The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive was established on campus in 2012. It is a repository for records and objects that illuminate Bialik College’s more than 75-year history. The collection houses a unique combination of items which trace the history of the school’s early beginnings from a Sunday school based in Carlton in 1942, to the current day as a flourishing school community with over 1,000 students.
The archive is complemented by the Betty Rosenkranz Oral History Project, which captures the voices and memories of representatives of the Bialik College community.
The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive collects all manner of objects and records created by, about and for the Bialik College community, including photographs, newspaper articles, media, publications, uniforms and student memorabilia. The Betty Rosenkranz Oral History Project involves the audio recording of interviews with representatives of the Bialik College community, to capture stories and recollections about the school’s past.
If you’d like to contribute something to the archive or get involved in the oral history project, please . When donating items, you will be asked to complete provide details about the items to inform the catalogue record.
The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is professionally managed, and housed in a secure repository in the Bialik College VCE Centre. Please note that items do not have to be donated, but can be loaned for scanning and cataloguing, and then returned to you.
The Laura Kipen Memorial Archive is accessible online via Victorian Collections. The online catalogue contains over 1,000 items, and continues to grow.
We recommend viewing the archive items on Victorian Collections using the Internet Explorer browser. It is possible to sort the items under ‘Collection Records’ by clicking ‘Options’ on the top right. You can also use the ‘Search’ bar at the top of the page to search for particular eras, year levels, events and individuals.