Guide to the Papers of Edna Ryan

MS 9140, MS Acc09.172

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Edna Ryan
Date Range
1948-1993
Collection Number
MS 9140, MS Acc09.172
Extent
6.6 metres (44 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn168173).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Edna Ryan, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The Edna Ryan Papers were received in three consignments. In January 1993 several boxes were transferred to the Library. These were once part of the collection of the now-defunct Women's Archive, which was established by the Women's Studies Unit at the Australian National University.

In March 1993 and January 1995 Edna Ryan donated further material to the Library.

Arrangement

The contents of each instalment have been processed separately. The original sequence established by the Women's Archive custodians in respect to the first instalment has been maintained. Their file numbers have been added at the end of each folder description in the following list. Because categories of material such as letters, diaries and cuttings are spread across the three instalments, a careful scan of the entire list is recommended.

An interview conducted by Sara Dowse with Edna Ryan in 1991 is held in the Oral History Collection at TRC 2742. There is also a copy of an interview conducted by Lucy Taska in 1987 for the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Collection (TRC 2301 INT.156). In 1992 Margot Oliver made a documentary videorecording, released by the Australian Film Institute, entitled 'Edna Ryan: a political life'.

Some of Edna Ryan's papers are held in the Mitchell Library. These were lodged there by Ms Ryan before she moved to Canberra. See Box 9 for list of some of this material.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there may be multiple Box 1s). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Biographical Note

Edna Ryan (née Nelson), feminist and campaigner for equal pay, was born in Sydney in 1904 and died in Canberra in 1997.

One of a large family, Ryan had to leave school early to find work as a clerk, but spent many years studying at evening college. She was an early member of the Communist Party and also of the International Workers of the World but left the Communist Party after her partner, Jack Ryan, was expelled. In 1935 the Ryans joined the Labor Party. Later Edna Ryan was an early campaign manager for the future prime minister Gough Whitlam.

Ryan stood unsuccessfully for the State seat of Mosman as an ALP candidate in 1953 and was an alderman and Deputy Mayor of Fairfield Council between 1956 and 1965.

As a foundation member of the Women's Electoral Lobby in 1972, Ryan participated in campaigns to persuade the Whitlam Government to reopen the National Wage Case. In 1974 the Arbitration Commission extended to women the same minimum wages as men. In 1993 Ryan successfully lobbied the Minister for Industrial Relations, Laurie Brereton, to ensure that his legislation guaranteed women would be no worse off under enterprise bargaining.

Ryan wrote numerous articles, conference papers, submissions to government and two books, Gentle invaders (1975) and Two thirds of a man (1984).

She accepted an honorary doctorate from Sydney University in 1985 but rejected an Order of Australia, saying 'They are only giving it to me because I am old'.

Edna Ryan had three children, Julia, Lyndall and Patrick, whom she raised alone after Jack Ryan died at an early age.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9140. Original consignment Show allonly 1

Comprises press clippings, subject files, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, articles, drafts of books, conference papers, submissions and publications on issues such as equal pay for women, employment conditions, child care, abortion and trade union matters. People, organisations and events mentioned include: Anne Conlon, Wendy Fatin, Wendy McCarthy, Mary Owen, Pat Richardson, Mum Shirl, Gough Whitlam, Women's Electoral Lobby, Australian Labor Party, National Foundation of Australian Women, Women's Trade Union Commission, International Women's Year Conference (1975) and National Women's Conference (1990).

Contained in 43 boxes.

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 21st January 1993 Show allonly 1

