Poet Collections

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 …

Bakker collection


The documentation donated to the library by Gerrit Bakker, a Johannesburg antiquarian bookseller, includes a vast volume of correspondence; letters from the Dutch poet and critic, Jan Greshoff, letters from…

N P van Wyk Louw collection


The collection includes about 7 500 monographs and 58 journal titles, proves. Roughly half of the collection consists of literary works: The Afrikaans section reflects Afrikaans literary history from its…

P.J. Philander Collection


The collection contains documents in connection with the poet P.J. Philander and his work. It also contains information on the genealogy of the poet S.V. Petersen. The collection contains photographs…

N. P. van Wyk Louw Collection


This index describes the N. P. van Wyk Louw Collection and contains correspondence ; articles ; prose ; dramas ; poems ; correspondence re Standpunte, films ; items regarding Stellenbosch…