The Archives include the official records of the University as recorded in the minutes of meetings of Council, Senate, Faculty Boards and numerous other committees, as well as printed and manuscript materials of University interest.
These include the personal and professional papers of important officials, academic staff and persons closely associated with the University, as well as printed publications issued by departments (e.g. research reports), student organisations and Convocation.
Other material includes university calendars, minute books of staff associations, Convocation, the Student Representative Council and other student groups, staff publications, and a master set of most theses and dissertations accepted for higher degrees at the University.
The Archives also houses collections of press cuttings, photographs, slides, films, video's, gramophone records, tape recordings and memorabilia of University interest.
Staff at the University's inauguration, 4 October 1922