Stories from the collection

Image from Garth Wilkinson's theatre scrapbooks UQFL389
Image from Garth Wilkinson's theatre scrapbooks UQFL389

Among the special collections of The University of Queensland are items of rarity, beauty, curiosity and cultural significance. These items connect us to our history and inspire our imagination. We are pleased to share them with you. These digitised photographs, manuscripts, architectural plans, and oral histories provide a glimpse into the troves of the Library and let you explore the stories they tell.

Feature stories

Explore some of our photographic collections that are available for you to use in your research, creative project, or family history.
Discover Kathleen McArthur , wildflower illustrator and conservationist, presented by 2018 Fryer Fellow Susan Davis.
Learn more about the life and legacy of Dorothy Hill (1907-1997), a pioneer for women and one of The University of Queensland’s most distinguished scientists..
Discover why this unique collection remains an important resource for teaching and research today
Discover the story about JK Murray, a remarkable man who held a lifelong belief in the value of education.
Discover how the University’s campus at St Lucia has changed over the years.
Experience the First World War through the eyes of a young UQ student, John Denis (Jack) Fryer, and his family.

Fryer Folios

Our regular print publication Fryer Folios showcases stories from special collections across the Library and Archives at the University of Queensland.

With contributions from academics and high profile authors like David Malouf and Janette Turner Hospital, Fryer Folios is a truly special publication. Print copies of Fryer Folios are available to read by appointment in the FW Robinson Reading Room.

Read the latest issue

View past issues of Fryer Folios


Fryer Publications

The Library has published a number of books relating to Fryer collections over the years. You can find examples of Fryer publications in eSpace.