University Archives Volunteer Group
The University of Adelaide Archives preserves the rich history of South Australia's foremost educational institution.
Currently there are a variety of items that require archival processing to increase the number of records in the collection available to staff and the public. The task of making the University's early records accessible was recently given a new impetus with inclusion of its early records on UNESCO's Australian Memory of the World Register.
The Volunteer Group contributes to the University Archives by assisting in the processing and preservation of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings and other archival records. Members of the Group meet with other people who have an interest in the history of the University and archival collections in general.
Operating for over ten years, the Group currently meets from February to November inclusive. Sessions are held every Tuesday morning from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm in the Council Room on Level 7, Wills Building. A subgroup of Roseworthy Old Collegians meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm. to work on records relating to Roseworthy Agricultural College.
Some of the tasks undertaken by the Group include:
- Digitisation of the Registrar's Correspondence from 1874 (Series 169)
- Indexing, imaging and repairs of the University's newscuttings books (Series 163)
- Digistisation of University (Series 1151), Sports Association (Series 524) and Roseworthy (Series 986) images
- Indexing of University Council Minutes (Series 18) and various student publications
- Listings of University correspondence files (Series 200)
- Listing of Roseworthy graduates from 1886 - 2005
- List of staff and students at Roseworthy until the merger with the University (1990)
- Development of ROCA Award of Merit Fact Sheets
One project being undertaken by the group is the Series 169 Digitisation project. One of our volunteers has kindly allowed us to share a poem written by an anonymous friend about their experience as a transcriber. Click here to view the poem The Transcriber.
For more details about the Group contact email@example.com