Guide to the Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1924-1990

MS 7583

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1924-1990
Date Range
1924-1990
Collection Number
MS 7583
Extent
10.25 metres (59 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 small carton)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

MS 7583 comprises correspondence, board minutes, executive records, conference records and papers relating to submissions and campaigns. There are also papers relating to the International Council of Womenincluding the periodical literature of a number of overseas Councils. The correspondence is both within and outside the organisation and includes correspondence with the Department of Transport, Postmaster General and the International Council of Women (24 boxes).

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn402339).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, National Library of Australia, MS 7583, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The records of the National Council of Women came to the Library in three separate consignments. The first, received in 1976, has been catalogued at MS 5193. The latter two consignments were received in 1985 and 1986 and contain correspondence, conference records, board minutes, executive records, conference records and papers relating to submissions and campaigns.

For records of the Australian Council of Women see MS 5193 - Records of the National Council of Women of Australia, 1936-1972 [manuscript].

Administrative History

The National Council of Women of Australia was established in New South Wales in 1896. It is now an umbrella organisation for eight state and territory councils. It represents over 470 different affiliated organisations and over 700 associate members, reaching more than three million women throughout Australia. The Council is non-party-political and non-sectarian and encourages the participation of women in all facets of community life.

The Council is an active affiliated member of the International Council of Women, a federation of non-government organisations in many countries.

The National Council of Women has United Nations Consultative status.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 7583. Original Consignment Show allonly 1

Series [unnumbered]. National Council of Women of Australia Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Triennial Conference, Adelaide, 1979 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive meetings, 1971-78 - Box 1 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board newsletters, 1970-79 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board correspondence, 1967-76 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Canberra Office, 1976-80 - Box 2 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: ACT, 1976-80 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: Launceston, 1967-76 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: NSW, 1976-81 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: Northern Territory, 1970-80 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: Tasmania, 1968-76 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: Townsville, 1971-77 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. State Branches: WA, 1972-76 - Box 3 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence with Federal Ministers and Departments - Box 4-5 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Australian Federation of Consumers Organisations, 1975-76 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. National Women's Advisory Council, 1978-82 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Senate Select Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, 1972 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Senate Select Committee on Mentall and Physically - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Handicapped People, 1973-79 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Standards Association of Australia, 1975-80 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Women's Welfare Issues Consultative Committee, 1976-77 - Box 6 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Subject files relating to, Aborigines, environment, film and television, immigration policy, International Women's Year, pornography, UN Status of women - Box 7-8 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Unsorted correspondence - Box 8 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Financial records, 1965-76 - Box 9-10 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Also receipts and expenditure, 1945-60 - Box 9-10 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Publications - Box 10 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Correspondence, 1969-82 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Very early minutes and notices, 1924-36 - Box 11 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board minutes, 1924-44 - Box 12 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board minutes, 1945-64 - Box 13 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board minutes, 1964-75 - Box 14 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board minutes, 1975-84 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Board newsletters, 1978-82 - Box 15 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Campaign/Submissions, Women's Residence at University of Papua New Guinea, Pharmaceutical Benefits, estate duty, taxation, status of women, and consumer affairs - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive meetings - 1965-74 - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive meetings - 1975-79 - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive meetings - Brisbane, 1980 - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive meetings - Hobart, 1981 - Box 16 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Triennial Conference Reports, 1942-44, 1960-62, 1964-79 (1979-82 not published) - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Triennial Conference, Canberra, 1976 -Records State Councils - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Endeavour: Women's organisations in New South Wales, 1896-1978 - Box 17 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. National Council of Women of the Northern Territory Pacific and Asia, Regional Seminar, 1984 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

Series [unnumbered]. International Council of Women Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. Correspondence, 1968-82 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Executive (partly Oslo Executive), 1978 - Box 18 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W - Nominations, Resolutions, etc - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Standing Committees' files, 1976-82 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Standing Committees' reports, 1967-75 - Box 19 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Standing Committee Reports, 1967-79 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Convenors - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. "NC" Files, 1979-82 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. "RR" Files, 1979-82 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. "PLE" Files - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. "Twinning" Program Australia-Thailand - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Regional Conference, Brisbane, 1964 - Box 20 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Regional Meeting, Bangkok, 1970 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Regional Conference, 1973 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Regional Conference, New Delhi, 1977 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Regional Seminar, Manilla, 1977 - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. I.C.W Kenya Conference, 1979 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

Series [unnumbered]. National Council of Women of Australia Show allonly 1

File [unnumbered]. I.C.W questionnaires - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. United Nations - Box 21 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. UNESCO - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. UNICEF - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. International Year of the Child, 1979 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. International Year of the Disabled Person, 1981 - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Publications (mostly periodicals) from France and India Councils - Box 22 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Publications (mostly periodicals) from Italy, Korea, New Zealand - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Rhodesia, South Africa and the United States - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous publications - Box 23 Show allonly 1
File [unnumbered]. Miscellaneous publications - Box 24 Show allonly 1