University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

Identity area

Identifier

daa/187

Authorized form of name

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • New South Wales University of Technology (NSWUT), 1949 - 1958
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW), 1958 -

Type

  • University

Contact area

 

Assistant University Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

Level 1, University Library Building (F21)
UNSW SYDNEY

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2052

Telephone

02 9385 2906

Fax

02 9385 1228

Note

Description area

History

On 1 July 1949 the Technical Education and New South Wales University of Technology Act was proclaimed and the New South Wales University of Technology (NSWUT) officially came into being. Initially the university's focus was on research and teaching in science and technology, but on 7 October 1958 the University of New South Wales Act was passed, which changed the name of the university to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and expanded the university's concerns into other scholarly areas such as the humanities and medicine.
UNSW Archives was established in 1980. More information on the history of the Archives is available at https://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/About/history.html .

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

University of New South Wales Act 1989

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: University Archivist

Records management and collecting policies

The University Archives acquires records and papers from bodies or individuals that are either partly or closely associated with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), as well as institutions that have amalgamated with the university, such as Alexander Mackie College, St George Institute of Education and the City Art Institute.

Buildings

Holdings

Council, Academic Board, Administration, Faculties, and other bodies of the University of New South Wales: Records 1947-. Students' Union, Student Guild, Sports Association, Arc and student clubs and societies: Records 1953-. Persons associated with the University: Papers 1940s-. The University's film and video photographic and sound archives 1940s-.

Quantity: 1.3km

Finding aids, guides and publications

Brief information about items in the UNSW Archives' collection is available at https://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/Collections/archival_collections.html .
A list of UNSW historical resources is available at https://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/historicalresources/index.html .
A list of UNSW Archives' publications is available at https://www.recordkeeping.unsw.edu.au/historicalresources/publications.html .

Access area

Opening times

Access to the Archives is via appointment only on weekdays, excluding public holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

An appointment time should be arranged in advance of a visit - entitlements to access records held by the Archives vary and it is essential that you discuss your enquiry with an archivist to determine whether records are available for your use. Under State Records Act NSW 1998 legislation, a closed period of 30 years applies to most university records. Reading room visitors are required to complete a reader's registration form.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Archives' staff can advise you on records held by the Archives which may be of use to you and provide guidance on the use of the collection. Staff cannot, however, undertake lengthy research on your behalf. If you are unable to carry out your own research we advise you to obtain the services of a professional researcher who can conduct the research for you.

Reproduction services

Scans, photographs or photocopies of archival records can be made by the researcher, provided the records are not too fragile to be copied. A copyright form will also need to be completed and signed.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

17 January 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Level 1, University Library Building (F21) UNSW SYDNEY
Sydney, New South Wales 2052