File 1A. Autobiographical Writings 1958, 1972-75 (ms 1/1/1-160) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 1. Australian Labor Party : 1948-73 (Subseries 1) (ms 1/2/1-36) (f2) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 2. Australian Labor Party: 1970;1972-76 (Sub-series 2) (ms 1/2/37-145) (f3) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 3. A.L.P.(sub-series 2) cont'd : 1976-77 (ms 1/2/146-268) (f4) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 4. Abortion: 1969-1978 (ms 1/3/1-165) (f5) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 5. Abortion: 1980-82 (ms 1/3/166-233a) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 6. Abortion (New Zealand) : 1978 (ms 1/3/234-287) (f7) - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File 7. Women's Trade Union Commission. Child care (ms 1/4/1-47) (f8) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 8. Eden Park Child Care Centre (ms 1/4/48) (f9) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 9. Eden Park Submission Summary (ms 1/4/48-49) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 10. Woodbury Estate Submission (ms 1/4/50-110a) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 11. International Year of the Child (ms 1/4/147-196) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 12. Children of working mothers (ms 1/4/198-327) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 13. Eden Park - Parents working on estate (ms 1/4/328-472) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 14. Commission for adoption of child care policy Constitution of women's TUC. (ms 1/4/473-570) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 15. WEA - Mothers' children's residential schools (ms 1/6/389-413) (f22a) - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File 16. Trade union matters 1967-1970 (ms 1/5/1-165) - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 17. Trade union matters 1970-1974 (ms 1/5/166-353) - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 18. Trade union matters 1968 - 1975 (ms 1/5/354-388) - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 19. Union publications 1968 - 1974 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File 20. Press clippings: equal pay: Dec 1968 - July 1972 - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 21. Press clippings: women: 1966-1970 (f23) - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 22. Press clippings: women: 1971-1972 (f24) - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 23. Press clippings: women: 1973 (f26) - Box 4 Show allonly 1
File 24. Newspaper clippings: women: 1973 (few 1974, 1975) (f25) - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 25. Correspondence for WEL Conference 1973 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 26. Appendices for WEL Conference 1973 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 27. WEL Conference 1982 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 28. Newspaper clippings - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Personal correspondence, jottings on book, amendments to Social Services Act 1974

File 29. Personal correspondence 1974-76 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Establishment of Children's Commission

File 30. Various newsletters and publications, women's groups, 1971-1976 - Box 5 Show allonly 1
File 31. Press clippings: various women and issues: Jan-April 1976 (f27) - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 32. April - December 1976 (f28) - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 33. January - June 1977 (f29) - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 34. July - December 1977 (+few 1978) (f30) - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File 35. Press Clippings: General trade union matters from 1962, 1970-71, Jan-Nov 1973 (f31) - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 36. Industrial : Sept 1978 - May 1979 (f32) - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 37. Industrial : Jan - March 1981 (some 1979 '80) (f33) - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 38. Industrial: April - June 1981 (f.34) - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 39. BLF : 1981 (f22c) - Box 7 Show allonly 1
File 40. Press clippings: Film submission (ms 1/4/111-146) - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 41-42. Death duties (ms 1/6/261-387) (f21) - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 43-45. Statistics (workforce) (ms 1/6/1-260) (f20) - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File 46. WEL, industrial law, etc (ms 1/7/1-30)(f22b) - Box 8 Show allonly 1

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 17th March 1993 Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Pocket diaries:1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Desk diaries:1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 - Box 9 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Notebooks: May 1980-1981 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

March 1981

November 1981 - June 1983

March 1983

14 March 1984 - 7 June 1985

June 1985

July - November 1985

September 1985 - April 1986

February 1986 - August 1986

October-November 1986 (Notes on tour of Greece & Israel)

November 1986 (after tour notes)

List of material sent to SLNSW 1986

File 47. Press clippings: Federal election 1987 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 48. Press clippings: Women, social security, etc 1987 (f1) - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 49. Press clippings: Women, society etc, June 1987 (f2) - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 50. Press clippings: Women, society etc, May 1987 (f3) - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 51. Press clippings: Gallery of women - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 52. Press clippings: Women Anglican Church 1987 (also women generally) - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 53. Press clippings: National Wage 1988 and women's wages - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 54. Press clippings: Issues for women (interviews) 1988 - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File 55. Early papers written by Edna Ryan, 1973 - 1982 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 56. NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project - 1987 Transcript of Tapes 1 2 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

'One Pub's Enough'- A drama in three acts by Edna Ryan

File 57. Miscellaneous mss and correspondence 1973 - 1987 (draft submissions) - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 58. Miscellaneous - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Some useful bibliographies & biographical dictionary

Profiles: Wendy McCarthy

Wendy Fatin

Mum Shirl

SMH article on Ann Summers, Sandra Yates and Jane Pratt 'Owning a magazine'.

Three papers by EMC., June 1987

'Reflections on Beauty and the Beast' - Pamela Denoon

Memorial Lecture delivered by Pat O'Shane, March 1990

Paper: 'The crisis of Australian unionism' by Haydon

Manning 1990

'Female convict workers' by Deborah Oxley

File 59. Miscellaneous - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Speech by Gough Whitlam: opening of Women & Politics Conference August 1975

National Women's Conference, Sept/Oct 1990

File 60. Women - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Employment & training (pay rates) 1982

'Peace by Order: the resignation of Mr Justice Higgins, President of the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Court', Edna Ryan, 1981

