Guide to the Papers of Dymphna Clark

MS 9873

National Library of Australia


Date completed: July 2005
Last updated: December 2005


Table of Contents

Collection Summary

Introduction

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Access

Copying and Publishing

Preferred Citation

Provenance

Related Material

Biographical Note

Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 General Correspondence, 1966-1999

Series 2 Newspaper Cuttings and Reviews, c. 1940-1999

Series 3 Eduard Hernsheim: South Sea Merchant, 1979

Series 4 The Aboriginal Treaty Committee, 1980-1983

Series 5 Speaking Out of Turn: Lectures and Speeches 1940-1991, c. 1940-1998

Series 6 New Holland Journal: November 1833 - October 1834: Baron Charles Von Hügel, 1985-1994

Series 7 Personal Documents and Papers, 1941, 1979-2000

Series 8 Writings by Others, c. 1936-1999

Series 9 Manning Clark's Death, 1991 - 1997

Series 10 Manning Clark and the Peter Ryan Controversy, 1993-1995

Series 11 Manning Clark and the Courier Mail Controversy, 1996-1997

Series 12 Writings and Documents by or about Manning Clark, c. 1933 - 2000

Series 13 Miscellaneous Papers, c. 1960 -1999

Container List

Name Index to Correspondence



Collection Summary

Creator: Clark, Dymphna, 1916-2000
Title: Papers of Dymphna Clark
Date Range: c.1930-2000
Collection Number: MS 9873
Extent: 5.6 m (40 boxes) + 1 elephant folio sheet
Repository: National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

The papers include correspondence and newspaper cuttings, reviews, manuscripts and typescripts of Dymphna's translations and other publications including Charles Von Hügel's New Holland Journals, Eduard Hernsheim: South Sea Merchant and Speaking Out of Turn: Lectures and Speeches, 1940-1991; articles, lectures and talks, research material, cards, conference papers, university transcripts, oral history transcriptions, posters, printed ephemera and papers relating to Dymphna's work on the Aboriginal Treaty Committee.

One of the largest series relates to Dymphna's work on the translation of Charles Von Hügel's New Holland Journals. There are also extensive papers dealing with Manning Clark's death and funeral, the two Manning Clark controversies of the 1990s - Peter Ryan's attack on Manning and his work (1993) and the Brisbane Courier Mail's accusations that Clark was a Soviet spy (1996) - and articles and reviews written by or about Manning.

Apart from several newspaper cuttings, there are relatively few papers about Dymphna's role in the establishment and running of Manning Clark House. There is also little of Dymphna's involvement and work on the publication of Manning's Master's thesis, The Ideal of Alexis De Tocqueville, which was eventually published by Melbourne University Press, 2000.

Arrangement

Most of the papers have been arranged by Dymhna Clark into named files and folders that formed logical series. This is particularly true of the general correspondence (Series 1), newspaper cuttings and reviews (series 2), Von Hügel's New Holland Journals (Series 5 and 6), Dymphna's personal papers and documents (Series 7) as well as the papers relating to Manning's death and the two Manning Clark controversies of the 1990s (Series 9-11). The order of the files within the series has been imposed by the Library and some un-named files have been given titles to indicate their content.

Access

The collection is restricted until access is determined.

Provenance

The papers of Dymphna Clark were donated to the Library by Dymphna's son, Sebastian Clark, in July 2003.

Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Related Material

This collection complements the extensive Papers of Manning Clark (MS 7550). The Papers of Dawn Richardson (MS 8993) and Roslyn Russell (MS 9855) both contain correspondence from Dymphna as well as other relevant material.

Three interviews with Dymphna are held in the Oral History Section. A 1991 interview by Heather Rusden and Elizabeth Chan is held at ORAL TRC 2597; an interview by Heather Rusden in 1997 is available at ORAL TRC 3548; and a 1980 interview with Manning and Dymphna Clark for the Aboriginal Treaty Committee on mining at Noonkahbah is available at ORAL TRC 800/3.

In 1995 the Clark Family lent 94 photographs for copying and the copies are available in the Pictures Section ((PIC P1088/1-94 LOC Album 886). The Pictures Section also holds several photographic portraits of Dymphna and Manning taken by Alec Bolton (PIC P2192/56-61 LOC Album 933/A), Heidi Smith (PIC P496/1-11 LOC Q59) and Graham Tidy (PIC P1177 LOC Portraits drawer). A sketch by

Biographical information on Dymphna Clark is available on Ozlife - The Australian Biography index at http://www.nla.gov.au/ozlife/.

The Library also holds a number of Dymphna's published works, including her translations.

Further information on Dymphna is also available on the Manning Clark House website at http://www.manningclark.org.au/

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Dymphna Clark, National Library of Australia, MS 9873, [series and folder number]'.

