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- Worthington, Kimberley
- Kim Worthington Oral History Collection on Nelson Mandela and South Africa
- Public Policy Papers
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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
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.
The oral history interviews are arranged in alphabetical order.
- Collection Creator Biography:
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.
This collection was donated by Kim Worthington in March 2017. The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2017.034.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
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
- Access Restrictions:
Collection will open for research use on July 1, 2019.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.
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Kim Worthington Oral History Collection on Nelson Mandela and South Africa; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345