- 1940s-2013 (Creation)
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Contains 638 records as of September 2020. This will increase as more information is added.
Name of creator
it is non-profit museum & educational center focused on the iconic political leader & former president Nelson Mandela.
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Content and structure area
Scope and content
The archival record relating to the late Mr Nelson Mandela is infinite, fragmentary and scattered, both geographically and institutionally, throughout the world, making it almost impossible to physically locate. The imperative, therefore, is to document this vast resource, facilitate access to it, and promote its preservation and use.
The Mandela Materials Database is a guide to the Mandela archive elsewhere, other than the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Both local and international repositories have been surveyed for any material on Mr Mandela to include in the database. The purpose of this database is to point researchers to the relevant repositories holding the actual archival material.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This database is a work in progress, and will be added to as additional information is received. Please contact us if you are aware of other resources we have not yet identified in the database.
System of arrangement
Migrated from the Mandela Resources Databases (Jan-2019). Note the unique Reference ID: ### has been replaced by the chronological reference code MR-MM-# with the original Reference ID from each Database available in the Description identifier field.
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Existence and location of originals
see repositories for each entry
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