Biographical Note

Hilma Dymphna Lodewyckx was born in Melbourne on 18 December 1916. She grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Mont Albert, and was educated at both the Mont Albert Central School and Presbyterian Ladies' College in East Melbourne. Her father, Augustin Lodewyckx, was Associate Professor of Germanic Languages at Melbourne University. Her mother, Anna Sophia (née Larsen), taught Swedish at Melbourne University and was pivotal in promoting Scandinavian languages and culture throughout Victoria.

Dymphna inherited her parents' linguistic skills and was fluent in eight languages and could "get by" on four others. After matriculation at the age of 15, she completed an Honours Degree at the University of Melbourne. It was in her last year of university that she met Manning Clark. They were engaged in 1938 and travelled together to Europe in the same year to undertake further studies - Dymphna went to Germany as a Humboldt scholar to study for a doctorate in German literature at Bonn University, while Manning went to Balliol College, Oxford, to pursue his studies.

As war with Germany became imminent, Dymphna abandoned her studies and moved to Oxford to be with Manning. They were married in Oxford on 31 January 1939. Their first child, Sebastian, was born at the end of that year. Five other children were born throughout the next two decades - Katerina (1941), Axel (1943), Andrew (1948), Rowland (1955) and Benedict (1957).

In 1940 the Clarks returned to Australia, where Manning had been appointed a History Master of Geelong Grammar School. In 1949, after several years as a lecturer in politics and history at Melbourne University, the Clarks moved to Canberra where Manning was appointed foundation Professor of History at the Canberra University College. By 1953 the Clarks moved into their Robyn Boyd-designed house in the Canberra suburb of Forrest, where Dymphna remained until her death.

As well as raising six children, Dymphna was a great support to Manning in his work, providing assistance with editing, research, translations and proof reading for his major works Sources of Australian History, Select Documents in Australian History and A History of Australia.

In addition to helping Manning and maintaining the household, Dymphna's command of the German language provided her with work as a teacher. In 1959 she was asked to teach English to diplomats from the Soviet Embassy and she also lectured in German at the Australian National University (ANU).

Her language skills also made her a much sought-after translator. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dymphna collaborated with Peter Sack from the ANU's German Department and translated a series of reports on the administration of New Guinea during the period of German sovereignty, 1896-1914. Her major work was the translation of the botanist Baron Charles Von Hügel's New Holland Journal 1833 - 34. documenting his visits to Australia and New Zealand, on which she worked for nine years.

Dymphna had a keen interest in environmental and Aboriginal issues and was active in the community in supporting such causes. She took part in programs such as Care for Trees and, in the early 1980s, played a major role in the Aboriginal Treaty Committee, the founders of which included Dr H C Coombs and the poet Judith Wright.

In the nine years following Manning's death, Dymphna continued to be a staunch supporter of her husband's work and reputation. She was determinded to keep Manning's work and reputation alive. She established Manning Clark House at her home in Forrest, as a cultural centre for events, such as book launches and literary talks. She also continued to publish Manning's work, editing The Historian's Apprenticeship (1992), the third volume of his memoirs, and Speaking Out of Turn (1997), a collection of Manning Clark's lectures and speeches from 1940 to 1991.

Dymphna died on 12 May 2000 in Canberra and was survived by six children and 15 grandchildren.

Reference(s):
Clark, Andrew. 'A Mind of Great Depth and Scholarship'. Canberra Times, 19 May 2000.
Russell, Roslyn. 'Dymphna Clark: A Portrait'. National Library of Australia News, Volume XV, No 7, April 2005
'Manning Clark's Scholarly Partner Dies'. The Age, 13 May 2000
Manning Clark House, http://www.manningclark.org.au/index.htm



Series List and Descriptions

Series 1 General Correspondence, 1966-1999

Dymphna was a prolific correspondent, writing and receiving hundreds of letters each year. Beginning in 1966, but not maintained consistently until the early 1980s, this series consists of letters, cards, Christmas cards, postcards, notes, some photographs and several newspapers cuttings. Up until 1991, most of the correspondence is addressed to both Dymphna and Manning, although there are examples where letters are addressed to Dymphna and Manning separately. The bulk of the correspondence consists of incoming letters, but there are some copies and drafts of letters hand-written by Dymphna, usually on the backs of old envelopes and newsletters.

Dymphna filed her correspondence in manila folders by years and each folder has the year date handwritten on the front cover. Many of the folders also have Dymphna's initials - H.D.C - handwritten on the front of the folders. The correspondence has been maintained as originally filed, and there are examples where letters have been misfiled. For example, the 1979 folder contains examples of correspondence from 1978 and 1980. There are also instances where correspondence is not dated and these too have been retained in the folder in which they were filed. Due to the size of the folders, the correspondence for each year has been divided into separate archival folders. Thus 'Folder 4 of 4' for 1966 correspondence indicates that the 1966 correspondence file has been divided into four separate archival folders.

This series illustrates the importance family and friends played in Dymphna's life and provides an indication of the Clarks' wide-range of friends and acquaintances. Furthermore, Dymphna's hospitable nature is highlighted in much of the correspondence, with Dymphna receiving hundreds of thank you cards and letters for her hospitality at their Canberra home or their property, 'Ness', at Wapengo on the New South Wales south coast.

Correspondents include Manning (mainly when he was on trips abroad), her children, Sebastian, Axel, Andrew, Katerina, Roland and Benedict; Phylis and Axel Lodewycks, Hope and Fred Ingamells, Ann Moyal, Judith Wright, Dawn Richardson, Bruce Anderson, Bill Gammage, Ken Inglis, Geoffrey Bolton, Stuart Macintyre, Geoffrey Dutton and Robin Lucas, Rosemary Dobson, Jan Nicholas, Humphrey McQueen, Bill & Ann Golding.

A more extensive list of correspondents can be found in Appendix 1. Extended family have been excluded from the list and, as many writers used only their first names, there are many friends that cannot be identified with any certainty. For the most part, the list covers writers who are well-known and indicates the approximate date range of their letters to Dymphna. Many of the correspondents are also represented in other series.

Folder 1-4 Correspondence, 1966
Folder 5-6 Correspondence, 1970 (includes some 1969 correspondence)
Folder 7-8 Correspondence, 1970 (includes some 1971 correspondence)
Folder 9-11 Correspondence, 1979 (includes some 1978 and 1980 correspondence)
Folder 12-14 Correspondence, 1983 (includes some 1982 correspondence)
Folder 15-16 Correspondence, 1983
Folder 17-19 Correspondence, 1986 (includes some 1985 correspondence)
Folder 20-22 Correspondence, 1986-1987
Folder 23-27 Correspondence, 1987
Folder 28-32 Correspondence, 1988 (includes some 1987 and 1989 correspondence)
Folder 33-36 Correspondence, 1990 (includes some 1989 correspondence)
Folder 37-39 Correspondence, 1991 (January-August)
Folder 40-42 Correspondence, 1991
Folder 43-47 Correspondence, 1992
Folder 48-53 Correspondence, 1993 (includes some 1992 correspondence)
Folder 54-60 Correspondence, 1994 (includes some 1993 correspondence)
Folder 61-66 Correspondence, 1995 (includes some 1994 correspondence)
Folder 67-71 Correspondence, 1996
Folder 72-75 Correspondence, 1997 (July-November missing)
Folder 76-78 Correspondence, 1998 (January-June)
Folder 79-81 Correspondence, 1998 (July-December)
Folder 82-84 Correspondence, 1999 (January-June)
Folder 85-87 Correspondence, late 1999
Folder 88-91 Family Business, 1994-1997
Folder 92 Katerina Clark correspondence, 1966, 1970, 1983-1988 (CLOSED)
Folder 93 Katerina Clark correspondence, 1990-1993 (CLOSED)
Folder 94 Katerina Clark correspondence, 1994-1996 (CLOSED)
Folder 95 Katerina Clark correspondence, 1997-1999 (CLOSED)
Folder 96 Jan Nicholas correspondence, 1991-1993 (CLOSED)
Folder 97 Jan Nicholas correspondence, 1994-1995 (CLOSED)
Folder 98 Jan Nicholas correspondence, 1996-1997 (CLOSED)
Folder 99 Jan Nicholas correspondence, 1998-1999 (CLOSED)

Series 2 Newspaper Cuttings and Reviews, c. 1940-1999

This series consists of newspaper cuttings and reviews which Dymphna maintained in two separate folders - 'Reviews' and 'News Items, Reviews'. Dymphna does not appear to have maintained separate cuttings and reviews files, but instead interfiled newspaper cuttings, reviews and published articles into two separate files.

The papers consist of newspaper cuttings on Manning, Dymphna, friends and associates of the Clarks; reviews of Clark's work; a program from Manning Clark's History of Australia: The Musical (1996), and published articles on and by Manning Clark and other family members and friends. Some of the newspaper cuttings in this series relate to both the 1993 and 1996 controversies and may be duplicated in the specific series (Series 10 and 11) on these controversies.

Folder 1-7 Newspaper cuttings, reviews and published articles, c. 1940 - 1999

Series 3 Eduard Hernsheim: South Sea Merchant, 1979

Dymphna's command of the German language helped to make her a much sought-after translator. In 1979 Dymphna and Peter Sack (from the Australian National University's German Department), co-edited and translated South Sea Merchant: Eduard Hernsheim - one of several publications they jointly edited and translated.

Folder 1 Typescript of Eduard Hernsheim: South Sea Merchant

Series 4 The Aboriginal Treaty Committee, 1980-1983

In 1980 Dymphna was asked by the poet, Judith Wright, to join the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. Established in 1979, the committee was chaired by H.C. Coombs and aimed to educate and promote the need for a formal Treaty between the Commonwealth Government and Aboriginal representatives.

This series contains correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, papers relating to the Aboriginal Treaty Committee Art Exhibition, draft preamble for a proposed addition to the Australian Constitution, ephemera, as well as other papers relating to the committee and Aboriginal issues generally.

Series 1 (Folder 1, 1979) also includes correspondence relating to the Aboriginal Treaty Committee.

Folder 1 Correspondence, papers on the Aboriginal Treaty Committee Art Exhibition, meeting agenda, 1980-1981
Folder 2 Correspondence, minutes of meeting, publication, brochure, newsletter, notes, published article on Aboriginal rights, draft preamble for addition to Australian Constitution, c.1982
Folder 3 Letter, circular, information sheet and roster relating to the Aboriginal Treaty Committee's contribution to the Combined Charities Xmas Card Shop, 1983

Series 5 Speaking Out of Turn: Lectures and Speeches 1940-1991, c. 1940-1998

In 1991, eight months prior to his death, Manning Clark was commissioned by New Endeavour Press (in conjunction with the University of New South Wales press) to collate a number of his speeches and lectures for publication. Manning worked on the volume up to his death and chose forty speeches and lectures. Following Manning's death, Dymphna, with the help of her son, Sebastian, contributed to finishing Manning's work by editing and providing additional information. Speaking Out of Turn: Lectures and Speeches 1940-1991 was eventually published by Melbourne University Press in 1997.

The series contains papers relating to the production of the volume from Manning's original commission in 1991 to its publication in 1997. It illustrates Dymphna's contribution to the volume and provides examples of her editing work. The series comprises photocopied and original manuscripts of Manning's speeches and lectures, several manuscript and typescript drafts of the book (including the original manuscript), correspondence (mainly with Melbourne University Press), reviews, material relating to the design of the book, photographs and publicity material.

Folder 1-2 Manuscript of Introduction and Preface to Speaking Out of Turn by Manning Clark. Also includes manuscript, photocopied and typed speeches and lectures to be included in the book, c. 1961-1991
Folder 3 Manuscript of draft plan and notes by Manning Clark
Folder 4-5 Manuscript, printed and typescript lectures and speeches written by Manning Clark excluded from the volume
Folder 6-7 Draft typescripts with editor's amendments
Folder 8 Typescript draft with manuscript amendments and additional notes by Dymphna
Folder 9 Photocopied typescript draft of first section of each chapter, with editorial amendments
Folder 10 Typed and written footnotes prepared by Dymphna and other papers
Folder 11 Correspondence mainly with Melbourne University Press (including Publishing Agreement) and other correspondence relating to Speaking Out of Turn, 1991-1998
Folder 12 Black and white photograph of Manning Clark, design for front cover, draft typescript of foreword by Stuart Macintyre with manuscript amendments, photocopied typescripts of text for back cover of volume and information on the author
Folder 13 Book review (1997), copies of invitation to book launch and photocopied typescript of Ann Curthoy's launch speech

Series 6 New Holland Journal: November 1833 - October 1834: Baron Charles Von Hügel, 1985-1994

Dymphna's most significant work was the translation of Charles Von Hügel's New Holland Journal, 1833-1834. Count Carl (Charles) Von Hügel was an Austrian botanist who visited Australia and New Zealand in 1833-1834 and kept detailed diary accounts of his journeys. Dymphna spent approximately nine years researching and translating his two thousand-page manuscript (written in German), which is held at the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

Due to the size of the manuscript, Dymphna was forced to omit large sections of the original, as well as the entire section on New Zealand. Her work, Charles Von Hügel's New Holland Journal, 1833-1834, was eventually published by Melbourne University Press (in association with the State Library of New South Wales) in 1994.

This large series contains manuscript and typescript draft translations, photocopies, research notes, correspondence (mainly with Melbourne University Press and including hand-written draft letters by Dymphna), newspaper articles, reviews, talks and publicity material. The series (Folders 47-53) also includes papers relating to Dymphna's translation on the month Von Hügel spent in New Zealand in 1834. Most of the titles are those given by Dymphna.

