Series 249 - Research files

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Research files


  • 1989 - 1996 (Creation)

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1.6 m (8 type 1 boxes)

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(1990 - 1996)

Biographical history

The ANU History Project refers to the 50th anniversary history of the Australian National University. It began in 1990 when the University initiated an oral history project as part of the research for the fiftieth-anniversary publication, The making of the Australian National University 1946-1996, written by Stephen Glynn Foster and Margaret M Varghese and published by Allen & Unwin in 1996.

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Scope and content

These research files were compiled by project staff preparing the 50th anniversary history of the University. There is a run of ‘person’ files, source files and general files containing original records, notes and drafts, as well as notebooks, working files for each chapter and files about the publication.


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Alphabetical (person files)

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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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Other series of the ANU History Project include subject files of correspondence and reports (ANUA 45) and research notes (ANUA 147)

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 30 July 2007; revised 6 April 2010




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