Guide to the Papers of L. F. Crisp

MS 5243

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of L. F. Crisp
Date Range
1878-1984
Collection Number
MS 5243
Extent
20.8 metres (140 boxes, 2 folio items)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, journal articles, lectures, leaflets, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, notes, newscuttings, reports, conference papers, speeches, talks, photographs, postcards, posters, menus and other ephemera. They document Crisp's long career as a public servant, an academic and a writer and his participation with a number of organisations and government bodies. The bulk of the papers consists of subject files covering a wide range of topics which Crisp had meticulously maintained and added to over the years. Other papers relate to his early career with the Commonwealth Public Service, his academic years at the Canberra University College, the Australian National University, the Australian Labor Party and the Commonwealth Banking Corporation.

The correspondents include Des Ball, W. Macmahon Ball, Kim Beazley Snr., Brian Beddie, Herbert Burton, Gerald Caiden, Sir John Crawford, Lionel Godfrey, Hartley Grattan, Gordon Greenwood, Sir Paul Hasluck, Colin Hughes, Harry Keen, John La Nauze, Henry Mayer, Louise Overacker, Gordon Reid, Clinton Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Stuart Sayers and Richard Spann.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1655808).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of L. F. Crisp, National Library of Australia, MS 5243, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were received by the Library from Mrs Helen Crisp in several instalments in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1986 and 1988. The papers purchased in 1985 make up the bulk of the collection. At this time Crisp's extensive personal book library was also donated to the Library under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme.

Arrangement

The various instalments have been amalgamated and arranged into tweny one series. Where possible the original arrangement of the papers and file titles has been preserved. The major exception occurs in Series 20. The subject files containing material relating to Australia have been re-organised into subject categories. Within each category they have been listed alphabetically under the file titles assigned to them by Crisp.

The Library also holds the L. F. Crisp Collection of printed materials and a table donated by Crisp which was used during meetings of the first Federal Cabinet. At November 2001 the table was located in a staff work area.

Papers of his wife, Helen Crisp, are held at MS 7593. An interview with her is held in the Oral History Collection at TRC 1170.

Bibliography

The parliamentary government of the Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, Longmans, 1949 Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-54, (compiled with S. P. Bennett), Canberra, roneoed, 1954 The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-1951, London, Longmans, 1955 Ben Chifley: a biography, London, Longmans, 1960 Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965 Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list, (compiled with B. Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1971 Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1972 Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-75, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1975 George Houston Reid: federation father; federal failure, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1979 The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1979 George Richard Dibbs, 1834-1904: Premier of New South Wales; prophet of unification, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1980 Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1980 Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-81, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1981 The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1981 Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1984

Biographical Note

Leslie Finlay Crisp was born in Sandringham, Victoria in 1917. He attended Black Rock State School (1924-28) and Caulfield Grammar School (1929). When he was twelve the family moved to Adelaide and he completed his studies at St Peter's College (1930-34).

Crisp attended Adelaide University from 1935 to 1938 and gained his Bachelor of Arts Degree with first class honours in Political Science and History. During this period he met his wife, Helen, and together they helped form the National Union of Australian University Students. He was already active in politics and a regular Workers' Education Association (WEA) lecturer in and around Adelaide.

He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1938 and commenced studies at Balliol College, Oxford in 1939. In 1940 the war interrupted his studies and he returned to Australia and joined the Commonwealth Public Service. He returned to Oxford after the war, completing his BA and MA in 1947-48.

In 1940 Crisp began working for the Australian Shortwave Broadcasting Service in Melbourne. In 1941 he moved to the Department of Labour and National Service and in 1942 transferred to the Department of Post-War Reconstruction. In 1945 he was a member of an Australian delegation which attended the United Nations Conference on International Organisation in San Francisco. In 1949 he was appointed Director-General and stayed in this position until his resignation in 1950.

In 1949 Crisp was appointed Head of Political Science at the Canberra University College and took up the appointment in 1950. In October 1960 the Canberra University College merged with the Australian National University. The departments of Canberra University College formed the new School of General Studies. Crisp retained his postion within the new School.

During his long academic career, Crisp taught courses in Australian, American, British, Russian and German government and politics and some areas and aspects of political theory. In 1970 he vacated the Headship to concentrate on teaching, a role he enjoyed much more than being an adminstrator. On his retirement in 1977 he became Emeritus Professor and later Visiting Fellow within the Department of Political Science.

Crisp was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in 1974. He was appointed Chairman in 1975 and served in this position until his death in 1984. He served on various other committees including the Prime Minister's Committee on the Future of the National Library, the Committee of Inquiry on the Integration of Data Systems and the Board of the Canberra Community Hospital.

Leslie Finlay Crisp, widely known as 'Fin', died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Canberra in December 1984.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence, 1940-84 Show allonly 1

This series consists of both personal and professional correspondence of a wide-ranging nature. The majority of the correspondence relates to Crisp's academic years and includes material relating to administrative matters, comments on courses, letters from students, invitations to speak at conferences and other functions. Many of Crisp's work colleagues were also personal friends and their correspondence also includes personal news about family and mutual friends, academic issues and comments on the political situation both in Australia and overseas. Other correspondence is with publishers in relation to his writings, politicians, public servants, libraries and other research institutions and the many people with whom he came into contact while pursuing other interests.

The correspondents include Des Ball, W. Macmahon Ball, Kim Beazley, Brian Beddie, Herbert Burton, Gerald Caiden, Sir John Crawford, Lionel Godfrey, Hartley Grattan, Gordon Greenwood, Sir Paul Hasluck, Colin Hughes, Harry Keen, John La Nauze, Henry Mayer, Louise Overacker, Gordon Reid, Clinton Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Stuart Sayers and Richard Spann.

The correspondence has been arranged into four sequences. The correspondence in folders 1-12 was originally housed in box files. The papers have been removed from the box files and placed into folders. The correspondence in folders 13-20 was housed in Crisp's office at the Australian National University. Folders 21-28 contain correspondence on a specific subject. Finally, folder 29 contains letters which were removed from books belonging to Crisp. The books have been transferred to the Library's main collection.

Within the four sequences the original arrangement of the material within files has been retained and they have been arranged in chronological order. This has resulted in a high degree of overlap in the date ranges of the files.

File 1. Correspondence, 1940-49 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 2-3. Correspondence, 1948-79, mainly with Longmans (later Longman Cheshire), including royalty payments, 1949-65 and book reviews, 1949-55 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence, 1949-60 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 5. Correspondence, 1960-77 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 6. Correspondence, 1961-68 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 7. Correspondence, 1969-72 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 8-9. Correspondence, 1973-76 - Box 2, 3 Show allonly 1

File 10. Correspondence, 1973-83 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 11. Correspondence, 1975-79 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 12. Correspondence, 1980-84 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 13. Correspondence, 1977 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 14. Correspondence, 1978 - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 15. Correspondence, 1979 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 16. Correspondence, 1980 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 17. Correspondence, 1981 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 18. Correspondence, 1982 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 19. Correspondence, 1983 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 20. Correspondence, 1984 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 21. Correspondence, 1960-84, relating to publications, manuscripts, book reviews and general publishing matters - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 22. Correspondence, March-December 1964. The file consists of letters sent home by Crisp to his secretary, Mrs Evans, while on an overseas trip. The letters have been typed and circulated to staff at the University - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 23. Correspondence with the editor of the Australian Financial Review, 1968 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 24. Correspondence, January-February 1967. The file consists of letters sent home by Crisp to his secretary, Mrs Evans while on a study trip to West Germany. The letters have been typed and circulated to staff at the University - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 25. Correspondence, 1974-75, with members of the public and the Department of Education relating to the teaching of the English language - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 26. Correspondence, 1977, with A. Staley, Minister for the Australian Capital Territory, relating to traffic problems in Stonehaven Crescent, Deakin - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 27. Correspondence, 1978-79, with Longman Cheshire and Hale and Iremonger relating to the re-publishing of The Australian Federal Labour Party 1901-50 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 28. Correspondence, 1981-82, and notes relating to the Parliamentary Bicentenary Publications Project - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 29. Correspondence, 1950-84, which was removed from books belonging to Crisp before being transferred to the Library's main collection - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series 2. Diaries, 1934-84 Show allonly 1

This series consists of 21 pocket diaries kept in 1934-39, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1964 and 1975-84. They record mainly appointments, birthdays, functions and special events along with names and addresses. The diary for 1945 is more detailed. It covers the period 12 March - 30 June when Crisp attended the San Francisco Conference and contains a brief daily summary of expenses and events.

File 1. Diaries, 1934-39 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 2. Diaries, 1940 (2), 1943, 1945 and 1964 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 3. Diaries, 1975-78 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 4. Diaries, 1979-81 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 5. Diaries, 1982-84 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

Series 3. Early life, 1932-79 Show allonly 1

Crisp attended Adelaide University from 1935 to 1938 and gained his Bachelor of Arts Degree with first class honours in Political Science and History. While at Adelaide University he was strongly involved with student politics and helped form the National Union of Australian University Students. In 1938 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and he commenced studies at Balliol College, Oxford in 1939.

In 1940 the war interrupted his studies and he returned to Australia and joined the Commonwealth Public Service. He returned to Oxford after the war, completing his BA and MA in 1947-48.

