University related collections


Our Table 1914. HP87.19.84

The Historic Photograph Collection holds the following collections of images recording the University of Sydney from the mid-19th century.

John Smith Collection
c.1855-1857; 112 reference prints. John Smith, foundation professor of chemistry, recorded life in Sydney and the construction of the University of Sydney – see more here. The original glass negatives are held by the University Archives. HP82.45

Archibald Liversidge Collection
1872-1907; over 300 items; collection relating to the teaching of Archibald Liversidge, professor of mineralogy and chemistry; University scenes and lectures, mineral specimens, some family; HP84.53

Edward Hufton Collection
c.1894-1915; 50 items; Hufton was chief attendant in the Chemistry department 1891-1917; family portraits, University scenes; HP85.10

John Shewan Collection
1890s-c1934; approx. 200 items; Shewan was technical officer in physiology 1883-1910, then acting curator of the Macleay Museum 1911-34; views of University buildings and interiors, specimens; HP88.35

Lewis Hay Sharp Collection
1915-1930; 24 prints; Hay Sharp was a lecturer in engineering and a skilled pictorialist photographer; views of the University of Sydney buildings, also views of Victoria; HP89.9

Ellice E.P. Hamilton Collection
c.1910-1920; over 500 items; University of Sydney geology student; images of University life, geology excursions, views of Sydney and other areas, family; HP87.19

Harold Cazneaux Photographs
1920s; 12 prints; views of the University and students; HP89.8

William J. Dakin Collection
1928-1948; William J Dakin was professor of zoology; Negatives for the plates for his publication ‘Australian Seashores’, photographs of marine invertebrates and field trips; material relating to E.A Briggs and Elizabeth Pope; HP84.7

Walter L. Waterhouse Collection
1920s-1940s; approx. 50 items; Walter Lawry Waterhouse was professor of agriculture; Glass and film negatives, and transparencies relating to his agricultural research work, especially wheat; HP85.65

Dorothy Powell Albums
1926, 1928; Dorothy Powell was a lecturer in geology at the University of Sydney; the albums document trips to Perth for the Science conference in 1926 and to Tasmania in 1928; HP88.1

University Lantern Slide Teaching Collections

Agriculture Department Lantern Slides Collection
1920s-1930s; 3 wooden boxes of slides; copies of images relating to crops and agriculture practices overseas; also field trips; HP85.15

Anthropology Department Lantern Slides Collection

Botany Department Lantern Slides Collection
Several hundred slides in 15 boxes; lists inside the box lids; mainly of plant species; HP90.35

Chemistry Department Lantern Slides Collection
Mainly illustrations and diagrams; a listing is available for reference; HP84.23

Geology Department Lantern Slides Collection
c.1890-1930s; approx. 7000 slides assembled by Edgeworth David and other teachers in the Geology department; the slides were ordered to a subject classification scheme: HP90.28

Medical Entomology Lantern Slides Collection
1930s-1940s; approx. 300 slides used by David J. Lee, medical entomologist School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine SPHTM; HP89.17

Music Department Lantern Slides Collection
Approx.150 slides in 2 wooden boxes; lecture notes; mainly copies of images; HP2009.10