collection consists of books in all disciplines limited to
Africa south of the Sahara. Since 1980 the emphasis is on
the Southern African region with special interest in material,
published or unpublished, pertaining to Pretoria. The collection
is divided into an old (ZAOUV
: pre-1980 publications) and new (ZA : 1980+) component.
Housed and labelled separately but including many Africana works,
are the collections of a number of eminent persons which have been
acquired since the 1920’s:
J du Plessis, theologian at Stellenbosch.
-- The NHK (Nederduits Hervormde Kerk) group of collections
made up of the collections of Prof.
PJ Muller (1854-1922), (ZHM)
ds. Jac van Belkum (1851-1933) (ZHvB) and ds.
LE Brandt.(ZHB) The latter incorporates the collection
of ds NJ van Warmelo whose daughter, the colourful author
Johanna Brandt, was married to ds LE Brandt
Lutherse Seminarium, a collection donated by the Holland-Zuid-Afrikaanse
Unie in 1939. (ZHL)
J de V Roos, 1884-1940, auditor-general of the Union
of South Africa, 1918-1929.
Dr MM Nolte, attorney and notary based
- Sir J H Brand, President of the Orange Free State
(1864 - 1888) and his father Sir Christoffel Brand, jurist and
politician, first Speaker of the Cape Parliament.
- T.F. Burgers, President of the South African Republic 1872 - 1877
collection consisting of approximately 11 000 items
covering a wide range of subjects. It includes items
dating from the late 19 th century and early 20 th century