MS 4809
Papers of Humphrey McQueen (1942- )


Summary

Creator:      McQueen, Humphrey, 1942-
Title:      Papers of Humphrey McQueen
Date range: 1964-2003
Reference number:       MS 4809
Extent:    14.14 m. (101 boxes); plus 1 folio item

 

Access

Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan.

Provenance

The collection was partly donated to the Library by McQueen and partly purchased by the Library from him in several instalments between 1974 and 2003.

Scope and Content

The collection includes personal and business correspondence, cuttings, notes, diaries, photographs, notebooks and reviews of some of McQueen’s books.  There are also research material, drafts and typescripts relating to A new Britannia (1975), Social sketches of Australia, 1888-1975 (1978), The black swan of trespass (1979), Gone tomorrow (1982), Social sketches (1991), Tokyo world (1991), Japan to the rescue (1991), Tom Roberts (1996), Suspect history (1997), Temper democratic (1998) and The essence of capitalism (2002).  The collection also includes papers relating to McQueen’s activities as a visiting lecturer and the 1998 exhibition and conference ‘Typically? Australian’ at the Brisbane City Gallery.

The major correspondents include Neil Beckhaus, Ruth Blair, Clem Christesen, Peter Curtis, Jenny Darling (McQueen’s agent), Tom Fitzgerald, Dorothy Green, Nick Jose, Joan Kerr, Henry Mayer, Brian Laver, Kathy Lette, Caroline Lurie, Stephen McDonald, Ben McGuire, Judy McQueen, Nicholas Pounder, Graham Rowlands and Walter Struve.

The subjects of the correspondence includes McQueen’s work as a freelance writer/ book reviewer/art critic and independent scholar, his travels, comments on politics, operas, concerts, art exhibitions, books he read and personal news.

 

Box / Folder List

First Instalment October 1974

BOX 1            Permission required for research

Folder

1                      Correspondence with Brian Laver, 1970-71

2                      Correspondence with Clem Christesen, 1971-74

3                      Correspondence with John Hooker re a New Britannica

4-6                   Correspondence with Henry Mayer, 1969-74

7                      Correspondence with Penquin Books regarding Connexions, 1972-74

8                      Correspondence concerning legal questions regarding A New Britannia

9                      Max Teichmann's review of A New Britannia

BOX 2            Permission required for research

Folder

10                    Copies of letters to Henry Mayer, n.d.

11                    Correspondence with Kelvin Rowley, 1971-74

12                    Correspondence regarding Connexions, 1971-74

13                    Letters regarding Teichmann's review of A New Britannia

14                    Correspondence regarding A New Britannia

15                    Correspondence with John Hooker concerning A New Britannia, 1969-70

16                    Newspaper critiques regarding A New Britannia, 1971

Addition 1975

BOX 3            Available for research

                        Typescript and reviews of A New Britannia

BOX 4            Permission required for research

Folder

17                    Copies of letters to Clem Christesen, n.d.

18                    Copies of letters to Brian Laver, n.d.

19                    Copies of letters to Kelvin Rowley, n.d.

Addition 1976-1977

BOX 4            Permission required for research

Folder

20                    Various correspondence and newspaper cuttings, 1964-1976

21                    Correspondence regarding article on Spanish Influenza, 1972-73

22                    Correspondence with Dennis Murphy, 1969-76

23                    Correspondence concerning Comic Books, n.d.

24                    Correspondence and type draft of 'What's wrong with Australia'?

25                    Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1970-76

BOX 5            Available for research

Folder

26                    Draft: The Black Swan of Trespass

27                    Typescript: Social sketches of Australia, Part 1

28                    Typescript: Social Sketches of Australia, Part 2

29-31               Typescript: Australia's Media Monopolies

32                    Typescripts: 'Statements on freedom', and other articles

BOX 6            Available for research

Folder

33-34               Typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass, annotated by Bernard Smith, Chapters 1-8

35                    Photocopy of typescript draft of The Black Swan of Trespass, Chapters 1-3

36                    Photocopy of typescript draft of The Black Swan of Trespass, Part 2

                        Two copies of A New Britannia, 1970 and 1971 editions

BOX 7            Available for research

Folder

37                    Photocopy of typescript draft The Black Swan of Trespass, Chapter 7

38                    Photocopy and typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass, Part 4

                        Typescript of A New Britannia in two loose leaf folders

Addition 1978

BOX 8            Permission required for research

                        Six diaries, 1970-75

                        One notebook, n.d.

