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
The reference service will be closed on Tuesday 21 May. Pre-ordered material will be available in the reading room, but all other services will be unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Over 1,300 glass slides collected by geologist, polar explorer and University Vice Chacellor, Raymond Priestley, are now available on the University of Melbourne Archives Imgae Catalogue. The photographs document conditions for early explorers of Antarctica from 1907 to 1931.
The May edition of the Voice features two articles relating to the University of Melbourne Archives. Slavery Archive Used in Online Course talks about the use of two of our collections that document slave plantations in the new massive open online course, Generating the Wealth of Nations. Walking to Another Beat is a review of a gay history walking tour hosted by UMA as part of the Protest! exhibition.
New Blog! Check out UMA's latest blog, focusing on our literary and publishing collections, A Collection of Words.
The audio recording of a seminar hosted by the University of Melbourne Archives, Mining Companies, Communities and their Histories, is now available online (mp3), featuring Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Richard Knight and Professorial Fellow Andrew Reeves.
The George Paton Gallery collection (including correspondence, exhibition catalogues, photographs, audiotapes, posters and more) is currently being processed and our archivist, Georgina Ward, will be running a blog during the project. The blog will feature items of interest, discuss significant collections and events as they are uncovered.
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The University of Melbourne Archives acknowledge the support of The R E Ross Trust.