Guide to the Papers of W. E. Hotchkiss

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MS 8000 and MS Acc GB 1987/3011

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Collection Summary

Creator
W. E. Hotchkiss
Title
Papers of W. E. Hotchkiss
Date Range
1936-1986
Collection Number
MS 8000 and MS Acc GB 1987/3011
Extent
10.5 metres (15 boxes, 2 cartons, 19 outsized cartons)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, subject files, lecture notes, and articles, theses, conference papers, reports and other writings by Hotchkiss. The papers primarily relate to Hotchkiss' work an academic with the University of New South Wales and include papers relating to his sabbaticals in Fiji and Sierra Leone. There are also files relating to adult education and other courses taught by Hotchkiss as well as material relating to transport issues in New South Wales, Broken Hill mines, and industrial relations.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1607962).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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], National Library of Australia, Papers of W. E. Hotchkiss, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The papers were donated by William Hotchkiss in 1987.

Arrangement

The order of the files in this collection has been imposed by Library staff.

Finding Aid Source(s)

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

Collection Retrieval Advice

Please note: each consignment in this collection has a separate box number sequence (i.e. there may be multiple Box 1s). Please cite the relevant Class number as well as the Box number when requesting retrieval of material from the collection.

Biographical Note

William Ernest Hotchkiss was born in Sydney in 1920 and was educated at Canterbury Boys' High School. After leaving school he worked for the New South Wales Department of Road Transport and Tramways. Hotchkiss served in the AIF during the Second World War in Egypt, New Guinea and the Pacific. On return to civilian life, he joined the New South Wales Department of Motor Transport based in Parkes, Broken Hill and Sydney. In the 1960s he studied for a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney and graduated with a Masters of Economics in 1967.

After graduating, Hotchkiss worked as a teacher of business studies at Sydney Technical College and a tutor in Government at the University of Sydney before joining the University of New South Wales as a tutor in Economics. Hotchkiss worked as a lecturer in Economics (1968-73), senior lecturer in Industrial Relations (1973-82) and an administrative officer with the School of Industrial Relations at the University of New South Wales. During his career with the University he completed periods of sabbatical in Sierra Leone (1975), the United Kingdom, the United States, Papua New Guinea, India, Samoa and Fiji (1979). His academic interests and research have revolved around transport economics, development economics and industrial relations. Hotchkiss has published journal articles, chapters in books and research reports prepared for Government bodies.

Hotchkiss was a committee member of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 8000. Original consignment

Comprises correspondence, subject files, lecture notes and articles, theses, conference papers, reports and other writings by Hotchkiss. The papers primarily relate to Hotchkiss's work as an academic with the University of New South Wales and include papers concerning his sabbaticals in Fiji and Sierra Leone. There are also files relating to adult education courses and other classes taught by Hotchkiss as well as material on transport issues in New South Wales, Broken Hill mines, and industrial relations.

Contained in 15 boxes.

Early personal files, 1936-54 including a high school exercise book, Public Service Examination papers, staff instructions for the NSW Department of Road Transport and Tramways (1938), and correspondence and other papers relating to his education and training (1946-54) (File 1-4) - Box 1

NSW Department of Motor Transport: 1958-59 regarding training classes, conferences, and examinations (File 5-7) - Box 1

Loose correspondence, 1968-86 including correspondence regarding papers written by Hotchkiss and others (File 8) - Box 1

Files and loose correspondence, 1968-86 including correspondence regarding papers written by Hotchkiss and others (File 9) - Box 2

Correspondence, 1968-86 (continued) (File 10-12) - Box 2

Writings: University essays, 1961 (File 13-14) - Box 2

Writings: Honours thesis 'The New South Wales Transport Acts, 1930-32', 1962 (File 15-16) - Box 2

Writings: Master's thesis 'The movement of persons in large urban areas'. Drafts, correspondence and research material, 1958-67 (File 17-23) - Box 3

Writings: Broken Hill paper, 1969-70 ('The Broken Hill mines agreement: a study of some objective factors in industrial negotiation') (File 24) - Box 3

Writings: 'Sources and characteristics of union leadership: a note on Sierra Leone' (1979) and essays by Ian Hotchkiss, 1970-71 (File 25) - Box 3

Writings: 'The value of personal time savings: some theoretical issues applied to transportation' (n.d) and 'The value of time spent in travelling: some theoretical issues and an Australian datum point' (ANZAAS Paper, 1971) (File 26) - Box 3

Writings: 'The value of time spent in travelling: an Australian case study' (1971) (File 27) - Box 4

Writings: 'A study of the economic basis of road user charges for Australia', 1972-73 (File 28-29) - Box 4

Writings: 'Human factors in transportation' (Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference paper, 1973) (File 30) - Box 4

