Guide to the Papers of Sir Harold White


MS 3665

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Collection Summary

Sir Harold White
Papers of Sir Harold White
Date Range
1926 - 1990
Collection Number
MS 3665
2.76 metres (1 ms box + 6 archives boxes + 1 folio packet + 1 map folio + 4 sound/av carriers)
Language of Materials
Special Collections (Manuscripts)


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Sir Harold White, National Library of Australia, MS3665, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

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

Item Descriptions

Invitations, 1950-1963 (File) - Box 1

Invitations, 1953-1960 (File) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1940-1950 (File) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1950- (File) - Box 1

Official material (File) - Box 1

Official material, 1942-1950 (File) - Box 1

Miscellaneous papers, 1945-1959 (File) - Box 1

Miscellaneous papers, 1947-1956 (File) - Box 1a

The Times-Weekly Edition, 8 October 1947 (File) - Box 1a

Material relating to Canberra Film Centre, 1940-1948 (File) - Box 1a

Material relating to Sir Harold White's 85th birthday celebrations, 1990 (File) - Box 1a

Miscellaneous papers, 1948-1950 (File) - Box 2

Miscellaneous papers, 1948-1959 (File) - Box 2

Miscellaneous papers, 1946-1957 (File) - Box 2

Catalogue cards, invitations, notes, 1950 (File) - Box 2

Invitations, notes, bank account books, 1939-1959 (File) - Box 2

Invitations (File) - Box 3

Miscellaneous papers, journals, published catalogues, travel maps and pamphlets, festival programmes, 1947-1957 (File) - Box 4

Commemorative medal from Osaka Library 1957, colour slides, pamphlets from American libraries, tourist maps pamphlets, annual reports, 1938-1951 (File) - Box 5

Miscellaneous papers, Publication catalogues, reports, architectural plans fro the Commonwealth National Library (1949), Ameriacn film library catalogues, film catalogues, color slides , black white negatives, 1938-1963 (File) - Box 6

Material relating to lectures at The American University Washington D.C., 1950 (File) - Folio-Box 1

List of Works of Art belonging to the Commonwealth Government, 1926 (File) - Folio-Box 1

New Japan Magazine Vol 19, 1967 (File) - Folio-Box 1

Audiovisual carriers (File)

1982 Peacock's challenge of Fraser for leadership of the Liberal Party. Commentary by Katherine West., 1982 (Item NLA.MS-SAV014201) - Cassette-Box 688

Easter 1982. More potential information in notes attached. See Katherine West file.


Standard C90

Physical Facet

Compact cassette tape

Copyright Statement made by Harold White to Katherine West 26 September 1989., 26/09/1989 (Item NLA.MS-SAV014202) - Cassette-Box 688

More potential information in notes attached. See Katherine West file.



Physical Facet

Compact cassette tape

Reel B7646. 1 of 2 (Item NLA.MS-SAV014203) - Shelf-Tall OH2-9-011

1. National Library opening ceremony. 2. National Librarian- interview. 3. National Library-American Ambassador, Mr Walter Rice. 4. Maggie Tabberer Show-Interview with Mrs Pauline Fanning. 5. Back of beyond-Grand Prix presentation ceremony. Silent film


16mm, 10 1/2 inch

Physical Facet

16mm film

Reel B7645. 2 of 2, 1965, 17/03/1969, 3/07/1969 (Item NLA.MS-SAV014204) - Shelf-Tall OH2-9-011

1.National Library of Australia-building in course of erection, 1965. 2. Portuguese and Brazilian Exhibition 17 March 1969. 3. Aboriginal art. 4. National Library Moving House. 5. Presentation of Sir Hubert Murray papers. 6. National Library-handing over the keys ceremony. 7. National Library-Orientalia Collection. 8. Presentation of Chinese Books-3 July 1969. Silent film.


16mm, 10 1/2 inch

Physical Facet

16mm film