Explore@HKUL: Archives and Special Collections
Date: 20 April 2022 (Wed)
Time: 1 - 2 pm
Speaker: Mr. Garfield Lam
Venue: Online via Zoom
The University Archives and Special Collections aims to provide unique primary and secondary source for academic research. We select, collect and preserve different source of materials from the University itself and from the Hong Kong community.
Whilst we have the same goal of service and are working under the same division ASC within the HKUL, we have different scopes of collecting. The University Archives is responsible for managing, collecting and preserve all the official records of the University of Hong Kong, organically produced and accumulated by all the functions (Facilities, Departments, Units and Alumni) in order to keep its accountability, responsibilities and memories of the institutional history of HKU, regardless of formats. Whereas the Special Collections is focusing on collecting materials relating to Hong Kong for its major Hong Kong Collections, including rare books, colonial publications of the Hong Kong Government, and other publications of Hong Kong relating to its social, political, cultural and economic aspects as well as some personal papers donated by Hong Kong personalities and corporate archives.
This seminar will showcase some of the materials with research value relating to the University itself and Hong Kong.