McDonald, Arthur Leopold Gladstone

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McDonald, Arthur Leopold Gladstone

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1898 – 1981


Arthur Leopold Gladstone McDonald was the first University Librarian of the Australian National University. McDonald took up the position in May 1948, after having served as Deputy Librarian at the University of Melbourne for some years. Developing the library from scratch, he presided over the transfer of some 40,000 volumes to Canberra in early 1951, and by the time of his retirement from the University in 1960, the collections totaled over 200,000 volumes. McDonald died in Canberra on 14 January 1981


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University Library (1948 -)

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1948 - 1960

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University Librarian

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Entered from deposit description on 15 May 2012




Obituraries Australia, (accessed on 15 May 2012)

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