This series consists of correspondence, conference papers, course notes, debating notes, essays, newscuttings, dinner menus, photographs, programs and miscellaneous ephemera relating to his studies at Adelaide University and then at Oxford.

File 1. Correspondence, notes, newscuttings, school lists, dinner menus and other material relating to Crisp's studies at Adelaide University, 1932-39. Crisp has also placed newscuttings and correspondence generated at a later date (1950-79) and relating to the University on this file - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 2. University of Adelaide: Ancient History notes, 1934 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 3-4. University of Adelaide: Modern History notes, 1934 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 5-6. Bound copies of An economic history of Australia by Edward Shann and The work, wealth and happiness of mankind by H. G. Wells which were awarded to Crisp as prizes in 1934 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 7. Three essays: 'Liberalism and socialism, 1800-1850', 'The French Revolution with particular reference to socialist aims and achievements' and 'John Gray: a lecture on human happiness', 1936-37 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 8. Conference of the Governing Student Bodies of the Six Australian Universities, Adelaide, 15-19 February, 1937: proceedings - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 9. 'The British Empire and the Commonwealth', 4th Year Honours Seminar at the University of Adelaide, 1938: papers and notes - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 10. National Union of Australian University Students First Council Meeting and Conference, University of Sydney, 17-24 January, 1938: proceedings. A photograph of delegates attending the meeting can be found in Series 21, folder 20 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 11-12. Correspondence, debating notes, newscuttings, notes, postcards, photographs, programs and other ephemera relating to Crisp's studies at Oxford, 1938-54. The file also includes some later correspondence with acquaintances from Oxford, 1958-76 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

Series 4. Published works, 1954-81 Show allonly 1

Crisp is best known for his work entitled The parliamentary government of theCommonwealth of Australia which was published in 1949. After several editions and revisions the name was shortened and changed to Australian national government in 1965. This new title has also been revised and reprinted several times. It remains a standard textbook in universities and colleges today.

In 1954 Crisp published his first work on Labor Party personnel and the following year his history of the Australian Labor Party. In later years, when he had more time to devote to writing he self-published a volume on Peter Heydon.

This series consists of correspondence, notes, drafts, transcripts, revisions and copies of various publications by Crisp.

File 1-2. Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-54, (compiled with S. P. Bennett), Canberra, roneoed, 1954: Working copy with correspondence, notes and newscuttings, 1950-77 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 3. Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-54, (compiled with S. P. Bennett), Canberra, roneoed, 1954: Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-1954 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 4. The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-1951, London, Longmans, 1955: Transcript, 1953 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 5. The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-1951, London, Longmans, 1955: Reviews of The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-51 (1955-56) - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 6. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Correspondence, 1973-74 and revisions for the publication of the third edition in 1973 - Box 135 Show allonly 1

File 7. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Correspondence, 1975-77 and revisions for the 1975 revised reprint (red cover) - Box 135 Show allonly 1

File 8. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Changes for 1975 revised reprint (blue cover) - Box 135 Show allonly 1

File 9. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Copy of the 1975 revised reprint with interleaved typescript amendments - Box 135 Show allonly 1

File 10. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Typescript revisions and index for the fourth edition in 1978 prepared in 1977. However, a letter accompanying the material indicates that the proofs Crisp received from the publisher cites them as 'Reprinted with revisions 1977' - Box 135 Show allonly 1

File 11. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Correspondence, 1977-82, relating to the fourth edition published in 1978 - Box 136 Show allonly 1

File 12. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Correspondence, 1982-83 and revisions for the fifth edition published in 1982 - Box 136 Show allonly 1

File 13-15. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Undated drafts and revisions - Box 136 Show allonly 1

File 16-24. Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965: Two copies of The parliamentary government of the Commonwealth of Australia (1949 and 1961) and seven copies of Australian national government (1965-78) with amendments - Box 137 Show allonly 1

File 25. Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list, (compiled with B. Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1971: Correspondence, 1971-72 and working notes relating to the publication - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 26. Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list, (compiled with B. Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1971: Copy of Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 27. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Correspondence and notes relating to the publication, 1961-72 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 28. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Completed questionnaires which were filled out by ex-work colleagues of Heydon in the Department of Foreign Affairs, 1971-72 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 29. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Completed questionnaires which were filled out by ex-work colleagues of Heydon in the Department of Immigration, 1971-72 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 30. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Congratulatory letters received by Crisp after the publication of the book, 1972-73 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 31. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Draft transcript and galley proofs with corrections - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 32. Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972: Copy of Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 33. Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-75, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1975: Working copy with correspondence, notes and newscuttings, 1975-81 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 34. Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-75, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1975: Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal personnel, 1901-1975 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 35. Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-81, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1981: Working copy with newscuttings, 1975-81 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 36. Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-81, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1981: Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-1981 and correspondence relating to 1975 and 1981 editions - Box 10 Show allonly 1

Series 5. Ben Chifley: a biography, 1927-84 Show allonly 1

Crisp was a great admirer of Ben Chifley having worked under him as a public servant and as a colleague within the Australian Labor Party. After his death in 1951, Crisp was asked by the Executive of the federal Labor Party to write his biography. As part of his research for the book he sent out letters to the major daily newspapers, Chifley's colleagues and friends asking for information about Chifley. He also undertook detailed research from newspapers and other sources. Ben Chifley: a biography was first published in London by Longmans in 1960 and in Australia in 1961.

This series consists of correspondence, journal articles, newscuttings, notes, leaflets, photographs, reports and research files relating to the publication and miscellaneous material and ephemera relating to Chifley. Correspondence relating to Chifley can also be found in Series 1.

File 1. Correspondence generated by Chifley, 1940-51. The file contains copies of letters received by Crisp as a result of his request for information. They consist mainly of carbon copies of official correspondence while others have been retyped by Crisp - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 2-3. Correspondence, 1951-59, requesting information about Chifley - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence, 1952-63, mainly with Longman Cheshire, relating to the publication of the biography and a memorandum of agreement (1961). There are also a number of letters seeking permission to use material in the publication - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 5. Congratulatory letters, 1961-65, book reviews, 1961-63, and a transcript of an ABC radio program 'Today's books' by R. F. Brissenden featuring Ben Chifley: a biography, 24 September 1961 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 6. Correspondence, 1965, relating to a proposed ABC television series on Australian prime ministers, including Chifley, an agreement for Crisp to appear on an ABC television program ' University of the Air: No 4, twentieth century Chifley era' (1961) and the text of the program - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 7. Correspondence, 1978, and notes relating to the writing of a brochure on Chifley for visitors to Chifley's house in Bathurst. The file also contains copies of the completed brochure - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 8. Correspondence, 1979-84, seeking information about Chifley - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 9. Early typescript drafts of early chapters - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 10. Galley proofs of illustrations - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 11. Criticisms and comment on the draft - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 12. Research files: early years to 1940 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 13. Research files: 1927-1951 and a list of Cabinet submissions by Chifley, 1941-45 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 14. Research files:, 1931-1949 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 15. Research files:, 1936-45 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 16. Research files:, 1945-1949 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 17. Research files:, 1950-51 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 18. Research files: Chifley and the Communist Party Dissolution Bill, 1950 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 19. Research files: obituary notices, newscuttings and biographical articles, 1951-59, and commemorative brochures, 1971 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 20. Transcripts of weekly broadcasts: 'Report to the nation' - No's 1-62, 12 September 1948-13 November 1949 ( missing No's 21, 42, 46, 47, 55, 58) - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 21. Copy of The light on the hill, published by the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Labor Party as a tribute to Chifley, 1951 - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 22. Souvenir booklets of the Bathurst District Band and St Stephens Church, Bathurst (n.d.) - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 23-24. Two framed portraits of Chifley - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 25. Holy Bible on which Chifley took the oath when he was sworn in as Prime Minister on 13 July 1945 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 26. Photographs of Chifley including portrait shots and aspects of political life. The majority of them have been taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau. The file also contains a small number of newscuttings on Chifley and political cartoons - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 27. Photographs of Chifley's funeral taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau of the Department of the Interior - Box 14 Show allonly 1

Series 6. Federation monographs, 1979-84 Show allonly 1

After vacating his position as Head of the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University in 1970 Crisp was able to devote more time to his writings. This series consists of six monographs by Crisp on notable politicians of the federation period whom he greatly admired. The monographs have all been self-published by Crisp.

File 1. The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, 1979: Manuscript and typed drafts with corrections - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 2. The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, 1979: Galley proofs - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 3. The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, 1979: Copy of The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 4. George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure, Canberra, 1979: Galley proofs - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 5. George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure, Canberra, 1979: Correspondence, notes and newscuttings on George Reid, 1895-1963 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 6. George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure, Canberra, 1979: Copy of George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 7. George Richard Dibbs 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification, Canberra, 1980:Manuscript and typed drafts with corrections - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 8. George Richard Dibbs 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification, Canberra, 1980:Galley proofs - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 9-10. George Richard Dibbs 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification, Canberra, 1980:Notes on Dibbs - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 11. George Richard Dibbs 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification, Canberra, 1980:Copy of George Richard Dibbs, 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 12. Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, 1980:Notes on Piddington - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 13. Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, 1980:Notes on Price - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 14. Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, 1980:Notes on Higgins - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 15. Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, 1980:Copy of Federation prophets without honour: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price,H. B. Higgins - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 16-17. The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, 1981:Notes, newscuttings and journal articles on Isaacs and draft chapters with corrections - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 18. The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, 1981:Manuscript and typed chapters with corrections - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 19. The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, 1981:Galley proofs - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 20. The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, 1981:Copy of The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 21-22. Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, 1984: Correspondence, notes and newscuttings on Kingston, 1891-1984 - Box 17, 18 Show allonly 1

File 23. Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, 1984: Draft chapter with corrections - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 24. Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, 1984: Galley proofs - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 25. Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, 1984: Copy of Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist - Box 18 Show allonly 1

Series 7. Other Writings, 1950-81 Show allonly 1

This series consists of other works by Crisp including manuscripts, chapters for books, journal articles, papers, reports and submissions to various government enquiries.

