"originals" are housed in UCT's Department of Manuscripts
and Archives. The CPM itself stores copies that are catalogued, data
based and accessible for use by the public.
- Our collection
has more than 1100 hours of analogue audio recordings with people in
5 languages crossing race/class/gender and population lines. Covering
topics from forced removals, life histories, immigration, health and
HIV/AIDS to communities, trauma and contemporary popular culture.
the use of digital technology
we have the means to fulfill accessibility needs. This means that fragile,
extremely important stories can be available for use in schools, urban
and rural centers and across the globe through the www and intranets.
This process also ensures that our audio recordings are digitally preserved
for future generations.
- In partnership
with the departments at UCT, we are building up a substantial video
archive. History, anthropology, geography, space, memory and contemporary
popular culture are included. We have +- 150 hours of unedited video
footage on topics ranging from people involved with the 1960 Langa March;
1980's pass boycott, political activists such as Cissie Gool; affects
of the 1999 hurricane on Manenberg and the Richtersveld Land Claims
- We are
building up a visual archive of photographs, diaries, performances
and documents. So come and deposit your recordings with us, so that
an intellectual and cultural resource for researchers and future generations
can be developed.