Guide to the Papers of Sir Keith Wilson and Lady Elizabeth Wilson
MS Acc10.030, MS Acc10.209
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- Sir Keith Wilson
- Papers of Sir Keith Wilson and Lady Elizabeth Wilson
- Date Range
- Collection Number
- MS Acc10.030, MS Acc10.209
- 2.25 metres (15 ms boxes)
- Language of Materials
- Special Collections (Manuscripts)
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
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Includes records relating to the Liberal Party of Australia and associated organisations. The records relate to: Political Reform League: executive committee minutes, financial papers, constitution, rules, and newspaper cuttings; Political Reform League women's section (from 1932 Women's Branch, Young Liberal League and, at final meeting, Young Liberal Women), and minutes; Adelaide Young Liberal League: minutes, annual reports, annual returns, roll books and financial statements; Liberal Youth Centre: executive committee minutes; Liberal and Country League: executive committee minutes, South Australia Division papers, constitution principles and state platform, handbooks, list of branches and officers, historical publications, Tusmore Women's Branch minutes, lecture notes; Liberal Party of Australia (federal), Federal Executive Committee, minutes and papers, annual meeting papers, constitution, platform, historical publications, speeches by party leaders Menzies and Holt, election campaign publications, pamphlets and weekly newsletters.
Further records comprise those relating to the Liberal Party of Australia South Australian Division: constitution, Arts Policy Group minutes; Liberal Party of Australia Federal Women's Committee: papers and general files on women; papers on women's organisations including State Women's Council, Liberal and Country Party Policy for Women; Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association Australia Inc.: conference proceedings, correspondence, newsletters, reports, notices to members, history; Senate Standing orders, 1937; electoral materials including Boothby electorate polling places, 1940, scrapbook of 1946 election; political pamphlets including "The red twin: Communism, Socialism" (Federal Country Party publication), "Hard facts: inflation" (Office of Senator Amanda Vanstone); and, copies of student Liberal magazine
Contained in 10 boxes.
Papers: proposed constitution and rules, reports, draft platform of SA Liberal Federation, report on relations between the reform league and the Federation, account of deputation to the Premier, voting tickets, posters, 1929-30 (File) - Box 1 (MS Acc10.030)
Also other election material, and related papers, including ALP and State Country platforms.
General Meeting minutes, annual reports and financial statements, 12 March 1937-22 August 1950 (File) - Box 2 (MS Acc10.030)
Inserted is a signed letter from Edith Lyons to Miss [sic] Wilson 15 May 1937 thanking her for the YLL's congratulations
Delegates' Annual Meeting [from 1974, State Council annual general meeting] papers, 1956, 1967, 1970-81, 1987-2001 (File) - Box 3-4 (MS Acc10.030)
Agenda and related papers and correspondence: files variously include reports, discussion papers, speeches, and newsletters. Files for 1975-79 include papers on Arts policy [see also Arts Policy Group minutes, Box 9].
Files mainly those of Lady Elizabeth Wilson
Constitution Principles and State Platform, 1953, 1955, 1956,1966, 1968,1969,1970, 1971,1972 (File) - Box 6 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed items (16, some duplicates)
Duplicated typescripts (4)
[History] 'Origins of the Liberal and Country League of South Australia', 1957, 1965 (File) - Box 6 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed items (2)
Liberal Arts Policy Group, minutes. File includes letter of commendation from James Irwin 4 September 1983, 22 November 1979-25 July 1983 (File) - Box 9 (MS Acc10.030)
Lady Wilson was Convenor; see also Arts Policy papers in Delegates annual meeting files 1975-79 in Box 3
Annual meeting papers. Program, agenda, reports etc. of 11th, 14th-17th, 19th-22nd annual meetings, 1956, 1959-62, 1965-67 (File) - Box 5 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed items (9)
Liberal Party of Australia Official (Federal) Platform, 1946 (draft), 1948, 1960, 1971, 1974 (File) - Box 6 (MS Acc10.030)
Liberal Party of Australia [History] 'Forming the Liberal party of Australia: record of conference of representatives'; 'Twenty-one, The Liberal Party of Australia 1944 to 1965'; 'History and organization of the Liberal Party of Australia'; 'The Liberal Party - History'; program of Opening of LPA Headquarters, 1965, 1944, 1965, c.1996 and undated (File) - Box 6 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed and typescript items (5)
NSW Division Constitution, undated; Victorian Division constitution, Feb. 1965; Queensland branch official platform, constitution and rules 1964; Queensland Division State platform 1967, 1965-67 and undated (File) - Box 6 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed items (4)
Federal Executive Committee, minutes and papers. Include memoranda, reports and research notes, 7 February-11 November 1956 (File) - Box 7 (MS Acc10.030)
Files (6) of Mrs K.C [Lady Elizabeth] Wilson as Federal Women's Comm. Representative
Federal Women's Committee papers and general files on women; minutes and associated research notes, branch/State reports, discussion papers and correspondence, 1956, 1960-61, 1963, 1965, 1967-69, 1997-1999 (File) - Box 8 (MS Acc10.030)
1956 files (2) include research bulletins on budget, insurance, public accounts, automation, etc. and a letter from the Secretary of the S.A. Division re concerns at changes to the constitution. 1961 file is the meeting of the Joint Standing Committee on Federal Policy. 1963 and 1967 files have papers by Lady Wilson on 'The Woman Voter' and 'The Woman's Place in the World'.
Files (12) of Mrs K.C. [Lady Elizabeth] Wilson
Civil Defence School, Course booklet for Welfare Study Period no.4, April-May 1958 (File) - Box 9 (MS Acc10.030)
Attended by Lady Wilson
K.C. Wilson's copy
The case against Socialist Labour: background notes for speakers and canvassers 1949, Communist Party Dissolution Bill 1950, The health of the people 1950, Suez Canal: statement by the Prime Minister …25 September 1956, This is what we have done (Menzies) c.1959, Consultation and Cooperation (Sir Philip McBride) 1962, The fight is on 1973, Your family, the Liberal approach undated
Printed items (7)
The Red twin: Communism, Socialism (Federal Country Party publication) c.1948; Hard facts: Inflation (Office of Senator Amanda Vanstone) c.1991
Printed items (2)
Student Liberal Magazine. Magazine of The Australian Universities Liberal Federation, July 1954, 1961/62 (File) - Box 10 (MS Acc10.030)
2 issues only
Conference proceedings and associated papers. Proceedings of 9th, 17th and 18th annual conferences and 1996 workshop, program and delegate's kit for 17th conference, commemorative booklet and group photo for 18th conference, 1961, 1988, 1990, 1996 (File) - Box 9 (MS Acc10.030)
Mainly printed items (7)
Presidents Papers. Correspondence, newsletters, reports, notices to members, c.1968-72, 1980-99 (File) - Box 9 (MS Acc10.030)
Policy speeches [Joint Opposition Policy speech 1949]. Speeches by Party leaders Menzies and Holt, 1946, 1949, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1966, 1967 (File) - Box 10 (MS Acc10.030)
Printed items (12)
Comprises printed (Hansard) speeches, typescript and manuscript speeches and talks for radio and Australia Day Council; correspondence relating to services for the disabled; biographical and historical notes on Sir Keith's life and war service; Royal Commonwealth Society papers, including letter of welcome as President of the South Australia Branch and address to the Society by Malcolm Fraser; Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council minutes, notes and correspondence; Australian Citizenship Convention papers, information notes and bulletins; government members' Social Security Committee minutes, reports and correspondence; United Nations 20th General Assembly papers including speeches, reports and notes; Good Neighbour Council minutes, publications and correspondence.
Contained in 5 boxes.