Welcome to UCT Libraries Digital Collections

UCT Libraries Digital Collections represent a selection of material available through UCT’s archival holdings, primarily held in UCT Libraries Special Collections, but also gathered through academic field recordings, primary data collation and UCT departmental collections.

This is a growing resource as we are committed to the responsible generation of content rich collections that are curated in active support of research and teaching.

Latest news from Special Collections

Humanitec Digital Showcase

UCT Libraries is proud to present the Humanitec Digital showcase 2011 - 2014. Curated and digitised by the Humanitec/UCT Libraries initiative, supported by the Vice-Chancellor's Strategic Fund. The Humanitec Digital showcase is part of UCT Libraries new Digital Collections website.


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60 Years of Black Sash

In honour of 60 Years of the Black Sash, UCT Libraries is showcasing the Black Sash archives in Special Collections and the related holdings in UCT Libraries.

The exhibition can currently be viewed in the entrance to the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library on Upper Campus.


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The Thinking Eye: Photographs by Neville Dubow

An overview of the late Professor Neville Dubow’s oeuvre that spans 30 years and pays tribute to an important photographer and educator. He was director of the Michaelis School of Fine Art (1971-1988), retiring in 1998, and founding director of the Irma Stern Museum.


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The papers of Richard Dudley and anti-apartheid liberation movements

The papers of Richard Dudley, which include the archives of the New Unity Movement and some documents of earlier anti-apartheid liberation movements, have been professionally processed and are now accessible for research. The papers were deposited with Special Collections, UCT Libraries, by Dr Basil Brown on behalf of the New Unity Movement and the Dudley family. The inventory indicates the scope of the papers.


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