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Alan Paton Archive

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This archive primarily contains articles from a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers by Alan Paton and correspondence between Edward Callan and Paton, as well as Paton's wife, Anne; and son, Jonathan. It also contains correspondence between Callan, Nadine Gordimer, Albert J. Luthuli, and other prominent South African anti-apartheid activists. Many of the journal issues included in the collection are from Reality: a journal of liberal & radical opinion (1962-1992). There are also reviews of Paton's work by Callan, articles by Callan, typescripts of speeches and plays, and an audio cassette of a speech given by Paton in 1970.


  • 1920-2001; bulk 1922-1994
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/1996

Conditions Governing Access

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.


From the Collection: 12 boxes : The Alan Paton Archive is housed in 12 archival boxes (approximately 5 linear feet).

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221