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  • The Black Queer Studies Collection includes works in the circulating and archival collections, in multiple formats and multiple languages. The Black Queer Studies Collection is a virtual designation added by UT Libraries catalogers to individual records. This means that you’ll see "Black Queer Studies Collection" listed as a "Local Note" in records included in the collection. The note is being added to and improves access to records in the UT Libraries Catalog for materials by and about Black Diasporic LGBTQ people. For more information, click here.

    Perry-Castañeda Library
  • Africa

    Ruth First (1925-1982) was a South African journalist, university lecturer, and anti-apartheid activist. She helped draft the Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) and was a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC's military wing. She was forced into exile in 1964 and assassinated with a parcel bomb in 1982. She was married to Joe Slovo, long-time president of the South African Communist Party (SACP), and for many years First edited the Johannesburg weekly paper for the SACP. First's papers include documents from her work as a journalist, anti-apartheid activist, and books and articles she authored. UT owns microfilm copies of Ruth First's papers. The originals are housed in the University of London's Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

    1889-1991, (bulk: 1946-1982)
    Perry-Castañeda Library