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Harwood Building, MacArthur Street East, Ultimo
PO Box K346, Haymarket 1238
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Institutional archives dating from 1880 include correspondence files, minute books, stockbooks, papers of Directors and scientific staff, exhibition records, audiovisual productions, photographs, oral history tapes, museum publications, etc. Collected archives include the papers of aeronautics pioneer Lawrence Hargrave; aviators Lores Bonney and C. Arthur Butler; contemporary Australian designers Gordon Andrews, Douglas Annand, Richard Beck, Dahl & Geoffrey Collings, Max Forbes, Gerard Herbst, Linda Jackson, Jenny Kee, Richard Haughton James, Margaret Lord, Fred Ward and Derek Wrigley; crafts advisor Mary White; and the records of manufacturers Berlei Ltd, Martin Boyd Pottery, Shannons Roof Tile Company, Speedo, Victa, F.T. Wimble Inks, and Wunderlich; engineers Buzacott & Co and WHS Stacy and Co; project home builders Pettit & Sevitt; commercial photographers Henry Talbot and David Mist; Bombala Times newspaper company.
Quantity: 668m (60% in-house).
References: Mitchell, Tony, 'Museum Archives: A Case Study - The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney' Archives and Manuscripts 9/1 (September 1981): 66-71 Seeff, Judy, 'Archives as Museum Objects' Archives and Manuscripts 13/1 (May 1985): 39-48. Yoxall, Helen, 'Documenting our own place: the need for archival programs in museums', Museum National 3/4 (May 1995): 14-15. Davidson, Susan. 'Designer archives of the Powerhouse Museum', Artwrite 16 (July 1999) www.artwrite.cofa.unsw.edu.au/9916/1916_pages/davidson_designerarchives.html