Folder 1-12 Charles Von Hügel: Journal of a Journey to New Holland 1833-1834 Volumes I, II, III (Photocopies of Manuscript held in the Mitchell Library, Sydney)
Folder 13 Research material: Photocopy of Der Stille Ocean und die spanischen Besitzungen im ostindischen Archipel / von Karl Freiherrn von Hügel, Vienna 1860
Item 14 Research material: Photocopies of Hügel Correspondence and Personal Documents collected by Sophie Ducker
Folder 15 Research material: Photocopy of Charles Von Hügel April 25, 1795 - June 2 1870
Folder 16 Research material: Hügel Vol I - Notes, etc
Folder 17 Research material: Hügel Vol I (Swan River - Albany Notes)
Folder 18 Research material: Notes - NSW Vol III
Folder 19 Research material: Hügel (Biographical)
Folder 20 Research material : Hügel Correspondence
Folder 21 Research material: Mitchell Library Photocopies
Folder 22 Research material: Botany
Folder 23 Research material: Van Diemen's Land draft, Blaxlands, Cartographer
Folder 24 Research material: Karl Scherzer and the Novara in NSW 1858
Folder 25 Research material: Gall (Franz Joseph)
Folder 26 Research material: Lhotsky (John)
Folder 27 Research material: Hügel (Aborigines)
Folder 28 Research material: Kathleen McArthur, Leichhardt
Folder 29 Research material: Hügel material collected in Frankfurt - Regensburg - Vienna, May-June 1993
Folder 30 Research material: Overseas Research 1995 - Search for missing Hügel Manuscript
Folder 31 Typescript translation of Diaries of Von Hügel (Sydney and Norfolk Island) by R.A. Lochore
Folder 32 Typescript translation with manuscript amendments Volume I (Swan River, King George's Sound, Van Diemen's Land)
Folder 33 Photocopy of typescript translation with manuscript amendments Vol 1 - (Swan River, Van Diemen's Land) and Vol 11 (Sydney and Norfolk Island)
Folder Items 34-36 Photocopy typescript translation with manuscript amendments - Vol 1, Vol 11 and Vol III (NSW April - Oct 1834)
Folder 37 Typescript of 'Foreword' and 'Introduction', plan and correspondence relating to bibliography
Folder 38 Information on illustrations and typescript of general index with amendments
Items 39-40 Completed typescript draft of Vols I, II and III with editor's amendments and notes
Folder 41- 42 Correspondence (mainly with Melbourne University Press and includes Memorandum of Agreement and Style Guide), 1991-1995
Folder 43 Articles on Von Hügel, 1984-1994
Folder 44 Lectures given on Von Hügel (including lectures in German), 1993-1995
Folder 45 Newspaper articles, reviews and correspondence, 1991-1997
Folder 46 Dust jackets, media release and material relating to book launches
Folder 47 Background material
Folder 48 Photocopy transcript of R.A. Lochore's translation of Von Hügel's New Zealand
Folder 49 Typescript of Hügel's New Zealand manuscript (in German)
Folder 50 Draft typescript of English translation with manuscript amendments, n.d.
Folder 51 Typescript of English translation with manuscript amendments, 1996
Folder 52 Typescript of English translation with manuscript amendments 'Fair Copy of Translation'
Folder 53 Photocopy typescript of English translation with written amendments and correspondence, 1997-1999
Items 54-56 Index cards

Series 7 Personal Documents and Papers, 1941, 1979-2000

Dymphna filed personal documents and papers in a folder which she named 'Hilma Dymphna Clark, née Lodewyckx'. The documents and papers have been retained in the order maintained by Dymphna.

This series comprises four folders of assorted cards, invitations, brochures, newspaper cuttings, newsletters, correspondence, speeches and talks, book reviews written by Dymphna, as well as reviews of books translated by Dymphna; a photograph, an 'Extract of Entry' Certificate (1941) and a copy of Dymphna's will.

Also included in the series are transcripts of interviews with Dymphna, including the ABC's Hindsight Program, 'Telling History' (1998) and two oral history recordings for the National Library of Australia (1990 and 1997).

Folder 1-2 Cards, invitations, reviews, talks, brochures, newspaper cuttings, newsletters, correspondence
Folder 3 Oral history transcriptions
Folder 4 Medical records, 1998-1999 (CLOSED)

Series 8 Writings by Others, c. 1936-1999

The series contains published and unpublished articles, conference papers, talks, plays, issues of journals, theses, draft chapters of books and government publications and reports by other writers. They cover a range of subjects and reflect Dymphna's interest in the environment, aboriginals, German history and culture, as well as contemporary issues such as republicanism. Several of the papers are in German.

The series includes writings by Dymphna's family, friends and colleagues, such as Axel Clark, Alison Clark, Axel Lodewyckx, Ann Moyal, Jan Nicholas, Don Baker, Anne Fairbairn and Peter Sack (Australian National University).

