Archives Outside

For people who love, use and manage archives

Archives Outside - For people who love, use and manage archives

University of Wollongong Library

Harbour Light at Wollongong (NSW)

Harbour Light at Wollongong (NSW)


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.

Collection Policy

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.

Private Collection

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.

Region Covered


Map os NSW (Illawarra Region)

Map os NSW (Illawarra Region)

Opening Hours

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
NSW 2522

Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 4221 3543 or (02) 4221 3548
Fax: (02) 4221 4663
Contact: Kerry Ross | Email: