Agency VA 913
Public Library of Victoria
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Date Range: 1869 - 1960
 
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Establishment and Functions

The Public Library of Victoria was established under the Library Museums and National Gallery Act 1869 (33 Vic. No.337) and assumed responsibility for all functions previously undertaken by the Melbourne Public Library (VA 928).

The Public Library of Victoria provided reference and research library services in its own building and support services to municipal libraries.

Since 1960 the Library has been referred to as the State Library of Victoria.

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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? 1853 - ? 1873 Outward Letter Books VPRS 4366 North Melbourne Open
? 1854 - 1971 Miscellaneous Records VPRS 1074 North Melbourne Open
? 1870 - ? 1938 Register of inward correspondence VPRS 800 North Melbourne Open
? 1880 - ? 1946 Index to Inward Registered Correspondence VPRS 801 North Melbourne Open
? 1899 - ? 1951 Subject Index to Inward Registered Correspondence (Records Not Transferred) VPRS 14572 Other Not Applicable
? 1905 - ? 1945 General Correspondence Subject Files (SERIES CANCELLED - see VPRS 805/P6) VPRS 10276 Other Not Applicable
? 1930 - ? 1930 Aboriginal Language/English Words and Meaning (Typescript) VPRS 11984 North Melbourne Open
? 1959 - ? 1959 Police Survey and Sample Series Identification Sheets VPRS 10480 North Melbourne Open
1840 - 1870 Statements on Special Topics VPRS 928 North Melbourne Open
1853 - 1866 Register of Book Vouchers VPRS 1072 North Melbourne Open
1853 - 1870 Journals VPRS 5865 North Melbourne Open
1853 - 1871 Cash and Expenditure Book VPRS 5855 North Melbourne Open
1853 - 1888 Register of Donations VPRS 1066 North Melbourne Open
1855 - 1881 Consignments for Library, Gallery and Museum VPRS 1071 North Melbourne Open
1856 - 1872 Correspondence Inward - Official Letters Miscellaneous VPRS 5486 North Melbourne Open
1856 - 1880 Appointments and Applications for Positions VPRS 4364 North Melbourne Open
1856 - 1944 Rules and Regulations of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery VPRS 3162 North Melbourne Open
1858 - 1883 Reverend Dr. Bleasdale's Outward Letter Book VPRS 5889 North Melbourne Open
1858 - 1889 Inward Correspondence - Correspondence Of Special Interest VPRS 4730 North Melbourne Open
1858 - 1951 Cash Books VPRS 5854 North Melbourne Open
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1869 - 1960 Library, State VF 22
1903 - 1960 Public records VF 206
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1869 - 1960 Chief Secretary's Department VA 475
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1869 - 1960 Chief Secretary VRG 26