About the records

Title Records of Rivett, Albert Cherbury David and the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Date Range 1887 - 1931
Creator Albert Cherbury David Rivett (1885 - 1961)
Extent 0.87 metres
Repository Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

Administrative Information

Late in 1987 a collection of records of (Albert Cherbury) David Rivett dealing with the organization of the 1914 British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Australia were brought to the attention of the University of Melbourne Archives. In consultation with Prof. Ken Rivett, the ASAP, the Basser Library (who already held the bulk of Rivett's records), and the University of Melbourne Archives it was decided that these records should join the collection in Canberra after processing by the ASAP.

The records, which had been stored in a trunk in a garage, were in generally poor condition with some files suffering severe water damage and a subsequent attack by mould. The trunk, untouched, was fumigated by the UMA, packed into flat archives boxes and transferred to the ASAP. A conservator, Robyn Sloggett, was engaged to inspect the collection and removed certain items for specialized treatment. The large and comprehensive collection of press cuttings, some in very poor condition and most very brittle, was then copied onto microfiche.

Note: Throughout the Handlist the "File Title" is, as close as possible, a transcription of the title given by the creator of the file. Extra description of the file is given in square brackets. The Handlist and Index are a guide to the collection and not a comprehensive reflection of its contents.

  • The records have been allocated to 9 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from RIVES001 to RIVES009.

  • Through the processing of the records, 1 provenance entity was identified. The code used to uniquely identify this provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, is RIVEP01.

  • The inventory covers items, and may include records of continuing value, records sentenced for destruction and records that have been destroyed. The codes used to uniquely identify each inventory item range from RIVE00001 to RIVE00074. The total collection occupies 87 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 15 March 2004. The latest additions were made on 16 March 2004. The latest modifications were made on 6 July 2007. This collection profile was updated on 13 November 2007.

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
With support from Professor Ken Rivett and The University of Melbourne
Listed by Bill King and Gavan McCarthy
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 13 November 2007

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