Uniting Church in Australia, Victorian Synod Archives, Melbourne

Identity area

Identifier

daa/389

Authorized form of name

Uniting Church in Australia, Victorian Synod Archives, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Religious

Contact area

 

Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

54 Serrell Street, Malvern East

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3145

Telephone

03 9571 5476

Fax

Note

Description area

History

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Synod Archives Victoria is the repository for records of the Uniting Church in Australia, Victorian Synod, and its antecedent denominations:
the Congregational Union of Australia,
the Methodist Church of Australasia and
some parts of the Presbyterian Church of Australia.

The collection is based around Wesleyan-Methodist/Methodist records, with additions since 1977 of Congregational and Presbyterian material, and a continuing collection of Uniting Church material.

Buildings

Holdings

The collection includes baptismal registers, parish histories, biographies and personal memorabilia, artefacts and liturgical items, as well as congregational and connexional records, church publications, minutes of Conference and records of missionary activity. The Archives also holds an extensive collection of photographs and church plans. Most collection materials are stored offsite.
Quantity: 1700 lineal metres of records; 40,000 photographs, maps and plans.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Ministerial indexes
Card indexes to photos, maps, plans
Card indexes (people, places, subjects) to "The Spectator" newspaper
Indexes of lay preachers and missionaries
Catalogue of artefacts and photographs (in progress), see https://victoriancollections.net.au/organisations/uniting-church-archives-synod-victoria#collection-records

Access area

Opening times

Open Thursdays 9am-4pm, Mondays and Fridays by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Researchers are advised to give one week's advance notice of a visit as most collection materials are stored offsite. Retrieval of offsite materials will incur a charge.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General research assistance is available (charges may apply). Reference enquiries can be forwarded by mail or email.

Reproduction services

Copying services for books, journals, original records to A3 size and newspapers available (charges apply). Researchers can use their own cameras/phones to photograph collection materials.

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 March 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Out of Home Care (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

54 Serrell Street, Malvern East
Melbourne, Victoria 3145