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Exchange with Moscow State University files

  • AU ANUA 517
  • Series
  • 1975 - 2012

Records documenting the exchange agreement between the Australian National University and Moscow State University in the Soviet Union.

Australian National University

ANU faculty handbooks and rules master set

  • AU ANUA 143
  • Series
  • 1961 - 2011

These are annual printed copies of Faculty handbooks and rules, from 1994 published as the Undergraduate Handbook and the Undergraduate Rules Book. From 1998 they were published in one volume known as the Undergraduate Handbook. They give information about all courses offered such as prerequisites, number of lectures and tutorials, content, assessment and suggested reading.

Australian National University

Information booklets about the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 152
  • Series
  • 1952 - 2007

These are general information booklets about the Australian National University. They appear to be written for a general audience with the exception of the 1987 publication which is directed at University staff.

Australian National University

Research Schools, Centres and Divisions newsletters

  • AU ANUA 178
  • Series
  • 1968 - 2007

The main newsletters represented are the Research School of Physical Sciences newsletter Advance, Research School of Biological Sciences newsletter Biologic, Research School of Earth Sciences newsletter Earth Sciences @ ANU, MedScience, ANU College of Science newsletter Science Wise, Australian Development Studies Network (RSSS) newsletter Development Bulletin, National Centre of Development Studies issues of Development, Social Science Data Archives (RSSS) National Social Science Survey Report, Humanities Research Centre newsletter HRC Bulletin, the New Guinea Research Unit Bulletin and Pacific Research.

Australian National University

ANU staff lists master set

  • AU ANUA 144
  • Series
  • 1979 - 2005

These are printed booklets listing University officers, Council members, Chairmen of Council committees, former Officers, Emeritus Professors, Honorary graduates, and academic and senior administrative staff by Research School, Faculty or other organisational unit. There are also printed booklets of experts and speakers which are more selective lists of staff considered expert in particular subject areas available to comment to the media or speak at events.

Australian National University

The National Graduate master set

  • AU ANUA 155
  • Series
  • 1990 - 2003

The National Graduate was a publication produced by Public Relations and designed to inform members of convocation about current activities and research being undertaken at the University. There are many gaps in this master set but it is not clear whether particular issues were produced. One issue of The Convocation News newsletter from 1990 is also included.

Australian National University

Internal telephone directories master set

  • AU ANUA 59
  • Series
  • 1962 - 2001

The directories provide telephone extension numbers for staff and university departments and units. Up until 1991 these were in one alphabetical run but were then divided into a general directory and a staff directory as the publication increased in size. The directories changed format over the years: between 1964 and 1982 they were loose-leaf rather than side-stapled or bound.

Australian National University

Index cards

  • AU ANUA 515
  • Series
  • pre 2000

Index cards A - K (incomplete).

University Records

ANU Faculty guides

  • AU ANUA 169
  • Series
  • 1979 - 2000

There are irregular sets of printed Faculty guides for each of the Faculties which are various titled as faculty guides, information guides or similar. Faculty guides for the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Asian Studies, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Science.

Australian National University

Publications of University Centres

  • AU ANUA 183
  • Series
  • 1975 - 1999

This collection of publications includes an incomplete run of the Australia-Japan Research Centre’s Pacific Economic Papers and various annual reports.

Australian National University

ANU staff newsletters

  • AU ANUA 186
  • Series
  • 1956 - 1999

Newsletters include Owls and Fowls from 1956 produced by the General Staff Association, Apropos issued by the Secretary, Warwick Williams, in the 1980s, RSBS News from the Research School of Biological Sciences, Hexagon from the Research Schools of Social Sciences and Pacific Studies, and Staff News, published by the Public Affairs Division.

Australian National University

Publications for ANU students

  • AU ANUA 156
  • Series
  • 1960 - 1999

There are a variety of publications in this series: general publications on undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses available, the annual publication ‘Studying at the ANU’, information for overseas students, directories of services for students, leaflets about scholarships and special admission schemes, leaflets about studies in each faculty, and information about accommodation.

Australian National University

ANU faculty annual reports

  • AU ANUA 180
  • Series
  • 1984 - 1999

These are printed copies of annual reports of the Faculties of Science, Asian Studies, Arts, Economics and Commerce, Law, and Engineering and Information Technology. There are also some annual reports for administrative units.

Australian National University

ANU undergraduate prospectus master set

  • AU ANUA 190
  • Series
  • 1980 - 1998

The Undergraduate Prospectus set outs in detail the courses offered in the coming year.

Australian National University

Addresses presented to other universities

  • AU ANUA 427
  • Series
  • 1981 - 1998

Addresses from the Australian National University to other universities celebrating significant events such as the installation of Chancellors or anniversaries.

Australian National University

ANU statistical handbooks and bulletins

  • AU ANUA 174
  • Series
  • 1975 - 1997

The annual handbooks contain statistical information on students, staff and finances of the University produced by the Planning Unit. The bulletins and summaries are selections from the handbooks

Australian National University

ANU Strategic plans and reviews

  • AU ANUA 171
  • Series
  • 1976 - 1997

These are printed copies of strategic plans, and background papers, submissions and reports of reviews.

Australian National University

ANU visitors' guides master set

  • AU ANUA 116
  • Series
  • 1959 - 1995

The visitor’s guides were originally booklets but then became leaflets in which the campus map is the dominant feature. There are also some leaflets about artworks, buildings and trees on campus.

Australian National University

ANU information technology reviews

  • AU ANUA 175
  • Series
  • 1979 - 1993

The publications include reports of the Computing Policy Committee.

