Series 4 - Robert D. Hill - Biographical

Date Range1996 - c. 2006
Quantity2 cm, 2 Inventory Items
ProvenanceRobert Dickson Hill

This series contains Robert Hill's unpublished autobiography, entitled 'A Melbournian's Contribution to World Science', and an interview between Hill and Jan Roberts Billett, his niece, carried out in 2000.

Inventory Listing

'A Melbournian's Contribution to World Science' by Robert D. Hill - Unpublished Autobiography

This inventory item contains Robert Hill's autobiography, plus accompanying correspondence and news clipping.

Records are as follows:
'From the H-bomb to Star Wars - Edward Teller, physicist' (obituary), The Age, 20 September 2003.
Letter to Jan Roberts Billett from Bob and Judy Hill, dated 24 January 2004 with attachment: typed letter to Julie Christenson from Robert G. Rinker, dated 5 April 1996.
Typed letter to Bob Hill from Rod Home, dated 13 January 2006, expressing appreciation for his consent to requests made regarding Robert Hill's unpublished autobiography (see below).
Typed letter to Bob Hill from [Rod Home], dated 15 December 2005, requesting permission to cite from Robert Hill's unpublished autobiography, and to digitise the manuscript and provide public access to the digital copy.
Typed letter to Jan Roberts Billett from Rod Home, dated 26 December 2003, with attached manuscript of Robert Hill's autobiography. 180 loose typescript sheets. The subject of the letter is the question of publication of Robert Hill's manuscript.

The records listed above were originally housed in an envelope inside a plastic bag. For preservation purposes, the records were removed from the envelope and bag during processing.

Creator Robert Dickson Hill
Date range c. 1996 - 2006    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts and News Clippings
Inventory Identifier HILR00050 Box Number 3 Series 4
Oral History - Robert Hill Interview, July 2000

This inventory item contains Jan Roberts Billett's interview with Robert Hill, carried out at Robert Hill's home in Santa Barbara, California, on the 3rd, 5th and 6th of July 2000.

Records are as follows:
Compact disc enclosed in a plastic case. Case is inscribed: 'HILR: R. [Robert] D. Hill - interview, Santa Barbara, Jul. [July] 2000. Disc 1 of 2. WAV and MP3 versions of - all 2000/07/03 - first two parts of 2000/07/05'.
Compact disc enclosed in a plastic case. Case is inscribed: 'HILR: R. [Robert] D. Hill - interview, Santa Barbara, July 2000. Disc 2 of 2. WAV and MP3 versions of - all 2000/07/06 - last part of 2000/07/05'.
Transcript of interview, entitled 'Oral History'. Thirty-eight loose typescript pages.

Creator Robert Dickson Hill
Date range July 2000    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Talks and/or Speeches, digital numeric, text, sound and graphic or video inf
Inventory Identifier HILR00051 Box Number 3 Series 4
'Researcher boosted military', obituary for Robert Dickson Hill by Janet Roberts Billett and Rod Home

Undated photocopy of obituary published in the Age, 31 July 2009.

Creator Janet Roberts Billett
Date range 2009    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier HILR00054 Box Number 3 Series 4

Published by the eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne, 30 April 2014
Listed by Elizabeth Daniels, Ann McCarthy and Natasha Story
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