Folder 1 Don Baker, 1998
Folder 2 Peter Cardwell, 1999
Folder 3 Elizabeth Cham, 1991
Folder 4 Alison Clark, n.d.
Folder 5 Axel Clark, n.d.
Folder 6 Anne Fairbairn, 1998
Folder 7 Richard Grove, 1999 and two undated articles
Folder 8 Bruce Kent, n.d.
Folder 9 Axel Lodewyckx, 1990
Folder 10 Kathleen Macarthur, 1978, 1981
Folder 11 Glenda Susan Marsh, 1989
Folder 12 John Neylon Molony, 1998
Folder 13 James Moore, 1996
Folder 14 Ann Moyal, n.d.
Folder 15 Jan Nicholas, 1997
Folder 16 Philip Mead, 1999
Folder 17 Patricia Fitzgerald Ratcliff, n.d.
Folder 18 Bob Reece, 1998 [?]
Folder 19 Peter Sack, 1974, 1986 and one undated article
Folder 20 Margaret Stoljar, n.d. (in German)
Folder 21 Government publications, 1997-1999
Folder 22 Other writings, 1936, 1976-1999 and several undated

Series 9 Manning Clark's Death, 1991 - 1997

Manning Clark died on 23 May 1991. His funeral service was held at St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra, on 27 May 1991 and was attended by more than 600 guests, including family, friends, colleagues, political dignitaries, writers, journalists and academics.

This series consists of the hundreds of cards, letters, poems and messages received by Dymphna from family, friends and strangers. It also includes obituaries, copies of the Order of Service, a memorial book containing signatures of people who attended the funeral, Don Baker's eulogy, a bound extract from the Parliamentary debates of the House of Representatives 'A Tribute to the memory of Emeritus Professor Manning Clark, A.C., by the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia'.

The correspondents in this series illustrate the wide-range of friends and acquaintances of the Clarks. Correspondents include Blanche d'Alpuget, Mary and Elizabeth Durack, Ann Moyal, Maggie Tabberer and Richard Zachariah, Bob Hawke and members of the Federal Labor Party, Thomas Keneally, Stuart Macintyre, Ian Hancock, Franca Arena, Tom Uren, Anne Fairbairn, Don Watson, Barry Humphries, Peter O'Shaughnessy, Ros Kelly, Geoffrey Dutton, Geoffrey Bolton, E.G. Whitlam, Bede Nairn, Tom Shapcott, Paul Knobel, Joan Carden, Tom Fitzgerald, Fred Daly, John Bell, Prue Goward, Rosemary Dobson and Alec Bolton, Majorie Tipping, Geoffrey Blainey, Dame Leone Kramer, Bishop David Garnsey, Sir James Darling, Bill Gammage, Hugh Stretton, Patrick O'Farrell, John Molony, Judith Wright and Alec Hope. Other correspondence relating to Manning's death may also be found in Series 1 (1991 Correspondence).

The last group of folders in this series deals mainly with Manning Clark in the years after his death and includes newspaper cuttings dealing with buildings named in his honour, conferences and seminars dedicated to him, reviews of books published posthumously (A Historian's Apprentice 1992, Manning Clark's History of Australia, abridged by Michael Cathcart, 1993) and other papers.

Folder 1 Memorial book, bound tribute from the House of Representatives, copies of Daily House and Daily Senate Hansard, eulogy, copies of Order of Service
Folder 2-7 Condolence letters
Folder 8-9 Sympathy cards
Folder 10 Floral tribute cards
Folder 11 Poems
Folder 12-13 Obituaries
Folder 14-16 Obituaries, news items, press photographs, poems and reviews, 1991-1997

Series 10 Manning Clark and the Peter Ryan Controversy, 1993-1995

In September 1993 Quadrant published an article by Peter Ryan, former Director of Melbourne University Press and publisher of Manning Clark's six-volume A History of Australia, which criticised the History, Manning's work as an historian and his character in general.

The article sparked a debate in the media amongst historians, academics, journalists and the Australian public in general. This series comprises articles (including the original Quadrant September 1993 article), newspaper cuttings and correspondence. During this period, Dymphna received many letters of support from family, friends, colleagues and strangers. There are also examples of hand-written and draft responses written by Dymphna. Correspondents include Judith Wright, Geoffrey Dutton, Humphrey McQueen, Stuart Macintyre, Don Watson, Bruce Anderson, Bede Nairn, F.M. Chaney, Geoffrey Bolton, Lyndall Ryan, David Malouf and Caroline Jones. Correspondence relating to the Peter Ryan critique may also be found in Series 1 (1993 Correspondence).

