Deposit N289 - Papers of Robert Sharman

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Papers of Robert Sharman


  • 1950 - 1971 (Creation)

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(1975 -)

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The Australian Society of Archivists was formed in 1975. Prior to the establishment of the ASA, an Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia had operated since 1951. From 1955 the activities of the Archives Section included the provision of the journal, Archives and Manuscripts. Attempts to establish an archives association included the formation of a Steering Committee in 1958 to investigate and promote an Australian association of archivists, and the Steering Committee formed in 1974 to investigate forming the ASA. At the inaugural meeting of the Society held at the Australian National University in April 1975, a constitution was adopted, provision was made for professional, associate and institutional members, and a council was elected.

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These are the papers of Robert Charles (Bob) Sharman who was Secretary of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia (LAA) from 1961 to 1965 and Editor of the journal Archives and Manuscripts from 1960 to 1975. They include notices of meetings, correspondence and reports.


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Applications for access to the Australian Society of Archivists records held at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre must be made to the Council of the Society

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