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.
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.
Access to the Archives is via appointment only on weekdays, excluding public holidays.
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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.
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.
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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Toegepaste regels en/of conventies
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Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering
18 April 2018
Education (Thematic area)
Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
Science and Technology (Thematic area)
Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
Level 1, University Library Building (F21)
UNSW SYDNEY Sydney, New South Wales 2052