Folder 1-3 Newspaper cuttings, journal articles and correspondence

Series 11 Manning Clark and the Courier Mail Controversy, 1996-1997

On 24 August 1996, the Brisbane Courier Mail published an eight-page article accusing Manning Clark of being a Soviet spy and recipient of an Order of Lenin Medal during the Cold War.

Like the Peter Ryan incident, the controversy was played out in the media, with Dymphna, her family and hundreds of friends and colleagues strongly denying the allegations and defending Manning's reputation. In November 1996 a complaint was made to the Press Council by 15 prominent public figures, led by the former Governor-General, Sir Zelman Cowen. The Press Council found against the Courier Mail. The newspaper appealed in early 1997 but lost.

This series primarily consists of newspaper cuttings and articles (including the original Courier Mail article), book reviews and correspondence. Correspondents include Geoffrey Dutton, Robert Marsden-Hope, Brian Wilder (Director of Melbourne University Press), John and Denise Molony, Helen Garner, Joan Carden, Stuart Macintyre, Bruce Anderson, Bruce Grant, Gareth Evans, Brian Matthews, Hugh Stretton, Sir Zelman Cowen, Judith Wright, Geoffrey Serle and Susan Ryan. Reference to the Courier Mail controversy may also be found in Series 1 (1996 Correspondence).

Folder 5 (1997) includes articles and reviews referring to Humphrey McQueen's Suspect History: Manning Clark and the Future of Australia's Past (1997). McQueen wrote this publication in defence of Clark and as a rebuttal of those who attacked Manning Clark in the Courier Mail.

The last folder in this series, titled by Dymphna, contains correspondence of Bruce Anderson, long-time friend and former student of Manning, lists of prominent people supporting Anderson, draft letters and media statements written by Dymphna.

Folder 1-3 Newspaper cuttings and articles, 1996
Folder 4 Correspondence, 1996
Folder 5 Newspaper cuttings and articles, 1997
Folder 6 Newspaper cuttings, articles and correspondence, 1998-1999
Folder 7-8 Signatures and unsigned forms; Bruce Anderson's vendetta against the Courier Mail, Press Council Transactions, 1996-1997

Series 12 Writings and Documents by or about Manning Clark, c. 1933 - 2000

This series consists of papers and other documents either written about or by Manning Clark, although most of the material relates to Manning Clark after his death. It includes photographs, his University of Melbourne academic transcript and other documentation, correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reviews, articles and draft scripts.

The photographs consist of both coloured and black and white photographs, mainly of Manning, but with several of Manning and Dymphna and one of Manning with David Campbell and others at the National Press Club, 1976. Many of the articles and reviews pertain to Stephen Holt's biography, A Short History of Manning Clark (1999). The correspondence relates to responses to Bridget Goodwin's documentary, The Young Tree Green: A Film Biography of Manning Clark (1998) and the series also includes a draft script (with editorial amendments) of the documentary.

Folder 1 Photographs (one from 1976, but mostly undated)
Folder 2 Academic transcript from Melbourne University, photocopy of application for admission to Trinity College, University of Melbourne; photocopy of student record, 1933
Folder 3 Newspaper cuttings, reviews and articles
Folder 4 Unveiling of Manning Clark Red Gum Bench (City of Whittlesea, 1999), photographs, a Design-Your-Own calendar 2000, typed copy of Mayor's speech
Folder 5 Two draft scripts for The Young Tree Green: A Film Biography of Manning Clark by Bridget Goodwin with editorial amendments and correspondence

Series 13 Miscellaneous Papers, c. 1960 -1999

This series includes an array of papers such as newsletters, correspondence, cards, poems, a magazine, recipes, a map and a poster. The series further provides an indication as to Dymphna's interests, such as the environment, German culture and quilt making.

Folder 1 Map of Czechoslovakia, 1960
Folder 2 ACT Greening of Australia newsletter, letter and membership form, 1982
Folder 3 Circular, letter and questionnaire relating to the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, 1983-1984
Folder 4 Signed petitition to the House of Representatives regarding the curtailment of landscaping at Parliament House; photocopy of correspondence between Richard Kidby and several Government Ministers (1996-1998)
Folder 5 Three cards from the State Library of Victoria, copy of Down Under Quilts (1993-1994) and recipes from the Natural Health Society and Hopewood Health Centre
Folder 6 1999 document entitled, 'Clark correspondence with No 2 research assistant Ailsa G. Thomson Zainu'ddin along with some of her more discreet and mostly relevant diary entries and jottings (1951-1998)'
Folio 7 'Manning Clark in Ormond' poster (promoting lectures given at Ormond College, University of Melbourne, 1988)


