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Papers of Ian Diamond, 1940-2002 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3720856
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Diamond, A. I. (Arthur Ian), 1924-2004
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1940-2002] 
2.10 m. (4 boxes) + 1 fol. box + 1 fol. item. 
Summary

MS 9983 comprises correspondence, reports, research material, photographs and printed material relating to Ian Diamond's professional career as archivist of the Central Archives of Fiji and the Western Pacific High Commission and the Public Records Office of Hong Kong. The collection also includes material relating to his early years as a student at the University of Adelaide and his research interests in aspects of the history of Fiji (4 boxes, 1 fol. box, 1 fol. item).

Biography/History

Archivist. Arthur Ian Diamond was educated at St Peter's College and the University of Adelaide where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1952 and a Master of Arts degree in 1954. Diamond was appointed to the Archives Division of the Commonwealth National Library in 1956. He subsequently joined the British colonial service and served as archivist of Fiji and the Western Pacific, 1958-1971, and of Hong Kong, 1971-1985. In 1974, as a consultant to UNESCO, he reported on the establishment of a national archives in Afghanistan.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9983.

Related Material Ian Diamond interviewed by Jane Thimke in the Australian Society of Archivists oral history project; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4674.  Diary and narratives of Edwin J. Turpin, 1870-ca. 1894, and related papers collected by Ian Diamond; Located at; Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide. 
Subjects Diamond, A. I. (Arthur Ian), 1924-2004 -- Archives.  |  Commonwealth National Library (Australia). Archives Division -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  Central Archives of Fiji and the Western Pacific High Commission.  |  Hong Kong. Public Records Office.  |  Archivists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Archivists -- Fiji -- Archives.  |  Archivists -- Hong Kong -- Archives.  |  Fiji -- History.  |  Australia -- Officials and employees -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1940-2002 
Occupation Archivists.
Terms of Use Copying of Ian Diamond's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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