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The papers were donated to the Library by Professor Macintyre in 1999. An instalment of papers previously held by the Melbourne University Archives was added in May 2000 (series 19/31-45 and 20). Records of the Centenary of Federation Victoria Committee were added in 2003. A further transfer of correspondence and related papers was received in 2006.
The main body of papers comprises general correspondence, diaries, reports on manuscripts and theses by others, subject files, sports ephemera, ephemera on the Australian Bicentennary and drafts of articles, lectures and reviews by Macintyre. There are also files relating to Macintyre's membership of the Civics Expert Group, the Civics Education Group and the Centenary of Federation Victoria Committee as well as publishers' correspondence, drafts, book reviews, publishing agreements and research material relating to his books Militant, Ormond College centenary essays, Winners and losers, The labour experiment, Foundations of arbitration, A colonial liberalism, A history for a nation, The discovery of Australian history 1890-1939, and The Reds.
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Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Professor Stuart Macintyre, National Library of Australia [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.
When the main body of papers was acquired by the Library, they fell into broad groupings including correspondence, diaries, reports on manuscripts and theses, subject files, ephemera and articles, lectures and reviews. These groupings reflected Macintyre's usage of the papers and in general have been retained as series. Correspondence, reports on manuscripts and theses and the subject files had been arranged by Macintyre chronologically or alphabetically and this order has been preserved. In other series the file order has been created by the Library staff. Contents of files created by Macintyre have been retained in their original order.
Stuart Forbes Macintyre was born in Melbourne on 21 April 1947, the son of Forbes Macintyre and Alison May Stevens. He was educated at Scotch College (Melbourne) and the Universities of Melbourne (BA), Monash (MA) and Cambridge (PhD). He married Martha Adele Bruton on 1 August 1976 and has two daughters.
Comprises general correspondence, diaries, reports on manuscripts and theses by others, subject files, sports ephemera, ephemera on the Australian bicentennary and drafts of articles, lectures and reviews by Stuart Macintyre. There are also files relating to citizenship and civics and Macintyre's membership of the Civics Expert Group, the Civics Education Group and the Centenary of Federation Victoria Committee. Included in the collection is publishers' correspondence, drafts, book reviews, publishing agreements and research material relating to his books Militant, Ormond College centenary essays, Winners and losers, The labour experiment, Foundations of arbitration, A colonial liberalism, A history for a nation: Ernest Scott and the making of Australian history, The discovery of Australian history 1890-1939, and The Reds.
Contained in 66 boxes, 1 folio box.
This series comprises a mix of professional and personal incoming correspondence including letters from fellow academics, postcards, birthday and Christmas cards, newspaper clippings, invitations, sports tickets and some sporting ephemera. The correspondence covers the years 1983 to 1998 and has been arranged chronologically.
Major correspondents include Mary Docherty, Geoffrey Bolton, John Sendy, Manning Clark, Geoffrey Serle, Ken Inglis, Frank Bongiorno, Warren Horton and Verity Burgmann.
Among the personal correspondence are a number of letters from Macintyre's wife Martha Macintyre, an anthropologist, written to Stuart and his daughters while carrying out fieldwork on the island of Tube Tube in Papua New Guinea. There are also letters to Macintyre from his daughters written while he or they have been overseas.
The diaries contain personal and professional appointments, occasional notes on events and personal spending. The diaries cover the period from 1981 to 1997.
Biography of Paddy Troy, Western Australian labour leader, published by George Allen and Unwin in 1984. The files include correspondence with publishers and unions, comments on pre-publication drafts, drafts of speeches on Troy and Macintyre's biography, reviews of the book and research materials including photocopies of early documents. In addition, series 12 file 19 contains a seminar paper by Macintyre on Paddy Troy.
Ormond College was established by the Presbyterian Church within the University of Melbourne in 1881. Ormond College centenary essays was edited by Macintyre and published by Melbourne University Press in 1984. Contributors were Jim Davidson, Don Chambers, Geoffrey Serle, Sarah Steven, Davis McCaughey, Stuart Macintyre, Sam Ricketson and Ian Maddocks. The series includes correspondence with contributors and publishers, page proofs, drafts of chapters with editorial comments by Macintyre, photographs and negatives, articles, cuttings and other research materials.
Winners and losers was published by Allen & Unwin in 1985. The research and most of the writing took place while Macintyre was a Research Fellow with the Social Justice Project at the Australian National University during 1982 and 1983.
The series includes a small quantity of publishers' correspondence and readers' reports, readings and drafts for chapters, reviews, launch speech by Gerry Hand, a publisher's agreement and general research files relating to the Social Justice Project and social justice in general. There are also seminar papers for the Social Justice Project (1982-1984) and drafts of Macintyre's paper and other material relating to the Social Justice in Australia seminar (1988) in which Macintyre revisits some of the themes of his 1985 book.
