Zimpapers Knowledge Centre


An integral component of the Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Ltd Group, the Zimpapers Knowledge Centre (formerly Editorial Library) is a content factory that holds the country’s largest newspaper archival material dating back to 1891 when the country’s first newspaper (Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times, now The Herald), was published. The collection also includes a large cache of photographs: black & white, and full colour.

The content that is housed at Herald House in Harare and the Chronicle House in Bulawayo, helps researchers carry out and promote development, productivity; writing of biographies and autobiographies, company histories; research on socio-economic, cultural and political trends.

The Knowledge Centre is open to researchers (for a fee), carrying out general and scholarly work in any field. If it was published in the newspaper, the Knowledge Centre will have the information, including accompanying photos.