Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, NSW

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Cultural Collections (Archives), Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, NSW

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Formerly Archives Rare Books and Special Collections Unit, Auchmuty Library, Newcastle, New South Wales


  • University

Contact area


University Archivist



Street address

Level 2, Auchmuty Library, University Drive, Callaghan




New South Wales

Country name

Postal code



02 4921 5819



Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: University Librarian, Academic Division

Records management and collecting policies

The University Archives collects and preserves permanently valuable records of the University, University organisations, staff and students, and selected manuscript collections relating specifically to the Hunter Region, for University teaching and research.



  • University of Newcastle, 1942- present.
  • Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, 1826- present.
  • Newcastle Trades Hall Council, 1878- present.
  • Royal Newcastle Hospital, 1866- present.
  • Newcastle Co-operative Store, 1899- present.

Quantity: 2000m (60% in-house).

References: Rowe, Denis, 'Labour History records at the University of Newcastle' Labour History, 46 (May 1984): 109-115.

Finding aids, guides and publications

  • Guide to Archives and Manuscripts, held in University of Newcastle Archives. (Unpublished).
  • Guide to (in-house) Archives of University of Newcastle. (Unpublished).
  • Guide to Archives of Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. (Unpublished).
  • Entries in National Library of Australia Guide to Collections of Manuscripts Relating to Australia.

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm.
Closed Christmas to New Year.

Access conditions and requirements

One day's advance notice of visit preferred. Closed period of 30 years applies to most records. Access to records not normally available for research can be gained by written authorisation of the records' depositor.


Services area

Research services

General reference assistance and referral to paid researchers is available.

Reproduction services

Copying services for original records to A3 size and photographs available.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 19 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Level 2, Auchmuty Library, University Drive, Callaghan
Newcastle, New South Wales 2308