File 1. Manuscripts:'Australian policy making': edited with an introduction by L. F. Crisp, (n.d.) - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 2. Book chapters: 'Legislative Research Service: the view from Canberra': chapter for a book entitled The vital adjunct, edited by A. D. Hope, 1971 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 2. Book chapters: 'Australia's conservatisme sans doctrines': paper prepared for a volume to honour Professor C. Hartley Grattan of the University of Texas, Austin, 1973 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 3. Book chapters: 'Our Prime Ministers and the Royal Canberra': drafts and notes for a chapter in Royal Canberra Golf Club: jubilee history, Canberra, 1977 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 3. Book chapters: 'The Labor Party: then and now': paper for inclusion in a volume entitled Labor essays 1982. The file also includes correspondence, 1981-82, with Gareth Evans, co-editor of the volume - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 4. Journal articles: 'Compulsory voting in Australia', Parliamentary Affairs, Vol 4, No 1, Winter, 1950 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 4. Journal articles: 'Three and four year courses in Political Science', reprinted from the Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 4, No 1, August 1958 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 4. Journal articles: 'The Commonwealth Treasury's changed role and its organisational consequences', Public Administration, December, 1961 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 4. Journal articles: 'The Australian full employment pledge at San Francisco', reprinted from Australian Outlook, Vol 19, No 1, April 1965 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 5. Journal articles: 'Public administration as a profession: some Australian reflections on Fulton', Public Administration, Vol 28, No 2/3, June-September, 1969 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 5. Journal articles: 'The DLP vote 1958-1969: and after', Politics, Vol 5, No 11, May, 1970 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 5. Journal articles: 'Ramsay Macdonald, James Scullin and Alfred Deakin at Ballarat: imperial standards 1906', Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 17, No1, April 1971 (written with Barbara Atkinson) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 6. Journal articles: 'The official for and against referenda cases', Politics, Vol 9, No 2, November, 1974 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 6. Journal articles: 'Remember the literature, comrades!: Labour Party readings, then and now', Labour History, No 36, May 1979 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 6. Journal articles: 'John Medway Day', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, No 9, 1981 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 7. Other: 'Commonwealth policy co-ordination': transcript of an article based on a report to the Canberra Regional Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration in 1954 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 7. Other: Paper entitled 'History in the schools', 1954. The file also contains correspondence between Crisp and various colleagues who reviewed the article, 1954-55 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 7. Other: Evidence offered to the Committee of Inquiry into Commonwealth Public Service Recruitment, 1958 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 8. Other: 'The proposal for a Papua-New Guinea University': paper, May 1963 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 8. Other: 'The Honours B.A. and B.Ec. Degree courses at the ANU': paper written while at Balliol College, Oxford, May 1964 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 8. Other: 'Undergraduate tutorials at the ANU in subjects like history, philosophy, politics and economics': paper written while at Balliol College, Oxford, July 1964 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 9. Other: Submission to the Canberra College of Advanced Education Enquiry, 1966 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 9. Other: 'Some thoughts on aspects of the German political situation, November 1966 - March 1967': paper written after a five week study tour of West Germany - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 9. Other: 'The siting of the permanent Parliament House', submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee, 1969 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: 'The House at Question-time: need for reform': letter to the Canberra Times, 15 September, 1971 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: Submission to the Television Inquiry of the Joint Committee on the broadcasting of Parliamentary proceedings of the Parliament of Australia, July 1973 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: 'Centenaries of the Australian states': paper (n.d.) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: 'A future for Parliament?': paper (n.d.) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: 'The image of Parliament': paper (n.d.) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 10. Other: 'More white papers, please': paper (n.d.) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Series 8. Book reviews, 1958-81 Show allonly 1

In a curriculum vitae prepared in 1984 and included in his papers Crisp referred to some 180 review articles and reviews published in journals and newspapers including the Age, Australian BookReview, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Canberra Times, HistoricalStudies, Labour History, Meanjin, Politics and Public Administration.

This series consists of two bound folders of reviews. Each folder contains an index to its contents. There is also a folder containing loose duplicate reviews and another folder containing a small number of reviews with associated newscuttings about the author or publication.

File 1. Book reviews, 1958-69 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 2. Book reviews, 1970-81 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 4. Duplicate book reviews, 1960-81 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 5. Three miscellaneous reviews, including David Syme: a life, by C. T. Sayers, The turbulent years by J. T. Lang and King O'Malley: the American bounder by A. R. Hoyle. Each review is accompanied by correspondence and newscuttings, 1953-81 Show allonly 1

Series 9. Addresses, lectures, speeches and talks, 1941-77 Show allonly 1

This series consists of radio talks, lectures and speeches by Crisp.

File 1. Series of radio talks for the Department of Information, Melbourne on the Australian economy, its history and the trade union movement, 1941-45 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 1. 'The role of the Australian Cabinet Secretariat': paper read to the Victorian Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Melbourne, 20 August, 1953 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 2. 'Australian democracy in 1967': endowed lecture for 1967 delivered to the Royal Institute of Public Administration (Queensland Group) at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, 1 September, 1967 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 2. 'The changing role of government in society', speech given at the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Division, Conference Dinner, 14 November, 1977 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

Series 10. Conferences, seminars, 1959-74 Show allonly 1

Crisp spoke widely at seminars and conferences including state groups of the Royal Institute of Public Administration and the Commonwealth Public Service Board Seminars for Second and Third Division officers and administrative trainees. Many of these papers were later published in journals such as Public Administration.

File 1. 'Promotion and leadership': paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Australian Regional Groups, Second Federal Conference, Canberra, 5-6 November, 1959. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 19, No 1, March 1960 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 1. 'Central co-ordination of commonwealth policy-making: roles and dilemmas of the Prime Minister's Department': paper presented to the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Australian Regional Groups, Ninth Annual Conference, 21-23 November, 1966. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 26, No 1, March 1967 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 2. 'Economy and efficiency: the two levels in the Treasury role': paper presented to the Second Division Seminar on the theme 'Promotion and efficiency in the Commonwealth Public Service', Canberra, 17 March 1969 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 2. 'Administration in conflict?: the roles of the administrator and the professional': paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, 1970 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 3. 'Specialists and generalists: further Australian reflections on Fulton': shortened version of a paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, 1970. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 29, No 3, September 1970 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 3. 'The teaching of political sociology in Australia': paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association, 12th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, August 1970 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 3. 'The implications of present trends in commonwealth/state relations for the Commonwealth Service': seminar paper, April 1971 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 3. 'A properly developed committee system and Australian parliamentary democracy', notes for an opening contribution to two Public Service Board Seminars held on 12-14 October and 18-19 October, Canberra, 1971 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 4. 'Politics and the Commonwealth Public Service',: paper presented at a 'Seminar on the politics of bureaucracy', Canberra, Australian National University, 20 July 1972. Later published in Public Administration Vol 31, No 4, December 1972 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 5. 'The growth in commonwealth responsibility for economic management': paper presented to a Second Division Seminar, June 1972 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 5. 'The relationship between the federal and state governments': paper presented at the Second Australasian Parliamentary Seminar, Parliament House, Canberra, 21 October, 1974 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

Series 11. Speeches written for others, 1944-49 Show allonly 1

This series consists of speeches and notes written by Crisp for J. B. Chifley, John Curtin, H. V. Evatt, J. J. Dedman and other government ministers on a wide range of issues relevant to government. Crisp had originally arranged the material alphabetically by subject in binders. The papers have been removed from the binders and placed in folders.

File 1-12. Drafts of speeches and notes written for J. J. Dedman and other ministers, including Chifley, 1945-49 (six volumes) - Box 21, 22, 23 Show allonly 1

File 13-16. Drafts of speeches and notes written for Chifley, Curtin and Evatt for the Fourteen Powers Referendum, 1944 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

Series 12. Department of Post-War Reconstruction, 1941-50 Show allonly 1

The Department of Post-War Reconstruction was formed in December 1942. Its first minister was J. B. Chifley (December 1942-February 1945). Chifley was succeeded by J. J. Dedman who was minister from February 1945-1949. Crisp joined the Department in 1942 after a short period in the Reconstruction Research Division of the Department of Labour and National Service. In 1945 he was a member of an Australian delegation which attended the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco. While with the department, Crisp wrote many pamphlets and reports which were published anonymously or under the name of Chifley and Dedman. In 1949 he was appointed Director-General and stayed in this position until his resignation in 1950.

This series consists of correspondence, memorandum, notes, lectures, newscuttings, pamphlets, financial statements and reports relating to the Department and its activities.

