About the records

Title Records of Rees, Albert Lloyd George
Date Range 1921 - 1990
Reference MS109
Creator Albert Lloyd George Rees (1915 - 1989)
Extent 5.16 metres
Repository Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
Abstract Rees was Head of the Chemical Physics Section, CSIR/O, Division of Industrial Chemistry 1944-1958 and Chief of the Division of Chemical Physics 1958-1978. He initiated research in electron microscopy, electron diffraction, optical spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, mass spectroscopy, solid-state physics (including studies of luminescence and fluorescence) and theoretical chemistry. He also contributed to the development of the Australian scientific instrument industry.

Administrative Information

  • The records have been allocated to 14 series. The codes used to uniquely identify each series range from REESS001 to REESS014.

  • Through the processing of the records, 5 provenance entities were identified. The codes used to uniquely identify each provenance entity, i.e. records creator or custodian, range from REP0001 to REP0005.

  • 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 REES00001 to REES00555. The total collection occupies 516 linear cm of shelf space (or its equivalent).

  • The documentation of the records at inventory level started on 18 May 2004. The latest additions were made on 20 May 2004. The latest modifications were made on 6 July 2007. This collection profile was updated on 13 November 2007.

Scope and Content

'Lloyd was a great Australian; without being chauvinistic he was proud of Australian science, he encouraged Australian science, and he worked to ensure that Australian science had its due recognition in the world scene. Few have done more to put Australian science on the world map.'
From: Sir Noel Bayliss, 'A Tribute to Lloyd Rees', 18 September 1989

This collection comprises the records received from A.L.G. Rees on 13 June 1989, from Marian Rees, his widow on 8 April 1980 and 19 June 1990, and from Sir Alan Walsh, on 26 June 1990 who had received some material from Mrs Rees after Lloyd's death to assist him with the preparation of the Biographical Memoir for the Australian Academy of Science. The collection was found well organised and in good order, and has been maintained in that format. Thanks are due to H.C. Bolton, John Spink and Clive Coogan for the identification of photographs, and especially to Marion Rees for her energetic and lively support which proved to be invaluable in the preparation of this guide.

Published by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, June 2004
With support from Marion Rees, CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Technology, Ian Potter Foundation and The University of Melbourne
Listed by Rod Buchanan, Gavan McCarthy and Mark Scillio with Lisa O'Sullivan
HTML edition Ailie Smith
Updated 13 November 2007

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