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Last Updated: Oct 02, 2018     Views: 19

Purpose

This document describes the material held in the Federation University Australia Historical Collection, the Gippsland and Regional Studies Collection, and the Federation University Library Research Collections. These Collections contain published and unpublished papers and records of individuals, organisations and the University.  Many of the items are unique and many are rare and fragile. The collections also contain copies of original manuscripts, created either as part of various microfilming projects or as a means of reducing the physical handling of items already held in the collection. The aim of this document is to balance public access to historical materials with the University’s responsibility for the long-term preservation of the state's cultural heritage. The policy also documents other considerations that influence public access to these materials.

Guidelines for access to, and copying of, these materials are provided in the Reading Rooms Access document available from the Reading Room staff.

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