Dr Donald Schultz

Catalogue Number: 1232
Dr Donald Schultz
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1970s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Description Of Item: Black and white photograph of Dr Donald Schultz 11.0 x 14.8 cm
Historical Significance: Donald Schultz (1910-1987) was a South Australian optometrist who took a leading role in the education of optometrists in South Australia when there was a course run by SA Registration Board in conjunction with the University of Adelaide. He was also an inventive intellectual who was co-founder of the optical manufacturing company SOLA. He was a benefactor, giving large sums of money, jointly with his wife Joyce and cousin Eulalie Laubman, to Flinders University and to the National Vision Research Institute. His biography can be found in Clin Exp Optom 2004; 87: 187-190. (Also on the website under the tab 'People who made history:. Information about his wife, Joyce, also a loyal and generous supporter of the NVRI can be found in her obituary in Clin Exp Optom 1999; 82: 212-213. Dr Schultz was made an honorary life member of the College in 1980 and the Schulz foyer was named in his honour. He received an honorary DSc degree from Flinders University in 1986. See Cat Nos 14 and 187.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 2

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