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Collection Summary

Creator
Ryan, Edna
Title
Papers of Edna Ryan
Date Range
1948-1993
Collection Number
MS 9140, MS Acc09.172
Extent
6.6 metres (44 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
NLA

Introduction

Scope and Contents

MS 9140 comprises press clippings, subject files, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, articles, drafts of books, conference papers, submissions and publications on issues such as equal pay for women, employment conditions, child care, abortion and trade union matters. People, organisations and events mentioned include: Anne Conlon, Wendy Fatin, Wendy McCarthy, Mary Owen, Pat Richardson, Mum Shirl, Gough Whitlam, Women's Electoral Lobby, Australian Labor Party, National Foundation of Australian Women, Women's Trade Union Commission, International Women's Year Conference (1975) and National Women's Conference (1990) (43 boxes).

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn168173).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Edna Ryan, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file/item number]'.

Provenance

The Edna Ryan Papers were received in four consignments.

MS 9140: In January 1993 several boxes were transferred to the Library. These were once part of the collection of the now-defunct Women's Archive, which was established by the Women's Studies Unit at the Australian National University. In March 1993 and January 1995 Edna Ryan donated further material to the Library.

MS Acc09.172: This consignment was transferred in October 2009.

An interview conducted by Sara Dowse with Edna Ryan in 1991 is held in the Oral History Collection at TRC 2742. There is also a copy of an interview conducted by Lucy Taska in 1987 for the NSW Bicentennial Oral History Collection (TRC 2301 INT.156). In 1992 Margot Oliver made a documentary videorecording, released by the Australian Film Institute, entitled 'Edna Ryan: a political life'.

Some of Edna Ryan's papers are held in the Mitchell Library. These were lodged there by Ms Ryan before she moved to Canberra. See Box 9 for list of some of this material.

Arrangement

The contents of each instalment have been processed separately. The original sequence established by the Women's Archive custodians in respect to the first instalment has been maintained. Their file numbers have been added at the end of each folder description in the following list. Because categories of material such as letters, diaries and cuttings are spread across the three instalments, a careful scan of the entire list is recommended.

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

Edna Ryan (née Nelson), feminist and campaigner for equal pay, was born in Sydney in 1904 and died in Canberra in 1997.

One of a large family, Ryan had to leave school early to find work as a clerk, but spent many years studying at evening college. She was an early member of the Communist Party and also of the International Workers of the World but left the Communist Party after her partner, Jack Ryan, was expelled. In 1935 the Ryans joined the Labor Party. Later Edna Ryan was an early campaign manager for the future prime minister Gough Whitlam.

Ryan stood unsuccessfully for the State seat of Mosman as an ALP candidate in 1953 and was an alderman and Deputy Mayor of Fairfield Council between 1956 and 1965.

As a foundation member of the Women's Electoral Lobby in 1972, Ryan participated in campaigns to persuade the Whitlam Government to reopen the National Wage Case. In 1974 the Arbitration Commission extended to women the same minimum wages as men. In 1993 Ryan successfully lobbied the Minister for Industrial Relations, Laurie Brereton, to ensure that his legislation guaranteed women would be no worse off under enterprise bargaining.

Ryan wrote numerous articles, conference papers, submissions to government and two books, Gentle invaders (1975) and Two thirds of a man (1984).

She accepted an honorary doctorate from Sydney University in 1985 but rejected an Order of Australia, saying 'They are only giving it to me because I am old'.

Edna Ryan had three children, Julia, Lyndall and Patrick, whom she raised alone after Jack Ryan died at an early age.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9140. Consignments received from 1993-1995

Comprises press clippings, subject files, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, articles, drafts of books, conference papers, submissions and publications on issues such as equal pay for women, employment conditions, child care, abortion and trade union matters. People, organisations and events mentioned include: Anne Conlon, Wendy Fatin, Wendy McCarthy, Mary Owen, Pat Richardson, Mum Shirl, Gough Whitlam, Women's Electoral Lobby, Australian Labor Party, National Foundation of Australian Women, Women's Trade Union Commission, International Women's Year Conference (1975) and National Women's Conference (1990).

Contained in 43 boxes (MS 9140 Boxes 1-43).

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 21 January 1993

Autobiographical Writings 1958, 1972-75 (ms 1/1/1-160) (File 1A) - Box 1
Australian Labor Party : 1948-73 (Subseries 1) (ms 1/2/1-36) (f2) (File 1) - Box 1
Australian Labor Party: 1970;1972-76 (Sub-series 2) (ms 1/2/37-145) (f3) (File 2) - Box 1
A.L.P.(sub-series 2) cont'd : 1976-77 (ms 1/2/146-268) (f4) (File 3) - Box 1
Abortion: 1969-1978 (ms 1/3/1-165) (f5) (File 4) - Box 1
Abortion: 1980-82 (ms 1/3/166-233a) (File 5) - Box 1
Abortion (New Zealand) : 1978 (ms 1/3/234-287) (f7) (File 6) - Box 1
Women's Trade Union Commission. Child care (ms 1/4/1-47) (f8) (File 7) - Box 2
Eden Park Child Care Centre (ms 1/4/48) (f9) (File 8) - Box 2
Eden Park Submission Summary (ms 1/4/48-49) (File 9) - Box 2
Woodbury Estate Submission (ms 1/4/50-110a) (File 10) - Box 2
International Year of the Child (ms 1/4/147-196) (File 11) - Box 2
Children of working mothers (ms 1/4/198-327) (File 12) - Box 2
Eden Park - Parents working on estate (ms 1/4/328-472) (File 13) - Box 2
Commission for adoption of child care policy Constitution of women's TUC. (ms 1/4/473-570) (File 14) - Box 2
WEA - Mothers' children's residential schools (ms 1/6/389-413) (f22a) (File 15) - Box 2
Trade union matters 1967-1970 (ms 1/5/1-165) (File 16) - Box 3
Trade union matters 1970-1974 (ms 1/5/166-353) (File 17) - Box 3
Trade union matters 1968 - 1975 (ms 1/5/354-388) (File 18) - Box 3
Union publications 1968 - 1974 (File 19) - Box 3
Press clippings: equal pay: Dec 1968 - July 1972 (File 20) - Box 4
Press clippings: women: 1966-1970 (f23) (File 21) - