Welcome to the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections site.
On this site you will find recent news, events, newly digitised materials and collections as well as upcoming exhibitions and features.
Cultural Collections (formerly Archives Rare Books and Special Collections) is the home of the historical and cultural memory of the University of Newcastle (Australia) (UON) and its regional context.
The Rare Book Collection had its genesis in a series of donations to the Library to mark its opening in February 1968. Since then a great number of private collections, as well as one-off donations from organisations, academic staff and members of the community, have enabled the Collection to swell to well over 32,000 items.
The University Archives was founded in February 1975 to safeguard the permanent value records of the University of Newcastle, and expanded to include important primary source archives from the Hunter Region to support ongoing academic and community research. The University Archives holds over 2,000 shelf metres of priceless manuscript material dating from the year 1826 as well as Aboriginal artefacts dating back over 7000 years.
We are located on level 2 of the Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Australia.
Our opening hours are 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Please make an appointment by phone: +61 2 4921 5354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Search our holdings: http://libguides.newcastle.edu.au/ccsearch
If you are interested in ongoing collaborative research into the history of Newcastle and the wider Hunter Region consult the UON’s Hunter Living Histories Initiative (formerly Coal River Working Party) site here: https://hunterlivinghistories.com/