The University of Wollongong Archives is situated within the University of Wollongong Library. The collection commenced when in 1968 Jim Hagan and Ross Duncan from the University’s Department of History began building a collection of source materials to support research in the Department. In 1973 the first full time Archives Officer was appointed. Initially stored off site the bulk of the collection later came to be housed in a purpose built section on the ground floor of the University Library.
The primary role of the University Archives is:
1.To identify, collect and help preserve archival records documenting the corporate and social history of the University, contributing towards efficient and effective knowledge management; and
2.To facilitate access to University and other archival collections, supporting the University’s present and future teaching, learning and research needs.
State archive Collection
The State archive collection consists of school, local government and advisory committee records.
The Private archive collection consists a wide range of records from community organisations, former lecturers, political parties and local businesses. The Archives has produced a series of online guides and frequently asked questions to assist users accessing its collections.
Contact the Archivist in advance to arrange access to archival material.
Monday – Friday (9.00am to 5.00pm)
Building 16, Northfields Avenue
University of Wollongong Library