- ca. 1880-ca. 1999 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2 boxes, 34 parcels, 8 albums.
Name of creator
The first Lecturer in Physics, Thomas Parnell, was appointed in 1911, under a combined Department of Mathematics and Physics. In 1919 he was promoted to Chair and Physics became a separate Department.
Collection of slides created and compiled by the University of Queensland Physics Department, primarily for teaching purposes.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Transferred from UQ Physics Museum in 2016.
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Scope and content
Lantern slides, 35mm slides, negatives, glass plate negatives, and indexes to slides. Also one box of 5 unexposed AGFA-Gevaert brand negatives. Wooden cabinet originally used to house lantern slides retained separately.
A combination of original and published sets of slides. Initially glass lantern slides, later additions were acquired in 35mm slide format with some lantern slides then reformatted. The collection also appears to include some slides obtained from other Departments.
In 1950, the St Lucia campus Parnell Building lecture theatres were designed specifically without windows to facilitate the use of slide projectors.
Unless otherwise noted, all date ranges applied to this collection are approximations based on format and content.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged into series by format by processing archivist. Original order maintained within sub-series when applicable.
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Conditions governing reproduction
Pre-1955 images: copyright expired.
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Created, AM, 18-Sep-2019.
Webster, H. C. (1977). A history of the Physics Department of the University of Queensland. [Dept. of Physics, University of Queensland], [St. Lucia, Q.]