About the records


Title Records of Ípik, Armin Aleksander
Date Range 1912 - 1989
Reference MS 205
Creator Armin Aleksander Ípik (1898 - 1983)
Extent 3.56 metres (309 items)
Repository Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
Abstract Ípik was Professor of Geology and Palaeontology, Estonian State University at Tartu 1930-1944. He and his family emigrated to Australia in 1948 and was employed as geologist at the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra until his retirement in 1964. His major work in Australia was on the Cambrian and Early Ordovician stratigraphy and palaeontology of northern Australia.

Administrative Information

This collection consists of records brought together by ASAP from a number of sources: the Bureau of Mineral Resources in Canberra; Nora Romot in Sydney; and Paul Ípik in Canberra.

It was originally hoped that sufficient funding would be available to list and index these records in detail, however, this has not yet proved possible. Instead, it was decided to compile a listing that included brief details of the file contents and an index to proper names. This 'Brief Guide' could be readily expanded to include more detailed information should further funds make additional work on the collection possible.

  • The records have been allocated to 9 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from OPIKS001 to OPIKS009.

  • Through the processing of the records, 4 provenance entities were identified. The codes used to uniquely identify each provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, range from OPIKP01 to OPIKP04.

  • The inventory covers 309 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 OPIK00001 to OPIK00309. The total collection occupies 356 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 29 January 2004. The latest additions were made on 30 January 2004. The latest modifications were made on 9 July 2007. This collection profile was updated on 13 November 2007.


Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
With support from Nora Romot, Paul Ípik and The University of Melbourne
Listed by Lisa O'Sullivan with Gavan McCarthy and Tim Sherratt
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 13 November 2007
http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/guides/opik/about.htm

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