Consultant Archivist Bruce Smith holds an MA (Archives & Records) (Monash Uni) and has over 25 years experience as an archivist and archive and records management educator. From the early 1980s until 1990 Bruce undertook various roles at the Public Record Office, Victoria. He then became a Lecturer in archives and records management at the University of Melbourne (1990-1994) and RMIT University (1995-2002). Since mid 2002 Bruce has undertaken a range of archival projects and has provided training services in the archives and records management field. Over the years Bruce has also been involved in genealogical research and has been on the Councils of both AIGS and AFFHO and has presented papers at genealogy and local history conferences and seminars.
In 2004 Bruce was awarded the inaugural Ian Maclean Award from the National Archives of Australia. The award provided financial assistance for research into business archives in Australia and to expand the online Guide to Business Records in Australia [www.gabr.net.au]. Bruce continues to work on the Guide. Bruce was also part of the project team that developed the Internet gateway to locating Trade Union archives – Australian Trade Union Archives (ATUA).
Bruce is a professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists, Inc and was on the Society’s Council from 1993 to 2001. He is also a member of the International Council on Archives (ICA) and is a member of the Business and Labour Archives Section Steering Committee of that body.
- Be a Sport: Archives and published sources to discover your ancestors sporting achievements
- Taking Care of Business: Locating and using Australian Business Archives for Family History Research
- Working Lives - A genealogist’s guide to working through Trade Union archives to discover more about our ancestor’s working lives