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Tutu donates teaching notes and correspondence to university

By: stagedoorscribbler - May 28, 2018

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photograph: Hattie Miles

Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu has donated  notes and speeches from lectures and teaching projects he undertook at  the University of North Florida to the institution’s library.

The 86-year-old Nobel peace prize winner taught several classes at the University back in 2003. They included sessions on The Struggle Against Apartheid and Truth and Reconciliation.

Tutu now wants his class notes, speeches and correspondence from the period to be held by the University in honour of retiring UNF President John Delaney.

 It was Delaney, who has lead the university for 15 years, who presented Tutu with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2005. 

The donation, which will be held in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, also includes the rough manuscripts of two books that were later published -  Number Two to Tutu: A Memoir by Michael Nuttall and God Has a Dream by Desmond Tutu,

The manuscripts will become part of the Library’s permanent collection while the documents will be held in the University archives and offered as a research resource for faculty staff and students.