BOX 9            Permission required for research

Folder

39-41               Correspondence, 1965-78

42                    Letters of Neil Beckhaus, 1965-77

43                    Correspondence with Darce Cassidy, n.d.

BOX 10          Available for research

Folder

44                    ANU History III. A Course syllabus 1972-74 (pass level) and 1974 (Honours)

45-6                 Typescript Social sketches of Australia

47-8                 Typescript History of Australia, Vol.2

49                    Publishing notes for Social Sketches of Australia

Addition 1979-1980

BOX 11          Permission required for research

Folder

50                    Tax returns and assessments, 1972-76

51-52               Account books, 1975-77

53                    Correspondence, 1977-78

54                    Financial papers, 1977-80

BOX 12          Available for research

Folder

55-57               Annotated typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass: the emergency of modernist painting in Australia up to 1944

BOX 13          Permission required for research

Folder

58                    Correspondence with John Lonie, 1978-79

59                    General correspondence, 1979

60                    Correspondence concerning The Black Swan of Trespass, 1976-79

Addition 1981

BOX 14          Available for research

Folder

61                    Photocopy of Eleanor Dark's Slow dawning (287 pp. lacks last page;

                        original held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney)

62                    Poem and drafts of McQueen's What is literature

63                    Typescript draft (with minor alterations) of McQueen's Gone Tomorrow: Australia enters the eighties

64                    Research notes of women's magazines

BOX 15          Permission required for research

Folder

65                    Financial papers and tax returns for 1977-78

66                    Correspondence and draft of Jimmy's brief life, 1980

67                    Margaret Preston Exhibition, 1977-79

68                    Letters concerning McQueen's review for Sydney Morning Herald, drafts of review of Abroad and letters to Michele Field, 1981

69-70               Queensland Trip: containing administrative correspondence and some course notes

                        Five bank books (cancelled), three diaries and two cash books, 1976-78

                        One diary: a record of my political and public experience and  impression, 1962

BOX 16          Available for research

Folder

71                    Drafts of Gone Tomorrow

72                    Correspondence related to McQueen's Meanjin article on C.J. Dennis

73                    Draft of Pilbara's Progress

BOX 17          Available for research

Folder

74-76               Draft of Gone Tomorrow

BOX 18          Available for research

Folder

77                    Draft of The Black Swan of Trespass

78                    Draft of Gone Tomorrow, Chapter 7

Addition 1982

BOX 19          Permission required for research

Folder

79                    Correspondence relating to 'The Conciliation and Arbitration Bill' (1963)

80                    Miscellaneous correspondence between McQueen and organisations including the Council of Adult Education, ANZAAS, Warana and Commonwealth Festival, Island magazine, as well as with other writers, 1979‑82

81                    Miscellaneous correspondence on personal and literary matters. (c.400 letters)

BOX 20          Permission required for research

Folder

82                    Correspondence, mainly between McQueen and Angus and Robertson about publishing Gone Tomorrow, 1979-82  (published 1982)

83                    Correspondence with APCOL (Alternative Publishing Co-Op Ltd.) concerning publications, meetings, notices and circulars, 1979-82

84                    Correspondence concerning McQueen's articles and reviews for the National Times.  Copies of some articles are also included.

85                    Financial records, 1979-81

                        Exercise Book with personal expenditure, n.d.

86                    Correspondence with Fremantle Arts Centre Press, mainly about A.B Facey's

                        A Fortunate Life, 1981-82

87                    Correspondence with Michele Field concerning articles for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald.

                        Typed drafts of reviews of Red Shelby, notes for reviews and articles, 1980-82

88                    Correspondence about his term as Writer in Residence at the University of Queensland, September-October 1981.

