Personal papers

Overview

The Archives collects personal papers of prominent individuals associated with industrial organisations, the labour movement, businesses, professional associations and industry bodies

Check our database from our home page to see whose records we have. Descriptive lists identify all records held in each collection. Maps, photographs, posters and publications, can also be located through finding aids available in the Centre.

In addition to archival material, a large quantity of published material is available as a research resource. This includes publications, especially of an ephemeral kind, relating to Australian politics, Australian newspapers, journals, staff magazines, annual reports, and posters received on a regular basis from organisations who deposit records.

Researchers are asked to be selective in their requests for descriptive lists and to assist the Centre's staff by explaining their research topic and the date range. This allows us to include deposits of which the enquirer may be unaware.