University of Melbourne Student Union
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Item£60,000 Student Building Plans(1935)Article about plans for the construction of a new University of Melbourne Student Union Building. Published in The Herald (Melbourne, Vic), 29 November 1935, p.1 .
ItemAll My Own WorkMiller, Syd (1936)Cartoon by Syd Miller on the appeal by the University of Melbourne for subscribers to fund the construction of new Union buildings. Published in the Herald (Melbourne, Vic), Thursday 12 December 1935, p.6.
ItemUnion House - East Elevation c.1950(1950)Union House and lawns taken from near Monterey Cypress in late 1940s. Copy of photograph included in the 1993 UMSU exhibition "Union House: An Architectural History" in the George Paton Gallery. Exhibition wall text reads: "This photograph shows some of the building additions made in 1936, particularly to the North end which housed the new Union Theatre stage. The new Union boasted facilities unequalled by other Australian universities. 'It was the Victorian Arts centre in embryo', historian Marjorie Tipping [wrote]. 'The Union Theatre and common rooms were available for experimental drama, string orchestras, jazz bands, Russian ballet, recitals, art films, lectures, debates, musical recitals and recordings on the new Carnegie gramaphone ... Radical and conservative philosophies on the arts were discussed with passionate dedication, and these discussions were often related to contemporary political and religious issues.'"
ItemMap of the University Grounds(1900)Notable features include the National Museum which became the Union in 1910; the site which housed the Union cafeteria from 1921 until 1938 when the new building was opened; and the old quadrangle which housed the first Union rooms and the Princess Ida Parlour.
ItemUnion House - East Wing(1938)Copy of photograph of the eastern view of Union House c.1938; copied from the program of the Official Opening of the Union House, 6 April 1938.
ItemUnion House - Oriel Window(1938)Copy of photograph of the Oriel Window in Union House c.1938; copied from the program of the Official Opening of the Union House, 6 April 1938.
ItemUnion House - West Wing(1938)Copy of photograph of the western view of Union House c.1938; copied from the program of the Official Opening of the Union House, 6 April 1938.
ItemLaying of the Foundation Stone, 24 October 1936(1936)Program for ceremony of the laying of the foundation stone of the new Union Building. Includes sketch of Union Building as it will appear when completed.
ItemOfficial Opening of the Union House, 6 April 1938Melbourne University Union (1938)Program for the official opening of the Union House on 6 April 1938. Includes forward by Chancellor James W Barrett and articles by Raymond E Priestley and W Bryden and JS Rogers. Also includes photographs of the east wing (exterior), west wing (exterior) and oriel window (interior).
ItemThe Melbourne University Union(1884)Copy of report of 26 July 1884 general meeting of the Melbourne University Union. Meeting discussed among other things plans for a new building to be erected on University grounds for use by the Union. Research materials assembled for 1993 UMSU exhibition "Union House: An Architectural History" in the George Paton Gallery.
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