Authorized form of name
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio Archives
Parallel form(s) of name
Other form(s) of name
700 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007
GPO Box 9994, Sydney 2001
Geographical and cultural context
Mandates/Sources of authority
Officer in charge: Archivist (Radio)
Records management and collecting policies
Radio Archives seeks to maintain a collection of sound recordings of cultural and historical significance. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is bound by the Archives Act of 1983 to retain its broadcasting output in accordance with authorised schedules for retention. The collection includes oral histories of broadcasters.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Sound recordings of ABC programs: 1932-(1,000m).
Quantity: 1,000m (50% in-house).
Finding aids, guides and publications
Open by appointment only. General reference service and/or assistance available.
Access conditions and requirements
One week's advance notice of visit required and details of the exact nature of research required. Reference services not generally available to the public without payment of a research, copying and royalty fee (if applicable). Research either performed entirely by staff and charged at an hourly rate or a day ticket is also available (including staff assistance).