||Records of John Stewart Turner
||1893 - 1991
||John Stewart Turner (1908 - 1991)
||18 metres (1,095 items)
||University of Melbourne Archives
||John Stewart Turner was Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology, University of Melbourne 1938-1973 and quickly assumed leadership in the field of conservation. During World War II he was in charge of a team at the University of Melbourne working on tropic proofing optical instruments using a fungicide.
- The collection is comprised of records from 2 accessions. The codes used to uniquely identify each accession range from TURN1996/0001 to TURN1996/0002.
- The records have been allocated to 10 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from B1 to TURNS009.
- Through the processing of the records, 2 provenance entities were identified. The codes used to uniquely identify each provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, range from TURNP01 to TURNP02.
- The inventory covers 1,095 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 TURN00001 to TURN01093. The total collection occupies 1,799 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).
- The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 3 July 1996. The latest additions were made on 8 October 1996. The latest modifications were made on 9 January 2008. This collection profile was updated on 9 January 2008.
Scope and Content
During the 1994/95 financial year, the Australian Science Archives Project (ASAP) received funding from the Feilman Foundation to undertake detailed Inventory-level description of the records of John Stewart Turner, held by the University of Melbourne Archives. Turner was Professor of Botany and Plant Physiology at the School of Botany, the University of Melbourne (1938 to 1973), and was recognised for his leadership in the field of conservation.
Commencing in June 1996, the Turner records were fully listed and described, and the relevant contextual information about the records was documented. A guide to the records was published online at ASAPWeb in February 1998, providing researchers with wider access to information about Turner's records.
A new version of the guide to the Turner records was published online in January 2008 by the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, a successor of the Australian Science Archives Project. The guide was produced using the Heritage Documentation Management System (HDMS).