University of Sydney Archives

Identity area



Authorized form of name

University of Sydney Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


Contact area


Reference Archivist, University Archives



Street address

University Archives, 9th Floor, Fisher Library, University of Sydney 2006

Postal address:
Archives 14, University of Sydney 2006



Country name

Postal code


(02) 9351-2684


(02) 9351-7304


Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Manager, Archives and Records Management Services

Records management and collecting policies

The University Archives is responsible for the care and preservation of those records of the University which have been appraised as having permanent value. It also holds the archival records of amalgamated institutions such as Sydney CAE, Sydney Teachers College, Sydney College of the Arts, the Conservatorium of Music, and the College of Health Sciences.



Administrative Series including University Senate: Minutes, Academic Board, Registrar General Subject Files, Photographs, Architectural Plans and University Publications.

The Archives also holds significant collections of the archives of persons and bodies closely associated with the University including:

Personal Archives of AP Elkin (1891 – 1979).
Personal Archives of TW Edgeworth David (1858 – 1934).
Personal Archives of R G Chambers (1917 – 1999).
Personal Archives of John Anderson (1893 – 1962).

Quantity: 1,492 m (ACA Australian Archival Statistics, 1998)

References: University Archives, Record 1973- .
Smith, K E, "University of Sydney Archives', Archives and Manuscripts 18/1 (May 1990): 162 - 163.
Connell, W F (et al), Australia's First: A History of the University of Sydney, Volume 2, 1940-1990 (University of Sydney and Hale and Ironmonger, 1995): 342-3.

Finding aids, guides and publications

University of Sydney: Archives and Records Management Services
Register of Australian Archives and Records

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment Mon-Thurs 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm; closed public holidays. General reference assistance available.

Access conditions and requirements

Closed period of 30 years applies to some official records. Other records may be subject to conditions set by depositors.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

University Archives, 9th Floor, Fisher Library, University of Sydney 2006 Postal address: Archives 14, University of Sydney 2006