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Created: October 1981
The Institute of Public Affairs was officially formed in N.S.W. on the 18 February 1943 to act as a vehicle for informed public opinion on economic problems and the political and social welfare of Australia, while maintaining an unceasing opposition to socialism.
Although this collection covers the period 1943 to 1969 the records relate mainly to the early development and involvements of the Institute, with the main body of material relating to the 1940's and the early 1950's.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn662524) for the access conditions.
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Records of the Institute of Public Affairs, National Library of Australia [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.
Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there are multiple Box 1's). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.
Records relating to the early development and interests of the Institute: Institute brochures, reports, discussion papers and publications; records of the Australian Decentralisation and New States Movement; subject files (mainly newspaper cuttings) on the proposed nationalisation of banks, State and Federal elections and referenda, communism in Australia, and other topical subjects; biographical files (including some correspondence) on R.G. Carey, J.B. Chifley, J. Curtin, Dr H.V. Evatt, A.W. Fadden, C.H. Hoskins, Sir Norman Kater; J.T. Lang, W.K. McConnell, J. McGirr, W.J. McKell, J.J. Maloney, R.G Menzies, E. Thomson, E.J. Ward, R.W.D. Weaver, W.C. Wentworth; and printed matter including issues of Hard Comment, Spotlight, A.P.S.A. News and Sound Finance.
Comprises 20 containers.
Notices, agendas, minutes, correspondence.
Including newspaper cuttings, reports, and some correspondence.
Federal Elections (country newspapers)
Federal Elections Labor
Miners Strike (see also under Liberal Party)
N.S.W. State Election.
Queensland State Election.
Tasmanian State Election.
Victorian State Election.
Facts of the Case
Letters to Editors
(see also under Australian Constitutional League)
Prices, rents and other charges.
Post Referendum Comment.
Post Referendum Results and Figures.
Referendum Comments (Anti-Communists 22.9.51).
Referendum on Communism I.P.A. Advertisements 1951
Referendum Communism, Liberal Party Advertisement. All "Yes" advertisements.
(Anti-Communist) "No" Campaign Advertisements)
Communism Referendum "No" Advertisements.
Anti-Communist Referendum, Campaign Advertisements. Queensland (Yes & No.)
Anti-Communist Referendum Campaign Advertisement Victoria (Yes & No.)
On Abolition of the Legislative Council.
Including newspaper cuttings and some correspondence.
Correspondence, including with R.G. Menzies, minutes, financial records, press releases and subject files on people and on political and economic issues. In addition, some papers relating to the Constitutional Association of New South Wales and the Constitutional Association of Australia.
Comprises 51 containers.