|Arthur Raymond Sloman Guide to Records|
About the records
Scope and Content
This is a small collection of records from Arthur Raymond Sloman. The main strength of the colleciton is a largely complete run of more than thirty years of business diaries documenting details of his overseas trips.
Surveying and Mapping the CollectionIn November 1998, Bill Sloman met with Gavan McCarthy (Director of the Australian Science Archives Project, later the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre and the eScholarship Research Centre after that) and delivered two cartons of diaries relating to his father Arthur Raymond Sloman's research trips overseas, as well as a small amount of published material relating to the pulp cooking process and a brief biographical note. Bill Sloman delivered an additional file in 2000, and the collection was stored awaiting processing.
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 RecordsThe Records of Arthur Raymond Sloman were first listed by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre (Austehc) staff in 2004; however, though the guide was available within Austehc it looks as though it was not published on the Centre's website or made publicly available at that time.
In 2007 the records were transferred to the State Library of Victoria in 2007 from the eScholarship Research Centre (eSRC, previously Austehc) at the University of Melbourne, and in 2009 eSRC staff undertook a survey of the collection, including the arrangement and description of the records. Large inventory items were separated to allow better storage and listing, and the full collection was re-housed in collaboration with the State Library of Victoria to ensure its preservation. At the same time, all provenance, series and item descriptions were reviewed and, where required, edited.
The 2009 edition of the Arthur Raymond Sloman Guide to Records has been produced as a result of this work.
How These Records Can Be UsedResearchers 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 Arthur Raymond Sloman is copied or quoted the source of the material must be acknowledged.
Preferred CitationRecords from the Arthur Raymond Sloman collection should be cited as [Inventory item number and title], [Series number], Records of Arthur Raymond Sloman, MS 13702, State Library of Victoria, Australia.
For citation of the published guide, an acceptable form would be: Barbara Cytowicz, Catherine Hall and Michael Jones, Arthur Raymond Sloman Guide to Records, The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 2009 [URL and date accessed].
Publication HistoryThis is the full history of the Arthur Raymond Sloman Guide to Records:
CopyrightThe Arthur Raymond Sloman 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 Arthur Raymond Sloman 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 Arthur Raymond Sloman.
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 ImageThe photograph seen on the top left hand side of the Guide is "A. R. (Ray) Sloman" by an unknown photographer, and was provided to the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, The University of Melbourne, by Helen Sloman in February 2000.