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Wednesday, 06 April 2016

CPUT Archives – staying connected to our past

PRESERVATION: All individuals who have important documents related to CPUT’s history or that of its former institution are urged to hand it in at the Archives PRESERVATION: All individuals who have important documents related to CPUT’s history or that of its former institution are urged to hand it in at the Archives

 With CPUT boasting a rich history dating back to the earlier 1900’s, staying connected to our past is important.

To ensure this link is kept, the Department of Records and Archives is calling on all staff and members of the public who have records of heritage value to hand them in at the Archives Centre.

These records include items such as pictures, artefacts, maps and documents, which in some way are connected to CPUT or any of its former institutions.

Archivist Zolile Myeko, says Archives are central to operations at CPUT.

“Archives provide a reliable and authentic knowledge base, enabling the past to be reconstructed and understood. Without Archives, the past would remain largely unknown,” he says.

“By documenting significant decisions, transactions, events and activities of faculties, students and governing bodies of the university, Archives serve an essential link in the chain of human history.”

Myeko says apart from preserving records, the Archives also offer a service to individuals.

Based on the ground floor of the Administration Building at the Bellville Campus, individuals have access to several computers where they can conduct online searches as well as a lounge area where they can comfortably browse through documents or any other information housed at the Archives.

* If you have vital records of heritage value in any form such as old pictures, artefacts, maps, etc., you can provide these records to the Archives Centre.  You can contact the centre on 021 959 5607 or drop a mail to myekoZ@cput.ac.za

Written by Candes Keating

Tel: +27 21 959 6311
Email: keatingc@cput.ac.za

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