The archival collections consist of documents, photographs, rare newspapers, architectural drawings, historical maps and audio visual material. The Voortrekker Monument collection dates back from 1931 and the Afrikanerbond collection focuses on the period from 1918 – 1994. An extensive collection of photographs are available on the Anglo-Boer War, as well as unique material on the origin and design of the Voortrekker Monument.
Professional services include the preservation of archival material as well as the retrieval of information for research purposes. The archives are frequently visited by international researchers and are valued for its comprehensive material on the Afrikaner culture – from economics to education and language issues.
The collection policy includes the Great Trek, the Anglo Boer War, Afrikaner cultural organisations and personal collections that contribute towards the cultural and historical facets of the Afrikaans-speaking South Africans.
The archives can be visited during week days from 08:00 – 16:00. An entrance fee is due, as well as fees for the different services rendered.
The archives can be visited during the week between 08:00 – 16:00. An entrance fee as well as fees for the different services rendered is payable.
Enquiries: Zabeth Botha
Tel: 012 325 7885; 012 323 9050
The SP Engelbrect Museum of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk in Afrika may also render relevant archival records and is worth a visit.
Contact their archivist, Mr Nandor Sarkady at 012 322 8885 x 204.