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Building 2 (R G Menzies Building), Fellows Road, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Geographical and cultural context
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Records management and collecting policies
The collections date from the 1820s and include the records of nationally significant companies such as the Australian Agricultural Company, Burns Philp, CSR Limited, Dalgety's, Elder Smith Goldsbrough Mort, Tooth's, Lindeman's, and the Adelaide Steamship Company. Records of federally-registered Australian trade unions such as the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and many of their predecessors are held. The Archives holds the records of professional associations and industry bodies, the National AIDS Archive Collection, and an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century trade journals and union newsletters.
Quantity: 13,087 m (ACA Australian Archival Statistics, 1998)
Finding aids, guides and publications
List of Holdings: A summary list of major collections, updated regularly, available on web page at http://www.archives.anu.edu.au/nbac/html/listholdings.html. Finding aids are available in-house. Some form of detailed listing (item level) is available for 99% of the collection.
Most finding aids are available free of charge via mail or email. Some large finding aids and card indexes may be consulted in the reading room only.