State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/384

Geauthoriseerde naam

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

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Soort

  • State

Contact

 

Manuscripts Librarian

Soort

adres

Adres

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Landnaam

Postcode

3000

Telefoon

03 8664 7009

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Officer in charge: Manuscripts Librarian

Records management and collecting policies

The acquisition of original records which document all aspects of the history and development of Victoria and its inhabitants, from the earliest times until the present day.

Gebouwen

Bestanden

The Library's manuscripts collection has a particular emphasis on Victoria and its inhabitants, and seeks to gather papers and records that reflect the full range of human diversity and undertakings.

With a wide collecting brief, the manuscripts collection is particularly strong in a number of areas:


  • records of the discovery, exploration and settlement of Victoria by Europeans, including the Port Phillip papers relating to the first contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people
  • the diaries and letters of immigrants to Victoria, especially shipboard diaries
  • life on the Victorian goldfields
  • company records, including the very extensive Coles Myer retail collection
  • records of the labour movement and the papers of notable political figures in Victoria
  • manuscript papers from individuals and organisations active in the fields of literature, the fine arts and the theatre
  • collections relating to Aboriginal people in Victoria
  • diaries, letters and photographs from World War I and World War II

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

A video is available with helpful tips on locating or requesting collection items (see https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/explore-collections-format/manuscripts-letters-diaries).

Toegang

Openingstijden

Material from the Australian Manuscripts collection is viewed in the Heritage Collections Reading Room or, for certain manuscript collections, in the Australian Manuscripts room.
Heritage Collections Reading Room: open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm.
For other reading rooms and public holiday opening, see https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/plan-your-visit/opening-hours-getting-here

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

The use of the Australian Manuscripts collection is subject to the State Library’s manuscripts access policy and can be searched via the Library's catalogue. The Library's Rare Books collection is held in storage and can be viewed by contacting Library staff to arrange an appointment in the Heritage Collections Reading Room.

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

General reference assistance available.

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3000