R.J. Chambers Archive
About the R.J. Chambers Archive
The R.J.Chambers Archive affords us a unique view of the environment in which Chambers worked.
The collection is fully functional. It comprises both hard copy held in the University of Sydney Archives Unit (USA P202) of more than 15,000 items as well as a digitised version. Presently every item in the four library digitised version has a one paragraph summary which is fully searchable across about 20 classificatory types which have been manually inserted into an itemised information set it also has standard Boolean search option functionality. The electronic version is being accessed by both national and international academics.
R.J. Chambers Material
The four libraries entail:
- Personal Papers with over 12,000 correspondence items classified using three of his classificatory systems: Series, On Accounting and Aide Memoire.
- Personal Library (over 2,500 books classified using his library system).
- Personal Reading Material (over 2,000 items classified using an 'abridged Dewey' system).
- Published Works (over 300 items classified using his auto-bibliographical system).