A Guide to the A. B. Xuma papers, undated, 1918-1960

A Guide to the A. B. Xuma Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the A. B. Xuma papers
Creator - Author
Xuma, Alfred B. (Alfred Bitini), 1893-1962
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1918-1960
Extent
1.0 Linear feet
Extent
7 reels microform.
Abstract
The collection consists of microfilm set of the papers held at the University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ( http://www.wits.ac.za/).
Call Number
2000.0143
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by University of Witswatersrand (undated)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], A. B. Xuma Papers, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Cullen Library. Materials accessed at  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The microfilm was purchased from the University of Witswatersrand in 2000 as part of the UConn-ANC Partnership.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], A. B. Xuma Papers, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Cullen Library. Materials accessed at  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Microfilms

Personal Name(s)

  • Xuma, Alfred B. (Alfred Bitini), 1893-1962

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Biography

Alfred Bitini Xuma (1893–1962), politician and physician in  South Africa. Xuma studied at the Tuskegee Institute, Alabama (1914–16), University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, (1920) and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (1926), as well as Marquette University (1921–1923) and the Lewis Institute, Chicago. He gained experience in obstetrics and gynaecology and surgery with residencies at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and at Pecs University and New St John's Hospital, Budapest, before travelling to Edinburgh; receiving his license to practice medicine in 1927. Xuma then returned to South Africa and opened a medical practice.

A significant figure in the political history of South Africa, Xuma was active with the African National Congress and served in a leadership capacity for many years before his death in 1962.

A full biography, from which the above informed is based, is available in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (accessed 8/29/2012).

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the personal papers of South African physician and politician on microfilm. The following is a corresponding list of microfilm reel to box listed in the inventory: Reel 1= Box A (File number A.D. 843) - Box C (Public 1939) Reel 2 = Box C (Public 1940) - Box E (Public Dec 1942) Reel 3 = Box G (Public January 1943) - J (Public September 1945) Reel 4 = Box J (Public October 1945) - Box L (Public December 1948) Reel 5 = Box M (Public 1949) - Box O (File 23 YMCA) Reel 6 = Box P (File number 24 Antobiography) - Box S (File number 39 Relations News) Reel 7 = Box T (File number 40 Printed Pamphlet) - Box U (Presscuttings)

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Collection Inventory

Calendar of Papers held at the University of Witswatersrand undated 

Calendar of Papers held at the University of Witswatersrand, undated