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Research @ SU Archives

​Researchers are welcome to visit the Stellenbosch University Archives .  Make an appointment here: SU Archives Visits

Please take note of the following arrangements, before visiting the Archives:

  • Reproduction of material is usually possible, although the format and condition of some materials may not allow reproduction
  • Visitors are welcome to bring their own laptops and other devices for note-taking, although space to electrical outlets is limited
  • For the sake of preservation of our rare and unique materials, no food, drink, pens or highlighers may be used
Please refer to the Collections Overview page for information on the collections being held at Stellenbosch University Archives.


The Stellenbosch University Archives do not offer a research service in this regard, but very basic searches with regard to genealogical enquiries can be done here.

The following printed sources may be consulted here at the SU Archives to discover if a person attended or graduated from Stellenbosch University.

      • Yearbooks
      • Register of marks obtained:  Victoria College
      • Register of Class and Accommodation Fees:  Boys' High School and Victoria College
      • Admission Registers:  Victoria College
      • Staff register of Boys' High School, Victoria College and Stellenbosch University
      • The records of student societies and clubs may also contain information on student members



The SU Archives are situated in the R.W.Wilcocks building, which were partly destroyed by fire in December 2010.  The Archives were mostly undamaged, but still benefited from the renovations.  Make an appointment to visit the Archives' new reading and research room.