Women & Unions: Pilot study by Monash Uni Union, 1979

File 61. Film Australia correspondence, 1980 - re 'Decade' - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 62. Articles on industrial relations and feminism by P.G. McCarthy, Ann C. Villers, Desley Deacon, Gretchen Poiner, Roberta Burke, Eva Cox, Helen Leonard, Val Marsden, Don Rawson, Mary Owen and others, 1968-89 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File 63. Article by Susan Magarey, for Silver Jubilee Edition of Women and work, 1988 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 64. Pat Richardson, Redress Press and Mary Owen, '86-89 Newsletter: International Women's Day 1992 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 65. Labor Women Speak 1981, Labor Women Caucus, 1983 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 66. ANU Women's Archives, 1981-90 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 67. Network 1982-84 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 68. Glebe Society, 1989-90 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 69. Retirement Villages - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File 70. Cuttings and other papers - Box 13 Show allonly 1

Mary Owen correspondence.

Profile on Laurie Carmichael.

Working Women's Information Service.

Report on Labor Women's Conf. Mary Owen 1982.

Women and footballers.

'Forever single' - paper on marriage.

The best companies for women - Portfolio June 1989.

Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty 1990.

RSI policy in Pipeline (Govt) Authority.

Leigh Leigh's murder.

National Museum of Australia brochure.

File 71. Examples of claims and awards - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 72. Disputes re Federal and State Unions, 1974 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 73. Papers - Box 13 Show allonly 1

WEL submission: Computing women's pay in State awards.

Definition and Political Survival. - Charlotte Bunch 1978.

Radio Special Projects: Juliet Mitchell Series 24-27 Feb 1975.

The Forgotten Presence - Lesbians Mislaid, - Dorelle

Punch 1975.

The State, the Law & Us. WEL Conf. Mary Gaudron, 1975.

Report on Women Clerical Staff. NSW Motor Transport, 1974-1978.

Papers from Marxist-Feminist Conf. Act 1977.

ABC radio Guest of Honour. Malcolm Caldwell, 1975.

International Rev. Marxism- Women's Movement

Revolutionary? - D. Gollan, 1975

Labor & the Family, Gough Whitlam, Leader Opposition, 1968.

Emancipation of Women, E.G. Whitlam, PM 1973.

Equal Pay & Equal opportunity, P.A. Riach (Monash) 1968.

Women and the ALP " " 1974.

Equal pay in Australia, - Richard Blandy (Adelaide)

For work equal to that of men. - J.P. Ducker, 'The Radical' 1969.

Employment of women in non-metropolitan areas - Frances Lovejoy 1973?

File 74. Press cuttings - Box 13 Show allonly 1

Industrial & Political, from Sept 1985

'Emancipated Women from the Orient', 1930

'Arms trade', 1986

File 75. Press cuttings - Box 13 Show allonly 1

Industrial, 1987 - 1991

File 76. Publications - Box 13 Show allonly 1

Blueprint 1993

ACTION News 1990

NWCC News 1990, 91, 92

OSWOMEN 1990, 1992

various other newsletters

File 77. Miscellaneous articles 1990s - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File 78. ACTU Reports March 1986 - July 1988 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 79. Miscellaneous - Box 14 Show allonly 1

ACTU Agenda paper, Sept. 83

ACTU Consolidation of ACTU Policy Decisions 51-82

ACTU Working Women's Charter: Implementation Manual No.2 - Equal Pay

Humanist Viewpoints April and May 1980

Friends of TUTA Newsletter, Jan 1978

Budget Impact Statement: Women 1988-89

File 80. Youth '75 and '76 + few other minor newsletters of 70s - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 81. Miscellaneous correspondence and newsletters, health issues, 1990s - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 82-83. Brochures - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File 84. Reports - Box 15 Show allonly 1

Backdrop 1972

Another life 1973

The Late Achievers 1974

The Year of the Woman 1975

File 85. Reports (records of daily activities) - Box 15 Show allonly 1

Jan. 1987 - (pp 1-141)

File 86. 1987 cont'd (pp141-225) (f2) - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 87. 1989 (pp 1-147) (f3) - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 88. 1989 (pp 148-229) (f4) - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 89. 1989 (pp 230-288) (f5) - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File 90. Jan 1990 - March 1990 (f6) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 91. April - June 1990 (f7) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 92. July - August 1990 (f8) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 93. Sept - Dec 1990 (f9) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 94. Jan - March 1991 (f10) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File 95. April - June 1991 (f11) - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Notebooks - Box 17-18 Show allonly 1
File 96. Miscellaneous papers: Transcript from Shop Assistants case - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 97. Miscellaneous papers: Personal odds and ends - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File 98. Miscellaneous papers: Letters about jobs, 1992-93 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Posted copies of Overview

