Series VPRS 8935
State Bank Victoria Archives - Photographic Collection
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Date Range: Series ? 1978 - 1994
  Series in Custody ? 1978 - 1994
  Contents Circa 1860 - 1992
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1978 - 1990 State Bank of Victoria VA 1041
1991 - 1994 Commonwealth Bank of Australia VA 3154
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Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The State Bank Victoria Archive (SBVA) maintained four separate but related collections. Each of those collections has been transferred to the Public Record Office (PRO) as a separate series in the PRO system. The collections and their VPRS numbers are:
    SBVA Main Collection: VPRS 8933
    SBVA Map / Plan Collection: VPRS 8934
    SBVA Photograph Collection: VPRS 8935; (this series) and
    SBVA Ephemera Collection: VPRS 8936.

    Researchers wishing to access records of the SBVA should first determine which collection they wish to use. They should then consult the relevant VPRS registration (for example, this document registers VPRS 8935) and follow the instructions given there to access the records. Researchers should note that substantial parts of the Main collection and Map / Plan collection are closed to public access.

  • Function / Content
    The photographs in the collection include photographs of:
    events of significance to the Bank
    - various branches
    - Bank personnel
    - Bank houses
    - bank interiors
    - building projects
    - promotional material
    - equipment and personnel in the working environment
    - etc.

    Date range

    This is an artificial series created by PRO in 1994 to accommodate the SBVA Photographic Collection. The photographs were collected by SBVA from c1978 to 1994. The date range of the photographs in the collection is c.1860 to c.1992.

  • Recordkeeping System
    The entire SBVA Photographic Collection has been transferred to the PRO in VPRS 8935. The photographs in the collection were, generally, collected from the Bank's Marketing Department. Each item in the collection was allocated the next number in a single number sequence which commenced from 1. If more than one example of the same photograph was placed in the collection then each example was marked with the same item number. Multiple copies of photographs were not differentiated from each other by a control symbol.

    SBVA entered information about each photograph into their database. Items of interest were identified by SBVA by entering free text query searches into the database. The data fields in the database were item number, item title, description, creator, dates, format, condition, transferring department (of the Bank), box number, location, remarks, and subject.
    The database was the means by which SBVA identified and located items in the collection. The database allocated new item numbers and acted as the control record for the photograph collection. Data from the database has been transferred to PRO (see VPRS 8946) and may be made available in electronic format in future.

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Circa 1978 - 1994 State Bank Victoria Archives - Archival Control System Database VPRS 8946
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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 Circa 1890 - 1992 Open 11
P0002 Circa 1860 - 1992 Open 3
P0003 Circa 1860 - 1957 Open 6
P0004 1898 - 1991 Open 29
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