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Aerial and non standard photographs of ANU

  • AU ANUA 16
  • Series

The photographs are mostly of the Australian National University campus, including Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring. There are aerial photographs of the Acton site at different times, and photographs of events and portraits. Many are mounted on boa...

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Student files

  • AU ANUA 78
  • Series
  • 1960 -

The files of students who have attained prominence in later life or whose files document a precedent are retained: they include Prime Ministers and other politicians, judges, business leaders and writers.

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Photographs of people at the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 225
  • Series
  • c1970 - c2000

This series contains mainly black and white photographs of people associated with the University: staff, students, Chancellors, Council members, Creative Fellows, and visitors. Some envelopes contain many photographs over a staff member’s career. ...

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Student record cards

  • AU ANUA 97
  • Series

The cards relate to undergraduate students at the Canberra University College from 1932, and from 1960 to undergraduate and Masters degree students in the School of General Studies (from 1980, The Faculties) at the Australian National University. ...

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Promotional material

  • AU ANUA 95
  • Series
  • c. 1980s

The set of posters for each Faculty and for 'student accommodation' with photographs of the campus provide an example of approaches to student recruitment.

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Correspondence files, multiple number series

  • AU ANUA 53
  • Series

This was the main ANU correspondence file series from 1950 to 2000, usually known as ‘Central Files’. It contains some earlier material top-numbered from the first ANU file series (ANUA 18) as well as many files of the Canberra University College ...

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Papers relating to the ANU-CUC association

  • AU ANUA 46
  • Series
  • 1954 - 1960

This is an artificial compilation of records which relate to the amalgamation (formally known as the association) of the Australian National University and the Canberra University College. There are often several folders about the same committee c...

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Binders of 'Archives'

  • AU ANUA 40
  • Series
  • 1946 - 1949

The two binders labelled '1st book Archives 1946-1948' and '2nd book Archives 1946-1948' contain roneoed typescript memos, minutes of meetings, reports and press releases. Each volume is divided into sections by subject, eg Lib...

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Degree register

  • AU ANUA 39
  • Series
  • 1951 - 1983

This suede-bound volume is a register of higher degrees including honorary degrees: Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts and Master of Science. It was signed by the recipient of the degree on t...

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Promotional videos

  • AU ANUA 363
  • Series

Most of the videos were produced to promote the ANU and its programs at events such as open days. Some are advertisements produced for television advertising in collaboration with other Canberra tertiary institutions.

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Employee salary records

  • AU ANUA 344
  • Series

Cards summarising individual employees’ salary and leave. Contain employee name, address, date of birth, annual salary, reasons for salary changes and leave entitlements.

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File movement cards

  • AU ANUA 343
  • Series

Cards documenting the receipt and movement of staff and student records. Contain name, file number and date of action. These cards can also show the date at which a person was appointed to a position.

Central Records

Examiners' reports for Masters Degrees

  • AU ANUA 333
  • Series

The binders contain reports from examiners of Masters degrees and their recommendations for awarding a degree and for prizes.

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Citations and certificates for honorary degrees

  • AU ANUA 278
  • Series

These are copies of citations and certificates for honorary degrees (and higher degrees earned by publication). They are often signed and sealed. They include Doctors of Laws, Letters and Science, and Masters of Arts and Science. There is also one...

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Index cards to The ANU Reporter

  • AU ANUA 253
  • Series

This is a subject index to the publication The ANU Reporter.

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The ANU Reporter master set

  • AU ANUA 244
  • Series

This is a master set of copies of the ANU’s publication The ANU Reporter. Issues for 2000 are missing from the set.

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Photographs of buildings and events at the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 226
  • Series
  • 1950 – 2005

This series contains mainly black and white photographs of events, buildings, places, official visits, conferences, artworks, Creative Arts Fellows, staff and students. Many of the photographs were taken by staff photographers for use in The ANU R...

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Greetings to other universities from the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 217
  • Series

These are copies of printed greetings sent to Australian and overseas universities on special occasions such as inauguration, installation of Chancellors and anniversaries. Some examples include special messages and appoint a representative of the...

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Examiners’ reports for higher degrees at ANU

  • AU ANUA 210
  • Series
  • 1954 - continuing

The binders contain reports from examiners of PhD theses and their recommendations for awarding a degree and for prizes.

