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Collection Summary

Creator
Reid, Elizabeth, 1942-
Title
Papers of Elizabeth Reid
Date Range
1963-1981
Collection Number
MS 9262
Extent
15.12 metres (108 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

The bulk of the papers document Reid's period as Special Advisor on Women's Affairs and activities associated with International Women's Year (1975). They include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, office files, academic and conference papers, articles, press releases, press cuttings and publications.

Access

The collection is available for reference.

Copying and Publishing

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Elizabeth Reid, National Library of Australia, MS 9262, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers of Elizabeth Reid were donated to the Library under the Cultural Gifts Program in 2002.

Arrangement

The bulk of Reid's papers was in files when received. Arrangement into series has been imposed by the Library, with original file titles recorded where possible.

Biographical Chronology

DateEvent
3 July 1942Elizabeth Anne Reid born in Taree, NSW
1960-1961Statistics Cadet and Program Officer, Bureau of Census and Statistics, Canberra
1964-1966Computer programmer and subsequently Training Officer for Australia and the Pacific, Control Data Australia, Canberra
1965Awarded B,A. (Hons), 1st Class, ANU
1966Awarded Commonwealth Travelling Scholarship
1970Awarded B. Phil. in Philosophy, Somerville College, Oxford Thesis: 'Predication, composition and identity'
1970-1973Senior Tutor, Department of Philosophy, ANU
1972Campaign manager, for Independent candidate Pat Eatock, House of Representatives
1972-73Lecturer, Adult Education Course, 'Women in Society', ANU
April 1973-December 1975Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia on women's affairs
Australian Representative to the U. N. Forum on the Role of Women in Population and Development, New York, February 1974
Convenor of the Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year
Leader of the Australian Delegation to, and Vice-Chairman of, the Preparatory United Nations Consultative Committee, New York, March 1975
Leader of the Australian delegation to the World Conference for International Women's Year, Mexico, June 1975
March 1974-March 1976Member of the Council of the Australian National University, Canberra
September-December 1976Fellow, Institute of Politics, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
December 1975-February 1977Adviser to Princess Ashraf Paylavi of Iran on development planning and women, in particular on United Nations initiatives in this area
February 1977-1979Founding Director and Project Manager, UN Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Tehran, Iran
1979-1980Principal Officer, Secretariat for the 1980 UN World Conference of the Decade for Women (New York)
1981-1983Consultant in development assistance, USAID and Peace Corps (Zaire), Peace Corps (Burundi and Rwanda) ESCAP (Bangkok)
1982-1986Development consultant
1983-1984Senior Design Officer, USAID (Kinshasa, Zaire)
1987-1989Senior Consultant, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Department of Community Services and Health, Canberra
1989-1998Director and Policy Adviser, United Nations Development Program (New York)
1998-2000Resident Co-ordinator of the UN and Resident Representative of the UN Development Program in Papua New Guinea
2001Awarded AO
2001+Consultant; Visiting Fellow, Australian National University
DateEvent
3 July 1942Elizabeth Anne Reid born in Taree, NSW
1960-1961Statistics Cadet and Program Officer, Bureau of Census and Statistics, Canberra
1964-1966Computer programmer and subsequently Training Officer for Australia and the Pacific, Control Data Australia, Canberra
1965Awarded B,A. (Hons), 1st Class, ANU
1966Awarded Commonwealth Travelling Scholarship
1970Awarded B. Phil. in Philosophy, Somerville College, Oxford Thesis: 'Predication, composition and identity'
1970-1973Senior Tutor, Department of Philosophy, ANU
1972Campaign manager, for Independent candidate Pat Eatock, House of Representatives
1972-73Lecturer, Adult Education Course, 'Women in Society', ANU
April 1973-December 1975Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia on women's affairs
Australian Representative to the U. N. Forum on the Role of Women in Population and Development, New York, February 1974
Convenor of the Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year
Leader of the Australian Delegation to, and Vice-Chairman of, the Preparatory United Nations Consultative Committee, New York, March 1975
Leader of the Australian delegation to the World Conference for International Women's Year, Mexico, June 1975
March 1974-March 1976Member of the Council of the Australian National University, Canberra
September-December 1976Fellow, Institute of Politics, J. F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
December 1975-February 1977Adviser to Princess Ashraf Paylavi of Iran on development planning and women, in particular on United Nations initiatives in this area
February 1977-1979Founding Director and Project Manager, UN Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Tehran, Iran
1979-1980Principal Officer, Secretariat for the 1980 UN World Conference of the Decade for Women (New York)
1981-1983Consultant in development assistance, USAID and Peace Corps (Zaire), Peace Corps (Burundi and Rwanda) ESCAP (Bangkok)
1982-1986Development consultant
1983-1984Senior Design Officer, USAID (Kinshasa, Zaire)
1987-1989Senior Consultant, National HIV/AIDS Strategy, Department of Community Services and Health, Canberra
1989-1998Director and Policy Adviser, United Nations Development Program (New York)
1998-2000Resident Co-ordinator of the UN and Resident Representative of the UN Development Program in Papua New Guinea
2001Awarded AO
2001+Consultant; Visiting Fellow, Australian National University

Membership of Boards and Societies

DateEvent
1988-1989Australian National HIV/AIDS Strategy Steering Committee, Canberra
1988-1989HIV Program, Chikankata Hospital, Mazumbuka, Zambia
1992-1996Board of the Australian Institute, Canberra
1992-1998Society for Women in Philosophy, New York
1992-1997International Advisory Board on AIDS and Society, USA
1996+International Advisory Board, 'Societés D'Afrique et SIDA', Université de Bordeaux, France
DateEvent
1988-1989Australian National HIV/AIDS Strategy Steering Committee, Canberra
1988-1989HIV Program, Chikankata Hospital, Mazumbuka, Zambia
1992-1996Board of the Australian Institute, Canberra
1992-1998Society for Women in Philosophy, New York
1992-1997International Advisory Board on AIDS and Society, USA
1996+International Advisory Board, 'Societés D'Afrique et SIDA', Université de Bordeaux, France

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Reid (born 1942) was educated in Sydney and Canberra. In the early 1960s she worked as a computer programmer. She graduated with BA Hons from the ANU in 1965 and with a B Phil from Oxford University in 1970. From 1970 to 1973 she worked as a senior tutor in the Philosophy Department at the ANU.

In February 1973, soon after taking office, Gough Whitlam's Labor government advertised for the new position of Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on women's issues. The advertisement resulted in 450 applications from which a short-list of eighteen women were selected for interview. The short-list included such noted feminists as Beatrice Faust, Suzanne Baker, Susan Ryan, Dany Humphreys (Torsh), Eva Cox, Ann Forward, Deborah McCulloch, Lyndall Ryan and Anne Summers.

The job of Special Adviser went to Liz Reid. There was no similar position anywhere else in the world so there were no precedents for the Adviser's agenda or activities. The task was daunting especially since Reid had the assistance of only one staffer. There were plenty of ideas in the women's liberation movement, which emerged in Australia as in other countries in the late 1960s, about priorities for improving the situation of women, but there was also criticism about the establishment of the position of women's adviser and scepticism about what such a person could achieve. Many women wrote to Reid with suggestions about what needed to be done and where help was required from the government (Reid received more mail than anyone in the government apart from the Prime Minister) but the media was scornful and cynical about the value of such a position. The terms 'Superwoman', 'SuperFem' and 'Ms Liz' were used by both critics and supporters, by critics to deride the appointment and by supporters to indicate the difficulties of the task that lay ahead.

The Whitlam government took important steps with regard to no-fault divorce, equal pay, the supporting mothers' benefit, an adult minimum wage for women and maternity leave, supported family planning in community health centres (including the establishment of the Leichhardt Community Women's Health Centre), investigated the educational needs of women and girls, established a Women's Affairs Section in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (later upgraded to a Branch), investigated sexism in the Public Service and established the Royal Commission on Human Relationships. There was however much controversy about its policy toward the key issue of child care which the conservatives in the Labor Party opposed.

