This exhibition showcases material from some collections in the Sudan Archive to highlight their potential importance to researchers and to give a brief idea of the breadth of material held in the Archive.
In order to demonstrate the scope and diversity of the collections the exhibition is divided into five themes covering various aspects of the fascinating history of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: Administration of the Sudan, Personal lives of the British, Sudan at war, Sudanese under Anglo-Egyptian rule, and Independent Sudan.
This exhibition was created as part of the Wood Bequest Project, funded through a generous bequest from Mrs Kathleen Wood, a former official of the Sudan Education Department. This gift enabled the University to appoint two archivists for two years to tackle the growing backlog of uncatalogued material in the Sudan Archive. The online catalogues produced by these project archivists opened up access to hidden collections of international importance for the benefit of researchers worldwide.