Freda Freiberg Film & Screen Studies Library
The Freda Freiberg Film and Screen Studies Library is a research collection housed at the School of School of Media, Film and Journalism (MFJ), Monash University, Caulfield B4.46.
The material in the Freda Freiberg Film and Screen Studies Library had its beginnings in what was the Monash Film Group (1960s).
The modest collection was initially held in the Dept. of Visual Arts library and then in the School of Literary, Visual and Performance Studies library at Monash U., Clayton.
It was moved to Caulfield (storage) when the School of Media, Film and Journalism was established in 2014.
This small collection of film books and journals was gradually added to through contributions by film studies academics, such as Prof. Tom O'Regan and Assoc. Prof. Adrian Martin.
There was a large influx of items through the single donation of Freda Freiberg. Further contributions came later from Dr. Ina Bertrand, Annette Blonski,Dr. John Hughes, John Politzerand Susan Stewart.
In 2018, in consultation with the Head of MFJ, Prof. Mia Lindgren, the collection of items was named in honour of Melbourne-based film critic and historian Freda Freibergand given a home at Caulfield, building B, level 4.
The Freda Freiberg Film and Screen Studies Library was launched by Prof. Tom O'Regan at the Screen Studies Assoc. of Australia Aotearoa and New Zealand (SSAAANZ) conference, Monash Caulfield, 21 November 2018.
Consisting of around 2000 books and hundreds of periodicals, the Freda Freiberg Film and Screen Studies Library was relaunched at its new location at Caulfield B4.46, on 15 March 2023.