The Whitlam government also decided to make a special effort to implement the objectives of International Women's Year, 1975 and in late 1974 $2 million was allocated to women's projects, the first time that funds had been specifically set aside for such a purpose. Reid established the National Advisory Council to plan and organise International Women's Year in Australia and to administer the grants. The NAC included people such as Irene Greenwood, Margaret Whitlam, Caroline Jones, Ruby Hammond, Diana Waite, Barry Egan (trade unionist) and Jim Spigelman from the Office of the Prime Minister. The media were critical about the '$2 million for the Sheilas' and remained generally hostile during IWY, treating it as a waste of taxpayers' money on extremist or trivial causes. The distribution of grants was also controversial, especially within the women's movement in Sydney where there was criticism of the support given to books, films and festivals (including a grant to Germaine Greer for a TV documentary) rather than to initiatives such as Elsie, the first women's refuge in Sydney, or to the Rape Crisis Centre set up in Sydney in October 1974. The year long IWY program resulted in many activities which focussed on the contemporary and historical situation of women, especially major events such as the Women and Health Conference, and the Women and Politics Conference. A delegation from Australia also attended the IWY Conference in Mexico. Other outcomes included the establishment of the Working Women's Centre, the ABC's 'Coming Out' show, the Women's Film Fund and the compilation of the Schools Commission report on Girls, Schools and Society and of Women in Australia: An Annotated Guide to Records (a project directed by Kay Daniels).

In late 1975, when the new secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister, John Menadue, decided to have Liz Reid transferred from the Prime Minister's Office to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet she refused to agree to this change in her position and influence and resigned. Since then she has mostly lived and worked overseas. In 1975 she took up a position as adviser to Princess Ashraf Pahlavi of Iran on development planning and women and later became Director of the UN Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development (in Teheran) from 1977 to 1979. During 1976 she was also a Fellow at the Institute of Politics and the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The worsening situation in Iran which eventually led to the fall of the Shah and the assumption of power by Ayatollah Khomeini led Liz Reid to take up a position as consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat in London in 1979 after which she became the principal officer of the Secretariat for the 1980 World Conference of the Decade for Women, 1979 to 1980.

Since 1981 Reid has worked on development and health programs, many relating to HIV/AIDS, in Bangkok, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, New York, Canberra and Papua New Guinea. She has worked in a variety of roles for a range of organisations within the United Nations, as well as for USAID and the Peace Corps. She continues to speak at conferences and publish extensively on issues relating to women in development and HIV/AIDS.

In 2001 Reid was made an Officer of the Order or Australia for her contributions to international relations, the welfare of women and her work on the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Biographical Reference(s)

Australian Women's Archives Project, 'Reid, Elizabeth Anne (1942 - )' http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE0023b.htm.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Correspondence, 1973-1980

The bulk of the correspondence in this series emanates from Reid's period of Special Adviser on Women's Affairs. Personal and official letters can be found together in the files created by Reid.

Ledger book recording incoming letters, date received, action taken etc., arranged alphabetically, July 1973 + (File 1)

File of loose sheets with same information as File 1 (File 2-3)

Correspondence, request for articles, 1973 (File 4)

Correspondence and invitations, 1973 (File 5)

Correspondence, 1973-1974 (File 6)

Correspondence and invitations, 1974 (File 7-9)

Correspondence, 1975 (File 10-11)

Correspondence, 6 December 1976-29 June 1975 (File 12)

Correspondence sent and received while Special Adviser on Women's Affairs to the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam. The topics include requests for articles, requests for suggestions for names of women to appoint to boards and other bodies, requests for support for projects and invitations to speak

Correspondence, 1977-1978 (File 13-22)

Incoming correspondence, including many personal letters from friends while stationed overseas. Approximately 150 letters, many concerned with Reid's role on the Australian National Advisory Committee of International Women's Year.

Correspondence, May 1977-December 1978 (File 23-24)

Correspondence received and sent while Director, UN Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Teheran. The Centre was a regional research and training institute of ESCAP. Elizabeth Reid's task was to establish, staff and work out the Centre's program. The correspondence includes copies of letters sent, letters received and telegrams dealing both with work and personal matters, including the dangers of being in Iran during the period immediately preceding the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of the government of Ayatollah Khomenei. Some of the correspondence deals with Reid's negotiations about a job with the Commonwealth Secretariat following her APCWD contract. Included also is correspondence with her daughter Kathryn (who remained in Australia) and her parents.

Correspondence in and out, March 1977-December 1978 (File 25-27)

Topics include work and personal matters. Correspondents include Irene Greenwood.

Correspondence in and out, June 1978-October 1978 (File 28)

Topics include work and personal matters, travel arrangements, UN matters, job applications by other people.

Correspondence, 1978-1979 (File 29-32)

Incoming correspondence received while Director, Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Iran, and consultant, Commonwealth Secretariat, London. Approximately 300 items, often with attachments, brochures, other material relevant to subject matter of correspondence. Most items deal with work and personal matters. Correspondents include: The Minority Rights Group, UK; World YWCA, Fiji; The Implementation and Management Group, Sydney; Office of Business Development, Papua New Guinea; International Women's Tribune Centre, USA; Pan-Pacific and S-E Asia Women's Association and the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA.

'Chrono: incoming and unanswered', 1979-1980 (File 33-34)

Correspondents include UNESCO on Population Division; Harvard University Fellowship Program, seeking suggestions for scholarships; UN Asian and Pacific Development Institute.

'Chrono: incoming and answered', 1979-1980 (File 35-36)

Correspondents include Women's Counselling Project, Columbia University, New York; American Philosophical Association, USA and the United Nations.

'Chrono', 1980 (File 37-38)

Carbon copies of Reid's out correspondence; incoming mainly from the United Nations, and related offices worldwide, on the organisation and running of the World Conference of the UN Decade for Women, 1980.

Correspondence, November 1979-December 1980 (File 39-42)

Correspondence while working for the 1980 UN World Conference. Includes letters sent and received, invitations, press clippings, poems, UN papers and resolutions. Correspondents include Australian feminists such as Eve Mahlab. Included also is copy of an interview in Denmark, July 1980, in which Reid discusses Iran.

Correspondence, January 1980-November 1980 (File 43-46)

Correspondence sent and received while Principal Officer, Secretariat for the 1980 UN World Conference of the Decade for Women.

Series 2. Invitations and other items, 1973-1975

These invitations date predominantly from Reid's period as Special Adviser on Women's Affairs.

Invitations declined, April 1973-July 1973 (File 1)

Includes invitations from VIEW Clubs, the University of NSW School of Political Science, the Bega Pre-School Kindergarten Mother's Club and the Institute of Private Secretaries of Australia.

Invitations, August 1973-December 1973 (File 2)

Includes invitations from a wide range of organisations and individuals, for example VIEW Clubs, the Bendigo Institute of Technology, the Flinders University Post-Graduate Students Association, Sydney University Government Department, and the Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate organisation of the ALP.

Invitations and correspondence, April 1973-July 1973 (File 3)

Includes congratulations on appointment as Women's Adviser, papers relating to meetings, such as the National Committee on Social Welfare and invitations to be the guest speaker at various functions.

Invitations declined, September 1974 (File 4)

Invitations accepted, January 1975-August 1975 (File 5-7)

Includes invitations to conferences, exhibitions, concerts, receptions and International Women's Year celebrations.

Weekly typed programs for Elizabeth Reid, April 1975-October 1975 (File 8)

Series 3. Notebooks

Handwritten diaries and notebooks, most undated, with appointments, notes and phone numbers.

Series 4. Personal documents, 1973-1977

Personal papers, 1973-1975 (File 1)

Includes application for the Special Adviser's position, 14 February 1973.

Press clippings about Elizabeth Reid, 1973-1975 (File 2)

Personal documents (File 3)

Curriculum vitae, 1973, photographs of Elizabeth Reid and press releases relating to her.

Handwritten notes relating to personal and ANU Council matters. (File 4)

Material collected for paper on abortion law reform, c.1973 (File 5)

Written for publication but marked `withdrawn after job'.

