University of Queensland Archives

University of Queensland Archives

The University of Queensland Archives operates as the institutional repository for university records having legal, administrative, historical and ephemeral value. Equally, the archives holdings substantiate corporate accountability, reflect administrative operational history and enhance societal memory through research, teaching, and outreach to the University and greater community. Read the full official policy statement.

The collection

The permanent records date from the incorporation of the University in 1909, and from 1897 for Queensland Agricultural College, now UQ Gatton Campus. They include administrative records, committee minutes, student and staff records, and university publications. Amongst some of the major holdings are minutes of the University of Queensland Senate, the Academic Board and its predecessors the Board of Faculties and the Professorial Board, and Faculty and school committees. The University of Queensland Archives holds significant photographic collections pertaining to the university along with some moving image material.

Information access

The archival holdings provide an authoritative and reliable source of information on the University and the people associated with it. The main client groups are University staff and postgraduates, professional historians, researchers and heritage consultants. Material can be accessed by appointment. 

For archives enquiries, please contact the University Archivist via phone +61 07 33652918 or email archives@uq.edu.au

Exhibitions and displays

Archives photos on eSpace A sampling of photographs of The University of Queensland held by the Archives.

Faces of the Fallen A display honouring the students of the University of Queensland and the Queensland Agricultural College who died during the First World War.

Then and Now A visual display depicting the evolution of the campus over the past forty years.

From Cottage to Classic A blog story of the oldest building on the university site.

The Book of Student Benefactors A listing of benefactions from students up to the 1980s.