Charles Sturt University Regional Archives and University Art Collection will be temporarily closed from 24 March 2020. Researchers can continue to utilise our enquiry service and staff will endeavour to respond to all requests as soon as possible.
Staff can be contacted by:
We appreciate your understanding and co-operation at this time.
The Charles Sturt University Regional Archives and University Art Collection is a combined-function repository on the South Campus of Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
We have been collecting archival material from the Riverina and Murray regions since 1973 and the Archive Collection now extends to over 4500 linear metres. The Art Collection has been officially curated since 1996, which brought together a quality collection of twentieth century Australian artworks from the University's many precursor institutions. Much of the Art Collection is currently on display throughout the University's campuses.
Whilst we serve the University, its staff and students, our collections and advice are also available to the general public. We welcome anyone with an interest in art or regional history to visit our Search Room or contact one of our staff.
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.
The Charles Sturt University Art Collection has been professionally curated for many years and has grown to have a strong focus on quality twentieth century Australian art. Much of the collection is on display throughout the many campuses of the University.
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.