Guide to the Papers of Douglas Pike

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Collection Summary

Creator
Douglas Pike
Title
Papers of Douglas Pike
Date Range
1941-1974
Collection Number
MS 6869
Extent
2.38 metres (17 boxes, 3 folios boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection includes papers concerning Pike's work as General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography; his publications Paradise of dissent: South Australia, 1829-1857 ( 1957) and Australia: the quiet continent (1962); his work as an academic, particularly at the Australian National University; and his involvement with the Australian Humanities Research Council. The collection also includes general files; general correspondence; referees reports; articles, a thesis and other writings by Pike; notebooks; notes, bibliographies; photographs; cutting books and printed material.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn701240).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Douglas Pike, National Library of Australia, MS 6869, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The Pike Papers were donated in two instalments by Pike's widow in 1977 and 1984.

Arrangement

The second instalment of the Pike Papers was received in a disordered state. The files named 'Bibliographic files' and 'Academic and historical files' and the referees reports formed discrete groupings. Other arrangements have been imposed by Manuscripts staff. The contents of most files have been retained in their original order.

Bibliography

Paradise of dissent : South Australia, 1829-1857 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1957) John McDouall Stuart (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1958) Australia: the quiet continent (London: Cambridge University Press, 1962) Charles Hawker (Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1968)

Biographical Note

DateEvent
1924Came to Australia and worked for two years as a Junior Teacher in the Victorian Education Department while commencing a Bachelor of Arts course at the University of Melbourne
1926-38Worked on sheep stations in NSW to support his family after the death of his father
1938-42Entered the Ministry and completed a theological diploma
1941Married Olive Hagger
1947Graduated with a BA from the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours in History. Awarded the Tinline and John Lorenzo Young scholarships
1949-50Lecturer in history, University of Western Australia
1950-60Reader in History, University of Adelaide
1951Completed a Master of Arts, University of Adelaide
1957D.Litt. (Adelaide)
1961-63Professor of History, University of Tasmania
1962-73General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography
1964-73Professor of History, Australian National University
1969Awarded Ernest Scott Prize; appointed member of the National Memorials Committee
1974Visiting Fellow, Department of History, Australian National University Pike died in 1974

Douglas Henry Pike was born in Tuh Shan, West China in 1908, the son of missionary parents. He was educated at China Inland Mission Schools at Chefoo, North China.

DateEvent
1924Came to Australia and worked for two years as a Junior Teacher in the Victorian Education Department while commencing a Bachelor of Arts course at the University of Melbourne
1926-38Worked on sheep stations in NSW to support his family after the death of his father
1938-42Entered the Ministry and completed a theological diploma
1941Married Olive Hagger
1947Graduated with a BA from the University of Adelaide with First Class Honours in History. Awarded the Tinline and John Lorenzo Young scholarships
1949-50Lecturer in history, University of Western Australia
1950-60Reader in History, University of Adelaide
1951Completed a Master of Arts, University of Adelaide
1957D.Litt. (Adelaide)
1961-63Professor of History, University of Tasmania
1962-73General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography
1964-73Professor of History, Australian National University
1969Awarded Ernest Scott Prize; appointed member of the National Memorials Committee
1974Visiting Fellow, Department of History, Australian National University Pike died in 1974

Item Descriptions

Class [unnumbered]. Original consignment

Series [unnumbered]. Charles Hawker: Documents and Photographs

Correspondence file: Mrs Needham, 1967-69 (File) - Box 1
Photographs: 2 of Charles Hawker; 1 of North Bungaree Homestead, 1967-69 (File) - Box 1
Hawker family correspondence: 1935, 1966-67 (File) - Box 1
Hawker Family documents (File) - Box 1
Wakefield notes and correspondence: 1957-67 (File) - Box 1
Typescript of Charles Hawker (File) - Box 1
Mrs Needham's corrections of Hawker volume galleys and typescripts (File) - Box 1
Notes on Charles Hawker (4 folders) (File) - Box 1

Series [unnumbered]. 'Wakefield Material'

