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

UCT, Upper campus in Just a handful of buildings and plenty of parking!

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 From the BUZV Collection in the Library's Special Collections.

Architectural line drawing of Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town as conceived by Groote Schuur’s first architect, J.M. Solomon (Elliot Collection). From the collection, UCT through the years: 1900-present.

Architectural line drawing of Jameson Hall, University of Cape Town as conceived by Groote Schuur’s first architect, J. From the collection, UCT through the years:

Girl's initiation dance, 1931. From the Monica and Godfrey Wilson Collection. The photographs in this digital archive are reproductions of negatives captured by Monica Hunter in Pondoland and the Eastern Cape in 1931 and 1932, and by Monica Hunter Wilson and Godfrey Wilson in Bunyakyusa between 1934 and 1937.

Girl's initiation dance, 1931. From the Monica and Godfrey Wilson Collection. The photographs in this digital archive are reproductions of negatives captured by Monica Hunter in Pondoland and the Eastern Cape in 1931 and 1932, and by Monica Hunter Wilson and Godfrey Wilson in Bunyakyusa between 1934 and 1937.

African National Congress meeting in Cape Town, prior to the organisation's unbanning in 1960. One of 3500 digital images in the Independent Newspapers Archive. Topics range from social conditions in and around Cape Town, key protests in pre- and post apartheid periods as well as a broad spectrum of political activity, sport and a very large collection of images on prominent figures (sport, social, political).

African National Congress meeting in Cape Town, prior to the organisation's unbanning in 1960. One of 3500 digital images in the Independent Newspapers Archive. Topics range from social conditions in and around Cape Town, key protests in pre- and post apartheid periods as well as a broad spectrum of political activity, sport and a very large collection of images on prominent figures (sport, social, political).

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, From a collection of images by Paul Alberts.

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.

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

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

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

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

Circa From the Independent Newspapers Collection.

Photograph of Cornelia Bullen-Smith (on left) and Beva Runciman, who chained themselves to the gates of Parliament in protest against the death of a child in detention. They are watched by three policemen. From the Black Sash collection of photographs and documents.

Photograph of Cornelia Bullen-Smith (on left) and Beva Runciman, who chained themselves to the gates of Parliament in protest against the death of a child in detention. They are watched by three policemen. From the Black Sash collection of photographs and documents.

!Gwi on a hunt. From the Paul Weinberg: San Collection. Published in: Once we were hunters. 2000. Cape Town : D. Philip ; Amsterdam : Mets & Schilt.

Art of Afica :: Who are the Bushmen / San of Southern Africa. Bushmen religion and traditions. For more things to see and do in Southern Africa, go to leka-escapes co.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Image from the CSIR: Database of Landscape Photographs collection. These landscape photographs provide extensive coverage of several important fynbos biome catchment areas in the Western Cape such as Jakkalsrivier, Jonkershoek, Zachariashoek, Kogelberg and the Cedarberg.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Image from the CSIR: Database of Landscape Photographs collection. These landscape photographs provide extensive coverage of several important fynbos biome catchment areas in the Western Cape such as Jakkalsrivier, Jonkershoek, Zachariashoek, Kogelberg and the Cedarberg.

Drawing of the proposed gateway entrance to Vergelegen, Somerset West. From the Ian Ford Archive. Undertaken over a period of 30 approximately years, this archive demonstrates excellence in Landscape Architectural Practice.

Drawing of the proposed gateway entrance to Vergelegen, Somerset West. From the Ian Ford Archive. Undertaken over a period of 30 approximately years, this archive demonstrates excellence in Landscape Architectural Practice.

From the San (Bushman) photographs of Dorothea Bleek. Dorothea Bleek continued the work of her father and aunt, recording and documenting the San languages of Southern Africa and publishing books and articles based both on her own work and theirs.

From the San (Bushman) photographs of Dorothea Bleek. Dorothea Bleek continued the work of her father and aunt, recording and documenting the San languages of Southern Africa and publishing books and articles based both on her own work and theirs.

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