Gerhardt Laves, as a University of Chicago postgraduate
spent 1929-1931 in fieldwork on Australian Aboriginal languages.
His extensive collection of good quality material, almost all
has been preserved and in recent years has had considerable use.
2021 AIATSIS June Newsletter: 'Gerhardt Laves Collection preserved for future generations … This
digitalisation of the Laves Collection involved the preservation and
mastering of more than 27,500 pages of papers consisting mainly of
field notebooks, correspondence and language cards. The project will
now enter a quality assurance stage before being completed and shared
with traditional owners.'