University of Queensland Library - Fryer Library Manuscripts

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Use this discovery service to search or browse personal papers, records and more. Manuscripts are generally arranged in collections according to who created or collected the material.

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Use Library Search to explore Fryer Library's published material.

Access Fryer Library materials by appointment

Make an appointment to access Fryer Library materials in the FW Robinson Reading Room. Appointments are available Monday to Thursday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4.30pm. Request the materials you wish to use at least five business days in advance of your appointment.

More about the reading room

Reconciliation at UQ

UQ acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians, whose knowledge, cultures, histories and languages have been created and shared for at least 65,000 years.

UQ affirms its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, noting that the crucial details of Voice to Parliament and a process for Treaty Making and truth telling are the subject of continuing consultations among First Nations representatives, Federal and State Governments and the broader Australian community.

Our vision is to build a strong sense of belonging in an inclusive UQ that works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff, and communities in teaching, research and collaboration

Cultural advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that our manuscript material may contain images, voices, or names of persons now deceased. Information may be culturally sensitive for some individuals and communities.

If you would like to notify us of culturally sensitive information, you can follow the steps on Culturally sensitive collections, and we will investigate the materials and work with you to resolve the matter promptly.

Sensitivity message

The Fryer Library Special Collections consist of historical items and records that may contain outdated and offensive language in their titles and descriptions, and/or may depict individuals or groups in a negative way. Contact us in the Fryer Library if you have concerns.

About this database

Fryer Library Manuscripts is built with AtoM (Access to Memory), a web-based, open-source application for archival description and access, based on international standards.

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