                        Correspondence with Penguin, for whom McQueen is a consultant, including lengthy literary critical comments, 1978-84

Addition 1984

BOX 21          Available for research

Folder

90                    Biography of Tony Twigg, 1953-82

91                    Miscellaneous circulars and newspaper cuttings, 1980-82

92                    Draft typescript, with minor annotations for the printer, of Gone Tomorrow (Angus and Robertson, 1982)

BOX 22          Permission required for research

Folder

93                    Envelope labelled 'MacLeod Pix': six black and white photographs intended to appear in Bowyang, including pictures of Lord and Lady Loftus and scenes from Tichborne Trial.

94                    Bowyang: administrative and routine editorial matters, soliciting book reviews and financing. Some letters contain discussion on the content and direction of Bowyang.

96                    Photocopies of articles mailed in July 1982  by Barry York to individuals involved in the production of Bowyang.

                        Articles mainly from  New Left Review on subject of peace and nuclear disarmament.

97                    Article 'Report on shipment of gift consignment of pigs to India, on behalf of those who have less' by B.K. Roberts, Flowerdale, Tasmania, 1 Jan.1967.

98                    Article on 'Trees, their influence on human behaviour patterns',  December 1982

Addition 1987

BOX 23          Permission required for research

Folder

99                    Darling Harbour Bi-Centennial Exhibition, 1985

100                  Correspondence with Roger Milliss, 1982-85

101-3               Miscellaneous correspondence, 1983-84

                        Two posters.

BOX 24          Permission required for research

Folder

104-6               Correspondence regarding Tasmanian tour, 1982-84

107-9               General correspondence, 1985-87

110                  Correspondence with Fontana Paperbacks,1980-82

111                  Correspondence with Widescope International Publishers Pty. Ltd., 1976‑1981

BOX 25          Permission required for research

Folder

112                  Newspaper and magazine cuttings, 1986-87

113                  Correspondence with Caroline Lurie and Australian Literary Management, 1982-86

114                  Correspondence with German friends: Peter Stummer and Johannes Dietrich, 1985-86

115-18             General correspondence, 1982-86

BOX 26          Permission required for research

Folder

119                  Correspondence with Allen and Unwin, 1982-86

120                  Correspondence with Jim Davidson, 1981-84

121-22             Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1982-87

123                  Correspondence with Nicholas Pounder, 1979-84

124                  Correspondence regarding the George Munster Awards, 1982-86

BOX 27          Permission required for research

Folder

125-26             Personal correspondence, 1985-86.  Correspondents include David Marr and Jack Hibbert

127                  Correspondence with Henry Mayer, 1971-83

128                  Correspondence with the Literature Board of the Australian Council, 1978-86

128                  Correspondence with A.B.C., 1982-86

130                  Correspondence, with Redgum Music Pty Ltd., 1980-1982

131-32             Miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-1987

BOX 28          Permission required for research

Folder

133                  Correspondence other than ABC, 1982-1987

134-5               Tom Roberts T.V. series: research notes, drafts and correspondence

136                  Correspondence with A.B.C., 1982-83

137-8               Typescript Virgin Ground, episodes 1-2

BOX 29          Available for research

Folder

139-40             Newspaper cuttings of McQueen's reviews, 1976-86

141-5               Tom Robert's - T.V. series: typescript and drafts, 1981

BOX 30          Available for research

Folder

146-51             The Facemaker: draft of novel about Tom  Roberts, 1973

BOX 31          Not available for research

Folder

152-55             Correspondence with Peter Curtis, 1984-87

BOX 32          Not available for research

Folder

156-59             Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1981-87

Addition 1988

BOX 33          Permission required for research

Folder

160                  Correspondence with Neil Beckhaus, 1982-87

161                  Correspondence with Angus and Robertson, 1982-85

162-63             Correspondence concerning 'Bologna', and drafts of 'Short story of Australia'

