The Archives of RRI A beginning

The Archives of RRI A beginning

RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE ARCHIVES By Vrinda J. Benegal Raman Research Institute Bangalore - 560 080 Monthly Presentation dated 30th November 2011 Preface: The worlds first Indian university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was

one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education and was a great hub of knowledge centre. The 21st Century India has many such scientific institutions which have a long history tracing back to their origins to the colonial period. These have an astronomical collection of invaluable knowledge preserved in various formats. The Archives represents collections of all types of materials and resources, helping in documenting the history of the Institution from its past to the posterity. This need for indigenous archives will alone reflect indigenous perspectives. RRI has begun its journey of Archives with a goal to promote information for wider use.

PRESERVING RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE S SCIENTIFIC LEGACY GENESIS RRI archives took its inception from collecting the papers of Sir C.V. Raman and the historical records of the institute such as Annual Reports and Newspaper Clippings by building the Institutional Repository in the year 2006. We are in the process of incorporating , items in various formats such as

manuscripts, photographs, maps, films, awards, framed materials, sketches, pictures, and instruments. Most of these items are of historical importance and environmentally sensitive . THE ARCHIVES In creating an archive, we require few suggestions and guidelines in order to help to preserve and maintain these vital records. There is a need to create a collection policy which can be applied for current records as well as those considered

for archival purpose. We need to add the following collections to our archives: Photo Gallery photographs from our archives; and Audio Recordings of lectures by Raman Various Documents Government Orders of Formation of the Institute RRI Admin Block in early stages Sir C.V. Ramans Collections

Early research work which lead to the Nobel Prize Photographs of Raman receiving the Nobel Prize Raman Spectrograph Newspaper Clippings Raman and his Museum collections Butterfly collection Ramans Letters & Manuscripts Ramans appointment order as Director of IISc & other correspondences. Important speeches , Audio recordings of lectures by Raman

Photo Gallery Early research work which lead to the Nobel Prize Science College, Calcutta Raman with his Spectrograph Raman displays an atomic model of a diamond, in Bomba on October 10, 197

Mementos and Accolades With awards and mementos stored in a steel almirah at the Institute, circa 1959 Nobel Prize 1930 Bharat Ratna

1954 Photographs Visit by eminent Indian Personalities Raman with Rajendra Prasad Raman with Jawaharlal Nehru Raman with Mahatma Gandhi

Raman with distinguished guests Raman and AH Compton(centre) Raman with Wolfgang Raman and Werner Pauli Heisenberg(right) Raman with other Nobel Laureates in Physics R.A.Millikan and Raman

Raman with J.D.Bernal Niels Bohr and Raman Hideki Yukawa and C V Raman From Left Homi Jahangir Bhabha, Registrar A.G. Pai, Director J.C. Ghosh, J. John Taylor, C.V. Raman, 1948 Sir C V Raman Painting

Painting C V Raman wallpaper The Tribune January 16, 2000 India First Day Cover Tamil Nadu

Various other photographs Ramans early life Ramans family Early Laboratory Raman displays an atomic model of a Laboratory Equipments diamond Bombay, October 10, 1970. The Times Of India Group

Ramans Letters & Manuscripts Raman Letters Ramans Letters Newspaper Clipping C V Raman portrait by Homi Bhabha

Various stamps of C V Raman Date of Issue -12 November 1971 Honours and Awards: He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1924

Knighthood in 1929. Won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 Awarded the Franklin Medal in 1941

Awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954 He was also awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1957 Raman was Director of Indian Institute of Science 1933-1937

Honoured several honorary doctorates and memberships of scientific societies. Prof. C.V. Raman was the President of Indian Academy of Science from 1934-1970.

Honorary Fellow, of IISC, 1959 National Science Day is celebrated on 28th February every year in memory of his discovery date of Raman Effect. 1. NCSTC C.V. Raman -the scientist & his legacy.-- New Delhi

NB261NCSTC(DST). Duration: 43 Min. English. Video Cassette 2. MARGDARSHAN C.V. Raman -the scientist & his legacy. Margdarshan New Delhi: NCSTC(DST ) http://cdarchive.rri.local.net To be added: Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Gandhi Memorial Lectures RRI In-House Meeting Lectures - Audio/video On the RRI Webpage: Archives Archival Access Policy RRI Archives Photo-Gallery List of Archival materials available at RRI THANK YOU

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