• Contact Information

    • Name:

      National English Literary Museum
    • Postal Address:

      P. Bag 1019
      6140 Grahamstown
      South Africa
    • Location:

      87 Beaufort Street
    • Telephone:

      +27 46 622 7042
    • Facsimile:

      +27 46 622 2582
    • E-mail:
    • URL:
    • Director:

      M. M. Hacksley
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Archival records
      Electronic archives
      Oral histories
      Personal papers
      Sound recordings
    • Size:

      Books: 19,000 volumes; Manuscripts: 552 linear metres; Secondary materials: 18,000 press and journal articles; Database records: 297,000 entries
    • Holdings:

      NELM holds the world's most comprehensive collections of books, manuscripts, journals, theses, press-clippings, photographs, video and audio material pertaining to imaginative Southern African literature. All the collections are indexed; the details are on closed-access databases where they may be searched.

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  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      Proof of identity is required from all researchers. Academic researchers are required to provide proof of affliation to a university of a research institution.

    • Access restrictions:

      Manuscript holdings are accessible only to bona fide scholars, except where certain documents are restricted or under author's or donor's embargo. (No photocopies of manuscript material may be made without written permission from the copyright holder.) Such documents may only be consulted in the presence of one of the Museums archivists. Books and Journals are accessible to all researchers (including high school students) but only on the Museum premises and under supervision of Museum staff. Secondary materials are accessible to all upon request but may not be removed from the Museum.

    • Finding tools:

      Accession lists or registers
      Card catalogs
      Electronic catalogs
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