• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) Library, Rare Book Collection
    • Postal Address:

      PO Box 524, Auckland Park
      2006 Johannesburg
      South Africa
    • Location:

      c/o Kingsway and University Way, Auckland Park
    • Telephone:

      +27 (11) 489 2630
    • Facsimile:

      +27 (11) 726 7723
    • E-mail:
    • URL:
    • Director:

      Head, Rare Book Collection
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Archival records
      Business records
      Personal papers
    • Size:

      around 233 metres
    • Holdings:

      Afrikaners in the Witwatersrand collection (1886-1961): a collection of 131 individual collections containing diaries, private and official correspondence, memoirs, bibliographies, manuscripts, photographs. etc. EN Marais collection: handwritten manuscript of the Soul of the Ape, correspondence (1916-1923) between the author and his son and his publishers. Gerrit Bakker collection: correspondence of a Johannesburg antiquarian bookseller (1939-). HG Viljoen collection: documents of well-known authors. NJ van Warmelo collection: world class anthropologist who published many books on tribes in Southern Africa. Contains ethnological research material, photographs and books. JP de Lange collection: documents of the Rector of RAU re HSRC Investigation into Education. CA Nöffke collection: re Information Scandal (1974-1978), AL Aucamp collection: Diaries and African artifacts pertaining to his time as Minister of the Reformed Church in Eldoret, Kenya (1933-1937)

    • Receiving new material?

    • Languages:

      Afrikaans, English
  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      Contact Department Head, Rare Book Collection.

    • Access restrictions:

      Fully accessible

    • Finding tools:

      Electronic catalogs
    • Copier available?:

  • Repository publications: