Series VPRS 12857
General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Single Number System
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Date Range: Series 1983 - ? 1997
  Series in Custody 1983 - 1992
  Contents 1910 - 1992
Public Access: Closed
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
1983 - 1989 Metropolitan Transit Authority VA 1044
1989 - 1997 Public Transport Corporation VA 2984
Agency currently responsible for this SeriesAgency currently responsible for this Series
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
2014 - cont Public Transport Victoria VA 4968
2015 - cont Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VA 5034
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    Consult VPRS 12856 Index to General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number and Single Number System to get an overview of the files created by the Overhead Design Group.

    The extant files created under a single number system are located in the P1 consignment of this series.

  • Function / Content
    This series is comprised of general correspondence files maintained by the Overhead Design Division of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) from 1983 to 1989, and the Design Services Group of the Infrastructure Division of the Public Transport Corporation (PTC) from 1989 to 1997. The other series was VPRS 12858 General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number System.

    This series included:
    - Overhead policy statements and policy files,
    - Project files, estimates, specifications, photographs of works, and schedules including plans and circuit drawings for overhead lines,
    - Newspaper clippings,
    - Correspondence, and
    -Technical reports and manuals.

    The P1 consignment comprises few extant files.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The files in this series were arranged in a single number sequence, eg 1700 Administration, 1701 Works Programs, 1702 Management Reporting, etc.

    Between 1983 and 1997 this series operated concurrently with VPRS 12858 General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number System. VPRS 12856 Index to General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double and Single Number System indexed both of these filing systems.

    A subject based filing system, VPRS 12859 Subject Files, Overhead Design was also in operation between circa 1955 and 1993.

    The Public Transport Corporation (VA 2984) brought all filing systems pertaining to overhead design together at their secondary record storage facility at Spotswood.

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1983 - 1997 Index to General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number and Single Number Systems VPRS 12856
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0 - 1983 General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number System VPRS 12858
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1910 - 1992 Closed 1
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1983 - 1997 Index to General Correspondence Files, Overhead Design, Double Number and Single Number Systems VPRS 12856
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