The labour experiment critically examined the labour movement's performance and its program of change over the period 1901 to 1950. It was published by McPhee Gribble in 1989 as part of its Australian Economic and Social History series edited by Boris Schedvin.
The series contains correspondence with the publishers and editor (1987-89), a publishing agreement (1987), reviews, drafts, page proofs and a published copy of the book.
This publication was edited by Macintyre and Richard Mitchell and published by Oxford University Press in 1989. Contributors to the volumes were David Brereton, Gill Palmer, Diane Kirkby, Jim Kitay, Michael Quinlan, Mark Bray, Malcolm Rimmer, Ester Stern, David Plowman, Ray Markey, Colin Forster, Alice Coolican and Gail Reekie. The series includes correspondence with Oxford University Press and with contributors, drafts of Macintyre's contribution, edited proofs, research papers and copies of papers (often from conferences) sumitted for inclusion in the book.
A colonial liberalism: the lost world of three Victorian visionaries, published in 1991 by Oxford University Press, examines the lives and work of David Syme (1827-1908), Charles Pearson (1830-1894), and George Higinbotham (1826-1892). The series includes correspondence with Oxford University Press, draft of chapters, reviews, and material relating to the 1992 George Higinbotham Centenary Conference.
Biography of Professor Ernest Scott, the first Professor of History at the University of Melbourne in 1914-36. Published by Melbourne University Press in 1994. This series includes a large quantity of research material including copies of articles by Ernest Scott and on Scott's work.
A collection of essays examining history as a professional discipline in Australia edited by Stuart Macintyre and Julian Thomas and published by Melbourne University Press in 1995. The book includes essays on the work of Ernest Scott, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Max Crawford and George Henderson. Contributors include: Brian Fletcher, Elizabeth Kwan, C.B. Schedvin, J.E. Carr, Susan Janson, Geoffrey Bolton, Deryck Schreuder, Susan Davies and Robert Dare.
This series consists of one large file of material which has been divided into three files, retaining the original order of material. The series includes correspondence with Melbourne University Press and various contributors between 1991 and 1995, some drafts of chapters, Macintyre's own notes and research material and material relating to 'The Dawn of History, Australian History: Profession and Discipline 1891-1939' conference in April 1993.
A comprehensive history of the Australian Communist Party from its origins to the Second World War, published by Allen and Unwin in 1999. This series contains a complete copy of a draft manuscript for the book provided by Allen and Unwin, with numerous corrections and comments by Macintyre and others.
This series comprises of drafts and offprints of articles and lectures written by Macintyre between 1977 and 1992. File contents include handwritten and typed drafts, research material and correspondence relating to the publication of an article or arrangements for presenting a lecture.
This series contains 106 files of reviews written by Macintyre. The files contain typed copies of the finished reviews, draft material and related correspondence. The reviews, mainly of history books were written for a wide range of publications including Labour history, The Age, Historical studies, Overland, and Australian book review.
This series comprises reports written by Macintyre on graduate and postgraduate theses and manuscripts. The files are arranged alphabetically by the author or candidate. Generally files contain correspondence, reports and occasionally a draft of the manuscript or thesis. Some files also include rough notes made by Macintyre as part of the process of compiling the report. Also included in this series are a number of Australian Research Grant Scheme applications which Macintyre reviewed.
This series consists of a collection of files arranged alphabetically by subject and reflects Macintyre's involvement in a wide variety of academic, national and local organisations, including the Australian Historical Association, the Brunswick Branch of the Australian Labor Party, and the Scottish History Society.
The files commonly contain correspondence, newsletters, and minutes of meetings or details of conferences. Much of the material is similar to that arranged chronologically in Macintyre's correspondence files (see series 1).
As Macintyre commonly uses the acronym version of an organisation's name or a similar abbreviation as a file title, most file titles have been expanded to assist readers.
Includes correspondence, and grant applications by Macintyre
Includes correspondence and assessments by Macintyre
See also files 81-82
See also file 69
The Civics Expert Group (CEG) was established on 23 June 1994 by the Keating Government. Under its terms of reference, its function was to 'provide the Government with a strategic plan for a non-partisan programme of public education and information on the Australian system of government, the Australian Constitution, Australian citizenship and other civic issues'. Macintyre was Chair of the Civics Experts Group in 1994-96. Other members were Dr Ken Boston and Susan Pascoe. Over a five month period in 1994, the CEG consulted in every state and territory and received 180 submissions. In its final report, 'Whereas the people'..civics and citizenship education (1994), it made proposals for civics education in the various education sectors and the community generally. As a result of the report, the Government funded several initiatives including a program of civics and citizenship education in schools and a Community Civics Campaign.
