Online catalogue

The online catalogue holds information about every collection held at UMA.

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Subject guides

The subject guides range in topics from nursing collections through to University records, the peace movement to Ned Kelly. The guides link directly in to the collection catalogue for further information about the collections.

subject guides

Digitised collections

A number of important collections have been digitised and are available online, including the letters of Superintendent Francis Hare (in charge of the hunt for Ned Kelly), 1949 Liberal Party radio serials, fashion catalogues from the 1900s-1930s and much more.

digitised collections

Child Welfare Records

The University of Melbourne Archives is home to an array of collections which provide insight into the sometimes harsh reality of growing up in an institution in Victoria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This is a Guide to those records and a document of the University’s efforts to make them accessible for Care Leavers and their families.

Child Welfare Records

Malcolm Fraser collection website

In 2004, the University of Melbourne was made custodian of the Malcolm Fraser papers. We now hold around 120m of personal papers, ranging from papers relating to his advocacy for the rights of asylum seekers to his grandfather Simon Fraser's copy of the Australian constitution. The website also contains useful resources such as timelines, parliamentary and post-parliamentary speeches.

Malcolm Fraser collection

Germaine Greer collection website

The Germaine Greer Archive at the University of Melbourne comprises documents, photographs, books, magazines and born-digital audio, video and text media that document the life and career of Emeritus Professor Germaine Greer, a major figure in academic and popular culture in Australia and internationally. The collection mainly documents the period from 1957-2010 and is still in the process of being created.

Germaine Greer collection