Agency VA 2923
State Library of Victoria
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Date Range: 1960 - cont
 
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Establishment and Functions

The State Library of Victoria was established under the State Library, National Gallery, National Museum and Institute of Applied Science Act 1960 and assumed responsibility for all functions previously undertaken by the Public Library of Victoria (VA 913). The State Library is Victoria's major reference and research library available for the use of the general public.

Archives Division

In 1955 an Archives Division was established within the Public Library of Victoria, subsequently known as the State Library of Victoria.

The Archives Division was established with the appointment of a Senior Archivist and two other archivists and was responsible for the examination and assessment of public and records of archival interest and for the arrangement and preservation of those which were deposited with the Library.

In 1973, the Public Record Office (VA 683) assumed responsibility for all functions previously undertaken by the Archives Division.

Location of Records

Some records are held by the Public Record Office.

See also List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.3.6.

 
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- Index to Land Selection Files, Section 49 Land Act 1869 VPRS 13180 North Melbourne Open
1905 - 1961 Accession Book of the Travelling Libraries VPRS 10277 North Melbourne Open
1957 - 1971 Lending Library Attendance Books VPRS 10339 North Melbourne Open
1961 - 1961 Numerical Index to Special Case Files VPRS 8308 North Melbourne Open
1962 - 1971 Correspondence - Country Borrowers VPRS 10338 North Melbourne Open
1963 - 1967 Outward Correspondence - Lending Library VPRS 10391 North Melbourne Open
1967 - 1970 Lending Library Records VPRS 10279 North Melbourne Open
1970 - 1971 Index to References to Companies in VPRS 1189 Chief Secretary's Office Inwards Correspondence (Compiled by the Archives Division of the State Library of Victoria)(see Microfilm Cop VPRS 7153 North Melbourne Closed
1985 - 1985 Index to References to Companies in VPRS 1189, Chief Secretary's Office Inward Correspondence (Compiled by Archives Division, State Library of Victoria) (Microfilm copy of VPRS 71 VPRS 7154 North Melbourne Closed
1985 - 1985 Index to References to Companies in the Action/ Cause Books (Compiled by the Archives Division, State Library of Victoria) (Microfilm Copy of VPRS 7155) VPRS 7156 North Melbourne Closed
1995 - 1995 Victorian Insolvent List (State Library Victoria Microfiche) VPRS 11973 North Melbourne Open
By 1881 - ? 1960 Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 805 North Melbourne Open
By 1893 - Circa 1971 Registers of Fines, Damaged and Lost Books VPRS 1061 North Melbourne Open
By 1954 - By 1979 Reference Correspondence Files VPRS 1918 North Melbourne Open
By 1955 - Circa 1981 Keepers' Working Files VPRS 5716 North Melbourne Part Open
By 1975 - 1975 Index to References to Companies in the Action/ Cause Books (VPRS 5328) (Compiled by the Archives Division, State Library of Victoria) (see Microfilm Copy, VPRS 7156) VPRS 7155 North Melbourne Closed
By 1981 - 1981 Index to Land Selection Files, Land Act 1865, Section 42 and Land Act 1869, Section 31 VPRS 130 Other Open
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1960 - 1973 Public records VF 206
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1960 - 1972 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
1973 - cont Ministry for the Arts VA 1025
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1960 - 1973 Chief Secretary VRG 26
1973 - cont Arts VRG 61