The University of Melbourne Archives collects, manages and provides access to the historical records of the University, Victorian business, trade unions and other labour organisations, community and cultural organisations, as well as the personal papers of many individuals prominent within them.
Records date from the first years of the colony of Victoria until the present day and cover a very wide field of endeavour. The Archives were established in 1960 and to date hold some 18 kilometres of records.
To order material please contact the reference service or see the services for researchers information. Reading room opening hours are also available there.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (03) 8344 6848 / 8344 4122
University shut-down period: UMA will be closed on Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive. To access material on Thursday 2 January, orders must be placed by 12 noon, Monday 23 December. Normal ordering procedures and opening hours apply for all order days.
The University of Melbourne Archives is honoured to announce the acquisition of the Germaine Greer archives. The archive documents almost six decades of Professor Greer’s work and achievement, comprising manuscripts and typescripts of published work (and occasionally unpublished work), working papers and research notes, personal and professional correspondence and unsolicited correspondence from members of the public. It also includes files for academic research and publications, including files on women artists and seventeenth-century women poets, awards and honours, photographs, video tapes and numerous audio and digital files. Filling over 150 filing cabinet drawers, it will become one of UMA's largest personal collections.
The University of Melbourne Archives has recently digitised and made available online a series of correspondence between the members of the Hayward family from their plantation in Pieterszorg, Surinam (1799-1851). The collection relates to Atlantic trade and slavery and thus has international significance as a rare and discrete set of letters.
The September issue of the University of Melbourne Archives Bulletin is now available online.
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The University of Melbourne Archives acknowledge the support of The R E Ross Trust.