James Cook University (JCU) Archives, Townsville, Queensland

Identity area

Identifier

daa/238

Authorized form of name

James Cook University (JCU) Archives, Townsville, Queensland

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • University

Contact area

 

Manager, Records

Type

Address

Street address

Room 011, Ground Floor, Ken Back Building, James Cook University, Townsville

Locality

Townsville

Region

Queensland

Country name

Postal code

4811

Telephone

07 4781 4146

Fax

Note

Description area

History

In 1957, Professor John Douglas Story, Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland proposed a regional university college be established to cater to the people of North Queensland. State Cabinet announced in 1960 that a University College would be established at Townsville under the auspices of the University of Queensland: the University College of Townsville was opened in 1961.

After proclamation of the James Cook University of North Queensland Act 1970 (Qld), the University College of Townsville became James Cook University of North Queensland on 29 April 1970.

In 1982, James Cook University amalgamated with the Townsville College of Advanced Education (formerly the Townsville Teacher’s College). The university established a presence in Cairns in 1987.

In 1991, the School of Art and Design of the Townsville, College of Technical and Further Education was transferred to James Cook University.

In 2003 the University opened an international campus in Singapore. The university further expanded its presence by establishing another campus in Brisbane, Queensland in 2006.

For further history, see https://www.jcu.edu.au/about-jcu/history/brief-history-of-jcu

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

James Cook University of North Queensland Act 1970 (Qld)

Administrative structure

Officer-in-charge: Manager, Records
Administrative Assistants – Records

Records management and collecting policies

Records created by the James Cook University; records of other institutions and individuals associated with the James Cook University.

Buildings

Holdings

Records:

  • University Committee: Minutes, agenda, 1960-1992
  • Administration records: Correspondence files; Photographs; Videos; Oral history tapes
  • Student records
  • Department records: Files; Photographs.

Related institutions:

  • Townsville College of Advanced Education
  • Student Union
  • Federation of Australian University Staff Associations (FAUSA)
  • General Staff Association
  • Technical Staff Association.

Individuals: Mrs Joan Hopkins, Mr George Roberts.
Quantity: 200m

Finding aids, guides and publications

Publications:

  • Campus News 3/20 (13 Nov 1991).

Access area

Opening times

Access is limited. Queries about the University Archives should be directed to Chezelle Boevink, Manager, Records.

Access conditions and requirements

Records older than 30 years are available. Records less than 30 years old are assessed in accordance with the access provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. If no restrictions apply the records are released.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services for books, journals, original records to A3 size, microfilms, photographs and newspapers.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 21 May 2018

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Room 011, Ground Floor, Ken Back Building, James Cook University, Townsville
Townsville, Queensland 4811