Oral history interview with [Donald Alexander Simpson by Nancy Bonnin and John Cole, 26 Jan 1983]

University of Queensland Oral history interview with [Donald Alexander Simpson by Nancy Bonnin and John Cole, 26 Jan 1983]. (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 [Donald Alexander Simpson by Nancy Bonnin and John Cole, 26 Jan 1983]
Open Access Status Other
Recording Date 1983-01-26
Year available 2015
Contributor Simpson, Donald Alexander
Cole, John R.
Bonnin, Nancy
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 (80 min.); 4 1/4 in.
Source Oral history interviews collected by Dr. J.R. Cole for 75th anniversary history project sound recording, Volume 3, track 28a, 28b
Duration 01 hr., 06 min., 08 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.
Bonnin, Nancy
Simpson, Donald Alexander
Additional Notes Donald Alexander Simpson started working at The University of Queensland in 1948 as a Mechanic in the Department of Chemistry. During his time in Chemistry he worked as a Laboratory Assistant, Scientific Assistant, Technical Assistant and Laboratory Technician. In 1961 he transferred to Architecture eventually rising to the position of Chief Technical Officer. He retired in 1985. (Information supplied by University of Queensland Archives).

Interview starts mid-way through a conversation.

Document type: Audio Document
Collection: UQ Library - Digitised Materials - open access
 
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