University of Western Australia (UWA) Archives, Perth

Identity area

Identifier

daa/557

Authorized form of name

University of Western Australia (UWA) Archives, Perth

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • UWA Archives

Type

  • University

Contact area

 

Maria Carvalho

Type

Address

Street address

35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands

Locality

Perth

Region

Western Australia

Country name

Postal code

6009

Telephone

08 6488 7234

Fax

Email

URL

http://www.igs.uwa.edu.au/archives (Note: website not up to date as at April 2018))

Note

Description area

History

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 as the State's first university. It was also the first free university in the British Empire, actively promoting equal access to tertiary education for all social classes.

For further information, see http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/university/history

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

University Archives is a section reporting to the Manager Special Collections under the University Library. The Archives is a separate unit within the Library.

Records management and collecting policies

University Archives act as the custodian of the records of the University that have been identified as having permanent value.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Corporate official correspondence
  • Faculty and school administration records, ie minutes etc
  • Student and staff records, including examination papers
  • some student guild, society and club records.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Database available, but access is limited to Archives staff only and it is not available online.
Hard copies of certain finding aids are available.

Access area

Opening times

Open Monday to Friday 1-4pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Operates under the State Records Act 2000 (WA).

Accessibility

The Search Room is on the 2nd Floor. It is a combined search room with the Special Collections in the Reid Library Building.

Services area

Research services

Archives staff will:

  • assist clients to identify relevant material
  • provide and coordinate access to archival material
  • carry out research for university staff and the public, depending on the complexity of the enquiry and the client's physical location.

Reproduction services

Conditions apply:

  • limited photocopying of hard copy documents is available
  • scanning of negatives and prints in the collection.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 16 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Built Environment (Thematic area)
  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Geography (Thematic area)
  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Recreation / Leisure / Sports (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands
Perth, Western Australia 6009