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Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Administrative records

The Library holds the records of a diverse range of Victorian companies and non-governmental organisations.

These range from the beginning of settlement in Port Phillip to thriving contemporary organisations including the Melbourne Lyceum Club and the Royal Society of Victoria. The labour movement, welfare, churches, environment, literature and art are all represented to varying degrees.

Administrative records encompass a rich variety of material and can include minute books, annual reports, correspondence, promotional material, financial information, photographs, and, in the case of the Coles Myer records, the occasional cash register and pair of shoes.

These records are crucial to understanding the economic, social and cultural development of Victoria.

Records of Victorian government departments and agencies are held at the Public Record Office Victoria.