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The University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) is one of Australia’s largest non-government research archives, with a collection of nearly 20km of records. Established in July 1960 to collect and preserve records relating to the University and to business and business people for the purposes of historical research, the UMA’s collecting has since expanded to include trade union and other labour history material and the records of professional, community, women's, peace and political organisations and individuals. The UMA collections provide a rich source for research in Victorian and Australian history.

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The collections are accessible via the Baillieu Library Reading Room.