Collection UQFL585 - Ray Sumner Papers

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Ray Sumner Papers


  • 1893-2017 (Creation)

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3 boxes, 1 album

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Biographical history

Ray Sumner was born in Queensland and lives in Los Angeles. She is a retired professor of geography with an interest in the social and environmental impacts of science and technology as well as the built environment and history of tropical Queensland.

Archival history

This collection contains items formerly catalogued at F2073, F2074 and F2455.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1975-2017
Collection alternatively titled as: Ray Sumner Collection

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift from Ray Sumner

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Scope and content

Consists of correspondence, poetry, programs and invitations, wooden printing blocks, and photographs relating to Noel Macainsh as well as research material, publications and photographs relating to Amalie Dietrich.

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Conditions governing access

Restricted access to Box 1 Folders 1-3.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies. Contact the Fryer Library.

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  • English
  • German

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This collection may contain culturally sensitive words or descriptions, some of which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. This may contain terms or images which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may find distressing or offensive.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.
Revised, BS, 13-May-2021




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Physical storage

  • Box: UQFL585 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL585 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL585 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL585 Album 1