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Special Collections Music

Welcome to the DOMUS guide where you'll find information on all music special collections.

Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS)

The Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS) is located in the Music Library, Stellenbosch University. DOMUS collections are mostly of South African importance, yet also of international significance.

We house close to 70 collections of South African composers, performers, researchers and music societies. Please see 'Collections' for an overview of our collections.

Collections at DOMUS

Nico Carstens collection

This presentation features documents from the collection of accordionist and composer Nico Carstens.


Reinventing the clay tablet

Unpacking the John Roos collection

John Roos (1946-2018) was coordinator of Unisa Music Foundation’s music tuition projects, served on board of STTEP outreach programme to learners from Mamelodi and Atteridgeville and acted as juror at national and international music competitions.

Clay tablets from this collection represent performances at the Tauromenium concert venue at his home, and are on display in the SU Music Library foyer.

The collection was donated by the Roos family, in collaboration with the Africa Open Institute.

[STTEP = SAMET (South African Music Education Trust) TPO (Transvaal Philharmonic Orchestra) Tshwane Education Project]

Special Collections Librarian, DOMUS

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Santie de Jongh
Musiekbiblioteek/Music Library
Departement Musiek/Department of Music
Privaatsak/Private Bag X1
Matieland 7602
+27 (0)21-808 2597