Digital Collections

Digital collections from our online repository, UCTScholar (www.uctscholar.uct.ac.za). Includes collections from our Special Collections and departments all over campus.
University of Cape Town's University Avenue in the 1930s. From the BUZV Collection in the Library's Special Collections.

University of Cape Town's University Avenue in the 1930s. From the BUZV Collection in the Library's Special Collections.

Students protest against the violation of academic freedom in the 1950s.

Students protest against the violation of academic freedom in the 1950s.

Rondebosch Fountain. T.D. Ravenscroft image.

Rondebosch Fountain. T.D. Ravenscroft image.

Boys watching destruction of District Six, South Africa, 1974. From a collection of images by Paul Alberts.

Boys watching destruction of District Six, South Africa, 1974. From a collection of images by Paul Alberts.

Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, 1997. From a collection of images by Jillian Edelstein. Click through to view the collection.

Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, 1997. From a collection of images by Jillian Edelstein. Click through to view the collection.

Undated photograph of Muizenberg Beach. From our MacMillan Collection, which contains thousands of images of the history of the Western Cape.

Undated photograph of Muizenberg Beach. From our MacMillan Collection, which contains thousands of images of the history of the Western Cape.

Upper campus in 1935. Just a handful of buildings and plenty of parking!

Upper campus in 1935. Just a handful of buildings and plenty of parking!

Adderley Street, Cape Town. Circa 1920s. From the Independent Newspapers Collection.

Adderley Street, Cape Town. Circa 1920s. From the Independent Newspapers Collection.

Undated pic of upper campus. Click through to view more images of the campus from 1990-2009.

Undated pic of upper campus. Click through to view more images of the campus from 1990-2009.

UCT Libraries celebrates the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The archives in the Libraries hold approximately 400 unique photographs of Nelson Mandela, as well as more than 60 films and some miscellaneous documents relating to his life and struggles. We share as a tribute to his legacy, a selection of special moments in his life. You may browse these collections, or search for images and documents on particular themes.

UCT Libraries celebrates the extraordinary life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, affectionately known as 'Madiba'. The archives in the Libraries hold approximately 400 unique photographs of Nelson Mandela, as well as more than 60 films and some miscellaneous documents relating to his life and struggles. We share as a tribute to his legacy, a selection of special moments in his life. You may browse these collections, or search for images and documents on particular themes.

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