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Creator:
Worthington, Kimberley
Title:
Kim Worthington Oral History Collection on Nelson Mandela and South Africa
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cr56n426h
Dates:
2016
Size:
34 items
Language:
English

Abstract

The collection consists of seventeen oral history interviews conducted by Kim Worthington, a graduate student in Princeton University's Department of History, as part of her research for her Ph.D. dissertation on the writings of and about Nelson Mandela.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seventeen oral history interviews conducted by Kim Worthington as part of her research for her Ph.D. dissertation on the writings of and about Nelson Mandela. The individuals interviewed include anti-apartheid activists as well as professionals, many of whom were also involved in the anti-apartheid movement, such as lawyers, journalists, archivists, and scholars in the field of African history. All of the oral history interviews, to varying extents, discuss the interviewees' involvement with written works on and by Mandela, especially Mandela's memoirs written in prison and his 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. The interviews also describe the participants' personal memories of how the writings were produced and distributed. In addition, the oral histories detail many of the interviewees' specific roles in the opposition to the apartheid regime and their relationship with Nelson Mandela and other figures in the anti-apartheid movement, including fellow interviewees.

Arrangement

The oral history interviews are arranged in alphabetical order.

Collection Creator Biography:

Worthington

Kim Worthington is a graduate student in Princeton University's Department of History. A scholar of the history of Africa, Worthington's Ph.D. dissertation is provisionally entitled "Claiming the past to shape the future: the writing of Nelson Mandela, 1975-2013." In addition to her academic interest in apartheid South Africa, she also has experience working in the South African government as a speechwriter and as Director of the Ministry of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. Worthington received her bachelor's degree and an honors degree in psychology from Rhodes University, South Africa and a master's degree in history from the University of Connecticut.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was donated by Kim Worthington in March 2017. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2017.034.

Appraisal

No materials were separated from this collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Rachel Van Unen in January 2018 at the time of accessioning.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Kim Worthington Oral History Collection on Nelson Mandela and South Africa; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/cr56n426h
Location:
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