Catalogue Number: 2136
Invitation to the 80th birthday of Professor H Barry Collin AM
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2013
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: Invitation to a celebration of the 80th birthday of Professor H Barry Collin on January 20th 2013, A4 size heavy weight beige paper laid out in the format of a newspaper front page headed 'The Optic nerve Times Illustrated weekly newspaper' with the news headline of 'Optometrist becomes geriatric octogenarian'. It bears a phot of Professor Collin with birthday candles attached to his spectacles.
Historical Significance: Barry Collin graduated LOSc from the College in 1953 and did a BSc degree with a major in pathology. He practised with his father for 7 or so years before accepting the second lectureship in the Victorian College of Optometry in 1963. He was promoted to Reader before accepting the chair in optometry at the University of NSW in 1981. He was a very important figure in the development of research in the College in the 1960s and 1970s. His profile is published Clin Exp Optom 2001; 84: 39-42 and also on this web site under the tab 'People who made history'.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole, honorary life member of the College
Date Acquired: Jan 2013
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 5