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University Archives

About the collection

The University Archives collects and maintains records relating to Deakin University and its antecedents. These have either:

  • been appraised as having permanent value as evidence of university business and activities
  • have specific research or teaching value in an area of importance or relevance.

This includes records of:

  • the University, including:
    • Council
    • Academic Board
    • the many administrative offices which control the functions of the university
  • significant people associated with the university, such as:
    • founding Dean of Humanities Max Charlesworth
  • significant institutions, organisations and societies associated with the University, such as:
    • Deakin's student associations
  • key importance or relevance that benefit teaching and research activities, including:
    • the Fourth University Committee
    • the Football Federation of Victoria archive.

The University Archives makes records accessible to the University. researchers and the general public.

Antecedent institutions

Records of antecedent institutions held by the Archives include those of:

  • Warrnambool Institute of Advanced Education
  • Geelong Teachers’ College
  • The Gordon Institute
  • Victoria College
  • Burwood Teachers’ College
  • Burwood State College
  • Glendonald
  • Glenbervie
  • Toorak Teachers’ College
  • Toorak State College
  • Mercer House
  • Monash Teachers’ College
  • Rusden State College
  • Prahran Technical School
  • Prahran College of Advanced Education

Read more about our antecedents at the History of Deakin site.

Find this collection

Our Archives are open by appointment, weekdays only. Plan your visit now.

You can also search our archives.

Collection highlights

Get in touch

Book an appointment or visit our Burwood and Waterfront spaces. Our Archives and Special Collections are open by appointment, weekdays only.