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Australians in the Spanish Civil War

Did you know about the Australian nurses, fighters and others who supported the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War? Find records about them in our subject guide.

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Writings from the Pacific Research Archives

Writings from the Pacific Research Archives This exhibition shows a selection of photographs, documents and artefacts from ANU anthropologist Marie Olive Reay (1922-2004) and Solomon Islands Commissioner Charles Morris Woodford (1852 - 1927).

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Sources for research: the First World War, 1914-1918

The Archives has many sources of information about the first world war 1914. Some of our company records show how Australian companies contributed to the war effort. Many trade unions were active during the war in areas such as the conscription debate.

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Treasures of the Noel Butlin Archives Centre

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre holds many treasures among its twenty kilometres of records and some of these are recognised by listing on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

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The ANU Archives collects and preserves the University's own archives, the Pacific Research Archives, the National AIDS Archive Collection and the Noel Butlin Archives Centre. These records are available for all researchers not just ANU staff and students. 

Search the Archives collection


Search results will appear in a new browser window. The database includes information about all deposits and series, the organisations and people who created them, and 50% of lists of items as at May 2015. The Help page gives more information about how to use the database.

Noel Butlin archives

The Noel Butlin Archives Centre (NBAC) collects business and labour records from Australian companies, trade unions, industry bodies and professional organisations.

University archives

The University Archives hold a range of material dating from the late 1920s relating to the history of The Australian National University.


Pacific archives

The Pacific Research Archives (PRA) at the Australian National University is the premier Australian centre for research and teaching resources on the Pacific.


aids archive

The National AIDS Archive Collection (NAAC) documents the history of AIDS education and prevention and related concerns in all Australian states, territories and nationally.

Events & exhibitions




Whither business history? Memory, message and meaning.

If you missed David Merrett's talk you can see it on  youtube




Writings from the Archives
ANU Archives Reading Room, Menzies Building.

The archival collections of anthropologist Marie Reay and first British Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Charles Morris Woodford, are the inspiration for 2 books published by ANU scholars this year.

Items from both collections will be on display in the ANU Archives Reading Room until July 2015.
See our exhibitions page for more information.

Updated:  18 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  University Archivist/Page Contact:  ANU Archives