University historical archives

The Repository, Publications & Archives team in the Library is responsible for the management and development of the University Historical Archives.

The University Historical Archives is a repository for records and artefacts relating to the activities and experiences of La Trobe University and its antecedent institutions, dating as far back as the late 1800's. We can be found at the Archivarium on Level one of the Bundoora Library.

The purpose of the archives is to:

  • Provide a secure and accessible home for administrative records and items the University is required by law to retain for specified periods of time.
  • Develop a collection of records and artefacts that provide a unique insight into the history of the University and its antecedent institutions.

The collection includes:

  • meeting papers of University committees
  • strategic plans, policies, procedures, guidelines and correspondence
  • theses
  • photographs
  • artefacts such as uniforms and practicum utensils
  • personal papers
  • records and artefacts from antecedent institutions such as the Bendigo School of Mines, the Northern District School of Nursing, the Bendigo Teacher's College, the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, the Bendigo College of Advanced Education, etc.

Greek Archives

The Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora (known as the Greek Archives) is a vast collection of materials related to Greek history and culture, Greek-Australian Migration, and the wider Hellenic diaspora. The Greek Archives are of great value to the local Greek community, as they showcase its history and contribution to Australia. The items in the collection range from books, documents, photographs, films, newspapers, posters, physical objects and much more.

The Dardalis Archives is a rich source of teaching material and a key starting point for research in migration, history and Greek studies.

For more inforamtion, please contact

Donate to the University Archives

The University Archives is interested in any collections that relate to the University, staff who have taught at the University, business partners of the University and any antecedent institutions of the University.

For details on our holdings, or to donate items to the University Archives, please contact

Download the Donor Agreement Form (PDF, 258Kb)


Records and Archives Services (RAS) maintain copies of all La Trobe University publications.  RAS are currently indexing and digitising publications to allow for increased accessibility to information in the collection.

To access publications currently held by RAS or to transfer publications to the University Archives please contact

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