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Archive and manuscript collections

South Australian archives

University of Adelaide Archives official archives of the University and some associated bodies

Barr Smith Library Special Collections Archival collections

State Library of South Australia holds private, business and society archives, oral histories, South Australiana etc searchable in the Library catalogue. See this fact sheet for more information.

SA Memory (SLSA) a multimedia website which highlights South Australia's people, places, issues and events from the colony's beginnings to the present day. Includes manuscripts, photographs, art works, architectural plans, posters, newspaper articles, printed ephemera, maps, and sound recordings.

State Records of South Australia holds records of the State Government, semi-Government or statutory authorities and local government bodies.
Colonial records relating to issues that became Commonwealth responsibilities in 1901 were transferred to the National Archives of Australia eg Customs, Defence,  Maritime, Post and Telegraph, Quarantine, Security etc etc.

Adelaide City Council City Archives

Australian Archives

National Archives of Australia

Trove (National Library of Australia) - search personal and organisational archives, including diaries, manuscripts, letters, business records, photographs, posters, pamphlets, ephemera etc.

AHRR: Australian historic records register [database] - remote access for University staff and students only

Australian War Memorial

International archives

United Kingdom

National Archives (England and Wales)

Discovery (National Archives UK) - find records from The National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the UK

National Archives of Scotland

National Archives of Ireland

United States

National Archives (U.S.)


Archives nationales


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