About the records

Title Records of Trikojus, Victor Martin
Date Range 1911 - 1989
Reference Accession 87 / 19
Creator Victor Martin Trikojus (1902 - 1985)
Extent 14.24 metres
Repository University of Melbourne Archives
Abstract From 1928-1943 Trikojus lectured in organic chemistry and medical organic chemistry at the University of Sydney. He then moved to the University of Melbourne where he became Professor and Head of the School of Biochemistry 1943-1968.

Administrative Information

A large collection of Trikojus' personal papers, including the scientific section of his library and his reprint collection, was picked up from Trikojus' home in March 1985. This collection was given to the University of Melbourne by Mr. Alexander Trikojus and Mrs. Natasha Davies. Most of the papers had been stored in garden sheds at the rear of the property and were in poor condition. All these files were refoldered and cleaned where necessary, and will be gassed prior to permanent storage. In February 1986, the Departmental Files from the School of Biochemistry, University of Melbourne, 1938-1968, were transferred to the ASAP to be processed in conjunction with the rest of the collection. All archival material, including the reprint collection, are housed in the University of Melbourne Archives while selections from his scientific library have been given to the Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

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 34 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from TRIKS001 to TRIKS034.

  • Through the processing of the records, 2 provenance entities were identified. The codes used to uniquely identify each provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, range from TRIKP01 to TRIKP02.

  • 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 TRIK00001 to TRIK01764. The total collection occupies 1,424 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 9 March 2004. The latest additions were made on 3 May 2004. The latest modifications were made on 9 July 2007. This collection profile was updated on 14 November 2007.

Scope and Content

'With his death in Melbourne on the 27th January 1985, Australia lost another of the powerful figures who helped shape the structures of our science since the 1940s: those fortunate enough to have been associated with him in a professional or personal capacity will remember him with respect, a worthy opponent in debate yet equally generous whatever the outcome; to those in trouble he gave support and warmth of friendship beyond his usual reserve. He was, above all, a man of his times, reflecting its mores and enjoying its distinctions with conviction and modesty'
Biographical Memoir for the Australian Academy of Science by J.W. Legge and F. Gibson

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, May 2004
With support from The University of Melbourne, The Ian Potter Foundation, The Myer Foundation and The Bank of Tokyo
Listed by Gavan McCarthy and Howard Sankey, with assistance from Renae Alexander, Rita Hutchison and Andrew Taylor, index by Miranda Hughes
HTML edition Ailie Smith and Fabian Parker
Updated 14 November 2007

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