Catalogue Number: 1322
Photographs of College honorary archivists Brian Flynn, Michael Aitken and Pam Sutton
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1980, c2009
Time Period: 21st C
Description Of Item: 1322.1 Black and white digital photograph of Brian Flynn and Michael Aitken, honorary archivists c 1980 3543 x 4703 4.4 mb 1322.2 Colour digital photograph of Michael Aitken and Pamela Sutton, honorary archivists 2009 2061 x 1717 1.6 mb
Historical Significance: Brian Flynn was a Councillor of the College who had been asked or volunteered to curate the historical artefacts held by the College. He asked Michael Aitken to help him. They were officially recognised in the College Annual Report as Honorary Archivists in 1974. Brian Flynn had qualified as an optometrist at the College in 1950. Michael had qualified in 1959. On Brian Flynn's death, Pamela Sutton became an honorary archivist. Michael Aitken 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 office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 3