Victoria University Library Special Collections

Provided by   Victoria University

Research Project

Researchers: Mr Mark Armstrong-Roper (Managed by) ,  Ms Jennifer Murphy (Managed by)

Brief description There has been a library on the Footscray Park campus site since a Mechanics Institute was established there in 1916. Individual items and formed collections of value to researchers have been acquired or donated to the Library since this time. These items form the basis of the VU Library Special Collections. The VU Library Special Collections contain books, journals and pamphlets of research value on a diverse range of subjects but the predominant categories are Australian Literature, Australian History, Australian Folklore, and Left-wing politics and literature in Australia and Overseas. The VU Library Special Collections are located in the Special Collections Room, P402, at the Footscray Park Campus Library of Victoria University. Historical material about Footscray Technical College, Footscray Technical School, Footscray Institute of Technology (FIT), Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE (WMIT) or the Western Institute is held by the University Archives and is not in the VU Library Special Collections. Project Organization Unit: Victoria University Library, Victoria University

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