• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE4292

U Committee

(From 1963 – 2013)
  • Occupation Philanthropic organisation, Social organisation


The U Committee exists to raise funds for the University of New South Wales through activities such as the Book Fair and the sale of memorabilia. It has supported numerous scholarly and community activities including the University of New South Wales Art Prize and Travelling Scholarship, the Literary Fellowship and the Kensington Lectures for High School Students. Women played a leading role in the group.

The last book fair was held in May 2012 and the U Committee officially disbanded in 2013.

Published resources

  • Book
    • Unique Providers: Money raising and the University of New South Wales U Committee 1963 - 1993, Horne, Julia and Louella McCarthy, 1994
  • Resource

Archival resources

  • The University of New South Wales Archives
    • U Committee Collection