164                  Correspondence with Australian Society , 1984

165                  Corespondence with Ruth Blair, 1985-88

166                  Correspondence with David Buchanan, 1981-86

167                  Correspondence with Tim Bonnyhady, 1979-84

168                  Correspondence with Manning Clark and one photograph, 1983-85

BOX 34          Permission required for research

Folder

169                  Correspondence with Peter Cochrane, 1975-87

170                  Correspondence with Steven Cooper, 1981-86

171                  Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1986-88

172                  Correspondence with John Farrow, 1979-82

173                  Correspondence with Tom Fitzgerald, 1981-88

174                  Correspondence with friends in Germany, 1987-88

175                  Correspondence with Eric Dunn, 1980-86

176                  Correspondence with Drew Cottle, 1982-87

177                  Correspondence, 1982-85

BOX 35          Permission required for research

Folder

178                  Correspondence with John Lonie, 1978-86

179                  Correspondence with Kathy Lette, 1984-87

180                  Correspondence with Nick Jose, 1985-87

181                  Passport

182                  Correspondence concerning articles for Island magazine, 1987

183                  Correspondence with Dorothy Green, 1981-84

184                  Correspondence Joan Kerr, 1979-87

185                  Correspondence with David Jaffe and others, 1980-82

BOX 36          Permission required for research

Folder

186                  Newspaper cuttings, 1987-88

187-88             Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987-8

BOX 37          Permission required for research

Folder

189-94             Financial papers, 1984-87

BOX 38          Permission required for research

                        Thirteen appointment diaries, 1979-88

BOX 39          Permission required for research

Folder

195                  Correspondence with Gerry Sinclair, 1981-88

196                  Correspondence with Tony Twigg, 1982-86

197                  Corresondence with Graeme Sturges, 1982-86

198                  Correspondence with Sydney Morning Herald, Margaret Jones and Michele Field, 1984-87

199                  Correspondence with Bernard Smith, 1981-88

200                  Correspondence with Kosmos Tsokatias and Alex Vintila, 1981-87

201                  Miscellaneous personal correspondence, including Leo Schofield, 1982-87

202                  Correspondence with Graham Rowlands and Tim Rowse, 1980-88

203                  Correspondence with Meanjin and Heather Radi, 1981-87

Addition 1990

BOX 40          Not available for research

Folder

204                  Correspondence with Louise Adler, 1989-90

205                  Correspondence  with Australian Book Review, 1988-89

206                  Correspondence with Australian Society, 1988-89

207                  Correspondence with Neil Beckhaus, 1988-89

208                  Correspondence with Robert Darby, 1988-90

209                  Correspondence with Jim Davidson, 1988-89

210                  Correspondence with Tom Fitzgerald, 1988-89

211                  Correspondence with Ruth Blair, 1988-89

212                  Correspondence with Manning Clark, 1988-90

BOX 41          Not available for research

Folder

213                  Correspondence with German friends: Elke and Klaus, 1988-90

214                  Letters from Adam, 1988-90

215                  Correspondence with Dorothy Green, 1988-90

216                  Correspondence with Bob Hincksman, 1988-90

217                  Correspondence with Tom Horton, 1988-90

218                  Correspondence with Nick Jose, 1988-90

219                  Correspondence with The Independent

220                  Correspondence with friends in Japan, 1988-89

BOX 42          Not available for research

Folder

222                  Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1988-89

223                  Correspondence with Mark Lazeros, 1988

224                  Correspondence with Kathy Lette, 1988-89

225                  Correspondence with Caroline Lurie, 1988-90

226-28             Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1988-90

229                  Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1988-90

BOX 43          Not available for research

Folder

230                  Correspondence with Nicholas Pounder, 1988-90

231                  Correspondence  with Jack Radley, 1988-89

232                  Correspondence with Graham Rowlands, 1988-90

233                  Correspondence with Tony Twigg, 1989

234-37             Miscellaneous correspondence, 1988-90

BOX 44          Not available for research

Folder

238-41             Miscellaneous correspondence, 1988-90

Folders 242-254 contain research material, notes and newspaper cuttings relating to McQueen's research for a book on the Japan-Indonesia-Australia triangle, 1988-90

