About the records


Title Records of Alan Rawle Coad
Date Range 1937 - 2002
Reference MS 13682
Creator Coad, Alan Rawle (1919 - )
Extent 0.439 metres (58 items)
Repository State Library of Victoria
Abstract This is a guide to the records of Alan Rawle Coad. Alan Coade developed an interest in salinity and land reclamation while in the Indian sub-continent in the 1940s. He extended this interest in the 1960s in Victoria while working for State Rivers and Water Supply Commission and continued to be active in the field for more than 40 years.

Administrative Information

  • The collection is comprised of records from 1 accessions. The codes used to uniquely identify each accession range from COAR/2002/001 to COAR/2002/001.
  • The records have been allocated to 4 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from COAS001 to COAS004.
  • 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 COAP001.
  • The inventory covers 58 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 COAR0001 to COAR0058. The total collection occupies 44 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).
  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 19 September 2002. The latest additions were made on 8 July 2009. The latest modifications were made on 8 July 2009. This collection profile was updated on 12 June 2013.

Scope and Content

The Records of Alan Rawle Coad contain papers relating to Alan Coad's work on salinity and land reclamation in the public and private sectors. The main strengths of the records are the reports, maps and papers on this topic, either by Alan Coad or collected by him during his career.

Surveying and Mapping the Records

In May 2002, Gavan McCarthy (Director, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre - Austehc) met with Alan Coad to discuss strategies for the preservation of his archival records, in particular those dealing with issues of salinity. Following this meeting, Alan Coad was involved in documenting and organising his records, and providing some contextual information.

Further information about this guide and the records it describes, including transfer arrangements, custodianship and other contextual information, is held in the office files and the Heritage Documentation Management System (HDMS) database at the eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne.

Arrangement and Description of the Records

Following the transfer of Alan Coad's records to Austehc in August 2002, Austehc staff completed inventory, provenance and series descriptions for the collection in September-October 2002.

In 2007, the Records of Alan Rawle Coad were transferred to the State Library of Victoria from the eScholarship Research Centre - eSRC (previously Australian Technology and Heritage Centre - Austehc - and ASAP before that) at the University of Melbourne. Following the transfer of the records to the State Library of Victoria, eSRC staff undertook a survey of the collection. Provenance, series and item descriptions were reviewed and, where required, edited or rewritten, and (in collaboration with the State Library) the collection was rehoused in archival folders and boxes to ensure its preservation.

The 2009 edition of the Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records has been produced as a result of this work.

Digitisation

All inventory items in the Records of Alan Rawle Coad were digitally imaged in full or part (dependant on copyright issues) in 2002. Images of the collection are available by clicking on the 'Image >>' link which appears in the guide to the right of each inventory item.

How These Records Can Be Used

Researchers wishing to consult these records will need to contact the State Library of Victoria regarding the access conditions that may apply to specific series or inventory items.

Where material from the Records of Alan Rawle Coad is copied or quoted the source of the material must be acknowledged.

Preferred Citation

Records from the Alan Rawle Coad collection should be cited as [Inventory item number and title], [Series number], Records of Alan Rawle Coad, MS 13682, State Library of Victoria, Australia.

For citation of the published guide, an acceptable form would be: Ailie Smith, Bruce Smith, Gavan McCarthy, and Michael Jones, Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records, The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 2009 [URL and date accessed].

Publication History

This is the full history of the Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records:
  • HTML Edition, 2009: Ailie Smith, Bruce Smith, Gavan McCarthy, and Michael Jones, Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records, eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne, 2009.
  • HTML Edition, 2002: Ailie Smith, Bruce Smith, and Gavan McCarthy, Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records, Australian Technology and Heritage Centre, The University of Melbourne, 2002.

Copyright

The Alan Rawle Coad Guide to Records has been published by the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre (previously the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre). You may download, temporarily store in cache and display the material on this web site in unaltered form only. You may also print and copy the material on this site in unaltered form as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 only (retaining this copyright notice). This guide is the result of serious scholarly research and must be formally acknowledged as such when the guide itself or the records it catalogues are cited.

The Records of Alan Rawle Coad are held by the State Library of Victoria. The State Library of Victoria manages any rights (including moral rights) in all material contained in the Records of Alan Rawle Coad.

All information in the guide to this collection and in the material of the collection itself, served from Australia, is administered under Australian Intellectual Property Laws.

Guide Image

The photograph seen on the top left hand side of the Guide is a detail of the map entitled "State Rivers and Water Supply Commission - Salinity-Groundwater Plan 1965 - The Torrumbarry Irrigation System - Based on Soil Salinity and Groundwater Investigations 1962-1965", from COAR0002, "History B - Reports by A R Coad, and Other Papers", Series 1, Records of Alan Rawle Coad, MS 13682, State Library of Victoria, Australia.


Published by the The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on AustehcWeb, September 2009
Listed by Ailie Smith, Bruce Smith, Gavan McCarthy and Michael Jones
HTML edition
Updated 12 June 2013
http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/coar/about.htm

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