Community Records

Community records that document the history and development of Victoria are also acquired by the Archives through donation.

Community records consist of documents created in the normal course of affairs by a business, organization or family, such as correspondence, journals, ledgers, photographs, and property files. Some of the larger bodies of records (or "fonds") include the Commonwealth Games Society fonds, the business records of W. & J. Wilson, and the photographs of Harry Upperton Knight.

Descriptions of the community records in the Archives' collection can be accessed through the Archives' Online Search. The Online Search also has thousands of scanned photographs from private sources.


Image above: City Hall staff outside City Hall, ca. 1930s [CVA M08922]