About the collections

Our Special Collections are home to thousands of culturally significant, unique and hard-to-find items. These collections offer a rich resource for staff and students and enable the research and teaching goals of the University.

The collection commenced at the request of the inaugural University Librarian George Buick to document the growing issue of Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Rights and Gay Rights. These issues became a focus of the collection, which commenced in 1975 and was initially called The Alternative and Contemporary Documents Collection (ACDC). The current Special Collections are a continuation of this initiative. The Collections held by the Geoffrey Bolton Library are a unique and precious resource.

How we curate our Special Collections

This policy defines the collections development guideline and access conditions to Special Collections.

A-Z listing of Special Collections

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