Monash University Archives, Melbourne

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Monash University Archives, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • University

Contact area


Archives Manager



Street address

Chancellery Building B (formerly D), 26 Sports Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus





Country name

Postal code



03 9905 3674



Description area


Monash University was established by an Act of the Victorian Parliament in 1958 and took its first students at Clayton Campus in 1961. The University Archives was established in 1978 following passage of the Victorian Public Records Act. In the 1990s Monash merged with:

  • Chisholm Institute of Technology
  • Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, and
  • Pharmacy College of Victoria

giving it a further four campuses. Historical records from those campuses are also held in the Archives.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The University Archives are in-house and geared to documenting administrative processes and the teaching and research functions of the University. The Archives also accepts private papers from senior staff when appropriate.



Administrative records from offices of the Vice Chancellor, Deans, and academic Heads of Departments; and agenda and minutes of University boards and committees.
Records of Monash Association of Students; Managers of Alexander and George Jenkins theatres and Robert Blackwood Hall; and private papers of individual academics.
Administrative correspondence, board and committee papers relating to:

  • Chisholm Institute of Technology and its predecessors, 1922-1990
  • State College of Victoria (Frankston), 1959-1977
  • Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education, 1970-1990 and
  • Pharmacy College of Victoria, 1960-1993.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Archives webpages include details of:

  • collections of personal papers held
  • digitised university publications, and
  • databases of historical images and past graduates.

More detailed series descriptions are available on request.

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm by appointment.
Closed between Christmas and New Year.

Access conditions and requirements

Restrictions on access to personal and confidential records.


A location map with parking and bus routes is included on the website at

Services area

Research services

Reference enquiries and requests to visit can be emailed to

Reproduction services

Copies may be provided contingent on condition and format of original records and on volume requested.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 11 April 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Law and Justice (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Chancellery Building B (formerly D), 26 Sports Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus
Melbourne, Victoria 3800