Folder

242                  Newspaper clippings on Association of South East Asian Nations, politics and diplomacy, 1987-89

243                  Brunei

244                  Christmas Island

245                  Gaiusho

246                  Indonesian foreign affairs

BOX 45          Not available for research

Folder

247                  Indonesian economy

248                  Indonesian oil

249                  Japan and the Netherlands East Indies

250                  Newly industrialised economies

251                  Oil, Timor Sea

252                  Piracy

253                  Straits

254                  Trade

BOX 46          Not available for research

Folder

256-57             Correspondence, notes etc. 1988-90

258-60             Correspondence, 1988-90

261                  Two appointment diaries, 1988-89

262                  Four diaries, 1988

263                  Typescript of diaries (used as base for Tokyo World)

Box 47            Not available for research

Folder

264                  Correspondence regarding publishing of Tokyo World, 1991

265-70             Typescript of Tokyo World, 1988-89

271-72             Typescript of Japan to the rescue, Chapters 1-8

Box 48            Not available for research

Folder

273-75             Typescript of Japan to the rescue, Chapters 9-18

Addition 1993

Box 48            Not available for research

Folder

276-280           Annotated typescript of Japan to the rescue

Box 49            Not available for research

Folder

281-84             Typescript of Tokyo World

285                  Galley proof of Tokyo World

286                  Correspondence concerning Tokyo World

Box 50            Not available for research

Folder

287-91             Typescript of Suburb of the sacred

Box 51            Not available for research

Folder

292-300           General correspondence, January - November 1990

Box 52            Not available for research

Folder

301                  Correspondence, December 1990

302                  Correspondence with Mark Worne , July - September 1990

303                  Correspondence with Australian Literary Management, May - June 1990

The principal correspondents in Folders 304-367 are:

Suzy Baldwin, Neil Beckhaus, Ruth Blair, Katharine Brisbane, Manning Clark, Peter Cochrane, Jenny Darling, Sara Dowse, Tom Fitzgerald, Adam Hughes, Nicholas Jose, Jenny Lee, Caroline Lurie, Judy McQueen, Drusilla Modjeska, Nicholas Pounder, Henry Rowland, Leo Schofield, Bernard Smith, Rosemary Sorenson and Max Suich.

Box 52            Not available for research

Folder

304-308           Correspondence, January - May 1991

Box 53            Not available for research

Folder

309-16             Correspondence, June - December 1991

Box 54            Not available for research

Folder

317-23             Correspondence, January - September 1992

 

Box 54            Not available for research

Folder

324-26             Correspondence, October - December 1992

Box 55            Not available for research

Folder

227-29             Correspondence, January - May 1993

330                  Miscellaneous: printed items, newspaper clippings and other papers

Addition May 1996

Box 56            Not available for research

Folder

331-39             Correspondence, January-September 1993

Box 57            Not available for research

Folder

340-42             Correspondence, October-December 1993

343-49             Correspondence, January-July 1994

Box 58            Not available for research

Folder

350-54             Correspondence, August-December 1994

355-58             Correspondence, January-April 1995

Box 59            Not available for research

Folder

359-67             Correspondence, May-December 1995

Box 60            Not available for research

Folder

368-71             Letters to The Australian, concerning McQueen's articles, 1991-94

372-74             Correspondence with Alexander Wightman, 1991-94

Box 61            Not available for research

Folder

375-84             Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1990-96

Box 62            Not available for research

Folder

385-91             Annotated typescript of Tom Roberts: A Shropshire Lad

Box 63            Not available for research

Folder

392-99             Annotated transcript of Tom Roberts (second version)

Box 64            Not available for research

Folder

400                  School reports from St Mary's Marist Brothers College, 1956-57

                        Examination reports and degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, 1957-66.

                        Reports from the Australian Music Examination Board, 1955 and Trinity College of Music, London, 1952-58

401                  Photograph album and envelope with photographs, c.1940-50

402                  Postcards and letters to Mrs McQueen (mother), 1983-93

403                  One autograph book, 1956-59 and one appointment diary, 1993-94

404                  Six scrapbooks, 1962-76

Addition September 1996

Humphrey McQueen donated the papers in this addition in September 1996.  They comprise subject files containing typescripts, notes and research material for his books A new Britannia (1975), Gone tomorrow (1982) and Tom Roberts (1996).  There are also papers relating to Labor politics.

