Supporters of Antarctic exploration and study

This guide provides a consecutive list of the University of Melbourne Faculties and Departments who supported Antarctic studies while highlighting the different types of documents held by the University of Melbourne Archives. Search the catalogue by opening the links provided and refer to finding aids for detailed descriptions of holdings in the collection.

2017.0071.00075 Botany School, University of Melbourne, circa 1955, , University of Melbourne Photographs Collection
2017.0071.00075 Botany School, University of Melbourne, circa 1955, , University of Melbourne Photographs Collection

Antarctica - Meanjin - Phillip Law file containing correspondence with Meanjin editor Clem Christesen in 1956.

University Media and Publication Unit - this collection contains images of Antarctic Expeditions and individuals associated with Antarctic exploration. See the University of Melbourne Archives Image Catalogue for more details.

The University of Melbourne Archives also holds an extensive collection on lantern slides used by Priestley in his Australian lectures (1936-1938). These slides have now been digitised and are available on the University of Melbourne Archives Image Catalogue.

School of Botany- series 3/3 in boxes 17, 18 and 19 contain papers on AMARE, the Australian Academy of Science's National Committee for Antarctic Research (1968-1983), an inter-faculty programme on Antarctic studies (1981-1982) and various other committees and research projects.

University School of Meteorology - contains correspondence relating to an International Polar Year for the Southern hemisphere in 1946.

University Registrar's Correspondence - contains much correspondence relating to the University's involvement in Antarctic research that date from the early years of exploration through to the 1980s. For indexes to this series, contact the reference service.

Melbourne University Mountaineering Club - box 5 contains a file titled 'MUMC in Antarctica 1958-1965'.

1991.0009.00006 Staff of the University of Melbourne History Department, 1945, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Collection
1991.0009.00006 Staff of the University of Melbourne History Department, 1945, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Collection