University of Adelaide Archives

We preserve the recorded memory of the University captured in images and the written and spoken word.

Our collection dates from the founding of the University in 1874 and contains records of the Registrar, University Council, committees, boards, faculties, students, staff, related institutions as well as a vast collection of images. Find out more about us.

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Online resources

Find online resources such as the 1872 University Association Minute Book which has been digitised for easy access.

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University history

Learn how the University came to be.

You can also view our interactive timeline!

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University Calendars

The University Calendar is published annually and until 1999 provided extensive information about the University, its operation, courses, students and staff. Now information is restricted to course rules and content.

Historical images

Our extensive photograph collection has images dating from the 1880s and includes people, buildings and events relating to the University across this time period as well as a large selection from Roseworthy Agricultural College.

Former Officers and Honorary Degree Holders

A quick guide to former Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and other major office holders at the University since its founding. It also includes a list of honorary degree holders affiliated with the University.

News cuttings

The news cuttings date from the late 1800s and include articles relating to the University, as well as education issues more broadly.