University Archives

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The University Archives holds permanent UNSW records that are retained because they are valuable for legal, administrative or historical reasons. In addition to UNSW's own institutional records, the Archives also holds records from organisations or prominent people who have been associated with UNSW.

The Archives include the official administrative records of the university and private records of former officers, university-related organisations, such as clubs and societies, as well as oral histories, photographs and audio-visual recordings. Resources in the Archives have been used for UNSW event publicity, alumni reunions, school and faculty histories, biographies, exhibitions, student assignments and much more.

We also have a range of reference material available for consultation in our Reading Room. 

Online Archives Search

Discover just some of the amazing material held in the Archives.

Historical Resources

A selection of resources on the history of the University of New South Wales and its community.

Online Exhibitions

The University Archives currently has twelve online exhibitions available that cover various aspects of UNSW history.

Can you help us?

Do you have material such as photos or videos of UNSW activities or the UNSW campus, UNSW produced publications or personal papers/other records relating to your time at UNSW?

UNSW Archives would like to hear from you!

Have a question?

Contact the Records Team on 02 9385 2861 or email / Contact the Archives Team on 02 9385 2906 or email