Collection UQFL466 - University of Queensland photograph collection

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University of Queensland photograph collection


  • 1878-2010 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

10 albums, 3 parcels, 10 digital images + 1 photograph album : 39 black and white photographs ; 22 x 32 cm.

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Administrative history

The Fryer Memorial Library of Australian Literature was founded in 1927 in honour of John Denis Fryer.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Fryer Library University of Queensland photograph collection [picture]

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

This collection most likely began with a donation of photographs from University of Queensland (UQ) Marketing and Communication and includes images used in UQ publications. It was added to in preparation for the celebration of UQ Centenary in 2010. Some photographs were removed from other collections in the Fryer Library and added to this collection around that time; later some of those photographs were returned to their original collections. Some photographs were lent for scanning and the originals were returned to the donor.

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Scope and content

The collection comprises 1109 photographs, 1 album (with 39 photographs), and 10 digital images relating to the University of Queensland. It also includes real photo postcards.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Photographs arranged into the following series:
AA: University of Queensland site at George Street;
AB: St Lucia site before the establishment of the University of Queensland;
AC: Buildings and grounds of the University of Queensland;
AD: University of Queensland St Lucia campus buildings other than Great Court;
AE: University of Queensland Non St Lucia Campus Buildings;
AF: University of Queensland grounds;
AG: University of Queensland Library;
AH: University of Queensland ceremonies;
AI: Research, teaching, business, cultural and support facilities of the University of Queensland;
AJ: University of Queensland students;
AK: University of Queensland Alumni (including ceremonies);
AL: Staff, benefactors and official associates of the University of Queensland;
AM: University of Queensland sports;
AP: University of Queensland honour boards, plaques, etc.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright varies. Can be reproduced for personal research and study. For other uses see About copyright. Please attribute the Fryer Library.

Pre-1955 photographs - Out of copyright. Able to be reproduced without permission. Please attribute the Fryer Library.

Language of material

  • English

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Related units of description

Related material held in UQFL479 Fryer Library Miscellaneous Photograph Collection.

Publication note

Material in this collection has been cited in:
Roennfeldt P (2023) A Hall for All : Celebrating The University of Queensland's Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld.

Wilson, K. (2015). Brisbane Art Deco: stories of our built heritage. Upper Mt Gravatt, Queensland: Jubilee Studio.

Notes area


This collection was reappraised, rehoused and described in 2023; previous housing details are in relevant notes field.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 10-Nov-2023. Revised, Linda Justo, 1-Jul-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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Physical storage

  • Album: UQFL466 Album 1
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 2
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 3
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 4
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 5
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 6
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 7
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 8
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 9
  • Album: UQFL466 Album 10
  • Parcel: UQFL466 Parcel 1
  • Parcel: UQFL466 Parcel 2
  • Parcel: UQFL466 Parcel 3