Papers relating to Reid's financial affairs, insurance and similar matters (File 6)

Personal documents (File 7)

Also contains paper titled `Political Ramifications', n.d. (an analysis of why the ALP had failed to win voter support from women, possibly compiled by Spectrum).

File 'Proof of existence', 1976-1977 (File 8)

Includes letters, cuttings and a document from Harvard University appointing Reid as Fellow of the Institute of Politics.

Series 5. Australian National University, 1973-1975

Most of the papers in this series were gathered or generated during the time that Reid served on the Council of the Australian National University, March 1974-March 1976. Some also relate to her roles as tutor and lecturer at the University, in particular the course 'Women and Society' which Reid conducted at the Centre for Continuing Education, ANU.

Files 1 to 25 contain ANU Council Papers, including Annual Reports, agendas, Standing Committee of Council agendas, attachments to agendas from various faculties, and some correspondence.

Annual reports, 1973 (File 1)

- Faculty of Law

- Faculty of Arts

- Faculty of Asian Studies

- Research School of Pacific Studies

Annual reports, 1973 (File 2)

-Faculty of Science

-Research School of Earth Sciences

-Research School of Chemistry

Annual reports, 1973 (File 3)

- Research School of Physical Sciences

- Research School of Biological Sciences

- John Curtin School of Medicine

Various papers, 1973 (File 4)

Board of Management Chairman's Report, 1973

Booklet 'History of the site plan', 1973

Student Welfare Committee, 1973

Annual report, Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, 1973

Council papers, March 1974-April 1974 (File 5)

Council papers, May 1974-June 1974 (File 6)

Council papers, July 1974 (File 7-8)

Council papers, August 1974 (File 9)

Council papers, September 1974 (File 10)

Council papers, October 1974 (File 11-12)

Council papers, November 1974 (File 13)

Council papers, December 1974 (File 14-15)

Annual reports, 1974 (File 16)

- Faculty of Asian Studies

- Research School of Earth Sciences

- Research School of Physical Sciences

- Centre for Continuing Education

- Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies

- North Australia Research Unit

ANU Council Committee on Vice-Chancellorship reports, 1974-1975 (File 17)

Council papers, 1975 (File 18)

Includes Council papers for February 1975, as well as other miscellaneous Council papers.

Council papers, March 1975 (File 19-20)

Council papers, April 1975-May 1975 (File 21)

Council papers, June 1975-September 1975 (File 22)

Council papers, October 1975 (File 23)

Council papers, November 1975 (File 24)

Council papers, December 1975 (File 25)

ANU Centre for Continuing Education - papers relating to the course 'Women in Society' (File 26-35)

Includes copies of reports (for example UN reports), correspondence, newsletters, notes, reading lists, photocopies of articles and publications (for example bibliographies on women).

Series 6. Literature on the Women's Movement, 1972-1974

Much of the material in this series supported the course 'Women in Society' taught at the ANU Centre for Continuing Education from 1972 to 1973.

This box contains women's magazines, for example Refractory Girl (3 issues, 1973-74), photocopies of articles on feminism, Thoughts on Feminism, London, 1972; publications by Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington D.C., including Women and Credit: an Annotated Bibliography; publications by Women's Action Alliance, NY, including Carol Shapiro, How to Organize a Multi-Service Women's Center (1974) and Catherine Samuels, How to Make the Media Work for You (1974).

See also Series 5, Australian National University, Series 18, Publications, and some of the papers in Series 17, Miscellaneous.

Series 7. Australian Union of Students; National Union of Australian University Students, 1969-1975

This material documents Reid's involvement with student unions, particularly the administration of student insurance schemes.

Files relating to the Federation of Australian University Film Societies, 1973-1974 (File 1-2)

Australian Union of Students Friendly Societies and medical, travel and other insurance, 1976-1975 (File 3-16)

Student action on environmental issues such as Lake Pedder, nuclear power, 1972-1975 (File 17-21)

Series 8. Women and development, 1973-1980

From 1977 to 1979 Reid was Founding Director and Project Manager of the United Nations Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, in Tehran, Iran. The papers in this series relate not only to this post but also to Reid's interest in all aspects of aid to developing countries.

Various papers, 1973 (File 1)

Papers relating to Australia's international training activities to December 1973 and to information from the Australian Development Assistance Agency about private overseas students in Australia as at 30 June 1973.

Papers relating to the Conference on the Role of Women in Society and Development, Sweden, 1974 (File 2-4)

Papers relating to the proposed Percy amendment in the US House of Representatives, 1973-1974 (File 5)

The Percy Amendment concerned the integration of women into the economies of foreign countries.

Press clippings, papers and correspondence relating to women, development and aid, 1975 (File 6)

Handwritten notes on women and development (File 7)

Correspondence relating to women and development Includes statement by Reid on the occasion of the official inauguration of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Tehran, 27 February 1977.

Draft of report by Teresita Silva on Integration of Women in Development, 15 May 1976 (File 8)

Photocopy.

Draft Report of Intergovernmental Consultation on the Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, November 1976 (File 9)

Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Women's resource book, 1978 (File 10)

Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, Teheran, then Bangkok, 1977-1980 (File 11-15)

Contains various reports and papers, including: Feminist Ideology and Structures in the First Half of the Decade for Women (1979); Environment Issues Affecting Women with Particular Reference to Housing and Human Settlements (1980).

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Report of Seminar on Women in Development, July 1975 (File 16)

Various publications (File 17)

W Brazil, Bibliography on Third World Publications Since 1970. 'Colony within the colony', chapter 8 of Women, resistance and revolution, by Sheila Rowbotham (London, Allen Lane, 1972) (photocopy), Participation of women in community development (United Nations, New York, 1972).

Program and other material relating to 15th World Conference, Society for International Development on Equality of Opportunity between Nations, Amsterdam, 1976 (File 18-22)

Report: Australia's Relations with the Third World, 1978 (File 23)

Report on role of women in non-aligned countries, 1979 (File 24)

Various publications (File 25)

'Audio Cassette Listening Forums: a Participatory Women's Development Project', produced by the Office of Women in Development, Washington, DC Report of the International Workshop on Feminist Ideology and Structures in the First Half of the Decade for Women', Bangkok, 1979

Papers sent by Reid to her family when she was in Iran with the Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development, 1977 (File 26)

Includes press cuttings and photographs.

Series 9. United Nations - General, 1972-1980

This series brings together the more general literature gathered by Reid during her involvement with the United Nations. See also Series 14, 15 and 18 for more papers relating to the UN.

Various UN reports (File 1-4)

Copies of UN reports on women, the UN Report on the Future of the World Economy 1976, Security Council report 197? and documents relating to Iran, 1973, and Algeria, 1974.

Various UN reports, 1973-1975 (File 5-7)

Includes reports on Commission on Status of Women 1974, Study on the Interrelationship of the Status of Women And Family Planning 1973, General Assembly Resolutions 1974 and 1975.

Resolutions and Decisions Adopted by the General Assembly during its Thirty-fourth Session, 18 September 1979-7 January 1980 (File 8)

Series 10. National Commission on Social Welfare, 1973

The National Commission on Social Welfare, also known as the Australian Social Welfare Commission, was established in April 1973 to make recommendations to the Government on the development of social welfare in Australia. The Commission was headed by Marie Coleman. It had a Deputy Chairman and nine part-time members. The Commission reported to the Minister for Social Security, Bill Hayden. The papers in this small series were copies sent to Elizabeth Reid.

Various papers, 1973 (File 1-4)

Discussion papers, reports, press releases, photocopy of Inquiry into Services Required by Families with Young Children (by Winsome McCaughey), reports of Interim Committee meetings, report re Medical Rehabilitation Program for Australia.

