University of Sydney Archives Record

The University of Sydney Archives produces the journal Record each year. It contains articles by our researchers and staff on aspects of the history of the University. An index to Record 1973 to 1996 is available by title and author and subject.

2017 - three essays by History Honours students using primary sources from the Archives are featured; Dr Catherine Storey tells the history of the Blackburn Building which is now being demolished to make way for the new Faculty of Medicine and Health precinct; Dr Peter Hobbins gives a fascinating account of the of the RMS Aorangi quarantined in Auckland in February 1930; selected images from the recent donations of Dr Gordon Bradley Lowe and William Irving Phillips who both served in WWI; and Ms Nyree Morrison recounts the discovery of wooly mammoth remains in France 1917.

2016 - the story of the Sydney University Science Fiction Association building the Dalek that was featured on the 2015 edition is told by Dr Antony Howe; plans of the University Gardens drawn by David Curtis of the Botany Department in 1981 complement the the stunning coloured plan of the University grounds drawn in 1957 on the front cover; Ms Karin Brennan gives an insight into the Youth Campaign Against Conscription (YCAC), Sydney Office records that were donated; Ms Elizabeth Gillroy gives an update on Beyond 1914, the University's online WWI biographical database; and Ms Anne Picot reflects on her time working at the University Archives.

2015 - Dr Peter Hobbins tells the story of the development of the anti-blackout suit at the University of Sydney, 1940-1945; Ms Rosemary Stack gives an overview of the Aboriginal Photographic Research project undertaken in the Archives; and Ms Elizabeth Gillroy provides an update on Beyond 1914, the University's online WWI biographical database. Anniversaries celebrated in this issue include the centenary of the Conservatorium of Music and the 40th anniversary of The Seymour Centre.

2014 - The University Archives was relocated and refurbished over 2012 & 2013 which is why Record was not published. This issue has images of the relocation of the Archives and of the dedication of our new search room - the GL Fischer search room. Articles include: the launch of the University's Beyond 1914 website which is an online biographical interactive database of the University's Book of Remembrance; Jan Brazier from the Macleay Museum, highlights the photographic collections relating to World War 1 in the Macleay's holdings and of photography during the war; and, Professor Jennifer Clarke writes about the education of science to female students in the 1950s and 60s, using the personal archives of Emeritus Professor Harry Messel AC CBE.

2011 - Explores the personal archives holdings of the Archives. Contents include: Anne Picot, Deputy University Archivist, on the nature and challenges of personal ‘papers’ in the world of email and web 2.0; Dr James Packer describing the context in which the ‘Anderson Research Archive’ was established; Trish Oliver’s personal reflections on her use of personal archives, in particular the papers of the Hon. Alexander Oliver; Dr David Branagan provides an insight to some of the better known University personalities of a century ago, and Nyree Morrison writes on Dr Leopold Dintenfass and his links with the US space shuttle program.

2010 - Theme: 20 years since the tertiary education amalgamations with the University of Sydney - Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney College of Advanced Education, Sydney Teachers College, the Conservatorium of Music and, Cumberland College of Health Sciences. Also includes an article by Jill Brown "Ada's Story" and obituaries of Sir Bruce Williams and Gerald Fisher.

2009 - Theme: Buildings and anniversaries - Thomas Fisher, Walter Liberty Vernon and the new Law School Building. Authors include Dr Julia Horne, Noni Boyd, Sir Bruce Williams. Review article by Anne Picot of "Political Economy Now! The struggle for alternative economies at the University of Sydney" by Gavin Bulter, Evan Jones and Frank Stilwell.

2007 - 08 - Authors include Dr Peter Chippendale, Roderic Campbell and Alison Ward. Also includes contact details and information on the holdings of other University archives and collecting institutions.

2006 - Authors include Professor Marjorie Jacobs AO, Dr Neil Radford and Roderic Campbell.

2005 - Articles by Dr Peter Chippendale on the first matriculants of the University and by Roderic Campbell on Professor Charles Badham and University bursaries.

2004 - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the University of Sydney Archives

2002 - Authors include Michael Bannigan on the University and the Rhodes Scholarship and, Lee Jobling on The First Women Graduates and John Anderson and Ruth Walker.

2000 - Peter Chippendale continues his series on the early Chancellor's with an article on Francis Lewis Shaw Merewether; Sir Bruce Williams, former Vice-Chancellor comments on Edmund Barton and his membership of the University Senate; and, Gwenna Spratt reminiscences about her time as a student at Sydney Teachers College from 1937 to 1938.

1998, No 1 Articles by David Wood on university fund raising and Dr Margaret Dwyer on retention and disposal decisions for records created by academic departments.

1997 Authors include Dr Peter Chippendale, Keith Jones and Sir Bruce Williams.

1995, No 1 Articles by Dr Peter Chippendale on the idea of the University in the Antipodes, Keith Jones on "The Sulman Letters' and, Samantha Hughes writes about the Harold Cazneaux negatives.

1992, No 2 Articles by Tim Robinson on digital records, Dr H. G. Holland on the recognition of people associated with the University of Sydney, and Dr Ursula Bygott on the incumbents of the Office of Registrar within the University.