Guide to the Academy Library History Archives [MSS 285]

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Manuscript Name Academy Library History Archives, UNSW Canberra
Manuscript Number MSS 285
Last Updated October 2021
Extent 5 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra

Date Range of Content


Scope and Content

This collection comprises a basic history of the early development of the Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, library fact sheets, memorabilia, notes on exhibitions displayed and photographs.


Administrative Information



The collection is available for research.

Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Academy Library History Archives, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 285, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


The collection was assembled by the Library from 1984-.


Access Terms


Corporate Names

Australian Defence Force Academy. Library -- Archives.


Container List


Box 1

Folder 1
Defence Industry : The Newsletter of Australia's Defence Industry, Vol. 4, no. 25, 11 Dec. 1985 (2); 'A little library history'; 'Dewey Decimal Classification summary'; 'Library survival kit'; 'Bridge's Memorial Library facts sheets', 1984 and 1986; 'Programme - Family Weekend', 1986, and correspondence

Folder 2
Australian Defence Force Academy Library move - minutes, etc.; first Australian Defence Force Academy telephone directory, 5 September, 1984; Architecture Inhouse, Vol. 2 no. 2, November, 1986; 'D.H. Lawrence centenary exhibition' and The Sir Zelman Cowen Award, for non-residential architectural works

Folder 3
Royal Military College, Duntroon, Library information folders, 1984-1985; Library fact sheets, 1985, 1987 and 1989; Family Weekend, 1986-1987; 'Automation in the Australia Australian Defence Force Academy Library', fact sheet and memorabilia

Folder 4
Catalogue cards

Folder 5
Example of the Library's serial visidex metal holder with serials listing


Album 1

Construction photographs of the Australian Defence Force Academy Library, 1982-1983

Album 2

Colour photographs of the Library's move to ADFA and library staff at work and various functions, 1983-1985

Album 3

Colour photographs of library staff at work and at various functions, book launch and exhibitions, 1986-1989

Album 4

Black & white and colour photographs of library staff at various functions, rearrangement of AV, Reference and Current Journals, and construction of The Lounge, 1990-2006