Oral history interview with [Sidney Lumb, 4 Oct 1981]

University of Queensland Oral history interview with [Sidney Lumb, 4 Oct 1981]. (Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording)

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Creator University of Queensland
Title Oral history interview with [Sidney Lumb, 4 Oct 1981]
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1981-10-04
Year available 2015
Contributor Lumb, Sidney F. (Sidney Firth), 1893–1988
Series Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording
Type audio/wav
Original Format On 1 of 3 sound discs (63 min.); 4 1/4 in.
Source Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording, Volume 2, track 17a, 17b
Duration 01 hr., 03 min. 05 sec.
Language eng
Rights Please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library to inquire about this work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The oral history interviews were conducted in preparation for the 1985 publication A place of light & learning : the University of Queensland's first seventy-five years by Malcolm Thomis, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Queensland.

Some three dozen tape recordings were made of interviews with former staff and students of the University. The interviews were conducted by John Cole, Nancy Bonnin and others from 1979 to 1983.

Between 1999 and 2001, the University of Queensland Library converted the tape recordings into MP3 format. In 2015 the Library combined tracks with the same interviewees and converted the MP3 to WAV format.

Reference: Thomis, Malcolm I. (1985). A place of light & learning : the University of Queensland's first seventy-five years. University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Qld.
Keyword University of Queensland -- History
Cole, John R.
Lumb, Sidney F. (Sidney Firth), 1893–1988
Additional Notes Melbourne born Sidney Firth Lumb (1893–1988) was appointed professor of dentistry at the University of Queensland in April 1928 and became the Dean of the faculty the following year. He faced strained finances and tense relations between the Dental Board of Queensland and the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board (which ran the dental hospital). Moreover, the department of dentistry was located at three separate city sites; a new dental hospital in Turbot Street was not completed until 1941. Twenty-five years in the post, Lumb oversaw rapid growth in student numbers. In 1947 the university’s dental degree was recognised by the General Medical Council (Great Britain), and in 1960 was expanded from four to five years. Described by Elaine Marlay as a 'shrewd judge of men', Lumb was known for his industry, innovation and acerbic wit. Retiring from the university in April 1963, he was made Professor Emeritus. Reference: Judith A. Nissen, 'Lumb, Sidney Firth (1893–1988)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,

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