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The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

Disclaimer — The collections listed on the Sabinet African Archives may include materials that reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. These materials are presented as part of historical records. Inclusion of these materials does not mean endorsement of or agreement with by Sabinet on any views or terms expressed in the descriptions and/or materials. Read more …

Library collection


The Mary Gunn Library is one of the most important botanical and biodiversity resources in Africa. Subjects covered include taxonomy, biodiversity, climate change, global warming, morphology, plant anatomy, plant geography,…

The Photograph Collection


The collection includes photograph albums, photographs, lantern slides, stereographs, postcards and films by professional photographers and amateurs who recorded interesting places and events. Joseph Barnett, Constance Stuart Larrabee, Jurgen Schadeberg,…

The Map Collection


The collection includes both manuscript mas and decorative engraved maps and nautical charts relating to Africa, southern Africa and South Africa. They provide a fascinating insight into the cartography of…

The Manuscript Collection


The items in the manuscript collection are diverse in content, medium and extent. Besides written accounts, the collection includes scrapbooks, press cuttings, telegrams, maps, sketches and photographs. And, in extent,…

The Art Collection


Artworks in The Brenthurst Library complement the collections of published works and manuscripts. The collection, which numbers thousands of works of historical importance, comprises original works in a variety of…

SA Newspapers


All newspapers published in South Africa are collected by the NLSA. The NLSA has a vast collection of South African newspapers in hardcopy and microfilm format. The digital collection ensures faster…

Don Africana Library


These 4 000 items now form the nucleus of the Don Africana Library but, of course, the collection has grown enormously.  There are now over 50 000 catalogued items and…

Periodicals


The Central Reference Library has a very extensive periodical section. It includes over 300 magazines and journals. Some of the titles in the collection include: Car Mechanics, The Economist, Film…