Series VPRS 1170
Special Correspondence Files
About this Series Related Series Accessing the records in this Series
Date Range: Series ? 1883 - ? 1971
  Series in Custody ? 1883 - ? 1960
  Contents Circa 1883 - Circa 1960
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1883 - 1936 Premier's Office (also known as Premier's Department) VA 672
1936 - 1971 Department of the Premier (also known as Premier's Department 1960-1982) VA 2717
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1982 - cont Department of the Premier and Cabinet VA 1039
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult the Records Description List for VPRS 1170 which includes details of the registration numbers and file titles for the correspondence files in each unit, the titles generally provide a clear indication of the content of each file.

    Researchers should note that this series contains only a small proportion of the correspondence files for this agency. The item lists for VPRS 1163 Inward Correspondence Files should also be consulted if you are seeking a particular correspondence file that is not contained in the Special Correspondence Files.

    Files in this series can be searched using VPRS 10374 Register of Inward and Outward Correspondence, noting the registration number and then browsing the number ranges in the Records Description List.

  • Function / Content
    This series consists of correspondence files, the contents of which were registered in VPRS 10374 Register of Inward and Outward Correspondence.

    The reason why the records in this series were transferred to PROV as a separate series to the correspondence files in VPRS 1163 Inward Correspondence Files, and registered with the series title Special Files is not known.

    However, a small sample of correspondence files were all found to have been classified in VPRS 10374 as Premier, Cabinet Decisions, Office Files (the registers are self-indexing by subject see the series text for VPRS 10374 for more information). It is possible that the records in VPRS 1170 were separated from other correspondence files on the assessment that they contained sensitive subject matter.

    This series was previously registered with the title Special Files.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each item of inward and outward correspondence was registered in VPRS 10374 with an annual single number. The files are listed by the top number or the registration number of the last item on the file.

    There is no discernible system of arrangement for the records in this series. Researchers will need to scan the list of registration numbers for each unit.

    The records in this series are controlled by VPRS 10374 Register of Inward and Outward Correspondence.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1883 - 1917 Register of Inward Correspondence VPRS 1164
1918 - 1971 Register of Inward and Outward Correspondence Part 1 VPRS 10374
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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List/s of records in this seriesList/s of records in this series
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 Circa 1883 - Circa 1960 Open 10
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1883 - 1917 Register of Inward Correspondence VPRS 1164
1918 - 1971 Register of Inward and Outward Correspondence Part 1 VPRS 10374
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