Series VPRS 12827
General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System
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Date Range: Series ? 1973 - 1987
  Series in Custody 1973 - 1987
  Contents 1963 - 1994
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
1973 - 1987 Ministry for the Arts VA 1025
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1992 - cont Creative Victoria (formerly known as Arts Victoria from 1992 to 2014) VA 4416
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The files in this series were arranged under a multiple number filing system. The file numbers may be obtained from the two series listed below:

    Consult VPRS 12828 Register of General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System, (Records Not Transferred). The file registration cards were arranged numerically by primary and secondary number that is the unique identifier for an individual file. Researchers should note relevant primary, secondary and tertiary registration numbers.

    An entry was made for the correspondence received in VPRS 13157 Nominal Register of Inward Correspondence, Multiple Number System for the period 1983 to 1987 under the name of the correspondent. The Register indicates the file number on which the correspondence was filed.

    Once the file number is identified, scan the Consignment Details for this series (VPRS 12827 General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System) and retrieve the unit/box that holds your file.

  • Function / Content
    This series constituted the general correspondence of the Ministry for Arts (VA 1025) created under a multiple number system from 1973 to 1987.

    In 1987 this system was abandoned save for the financial grants' files which retained their pre-1987 file numbers ie: 17/3/*. These files were not top numbered into the subsequent year and a single number system. For subsequent series refer to VPRS 8373 General Correspondence Files, Year and Single Number System

    This series documented the functions of the Agency. The series contain files relating to:

    - General arts information correspondence
    - Grants to cultural organisations ( primary number being 17)
    - Development fund
    - Ministry Branches
    - Ministry projects/initiatives
    - Office services
    - Policy and Procedures
    - Research information.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The correspondence files of the Ministry for Arts was registered, classified and controlled under a multiple number system. The recordkeeping system comprised the following series:

    List of Authorised Registration Headings, Multiple Number System

    VPRS 12828 Register of General Correspondence Files: Multiple Number System

    VPRS 13517 Nominal Register of Inward Correspondence, Multiple Number System.

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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1973 - 1987 Register of General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System VPRS 12828
1983 - 1987 Nominal Register of Inward Correspondence, Multiple Number System VPRS 13157
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Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
0 - 1987 General Correspondence Files, Year and Single Number System VPRS 8373
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
P0001 1973 - 1987 Open 291
P0002 1963 - 1994 Open 3
P0003 1976 - 1985 Open 1
P0004 1978 - 1987 Open 15
P0005 1984 - 1992 Open 3
P0006 1973 - 1986 Open 30
P0007 1975 - 1990 Open 2
P0008 1974 - 1978 Open 1
Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1973 - 1987 Register of General Correspondence Files, Multiple Number System VPRS 12828
1983 - 1987 Nominal Register of Inward Correspondence, Multiple Number System VPRS 13157
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