How to … go about archiving
- How to use the archives
- Reading room rules
- How to contact the National Archives and Records Service
- Genealogical research
- Other Research
- General Information for National Archives Repository Researchers
- Professional Freelance Researchers at Public Archives repositories
The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa was established by promulgation of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act (Act No 43 of 1996 as amended. This piece of legislation transformed the former State Archives Service into a National Archives and Records Service whose mission, functions and structures reflect the South African democratic political order and imperatives. In essence, the mission of the National Archives and Records Service is to foster a national identity and the protection of rights.
National Library of South Africa
The National Library of South Africa is a national legal deposit library, meaning that it holds a copy of every book assigned an ISBN number in South Africa. Their reference reading room is a vital stop on any research journey.
The universities of Cape Town, Western Cape and Stellenbosch all hold material of interest to researchers into vernacular architecture.
The Institute for Historical research at UWC publishes the journal of historial research, Kronos.
The James Walton Collection is housed at the Uiversity of Stellenbosch Library.
UCT has an extensive manuscripts and archives collection and rare books collection.