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Holden Lecture 2022: The Paul and Adelaide Joseph Archive

This year, the Friends of Senate House Library are delighted to be able to present a discussion of one of the newest acquisitions of the Library, the Paul and Adelaide Joseph Archive. The event will take place virtually over Zoom, and registration is free.  

Paul Joseph and others leaving Pretoria Prison, August 1962
The Archive includes a photograph of Paul Joseph and other anti-apartheid campaigners leaving Pretoria Central Prison, August 1960

The Archive documents much of the South African anti-apartheid struggle. It also contains several letters and cards from Nelson Mandela, posted from Robben Island Prison. The Archive was donated by Paul and Adelaide, and their family, earlier this year. More information on the Archive can be found on our website

We are delighted that Paul and Adelaide's daughter Nadia, an active social justice campaigner who was herself involved in the anti-apartheid movement, will join us to present the Archive in Conversation with Richard Espley, Head of Modern Collections at Senate House Library. Additional context will be provided in closing remarks from Dr Sue Onslow, Acting Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

We hope you can join us for this very special event. Once you register, a link to join the event will be sent to you closer to the date. 

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