The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
Black October: the impact of the Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 on South Africa by H. Phillips.
This PhD thesis is the first serious study of the worst natural disaster in South African history, using both published and unpublished, official and unofficial sources, newspapers, periodicals and the recollections of over 200 'flu survivors. Our copy is part of the Archives Yearbook series, volume 1 of 1990.
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our old African (ZAOUV) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.