Accounts, Enterprise Bargaining

File 99. Various papers 1975-85 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Labour History Society; paper by ER for seminar etc {list enclosed}

File 100. Press cuttings - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Women

Sex Discrimination Act

Child care

File 101. Press Cuttings - Box 19 Show allonly 1

Education - from July 1993

Press cuttings and papers 1992 (women's agenda)

File 102-103. Anne Conlon Memorial Lectures, 1980-1983; 85-86 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 104. Anne Conlon Memorial Lecture Committee - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 105. Resource material on NSW Industrial Arbitration, Act. 1901 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 106. Technological change - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 107. Handwritten notes taken from documents dated 1901-06 in Archives Office - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File 108. Miscellaneous. papers - list in folder - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 109. FBT and taxation - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 110. Articles - Box 21 Show allonly 1

'Master Builders and the beginnings of arbitration in NSW' by Alice Coolican

'Gender and Power cont'd' (rough notes)

'Do electoral systems help or hinder women's Parliamentary representation?' - Wilma Rule

'Follow me - inspirations - the award'

File 111. Articles - Box 21 Show allonly 1

'Fanny Furner JP 1864-1938' - P. Richardson

National wage case December 1986

Comments on Jane Inglis

'Is WEL Snobbish?'

File 112. Australian historical cuttings, book reviews etc., explorers, painters, first government house - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 113. Newspaper articles (1970s - miscellaneous) - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 114-115. Letters and ms - 1970s - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File 116-117. Periodicals - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Work matters 1987-90

The Gazette (Uni of Sydney)

Miscellaneous

File 118. 'Words' - Macquarie Dictionary Society A/L etc - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 119. Australian Dictionary of Biography - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 120. Industrial Group - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Affirmative Action

Wran's policy on women

Profile of Department of Supply's cleaning service

File 121. Human Rights Australia - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 122. Women - Box 22 Show allonly 1

WEL Action Group

Women's Association

National Foundation of Australian Women

File 123. Discriminatory Provisions in NSW Industrial Awards on grounds of sex marital status in NSW - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File 124. Broad Left Conference - labour politics - 1986 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 125. 1990 Election candidates - full list for H of R Senate - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 126. NZ material - articles and book extracts about women 1987-88 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 127-128. Letters 1983-1985 - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 129. Political Awareness Seminars for women - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 130. Waterfront - Waterside workers' conditions (Labour History Society) - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File 131. Draft on Labour Day Oration 1986 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 132-133. Letters 1990 - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 134. Steinem file - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 135-136. La Perouse and aborigines and 'my' story - Box 24 Show allonly 1
File 137. Miscellaneous - Box 24 Show allonly 1

Publishers' Style Manual

Chronology Australian History

Laundry chronology

File of women

Library slips

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 17th January 1995 Show allonly 1

File 138. Diaries, 1986-89, 1992 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 139. Address books (3) - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 140. Notebook used at Archives Office of NSW - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 141. Notebooks: 'May 1987'; political notes and information - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 142. Notebook of small press cuttings begun 26 June 1986 - Box 25 Show allonly 1
File 143-144. Diaries, notebooks, 1980s + - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 145-146. Journal July - December 1991 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 147. Journal January - June 1992 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 148. Journal July - September 1992 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 149. Journal October - December 1992 - Box 26 Show allonly 1
File 150. Journal January - April 1993 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 151. Journal April (?) - June 1993 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 152. Journal July - September 1993 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 153. Journal October - December 1993 - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 154. Personal letters 1969 + - Box 27 Show allonly 1
File 155-156. Letters, October 1985 - April 1986 - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 157. Letters, January 1987- - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 158. Letters, April 1987- - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 159-160. Letters August 1987- - Box 28 Show allonly 1
File 161. Letters January 1988- - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 162-163. Letters July 1988- - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 164-165. Letters March 1989- - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 166. Letters October 1989 - January 1990 - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 167. Papers, etc. by ER - Box 29 Show allonly 1
File 168. Articles, talks - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 169-170. 'Two thirds of a man' - original photographs and correspondence - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 171-172. 'One pub's enough' - play - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 173-175. Plays, including 'Saving the Armenians' - Box 30 Show allonly 1
File 176. Playworks - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 177. File on film 'Snakes and ladders': notes on film - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 178-179. Research material and articles - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 180-181. 'Japanese women at work' - drafts and research material, including draft by Jurka Yasuda (?) - Box 31 Show allonly 1
File 182. WEL and WETTANK files - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 183. ER's file: reports to WEL, letters etc - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 184. Pat Richardson's WEL file and other writings - Box 32 Show allonly 1
File 185-187. Child care and children's services - Box 32 Show allonly 1

