188 Collins Street, MELBOURNE
Phone: (03) 9650 3100
Melbourne Athenaeum is the oldest public institution in Victoria, founded 1839. Two theatres, complete with Ticketmaster services and a subscription library of approximately 60,000 books are contained in the building which was built in 1842. The archives collection is in the process of being arranged and described.
The archives collection consists of administrative paper records, minutes, annual reports, some artifacts. Photographs of the interior of the library and exterior of the building are held. A small collection of 19th century books are retained for historical purposes. The library has a collection of withdrawn books that represent popular literature from the past.
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