Community, Political and Other Organisations
The collections falling into this category cover a diverse range of areas and include the records of political parties and lobby groups, peace and anti-uranium organisations, women's collectives (including over one hundred collections from the Victorian Women's Liberation and Lesbian Feminist Archive), nursing bodies, charities and also cultural and arts bodies such as the Melbourne Theatre Company, La Mama theatre company and the literary journal Meanjin. Some collections relating to 19th-century Victorian pastoral families are also included here.
Significant collections from the Communist Party of Australia, the Liberal Party of Australia and various metropolitan and country branches of the Australian Labor Party constitute a large portion of the political-related holdings. The records of organisations are complimented by the personal papers of many individuals who worked within these organisations: politicians, political activists and many others.