University of Melbourne Archives holds a wide range of noteworthy records relating to the publishing and book trade. Collections such as McPhee Gribble include business and creative records, as well as correspondence with writers, reviewers and other publishers.

The operating records of industry unions, such as the Printing and Kindred Industries Union and the Printing Industries of Australia Association, contain meeting minutes, notices and correspondence and consolidate the records of other smaller unions such as the Melbourne Typographical Union.

Other collections of interest are the industry journal, the Pastoral Review, and the records of smaller, family run publishers such as Francis Niven and DW Thorpe. The extensive Melbourne University Press collection contains board minutes, marketing and author files, catalogues and editorial procedure guides. The records of Sisters Publishing Ltd, a feminist company publishing for and by women, demonstrate the diversity of material held in the collection.

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