AU NBAC N187
Australian Society of Archivists deposit 1
- 1954 - 2010 (Creation)
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25.2 m (126 type 1 boxes)
Name of creator
The Australian Society of Archivists was formed in 1975. Prior to the establishment of the ASA, an Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia had operated since 1951. From 1955 the activities of the Archives Section included the provision of the journal, Archives and Manuscripts. Attempts to establish an archives association included the formation of a Steering Committee in 1958 to investigate and promote an Australian association of archivists, and the Steering Committee formed in 1974 to investigate forming the ASA. At the inaugural meeting of the Society held at the Australian National University in April 1975, a constitution was adopted, provision was made for professional, associate and institutional members, and a council was elected.
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Minutes of inaugural and annual general meetings, files of council and executive members, branches and committees records, editors' and managing editors' records, special interest groups records, records relating to the Lindeberg Grievance (Heiner Affair), conference papers, posters, banners, badge and publications. Includes records of predecessor the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia.
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Archives staff will need to request permission from the owner of the records before access can be given.
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A list of minutes of meetings (General, Annual and Special General meetings and Council and Executive meetings) is at https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/111333.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Entered from deposit description on 7 August 2012.