Special Collections finding aids

Special Collections finding aids


Finding aids for collections housed at the University of Pretoria Special Collections.

For further enquiries please contact the Special Collections office:

(012) 420 2808



Recent Submissions

  • Haw, Nikki (Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Prof Johannes du Plessis (1868-1935), was a theologian, traveller, missionary and writer. His book collection was purchased by the University in 1939 and is split into an Africana collection, housed in our Africana section ...
  • Haw, Nikki (Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria, 2019)
    These finding aids are intended to assist with faculty-specific searches for resources held in Special Collections. These lists should not be considered as absolutely comprehensive, but will show researchers the majority ...
  • Haw, Nikki (Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Mimi Coertse is an internationally acclaimed South African soprano. The Mimi Coertse Collection includes sheet music, CDs, and books, as well as personal items such as opera dresses, correspondence, albums, paintings and ...
  • Haw, Nikki; Mabena, Sonto (Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The Special Collections Pamphlets Collection consists of a wide variety of subjects relating to South Africa and is of important historical value. The collection is not yet comprehensively catalogued, and this finding aid ...
  • De la Harpe, Michelle (Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria, 2018)
    Jacob de Villers Roos (1869-1940) was a journalist, advocate, Secretary of Justice for the Transvaal, Director of Prisons, Auditor-General of the Union of South Africa from 1918-1929, financier and founder of the Transvaal ...
  • Van der Merwe, F.Z. (1994)
    Dr. FZ van der Merwe was a medical doctor with an exceptional interest in the identification, collection and preservation of South African sheet music. His collection, which he bequeathed to the University of Pretoria, now ...
  • Van Warmelo, N.J. (Nicolaas Jacobus), 1904- (1989)
    List of manuscripts collected by Dr NJ Van Warmelo from the Xhosa, Zulu, Swazi, Tsonga, South-Sotho, Tswana, North-Sotho and Venda cultures.