University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

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Forme autorisée du nom

University of New South Wales (UNSW) Archives, Sydney

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

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


  • Universitaire

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Assistant University Archivist



Adresse physique

Level 1, University Library Building (F21)




New South Wales

Nom du pays

Code postal



02 9385 2906



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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 .

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

University of New South Wales Act 1989 (NSW)

Structure administrative

Officer in charge: University Archivist

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

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

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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 .

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

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

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

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.


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Services d'aide à la recherche

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.

Services de reproduction

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.

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Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

18 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Loisirs et sports (Thematic area)
  • Science and Technology (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

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