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

MS 7583

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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

Series [unnumbered]. National Council of Women of Australia

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

Series [unnumbered]. International Council of Women

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

Series [unnumbered]. National Council of Women of Australia

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