File 1. Notes prepared for the Inter-Departmental Advisory Committee on Reconstruction, 1941 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 2. Correspondence, 1942-43, relating to the setting up of the department and staffing issues including the transfer of staff from the Department of Labour and National Service - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 3-4. Various reports relating to the National Works Council and its activities, 1943-49 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 5. Various pamphlets produced by the Department, 1944-49 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 6-7. Correspondence, papers, reports, newscuttings and photographs relating to the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco, USA from 25 April - 26 June, 1945 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 8. 'Full employment at San Francisco': paper submitted to Dr Coombs, 6 June, 1945. The paper relates to issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 9. Correspondence, newscuttings and notes, 1945-50. The file includes correspondence and newscuttings relating to Crisp's appointment as Director-General in 1949 and his resignation in 1950 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 10. Papers on investment and the economy for the Investment and Employment Committee, 1947 and Postwar Finance Papers No 3 and 4 (1943) - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 11. Miscellaneous minutes and reports, 1947-49 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 12. Report on the fourth session of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East held at Lapstone, NSW, November 29 - December 11, 1948 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 13. 'Staff lectures': a series of lectures delivered at Assembly Hall, Melbourne, during February, March and April, 1948 to the Division of Industrial Development - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 14. Department of Post-War Reconstruction: analysis of expenditure, 1948/49 (File number C/07-1) - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 15. Department of Post-War Reconstruction: analysis of expenditure, 1949/50 (File number C/07-1) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 16. Department of Post-War Reconstruction: staff organisation, 1949 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 17. 'Memorandum of the work of the Secondary Industries Commission 1943-49' prepared by the Division of Industrial Development, Department of Post-War Reconstruction, October 1949 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 18. '1949 election campaign notes' prepared for the Minister for Post-War Reconstruction, the Hon. J. J. Dedman (October 1949) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 19. Department of Post-War Reconstruction: estimates of expenditure year ending 30 June 1950 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 20. 'War organisation of industry and the Production Executive of Cabinet: first phase - stepping up the war effort' by J. J. Dedman (n.d.) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 21. Notes on the functions and activities of the Department of Post-War Reconstruction (n.d.) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 22. 'History of production executive of Cabinet' (n.d.) - Box 27 Show allonly 1

Series 13. Australian National University, 1945-84 Show allonly 1

In 1949 Crisp was appointed Head of Political Science at the Canberra University College and took up the appointment in 1950. In October 1960 the Canberra University College merged with the Australian National University. The departments of Canberra University College formed the new School of General Studies. Crisp retained his postion within the new School.

During his long academic career, Crisp taught courses in Australian, American, British, Russian and German government and politics and some areas and aspects of political theory. In 1970 he vacated the Headship to concentrate on teaching, a role he enjoyed much more than being an adminstrator. On his retirement in 1977 he became Emeritus Professor and later Visiting Fellow within the Department of Political Science.

This series consists of addresses, course notes, lectures, minutes, memorandum, notes, newscuttings, reports including annual reports and miscellaneous correspondence. The bulk of Crisp's correspondence can be found in Series 1.

Crisp maintained separate folders and binders for the various subjects he taught and added to them over the years. Where dates were available they have been provided below.

File 1. Department of Political Science: staffing matters relating to John Bennetts, Bruce MacFarlane, Katharine West and Crisp, 1945-78 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 2. Issues of Prometheus, the magazine of the Canberra University College Students' Association (1949 and 1956) - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 3. Orientation addresses, 1950 and 1955 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 4. Exam papers in Political Science courses at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, 1950-70 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 5-6. Annual reports of the Department of Political Science and some background notes on its courses, 1951-82 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 7. Department of Political Science: staffing matters: correspondence with Brian Beddie, 1952-69 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 8-9. Problems and issues within the University, 1957-82 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 10. Prime Minister's Conference on the future of the Australian National University and Canberra University College, Canberra, 23 January 1958: transcript - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 11. 'The administration of atomic energy: a comparative study' by S. Encel, Canberra University College, 1959 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 12. 'Political Science in the Australian universities, 1961': paper, 1961. The file also includes notes and other papers on the teaching of Political Science, 1958-63 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 13. Lack of honours students in Australian universities: report of a meeting, September 1962 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 14. Joint IAS-SGS Seminar in Modern Government, April 1962: papers - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 15-16. Correspondence and notes relating to the Master of Arts Degree and course work programs within the University, 1964-71 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 17. 'Report of the committee of enquiry into the need for a college of advanced education in the Australian Capital Territory', June 1966. The file also contains a submission to the enquiry by Crisp - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 18. Correspondence, 1966-84, relating to the University libraries including suggestions for text books and journal subscriptions - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 19. Radicalism and the universities, 1966-75 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 20. Various papers by E. A. Lyall, lecturer in politics at ANU, 1967-72 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 21. 'The Australian National University, 1946-60, including an account of the development of Canberra University College and the university movement in Canberra' by M. J. Lewis, 1969 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 22. Report of the Committee on Student and Staff Participation in University Affairs' presented to the Board of the School of General Studies, 1969 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 23. Correspondence, memorandum, newscuttings and reports relating to the University Co-operative Bookshop, 1969-79. Crisp was a member of the Board of Directors in 1973-79 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 24. 'Report to the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee on year round teaching' by D. Cochrane, Professor of Economics, Monash University, 1970. The file also includes a response to the report by the ANU Staff Association, October 1970 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 25-28. Correspondence between the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Australian National University Advisory Committee to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1973-79. The file includes a series of occasional letters (5-11) produced by the Encyclopaedia in 1976-79 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 29. 'The history of the site plan, 1912-71', ANU, 1973 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 30. 'Gravediggers and undertakers - then and now': Fifth Annual John Curtin Memorial Lecture, Canberra, 14 October 1974: text of lecture, a copy of the published pamphlet and correspondence relating to the lecture, 1974-75 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 31. Brief history of the Administrative and Allied Officers Association, ANU, correspondence inviting Crisp to be its Patron in 1975, a copy of his initial speech to the Association and a copy of its Constitution - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 32. Correspondence, 1976-81, with the Australian Research Grants Committee. Crisp received support from 1977-79 for a project entitled 'The executive leadership of Australian commonwealth governments, 1901-75' - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 33. 'Submission to the NSW Prices Commission inquiry into book prices' by the University Co-operative Bookshop, 1979 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 34. 'The growth of big government in Australia, 1901-78: papers from a series of seminars organised by the Economic History Department, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1980 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 35. 'The growth of big government in Australia, 1901-78: papers from a series of seminars organised by the Economic History Department, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1980 - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 36. Federalism Project Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 12-13 February, 1981: papers - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 37-39. Post-War Reconstruction Seminar, Canberra, Australia National University, 31 August-4 September, 1981: papers - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 40. Biographical information on Herbert Burton, text of a speech given by Crisp at a dinner to celebrate his 80th birthday (1980), text of a talk by Helen Crisp at a memorial meeting (1983) and a copy of Herbert 'Joe'Burton 1900-1983 (1984) - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 41. Personal file containing correspondence from the Registrar confirming Crisp's extension of his appointment as Visiting Fellow, 1978-84. The file also contains a copy of Crisp's curriculum vitae, 1974-84 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 42. Report of the Faculty of Arts Review Committee, June 1983 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 43. Miscellaneous reports and papers, 1946-76 - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 44. Notes, drafts and text of speeches mainly given by Crisp at various University functions. Most of them are undated - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 45. 'The history of the site plan, 1971-78, ANU (n.d.) - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 46-47. Political Science II (Honours): American politics: student essays (n.d.) - Box 34 Show allonly 1

File 48. Course work and lecture notes:Constitutional Law Part I: course notes, 1961 - Box 138 Show allonly 1

File 49. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science I:, 1968 - Box 138 Show allonly 1

File 50. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science IV: course handouts, 1971-77 - Box 138 Show allonly 1

File 51. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science I: course handouts, 1984 - Box 138 Show allonly 1

File 52. Course work and lecture notes:Economic and Labour History - Box 138 Show allonly 1

File 53. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science A: Part I: Britain - Box 139 Show allonly 1

File 54. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science A: Part II: Australia - Box 139 Show allonly 1

File 55. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science B - Box 140 Show allonly 1

File 56. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science C: Part I: General - Box 141 Show allonly 1

File 57. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science I - Box 141 Show allonly 1

File 58. Course work and lecture notes:Political Science IV: notes and lectures - Box 141 Show allonly 1

File 59-60. Course work and lecture notes:Miscellaneous notes - Box 142 Show allonly 1

Series 14. Commonwealth Banking Corporation, 1968-84 Show allonly 1

Crisp was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in 1974. In the following year he was appointed Chairman of the Board and remained in this position until his death in 1984.

This series consists of correspondence, notes, newscuttings, itineraries for visits and papers relating to Crisp's positions within the bank. There are also various submissions and reports relating to the inquiry into the Australian financial system which commenced in 1979.

