University of Wollongong (UOW) Archives, New South Wales

Identity area

Identifier

daa/195

Authorized form of name

University of Wollongong (UOW) Archives, New South Wales

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • University

Contact area

 

Manager Archives

Type

Address

Street address

University of Wollongong Archives, Buildings 16, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong

Locality

Wollongong

Region

New South Wales

Country name

Postal code

2522

Telephone

02 4221 3543

Fax

Note

Description area

History

In the post-war era of development and innovation, the then New South Wales University of Technology established a division in Wollongong to train the engineers and metallurgists of the local steel industry. That institution grew and evolved, and in 1975 legislation was passed in the Parliament of New South Wales, establishing the University of Wollongong as an independent institution.
The University of Wollongong is proud of the rich history that has developed since those first classes were held in 1951. An official Archives Policy was proclaimed by the University Council, on 1 January 1975. More information on the history of the Archives is available at: The Library Since 1972 – The Archives, see https://uow.libguides.com/history/our-library#s-lib-ctab-15975052-0

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Collection Development Policy - https://www.library.uow.edu.au/about/UOW238365.html
The Archives team manage, preserve and provide access to physical and digital archival materials relating to:

  • the corporate and social history of the University of Wollongong
  • materials of historical significance to the Illawarra region
  • materials of relevance to our teaching and research.

Buildings

Holdings


  • Percy and Renata Cochrane (Papua New Guinea), 1934–1979: Sound recordings and photographs (4m).
  • Stuart Piggin - Faith of Steel and Mount Kembla Mine Disaster: Research materials (5.4m).
  • Theatre South, 1980-2002 : Theatrical production records and business records (15m).
  • Reginald Francis Xavier (Rex) Connor (1907-1977): Correspondence, reports (40m).
  • Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales, 1912–1970 (80m).

Quantity: approx. 1534 linear metres.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Information about the Archives collections and further links to inventories where available can be found at https://www-library.uow.edu.au/archives/collections/index.html
Digitised cultural collections are available at http://archivesonline.uow.edu.au/
Digitised University of Wollongong corporate publications (including annual reports, student handbooks and graduation booklets) are available at http://ro.uow.edu.au/corppubs/ Selections of digitised and digital images are also available via Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uowarchives/sets

Access area

Opening times

Appointments are available during business hours - Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Access conditions and requirements

An appointment time should be arranged in advance of a visit. Priority assistance will be given to University of Wollongong staff and students.

Some collections may have access restrictions placed upon them. Archives staff will assist you in obtaining the necessary permissions for access. Please allow extra time for this process to be undertaken.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Archives' staff can provide advice and guidance about the University of Wollongong Archives collections. You are required to conduct your own lengthy research or obtain the services of a professional researcher.

Reproduction services

Archives staff undertake limited scanning/ photocopying on request at no charge. Clients are encouraged to bring a digital camera to take their own photographic copies of items where applicable. Where possible some scanned items are also subsequently made freely available online.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 11 April 2018

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Labour (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

University of Wollongong Archives, Buildings 16, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong
Wollongong, New South Wales 2522