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Alan Harper interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 1628627
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Harper, Alan (Arthur Frederick Alan), 1913-1991, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1980 June 17 
1 sound tape reel (ca. 49 min.) ; 5 in. 
Series

Hazel de Berg collection ; DeB 1164

Summary

Harper outlines his professional life after graduating as a physicist in 1934 ; his work with the National Standards Laboratory from 1940 to 1970 ; about his interest in the standards of measurement and the conversion of Australia to the metric system ; reasons for Australia's conversion to metric.

Notes

Recorded on 17 June 1980.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (4 p.) and transcript available (17 p.) 
Subjects Harper, Alan (Arthur Frederick Alan), 1913-1991 -- Interviews.  |  Australia. National Standards Commission.  |  National Standards Laboratory (Australia)  |  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia) -- Officials and employees -- Interviews.  |  Metric system -- Australia.  |  Physicists -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors De Berg, Hazel, 1913-1984, Interviewer

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