The Altona Laverton Historical Society Inc collects research material relating to the local area including the following themes:

  • Domestic life
  • Education
  • Local people
  • Recreation and social life
  • Local industry
  • Working life
  • Religion
  • Ethnic groups
  • Services
  • Transport
  • Built environment
The physical items collected for the research collection include:
  • Books
  • Primary sources including diaries, minute books, correspondence etc
  • Documents
  • Local newspapers
  • Community newsletters
  • Local government publications and records
  • Maps
  • Photographs
  • School Photographs
Audio visual material including:
  • Video tapes
  • Audio tapes
  • Movie film
  • Microfiche and microfilm
  • Computer generated information
  • Ephemera
  • Other related items
 Items for the research collection are acquired through donation or purchase or are copied. The committee of management approves the purchase of items for the resource centre. The Altona Laverton Historical Society Inc aims to achieve high standards of collection care and storage. Every effort is made to store the material in a safe environment. Archival quality storage materials are used wherever possible. Items are repaired using archival materials. Photographs and other items kept at the resource centre may also be used in museum displays.

Review Collection Policy for Research Material
The committee of management will review the Altona Laverton Historical Society Inc Collection Policy for Research Material every three years, or earlier as required.

A group outside the Altona Primary School building on its offical opening on the 28th November 1922 – School Collection