Created in 1981, the University Archives operates as the institutional repository for university records having legal, administrative, historical and ephemeral value.
Records management and collecting policies
The University of Queensland Archives, mandated by University policy, holds the official records of the University which are of permanent and enduring value, supporting accountability, business needs and community expectations. The university archives records date from the establishment of the University in 1910, and from 1897 for the former Queensland Agricultural College, now the University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton Campus.
The University Archives permanent records include administrative records, student and staff records, committee minutes and papers.
Amongst some of the major holdings are minutes of the University of Queensland Senate, the Academic Board and its predecessors, the Board of Faculties and the Professorial Board, and Faculty and school committees.
The University of Queensland Archives holds some significant photographic collections pertaining to the university along with an assortment of university related publications.