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Index to envelope series of ANU photographs

  • AU ANUA 187
  • Series

This is an alphabetical subject index to the envelope series of photographs maintained by University Information later known as the Public Affairs Division. There are alphabetical tabs but entries are not in alphabetical on the pages. Careful hand...

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Record of former members of the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 145
  • Series

The forms headed ‘Record of former member of University’ record name, department, file number, ‘if married to another member of ANU, husband’s/wife’s name’, degree conferred, country of birth, country from which recruited, scholarships and posts a...

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ANU convocation register

  • AU ANUA 142
  • Series

This suede-bound volume contains a handwritten Roll of Convocation, listing members 1 to 201 from 1951 to 1952. It is not clear why it was not maintained for later years. There are numerous corrections to the numbering, spelling of names and the o...

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Albums of photographs of the ANU campus

  • AU ANUA 12
  • Series
  • 1948-1961

There are four albums of black and white photographs, and additional album pages of photographs in 11 folders, starting with the 1948 Easter Conference and showing the construction of early buildings on campus (such as University House, the Physic...

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ANU Press releases

  • AU ANUA 105
  • Series

This is a master set of press releases which were called ‘For the Press’, ‘Information for News Media’ and ‘Media Releases’ at various times. Most of the annual binders are indexed. The early press releases include a small amount of related corres...

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File register

  • AU ANUA 32
  • Series
  • 1946 - 1951

The register records file numbers and titles for early files in ANUA 18, most of which were subsequently top-numbered or destroyed. There are two volumes: 1. maroon springback binder: 101/1/1 to 120/6/2 and 2. Black springback binder (replaced by ...

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'Basic Papers', reviews and reports

  • AU ANUA 31
  • Series
  • 1946 - 1995

This is an artificial series of significant papers relating to the development of the University. There are binders of 'Basic Papers', Interim Council records and the 1948 Conference papers, as well as later reviews of the School of Gene...

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Australian National University staff files

  • AU ANUA 19
  • Series
  • 1946 -

The staff files record staff appointments, promotion, travel, conditions of service and resignation/retirement. Only files of senior academic and administrative staff are retained. Files of Chancellors and Creative Arts Fellows are also included. ...

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Official ANU correspondence files

  • AU ANUA 18
  • Series
  • 1946 – 1951

This is the earliest ANU file series. Many files were either top-numbered into the next file series (ANUA 53) or destroyed. The extant files include the correspondence of Vice-Chancellor Douglas Copland, papers of the Interim Council and Academic ...

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ANU photographs (envelope series)

  • AU ANUA 15
  • Series
  • 1948 - 1974

The black and white photographs document the early development of the University: the Easter Conference of 1948, the laying of foundation stones in 1949, the opening of buildings, the conferring of degrees, and visits by dignatories. Throughout th...

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Negatives and proof sheets of ANU

  • AU ANUA 14
  • Series

The negatives of photographs from 1948 to 1969 are held in glassine bags with a similar-sized print (12 x 9 cm). From 1977, the negatives are held as strips in plastic sleeves, with proof sheets, in binders.

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Album of promotional photographs of the Australian National University

  • AU ANUA 13
  • Series
  • 1945 - 1950

There are four copies of the album: one appears to be a file copy as it includes a list of photograph numbers in the back. Another is annotated to say that it was used in the London Office 1949-1952 (approx.). It is likely that the albums were com...

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Papers relating to the report on Lord Lindsay's complaints

  • AU ANUA 8
  • Series
  • 1955-1961

This collection of papers relates to Lord Lindsay of Birker's complaints against the University contained in the manuscript 'A Study of Academic Standards: International Relations at the Australian National University' which he sent...

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Financial ledger

  • AU ANUA 9
  • Series
  • 1950 - 1967

The volume contains a number of accounts which are not consecutive but continue at other locations in the volume:Cash receipts, Feb 1950-Mar 1954, pp. 1-129Cash statements, 1954-1955, pp. 129-133Trust fund receipts, Mar 1951-Oct 1963, pp. 201-259T...

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Registers of scholarship holders

  • AU ANUA 61
  • Series

The registers list students holding National Undergraduate Scholarships, Oriental Studies Scholarships (later Asian Studies), and Final Year Honours Scholarships and those who received payment as Undergraduate Assistants. The registers have been r...

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