Adolph Basser Library, Canberra (CLOSED)

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daa/2

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Adolph Basser Library, Canberra (CLOSED)

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Ian Potter House, 9 Gordon Street, Acton
Postal address: GPO Box 783, Canberra 2601

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Canberra

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Australian Capital Territory

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2601

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02 6201 9400

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History

PLEASE NOTE: The library closed in 2015 and is in the process of being wound down and the holdings dispersed. See https://www.science.org.au/news-and-events/news-and-media-releases/taskforce-consider-future-librarys-holdings

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Records management and collecting policies

History of science in Australia. The Library collects personal papers of prominent Australian scientists and records of scientific societies.

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Rivett, A C D: Papers 1907-1961 (4.4m).
Gilruth, J A: Papers 1890-1954 (0.16m).
Geological Society of Australia: Records 1953-(10m).
Australian Institute of Physics: Records 1923- (14.5m).
Australian Society for Parasitology: Records 1964- (10.4m).
Swan, J M: Papers 1943-1985 (7.2m).
Fenner, F J: Papers 1920- (5.75m).
Tate, R: Papers 1863-1894 (0.05m).
Wark, I W: Papers 1909-1985 (6.25m).
Titterton, E W: Papers 1937-1986 (17m).
Fairley, N H: Papers 1916-1971 (6.1m).

Quantity: 230m (35% in-house).

References: Clayton, Rosanne, 'Basser Library Manuscripts listed recently' Historical Records of Australian Science 6(3)(Dec 1986): 423-5.
Clayton, Rosanne, 'The Adolph Basser Library' Group for Scientific and Technological Collections Newsletter 4 (March 1988): 3-4.
Clayton, Rosanne, 'Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science' editors Biskup, P and Goodman, D Resources for Australian studies in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra College of Advanced Education, 1988:173-193.
Clayton, Rosanne, 'Basser Library manuscripts listed 1987-1988' Historical Records of Australian Science 7/4 (June 1989): 431-5.
Clayton, Rosanne and McCarthy, Gavan 'The records of E.W. Titterton, nuclear physicist' Archives and Manuscripts 20/1 (May 1992): 41-50.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Entries in National Library of Australia Guide to Collections of Manuscripts Relating to Australia.
Guides produced by Australian Science Archives Project for Walter Geoffrey Duffield, Ronald Gordon Giovanelli, Andrew Crowther Hurley, Armin Aleksander Opik, Albert George Lloyd Rees, Ian William Wark.
King, Bill & McCarthy, Gavan, The records of Albert Cherbury David Rivett (1885-1961) and British Association for the Advancement of Science Australian meeting 1914 ASAP, 1988.

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  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Ian Potter House, 9 Gordon Street, Acton Postal address: GPO Box 783, Canberra 2601
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601