Dr Barry L Cole, Director of the College

Catalogue Number: 443
Dr Barry L Cole, Director of the College
Category: Photographs
Sub-Category: Photograph People and events
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Early 1970s, probably 1971
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Black and white photograph 80 mm W x 132 mm H of Dr Barry L Cole in PhD robes
Historical Significance: Professor Cole was the foundation Professor of Optometry in the University of Melbourne 1978 to 1999. and was the first full time Director of the College 1964 - 1999. He is depicted in this photograph wearing his PhD robes. He obtained his PhD in 1971. He was the fifth Australian optometrist to obtain a PhD: Professor Gerald Westheimer FRS, a Sydney trained optometrist obtained his PhD at Ohio State University in 1955; Dr George Amigo did his PhD at the University of NSW completing in 1963 and Professor Barry Collin and Professor Brian Brown completed their PhDs in the Victorian College of Optometry in 1970.
How Acquired: Record of VCO
Condition: Good
Location: Archive office. South wall. Cube 5 Album 1

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