The CSU Regional Archives archival collection was first formed in 1973 and managed as the Riverina Special Collection in the Library of the Riverina College of Advanced Education, with archival and printed material of historical interest. Only a few years later, the Riverina Archives was established as an autonomous entity within the College in 1978, later becoming CSU Regional Archives. More about us...
The CSU Regional Archives collection, which now spans over 4500 linear metres, is managed as five distinct parts. Our Search Room on the South Campus of University is available to all members of the public for research into the people, places and stories in the Riverina and Murray regions of New South Wales.
The archival collections have varying accession conditions, so it is important to contact us before making arrangements to visit. And please see our Services page for more information about visiting the archives and requesting research help.
We are responsible for managing the archives of the University's divisions, offices, faculties and schools. We are also the caretakers of records from the precursor educational institutions of the University, stretching back to 1896.
We are the designated Regional Archives Centre for the State Archives and Records Authority of NSW in the Riverina and Murray areas. This role permits us to collect, house and make available the archives of state government agencies in this region.
Our Regional Records Collection is comprised of private, non-government archives of historical interest created within our collecting region by businesses, professionals, community organisations, and individuals.
We act on behalf of the Page Research Centre Library as the repository for a significant collection of archives and records created by the National Party and its precursor organisations - the Australian Country Party and the National Country Party.
Our Search Room has a number of useful resources available for family history and local history research, including the Archives Resource Kit, the NSW Government Gazette, regional newspapers and a small library of local history books.
The CSU Regional Archives is open to all members of the public. However, those researchers wishing to use any part of the Collection should note that there are certain conditions we must abide by when making collections available for research.