Container List

Box Series Folder/Item
1 1 1-9
2 1 10-17
3 1 18-27
4 1 28-36
5 1 37-44
6 1 45-52
7 1 53-61
8 1 62-68
9 1 69-75
10 1 76-83
11 1 84-89
12 1 90-91
12 2 1-4
13 2 5-7
13 3 Item 1
13 4 1-3
14 5 1-6
15 5 7-12
16 5 13
16 6 1-4
17 6 5-9
18 6 10-Item 14
19 6 15-20
20 6 21-27
21 6 28-33
22 6 Items 34-36
23 6 37-Item 40
24 6 41-45
25 6 46-53
26 6 Items 54-55
27 6 Item 56
27 7 1
28 7 2-3
28 8 1-5
29 8 6-12
30 8 13-20
31 8 21-22
31 9 1-2
32 9 3-6
33 9 7-10
34 9 11-15
35 9 16
35 10 1-3
36 11 1-6
37 11 7-8
37 12 1-4
38 12 5
38 13 1-6
HW Map Drawer 16 13 Item 7
39 1 92-95 (CLOSED)
40 1 96-99 (CLOSED)

Name Index to Correspondence

Dymphna received letters from hundreds of individuals. The following list covers writers who are either well-known or who were frequent correspondents and indicates the approximate dates of their letters. It is not comprehensive, as many writers used their first names and they cannot be indentified with any certainty. Extended family have been excluded from the list.

Adams, Phillip 1998, 1999
Anderson, Bruce 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Arndt, Ruth 1979, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999
Bail, Murray 1992
Baker, Don 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
Ball, William Macmahon 1979
Blainey, Geoffrey 1979
Bolton, Alec 1993, 1994
Bolton, Geoffrey 1993, 1997
Boyd, Arthur 1979
Boyd, Robin 1966
Boyd, Yvonne 1979, 1987, 1990, 1995
Bridge, Carl 1993, 1994, 1995
Buscombe, Eve 1970, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
Butler, Richard 1966
Campbell, Judy 1992, 1993, 1998
Carden, Joan 1991, 1993, 1999
Cathcart, Michael 1993, 1994
Christesen, Nina 1992, 1997
Coombs, H. C. 1991
Cowen, Sir Zelman 1998
Deane, Sir William 1998, 1999
Craven, Peter 1992
Davies, Susan 1994
Dobrez, Patricia 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998
Dobson, Rosemary 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Durack, Mary 1979
Dutton, Geoffrey 1979, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Dutton, Ninette 1970, 1983, 1986, 1990
Fairbairn, Ann 1983
Fairbairn, Geoffrey 1979
Fanning, Pauline 1970, 1990
Gammage, Bill 1979, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995
Garner, Helen 1998
Garnsey, Bishop David A 1979
Gilbert, Joan 1983, 1985
Gollan, Robin 1994, 1996, 1998
Grant, Bruce 1997, 1998, 1999
Green, Dorothy 1970, 1983
Holt, Stephen 1998, 1999
Humphries, Barry 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999
Inglis, Amirah 1983, 1991, 1995, 1999
Inglis, Ken 1983, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
Keating, Paul 1992
Keating, Paul and Anita 1993
Layng, Mabel 1979, 1983, 1986
Lucas, Robin 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
Malouf, David 1996
Margolyes, Miriam 1993
Marr, David 1992, 1993, 1999
Marsh, Glenda 1988, 1990-1999
Marshall, Alan 1979
Matthews, Brian 1994, 1996, 1998
Macintyre, Stuart 1994, 1997
McArthur, Kathleen 1988
McPhee, Hilary 1988, 1992, 1994, 1999
McQueen, Humphrey 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999
Molony, John 1993
Mulvaney, John 1996
Moyal, Ann 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999
Nolan, Jinx 1979, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1995
O'Farrell, Patrick 1997
O'Shaughnessy, Peter 1992, 1993, 1994
Prescott, Deidre 1979
Richardson, Dawn 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998
Ritchie, Joan 1983, 1995
Ritchie, John 1970, 1993, 1997, 1998
Roe, Michael 1992, 1994, 1995, 1998
Russell, Roslyn 1997
Ryan, Lyndall 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Ryan, Susan 1979, 1994, 1996, 1998
Santamaria, Cathy 1986, 1997, 1998
Serle, Geoffrey 1996
Shaw, George 1992
Stead, Christina 1979
Stewart, Douglas 1979
Tomasetti, Glen 1970, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1997, 1999
Valentine, Jo 1991
Waten, Hyrell 1970
Watson, Don 1991, 1999
Weir, Alison 1983
Welborn, Suzanne 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991-1999
Williams, Fred 1979
Williams, John 1998, 1999
Wright, Judith 1979, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Zainu'ddin, Ailsa 1966, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996