The Library has preserved the arrangement of papers within the files and the file titles.

Boxes 65-88 are not available for research until access is determined

A new Britannia (1970)

Box 65

Folder

405-6               Aborigines

407                  Aborigines in textbooks

408                  Aborigines from 1900: school history

409                  Attitudes to defence and the War (but not conscription)

410                  Aviation

411                  Boer War

412                  Economic background

Box 66

Folder

413                  1888 to the present: ideas for photos

414                  Emigrants: biographical details

415                  Land

416                  The left before 1920

417                  Liquor

418                  Militarism

419                  Racism in Victoria

420                  Rising gentry

Gone tomorrow: Australia in the 80s (1982)

Box 67

Folder

421                  Arbitration

422                  Aborigines, 1960+

423                  Bushrangers

424-5               Sir Roderick Carnegie, 1973-1986

426-7               Convicts

428                  Sir Charles Court and Lang Hancock, 1970-1980

Box 68

Folder

429                  Democracy

430                  Malcolm Fraser

431                  Gold

432                  W.A. Holman

433-4               Walter Hurrell

435                  W.H. Irvine

436                  Sir John Kerr

Box 69

Folder

437                  Land

438                  William Lane

439                  [Karl] Marx in Australia

440                  Nationalism

441                  Navy

442                  New Zealand

443-4               Racism, 1888-1971

445                  Socialist thought

Box 70

Folder

446                  South Australia

447                  J.O. Stone, 1980-1981

448                  Tasmania

449                  W.A. Trenwith

450                  Union list

451                  Unions

452                  Western Australia

453                  Gough Whitlam

Subject files (Boxes 71-76), unsorted notes (Boxes 77-78) and typescripts (Box 79-80) for Tom Roberts (1996)

Box 71

Folder

454                  Dorset to 1869

455                  Melbourne 1869-1881

456                  Art training 1870s

457                  London 1881-1883

458                  Roberts in Spain 1883 and Europe 1881-1885

459                  Paris c. 1884

460                  England 1884-1885

461                  1885-1886

Box 72

Folder

462                  1886-1887

463                  Melbourne 1888-18889

464                  Tasmania from 1880s

465                  [Shearing the] rams Sept. 1889

466                  Sydney 1890s

467                  Melbourne 1890-1893

468                  New England: Clarence

469                  Sydney 1894-1896 (not Newstead)

Box 73

Folder

470                  Sydney 1896-1901

471                  England 1903-1906

472                  1907-1908

473                  Hampstead 1909-1914

474                  OZ 1920

475                  G[reat] B[ritain] 1921-1922

476                  OZ 1923-1927

Box 74

Folder

477                  Kallista, 1926-1927

478                  Death 1928-1931

479                  Armistice

480                  Big Picture

481                  Big Picture, London

482                  Block

483                  Bourke Street

484                  Break away

Box 75

Folder

485                  ‘Bulldog’

486                  Como

487                  Exodus

488                  Family tree

489                  Heidelberg Group exhibiting 9 x 5

490                  Newstead

Box 76

Folder

491                  9 x 5 including J.A. McNeil Whistler

492                  Pictures and visuals

493                  Portraits

494                  Reputation

495                  Riverina and Roberts (not [Shearing the] Rams)

496                  Shropshire

497                  World War I

498-9               Bibliography

Box 77

Item

500-3               Unsorted notes

Box 78

Item

504-7               Unsorted notes

Box 79

Item

508-9               Typescripts

Box 80

Item/ Folder

510-11             Typescripts

Notes and other papers relating to the unpublished novel ‘Tom Roberts’

Box 80

Folder

512                  Correspondence details (comprising notes and extracts taken from various letters)

513                  Dialogue

514                  Episode one 1885-1888

515                  Episode two 1889

Box 81

Folder

516-17             Notes for novel

518                  Street addresses in Oz

519                  ‘Things to look up and to get etc’

