Series VPRS 7323
Central Administration Correspondence Files, Multiple Number Series (2)
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Date Range: Series ? 1977 - ? 1979
  Series in Custody 1977 - 1979
  Contents 1944 - 1984
Public Access: Part 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
1977 - 1978 Department of State Development (from 1972 also known as Department of State Development and Decentralisation) VA 552
1978 - 1979 Department of State Development, Decentralisation and Tourism VA 2881
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1985 - 1990 Department of Industry, Technology and Resources VA 2661
2002 - cont Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development VA 4564
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
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    In 1977, it was decided that many of the administrative areas duplicated in each of the Divisions of the Department were to be integrated with Central Administration. Registry, stores, and office services were the first areas to be attended to. The consolidation of the correspondence registry lead to the emergence of this series which seems to have been designed to continue many of the subject classifications contained in the existing Central Administration multiple number series. However the inclusion of Divisional subject headings and files from the Division of Industrial Development plus the re-definition of some subject areas lead to the expansion of primary numbers from a range of 1 - 35, to 1 - 42, although in the later series not all 42 numbers were allocated. Many of the subject headings and numbers remained the same and hence file numbers were also the same. It could have been seen as just an amendment and updating of the existing series. However, the introduction of the new functions and the instances where primary number's subject changed to something completely different, giving rise to two files with the same number covering different subjects, meant that it had to be identified as a separate series. Since files from earlier series were included in this series, the date range of the contents predates that of the series.

    Many of the files originally in this series were top numbered into the subsequent multiple number series, so those files remaining only represent a portion of the files created. However, some files continued to be used after the new series was introduced so the contents date range extends to 1984.

    Of the files remaining in the series subjects covered include Development Committees and Organisations, liaison with Government Departments, publicity, publications, displays and exhibitions, the Small Business Development Corporation, Albury/Wodonga Corporation administrative matters, outside consultants, staff development and organisational development.

    There are few remaining control records to this series as it appears that the indexes to the series were destroyed after the introduction of the new multiple number series in 1979. There is a list of File Titles which also shows previous and subsequent file numbers. The subject index still held in Registry has some references to files in this series.

    The file covers are either buff coloured with plain spines and headed `Department of State Development and Decentralizations, Central Adminstration' or they are buff coloured with green writing and pink spines and headed `Division of Industrial Development'. In many cases the file numbers are on white stickers which have been stuck over the previous file numbers.

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Indexes and RegistersIndexes and Registers
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
1977 - 1979 List of Files VPRS 7337
Controlled SeriesControlled Series
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Date Range Series Title Series Number
Previous SeriesPrevious Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1977 Correspondence Files of the Division of Industrial Development, Annual Single Number Series VPRS 7306
- 1977 Central Administration Correspondence Files, Multiple Number Series (1) VPRS 7315
Subsequent SeriesSubsequent Series
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Transfer Date Series Title Series Number
- 1979 Correspondence (Administration, Policy, Company and Project) Files, Multiple Number Series VPRS 7316
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 1944 - 1983 Closed 36
P0002 1951 - 1980 Open 21
P0003 1976 - 1979 Open 3
P0004 1946 - 1984 Closed 2
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1977 - 1979 List of Files VPRS 7337
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