Priorities review and recommendation 1974-5

Parents and children: press clippings

D. Brennan: Children's services in Australia: the state of play - a review of Commonwealth and state polices 1972-82 (July 1982)

'A study of work-related children's services' (May 1980)

Early childhood: material of the Australian Early Childhood Association and the Ethnic Child care Development Unit and others

File 188-192. International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City, 1975 - papers, correspondence, clippings - Box 33 Show allonly 1
File 193-198. International Women's Year Conference (cont.) - Box 34 Show allonly 1
File 199. National Labor Women's Conference, 1982, Canberra: papers and cuttings - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 200. Workforce matters - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 201-203. General workforce material - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 204-205. Workforce file and data - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 206. National Wage Case, 1987 - Box 35 Show allonly 1
File 207. Pay equity and other issues; includes correspondence, notes, clippings and circulars - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 208-211. Women's work and equal pay: drafts and research notes - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 212. Organisation of the workplace: papers and cuttings - Box 36 Show allonly 1
File 213. Pregnancy discrimination Inquiry Report, 1992 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 214. UN material on women - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 215. ALP ticket, 1990 - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 216-219. Miscellaneous papers, including 'How we would run Australia' - Box 37 Show allonly 1
File 220-222. Miscellaneous papers - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 223. Miscellaneous papers, including articles of association of Preterm Foundation - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 224-226. Miscellaneous papers, including ms submitted to Penguin, based on WEL newsletters - Box 38 Show allonly 1
File 227-228. Miscellaneous papers and cuttings - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 229. Miscellaneous invitations, badges etc - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 230. Grace Removals, cards from VIPs and assorted brochures - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 231. Wedding photograph - Box 39 Show allonly 1
File 232. Assorted brochures - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 233. Cuttings and references, including correspondence, papers and notes - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 234. Cuttings on women - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 235. Pamphlets, press releases etc - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 236. Cuttings on various issues - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 237. Refractory girl (1991), Unity (1991), Women at work (1991) - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 238. Books and journals - Box 40 Show allonly 1
File 239. Publications - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Record: University of Sydney Archives, 1985

Current affairs bulletin, vol. 59, no. 1, June 1982

Women at work: a review, 1975

ILO publications, 1/85, vol. 17, 1985

Virago Press. Catalogue, 1985

The Women's Press. Catalogue, 1983

WEL-informed. 1990

Australian women's employment strategy: report. 1989-90

Women in management. 1986

Maternity leave in Australia. 1988

Women and technological change. 1982

Half way to equal: report of the inquiry into equal opportunity and equal status for women in Australia. 1992

Office of the status of women: an introduction. 1989

Women and work: issues for the 1990s

Directory of research on women in Australia. 1984

The ACTU: a short history. 1977

Pioneer women graduates of the University of Sydney. 1985

NWCC news. 1991 - 1993

File. Publications - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Inkwel. 1990-91

WEL National bulletin. 1988-89

Refractory girl. 1987, 1989, 1990

Herstory of the halfway house: Women's Liberation Halfway

House Collective, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-76.

The NSW women's handbook. 1980

Women and work. 1989, 1990

File. Publications - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Facts on women at work in Australia. 1983

From ummm...to aha!: recognising women's skills. 1991

The national housing strategy: framework for reform. 1991

Understanding immigration 1987

Social security journal. 1981, 1982

Women's film and video [catalogue]. 1988

The WEL papers. 1973-4

Weaving community links: the cost benefits of telephones in maintaining the social fabric through the unpaid work of women. 1993

SWOW handbook. 1979

National Museum of Australia. Women's political history: a guide to sources. 1992

The role of women in the economy: position paper, Australia.

OECD High Level Conference on the Employment of Women. 1980

Class Acc09.172. Consignment added 2009 Show allonly 1

Comprises correspondence, news cuttings, photographs and writings. The first segment is largely correspondence between Edna Ryan and journalist Barbara Curthoys regarding Jack Ryan, Edna Ryan's husband, and the Communist Party of Australia, but also includes photographs (uncaptioned), family correspondence, a small publication on "The writings of Norm Jeffery" and a copy of an article, "Communism in Australia in the twenties: the career of Jack Kavanagh". The second segment consists of letters from Edna Ryan to her daughter Julia Ryan, including news cuttings and a copy of "One is enough, a drama in seven scenes" by Edna Ryan.

Contained in 1 box.