UNAM Archives

Collection PA 7 - Williams Collection

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Reference code

PA 7


Williams Collection


  • 1985 - 1994 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

A total of xx boxes or xx cubic feet

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Peter Williams was the Director of the Education Programme, Human Resource Development Group of the Commonwealth Secretariat. He was also a Professor of Education in Developing Countries at the University of London, Institute of Education. In addition, he also worked as consultant in educational development. Prof. Williams was part of the Commission on Higher Education in Namibia.


Archival history

The collection from UK was donated to UNAM by Prof. Williams and received at UNAM in April 2015, Windhoek.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Prof. Williams

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The Williams collection contains materials which relate to the development of education in Namibia. Through the work of the Commission on Higher Education, the collection documents the plans for education in a new independent Namibia including the establishment of the University of Namibia. The materials in the collection mostly constitute raw documents that were collected by the Commission as part of its consultation. All are paper documents.

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System of arrangement

The majority of the documents were numbered as Document 1 – 152 and this numbering has been maintained by the archivist and became part of the archives reference number. Other documents which came with no numbering have been listed and given archives reference numbers.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Only up to a maximum of a third of a file can be reproduced.

Language of material

  • Afrikaans
  • English

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  • English



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