Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

The Archive Collection

The CSU Regional Archives Collection, which spans over 4500 linear metres, is managed as five distinct parts to reflect our main collecting areas. These collections have varying accession conditions, so it is important to contact us before making arrangements to visit.

State Archives

We are the designated regional repository of 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. More information on state archives can be found at State Archives NSW.

Regional Records

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.

University Archives

We are responsible for managing the archives of the University's divisions, offices, faculties and schools. We are also the caretakers of the records from the precursor educational institutions of the University, stretching back to 1896. More information can also be found via the University Records Management site.

The Page Research Centre Library

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.

Genealogical Resources and Reference Library

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.

Access Conditions

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 surrounding the accessibility of records.

  • State archives are normally available for public access 30 years after the date of the final transaction. In some cases, access conditions relating to state archives are much stricter (e.g. police records are closed for 100 years).
  • Before accessing state archives, researchers need to produce a current State Archives NSW reader's ticket. Tickets may be issued to anyone over the age of 15 years, provided that they have two forms of identification.
  • Access conditions vary with records from the 'Regional', 'Page' and 'University' Collections. Some depositors have not imposed access conditions at all, whereas others require written permission from the depositor before an item can be retrieved.
  • It is important to contact us about access conditions before making arrangements to visit.