Elizabeth Le Roux is Lecturer and Coordinator: Publishing Studies, Department of Information Science, She has a PhD on the social history of the university presses in South Africa, and previously worked in the scholarly publishing industry for 12 years. Her research interests include the publishing history of the African continent, archival practice, and intellectual history. During this project, she will carry out research in the archival collections of publishers’ records in both South Africa and the UK. These records are scattered, and no attempt has been made to systematically track their location or state of preservation thus far. The first phase of the research will focus on locating and analysing the archival holdings of South Africa’s oppositional and anti-apartheid publishers, and on developing a guide to preservation for South African archivists and publishers.