Catalogue Number: 1420
Photographs of College honorary archivist, Michael Aitken
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2010
Time Period: 21st C
Description Of Item: Three colour digital images (1420 a, b, c) honorary archivist Michael Aitken
Historical Significance: Michael Aitken is a diplomate of the College from 1959 who has had a long term interest in collectibles. He gave many books of historical significance to the College donating over 40 items that he had acquired in the course of his travels overseas and by browsing in Melbourne antiquarian bookshops. The collection of rare and historically interesting books held in the Nathan Library was named the Michael Aitken Collection of Early Ophthalmic Books in 2009 to recognise his then 35 years of service as honorary archivist and his generous donations to both the collection and to the College Museum.
Location: Archive computer iPhoto