|Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren Guide to Records|
About the records
Scope and Content
The Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren collection consists of assorted research papers gathered by Reverend Bob U'Ren (as he was known) in the late 1950s for the Brotherhood of St. Laurence Leisure Study, and the University of Melbourne Social Studies Department project into experiences of and community attitudes towards epilepsy. The records include reports; correspondence; notes; completed questionnaires; notebooks; statistical analysis; data; a publication. 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.
Publication HistoryThis is the first edition of the Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren Guide to Records.
CopyrightThe Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren 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 Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren 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 Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren. For information regarding copyright of the digital images of records contained in this Guide, please contact the State Library of Victoria.
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.
How These Records Can Be UsedResearchers wishing to consult these records will need to contact the State Library of Victoria regarding the access conditions and permissions that may apply to specific series or inventory items, including the online digital images of the paper records linked to in this Guide.
Where material from the Records of Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren is copied or quoted the source of the material must be acknowledged.
Preferred CitationRecords from the collection should be cited as [Inventory item number and title], [Series number], Records of Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren, MS 13636, State Library of Victoria, Australia.
For citation of the published guide, an acceptable form would be: Fay Anderson, Ann McCarthy and Michael Jones, Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren Guide to Records, The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre, 2009 [URL and date accessed].
Access ConditionsMost survey forms contained in the collection are anonymous. This applies to the survey sheets gathered by Reverend Robert U'Ren in the late 1950s for the Brotherhood of St. Laurence Leisure Study. Identifiers in each case are familial (eg 'wife', 'husband') rather than the person's name.
The exception to this is one file of named, completed survey forms, in Series 6 Copies of Data from the Commonwealth Employment Service Files - All Clients For Whom a Diagnosis of Epilepsy was entered during 1959 (inventory item UREN00031). This information was gathered from 1959 Commonwealth Employment Service files for CES clients who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. The records includes the client's name, address, personal details, occupation, nature of employment, employment history, qualifications, factors affecting placement, general action, referrals, Commonwealth Employment Service interviewer and date. Specific information includes descriptions of an individual's emotional and psychological health, physical health, whether they were employed or, in the opinion of the interviewer, employable, relations with family, (including if estranged, etc), etc. The findings of this study into epilepsy and the prevailing community attitudes were not popular, and consequently the findings were never formally published. There may be personal privacy issues with public access to these records.
Guide ImageThe photograph seen on the top left hand side of the Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren Guide to Records depicts the publication of the Brotherhood of St Laurence Leisure Study, which U'Ren co-authored. Citation: inventory item UREN00030 "Leisure: A Social Enquiry into Leisure Activities and Needs in an Australian Housing Estate" by David Scott and Robert U'Ren, Series 5, Records of Reverend Robert Richard U'Ren, MS 13636, State Library of Victoria, Australia.