The University Archives houses records of permanent value, which are records kept for administrative, legal, historical or research purposes.

The collection includes:

Records of the University governing bodies, such as, Council, Academic Board and other significant committees

Central administration records including records of the Vice-Chancellor and senior administrators

Records of amalgamation partners and predecessor institutions:

Chisholm Institute of Technology

Caulfield Institute of Technology

Caulfield Technical College

Caulfield Technical School

Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education

State College of Victoria at Frankston

Frankston Teachers' College

Victorian College of Pharmacy

Records of the University Union and Sports and Recreation Association

Records related to student activities and associations

Records of performing and creative arts, including Alexander Theatre

Personal archives of senior academics and administrators

Records from faculties, departments and centres

Personnel records

Student records

University publications:

Annual Reports

University Calendars

Faculty handbooks

Faculty newsletters

Orientation handbooks

Student publications: Ascolta, Gryphon, Lot's Wife, Orpheus, Struan, The Naked Wasp

Marketing and Public Affairs publications: Etcetera, Chisholm Gazette, Chisholm News, Monash University Gazette, Memo, OffCourse, Review, Reporter.

Faculty newsletters

Images related to the history of Monash University and its amalgamation partners

Site and facilities management records including architectural plans