A collection of papers (1941 - 1975) covering his scientific career which included playing an important part in the development of Radio Directing Finding (RDF) and radar while he was Superintendent of various research stations at Bawdsey, Dundee and Swanage, and served, 1942 - 1945, as Chief Superintendent, Telecommunications Research Establishment, Malvern. Rowe's own records for the period of his important war service were all destroyed in error in 1945. Consequently the collection contains little material for this period, although there are references in the correspondence and lectures. Most of the material relates to Rowe's service as Vice-Chancellor at Adelaide (1948 - 1958) where his talks and addresses illustrated his strong principles and endeavours to promote rigorous standards. Together with a full catalogue of the papers compiled by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, giving additional biographical information.