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Papers of Graeme M. Clark, 1944-2012 [manuscript]
Bib ID 316678
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Clark, Graeme M., 1935-
 
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Description [1944-2012] 
Approximately 59.81 m. (123 boxes) + 10 cartons + 25 containers + 1 small container + 2 fol. box + 1 elephant folio + 2 packets. 
Summary

MS 8696 comprises papers relating to Graeme Clark's career and the development of the bionic ear or cochlear implant, including general correspondence, notebooks and diaries, papers relating to research and development, audio tapes, photographs and slides, speeches, press clippings and other material, certificates and draft material for Clark's book Sounds from silence (2000) and June Epstein's The story of the bionic ear (1989) (55 boxes, 1 small container).

MS 10114 comprises the collection of medals, plaques, awards and degrees awarded to Clark, largely celebrating his pioneering work in the development of the bionic ear (25 containers).

The Acc96.134 instalment comprises copies of Bionic Ear Institute records (18 boxes).

The Acc98.130 instalment includes a bound volume of Scientific publications, vol. 9 (1995-1996); a spiral bound volume of press clippings and media releases, 1969-1998; and, five files of loose press clippings numbered 1-661 (1 box).

The Acc06.189 instalment comprises material relating to the development of the cochlear implant including papers, letters, manuscripts, theses and books; and, material relating to Clark's early life and career (45 boxes, 6 cartons).

The Acc09.043 instalment comprises a collection of lecture slides, photographs of cochlear implants, a first day postal cover and certificate of appreciation (3 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 elephant folio).

The Acc10.021 instalment to MS 10114 includes certificates of achievement and admission to fellowship of various organisations including the Australian Academy of Science, Royal Institution of Australia, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, International Speech Communication Association and the Committee for Melbourne. There are also Clark's Victorian Wilberforce awards and his Monash University Lifetime Achievement Medal (1 fol. box).

The Acc11.027 instalment comprises Lister medal and press release; 2 certificates; plaque; 2 colour photocopies of Clark bust (1 fol. box, 1 packet).

The Acc12.012 instalment consists of papers relating to prizes and awards won by Clark, including the Lister medal, the Zottermann medal, the Otto Schmitt award and the International Speech Association medal, and eight DVDs promoting and celebrating Clark's work (1 box).

The Acc13.101 instalment comprises a bound volume of scientific publications by Graeme Clark from between 2004- 2012; 6 published DVDs of oral history recordings (1 packet).

Biography/History

Otolaryngologist and cochlear implant inventor. Graeme Milbourne Clark led pioneering research and development of the bionic ear, a multiple-channel cochlear implant which enables hearing and speech comprehension in people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Born in Camden, New South Wales in 1935, Clark's career path was motivated by his own father's deafness. Extensive study in the fields of medicine and surgery with specialisation in ear, nose and throat surgery led to his appointment in 1970 as foundation Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne.

In 1984 Clark founded the Bionic Ear Institute as an independent, non-profit research organisation, remaining as director until 2004. Throughout his career and since "retirement" in 2004, Clark has maintained an active involvement in a large number of Australian and international organisations in his efforts to provide effective hearing for the deaf. He has been the recipient of a large number of awards and honours in recognition of his achievements, including Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1983 and Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2004.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8696, MS 10114, MS Acc96.134, MS Acc98.130, MS Acc06.189, MS Acc09.043, MS Acc10.021, MS Acc11.027, MS Acc12.012, MS Acc13.101.

Associated materials: Middle ear and neural mechanisms in hearing and in the management of deafness, 1969 MS 3104.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Related Material Interview with Prof. Graeme Clark, Director of Bionic Ear Institute and Laureate Professor of Otolaryngology; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4897. 
Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.]. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/8696list.html 
Subjects Clark, Graeme M., 1935- -- Archives.  |  Clark, Graeme M., 1935- -- Awards.  |  University of Melbourne. Department of Otolaryngology -- Employees -- Archives.  |  Bionic Ear Institute (Australia) -- Archives.  |  Otolaryngologists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Surgeons -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Hearing -- Research -- Australia.  |  Ear -- Research -- Australia.  |  Cochlear implants.  |  Deafness -- Rehabilitation.  |  Deaf -- Rehabilitation -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1944-2012 
Occupation Otolaryngologists.  |  Surgeons.
Other authors/contributors Bionic Ear Institute (Australia)
Terms of Use Copying of Graeme M. Clark's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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