Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, 1905-1978 [manuscript].

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Creator
Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
Title
Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, 1905-1978 [manuscript]
Call Number
MS 4936
Created/Published
[1905-1978]
Extent
approximately 82.30 m. (588 boxes) + 99 fol. boxes.
Items
1
Scope and Content
This extensive collection of personal papers includes inter alia: 1. Inward and outward correspondence sorted chronologically and by name, 1935-1978. Principal correspondents include Eric Harrison, Lord Casey, Harold Macmillan, Leo Amery, Clive Baillieu, Owen Dixon, Alfred Stirling, Jack Fingleton, Fred Alexander, Walter Crocker, Lionel Lindsay, Alexander Douglas Home, Will Ashton, Anthony Eden, Jack Cato, Winston Churchill, Alexander Downer, Alan Herbert, James McGregor, Hubert Opperman, Leon Trout, Ralph Richardson, Frank Richardson, Justice Felix Frankfurter and Colonel F.H. Wright. 2. Press cuttings, speeches, statements and broadcasts, 1917-1976. 3. Diaries, 1935-1963, including those kept on overseas trips and office appointment diaries. 4. Research material and drafts of writings. 5. Personal medical, legal and financial records. 6. Family papers, including those of his wife Dame Pattie Menzies. 7. Liberal Party correspondence and printed material, 1944-1974. 8. Family and official photographs. 9. Papers relating to specific topics including the Communist Party, the 1956 Suez Crisis, defence, cricket, elections, Rhodesia and South Africa, banking, economics and the Churchill Memorial Trust. 10. Papers relating to Menzies' appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, 1965-1971.
Background
Prime minister and barrister. Robert Gordon Menzies was prime minister of Australia from 1939-1941 and 1949-1966. He was the Member of the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, between 1934 and 1966, and leader of the Federal Opposition from 1943-1949. Menzies was also the founder and longest serving leader of the Liberal Party of Australia.
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APA citation

Menzies, Robert. (1905). Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, Retrieved December 16, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233710278

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Menzies, Robert. Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, : , 1905. Web. 16 December 2017 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233710278>

Harvard/Australian citation

Menzies, Robert. 1905, Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, , viewed 16 December 2017 http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-233710278

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