University Library

University collection

The University of Western Australia

These collections include published material from academic and administrative sections, publications about The University, and masters and doctoral theses.

The University Archives holds unpublished administrative records and selected personal papers from academics.

University Collection

The University Collection contains published material produced by bodies associated with the University of Western Australia, notably the Guild of Undergraduates and Faculties and Centres. It also houses works published about the University and its activities.

Unpublished administrative documents are not normally included in the University Collection. The only significant exceptions are minutes and agendas of the University's main decision-making bodies, and examination papers. The University Archives are responsible for collecting the administrative records of the University.

Thesis Collection

The Library maintains a separate collection of postgraduate theses (mostly masters and doctoral) as a record of research carried out at the University of Western Australia. The earliest thesis in the collection is a Master of Arts dating from 1915, only two years after the University opened. UWA theses can be found using OneSearch and most recent theses are available full text online. Earlier theses are kept in Store and require a store request.

The UWA Centenary Theatre Collection

The members of UWATCH (UWA Theatres on Campus History) presented the foundation collection to the University as a centenary gift in 2013. The collection comprises programmes, posters, photographs, reviews and costume designs for UWA theatre productions by students and graduates. Most of the items have been entered on the AusStage database. A related collection is the Performing Arts at UWA papers.

UWA Publishing

The archive of all publications from UWA Press, now known as UWA Publishing, is held in Special Collections. Publications date from 1935.