About the records

Title Records of The Records of Ernest William Titterton
Date Range 1930 - 1990
Reference MS168
Extent 16.58 metres (1,667 items)
Repository Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
Abstract Ernest William Titterton was a nuclear physicist, appointed Foundation Professor of Nuclear Physics, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University.

After studying under Mark Oliphant at Birmingham University, Ernest Titterton made important contributions to the war effort in the development of radar and the atomic bomb. One of only two British scientists to be retained by the US atomic project at war's end, he later worked at the UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment before joining Oliphant at the recently established ANU. Titterton remained an outspoken advocate of the use of nuclear energy throughout his career.

Administrative Information

This guide contains information collected through the archival processing of the Ernest William Titterton Collection. The guide is organised into Series which divide the collection into sets of related records according to archival principles which aim to describe and organise the records in a meaningful way. This allows easy access individual records, yet preserves information about how the records were organised when they were still in use. Within each Series files or records are numbered consequtively, and form the Inventory lists. For instance 5/3 is the third record in Series 5.

  • The records have been allocated to 32 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from 01 to 32.

  • 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 TITTP01.

  • The inventory covers 1,667 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 0001 to 1642. The total collection occupies 1,658 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 20 April 1991. The latest additions were made on 30 August 1994. The latest modifications were made on 9 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 Western Mining Corporation, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Inc., CRA Limited, Energy Resources of Australia and PNC Exploration (Australia) Pty Ltd
Listed by Rosanne Clayton, Anne-Marie Condé and Yimei Mo
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 13 November 2007

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