Writings: David Hensher (ed) Urban transport economics, 1973-78 (Hotchkiss contributed a chapter, 'The theory of cost-benefit analysis') (File 31) - Box 4

Writings: 'Industrial relations, organisational change and jurisdictional conflict: the case of the regional freight system' (ANZAAS paper, 1981) (File 32) - Box 5

Talks, 1970-78 (File 33-38) - Box 5

University of New South Wales subject files: Australian Council of Churches, 1969-70 (File 39) - Box 5

University of New South Wales subject files: Broken Hill files, 1963-70 (includes some pre-UNSW files) (File 40-46) - Box 6

University of New South Wales subject files: Cobar, 1969-74 (File 47) - Box 6

University of New South Wales subject files: Commonwealth Bureau of Roads, 1972-73 (File 48) - Box 7

University of New South Wales subject files: Professor Milton Derber - lecture and seminar notes, 1969-70 (File 49) - Box 7

University of New South Wales subject files: Fiji, 1979 (File 50-51) - Box 7

University of New South Wales subject files: Industrial Relations Research Centre, 1980-81 (File 52) - Box 7

University of New South Wales subject files: Institute of Administration, 1970-78 (File 53-54) - Box 7

University of New South Wales subject files: Overseas transcripts, 1975 (File 55) - Box 8

University of New South Wales subject files: Road accident reporting proposal, 1962-69 (File 56-57) - Box 8

University of New South Wales subject files: Road user charges, 1972-74 (File 58-59) - Box 8

University of New South Wales subject files: Secondary school students seminar, 1977 (File 60-61) - Box 8

University of New South Wales subject files: Sierra Leone, 1970-79 (File 62-72) - Box 9-10

Relating to Hotchkiss' interest in and sabbatical to Sierra Leone including correspondence, copies of Hotchkiss' article 'Sources and characteristics of union leadership' (1978), notes and other material for lectures on Sierra Leone including 'Labour relations and economic development: the Sierra Leone experience' (1975), Sierra Leone Development Company papers (1973-75), industrial agreements and Sierra Leone union leaders' survey forms (1975).

University of New South Wales subject files: Sydney area transport study, 1972-74 (File 73) - Box 11

University of New South Wales subject files: Transport project, 1967-70 (File 74) - Box 11

University of New South Wales subject files: University of New England, 1968-71 (File 75) - Box 11

University of New South Wales subject files: University of New South Wales Postgraduate Extension Studies, 1978-81 (File 76-78) - Box 11

University of New South Wales subject files: Warringah Expressway, 1968-69 (File 79) - Box 11

University of New South Wales subject files: Untitled UNSW files, 1968-78 relating to transport, Metal Trades Industry Association, and the student work experience scheme (File 80-82) - Box 12

Files relating to other teaching positions: Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations School of Industrial and Labour Studies, 1969 (File 83) - Box 12

Files relating to other teaching positions: Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations/Trades and Labour Council of Queensland, 1974 (File 84-85) - Box 12

Files relating to other teaching positions: Australian Council of Trade Unions national school, 1973 (File 86) - Box 13

Files relating to other teaching positions: Labor Council of New South Wales, 1974 (File 87) - Box 13

Files relating to other teaching positions: Mitchell College of Advanced Education, 1972-77 (File 88) - Box 13

Files relating to other teaching positions: University of Sydney, Department of Adult Education, discussion groups, 1971-74 (File 89) - Box 13

Files relating to other teaching positions: University of Sydney, Department of Adult Education, discussion groups, 1977-81 (File 90-91) - Box 14

Files relating to other teaching positions: University of Sydney, Department of Adult Education, Wollongong, 1969 (File 92) - Box 14

Files relating to other teaching positions: University of Sydney Trade Union School, 1970-74 (File 94) - Box 14

Files relating to other teaching positions: Workers' Educational Association of New South Wales, 1971-83 (File 95) - Box 14

Writings by others: Norm Dufty 'State intervention in industrial relations in Australia', 1969 (File 96) - Box 14

Writings by others: D. A Hensher 'The value of commuter travel time savings: a study of land modes', 1971 (File 97) - Box 14

Writings by others: J. D Martin 'The founding of the Australasian Council of Trade Unions' (thesis, 1964) (File 97) - Box 14

Writings by others: N. L Smithson 'Personnel relations in the iron ore industry', 1970 (File 97) - Box 14

Writings by others: E. Pelensky 'Report on economics of road improvement', 1962 (File 98) - Box 15

Class Acc GB 1987/3011. Consignment added 1987

Comprises instalment consists of files relating to Hotchkiss's career in the New South Wales Department of Motor Transport, his later involvement in the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales, trade union summer schools and Sydney University discussion groups, and his official visits to Sierra Leone and Fiji. The largest group of the papers relates to Hotchkiss's work as a lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

Contained in 2 archive cartons + 19 oversized cartons.


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