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Finding aids for the various archival and manuscript collections housed in the Special Collections in the University Library.

For a full list of these collections, see the University Library Special Collections Web page.


Published Datasets

Dataset Name Description
Access Press papers Finding aid for the Access Press papers held in UWA Information Services, Special Collections. The papers contain author correspondence for The Nine Club, Artlook Books and Access Press, all publishing companies with which John Harper-Nelson, Guy Weller and Helen Weller were involved. In addition to correspondence, the archive also includes press cuttings, legal documents, manuscripts and artwork, company documents (such as annual reports and budgets), the personal diaries of John Harper-Nelson and Helen Weller, and other miscellaneous material relating to all three publishing companies, the publishing industry in general, the creators and their authors.
Papers of Dave Warner This is the finding aid for the Papers of Dave Warner (UWA MS125). From Perth, Western Australia and a graduate of The University of Western Australia (B.A. Hons [Psychology]), David Robert Warner, known professionally as Dave Warner, is a writer, musician and performer from the suburbs. The manuscripts include creative works, music recordings, merchandise, notes, posters and other material relating to Dave Warner’s career in film, theatre, television, literature and music.
Gordon Stephenson Papers The collection contains papers, microfilm, 35 mm slides, correspondence, publications, maps, drawings, photographic material, newspaper cuttings and other material relating to or compiled by Professor Stephenson, covering his academic interests, personal and professional relationships, architectural and civic planning works, consultative contributions and publications.
Melville Papers Finding aids compiled in the 1970s for the Melville Papers. The Melville Papers at UWA contain more than 2,000 pages of correspondence and documents relating to the East India Company and Indian trade in the later 18th century. They include correspondence dating from c. 1763, material relating to the construction of ships for the East India Company in the 18th century, and reports of the East India Company Special Committee. Henry Dundas (1742-1811), Lord Melville, was a Scottish lawyer and politician who had a distinguished career as a member of the British Government, especially in the Admiralty and the East India Company. Raised to the peerage as Viscount Melville, he was later impeached for corruption by the House of Lords, and eventually acquitted.
Ernest Hodgkin Archive This is a finding aid for the Ernest Hodgkin Archive. Ernest Hodgkin worked to research and promote Western Australian estuaries.
Blackall Collection Finding aid for the Blackall Collection – a collection of 45 manuscripts, presented to the Law School by Dr. Blackall.
Papers of Eric G. Turner This is a finding aid for the Papers of Eric G. Turner. The collection spans eight boxes of various materials including letters, off-prints, post cards, and newspaper clippings. Box 8 includes a catalogue of Turner’s library prepared in 1983. Many of these books are now in UWA’s stack collection (and many contain Turner’s marginal notes). Turner’s personal copies of his own books do not seem to have been included in UWA’s acquisition of Turner’s materials.
Guide to the Papers of Leslie R. Marchant (Marchant Trust Collection) Professor Leslie Marchant AM (1924-2004) was a Western Australian scholar and academic with a long connection to the University of Western Australia. He is best remembered for his work on the history and geography of the French exploration of Western Australia. His papers are held in the Special Collections, UWA Information Services. The collection contains papers, notebooks, correspondence, publications, illustrations, maps, microfilms, audio cassettes, photographic material (photographs and negatives), and other material relating to Professor Marchant's various academic interests, in particular China and Australia’s early maritime history. The collection also includes material entrusted to Professor Marchant relating to Yusef Peter Louis Bladen-Pryor (series 2) and W.A. “Buzz” Farmer (series 6).


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