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By Vrinda J. Benegal Raman Research Institute Bangalore - 560 080 Monthly Presentation dated 30 th November 2011. RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE ARCHIVES . Preface: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


The Archives of RRI A beginning


ByVrinda J. BenegalRaman Research InstituteBangalore - 560 080

Monthly Presentation dated 30th November 2011


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


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 .


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 Approval for Buildings and Finances

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 PrizeScience College, Calcutta Raman with his SpectrographRaman displays an atomic model of a diamond, in Bombay on October 10, 1970.

With awards and mementos stored in a steel almirah at the Institute, circa 1959

Mementos and Accolades Nobel Prize 1930Bharat Ratna 1954


Visit by eminent Indian Personalities

Raman with Jawaharlal NehruRaman with Rajendra PrasadRaman with Mahatma Gandhi

Raman with Wolfgang Pauli

Raman and Werner Heisenberg(right)

Raman and AH Compton(centre)Raman with distinguished guests

R.A.Millikan and Raman Raman with J.D.Bernal Hideki Yukawa and C V Raman

Raman with other Nobel Laureates in Physics

Niels Bohr and 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

C V Raman wallpaper


The TribuneJanuary 16, 2000


India First Day Cover Tamil Nadu

Various other photographs

Ramans early life Ramans family

Early Laboratory

Laboratory Equipments

Raman displays an atomic model of a diamondBombay, October 10, 1970. The Times Of India Group

Raman Letters Ramans Letters & Manuscripts

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