The UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives
The Robben Island World Heritage Site has rich archival resources mostly based at the Mayibuye Archive, situated in the Main Library at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) campus. The Mayibuye Archive is one of the largest archives of liberation struggle materials in the country – the collections include many unique materials relating to the struggle for freedom, or to Robben Island and imprisonment under apartheid. There are artefacts, historical documents, photographs, artworks and audio-visual materials depicting South African culture and the history of the struggle for democracy. Mayibuye Archive is a strategic resource for the World Heritage Site and a valuable resource for South Africa and the world community as a whole.
RIM itself has a collection of site-based movable artefacts that are found in various buildings on the Island, at Jetty 1. Some artefacts are also on display at the Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island on the Waterfront, Cape Town.