City of Sydney Archives

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

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Geauthoriseerde naam

City of Sydney Archives

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Aandere naamsvormen

Soort

  • Municipal

Contact

 

City Archivist

Soort

adres

Adres

Level 1, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Landnaam

Postcode

2001

Telefoon

02 9265 9618

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

Geografische en culturele context

Since the 1800s the City has absorbed other municipalities as Sydney has grown and developed. See http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/history/archives/using-the-archives

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Officer in charge: City Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives is responsible for managing all non-current records created by Sydney City Council since 1842 and most of its predecessor organisations since 1859. Some records created by elected officials are also held. We are also the archival agency for the Festival of Sydney Ltd.

The Archives is also responsible for the Sydney Reference Collection of publications and semi-published material, and information folders containing ready-reference material, on aspects of Sydney City history especially the built environment. We actively seek material for inclusion in the Sydney Reference Collection and welcome donations.

Gebouwen

Bestanden

The City of Sydney Archives holds more than 12,000 shelf metres of archives relating to the City of Sydney council and people, places and events within its local government area. It is both a corporate and collecting archive.

Some high use series include:


  • CRS 17, Assessment books, 1845-1949 (online access and digitisation in progress as at 2018).
  • CRS 51, Demolition photograph books, 1900-1939 (part of our ArchivePix catalog of about 40,000 images available online).
  • CRS 126, Building application plans, 1909- present (720m - all catalogued online).
  • CRS 116, Central activity files, 1979-1987 (441m - all catalogued online).
  • CRS 34, Town Clerks' correspondence files, 1914-1978 (1054m - all catalogued online).
  • CRS 28, Town Clerks' correspondence folders, 1900-1913 (400m - all catalogued online).
  • CRS 26, Letters received by the Council, 1842-1899 (online cataloguing and digitisation in progress, as at 2018).

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

Toegang

Openingstijden

Open Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm by appointment.
Closed public holidays.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Advance notice (by email) of your research visit is required, so we can assess your document needs and arrange an appointment for you. Almost all original records are held offsite so we are unable to help people who just show up. Prospective researchers are encouraged to visit the Archives pages on the City of Sydney website for more information about records held.

Toegankelijkheid

The City of Sydney Archives is wheelchair accessible.

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

General reference assistance available. The City of Sydney Archives has an active digitisation program with many heavily used series available through the web.

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Revised 20 March 2018

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Politics and Government (Thematic area)
  • Populations (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

Level 1, Town Hall House, 456 Kent Street, Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2001