Australian National University

Natuni master set

  • AU ANUA 153
  • Series
  • 1980 - 1988

Natuni was an annual publication for members of Convocation, primarily graduates of the University and current and former staff. Issues held: No 1, Autumn 1980 – No 7, Winter 1988. There is a long gap between issues 5 and 6 with no issues published in 1984–1986.

Australian National University

Administrative Guide master set

  • AU ANUA 41
  • Series
  • 1966 - 1987

This series includes the first edition of the Administrative Guide, a copy of a later Volume II, and a reissue of Volume I in 1987. A copy of Volume I from the 1970s edition has not been located yet. The guide includes information about the governance of the University, procedures for appointment of staff, conditions of service for staff, information about administrative services available, filing and typing instructions, and information about University associations and facilities.

Australian National University

ANU Publications Listing master set

  • AU ANUA 157
  • Series
  • 1949 - 1981

There is a consolidated listing for 1949–1956 and separate annual volumes for the period 1977–1981.

Australian National University

Framed documents and images

  • AU ANUA 399
  • Series
  • 1951 - 1981

The framed documents and images were displayed in public spaces and meeting rooms at the Australian National University.

Australian National University

ANU calendar master set

  • AU ANUA 141
  • Series
  • 1954 - 1980

The Calendar was published annually for the coming year. Apart from a calendar of principal dates, the contents include: a description of the University and the work of the Departments of the Research Schools, lists of Council and Committee members, academic staff, senior administrative staff, graduates, research students, and members of convocation, legislation, statutes and rules, benefactions, and a list of staff publications. For 1971 (Part 1) and 1973 the publication was called General Information. A duplicate set for general reference use is located in the reading room.

Australian National University

ANU News master set

  • AU ANUA 151
  • Series
  • 1950 - 1975

This newsletter for staff and students of the University was published at irregular intervals but there were usually about three issues a year. There is a gap in the master set between July 1961 and October 1964 and it appears that it was not published during this time. A copy of the 1950 to 1958 issues and an incomplete set of later issues is held in the reading room. A complete bound set is held in the Rare Book Library.

Australian National University

Copies of photographs provided by staff and students

  • AU ANUA 295
  • Series
  • 1971 - 1974

This is an artificial series consisting of digital copies of photographs provided by staff and students of the University to the Archives and other material such as programs and posters.

Australian National University

ANU film and sound recordings

  • AU ANUA 191
  • Series
  • 1952 - 1972

Most of the films and audio tapes in this series record important events such as the laying of foundation stones, opening of buildings, conferring of honorary degrees and installation of Chancellors. There are also copies of staff interviews broadcast by the ABC and recordings of George Dreyfus, an ANU Creative Arts Fellow, and his music. The originals are not available for access – some reference copies have been made and others will be produced as required.

Reference copies:
The First Chancellor, colour, reference copy on video,1952;
The First Chancellor, colour, reference copy on DVD, 1952;
Opening of RG Menzies Library building by HM Queen Elizabeth II, reference copies on video, 13 Mar 1963;
Synchronos 72, reference copy on video, CD and DVD 1972;
Opening of Research School of Physical Sciences, speakers Dr Coombs, Mr Menzies, Professor Oliphant, Sir John Cockroft, Sir Douglas Copland reference copy on cassette tape, 5 Sep 1952;
Conferring of doctorate on Sir John Cockroft, speakers Professor Oliphant, Sir Douglas Copland, Sir John Cockroft, Dr Coombs reference copy on cassette tape, 5 Sep 1952;
Foundation stone ceremony, Haydon-Allen building [attachment to file: 12.3.1.1AA] reference copy on cassette tape, also in ANUA 20, 12 Oct 1959

Australian National University

Ceremonial documents mainly relating to installation of Lord Bruce as first Chancellor

  • AU ANUA 63
  • Series
  • 1952 - 1956

This series includes greetings from universities in the form of scrolls, leatherbound folders and documents, a register signed by representatives of other universities, the presentation copy of Lord Bruce’s honorary Doctor of Laws degree, and printed programs and briefing papers relating to the installation of Lord Bruce as the first Chancellor on 23 October 1952. There are also two scrolls from the University of Melbourne relating to their centenary in 1953.

Australian National University

ANU seminar papers

  • AU ANUA 150
  • Series
  • 1950 - 1951

Roneoed copies of seminar and conference papers presented at the earliest academic events at the University.

Australian National University

Ceremonial academic dress

  • AU ANUA 443
  • Series
  • 1950 - ?

Academic and ceremonial dress including gowns for the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, University Marshall and Esquire Bedell and a page boy's outfit.

Australian National University

Audio tapes

  • AU ANUA 531
  • Series

This series has not been processed yet.

Australian National University

ANU News

  • AU NBAC S214
  • Serial

Australian National University

Grant of arms

  • AU ANUA 301
  • Series
  • 1954

The grant of arms is addressed to the Vice-Chancellor Sir Douglas Copland and issued by the College of Heralds. It includes an illustration of the University’s coat of arms and a description of it in heraldic terms: ‘Per chevron Azure and Barry wavy of eight Argent and of the last a Boomerang chevronwise Or in sinister chief five Stars representing the Constellation of the Southern Cross also Argent’. It is dated 6 July 1954 and signed by the Garter Principal King of Arms, the Clarenceux King of Arms and the Norroy and Ulster King of Arms whose seals are attached and enclosed in metal cases.

Australian National University

ANU News Sheet

  • AU NBAC S215
  • Serial

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