.

 

4. Biographical information 

    Information (including CV’s) on past and present staff, prominent alumni, and honorary graduates.

 

5. Papers of persons associated with the University, and records from particular University offices 

    Examples include:

  •      Papers of Professor John Bews (first Principal of NUC), and Dr EG Malherbe
            (third Principal of NUC/later UN).
  •      Records of the Deputy Registrar and Director of Administration of the former

            University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

 

6. University Oral History Project interviews

    Video-recorded interviews (indexes and transcripts in progress) with eight University persons who have also 

     been actively involved in the broader community.

 

7. Pilot project: Electronic archives

    Electronic documents - commenced as a pilot project and not accessible to the University community as yet.