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The University Archives comprises materialrevealing the origins and the development of the University from 1910, when Natal University College was established, through the years of the former University of Natal (1949-2003) to the present day University of KwaZulu-Natal.


The collection covers both the Pietermaritzburg (PMB) and Durban campuses (Howard College and Medical School), and more recently, publications from the Edgewood and Westville campuses have been received.


The following two guides are available in pdf format:


University Archives: Guide to information resources and services

University Archives: Rules for consulting materials

Contact Information

Address: Golf Road, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209
Contact Information: Telephone:  +27-33-2605622  Fax: +27-33-2605622 Staff members
Facilties: Photocopiers
Location: Behind the School of Psychology and the Hexagon Theatre

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University Archives

08:15 - 13:00
(closed Saturdays)

08:15 - 13:00
(closed Saturdays)

08:15 - 13:00
(closed Saturdays)