File 1-2. Correspondence, notes, brochures, newscuttings and greeting cards, 1968-84. The correspondence consists mainly of congratulatory letters received by Crisp on his appointment as Chairman of the Board in 1975 and his re-appointment in 1979 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 3. Bank brochures and a set of specimen travellers' cheques, 1977 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 4. Submission to the Committee of Inquiry into Technological Change in Australia, 1979 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 5. Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to New York and London by the Board Chairman, September 1980 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 6. Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to Queensland by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, June 1982 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 7. Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to the Northern Territory by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, July 1982 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 8. Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1982 (bound volume with Crisp's name on the cover) - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 9. Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1983 (bound volume with Crisp's name on the cover) - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 10. Itinerary and notes for the opening of the new State Head Office in Adelaide, October 1983 and a visit to Adelaide for the introduction of the newly appointed Chief State Manager, South Australia, March 1984 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 11. Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1984 (bound volume with Crisp's name on the cover) - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 12. Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to Western Australia by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, June 1984 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 13. Itinerary and notes for a visit to Melbourne for the introduction of the newly appointed Chief State Manager of Victoria, July 1984 and a visit to Melbourne for the 'Man of the year in agriculture awards', sponsored by the Bank, November 1984. Committee of Inquiry into the Australian Financial System, 1979 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 14-15. Correspondence between the Commonwealth Banking Corporation and the Committee, 1979-80 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 16. Submission by the Commonwealth Banking Corporation, 1979 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 17. Submission by the Australian Bankers' Association, 1979 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 18. Submission by the Australian Merchant Bankers' Association, 1979 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 19. Submission by the Bank of New South Wales, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 20. Submission by the Department of Finance, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 21. Submission by the Reserve Bank of Australia, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 22. Submission by The Treasury, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 23. Submissions by various other financial organisations and individuals, 1979 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 24. Seminar on the 'Deregulation of banking' Sydney, 23-24 April, 1980: papers - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 25. Various papers prepared for the inquiry and newscuttings on its outcome, 1979-81 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Series 15. Australian Labor Party, 1891-1984 Show allonly 1

This series consists of correspondence, conference papers, journal articles, leaflets, notes, newscuttings and reports relating to the Australian Labor Party (ALP). Crisp was an active member of the Party especially within the ACT Branch and was also Party historian publishing his history The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-55 in 1955. He has also drawn upon the material in this series for his academic teachings and other writings. The scope of the material ranges from documents on ALP principles and policy, various policy speeches, historical aspects, problems in the 1950s and seven folders (mainly newscuttings) relating to the Kerr dismissal of 1975.

File 1. Reports of Labor Party conferences held in 1891-1951 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 2. Summary of Caucus meetings, 1901-60, summary of Cabinet meetings, 1941-49, extracts from Federal Executive meetings, 1945-51 and extracts from State Executive meetings, 1931-36 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 3. ALP ACT Branch - Treasurer's Book, 1936-49 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 4-7. History of the ALP, 1941-83 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 8-9. ALP principles and policy, 1943-80 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 10. Newspaper articles on the ALP by Helen Crisp, 1944 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 11. ALP Speaker's notes for the federal election, 1949 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 12. ALP troubles and the effect on the ACT Branch, 1950-58 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 13. Folder entitled 'Australian Labor Movement' containing journal articles, papers and notes, 1950-75 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 14. Correspondence and notes relating to the ALP and the ACT Branch, 1950-75. The file includes Crisp's party membership tickets for the years 1942-84 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 15. ALP constitution, 1950-82 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 16. Posters produced by Lyle Davis Advertising for the Chifley Campaign, 1951 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 17. Policy speeches, 1951-69 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 18. Industrial groups, the Labor Movement and the ALP split to, December 1954 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 19. ALP split, January - June 1955 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 20. ALP split / DLP emergence, July 1955 - June 1957 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 21. ALP split / DLP emergence, July 1957 - December 1958 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 22. ALP and the Depression, 1958-83 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 23. ALP State Branches: Victoria and New South Wales, 1960-76 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 24. ALP conferences, 1963 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 25. ALP conference, 1969 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 26-34. Kerr Dismissal, 1975, 1975-83 - Box 45, 46, 47 Show allonly 1

File 35. 'Lang and his times' seminar held at Macquarie University, 23-24 August ,1976: papers and newscuttings - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 36. 'Newspaper references to the New South Wales Parliamentary Labor Party from 1910 to 1975 compiled from the newspaper index of the New South Wales Parliamentary Library', 1976 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 37. ALP Committee of Inquiry: discussion papers, 1978 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 38-39. General material, including journal articles on the ALP, 1983-84 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 40. 'The beginnings of the Labor Party in Western Australia' by H. J. Gibbney (n.d.) - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 41. ALP re-organisation: recommendations of the General Secretary: A - Federal Conference, Document 7 (Wyndham Report) (n.d.) - Box 49 Show allonly 1

Series 16. Australian Capital Territory election campaigns, 1940-70 Show allonly 1

This series consists of campaign speeches, correspondence, newscuttings, leaflets and notes relating to election campaigns held in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It includes campaigns for the ACT Advisory Council which was the main advisory body prior to self-government in 1989 and the ACT seat in the House of Representatives. Crisp was campaign manager on several occasions and his wife, Helen, also participated in the campaigns preparing and giving pre-selection speeches.

File 1. Local ACT elections in the 1940s - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 2. Election for the first ACT seat in the House of Representatives, 1949 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 3. Files on two candidates - Dr L. W. Nott and S. R. Rhodes for elections, 1949 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence, notes and newscuttings relating to Jim Fraser, Labor MHR for the Australian Capital Territory, 1949-70 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 5. Federal election, 1951 - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 6. Local election, 1951 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 7. Local election, 1953 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 8. Federal election, 1954 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 9. Local election, 1955 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 10. Federal election, 1955 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 11. Federal election, 1958 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 12. Local election, 1959 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 13. Federal election, 1961 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 14. Local election, 1961 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 15. Federal election, 1963 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 16. Local election, 1967 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 17. Federal election, 1969 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 18. Federal by-election, 1970 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

Series 17. Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1957-72 Show allonly 1

Crisp was one of the founding members of the ACT Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) which was formed in 1953. He was President in 1957-59 and Vice President in 1959-78. He was appointed anHonary Fellow and Honary Life Member of the ACT Division in 1983.

This series consists of minutes and various reports of the ACT Group of the RIPA and conference papers from various state groups.

File 1. Royal Institute of Public Administration, ACT Group, minutes and reports of the Executive Council, 1957-59 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 2. Royal Institute of Public Administration, Conference on Government and the Scientist, Canberra, 20-22 November, 1967: papers - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 3. Royal Institute of Public Administration, Conference of Australian Regional Groups, Canberra, 1969: papers - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 4. Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, Spring Hill, Qld, February 1970: papers - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 5. Report of the Commonwealth Administrative Review Committee, 1971 and comments on the report by the Royal Institute of Public Affairs, ACT Group, 1972 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

Series 18. Commonwealth Public Service Board, 1968-72 Show allonly 1

Crisp was a regular speaker and participant at seminars conducted by the Commonwealth Public Service Board for Second and Third Division officers and administrative trainees. This series consists of conference papers in 1968-69 and 1971-72. Some of the papers given by Crisp are listed in Series 10.

File 16. Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 21 October - 1 November, 1968: papers - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 17. Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 17-28 March 1969: papers. The file also contains notes and newscuttings on the Fulton Report, 1966-69, which was the topic of the seminar - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 18. Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 1971: papers - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 19. Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 19-23 June 1972: papers - Box 52 Show allonly 1

Series 19. Australasian Political Studies Association, 1980-83 Show allonly 1

Crisp was one of the founding members of the Australian (now Australasian) Political Studies Association in 1956. This series consists of papers presented at the Association's annual conferences in 1980-83.

File 1-2. Australasian Political Studies Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 27-29 August, 1980: papers - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 3-4. Australasian Political Studies Association, 23rd Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 28-30 August, 1981: papers - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 5-6. Australasian Political Studies Association, 24th Annual Conference, Perth, University of Western Australia, 18-20 August, 1982: papers - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 7-9. Australasian Political Studies Association, 25th Annual Conference, Sydney, Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, 30 August - 1 September, 1983: papers - Box 54 Show allonly 1

Series 20. Subject files, 1878-1984 Show allonly 1

This series forms the bulk of Crisp's papers. The subject or research files have been compiled mainly from newspaper cuttings and journal articles. Newscuttings have been regularly clipped from the major Australian daily newspapers and some overseas newspapers. Journal titles scanned include the Listener, Nation, New Republic, New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement. The files cover a diverse range of topics including all aspects of Australian government and politics, economics, literature, philosophy and overseas countries such as the United Kingdom and United States of America.

The series has been artificially divided into two sections consisting of Australian and overseas material. The Australian material has been arranged into subject categories and within each category listed alphabetically. Where possible Crisp's file titles have been retained.

The non-Australian material has been listed in the same sequence as it was housed in Crisp's study. The original order has been preserved. Crisp has to a certain degree maintained his own subject arrangement of the material, e.g., novelists and writers, politics, philosophers, socialism, and by country. Again Crisp's original file titles have been retained.

