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Collection Title
Albert Cherbury David Rivett - Records
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
MS 083
Date Range
1887 - 1961

A large collection of papers including material ranging from Rivett's student days, his career at the University of Melbourne, and Oxford 1907-10, his work for the British Ministry of Munitions during World War I, his return to Melbourne 1920-27, his work for CSIR/O 1927-59 including his work on the Advisory Council after 1950, and then to his death including: general correspondence 1919-59, diaries, personal material, manuscripts and typescripts of lectures and publications, journals and magazines, reports, addresses, editorials, parliamentary debates, work notes, press cuttings, photographs, degree and award certificates and various other materials; also documented is his association with the Australian National Research Council, the Second Pan-Pacific Sciences Conference 1923, the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science 1924-32, the Royal Society of Victoria 1931-34, the Society of Chemical Industry of Victoria 1931-34, the Imperial Chemical Industries' organizations in Australia and New Zealand 1930-56, the Canberra University College 1947, the Australian National University 1951-53, the Australian Academy of Science 1952-55; records of Rivett's research into extracting oil from coal 1931-36; negotiations dealing with his consideration of the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne 1935; records of the attacks made on Rivett's administration of CSIR after World War II; overall dates 1907-61 [4.82 m, MS 83]. Records relating to the British Association for the Advancement of Science Australian Meeting 1914 comprising correspondence, notes, press cuttings, minutes financial statements, lists of participants, programmes and publications 1887-1931 [1.4 m, MS 83 2nd accession]. A detailed guide to the second accession is available from the Australian Science Archives Project.

40 boxes (4.21 m)
Available for reference
Finding Aid

King, Bill; McCarthy, Gavan, Albert Cherbury David Rivett and the British Association for the Advancement of Science Australian Meeting, 1914 Guide to Records, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2004, Details

'Rivett, Albert Cherbury David - Ms 83', in Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings, Australian Academy of Science, 1994, Details

King, Bill; McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Albert Cherbury David Rivett (1885-161) and the British Association for the Advancement of Science Australian Meeting, 1914, Australian Science Archives Project, Melbourne, 1988, 37 pp. Details