Folio item

520                  Large card

Papers (mostly notes, bibliography and some cuttings) relating to Humphrey’s research on the Labor Party

Laborism

Box 81

Folder

521                  The Age

522                  Argus

523                  Commonweal

524                  Education

Box 82

Folder

525                  H.B. Higgins

526                  Melbourne Trades Hall Council members

527                  New Zealand influences

528                  Notes from theses

529                  The Tocsin, 1899-1901

530                  The Tocsin, from 1901

531                  Tom Mann

532                  Victorian Labor

533                  Victorian unionism

Laborism in 20th Century

Box 83

Folder

534                  Bibliography

535-6               Labor Party

537                  Living off Asia

538                  New South Wales

539                  Queensland

540                  Unionism

Box 84

Folder

541                  Victorian electoral information

542                  Miscellaneous

Labor men

Box 84

Folder

543                  L.H. Barnard

544                  Jim Cairns, 1969-1977

545                  Arthur Calwell, 1971-1972

546                  Gough Whitlam, 1970-1975

Lectures on 20th Century Australia

Box 84

Folder

547                  Arbitration

548                  Aviation

549                  The base – superstructure model

Box 85

Folder

550                  The black swan of trespass

551                  Campion Society

552                  Collins House

553                  Conscription / defence

554                  Convicts

555                  Defending Australia

556                  The dialectic of class and nation

557                  Down on the farm

558                  Electrification plus secession = capitalism

Box 86

Folder

559                  Fit for heroes

560                  For love alone

561                  Historians versus Aborigines

562                  Lecture outlines

563                  Literature and racism

564                  Nationalism: the debate

565                  1934

566                  Out of sight

567                  Papua New Guinea

Box 87

Folder

568                  Politics: 1919

569                  Positivism

570                  Racism

571                  Radio

572                  Red Ted

573                  Rise of racism

574                  Sawdust Caesars

575                  Smoothing the pillow

576                  Spanish flu

Box 88

Folder

577                  Suburbanisation

578                  Suburbanisation II

579                  Sugar bag days

580                  Tora, Tora, Tora

581                  The triple abyss

582                  Violence: 1919

583                  Versailles

584                  White Australia

585                  Women in fiction

Addition September 1998

The Library purchased the papers from Humphrey McQueen in September 1998.  They comprise correspondence, literary papers (including drafts of Suspect history), appointment diaries, two cassettes and papers relating to Thelma McQueen.

The subjects of the correspondence include McQueen’s work and books (Tom Roberts (1996), Emerging pluralism in Asia and the Pacific (1997), Suspect history (1997) and Temper democratic: how exceptional is Australia? (1998)), the Manning Clark Courier Mail controversy, an exhibition at the Brisbane City Gallery curated by McQueen entitled ‘Typically? Australian’ in 1988 and personal news.

The correspondents include Bruce Anderson, Neil Beckhaus, Brisbane City Gallery, Adrian Chan, Grace Cochrane, Jenny Darling (McQueen’s agent), Geoffrey Dutton, Wayne Harrison, Jean Hart, Kathy Lette, Chris McConville, Ben McGuire, Hisayuki Mitsuo, Graham Rowlands, Daniel Thomas, Dawn Williams and Yamamoto Yasushi.

Boxes 89-93 are not available for research until access is determined

Box 89

Folder

586-7               Papers relating to Thelma McQueen, 1995-1996

588-9               Correspondence with Neil Beckhause, 1972-1997

590                  Business correspondence, 1995-1997

Box 90

Folder

591                  Business correspondence, 1995-1997

592-4               Correspondence, 1996

Box 91

Folder

595                  Correspondence with Yamamoto Yasushi concerning Emerging pluralism in Asia and the Pacific (1997)

596-7               Reviews, draft and correspondence relating to Suspect history, 1997

598                  Correspondence, 1997

Box 92

Folder

599                  Correspondence, 1997

600-1               Correspondence mostly concerning ‘Typically? Australian’ exhibition and conference, 1997-1998

602                  Draft and correspondence concerning Temper democratic: how exceptional is Australia?, 1998

603                  Correspondence with Chris McConville concerning a series of lectures by McQueen at the Sunshine Coast University College, 1998