File 1-4. Australian Capital Territory: Self-government for the ACT, 1944-82 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 5. Australian Capital Territory: Black Mountain Tower, 1972-76 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 6-7. Australian Capital Territory: Historical articles, notes and miscellaneous papers relating to the ACT, 1903-83 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 8. Australian Capital Territory: Local government and planning issues, 1983 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 9. Australian Public Service: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), 1972-81 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 10. Australian Public Service: Boyer Committee of Inquiry into Commonwealth Public Service Recruitment, 1950-69 - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 11. Australian Public Service: Code of ethics / conduct for public servants, 1961-79 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 12-13. Australian Public Service: Defence, 1968-82 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 14. Australian Public Service: Foreign Affairs, 1948-81 - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 15-27. Australian Public Service: General (including policy and administration), 1942-84 - Box 58, 59, 60, 61 Show allonly 1

File 28. Australian Public Service: Health, Social Security and Employment, 1967-82 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 29-30. Australian Public Service: Immigration, 1945-82 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 31. Australian Public Service: Open government, 1968-82 - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 32-35. Australian Public Service: Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1948-83 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 36-37. Australian Public Service: Public corporations, 1947-82 - Box 62, 63 Show allonly 1

File 38. Australian Public Service: Public servants and power, 1943-79 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

File 39. Australian Public Service: Recruitment in the Commonwealth Public Service: study by the ACT Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1956-57 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

File 40-41. Australian Public Service: Responsible government, 1947-78 - Box 63 Show allonly 1

File 42. Australian Public Service: Restrictive trade practices, 1965-82 - Box 64 Show allonly 1

File 43-49. Australian Public Service: Royal Commission on Government Administration, 1974-75 - Box 64, 65, 66 Show allonly 1

File 50. Australian Public Service: Tariff Board and policy, 1958-79 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 51. Australian Public Service: Trade, 1965-81 - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File 52-53. Australian Public Service: Treasury and Finance, 1950-81 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 54. Constitution: Constitutional Convention, 1973 - Box 67 Show allonly 1

File 55-56. Constitution: Constitutional Convention, 1975 - Box 67, 68 Show allonly 1

File 57. Constitution: Constitutional Convention, 1983 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 58. Constitution: Constitution - general, 1962-83 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 59-60. Constitution: Constitutional referenda, 1910-77 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 61. Constitution: Constitutional reform, 1935-64 - Box 68 Show allonly 1

File 62. Constitution: Interpreting the constitution, 1952-75 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 63. Economics: Banking and the Banking Act of 1947 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 64-65. Economics: Banking and related issues, 1983-84 - Box 69 Show allonly 1

File 66-67. Economics: Employment, (historical aspects), 1931-55 - Box 69, 70 Show allonly 1

File 68. Economics: Incomes / wealth / pensions, 1982-84 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 69. Economics: Managing the economy, 1983-84 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 70. Economics: Monopolies, 1963-76 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 71. Education: Education, 1973-83 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 72. Education: Educational and cultural institutions and their policies, 1983-84 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 73. Education: Schools and the 3R's, 1975-77 - Box 70 Show allonly 1

File 74. Education: State aid to church schools, 1958-83 - Box 71 Show allonly 1

File 75. Education: Universities and education, 1967-74 - Box 71 Show allonly 1

File 76-77. Education: Universities and their problems, 1951-77 - Box 71 Show allonly 1

File 78. Elections: Double dissolution and federal election, 1974 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 79. Elections: Federal election, 1946 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 80. Elections: Federal election, 1951 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 81. Elections: Federal election, 1954 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 82. Elections: Federal election, 1955 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 83. Elections: Federal election figures, 1955-64 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 84. Elections: Federal election, 1958 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 85. Elections: Federal election, 1961 - Box 72 Show allonly 1

File 86. Elections: Federal elections, 1963 and 1964 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 87. Elections: Federal election, 1969 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 88. Elections: Federal election, 1972 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 89. Elections: Federal election, 1975 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 90. Elections: Federal election, 1977 - Box 73 Show allonly 1

File 91-92. Elections: Federal election, 1980 - Box 73, 74 Show allonly 1

File 93. Elections: Federal election, 1984 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 94. Elections: House of Representatives election, 1966 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 95. Elections: Referenda, 1967 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 96. Elections: Referenda, 1973 and 1974 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 97. Elections: Senate election, 1967 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 98. Elections: Senate election, 1970 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 99. Elections: Tasmanian elections (ephemera), 1972-82 - Box 74 Show allonly 1

File 100. Electoral system: D. Anthony's gerrymander legislation (1965), 1964-66 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 101. Electoral system: Compulsory voting, 1945-81 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 102. Electoral system: Electoral reform, 1969-81 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 103-104. Electoral system: Electoral reform / Gietzelt Report and others, 1970-83 - Box 75 Show allonly 1

File 105-109. Electoral system: Electoral system, 1940-83 - Box 76 Show allonly 1

File 110. Electoral system: Public opinion polls, 1945-77 - Box 77 Show allonly 1

File 111. Electoral system: Redistribution (1962), 1962-63 - Box 77 Show allonly 1

File 112. Electoral system: Redistribution, 1968 - Box 77 Show allonly 1

File 113. Electoral system: Voting behaviour, 1951-74 - Box 77 Show allonly 1

File 114-115. Electoral system: Voting behaviour, 1951-74 - Box 78 Show allonly 1

File 116-123. Federalism: Commonwealth-state relations, 1941-79 - Box 78, 79 Show allonly 1

File 124. Federalism: Federalism and the constitution, 1911-65 - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 125-126. Federalism: History and issues, 1958-76 - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 127. Federation: Edmund Barton (n.d.) - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 128. Federation: Federation and the federalist, 1900-77 - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 129. Federation: Henry Parkes, 1899-1967 - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 130. Federation: Jubilee of Australian Federation (1951), 1950-67 - Box 80 Show allonly 1

File 131. Federation: Manuscript notes from newspapers (n.d.) - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File 132-134. Federation: General, 1884-1975 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File 135-136. Federation: Papers belonging to Tom Price and Sir William Sowden, relating to Federation, 1878-1908, including notes, leaflets and newscuttings. The file also contains an envelope of photographs with images of the Federal Convention of 1897-98 - Box 81 Show allonly 1

File 137. Industrial relations: Arbitration system / national wage case, 1940-81 - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File 138. Industrial relations: Trade unions and arbitration, 1948-70 - Box 82 Show allonly 1

File 139-141. Industrial relations: Trade unions, 1949-84 - Box 83 Show allonly 1

File 142. Industrial relations: Trade unions / white collar, 1966-82 - Box 83 Show allonly 1

File 143. Legal system:Civil liberties, 1947-77 - Box 83 Show allonly 1

File 144-145. Legal system:High Court, 1947-84 - Box 84 Show allonly 1

File 146. Legal system:Judiciary, 1952-78 - Box 84 Show allonly 1

File 147. Legal system:Privy Council, 1949-78 - Box 84 Show allonly 1

File 148. Legal system:Summaries of various Australian Acts, 1942-49 - Box 85 Show allonly 1

File 149. Legal system:Various papers, 1949-75 - Box 85 Show allonly 1

File 150-151. Media: Press, 1948-82 - Box 85, 86 Show allonly 1

File 152. Media: Radio, 1953-80 - Box 86 Show allonly 1

File 153. Media: Television, 1954-80 - Box 86 Show allonly 1

File 154-155. Parliament:Cabinet, 1940-82 - Box 86 Show allonly 1

File 156. Parliament:Cabinet minutes of the Scullin Government, November 1929 - June 1931 - Box 87 Show allonly 1

File 157-159. Parliament:House of Representatives, 1943-83 - Box 87 Show allonly 1

File 160. Parliament:House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure, 1971-77 - Box 87 Show allonly 1

File 161. Parliament:Lists of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, 1946-78 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 162. Parliament:Office of Governor-General, 1942-83 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 163. Parliament:Parliamentary committees, 1971 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 164. Parliament:Parliamentary privilege, 1955-81 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 165. Parliament:Place of the Senate, 1950-70 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 166. Parliament:Salaries of members of Parliament, 1951-82 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 167. Parliament:Select Committee on Parliament's Appropriations and Staffing, 1979-81 - Box 88 Show allonly 1

File 168-169. Parliament:Senate, 1942-82 - Box 89 Show allonly 1

File 170-171. Parliament:Siting of the new Parliament House, 1965-82 - Box 89 Show allonly 1

File 172-174. Parliament:Televising of Parliament, 1946-75 - Box 89, 90 Show allonly 1

File 175-178. Parliament:Various papers, 1951-83 - Box 90 Show allonly 1

File 179. Political Parties: Australian parties and the party system, 1938-72 - Box 91 Show allonly 1

File 180. Political Parties: Communist Party of Australia, 1984 - Box 91 Show allonly 1

File 181-182. Political Parties: Country Party, 1948-82 - Box 91 Show allonly 1

File 183-185. Political Parties: Country Party and rural politics, 1952-68 - Box 91, 92 Show allonly 1

File 186. Political Parties: Democrats, 1980-83 - Box 92 Show allonly 1

File 187-189. Political Parties: DLP, 1958-83 - Box 92 Show allonly 1

File 190-193. Political Parties: Liberal Party, 1949-84 - Box 93 Show allonly 1

File 194-195. Political Parties: Liberal Party and its predecessors, 1949-69 - Box 93, 94 Show allonly 1

File 196. Political Parties: Liberal Party leadership struggle, 1969 - Box 94 Show allonly 1

File 197. Political Parties: Minor parties including Democrats and Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL), 1954-79 - Box 94 Show allonly 1

File 198. Politics: Developments in colonial politics, 1951-74 - Box 94 Show allonly 1

File 199-200. Politics: New England New States Movement, 1967 - Box 94 Show allonly 1

File 201. Politics: New Guard and other right wing groups, 1966-81 - Box 95 Show allonly 1

