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Records of the Australian National Research Council, 1919-1954 [manuscript]
Bib ID 723280
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Australian National Research Council
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1919-1954 
4.5 m. (66 boxes) 
Summary

The papers include Executive Council minute books (1926-1953); and minutes of general meetings (1921-1955); correspondence for the years 1920-1954, largely arranged by subject, concerning the internal administration of the Council, its many activities and affiliations within Australia in the cause of scientific research, and its links with overseas bodies, including the International Research Council; a complete set of Australian Social Science Abstracts; press cuttings concerning the work of Australian scientists (1922-1927); and the financial records of the Council, being bank books, balance sheets, receipt books and ledgers.

Biography/History

The Australian National Research Council was formed in 1919 with the object of representing Australia on the Internatioanl Research Council and generally promoting in Australia the cause of scientific research. The Council established fellowships, prepared material on aspects of Australian scientific development and published several journals. In 1954 the Council went out of existence in favour of the Australian Academy of Science.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 482.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; A418.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (54 p.) and card index available. 
Subjects Australian National Research Council - Archives.  |  International Research Council.  |  Research - Australia - Societies, etc. - Archives.  |  Scientists - Australia.
Time Coverage 1919-1954 

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