• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Western Cape Oral History Project Sound Archive, Department of History, University of Cape Town
    • Postal Address:

      Private Bag Rondebosch
      7701 Cape Town
      South Africa
    • Location:

      Beattie Building
    • Telephone:

    • Facsimile:

    • E-mail:
    • URL:
    • Director:

      Sean Field
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Electronic archives
      Oral histories
    • Size:

      1200 hours of audio, 300 hours of video
    • Holdings:

      Primarily interviews with people who were forcibly removed during the Apartheid years from communities in the Western Cape, for example District Six, Harfield, Simonstown, etc. Also various collections of interviews with dockworkers, domestic workers, political activists, and other groups. See online collections page for more information

    • Receiving new material?

    • Languages:

      English, Afrikaans, Xhosa,
  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      Anyone can access the material. We are in the process of building an online database and searchable digital archive that includes metadata, collection outlines and audio and transcripts

    • Finding tools:

      Electronic catalogs
    • Copier available?:

  • Repository publications: