University of Stirling Archives launches crowdfunding campaign for African Archive

The University of Stirling Archives has launched its first crowdfunding campaign to open up the Peter Mackay Archive. Mackay (1926-2013) was a tireless campaigner for African liberation, becoming politically active shortly after emigrating to Rhodesia in 1948. Following his death in Zimbabwe in 2013 the archive was carefully packed up by his family and shipped to Stirling. Mackay’s family hailed from the town of Doune, near Stirling, and it was his wish that the university become the custodians of his papers.

The campaign will run until the 24th January 2017 on the Crowdfunder website. Our target of £8,000 will support the essential work of cataloguing, conservation and digitisation, which will improve access to this new resource. Further details can be found at:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/petermackay/

Karl Magee

University Archivist

University of Stirling

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