The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Archives Project  ( 2003 - 2006 )

Materials produced and collected around the South African TRC constitute a rich resource for social memory, both in South Africa and internationally. Launched in 2003, this joint archival initiative by SAHA and Historical Papers at the University of the Witwatersrand, funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies, aimed at identifying, preserving and promoting public access to the TRC archive.

In the broadest sense of the word "archive", the TRC archive includes not only records generated by the TRC, but also the ever-shifting stories about the TRC carried by a myriad people. It comprises internal records used by the TRC as well as external documentation of the TRC process by a wide range of individuals and organisations, within and outside of South Africa. In this sense, the TRC archive is immeasurable.

Between 2003 and 2006, this project produced the following outputs:


In the archives
Find out more about the archival materials collected during this project
Traces of Truth