604                  Four appointment diaries, 1990, 1995-1997

Box 93

Folder

605                  Cuttings of articles with references to McQueen, reviews of his books (including Tom Roberts and Tokyo world, an Australian diary) and book review by McQueen, 1979-1996

606                  Miscellaneous paper

607                  Two cassettes: ‘Saved from the wreck Dorothy Green’ (soundtrack, 1982) and recording of a Heritage lecture by McQueen (name of venue not given), 1996)

Addition March 2001

The Library purchased this addition from McQueen in March 2001.  It comprises personal and business correspondence (1996-2001), a copy typescript of The essence of capitalism: the origins of our future (2001) and other papers.

Subjects of the correspondence include McQueen’s visit to the US, his illness, his work as a writer and reviewer, politics, Bach Festival in Melbourne, books read and personal news.

The main correspondents are Kathy Bail, Christie Beckhouse, Ruth Blair, Jenny Darling (McQueen’s agent), Michael Dunn, Andrew Franklin (Profile Books), Graham Gully, Rodney Hall, Ken Inglis, Caroline Lurie (Hodder Headline), Peter Lyssiotis, Kathy Lette, Ben McGuire, Judy McQueen, Hisayuki Mitsuo, Nicholas Ponder, Graham Rowlands and Walter Stuve.

Boxes 94-97 are not available for research until access is determined

 

Box 94

Folder

608                  Letters and cuttings from Graham Gully, 1996-2000

609                  Correspondence with Walter Struve, 1996-2001

609                  Correspondence concerning The essence of capitalism, 1997-2000

611                  Correspondence, Jan-July 1998

Box 95

Folder

612                  Correspondence, Jan-July 1998

613-4               Correspondence, Jan-June 1999

615                  Correspondence, July 1999-July 2000

Box 96

Folder

616-7               Correspondence, July 1999-July 2000

618-9               Correspondence, July 2000-Feb 2001

Box 97

Folder

620                  Appointment diary (1998), notebooks and notes relating to McQueen’s travels in East Germany (1987) and US (1983)

621                  Miscellaneous drafts, notes and cuttings (1963-1996)

622                  A copy typescript of The essence of capitalism

Addition May 2003

The Library purchased the May 2003 instalment from Humphrey McQueen.  It comprises personal and business correspondence, typescript and reviews of The essence of capitalism (2001), reviews of Tom Roberts (1996), get well cards, photographs and other papers.

The correspondence gives a good picture of McQueen’s work as a freelance writer//book reviewer/art critic and independent scholar, his travels, comments on politics, operas, concerts, art exhibitions, books and personal news.

The main correspondents include Peter Applegarth, Kathy Bail (editor of The Bulletin where McQueen is its art critic), Peter Cochrane, Jenny Darling (McQueen’s agent), Eva de Jong, Kate Evans (ABC Radio National), Herbert Feith, Ben Genocchio, Anna Gray, Susan Hall (National Gallery of Australia concerning McQueen’s contribution to Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia), Nathan Hollier (Overland), Joan Kerr, Peter Kingston, Kathy Lette, Caroline Lurie, Ben McGuire, James Murdoch, Nicholas Pounder, Graham Rowlands, Peter Stasny (of the Jewish Museum in Vienna, which commissioned McQueen to write an essay on the Austrian-born sculptor Karl Duldig) and Black Rose Books (Canadian publishing house which published The essence of capitalism for the North America market).

Boxes 98-101 are not available for research until access is determined

Box 98

Folder

623                  Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1996-2003

624                  Correspondence, 1999

625                  Correspondence with Walter Struve, 1999-2003

626                  Get well cards and letters, 2001

627                  Correspondence, 2001-2002

Box 99

Folder

628-30             Correspondence, 2001-2002

631                  Correspondence, 2002-2003

Box 100

Folder

632-4               Correspondence, 2002-2003

635                  Typescript of 1997 diary

636                  Two notebooks, 2002

Box 101

Folder

637                  Reviews of Tom Roberts, 1996

638-9               Typescript of The essence of capitalism