Series 11. World Population Conference, 1974

Papers relating to the World Population Conference, Bucharest, 1974, including background papers from various countries, agenda, provisional rules of procedure and reports produced by Australian Bureau of Statistics for the conference

Provisional Rules of Procedure; Australian papers (File 1)

Australian papers (File 2-3)

Background papers (File 4-6)

Study of the Interrelationship of the Status of Women and Family Planning (File 7)

Reports of symposia (File 8)

Various papers (File 9-11)

Series 12. Childcare and Early Childhood Education, 1972-1975

Newspaper clippings, speeches and cabinet decisions on childcare and early childhood education. There are also press releases relating to childcare, 1973-1974

Lionel Bowen, The Children's Commission - a Progress Report, 1975 (File 1)

'Papers relating to the care and education of young children' (File 2)

Loose papers found inside the above volume; speeches and press releases (File 3-4)

Series 13. Women's Affairs, 1973-1979

Papers relating to the Office of Women's Affairs, National Women's Advisory Council and the National Organisation of Women (USA).

Papers relating to Prime Minister's speeches to women's conferences, 1975 (File 1)

Contains press release on IWY grants.

Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - material collected for Prime Minister's speech on 8 March 1975 (International Women's Day) (File 2-3)

Handwritten notes; Papers relating to proposed government expenditure reductions, 1975 (File 4)

National Women's Advisory Council Papers, 1974-1979 (File 5)

Report of Office of Women's Affairs, 1977. Government Record on Action for Women - Quotations, Statistics, Achievements, April 1974.

Papers relating to the `Corro Affair' at the University of Western Australia, 1974 (File 6-7)

Without authorisation, David Corro had invited a contingent of prominent women from overseas to attend the University's 1975 Summer School.

Office of Women's Affairs: 'Report of a Task Force on Migrant Women', 1977 (File 8)

Articles and political speeches, 1974-1975 (File 9)

Briefing notes for Prime Minister re relations with Commonwealth countries, April 1975 (File 10)

Papers relating to National Organisation of Women (US), 1975 (File 11)

Series 14. International Women's Year (1975), 1973-1976

Reid's appointment in 1973 as Special Adviser on Women's Affairs to the Australian Prime Minister culminated in her coordination of Australia's contribution to the commemoration of International Women's Year, 1975. The papers in this series document her roles as Convenor of the Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year and Leader of the Australian Delegation to, and Vice-Chairman of, the Preparatory United Nations Consultative Committee, New York March 1975. Of prime significance was her role as Leader of the Australian delegation to the World Conference for International Women's Year in Mexico, June 1975.

File 73 contains a complete set of Xilonen, the daily newspaper of the International Women's Year Tribune, 19 June - 2 July 1975.

This large series has been broken into eight broad groups which inevitably overlap: Files 1-23: Committees; Files 24-31: Planning - general; Files 32-40: Grants, submissions, projects; Files 41-46: Reports; Files 47-66: Files on people and issues; Files 67-71a: Publicity, press releases, speeches; Files 72-99: World Conference of the International Women's Year, Mexico City, 19 June to 2 July, 1975, and Mexico Tribune; Files 100-121: Other conferences.

Establishment of the Australian National Advisory Council (File 1)

Papers relating to Australian National Advisory Committee meetings, November 1974-August 1975 (File 2)

National Advisory Committee, IWY, 1975 (File 4-5)

Australian National Advisory Committee meeting, 7 August 1975 (File 6-7a)

Australian National Advisory Committee (File 8-15)

Papers relating to IWY Secretariat, 1975 (File 16)

Correspondence from IWY Secretariat, 1975 (File 17)

UN Consultative Committee, 1974-1975 (File 18-19)

Interdepartmental Advisory Committee, 1974-1975 (File 20-21)

Departmental programs, 1974-1975 (File 22)

IWY Preparatory Committee, 1974-1975 (File 23)

Various papers, 1974-1975 (File 24)

To do, 1974

Creative, 1974-1975

International Women's Day, 8 March 1975

Papers relating to planning for IWY, 1974-1975 (File 25-26)

Various planning papers, 1974-1975 (File 27-29)

General papers on themes and strategy, 1974-1975 (File 30-31)

IWY grants and other grants, 1974-1975 (File 32-34)

Submissions and proposals, 1974-1975 (File 35-36)

Various papers, 1974 (File 37)

Research, 1974 Offers of help, 1974 Special Minister of State, 1974

Research Submissions (tabulated summary) (File 38)

Projects, 1974-1975 (File 39-40)

Reports by Spectrum on Women in Australia, 1975 (File 41)

Prepared for Elizabeth Reid, Convenor IWY.

Report of the World Conference of International Women's Year (New York, United Nations), 1976 (File 42)

(see also File 99 for duplicate)

Report on the Status of Women in Australia, 1975 (File 43-46)

Report prepared by Spectrum International Marketing Services for the Australian National Advisory Committee for International Women's Year, 4 volumes.

Irene Greenwood; Speeches of Margaret Whitlam (File 47)

Government Ministers; Premiers (File 48)

Diana Waite; Barry Egan (File 49)

Germaine Greer; Jeanette Hungerford (File 30)

Aboriginal women; Truganini (File 51)

Two articles (File 52)

Equality: the New Issues (Victorian Fabian pamphlet), n.d.

Typed article on women's inequality with handwritten notes, labelled 'Sara's notes' (probably Sara Dowse)

IWY UN documents, 1973-1975 (File 53)

Doings, 1975 (File 54)

Other countries, 1975 (File 55-57)

Includes newsletters, articles and other communications on IWY from countries such as France, Canada, Yugoslavia and Iran.

Health (File 58-59)

Perth (File 60)

Hire a Hustler; Female Factory (File 61)

Education; Foundation [press cutting on monetary inflation, Bulletin, 23 November 1974] (File 62)

Commemorative stamps (File 62)

List of IWY research projects; Papers relating to Maria Pozo's unfair dismissal (Melbourne), 1975 (File 64)

Overseas visitors; Culture (File 65)

International [articles, correspondence], 1975 (File 66)

Press releases (File 67)

Promotions; Press cuttings (File 68)

Prime Minister's speech and press statement - transcript of Prime Minister's speech on Mexico City conference (10 August 1975), 1975 (File 69)

Publicity; Public relations; Liberals and IWY (File 70)

Press; Newsletters (File 71)

IWY Journalists' encounter, 1975 (File 71a)

Brief for Australian Delegation to Mexico Conference, 1975 (File 72)

Various papers, 1975 (File 73)

Tribune of the International Women's Year, Mexico, 19 June to 2 July 1975. This was an independent, parallel activity held concurrently with the UN World Conference. Organised by non-government agencies, the forum took place in the National Medical Center convention area in Mexico City.

Complete set of Xilonen, the daily newspaper of the International Women's Year Tribune, 19 June - 2 July 1975.

Mexico Conference participants; Mexico Tribune (File 74)

Prime Minister's speech on International Women's Year and International Women's Day, Melbourne, 8 March 1975 (File 75)

Various papers, 1973-1975 (File 76)

Address by Gough Whitlam, 1973 and papers relating to address by Whitlam to International Women's Year reception, Melbourne, 8 March 1975. Statement by Elizabeth Reid on IWY, 1975

Background papers for Australian Delegation to IWY Conference, Mexico, 1975 (File 77)

Volume I

Background notes on member countries, Mexico, 1975 (File 78-79)

Volume II

'Government Activities Relating to Women' (report for Mexico conference) (File 80)

Mexico conference - cables, 1975 (File 81)

'Women in Australian Society: analyses and situations' - report prepared for Mexico conference, 1975 (File 82-83)

Two copies.

Various session papers, newsletters, press cuttings, information for participants, 1975 (File 84-86)

Mexico conference - various papers, including invitations, letters, agenda items, clippings, pamphlet and, recommendations, 1975 (File 87-94)

Mexico conference - various papers, including letters, memoranda, drafts of papers, statement by Elizabeth Reid, 1975 (File 95-96)

Press clippings relating to Mexico conference, 1975 (File 97-98)

Report of the World Conference of International Women's Year (New York, United Nations), 1975 (File 99)

See also File 42 for duplicate.

