News

01
Dec
2015

Digitisation of archival resources

A selection of highly-used archives have been digitised and placed in the digital repository. They can be accessed from the links below to their database descriptions and include: ANU annual reports…

01
Dec
2015

Staff news

Sarah Lethbridge was acting University Archivist from September through November while Maggie Shapley was on long-service leave. Maggie presented a paper at the International Council on Archives…

01
Dec
2015

Exhibitions

An exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Papua New Guinea Independence is currently displayed in the Menzies Building foyer and draws on material held in the Pacific Research Archives,…

01
Dec
2015

Annual lecture

In August the annual Archives lecture was delivered by Professor David Merrett, an eminent economic historian from the University of Melbourne, on the topic 'Whither business history?: Memory,…

03
Nov
2015

Disaster recovery

On 20 October a truck carrying a large excavator smashed into the Parkes Way tunnel which runs underneath our Acton Underhill repository. It collided with the roof of the tunnel and while causing…

01
Jun
2015

Eric Fry labour history scholarship

The 2015 scholarship was awarded to Andrew DeMayo, a History Honours student at the University of Notre Dame Australia. The scholarship will enable Andrew to undertake research for his thesis on…

01
Jun
2015

Recent accessions

The ANU Archives recently received a small collection of material from the estate of Miss Joan Duffield (1910-2014). The donation includes early photographs of Mount Stromlo including the…

01
Jun
2015

Pacific events

The Archives' current exhibition 'Writings from the Archives' features the archival collections of anthropologist Marie Reay and Charles Morris Woodford, the first British Commissioner to the Solomon…

01
Jun
2015

50th anniversary of ANU Creative Arts Fellows

The University recently celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the first Creative Arts fellows. The scheme was initiated by Dr HC Coombs and the first Fellows were Sidney Nolan and John Perceval who…

01
Jun
2015

Newly processed collections

In conjunction with the data entry project, we have appraised, arranged and described a significant number of small collections in the Noel Butlin Archives Centre which were previously held in…