MS 7132 comprises a large collection of personal records including: personal and biographical material, 1867-1973; publications, 1931-1973; diaries and field notebooks, 1929-1960; correspondence subject files, 1929-1967; records relating to World War II, 1941-1945; records of the New Guinea, Spitsbergen and Jan Mayan expeditions, 1933-1966; Monash University correspondence, 1960-1967; Monash University subject files, 1959-1967; articles for "The Australian", 1964-1967; book manuscripts and related correspondents, 1942-1971; talks and radio broadcast manuscripts and correspondence, 1937-1967; manuscripts for articles and book chapters, 1933-1965; lecture notes, 1947-1967; press cuttings, 1865, 1912-1960; scientific photographs, 1930s-1967; portrait, family and personal photographs, 1913-1967; personal correspondence, 1943-1964; and various artefacts (68 boxes, 1 fol. box).
Zoologist and explorer. Alan John (Jock) Marshall was the founding Professor of Zoology and Comparative Physiology and Dean of Science, Monash University, 1960-1967. He was previously Reader in Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at the University of London, 1949-1959 and had a distinguished war record.