Australian Mission to the Consultative Committee for the New York Conference, 3-14 March 1975 (File 100-101)

Conference papers, 1974-1975 (File 102)

National Women's Conference on Feminism and Socialism, Melbourne, October 1974

World Congress for IWY, Prague, 29-30 July, 1975

Papers relating to International Women's Year Health Conference, Brisbane, 25 August 1975 (File 103)

'Women and Politics' Conference, Canberra, 2 September 1975 (File 104-109)

Background papers.

'Women and Politics' Conference, Canberra, 2 September 1975 (File 110-113)

Papers.

'Women and Politics' Conference, Canberra, 2 September 1975 (File 114-116)

Press clippings and press releases.

'Women, Media and the Arts' Conference, Sydney, 26 November 1975-10 December 1975 (File 117)

United Nations Inter-regional Seminar, Ottawa, 4 September 1974 -17 September 1974 (File 118-120)

'National Machinery to Accelerate the Integration of Women and to Eliminate Discrimination on Grounds of Sex.'

Ad-Hoc Inter-agency Meeting on the Recommendations to the World Conference of International Women's Year, Geneva, 1 September 1976-8 September 1976 (File 121)

'Synthesis of Agency Activities on Programmes for the Advancement of Woman.'

Series 15. World Conference of the UN Decade for Women, 1979-1980

This conference was held in Copenhagen, July 1980. Reid was the Principal Officer of the New York-based Secretariat for the 1980 World Conference of the UN Decade for Women.

Correspondence in and out, 1979-1980 (File 1-5)

Correspondence relating to the 1980 preparatory Committees of the World Conference of the UN Decade for Women.

Papers on Item 8 of the Conference Agenda (File 6-15)

Papers on Items 7, 9, 10 of Conference Agenda (File 16-20)

Papers on 7, 8, 9 of the Conference Agenda (File 21-28)

Conference reference documents and resolutions (File 29)

Speeches and preparatory material, 1979 (File 30-32)

Copies of UN documents relating to Decade for Women, 1978-1980 (File 33-36)

Includes resolutions, amendments, agendas, press releases, budgets, and specialised agency programs.

Preparatory material relating to the Decade for Women, 1979-1980 (File 37-39)

Series 16. Subject files, 1968-1980

The subject files in Boxes 54 to 88 contain press clippings, newsletters, brochures, copies of submissions, correspondence, reports, background papers, reports of committees of inquiry and similar documents. Files have sometimes been placed under the first distinctive word of the title. For example, titles such as 'Women and...' have been filed under the next term rather than 'Women'.

A.B.C. (File [unnumbered])

Aboriginal Families Education Centre (File [unnumbered])

Aborigines (File [unnumbered])

Abortion (Personal) (File [unnumbered])

Abortion - Medical Practice Clarification Bill (File [unnumbered])

Abortion (File [unnumbered])

Academic Institutes (File [unnumbered])

Academic Institutions (File [unnumbered])

Academic Research Centres (File [unnumbered])

A.C.O.S.S. (File [unnumbered])

A.C.F.O.A. (File [unnumbered])

Adoption (File [unnumbered])

Adviser on Women's Issues (File [unnumbered])

Aid, Women and (File [unnumbered])

Africa (File [unnumbered])

A.I.S. [Australian Institute of Sport] (File [unnumbered])

Albury-Wodonga (File [unnumbered])

Alcoholism (File [unnumbered])

A.L.R.A. (File [unnumbered])

Alternative Trade Unions Women's Conference, Sydney, 1973 (File [unnumbered])

Amalgamated Metalworkers' Union (File [unnumbered])

America (File [unnumbered])

American Blacks (File [unnumbered])

Anti-Discrimination Legislation (File [unnumbered])

Apprenticeships (File [unnumbered])

A.N.U [Australian National University] (File [unnumbered])

A.N.U. Council (File [unnumbered])

A.N.Z.A.A.S. (File [unnumbered])

A.N.U. Library (File [unnumbered])

Arabia (File [unnumbered])

Articles, etc. to write (File [unnumbered])

Arts, Women in the (File [unnumbered])

Auroville (File [unnumbered])

Australian Assistance Plan (File [unnumbered])

Australian Council of Catholic Women (File [unnumbered])

Australian Council of Churches (File [unnumbered])

Australian Federation of Women Voters (File [unnumbered])

Australian Federation of University Women (File [unnumbered])

Australian Frontier (File [unnumbered])

Australian Post Office Commission of Enquiry - submission (File [unnumbered])

Australian [Public] Service - women in (File [unnumbered])

Australian Union of Students (File [unnumbered])

Australian Workers' Union (File [unnumbered])

Bangui (Central African Republic) (File [unnumbered])

Banks (File [unnumbered])

Barbados (File [unnumbered])

Battery (File [unnumbered])

Battery - Economic notes and minute papers (File [unnumbered])

Belgium (File [unnumbered])

Birth rate (File [unnumbered])

Bleak House (File [unnumbered])

Books: dockets etc. (File [unnumbered])

Breadwinner (File [unnumbered])

Briefing notes on what government has done for women (File [unnumbered])

Budget documents, original (File [unnumbered])

Building Workers' Industrial Union (File [unnumbered])

Bulgaria (File [unnumbered])

Business and Professional Women's Club (File [unnumbered])

Business, Women in (File [unnumbered])

Cabinet and Caucus (File [unnumbered])

Dr Cairns' press statements (File [unnumbered])

Canada (File [unnumbered])

Canada - status of women (File [unnumbered])

Canada - other (File [unnumbered])

Canada - day care (File [unnumbered])

Cancer (File [unnumbered])

Car: Elizabeth (File [unnumbered])

Case studies (File [unnumbered])

C.C.P.S.O. [Council of Commonwealth Public Service Organisations] (File [unnumbered])

Childbirth (File [unnumbered])

Child endowment (File [unnumbered])

Childhood accidents (File [unnumbered])

Children's books and toys (File [unnumbered])

Children's Commission - Interim Committee [empty file] (File [unnumbered])

China (File [unnumbered])

Church women (File [unnumbered])

Church, women in the (File [unnumbered])

Citizens' Advice Bureau of W.A. (Inc.) (File [unnumbered])

Cleft Palate and Lip Society (File [unnumbered])

Cleo [magazine] (File [unnumbered])

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Jamaica, 1975 (File [unnumbered])

Clubs (File [unnumbered])

Community Education (File [unnumbered])

Community centres, women's (File [unnumbered])

Compensation and rehabilitation - Woodhouse Inquiry (File [unnumbered])

Conceptual framework [women in the context of international issues] (File [unnumbered])

Conference document (File [unnumbered])

Conference invitations [1980 Decade for Women Conf.] (File [unnumbered])

Conference administration (File [unnumbered])

Conductresses (File [unnumbered])

Congrat[ulation]s (File [unnumbered])

Consciousness raising (File [unnumbered])

Consumer Affairs (File [unnumbered])

Contraception (File [unnumbered])

Consumer protection (File [unnumbered])

Coombs, H. C. (File [unnumbered])

Correspondence to E.R. - examples (File [unnumbered])

Correspondence E.R. - breakdown (File [unnumbered])

Council for the Arts (File [unnumbered])

Country - women in (File [unnumbered])

Crime (File [unnumbered])

Draft Criminal Code (File [unnumbered])

Cuba (File [unnumbered])

Curriculum Development Centre (File [unnumbered])

Danish contacts (File [unnumbered])

Darwin women (File [unnumbered])

Daytime T.V. (File [unnumbered])

Death Duties (File [unnumbered])

Decentralization (File [unnumbered])

De facto wives (File [unnumbered])

Denmark (File [unnumbered])

Discrimination (File [unnumbered])

District nurses (File [unnumbered])

Divorce (File [unnumbered])

Doctors and women (File [unnumbered])

Documentation [1980 Decade for Women Conf.] (File [unnumbered])

Drugs (File [unnumbered])

Dual nationality problems and rights (File [unnumbered])

Catherine East - July 17-18 (File [unnumbered])

The Economy and women (File [unnumbered])

Economy, women in the (File [unnumbered])