File 202-203. Politics: Nineteenth-century colonial politics, 1955-70 - Box 95 Show allonly 1

File 204-205. Politics: Pressure / lobby groups, 1958-82 - Box 95 Show allonly 1

File 206. Politics: Republican Australia, 1971-83 - Box 95 Show allonly 1

File 207. Politics: Twentieth century politics (miscellaneous papers), 1970-75 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File 208. Politics: Violence and terrorism in politics, 1967-78 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File 209-210. Prime Ministers:Barton, 1929-69 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File 211. Prime Ministers:Bruce, 1924-61 - Box 96 Show allonly 1

File 212. Prime Ministers:Chifley, 1959-76 - Box 97 Show allonly 1

File 213. Prime Ministers:Cook, 1909-68 - Box 97 Show allonly 1

File 214. Prime Ministers:Curtin, 1942-78 - Box 97 Show allonly 1

File 215-217. Prime Ministers:Deakin, 1905-81 - Box 97, 98 Show allonly 1

File 218. Prime Ministers:Fadden, 1946-73 - Box 98 Show allonly 1

File 219. Prime Ministers:Fisher, 1923-76 - Box 98 Show allonly 1

File 220. Prime Ministers:Forde (n.d.) - Box 98 Show allonly 1

File 221-226. Prime Ministers:Fraser, 1977-83 - Box 98, 99 Show allonly 1

File 227-229. Prime Ministers:Gorton, 1967-78 - Box 100 Show allonly 1

File 230. Prime Ministers:Holt, 1966-77 - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 231. Prime Ministers:Hughes, 1912-66 - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 232. Prime Ministers:Lyons, 1958-76 - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 233. Prime Ministers:McDonald (n.d) - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 234. Prime Ministers:McEwen, 1961-80 - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 235-236. Prime Ministers:McMahon, 1965-82 - Box 101 Show allonly 1

File 237-238. Prime Ministers:Menzies, 1947-82 - Box 102 Show allonly 1

File 239. Prime Ministers:Page, 1961-76 - Box 102 Show allonly 1

File 240-241. Prime Ministers:Reid, 1895-1978 - Box 102 Show allonly 1

File 242. Prime Ministers:Scullin, 1928-76 - Box 103 Show allonly 1

File 243. Prime Ministers:Watson, 1906-66 - Box 103 Show allonly 1

File 244-248. Prime Ministers:Whitlam, 1967-78 - Box 103, 104 Show allonly 1

File 249. Prime Ministers:Whitlam - speeches, 1967-72 - Box 104 Show allonly 1

File 250-253. Prime Ministers - general. Includes material on UK Prime Ministers and political leadership, 1939-78. Folder 250 contains an envelope with various Prime Ministers's signatures - Box 105 Show allonly 1

File 254. Other:Australian writers and novelists, 1937-78 - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File 255-256. Other:Cartoons, 1973-77 - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File 257. Other:Australian society and class structure, 1953-74 - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File 258. Other:Combe affair and ASIO, 1983-84 - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File 259. Other:Communism in Australia, 1943-79 - Box 106 Show allonly 1

File 260. Other:Doctors and Medicare, 1983-84 - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File 261. Other:Historians and the writing of history, 1943-75 - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File 262-263. Other:Local government, 1940-77 - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File 264. Other:Nationalism, patriotism and militarism in Australia, 1960-73 - Box 107 Show allonly 1

File 265. Other:Population / unemployment, 1964-78 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 266. Other:Racism and immigration, 1983-84 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 267. Other:Social welfare, 1958-76 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 268. Other:Superannuation, 1868-76 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 269. Other:Statistics, various legislation, 1901-72 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 270. Non Australian: British history:, 1830-1930, 1936-51 - Box 108 Show allonly 1

File 271. Non Australian: UK - constitution, 1939-81 - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File 272. Non Australian: UK - class and politics, 1950-82 - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File 273. Non Australian: EEC membership and UK sovereignty, 1962-79 - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File 274-276. Non Australian: UK and EEC, 1958-84 - Box 109 Show allonly 1

File 277. Non Australian: UK - constitution and referendum, 1970-82 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 278. Non Australian: UK - constitution, courts and judges, 1968-80 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 279. Non Australian: J. Kilbrandon report, 1957-82 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 280. Non Australian: UK - elections, 1966-82 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 281. Non Australian: Parliament - general and Commons, 1946-82 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 282. Non Australian: Parliament - Lords, 1948-82 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 283. Non Australian: UK - media, 1961-77 - Box 110 Show allonly 1

File 284. Non Australian: UK - press, 1978-82 - Box 111 Show allonly 1

File 285. Non Australian: UK - pressure groups, 1969-78 - Box 111 Show allonly 1

File 286. Non Australian: UK - unions, 1971-82 - Box 111 Show allonly 1

File 287-288. Non Australian: UK - universities, 1951-74 - Box 111 Show allonly 1

File 289. Non Australian: Social Democratic Party, 1981-82 - Box 111 Show allonly 1

File 290-294. Non Australian: British Labour Party, 1960-84 - Box 111, 112 Show allonly 1

File 295. Non Australian: British Labour and the Left, 1964-77 - Box 112 Show allonly 1

File 296-297. Non Australian: British Conservative Party, 1954-82 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 298. Non Australian: UK - Liberal Party, 1978-81 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 299. Non Australian: Thatcher government, 1983-84 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 300. Non Australian: UK - Civil Service, 1950-82 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 301. Non Australian: UK - public inquiries, 1956-73 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 302. Non Australian: UK - local government, 1978-80 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 303. Non Australian: UK - rule of law, 1949-78 - Box 113 Show allonly 1

File 304. Non Australian: Think tanks, 1972-78 - Box 114 Show allonly 1

File 305-306. Non Australian: Political theory, 1962-81 - Box 114 Show allonly 1

File 307. Non Australian: Politics in West Germany, 1964-82 - Box 114 Show allonly 1

File 308. Non Australian: Notes on Germany (n.d) - Box 114 Show allonly 1

File 309-310. Non Australian: Politics in France, 1946-83 - Box 114, 115 Show allonly 1

File 311. Non Australian: Politics in Italy, 1971-82 - Box 115 Show allonly 1

File 312. Non Australian: Miscellaneous, 1967-82 - Box 115 Show allonly 1

File 313-314. Non Australian: Notes on Russia, 1980-82 - Box 115 Show allonly 1

File 315. Non Australian: Poetry, 1952-63 - Box 115 Show allonly 1

File 316. Non Australian: Diaries and memoirs, 1975-81 - Box 115 Show allonly 1

File 317-318. Non Australian: British novelists and writers, 1941-78 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 319. Non Australian: Italian novelists and writers, 1942-64 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 320. Non Australian: Spanish novelists and writers, 1951-55 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 321. Non Australian: German novelists and writers, 1955-58 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 322. Non Australian: Russian novelists and writers, 1943-80 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 323. Non Australian: American novelists and writers, 1943-81 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 324. Non Australian: French novelists, 1943-70 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 325. Non Australian: Ideas and beliefs of the Victorians, 1946-55 - Box 116 Show allonly 1

File 326-327. Non Australian: Historians, 1943-69 - Box 117 Show allonly 1

File 328. Non Australian: History and biography, 1955-82 - Box 117 Show allonly 1

File 329. Non Australian: Miscellaneous philosophy, 1943-56 - Box 117 Show allonly 1

File 330-331. Non Australian: Sociology, 1946-67 - Box 117 Show allonly 1

File 332. Non Australian: New words / new meanings, 1977-84 - Box 117 Show allonly 1

File 333. Non Australian: Miscellaneous cuttings, 1955-75 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 334. Non Australian: Classical and archaeology, 1950-66 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 335. Non Australian: Plato and Aristotle, 1941-64 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 336. Non Australian: Early Christians, 1948-64 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 337. Non Australian: St Thomas Aquinas, 1944-58 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 338. Non Australian: Dante, 1950 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 339. Non Australian: Marsilio of Padua, 1973 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 340. Non Australian: Machiavelli, 1928-55 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 341. Non Australian: Luther, 1946-67 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 342. Non Australian: Bodin, 1959 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 343. Non Australian: Richard Hooker, 1950-54 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 344. Non Australian: Hobbes, 1928-67 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 345. Non Australian: Milton, 1949-59 - Box 118 Show allonly 1

File 346. Non Australian: Locke, 1938-61 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 347. Non Australian: Grotius (n.d) - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 348. Non Australian: Sir William Temple, 1943 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 349. Non Australian: Montesquieu, 1949-55 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 350. Non Australian: Hume and Butler, 1954 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 351. Non Australian: Rousseau, 1939-59 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 352. Non Australian: Burke, 1947-59 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 353. Non Australian: Paine, 1947-60 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 354. Non Australian: Adam Smith, 1945-66 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 355. Non Australian: The Federalist and the USA, 1948-62 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 356. Non Australian: Godwin, 1935-36 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 357. Non Australian: Goethe, 1949-50 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 358. Non Australian: Utilitarians, 1934-77 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 359. Non Australian: Romantic movement, 1948-51 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 360. Non Australian: French enlightenment, 1937-55 - Box 119 Show allonly 1