The Civics Education Group was established in May 1997 by the Howard Government to provide continuing advice to the Government on the civics and citizenship program Discovering Democracy. Membership of the Group is Dr J. Hirst (Chair), Dr K. Boston, Professor G. Craven, Professor S. Macintyre and Ms S. Pascoe.
The series comprises correspondence, meeting papers, submissions, reports, papers relating to the Community Civics Campaign and the Civics and Citizenship Education Program, newspaper cuttings and articles on citizenship and civics, and curriculum materials.
Material in this series from the original instalment was received in a state of great disorder with most papers unfiled and material from both bodies intermingled. The current order has been imposed by Library staff. Some publications already held by the Library were discarded from this series.
Papers from the May 2000 addition date primarily from 1994 and include papers on the establishment of the Civics Expert Group, meeting papers, drafts, submissions, correspondence, publications and other papers.
Also includes papers relating to the CEG meeting (March 1995), the Government response to the report of the CEG and the Civics and Citizenship Community Education Steering Group, 1995
Ephemera material relating to the 1988 celebrations of Australia's Bicentennary. The series includes draft and research material for a number of bicentennial articles written by Macintyre, copies of academic journals relating to the bicentennial, newspaper clippings and official bicentennial publications and memorabilia, including stamps, merchandise catalogues and bulletins.
Some publications already held by the Library and not specifically related to the bicentennial were discarded from this series.
Sports ephemera collected by Macintyre including newspaper cuttings, posters, tickets, programs, stickers, annual reports and other ephemera relating to the Australian Football League (particularly Hawthorn Football Club), the Melbourne Cricket Ground and marathon events in Melbourne.
Issues of the Football record and Hawk talk from this series were integrated with the Library's serials collection or discarded.
Compact cassette tape
Papers relating to other writing projects, and general interests. Includes issues of the newspaper of the Old Scotch Collegians' Association; meeting papers of the Australian Labor Party Economics Policy Committee; files on projects relating to post war reconstruction history; a file on Macintyre's contribution to the American Historical Association's bibliography Guide to historical literature, and files relating to the Constitutional Centenary Conference (1991) and the Constitutional Centenary Foundation.
Files 31-45 were added in 2000 and file 46 in 2003.
Includes a draft of 'The writing of history',and drafts, proofs, reviews anmd other papers relating to Making history (McPhee Gribble/Penguin, 1985), for which Macintyre wrote the introduction
See also series 15/7
Including files on a proposed interview project 'Australia since the war' with Don Watson (1989-90), files on Macintyre's involvement in Geoffrey Bolton's The Oxford history of Australia Volume 5, 1942-1988: the middle way (1986-89) [see also series 20]; and articles and papers on post-war reconstruction, some for the Post War Seminar in Canberra, 1981
Including correspondence, minutes, newsletters, annual reports, discussion papers
[More information on sheets in Box 61]
EIS Eurofiled Information Systems
3.5 inch floppy disk
Consumer formats - VHS, S-VHS etc
Macintyre was involved in the five volume Oxford history of Australia as the author of The Oxford history of Australia. Volume 4, 1901-1942: the succeeding age (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1986, 1993) and as an editor of manuscripts for other volumes, particularly volume 5. The proposed volume 1 on Aboriginal Australia was never published.
The series contains correspondence and other papers relating to the production of volumes 1-5 and material relating to Macintyre's work on volume 4 including drafts of chapters 4-14, reviews, publicity material and research files.
See also series 19/12-17.
The series comprises papers collected by Macintyre as a member of the Centenary of Federation Victoria Committee. The papers include agenda papers for Committee meetings held between April 2000 and August 2002, records of the outcomes of meetings, reports of the Committee, an information kit 'Celebrating 100 years of nationhood', correspondence and other papers.
Includes a video.
Includes a video and badge of Centenary of Federation logo.
Consumer formats - VHS, S-VHS etc.
Final report to the National Council for the Centenary of Federation.
[More information on sheets in Box 54]
Comprises transcripts, correspondence and other papers relating to the inquiry into the awarding of a first class honours degree to Joel Hayward by the University of Canterbury, including the Working Party's report.
Contained in 2 boxes.
Comprises correspondence, ca. 1998-2005, folders of talks, book reviews and short written pieces with accompanying correspondence, ca. 1984-2004, and publications, ca. 1993-1995. There are papers from the 1980s including conferences, premier's literary awards, talks and projects, and papers from the 1990s such as pamphlets, newsletters and lectures.
Contained in 36 boxes.