BAILEY'S AFRICAN HISTORY ARCHIVES (B A H A)
Bailey's African History Archives holds 40 years of material from all the editions of Drum Magazine and it's various sister publications - Golden City Post, Trust, True Love and City Press. The Archives contains a wealth of information from politics to culture and complexities of the vast Anglophone African nations.
Content of the Archive:
Drum: South Africa 1951 - 1984 Post: South Africa 1955 - 1970
Drum: East Africa 1957 - 1992 Trust: West Africa 1971 - 1980
Drum: West Africa 1954 - 1958 Trust: East Africa 1971 - 1980
Drum: Nigeria 1958 - 1982 True Love: South Africa 1980 - 1984
Drum: Ghana 1958 - 1972 True Love: East Africa 1980 - 1992
Drum: Central Africa 1960 - 1967 City Press: South Africa 1982 - 1984
BAHA'S VISION AS A PEOPLE'S ARCHIVE
Today, 50 years later the archive still aspires to that same vision of the early Drum Magazine - to remain as popular educator and, connect Africans to Africans through the body of literary and visual work held at BAHA.
Baileys African History Archive has already embarked on a mission to extend the life of this collection of social history by digitally preserving these records in order to make it more accessible to the whole world.
We are developing our business initiative through better distribution (Internet) and encouragement towards usage of the archive. We will encourage publishers, museums, galleries and filmmakers to create more projects.
The archive is actively continuing a vision of keeping this history alive through project based development of the archive. Our projects entertain, educate and expand the horizons and faculties of our cognitive senses, enabling us to reclaim our heritage and document our own history.