UTS Library

Special Collections

The UTS Library collection consists of both print and electronic materials. It includes more than 1.5 million books, journals and audiovisual items in the two campus libraries, as well as thousands of electronic journals which are accessible from your desk, at home or at work, 24 hours a day. We also have Special Collections for particular subject areas.

Golden Target Awards Collection (GTA)

The Golden Target Awards showcases the communication profession's most outstanding campaigns and projects undertaken by consultancies, corporate organisations and businesses, government bodies and community organisations.

The Library has scanned PDF's available of entries from 2011, 2012 and 2013. If you want to find just the entrants by category write a search like this:
golden target awards community relations 2013 

We also have older uploaded GTA entrants via our original Golden Target Awards Database

Finally you can request original GTA folders from the Catalogue. The folders are generally only winning and highly commended entries.

For a list of categories see GTA Categories 2014.

Kohler

Special Collections > Kohler CollectionA selection of largely late 19th and early 20th century social and political histories purchased from the prominent British collector and bookseller, Chris Kohler.

Includes works on the fundamentals of Marxist political ecomomy, social reformists, and British-German foreign relations before World War I.

Example:
Lord Riddell's intimate diary of the Peace conference and after, 1918-1923.
London : V. Gollancz, 1933.

These materials are not located separately. They are shelved in call no. order in the general stacks.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Kohler.

Norman Lindsay Collection

Special Collections > Norman Lindsay CollectionA collection of more than 600 books and journals written by or about the Australian writer, painter, and sculptor Norman Lindsay. The collection also includes an unpublished novel, catalogues, postcards, etchings as well as audio-visual and ephemera items.

The Collection is located in the Special Collections Room on Level 3 of the City Campus Library.

The Special Collections Room is available Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm and must be booked 24 hours prior to visit. To make a booking please email Kimberley.Williams@uts.edu.au and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Conditions of use:

  • Bags are to be put in a provided locker before accessing the room
  • When handling materials hands must be clean
  • Only non-flash photography can be used
  • Items cannot be scanned or photocopied
  • To view locked material staff will be required to assist

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Norman Lindsay Collection.

Olympic and Event Studies

The Olympic and Event Studies Collection is located on Level 5 of the Kuring-gai Campus Library in the Olympic and Event Studies Room.

Items in this unique collection can be searched via the Library Catalogue.

The main part of the collection consists of:

  • Documents and publications related to SOCOG (Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games)
  • Post Games Reports from 1908
  • Official result books for the 2000 Sydney Olympic and Paralympics Games
  • Bid books both successful and unsuccessful for the Summer and Winter Games
  • 20,000 slides from 1993-2000
  • 7 photograph albums, 200 videos
  • Unique material: the post games report from the 1936 Berlin Summer and Winter Olympics are one of our prized possessions
  • Donations from Australian IOC member Phil Coles
Some items can be viewed items from the collection on the Library Flickr site.

For further information visit the Australian Centre for Olympic Studies (ACOS).

The Australian Centre for Event Management (ACEM) has a collection of Olympic and mega event resources.  

The Olympic & Events Studies Collection on the website is being redeveloped. Please contact Jackie.Edwards@uts.edu.au

Typography

Special Collections > Typography CollectionThe typography collection is a valuable resource of materials illustrating graphic trade symbols & trademarks. The collection includes works on wood-block printing based on the Japanese practice, and journals such as the Penrose annual: the international review of the graphic arts.

Example:
Graphic trade symbols by German designers, from the 1907 Klingspor catalog
F. H. Ehmcke. New York : Dover Publications ; 1974.

These materials are not located separately. They are shelved in call no. order in the general stacks.

To find items in this collection in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > Typography Collection.

UTS Authors

Special Collections > UTS AuthorsTo find works by UTS staff in the Catalogue, just search and then use Refine your search by Special Collections > UTS Authors.

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