University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

Área de identidad



Forma autorizada del nombre

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

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


  • Universidad

Área de contacto


Assistant University Archivist



Dirección (calle)

Level 1, University Library Building (F21)




New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal



02 9385 2906


Correo electrónico


Área de descripción


On 1 July 1949 the Technical Education and New South Wales University of Technology Act 1949 (NSW) 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 (NSW) 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 .

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

University of New South Wales Act 1989 (NSW)

Estructura administrativa

Officer in charge: University Archivist

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

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
  • City Art Institute.



Council, Academic Board, Administration, Faculties, and other bodies of the University of New South Wales: - Records, 1947- present.

  • Students' Union, Student Guild, Sports Association, Arc and student clubs and societies: Records, 1953- present.
  • Persons associated with the University: Papers, 1940s- present.
  • The University's film and video photographic and sound archives, 1940s- present.

Quantity: 1.3km

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Brief information about items in the UNSW Archives' collection is available at .
A list of UNSW historical resources is available at .
A list of UNSW Archives' publications is available at .

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

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

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

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 the State Records Act 1998 (NSW), a closed period of 30 years applies to most university records. Reading room visitors are required to complete a reader's registration form.


Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

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.

Servicios de reproducción

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.

Áreas públicas

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

18 April 2018




Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Recreación / Ocio / Deporte (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

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