The Ruth First collection relates predominantly to the years 1946-1982, and includes personal material, papers relating to her work as a journalist in South Africa, as university lecturer, anti-apartheid activist, and author and editor of books and articles.
The inventory provided by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, includes biographical notes about Ruth First, the content and structure of the collection, allied materials, followed by the listing of documents in the collection and an index of names, places and subjects.
The collection of microfilms at Historical Papers is contained in collection no. A3279.
The inventory of the material can be accessed in PDF format online from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies HERE.