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Papers of Don Aitkin 1930-2001 (bulk 1961-1996)
Bib ID 6390002
Format ManuscriptManuscript [text, volume]
Author
Aitkin, Don, 1937-
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Printer [between 1930 and 2001]
Description 13.5 m (90 boxes) 
Summary

MS Acc10.205 comprises correspondence, notes, research material, drafts, studies, reports, printed material, speeches, conference papers, manuscripts, documenting the career of Don Aitkin as an academic, Vice Chancellor of University of Canberra, and academic committee and council member. Contains material pertaining to: Australian Research Grants Committee, Australian Science and Technology Council, and Australian Research Council, national policy development for research and higher education (90 boxes).

Biography/History

Historian and political scientist. Don Aitkin was Professor of Politics at Macquarie University in the 1970s, and then Professor of Political Science in the Research School of Social Sciences in the ANU. In 1988 he was appointed the foundation Chairman of the Australian Research Council and in 1991 was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra, a post he held until 2002. Aitkin is a published author and has been a columnist in national newspapers since the 1960s. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Planning Institute, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998.

Notes

Manuscript reference number: MS Acc10.205.

Subjects Aitkin, Don, - 1937- - Archives.  |  College teachers - Australia - Archives.  |  College administrators - Australia - Archives.  |  Political scientists - Australia - Archives.  |  Higher education and state - Australia.  |  Research - Australia - Government policy.
Time Coverage 1930-2001 
Occupation Academics.  |  University administrators.  |  Political scientists.
Terms of Use Copying of Don Aitkin's material permitted for research purposes. 

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