Series 1 - Personal - Biographical


Date Range1927 - 1993
Quantity31.6 cm, 11 items
ProvenancePhyllis Margaret Rountree
Description

Autobiographical and biographical material, including PMR's undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, and an oral history interview.

Also includes correspondence, news clippings and memorabilia relating to PMR's family, education and retirement.


Inventory Listing

1-1 Matriculation certificate - University of Melbourne

Certificate dated 24 March, 1927.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1927    Quantity 0.1 cm,
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-1 Series 1
1-2 Degree - University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science, dated 12 April, 1930.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1930    Quantity 5.5 cm,
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-2 Series 1
1-3 Degree - University of Melbourne

Master of Science, dated 18 April, 1931.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1931    Quantity 5 cm,
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-3 Series 1
1-4 Degree - University of London

Academic Postgraduate Diploma in Bacteriology, dated 31 July 1937.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1937    Quantity 4.5 cm,
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-4 Series 1
1-5 Degree - University of Melbourne

Doctor of Science, dated 16 December 1950.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1950    Quantity 6 cm,
Formats Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-5 Series 1
1-6 Degree - University of Sydney

Doctor of Science (honoris causa) in folder, dated 17 February 1987. Includes letter and biographical note on PMR by Professor J.M. Ward.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1987    Quantity 3 cm,
Formats Talks and/or Speeches and Legal Documents
Inventory Identifier 1-6 Series 1
1-7 Hon. Doctor of Science

Material relating to PMR's Doctor of Science (honoris causa). Includes: congratulatory correspondence; photograph; press clippings; ceremony programme; guest list for lunch.
Also includes PMR's handwritten curriculum vitae. Correspondents include: Virginia Lennox (ASM); Rosemary Munro, Colin MacLeod (Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital); G.G.V. Nossal (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute); Dinah Dysart

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1987    Quantity 1.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier 1-7 Series 1
1-8 Newspaper clippings

Newspaper clippings on PMR and her family. Also includes photograph of Rountree family home. Includes: Obituary of PMR's father, James Henry Rountree; piece on PMR's aunt, Dr Jean Rountreee (both from The Hamilton Spectator); article about PMR from the Straits Times; articles on 'golden staph' from the Age and the Sun-Herald.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1938 - 1962    Quantity 0.5 cm,
Formats News Clippings and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier 1-8 Series 1
1-9 'Press cuttings etc' - Miscellaneous.

Memorabilia, clippings and correspondence, including: photographs; postcards; newspaper clippings; notes; material relating to PMR's appointment at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Subjects of newspaper clippings include: antibiotics; PMR's attendance at the International Congress for Microbiology in Montreal; Golden Staph (Woman's Day, People); Dr Samuel Fitzpatrick. Correspondents include: Stuart Mudd (Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia); Dr V. Frolund Thomsen (Statens Seruminstitut, Denmark); Leonard and Vera Colebrook; T.F. Fox (Editor, The Lancet); Professor E.G.D. Murray (VIII International Congress for Microbiology); Sir Graham Wilson (London School of Hygiene). Subjects of photographs include: staff of Central Public Health Laboratory, 1948; PMR, Judy Rheuben and Edgar Thomson; staff of Bacteriology8 Dept, 1964; PMR as a child and circa retirement.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1948 - 1969    Quantity 3 cm,
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Mounted Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier 1-9 Series 1
1-10 Retirement

Material relating to PMR's retirement. Includes a letter from the Local Government Superannuation Board, and the newsletter of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1971    Quantity 0.5 cm,
Formats General Correspondence and Newsletters
Inventory Identifier 1-10 Series 1
1-11 Oral History interview

An interview with PMR conducted by Kerry Gordon for the University Interviews Project, University of NSW Archives. Also includes: correspondence relating to publication and launch; PMR's speechnotes; UNSW newspaper Uniken. Interview conducted in September 1981 and transcribed 1989-90; text published in 1991. The interview covers PMR's early work and interests and her later career, and the publication includes photographs. Correspondents include: Dr Linda J. Bowman, Oral History Officer; Dr Victoria Barker; Laurie Dillon, University Archivist (all UNSW Archives).

Creator Phyllis Margaret Rountree
Date range 1986 - 1993    Quantity 2 cm,
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier 1-11 Series 1

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, April 2004
Listed by Lisa Jooste and Tim Sherratt
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 13 November 2007
http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/roun/ROUNS001.htm

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