Griffith Archive

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Griffith Archive

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Griffith University Archives, Brisbane

Other form(s) of name


  • University

Contact area



Street address

Nathan Campus, Building N53, Room 0.03, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan





Country name

Postal code



07 3735 9605




Description area


Griffith University, Brisbane's second university, was constituted by the Queensland Parliament in 1971 and takes its name from Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, a former Queensland Premier and Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. On the 10th March 1975, Griffith University began teaching at our foundation campus at Nathan. There were four foundation Schools - Australian Environmental Studies, Humanities, Modern Asian Studies and Science.

By the late 1980s, the Australian Government had decided that the tertiary sector in Australia needed restructuring and set about an agenda of forced institutional amalgamations. This meant that by the beginning of 1992, our university had grown from a compact one campus institution - to a major Australian university with four campuses that incorporated the following teaching organisations:

  • Mount Gravatt Teacher's College - Mount Gravatt campus,
  • Gold Coast College of Advanced Education - Gold Coast campus,
  • Queensland College of Art and Queensland Conservatorium - South Bank campus

Our fifth and final campus (Logan) opened in 1998 and was established to specifically address the interests and needs of potential students in the Logan City and surrounding areas. For further information about the history, see

The Griffith Archive tells the Griffith Story - which is the history of Griffith University. The Archive shares the Griffith story in a number of ways including making its collection publicly available on the Griffith Archive website -

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Griffith University Act 1971 (Qld)

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: Curator - Griffith Archive

Records management and collecting policies

Official and some non-official records of the University. See



Quantity: 500m (100% in-house).

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

No reference assistance or copying services available.

Access conditions and requirements

Most Archive Collection content is available for public viewing/use via our website or by contacting the Griffith Archive curator.


Services area

Research services

Research requests/activities are undertaken by the Griffith Archive provided the area of research relates to the Griffith story.

Reproduction services

No copying services available. However, scans of most collection items are available upon request.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 3 June 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Nathan Campus, Building N53, Room 0.03, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan
Brisbane, Queensland 4111