Bibliography notes given by La Nauze (File) - Box 2
Strip of 5 photographic negatives (File) - Box 2
Correspondence re Wakefield, 1972-73 including Marilyn Brouwer, Anne Boyd etc (File) - Box 2
Microfilm from British Museum (neg) (File) - Box 2
Notes on Wakefield (File) - Box 2
Photocopies of Wakefield letters (File) - Box 2
Photocopy of thesis by D.G. Herron entitled The structure and course of New Zealand politics, 1853-1858 (File) - Box 2
Envelope marked 'Wakefield Papers'. Includes notes and letters, mainly from academics and librarians re research, c.1965-1969 (File) - Box 2
Some letters from Pike, includes Bernard Foster, D. McMillan, Maling, Helen Manning, Prof. Joan Stevens, A.G. Bagnall, Alison Priestly, N.D. McLachlan, Antony Wood, W.J. Garner, H.C. Bredeson, and Peter Burroughs (File) - Box 2

Series [unnumbered]. Australian Academy of Humanities or Australian Humanities Research Council

Minutes 1966-69 (File) - Box 3
General correspondence, c. 1965-71 (File) - Box 3
Executive Committee meetings, 1967-72 (File) - Box 3
Council meetings, 1969-73 (File) - Box 3
Annual General Meetings, 1969-73 (File) - Box 3
Treasurer's papers (File) - Box 3
Applications for Myer Foundation Grant-in-Aid (File) - Box 3
Printed, matter re A.A.H. (File) - Box 3
Wakefield: notes and correspondence (2 folders) (File) - Box 3
Wakefield: bibliography (1 folder) (File) - Box 3
Australian Academy of Humanities: General 1965-66; 1968-71 (File) - Box 4
Australian Academy of Humanities: Council Meetings, 1969 (File) - Box 4
Australian Humanities Research Council: General, Financial Papers, and Council Meetings 1970 (File) - Box 4
Applications for Myer Foundation Grant-in-Aid (File) - Box 4

Series [unnumbered]. General Notes

AHRC: General notes and printed matter (7 folders) (File) - Box 5
AAH: General notes and printed matter (3 folders) (File) - Box 5

Series [unnumbered]. South Australia. Notes and papers (D.H.P.)

File notes on S.A. 'Conclusions' (File) - Box 6
File notes V Foundations (File) - Box 6
File Ch. III (File) - Box 6
File notes marked 'Wakefield and his disciples and liberty' (File) - Box 6
Further notes (AAH and AHRC) (File) - Box 6

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 21 May 1984

Series [unnumbered]. Correspondence

Correspondence, 1950-74 (File 1) - Box 7
General correspondence files, 1954-73 (File 2-17) - Box 7

Series [unnumbered]. General files

Australian Research Grants Committee, 1973 (File 18-19) - Box 7
Australian Society of Authors, 1972 (File 20) - Box 7
Bible stories, 1947 (File 21) - Box 7
General MacArthur (File 22) - Box 7
Historic Memorials Committee, 1973 (File 23) - Box 7
National Memorials Committee (Canberra), 1966-73 (File 24) - Box 8
National Memorials Committee, 1969-72 (File 25) - Box 8
Notes (File 26) - Box 8
Notes on talks - Melbourne (File 27) - Box 8
Social Science Research Council of Australia, 1971 (File 28) - Box 8
St John's College, Cambridge (File 29) - Box 8
Sundry notes (File 30) - Box 8
Who's who, 1972-73 (File 31) - Box 8

Series [unnumbered]. Bibliographic files

Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean (File 32) - Box 8
Ancient/Middle Ages/ Prehistory (File 33) - Box 8
America, north/south (File 34) - Box 8
Asia (File 35) - Box 8
Biography (File 36) - Box 8
Books/papers (File 37) - Box 8
Canada (File 38) - Box 8
Economics (File 39) - Box 8
England/UK (File 40) - Box 8
Europe (File 41) - Box 8
General (File 42) - Box 8
General history (File 43) - Box 8
Literature (File 44) - Box 8
Law (File 45) - Box 8
Politics and Social Science (File 46) - Box 8
Psychology and philosophy (File 47) - Box 8
Theology (File 48) - Box 8
Photocopies from bibliographic files (File 49) - Box 8

