Manuscript Collections

The Library collects, preserves and makes available for research purposes, manuscripts that enhance and support the University's teaching and research programs. The collections are strongest in the areas of regional history and government, schools, accounting history and architecture. The geographic focus of many of these collections is Victorian and particularly the Geelong and Western district region.

There are manuscript collections at the Warrnambool Campus Library Special Collection which may be consulted during Library opening hours, and at the Waterfront which may be consulted in the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Sally Walker building, Geelong Waterfront Campus during opening hours.

Citation of Unpublished Materia

A correct citation of unpublished material should contain:

  • The full name of the Library, i.e. Deakin University Library, Special Collection
  • The name of the individual collection
  • The series or box number
  • Description of the item

Identifying material in the catalogue

The manuscript collections are listed in the Library Catalogue. They all have 'Manuscript collection' in the entry and may have the prefix:



Some manuscript collections have detailed finding aids, which may be accessed via the Library Catalogue.

Waterfront Collections:

Architecture Negatives - Geelong
Australian Council of Churches, Victorian Branch Collection
Bellarine Rural School and Swanston Street
David Lewis School Collection
Diane Bell Collection
Geelong Real Estate Posters
Geelong Regional Commission Collection
Geelong Regional Local Government Review
Geelong Theatre Company Collection
Lolo Houbien Multicultural Literature Collection

Louis Goldberg Collection
Louis Lane School Workbooks
Mack School Textbook Collection
Pyramid Building Society
Roy Lang Collection
Scates Anti-Vietnam War Archive
Soccer Collection
South West Victoria War Heritage Collection
St Andrews Pathfinder School
Warrnambool Region School Records
Warrock Homestead
Wathaurung Territory
Western District Oral History Collection

Warrnambool Collections:

Alcoa Files
Edmund Gill Collection
Mahogany Ship Collection
Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the Victorian Coastal Region
Western District Oral History Collection

Other Web Sites of Interest:

TROVE digitised newspaper collection