Southern African Collections

Botswana • Lesotho • Namibia South AfricaSwaziland

  • [Namibia]. “Diese Widmung,” 1907. Portfolio of German Southwest Africa (now Namibia) color prints. (SC 859).
  • [Namibia]. German South West Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1915. 43 b/w snapshots, including several of the WWI British campaign in South West Africa – now Namibia. Also several of the South African Premier Diamond Mine workings, and cottages, rural scenery, and friends in what appears to be Great Britain. (SC 840).
  • [Namibia]. Swakopmund Eisenbahn-Baukompagnie No. 2 Denkschrift, 1907. Report on railroad construction in the Swakopmund district of German Southwest Africa (now Namibia). (SC 861).
  • [South Africa]. Collier [Thomas S.] Diary, 1868-1869. Shipboard diary of Collier, boatswain on the Shenandoah from July 1868 to April 1869, and previously on the U.S.S. Oneida, May 1867-July 1868. Photograph of Collier glued in the diary, with caption “S.S. Monocacy, Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 2, 1868.” Contains a blend of poems, philosophical ruminations, and diary entries re conditions on board theShenandoah and of places visited. Most of the diary describes the trip back from the Pacific, the ports visited including Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Batavia (Java), Cape Town, and Jamestown (St. Helena). (Wyles SC 58).
  • [South Africa]. German South West Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1915. 43 b/w snapshots, including several of the WWI British campaign in South West Africa – now Namibia. Also several of the South African Premier Diamond Mine workings, and cottages, rural scenery, and friends in what appears to be Great Britain. (SC 840).
  • [South Africa]. Goodier (Brian G.) India and Burma Collection, 1942-1947. The collection was assembled by a Maj. B. G. Goodier, B. Sc (Tech), Royal Engineers and includes correspondence and photographs relating to his World War II and post war experiences in South Africa, India, and Burma, particularly relating to road building, and airfield construction. Locations include Durban, East Kirkee, Poona, Lahore, Madras, Bombay, and Rangoon. (Bernath Mss 93).
  • [South Africa]. Hatch (Mary Prescott) Papers, ca. 1889-1956. Primarily correspondence and drafts of Hatch’s writings, including essays and descriptions of travels around the world, including Europe and South Africa (based on her correspondence, ca. 1920s-1930s). Hatch was a Santa Barbara resident later in life. (Mss 44).
  • [South Africa]. Roach (Charles A.) African Photograph Collection, 1943.Photograph album with 88 black/white images, plus 67 other loose photographs, many with captions, most taken by Rev. Charles A. Roach on a bicycle trip from Durban to Cairo in 1943, on the way back to his parish in Iraq, where he was Baghdad Chaplain and Oil Company Chaplain from 1939 to 1946. Includes images of local men, women, and children, hospitals, schools, churches and fellow clergy, residences, roads, and scenic views through South Africa, Belgian Congo, Rwanda, Kenya (Nairobi), Uganda (Kampala), and Sudan. Roach, an inveterate long distance cyclist, later developed a lecture/slide show based on his African journey. (Bernath Mss 119).
  • [South Africa]. Shaw (W. B.) South Africa Photograph Album, 1918. Album commemorating a visit of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shaw to the C. J. Lappan family, at Shenfield house, in South Africa. 32 black/white photos, including Lappan and Shaw family members on the porch of Shenfield house, surrounding countryside, a shot of the family by a wagon with the caption "The Voortrekkers," as well as several images of local South African women, children, and their compounds. (Bernath Mss 54).
  • [South Africa]. Sheinbaum (Stanley K.) Collection, ca. 1970s-2001. Articles about Sheinbaum, copy of oral history transcript with Joan Didion, and copy of oral history transcript by UCLA. Includes material about his association with CSDI and later New Perspectives magazine. Includes files, ca. latter 1970s-mid 1980s, kept by Stanley K. Sheinbaum mainly during his tenure as University of California Regent [1977-1989], at a time when UC was involved in divestment of South African investments, due to the political situation there. (Mss 217).
  • [South Africa]. Tredwell (Roger Culver) Photograph Album, ca. 1922-1925. 63 brown tone photographs by Roger Tredwell (1885-1961), taken while he was U.S. Consul General at Large for Central Asia and Africa. Includes scenes and people of Morocco, Egypt, Kenya (Mombasa), Madagascar (Tananarive and elsewhere), Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa (Orange Free State, Capetown, Cape of Good Hope, and elsewhere), Angola (Luanda), São Tomé, Canary Islands, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Liberia (Monrovia), Senegal (Dakar), Cape Verde Islands (Mindello, (St. Vincent), Azores, Algeria (Oran, Algiers), Tunisia (Tunis, Carthage),and Malta. (Bernath Mss 360).
  • South Africa Christian Mission Photograph Album, ca. 1920s. (Bernath Mss 322).
  • South Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1892. (Bernath Mss 133).
  • South Africa Subject Collection, ca. 1930s. (Bernath Mss 255).
  • South African War through the Stereoscope, ca. 1900. Set of 36 Underwood cards and accompanying Underwood stereoscopic viewer. (Bernath Mss 92).
  • [Swaziland]. African Photo Album: South Africa, Transvaal and Swaziland. (Bernath Mss 438).