Series [unnumbered]. Academic and historical files

A bibliography of British labour history 1945/54; Harvard law review (File 50) - Box 8
Article: South Australia, 1956-72 (File 51) - Box 8
Fink lecture notes: SA education (File 52) - Box 8
Introduction of Real Property Act in South Australia (File 53) - Box 9
James Coutts Crawford (File 54) - Box 9
Lecture notes (File 55) - Box 9
Lecture notes/Australia (File 56) - Box 9
Lecture notes on imperialism (File 57) - Box 9
Miscellaneous; proposed site for federal capital; forestry in Australia (File 58) - Box 9
Northern Territory/ Land and land industries (File 59) - Box 9
Premier's Conference reports 1916 and 1917 (File 60) - Box 10
Russia/October Revolution; Germany/Committee on Alleged Outrages (File 61) - Box 10
SA Department of Mines and Geological Survey (File 62) - Box 10
War precautions/military service referendum/regulations, 1917 (File 63) - Box 10

Series [unnumbered]. Paradise of dissent: South Australia, 1829-1857 (London: Longmans, Green Co., 1957)

Reviews correspondence and index, 1956-69 (File 64) - Box 10
Files containing notes on land sales, E.G. Wakefield, Robert Gouger and gold as well as cuttings and bibliographies (File 65-71) - Box 10
Files containing notes, cuttings, correspondence, 1967 and other research materials (File 72-73) - Box 10
Reference cards and notebooks (File Folios 1-3) - Box 10

Series [unnumbered]. Australia: the quiet continent, London: Cambridge University Press, 1962

Files containing indexes, notes, a publishing agreement, correspondence, 1954-61; illustrations and reviews, 1962-71 (File 74-77) - Box 11

Series [unnumbered]. Australian dictionary of biography

Correspondence and other papers, mainly relating to Pike's appointment as General Editor, 1961-71 (File 78) - Box 11
Index, cuttings, reviews, correspondence and other papers, 1963-71 (File 79) - Box 12
Correspondence and typescripts relating to addresses delivered by Pike, 1965-73 (File 80) - Box 12

Series [unnumbered]. Australian National University

ANU papers, 1962-74 including correspondence; seminar papers; memoranda; Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies agenda, 1969-73; Research School of Social Sciences annual report, 1964; and Faculty meeting agendas, 1973-74. Also includes some papers relating to the ADB (File 81-83) - Box 12
R.J. Shultz, 1966-70 (File 84) - Box 12
University of Newcastle, 1967-71 (File 85) - Box 12
Scholars-general, 1968-73 (File 86) - Box 12
Professorial Board, 1969-73 (File 87) - Box 12
Faculty Board, 1970 (File 88) - Box 12
University of Nebraska, 1970 (File 89) - Box 12
Professor S. Trickett, 1971-73 (File 90) - Box 12
Dean Jaensch, 1973 (File 91-92) - Box 12
Referees reports, A-M (File 93-102) - Box 13
Referees reports, N-W (File 103-07) - Box 14

Series [unnumbered]. Other papers

Writings of Pike including a seminar "Churches and the modern state", 1956; articles entitled "South Australia: a historical sketch", 1958 and "Historical biography and Australian libraries", 1965; a piece on E.G. Wakefield; reviews, c.1962-63; typescript of Pike's MA thesis, c.1950; and an early draft of a novel, c.1941 on Pike's experiences in the outback (File 108-11) - Box 15
Personal papers including life insurance documents, domestic receipts, etc (File 112) - Box 15
Notebooks containing research notes (File 113-15) - Box 15
Typescript of "Land settlement in South Australia, 1857-90" by Keith R. Bowes (PhD, ANU, 1963) (File 116) - Box 16
Cutting books assembled by Waldemar Wolfhagen (File 117-18) - Box 16
Printed material (File 119) - Box 17
Miscellaneous papers (File 120-23) - Box 17

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