Education, women in (File [unnumbered])

Education (File [unnumbered])

Education - computer (File [unnumbered])

Education, 2nd file (File [unnumbered])

Education - adult (File [unnumbered])

Education - South Australia (File [unnumbered])

Education - teachers (File [unnumbered])

Education - technical (File [unnumbered])

Egypt (File [unnumbered])

Electrical Trades Union (File [unnumbered])

[Employment] (File [unnumbered])

Employment, women in (File [unnumbered])

Environment (File [unnumbered])

Equal employment opportunity (File [unnumbered])

Equal pay (File [unnumbered])

E.S.A. Women International (File [unnumbered])

Ethiopia (File [unnumbered])

European Economic Community (File [unnumbered])

Ex-nuptial children (File [unnumbered])

Factories (File [unnumbered])

Facts (File [unnumbered])

Fallacious arguments (File [unnumbered])

Family (File [unnumbered])

Family Law Bill (File [unnumbered])

Family planning (File [unnumbered])

Family Research Unit (File [unnumbered])

Federated Clerks Union of Australia (File [unnumbered])

Female convicts (File [unnumbered])

Feminist identity (File [unnumbered])

Festival of Light (File [unnumbered])

F.I.L.E.F. [Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Emigrati Famigli] (File [unnumbered])

Film, women and (File [unnumbered])

Financial discrimination (File [unnumbered])

Fitzroy Ecumenical Centre (File [unnumbered])

Flexible working hours (File [unnumbered])

F.M. radio - media (File [unnumbered])

Forum (File [unnumbered])

Foreign aid (File [unnumbered])

France (File [unnumbered])

Fraser [Malcolm] (File [unnumbered])

Future (File [unnumbered])

Galleries, women in (File [unnumbered])

Germany (File [unnumbered])

Ghana (File [unnumbered])

Girls for trips (File [unnumbered])

God (File [unnumbered])

Government, women in (File [unnumbered])

The Grail (File [unnumbered])

Grants (File [unnumbered])

Greece (File [unnumbered])

Green Paper on Women (File [unnumbered])

Guaranteed minimum income (File [unnumbered])

Handicaps, women and (File [unnumbered])

Handicaps - learning difficulties (File [unnumbered])

Handicapped children (File [unnumbered])

Health (File [unnumbered])

Health centres, women's (File [unnumbered])

Health (File [unnumbered])

Herstory (File [unnumbered])

History, women in (File [unnumbered])

Homemakers - W.A. (File [unnumbered])

Homeless men and women - working party on (File [unnumbered])

Homeless women (File [unnumbered])

Homosexuality (File [unnumbered])

Honours - Order of Australia (File [unnumbered])

Host country [Decade for Women Conf., 1980] (File [unnumbered])

Hostesses [air hostesses] (File [unnumbered])

Hospitals and Health Services Commission (File [unnumbered])

Human Rights Bill (File [unnumbered])

Human settlement (File [unnumbered])

Hungary (File [unnumbered])

Humanist Society (File [unnumbered])

I.B.M. employees and families study group (File [unnumbered])

Image - women in sport (File [unnumbered])

Image - women's magazines (File [unnumbered])

Image - music (File [unnumbered])

Image - heroines (File [unnumbered])

Image - first women in past (File [unnumbered])

I.L.O. [International Labour Organisation] (File [unnumbered])

I.L.O. conventions (File [unnumbered])

Incomes - married women (File [unnumbered])

Incomes (File [unnumbered])

Indonesia (File [unnumbered])

Industry, women in (File [unnumbered])

Infertility - multiple births (File [unnumbered])

Informal Prepcom [1980 Decade for Women Conf.] (File [unnumbered])

Inquiry into the Australian Public Service (File [unnumbered])

Inquiry into the Intelligence and Security Services of the Australian Government (File [unnumbered])

Inquiry into Interpersonal Relationships (File [unnumbered])

Insurance - Elizabeth (File [unnumbered])

Insurance, women and (File [unnumbered])

Inter-departmental [1980 Decade for Women Conf.] (File [unnumbered])

International conferences, women delegates to (File [unnumbered])

International Year of the Child (File [unnumbered])

Interpersonal Relations Commission (File [unnumbered])

Invitations (File [unnumbered])

Iran (File [unnumbered])

International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (File [unnumbered])

Ireland (File [unnumbered])

India (File [unnumbered])

Irresponsibility of women (File [unnumbered])

Island women (File [unnumbered])

Israel (File [unnumbered])

Italy (File [unnumbered])

Japan (File [unnumbered])

Jobs, women in (File [unnumbered])

Jobs, women for (File [unnumbered])

Journalists, women (File [unnumbered])

Journalists' encounter (File [unnumbered])

Juvenile offenders (File [unnumbered])

Kids' Lib (File [unnumbered])

Krinks, Clare (File [unnumbered])

Labour, women in [Australian Labour Market] (File [unnumbered])

Labour Review articles (File [unnumbered])

Labour Market Training - Committee of Inquiry (File [unnumbered])

Lakeside [Luncheon Club] (File [unnumbered])

Labour, women in [work] (File [unnumbered])

Labour force, women in (File [unnumbered])

Language (File [unnumbered])

Law, women and the (File [unnumbered])

Lawyers, women (File [unnumbered])

Latin America (File [unnumbered])

Legal aid (File [unnumbered])

Leisure (File [unnumbered])

Liberaction (File [unnumbered])

Liberation (File [unnumbered])

Literature (File [unnumbered])

Local government (File [unnumbered])

Local Government Women's Association (File [unnumbered])

Lyceum Club (File [unnumbered])

Male preserves (File [unnumbered])

Management, women in (File [unnumbered])

Maori women (File [unnumbered])

Maternity leave (File [unnumbered])

Mature-age women - employment etc. (File [unnumbered])

Media women - Canberra (File [unnumbered])

Media (File [unnumbered])

Medicine, women in (File [unnumbered])

Melbourne Family Survey (File [unnumbered])

Men's Lib (File [unnumbered])

Mexico (File [unnumbered])

[Migrant women] (File [unnumbered])

Migrant women workers (File [unnumbered])

Migrant women (File [unnumbered])

Minimum wage (File [unnumbered])

Mining towns (File [unnumbered])

Ministerial advisers (File [unnumbered])

Money matters (File [unnumbered])

Ms (File [unnumbered])

Myths (File [unnumbered])

National Council of Jewish Women (File [unnumbered])

National Council of Women (File [unnumbered])

National gift to the Queen (File [unnumbered])

National Organization for Women (File [unnumbered])

National Organization for Women - kit (File [unnumbered])

National Employment Training Scheme (File [unnumbered])

National employment and training system (File [unnumbered])

National Population Enquiry (File [unnumbered])

National Wage Case (File [unnumbered])

New Dawn (File [unnumbered])

New woman (File [unnumbered])

Netherlands (File [unnumbered])

New South Wales State - women candidates (File [unnumbered])

New South Wales [State] - Women's Advisory Board (File [unnumbered])

New South Wales - teaching and education (File [unnumbered])

New Zealand Labour Party (File [unnumbered])

New Zealand (File [unnumbered])

Non-sexist books for girls (File [unnumbered])

Nurses (File [unnumbered])

Nursing homes (File [unnumbered])

Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia (File [unnumbered])

O.E.C.D. - Manpower and Social Affairs Committee - role of women in economy (File [unnumbered])

Offers of help (File [unnumbered])

Open University (File [unnumbered])

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (File [unnumbered])

Ovulation (File [unnumbered])

Opposition (File [unnumbered])

Palestinian women (File [unnumbered])

[Palestine] (File [unnumbered])

Papua New Guinea (File [unnumbered])

Part time work (File [unnumbered])

Pat (File [unnumbered])

Philosophy (File [unnumbered])

Poland (File [unnumbered])

Politicos, women (File [unnumbered])

Political power and women (File [unnumbered])

Political rights of women, convention on (File [unnumbered])

Politics, women and (File [unnumbered])

Population (File [unnumbered])

