The Mandela Archive is fragmented and scattered all over the world in various places. The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory does not seek to gather all of this under its roof. Instead, the focus is to document where it is and to enter into partnerships to ensure that it is preserved and accessible. However, a small amount has been collected since the establishment of the Centre of Memory in 2004, which has been categorised into the following archive groups and special collections:
From the archive groups above and through specific donations, these special collections have been created:
As these records and collections are organised and processed, the finding aids to them will be made available. This is a work in progress and we would like to hear from you if you have additional information to support our collections work.