Guide to the Papers of Herbert and Ivy Brookes


MS 1924, MS Acc05.153

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Created: 2016

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Class MS 1924. Original consignment

Comprises correspondence, notes, diaries, minute books, photographs and cuttings covering every phase of the careers of Herbert and Ivy Brookes. There are papers on the Liberal Party, People's Liberal Party, Commonwealth Liberal Party, Brown Society, 1907-1921, Australian Protective League, 1918, National Union, 1917, Loyalist League, 1918, Board of Trade, 1918-1928, Tariff Board, 1922-1928, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1940, University of Melbourne, 1933-1947, National Council of Women, 1921-1970, Women's Hospital, 1912-1970, International Club, 1932-1958, and the Lady Northcote Permanent Trust Fund, 1908-1969...

Series 26. Australian Broadcasting Commission

Brookes was the first Vice-Chairman of the A.B.C. from 1932 until 1940. The series is small, but includes correspondence with H.P. Brown, W.J. Cleary, E.M.R. Couchman and others concerning administrative and policy decisions, as well as much discussion of the Commission's taking over financial and managerial responsibility for celebrity concerts in 1935 and 1940 respectively. As well there are many loose notes made by Brookes after meetings of the Commission, scripts for talks and press cuttings...

"With the greetings of the BBC. Christmas 1936" Promotional christmas card with schematic world map prduced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.