Manuscript Reading Room MS 482
ORGANIS'N Australian National Research Council.
TITLE Records, [manuscript] 1919-1954
DESCRIPT'N 4.5 m. (66 boxes)
SUMMARY The papers include Executive Council minute books (1926-1953);
and minutes of general meetings (1921-1955); correspondence for
the years 1920-1954, largely arranged by subject, concerning the
internal administration of the Council, its many activities and
affiliations within Australia in the cause of scientific research,
and its links with overseas bodies, including the International
Research Council; a complete set of Australian Social Science
Abstracts; press cuttings concerning the work of Australian
scientists (1922-1927); and the financial records of the Council,
being bank books, balance sheets, receipt books and ledgers.
NOTES 1. Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 482.
BIOG NOTE 1. The Australian National Research Council was formed in 1919
with the object of representing Australia on the Internatioanl
Research Council and generally promoting in Australia the cause of
scientific research. The Council established fellowships, prepared
material on aspects of Australian scientific development and
published several journals. In 1954 the Council went out of
existence in favour of the Australian Academy of Science.
INDEX/LIST Descriptive list (54 p.) available.
ACCESS Available for reference. Not for loan.
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