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Manuscripts and Archives

This guide will help researchers locate and search manuscripts and archival collections

Locate an archive

Archives usually collect materials from the area or place they are responsible for (The Queensland State Archives or The University of Queensland Archives); sometimes they collect materials relating to a specific subject area (AIATSIS or the Noel Butlin Archives Centre). 

So thinking about who would have created records about your topic, and where key events took place can help you find the most relevant archives.

Each archive will have a different process for searching and accessing collections, so check their website and make contact before arranging a visit.

Directories for archives

Archives and manuscripts collections in Queensland

Selected archives and manuscript collections in Australia