Pouch/schedule [sending U.N. mail by pouch] (File [unnumbered])

Poverty (File [unnumbered])

Prep Com [1980 Decade for Women Conf.] (File [unnumbered])

Pregnancy (File [unnumbered])

Premier's conferences (File [unnumbered])

Press releases (File [unnumbered])

Press (File [unnumbered])

Prices (File [unnumbered])

Prime Minister - speeches (File [unnumbered])

Prime Minister - correspondence (File [unnumbered])

Prisons, women in (File [unnumbered])

Procurement [Government purchasing] (File [unnumbered])

Procurement policy (File [unnumbered])

Professional women (File [unnumbered])

Prostitution (File [unnumbered])

Psychological revolution (File [unnumbered])

Psychology, women and (File [unnumbered])

Public enemies (File [unnumbered])

Public Service, women in the (File [unnumbered])

Qualified women for jobs, commissions, etc. (File [unnumbered])

Qantas (File [unnumbered])

Queensland - Commission of Inquiry into the Status of Women (File [unnumbered])

Queensland - Council of Queensland Women (File [unnumbered])

Quest (File [unnumbered])

Questionnaires (File [unnumbered])

Rape (File [unnumbered])

References (File [unnumbered])

References - library (File [unnumbered])

R.E.D. [Regional Employment Development Scheme] (File [unnumbered])

Reform and revolution (File [unnumbered])

Refuges (File [unnumbered])

Regionalism (File [unnumbered])

Rehabilitation and compensation scheme (File [unnumbered])

Reproduction - infertility (File [unnumbered])

Reproduction - menopause (File [unnumbered])

Retraining (File [unnumbered])

Rewriting history (File [unnumbered])

Role of women in Australia (File [unnumbered])

Romania (File [unnumbered])

Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration (File [unnumbered])

S.A.D.A.F. [Southern Africa Defence and Aid Fund] (File [unnumbered])

Schools Commission - Social Change and the Education of Women, 29/5/74 (File [unnumbered])

Sebel Town House Discussion Group (File [unnumbered])

Secretariat (File [unnumbered])

Secretaries (File [unnumbered])

Sex education (File [unnumbered])

Sex roles (File [unnumbered])

Sexism (File [unnumbered])

Sex segregation - women in workforce (File [unnumbered])

Sexual behaviour (File [unnumbered])

Sexuality - transvestites (File [unnumbered])

Social changes and the education of women, meetings in 1974 (File [unnumbered])

Social concerns (File [unnumbered])

Social policy (File [unnumbered])

Social welfare - isolation (File [unnumbered])

Social welfare (File [unnumbered])

Soroptimists (File [unnumbered])

Society of Women Writers (File [unnumbered])

S.P.E.L.D. [Specific Learning Difficulties] (File [unnumbered])

Spouse employment convention [U.S.A.] (File [unnumbered])

Speeches and articles (File [unnumbered])

Status of women (File [unnumbered])

Suburbia (File [unnumbered])

Subscriptions - E.R. (File [unnumbered])

Superannuation (File [unnumbered])

Steering Committee - next meeting [Schools Commission] (File [unnumbered])

Study tour (File [unnumbered])

Study tour, January-March 1974 (File [unnumbered])

Sweden (File [unnumbered])

Sweden - education (File [unnumbered])

Sweden - general (File [unnumbered])

Tanzania (File [unnumbered])

Tasmanian farmers' wives (File [unnumbered])

Task force - possible backing (File [unnumbered])

Taxation (File [unnumbered])

Taxation Review Committee (Asprey) (File [unnumbered])

Teaching methods (File [unnumbered])

Technical and further education (File [unnumbered])

Theatre, women and (File [unnumbered])

To be done - short term [empty file] (File [unnumbered])

To be done - long term [empty file] (File [unnumbered])

Things to be done - immediate future (File [unnumbered])

'The Three Marias' (File [unnumbered])

Toastmistresses (File [unnumbered])

Town planning (File [unnumbered])

Trade unions, women and (File [unnumbered])

Transsexuals (File [unnumbered])

Trip (File [unnumbered])

Turkey (File [unnumbered])

Unborn child, the (File [unnumbered])

Unemployment boutique (File [unnumbered])

Unemployment (File [unnumbered])

Unions (File [unnumbered])

Union of Australian Women (File [unnumbered])

United Associations of Women (File [unnumbered])

United Kingdom (File [unnumbered])

United Kingdom - other (File [unnumbered])

United Kingdom - employment (File [unnumbered])

United Kingdom - education (File [unnumbered])

United Kingdom - Fawcett Society and National Council of Women (File [unnumbered])

Women's Lib and National Advisory Centre on Careers for Women (File [unnumbered])

United Nations (File [unnumbered])

United Nations - Women and Population (File [unnumbered])

U.N.A.A. [United Nations Association of Australia] (File [unnumbered])

United Nations Forum on the Role of Women in Population and Development (File [unnumbered])

United Nations conventions (File [unnumbered])

United Nations and Women (File [unnumbered])

United Nations - status of women (File [unnumbered])

United States (File [unnumbered])

United States of America - women and work (File [unnumbered])

United States of America - Virginia Slims (File [unnumbered])

United States of America - Equal Rights Amendment (File [unnumbered])

U.S.S.R. [Union of Soviet Socialist Republics] (File [unnumbered])

Universities, women in (File [unnumbered])

Urban policy (File [unnumbered])

Urban studies - Australian Institute (File [unnumbered])

Venezuela (File [unnumbered])

Victims of crime, women as (File [unnumbered])

Victorian Committee on the Status of Women (File [unnumbered])

Views of women (File [unnumbered])

V.I.E.W. [Voice, Interests and Education of Women] (File [unnumbered])

Violence (File [unnumbered])

Visuals - Elizabeth (File [unnumbered])

Vocational guidance (File [unnumbered])

Voluntary Fund for the U.N. Decade for Women (File [unnumbered])

Wage fixation and indexation (File [unnumbered])

Wine (File [unnumbered])

Widows (File [unnumbered])

Wollongong (File [unnumbered])

Women's Art Movement (File [unnumbered])

Women's Christian Temperance Union (File [unnumbered])

Women's Education Coalition (File [unnumbered])

Women's Commission (File [unnumbered])

Women's Electoral Lobby (File [unnumbered])

Women's Lib newsletters - Adelaide (File [unnumbered])

Women's Lib newsletters - Canberra (File [unnumbered])

Women's Lib newsletters - Brisbane (File [unnumbered])

Women portrayed and betrayed (File [unnumbered])

Women in society [by Encel, MacKenzie and Tebbutt] - review (File [unnumbered])

Women's studies courses (File [unnumbered])

Women in the workforce (File [unnumbered])

Work satisfaction (File [unnumbered])

World Fertility Survey (File [unnumbered])

World Population Year (File [unnumbered])

World Conference Secretariat files (File [unnumbered])

Youth (File [unnumbered])

Yugoslavia (File [unnumbered])

Series 17. Miscellaneous

As well as discrete items which do not fit into the other series, this series contains many loose, unfiled papers. Many of them are copies of articles and reports which were probably gathered for university courses.

Marianna Harris, MA thesis, `Satisfaction with the Housewife Role', 1973 (File 1)

File titled 'Miscellaneous' (File 2)

'The Second Sex - Thirty Years After': A Commemorative Conference on Feminist Theory New York, September 1979 (File 3)

Various papers, 1974-1978 (File 4)

Untitled file, containing articles mostly on women's issues in Kenya, c.1976-1978 Preparatory meeting for 1974 World Population Conference, Bucharest Photographs - Inter-American Dialogue Center, Airlie, Virginia, February 1974

Equal Rights Amendment, USA, 1976 (File 5)

Various papers (File 6)

ERA Survey, Wellesley College, Massachusetts, 1976

Applications from students for Radical Politics and Feminism course, Institute of Politics, Cambridge Mass, n.d.

