The University Archives were established by the Council of the then Victoria University of Technology in 1992 in co-operation with the Office of the University Secretary and Registrar. The role of the Archive was 'to preserve the records and associated materials of the University and its predecessor institutes [sic] in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 and as a service to future researchers.' For further information about the history of Victoria University see https://libraryguides.vu.edu.au/c.php?g=561508&p=3864790#s-lg-box-wrapper-14146690
Records date from 1916 with the establishment of the Footscray Technical School. They document the University's continuing relationship and engagement with its local community.
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
Public Records Act 1973 and Victoria University of Technology Act 1990.
Officer in charge: University Archivist Note: formerly known as Victoria University of Technology Archives
Records management and collecting policies
The VU Archives hold records that document the history, policies, administrative and educational activities and functions, mission and achievements of Victoria University and the previous institutions from which it has developed over time.
Papers of meetings of University Council and Committees, historical course handbooks, curriculum and assessment material, reports, awards, campus development documentation and regalia, etc are held in the Collection. The Archives also hold some private papers associated with University academics and other persons associated with the University and its predecessors, including schools, technical colleges and other vocational and higher education institutions. The Archive holds records and items in formats including written and published documents, photographs, plans, audio visual material, physical items that document teaching programs, histories, policies, activities, achievements and contributions associated with:
Footscray Technical School
Footscray Technical College
Footscray Institute of Technology
Newport College of Technical and Further Education (TAFE)
Footscray College of TAFE
Western Metropolitan College of TAFE
Melbourne School of Hairdressing
Flagstaff College of TAFE
Melbourne College of Decoration, and
Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Access is by appointment with the University Archivist.
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
Visits to the VU Archives can be arranged by prior appointment. Access and use of material held in the Archives complies with Victoria University Archives policies and procedures, and conditions relevant to some specific collection items and materials.
Reference and research assistance is available. Queries can be made by email or telephone.
Copying and reproduction can be arranged on request, in accordance with Access and Preservation guidelines.
Some archival material may be available form time to time in the form of exhibitions and displays at other Victoria University locations and campuses.
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Revised 14 July 2020
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Built Environment (Thematic area)
Genealogical (Thematic area)
Law and Justice (Thematic area)
Science and Technology (Thematic area)
PB127, Building P, Footscray Park Campus, Ballarat Road, Footscray Melbourne, Victoria 3011