About the records

Title Records of Keogh, Esmond Venner
Date Range 1900 - 1987
Creator Esmond Venner Keogh (1895 - 1970)
Repository Cancer Council of Victoria
Abstract Esmond Venner Keogh was Medical Director of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria 1955-1968.

Administrative Information

The Keogh Papers were deposited at the ACCV Offices after his retirement and were found entirely unsorted, in a tea chest, by the present Archivist in 1986. The papers have been sorted, including leaf-by-leaf sorting and arrangement of notes made by Keogh in a series of old spiral notepads that had been used for jottings and mathematical calculations, but which were used in later years on occasion for drafts of papers or correspondence.


Papers are in Keogh's handwriting, unless otherwise stated in the description of item. Manuscript sheet sizes are foolscap unless otherwise stated.

ACCV Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria
CSL Commonwealth Serum Laboratories
n.d. no date(s)
p. page, pages
Spirax sheets from wirebound ruled notebooks, usually style no. 534.

NOTE: This guide contains a Career Summary, a Table of Contents and record series summary, the detailed description of the files, and an Index. Throughout the guide the "File Title" is, as close as possible, a transcription of the title given by the creator of the file. Extra description of the file is given in square brackets. The file descriptions and index are a guide to the collection and not a comprehensive reflection of its contents.

  • The records have been allocated to 21 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from KEOS0001 to KEOS0021.

  • Through the processing of the records, 1 provenance entity was identified. The code used to uniquely identify this provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, is KEP0001.

  • The inventory covers 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 KEOG00001 to KEOG00583. The total collection occupies linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 2 June 2004. The latest additions were made on 18 June 2004. The latest modifications were made on 29 June 2007. This collection profile was updated on 9 November 2007.

Scope and Content

"Bill" Keogh will be remembered ... as a man of wisdom and understanding. He had high intelligence and constantly planned in the world of science for the welfare of his colleagues and the community. He was dogged and forceful in his endeavours - and usually successful. He was skilled in research either by his own hand or planned for others to perform under his guidance. Much of this was achieved by Keogh in quiet seclusion which he enjoyed. He vigorously avoided public acclaim for his achievements, often arranging for the credit to be conferred on others... It is the opinion of many who new him well that in the field of practical medicine he probably achieved more for the health of the Australian people than any other person past or present.

From an appreciation of Keogh by I.J. Wood (January 1971) [See file 20.3.11]

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, July 2004
With support from Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria and The University of Melbourne
Listed by Jane Alvarez, Fabian Hutchinson and Gavan McCarthy
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 9 November 2007

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