Transcript of recorded panel discussion, 'International Women's Day Celebration, AM Meeting', 1975 (File 7)

Speakers included in transcript include Ms [Elizabeth] Reid, Ms [Germaine] Greer, Dr Kuhrig, Justice Jiagge, Mr Toffler, Dr Bernard, Ms Langer, Ms Fallaci, Mr McRobie, Ms Liljestrom, Brother De Souza, Mr Tueni, Mrs Wilson, Ms Masevich.

Various papers (File 8-21)

Unfiled press clippings, photocopies of articles, copies of papers, or submissions relating to women's issues. Some would have been gathered for the 'Women in Society' course at the Australian National University (see also Series 5 and 6).

Series 18. Publications, 1963-1981

This series comprises newspapers, press cuttings, periodicals, monographs, brochures and kits. They relate mainly to women's issues, the commemoration of International Women's Year, legal and medical topics, population control, economic development and education. The press cuttings and copies of whole Australian newspapers contain articles about women's issues or about Elizabeth Reid. Iran is another frequent topic and some articles are by Reid herself.

The sets of periodicals are very incomplete - sometimes only one or two issues. The series begins with press cuttings and newspapers. They are followed by an alphabetical sequence of periodical issues, monographs or monographs-in-series. After the alphabetical sequence, there are publications grouped under the Australian Government, United Nations, United States of America, Canada, UK, I.L.O. and OECD.

Selected titles only are listed below. See also Series 6 and 17.

Press cuttings (File 1-3)

Newspapers (File 4-9)

A (File 10)

Includes American women (1963), Advertising and women (1975), Abortion: repeal or reform (1972), Australian Labor Party Constitution and rules (1971), The Australian family: research bulletin (1975).

B (File 11)

Broadsheet (several issues)

C (File 12-13)

Commonwealth information (1976-78), Ceres (1975), Camp ink (1971-1972), Craft horizons (1974), Conference for Massachusetts City Councillors (1978).

D-E (File 14)

Includes Disarmament times (1978), Ekstasis (1974).

F (File 15)

Includes The feminist art journal (several issues), Fortune (1978), The furies (several issues), Freedom, power and authority (1971), Les femmes et la Communauté européenne (1980).

G-H (File 17)

Includes A guide to women's studies in Australia (1975), The Geelong experiment in social planning (1973), Guidelines for improving the image of women in textbooks (1972), Harper's magazine (1971).

I (File 18)

Includes International labour review (1975), The Impressionists annual (1976), I was a lady and other picture stories (1976), Images of women in the literature of selected developing countries (1981); Introduction to the women's movement (1975).

K (File 19)

Includes Kayhan (several issues).

L (File 20)

Includes The lesbian feminist (1974), Liberation (1975), Labor heroines: ten women who led the struggle (1974), Lectures on liberation (Angela Davis, 1969).

Ms (several issues) (File 21-25)

Majority report (several issues) (File 26-27)

M (File 28)

Includes Melbourne feminist collection (1973), Mujeres (Havana, 1975), The missing half (1975), A model for non-sexist child development (1975).

N (File 29-30)

Includes New internationalist (1978), New journalist (1974), National Health and Medical Research Council Report (1975), Nova (1970), New women in China (1972), The Nemow Case: case studies of the impact of large scale development projects on women (1979).

O (File 31)

Includes Oppose apartheid: an action and information kit (1975), Our bodies, ourselves (1971, 1973).

P-Q (File 32-33)

Includes People (several issues), Planned parenthood and women's development (1977, 1978), Power of women (1975), Problems of Communism (1971), Populi (United Nations Fund for Population Activities, 1975, 1977), The politics of sexuality in Capitalism (n.d.), Quest (1978).

Refractory girl (several issues) (File 34)

Radical philosophy (several issues), Red rag (several issues) (File 35)

R (File 36)

Includes Rosa Luxemburg: revolutionary theoretician (n.d.), The role of women in New Zealand society (1975).

S (File 37-39)

Includes Scarlet woman (several issues), Saturday review (1975), St Mark's review (1974), Second wave (several issues), Spare rib (several issues), Sex in the marketplace: American women at work (1971)

T (File 40)

Includes Third world quarterly (1980), Theoretical linguistics (1977), Tribune (1973), Time magazine (1974, 1975), Trades union directory (Australian Council of Trade Unions, Queensland State Branch, 1972), Thoughts on feminism (1972).

U-V (File 41)

Includes United women's convention (1973), Vashti's voice (1975), Voice (1974), The Virginia Slims American women's poll (1972), Vogue (1972).

W (File 42)

Women (several issues).

W (File 43)

Includes Women's weal (several issues), Womanspeak (several issues), The WEL papers (1973/4).

W (File 44)

Includes World health (1976), Women & film (1974), Women's rights law reporter (1973).

W (File 45)

Women's report (several issues), Women today (several issues).

W (File 46)

Includes World Population Society Report (1974), Women in developing countries - case studies of six countries (1974).

W (File 47)

Includes Women workers (1972, 1973), Wife battering in Canada (1980), Worldwatch paper (1980), Win with women (1974), Women and voting studies: mindless matrons or sexist scientism? by Murray Goot and Elizabeth Reid (1975).

Various United Nations publications, 1970-1980 (File 48-49)

Publications by International Labour Organisation, 1969-1979 (File 50)

Publications by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 1968-1973 (File 51)

Various, 1972-1975 (File 52-53)

Publications by Australian Government (1972-1975)

Reports on Family Law, Ontario, Canada, 1974 (File [unnumbered])

Loose in box: 5 volumes

Publications by the US Government, 1970-1974 (File [unnumbered])

Includes Transcripts on Labour, Public Welfare and Abortion, 8 volumes.

Miscellaneous small pamphlets (File 54)

About your sexuality, 1971 (File 55)

Sex education kit compiled by Deryck Calderwood, produced by Beacon Press, Boston.

Publications by UK Government and British Commonwealth, 1973-1977 (File 56)

Includes UK Government transcripts on employment, 1973, 4 volumes.

Container List

Series File/Item Box
1 1-7 1
1 8-16 2
1 17-24 3
1 25-31 4
1 32-39 5
1 40-46 6
2 1-8 7
3 Loose 1 box 8
4 1-8 9
5 1-6 10
5 7-11 11
5 12-16 12
5 17-22 13
5 23-28 14
5 29-35 15
6 Loose in box 16
7 1-8 17
7 9-16 18
7 17-21 19
8 1-7 20
8 8-14 21
8 15-20 22
8 21-26 23
9 1-4 24
9 5-8 25
10 1-4 26
11 1-3 26
11 4-10 27
11 11 28
12 1-4 28
13 1-8 29
13 9-11 30
14 1-7a 31
14 8-15 32
14 16-22 33
14 23-29 34
14 30-37 35
14 38-42 36
14 43-46 37
14 47-54 38
14 55-63 39
14 64-71a 40
14 72-79 41
14 80-86 42
14 87-94 43
14 95-101 44
14 102-108 45
14 109-113 46
14 114-121 47
15 1-8 48
15 9-17 49
15 18-26 50
15 27-32 51
15 33-36 52
15 37-39 53
16 A 54-55
16 A-B 56
16 B-C 57
16 C 58-59
16 C-D 60
16 D 61
16 E 62-63
16 E-F 64
16 F-H 65
16 H 66
16 H-I 67
16 I 68
16 I-L 69
16 L-M 70
16 M 71
16 M-N 72
16 N 73
16 N-O 74
16 O-P 75
16 P 76
16 P-R 77
16 R-S 78
16 S 79-80
16 S-T 81
16 T-U 82
16 U 83-85
16 V-W 86
16 W-Y 88
17 1-3 88
17 4-9 89
17 10-14 90
17 15-18 91
17 19-21 92
18 1-5 93
18 6-9 94
18 10-13 95
18 14-18 96
18 19-23 97
18 24-28 98
18 29-32 99
18 33-37 100
18 38-40 101
18 41-44 102
18 45-48 103
18 49-51 104
18 52-53 and loose volumes 105
18 11 volumes loose in box 106
18 54-55 107
18 56 108

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