File 361. Non Australian: De Tocqueville, 1935-63 - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 362. Non Australian: Calhoun and Lincoln (n.d.) - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 363. Non Australian: Bagehot, 1945-77 - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 364. Non Australian: Maine (n.d.) - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 365. Non Australian: The idealists (n.d.) - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 366. Non Australian: Mazzini, 1936-59 - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 367-368. Non Australian: Theory of democracy, 1941-58 - Box 120 Show allonly 1

File 369. Non Australian: 19th century socialism - Marx and Engels, 1947-67 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 370. Non Australian: 19th century socialism - other, 1948-53 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 371. Non Australian: 20th century socialism, 1950-53 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 372. Non Australian: Political - miscellaneous, 1946-62 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 373. Non Australian: Leninism and Stalinism, 1946-61 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 374. Non Australian: Marx / communism, 1944-83 - Box 121 Show allonly 1

File 375. Non Australian: 19th and 20th century theory, 1929-75 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 376. Non Australian: Schopenhauer / Nietzsche, 1943-53 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 377. Non Australian: Spengler / Chamberlain, 1943-53 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 378. Non Australian: Conservatism, 1941-72 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 379. Non Australian: Fabians, 1947-80 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 380. Non Australian: T. S. Eliot, 1947-61 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 381. Non Australian: George Orwell, 1956-84 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 382. Non Australian: Kipling, 1964-79 - Box 122 Show allonly 1

File 383. Non Australian: Catholicism, 1943-69 - Box 123 Show allonly 1

File 384. Non Australian: Economics, 1936-82 - Box 123 Show allonly 1

File 385. Non Australian: Economists - Galbraith, 1958-82 - Box 123 Show allonly 1

File 386. Non Australian: Economists - Keynes and Beveridge, 1943-82 - Box 123 Show allonly 1

File 387. Non Australian: Economists - Friedman, Hayek and Robbins, 1969-83 - Box 123 Show allonly 1

File 388. Non Australian: British Commonwealth, 1948-66 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 389. Non Australian: Falklands, 1982 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 390-391. Non Australian: Canada - constitutional patriation, 1959-82 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 392. Non Australian: Canada - politics, 1962-80 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 393. Non Australian: US - constitution, 1942-81 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 394. Non Australian: US - elections, 1984 - Box 124 Show allonly 1

File 395. Non Australian: US - government and politics, 1971-81 - Box 125 Show allonly 1

File 396. Non Australian: US - politics, general, 1957-82 - Box 125 Show allonly 1

File 397. Non Australian: US - presidency, 1974-82 - Box 125 Show allonly 1

File 398-399. Non Australian: US - supreme court, 1947-83 - Box 125 Show allonly 1

Series 21. Other Papers, 1901-74 Show allonly 1

This series consists of correspondence, lectures, newscuttings, notes, biographical material, reports, conference papers, photographs, posters and other miscellaneous ephemera. Most of the papers relate to committees and organisations Crisp was associated with and which have not been described elsewhere in this finding aid, e.g. Prime Minister's Committee on the Future of the National Library, the Committee of Inquiry on the Integration of Data Systems and the Canberra Community Hospital. There is also correspondence belonging to others, which has been passed to Crisp for research purposes.

File 1. Commonwealth of Australia Gazettes (extraordinary) issued on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936 - Box 125 Show allonly 1

File 2-3. Correspondence, notes and reports of John Bennetts relating to his thesis on the Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1931-69 - Box 126 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence and papers of P. J. Quinane, 1941-49, relating to his dealings with H. V. Evatt. The papers were passed to Crisp in 1965 after Quinane had read his biography of Chifley. He thought that Crisp may be interested in writing about Evatt - Box 126 Show allonly 1

File 5. Papers relating to the Canberra Community Hospital, 1949-56. Crisp was a member of the Board in 1949-55. The file includes correspondence, Chairman's reports (1952-56) and newscuttings - Box 126 Show allonly 1

File 6. 'Report of Royal Commission inquiring into the origins, aims, objects and funds of the Communist Party in Victoria and other related matters', 1950 - Box 126 Show allonly 1

File 7-8. National Library Inquiry Committee 1956-57: correspondence, minutes of meetings, background information, notes, submissions and final report, 1956-60. Crisp was a member of the Committee - Box 126, 127 Show allonly 1

File 9. Four months down under, an account of a visit to Australia by Frank and Cherry Dickinson, 1957 - Box 127 Show allonly 1

File 10-12. Addresses by a variety of speakers to members of the Canberra and District Historical Society, 1958-64 - Box 127 Show allonly 1

File 13. Correspondence, notes, newscuttings and background papers relating to the development of an Australian national archives system, 1966-74. The file includes papers relating to a 'Seminar on a National Archives System', 1973 and a copy of Development of the National Archives (1974) - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 14. Newspaper articles based on wartime records which have been publicly released after 30 years under the Archives Act, 1967-77 - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 15. Order of Service for the state funeral of the Hon. J. J. Dedman, 26 November 1973, biographical note and two journal articles by Dedman - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 16. Committee on Integration of Data-Systems: report and correspondence, 1973-74 - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 17. Charles Hawker: paper (no author), (n.d.) - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 18. Series of three lectures entitled 'Political communication', (no author), (n.d.) - Box 128 Show allonly 1

File 19. Scrapbook containing cartoons from English newspapers, 1939-40 and a caricature of Bob Hawke by Canberra cartoonist, Pryor (n.d.) - Folio 129 Show allonly 1

File 20-21. Photographs, 1937-82, including the Founding Conference of the National Union of Australian Students, Crisp's period at Oxford, overseas visits and functions held by the Commonwealth Banking Corporation - Folio 129 Show allonly 1

File 22. Assorted ephemera including postcards, photographs, various election campaign badges, membership badges, a copy of the Counter course handbook (1984) and a name plate possibly from Crisp's office at the Australian National University - Folio 129 Show allonly 1

File 23. Various election campaign posters of the United Australia Party for federal elections (193?) - Folio 130 [HW Map Drawer 20] Show allonly 1

Series 22. Theses by others, 1919-74 Show allonly 1

File 1. Barrett, Russell, 'Responsible government in Australia 1928-1951', thesis submitted to the University of Melbourne for the Ph.D. Degree, 1952 - Box 131 Show allonly 1

File 2-3. Beazley, Kim, 'Caucus as an instrument for determining the policy and tactics of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party in the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-1960', 2 vols, thesis (M.A.), Australian National University, 1967 - Box 131 Show allonly 1

File 4. Bennett, Scott, 'Annotated documents on the making of the Commonwealth of Australia', thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Arts, Australian National University, 1969 - Box 132 Show allonly 1

File 5. Bennetts, R. J., 'Development of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery 1901-1968', thesis submitted as part of the M.A. Qualifying Course, Australian National University, 1968 - Box 132 Show allonly 1

File 6. Coates, Julie, 'The Liberal Party of Australia as seen by Liberal backbenchers of the House of Representatives', Honours sub-thesis for Political Science IV, Australian National University, 1968 - Box 132 Show allonly 1

File 7. Heydon, Pamela, 'Gorton's re-election to the leadership of the Liberal Party (November 1969): a study of the nature of national political leadership', thesis submitted in partial requirement for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Australian National University, 1971 - Box 132 Show allonly 1

File 8. Lyall, E.A., 'Government patronage in Britain - an historical survey', sub-thesis, M.Ec.( Political Science) Qualifying, Australian National University, 1964 - Box 132 Show allonly 1

File 9. Lyall, Ernest Alexander, 'Government patronage in Australia: the exercise of the patronage prerogative by Commonwealth and New South Wales governments in the period 1927-1969', thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Economics in the Political Science Department, School of General Studies, Australian National University, 1969 - Box 133 Show allonly 1

File 10. Male, Beverley, 'Australia and the Indonesian Nationalist Movement 1942-1945', M.A. (Preliminary) Thesis, Australian National University, 1965 - Box 133 Show allonly 1

File 11. Marshall, M. G., 'Press reporting of Parliament: a study of reporting of proceedings of Parliament by the daily press of South Australia in the light of common assumptions as to the role of the press in a democracy', thesis presented as part requirement for the Honours B.A. Degree in Politics at the University of Adelaide, 1965 - Box 133 Show allonly 1

File 12. Rawson, D. W., 'The organisation of the Australian Labor Party 1916-1941', thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1954 - Box 133 Show allonly 1

File 13. Rumble, M. J., 'John Latham, conservative politician, 1930-1934', thesis, (n.d.) - Box 134 Show allonly 1

File 14. Santamaria, C., 'The politics of Australian Defence', thesis submitted as part requirement for M.A. Qualifying Course, Australian National University, 1970 - Box 134 Show allonly 1

File 15. Shann, S. C., 'John Gorton's election to the Prime Ministership: a study of the nature of politicians', sub-thesis submitted as part of an Honours Year, Australian National University, 1969 - Box 134 Show allonly 1

File 16. Thomas, Leila, 'The development of the Labour Movement in the Sydney district of New South Wales', M.A. thesis, University of Sydney, 1919. This thesis has been reprinted for the Canberra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in 1962 - Box 134 Show allonly 1

File 17. Volpato, Dante, 'The Big Brother Movement of New South Wales 1925-1939; an extension of the imperial ideal or a national undertaking?', Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1974 - Box 134 Show allonly 1

File 18. Wadham, E. J., 'The political career of C. C. Kingston (1881-1900)', thesis presented for the Degree of Master of Arts, Adelaide University, 1953 - Box 134 Show allonly 1