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

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

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

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

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


  • Universitaire
  • State

Zone du contact


University Archivist



Adresse physique

Level 2, Auchmuty Library, University Drive, Callaghan




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 4921 5354



Zone de description


Founded in February 1975 to safeguard the permanent value records of the University of Newcastle, the University Archives within the Auchmuty Library holds some 2,000 shelf metres of priceless manuscript material dating from the year 1826.

Many important and valuable research collections relating to the region have been deposited in the archives including:

  • The Pender Archive
  • Records of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
  • The Percy Haslam Collection.

In addition, the University Archives acts as a State Archives Regional Archives Centre. These centres give physical context to regional State archives by keeping them within the communities where they were created and give those communities ready access to their archives. This includes archives from a range of public offices such as Local Land Boards, Schools, Councils, Police and Local Courts. (See State Archives and Records NSW - Newcastle Regional Archives Centre (1))

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Officer in charge: University Librarian, Academic Division

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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.



The Archives and Manuscript Collections cover:

  • Anglican Diocese of Newcastle
  • Community
  • Companies and businesses
  • Composers and performers
  • Historical events
  • Hospitals
  • Indigenous collections
  • Maps and plans
  • Newcastle Trades Hall and Labour
  • Photographers
  • Professional practices
  • The University of Newcastle.


Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

For an Alphabetical listing of archive and manuscript finding aids and shelf listings, see
References: Rowe, Denis, 'Labour History records at the University of Newcastle' Labour History, 46 (May 1984): 109-115.

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

By appointment only, Monday to Friday.
Closed Christmas to New Year.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

By appointment only. If you wish to consult regional collections, please read and sign the Regional Archives Access Conditions form and deposit it when you visit (see
A closed period of 30 years applies to most records.


Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

General reference assistance and referral to paid researchers is available.

Services de reproduction

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

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 19 April 2018




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Points d'accès

  • Éducation (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)
  • Environnement (Thematic area)
  • Family / Domestic Life (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Natural Resources (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Transportation (Thematic area)
  • Travel and Exploration (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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