The Samuel Marsden Archives contains college and collected archives, including material relating to the Anglican Church of Australia and general Australian church history.
The archives are part of the Moore College Library and are administered by the Library Manager, Julie Olston, in conjunction with Erin Mollenhauer. To request access to material or to reproduce images, please contact the Special Collections Librarian, Erin Mollenhauer, on (02) 9577 9891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before accessing any archival material or items in the Rare and Australiana Rare collections, the Request to Access Material on Restricted Access form must be completed.
Background to the collection
The Samuel Marsden Archives, which is administered by the Moore College Library, is the principal repository for the institutional records of Moore College, as well as the records of organizations and individuals with a connection to Moore College, the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and/or the evangelical tradition in Australia. The Samuel Marsden Archives supports the College’s mission of teaching and research by preserving and providing access to historical records and documenting an accurate and authentic record of the life of the College. Guides and finding aids to archival collections are available online.
The archives was given the name “Samuel Marsden Archives” to honour the association between Moore College and St. John’s Church, Parramatta, whose first rector was Samuel Marsden. He is one of the most significant figures in the religious history of New South Wales, and the archives contains a large number of his sermon manuscripts.