The collections mandate for the Stellenbosch University Archives is focused on the acquisition, preservation, and accessibility of permanently valuable records of Stellenbosch University.  The collections include materials relating to Stellenbosch University and its predecessors, namely Stellenbosch Gymnasium and the Victoria College.

Some of the most important collections available from Stellenbosch University's Archives are: 

  • Senate and Council Minutes – dating from 1864

  • Correspondence between the University and various Government Departments

  • Correspondence between the Senate and Council and Boys' High School​

  • Financial Registers of the Boys' High School and Victoria College

  • Property Registers of Victoria College and Stellenbosch University

  • Minutes and other records of Faculties, Departments and Societies

  • Yearbooks

  • Photographic material from prominent Stellenbosch photographers

  • Honorary doctorates awarded by the University of Stellenbosch

  • Official and general correspondence of the Victoria College

For more detailed information, consult the following Finding Aids: