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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Make an appointment to access Fryer Library materials in the FW Robinson Reading Room. Appointments are available Tuesday 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.

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Reconciliation statement

University of Queensland acknowledges and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of knowledges, cultures, histories and languages that have been created and shared for at least 65,000 years..

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The Fryer Library Special Collections consist of historical items and records that may contain outdated and offensive language in their titles and descriptions, and/or may depict individuals or groups in a negative way.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that manuscript material may contain images or names of people now deceased.

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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