Series VPRS 13554
Ministerial Library Textbook Collection
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Date Range: Series By 1980 - 2003
  Series in Custody By 1980 - 2003
  Contents 1817 - 1996
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
Agency which created this SeriesAgency which created this Series
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1985 - 1992 Ministry of Education and Training (previously known as Ministry of Education) VA 1112
1992 - 1999 Department of Education VA 3098
1999 - 2002 Department of Education, Employment and Training VA 4828
2002 - 2003 Department of Education and Training VA 4829
By 1980 - 1985 Education Department VA 714
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1992 - cont Department of Education VA 3098
Description of this SeriesDescription of this Series
  • How to use the Records
    The collection has been divided into a number of consignments to reflect its original arrangement. See section headed Recordkeeping System for a list of the consignments. Once a consignment has been selected, see the Consignment Details for the required textbook.

  • Function / Content
    This series is a former special collection of the Ministerial Library that was acquired upon its closure by the Education History Unit in 1992. The series has a nominal start date of 1980 however it is uncertain when the Ministerial Library Textbook Collection was established. It may have started when the Department of Education was located in Nauru House, 80 Collins Street in the late 1970's. The Collection was an initiative of Mr Albert Housden an employee of the Department.

    The Education History Unit added items to the Collection from various donors including closed schools and individual donors.

    The Collection includes textbooks from the following areas,

    1. Subjects - Science, Religious Studies, Classics, Social Studies, Readers, Victorian Readers, Music, Art and Craft, Primers, Spelling and Writing, Story Books, Commerce, Domestic Arts, History, Geography, Physical Education, Mathematics, Literature, English, Languages.

    2. State Schools Nursery Collection. A collection of books on horticulture and botany.

    3. Education theory and methods and teacher texts.

  • Recordkeeping System
    On transfer to the PROV the collection was divided into a number of consignments to reflect its original arrangement by subject.

    P1 and P28 Science
    P2 History
    P3 Victorian Readers
    P4 Geography
    P5 Physical Education
    P6 Mathematics
    P7 Literature
    P8 English
    P9 Language
    P10 Religious
    P11 Classics
    P12 Social Studies
    P13 Readers
    P14 Music
    P15 and P29 Art and Craft
    P16 Primers
    P17 consignment number not used
    P18 and P31 Teacher Texts
    P19 Spelling and Writing
    P20 consignment number not used
    P21 Story Books
    P22 Commerce
    P23 Domestic Arts
    P24 Nursey Collection
    P25 and P30 Encyclopaedias
    P26 Donated Texts
    P27 Duplicate Copies of texts in other consignments

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0001 1866 - 1985 Open 17
P0002 1877 - 1985 Open 20
P0003 1930 - 1965 Open 1
P0004 1875 - 1979 Open 11
P0005 1879 - 1990 Open 7
P0006 1854 - 1983 Open 15
P0007 1817 - 1983 Open 10
P0008 1878 - 1979 Open 7
P0009 1867 - 1971 Open 6
P0010 1861 - 1970 Open 1
P0011 1886 - 1981 Open 2
P0012 1936 - 1991 Open 4
P0013 1860 - 1977 Open 5
P0014 1899 - 1996 Open 2
P0015 1895 - 1995 Open 3
P0016 1887 - 1978 Open 3
P0018 1850 - 1993 Open 22
P0019 1856 - 1897 Open 4
P0021 1820 - 1980 Open 8
P0022 1982 - 1982 Open 2
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