RMIT Archives maintains a collection of records of either permanent or high evidential value from the functions and activities performed throughout RMIT University.
Coverage of collection
The collection includes but is not limited to:
- Policies and strategies;
- Administrative structures, reviews, procedures, and transactions;
- Programs and courses;
- Research and development;
- Teaching and learning;
- Staff management and services;
- Student management and services;
- Buildings and surroundings;
- Social and cultural events;
- Clubs and societies; and
- Community partnerships and contributions.
The collection covers a lengthy period in time from the commencement of the Working Men’s College in 1887 until present day. Furthermore, records collections from other educational institutions that have merged with RMIT University throughout its history are also documented by the collection; these educational institutions include:
- State College of Victoria (Coburg)
- Preston Institute of Technology;
- Phillip Institute of Technology;
- Emily McPherson College;
- Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts; and
- Melbourne Institute of Textiles.
|Photographic collection||Collection of photographs and drawings dating from circa. 1887 to present day. These images illustrate the significant contribution to education and training by RMIT University, as well as the development of technology. In some instances, these images capture significant Melbourne landscapes.
|Prospectus books, calendars and handbooks
||Annual publications dating from 1887 that provide comprehensive information about programs and courses, teaching and administrative structures and procedures, and services provided to students. Incorporates educational institutions that have merged with RMIT University.|
Correspondence and subject files
|Collectively, these record keeping systems provide evidence of key decisions made throughout the history of RMIT University. Covers a myriad of subjects.
Committees and Boards
|Meeting papers from the many committees and boards established throughout the history of RMIT University. Meeting papers document key decision-making.
|Magazines, newsletters and journals||Many publications produced throughout the history of RMIT University that illustrate life at RMIT from both a student and staff perspective.
|Staff and student administration records||Large collections of records that provide details on individuals who have studied or worked at RMIT University throughout its history.|