Barr Smith Library, Special Collections

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daa/315

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Barr Smith Library, Special Collections

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Special Collections Librarian

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North Terrace, Adelaide 5000

Postal address:
GPO Box 498, Adelaide 5001

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(08) 8303-5224

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(08) 8224-0464

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History

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Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Special Collections Librarian

Records management and collecting policies

Papers of staff and graduates of The University of Adelaide and of those associated with major areas of our book collections (especially, Theatre, Pacific, German settlers in Australia and Australian Aboriginal culture.

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Holdings

Bates, Daisy: Personal papers 1882-1947 (3m). Glennon, Keith: Papers re history of dance in Australia 1913-1970 (4m). German Settlers: Papers 1850-1962 (1.5m). Harris, Max: Papers re Angry Penguins and Ern Malley Hoax 1935-67, 1987-89 (0.8m). Symon, FAN: Theatre Programmes Collections 1879-1976 (10m). Oliphant, Sir Mark: Personal Papers 1896-1983 (17m). Crocker, Sir Walker: Personal Papers 1902-90 (26m). Adelaide University Theatre Guild: Records 1940- (8m). Maude, HE & HC: Papers (Pacific History) 1904-84 (4.5m). Fisher, Sir Ronald: Correspondence 1911-62 (4.5m). Schwerdtfeger, Hans: Papers (mathematics) 1927-90 (4m).

Quantity: 200m (80% in-house).

References: Woodburn, Susan, 'The Pacific Collection of the University of Adelaide' Pacific Archives Journal No 6 (June 1988): 36-44.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Hoskin, Cheryl, Guide to the Special Collections of the Barr Smith Library of the University of Adelaide. Adelaide, The University of Adelaide, 1990 Entries in National Library of Australia Guide to Collections of Manuscripts Relating to Australia.

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Opening times

Open Mon-Fri 1-4pm; closed weekends, public holidays and Christmas - New Year period. General reference assistance available. General copying services available. Introductory brochure available.

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Proof of identity required. Restrictions imposed on some material by donors.

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Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

North Terrace, Adelaide 5000 Postal address: GPO Box 498, Adelaide 5001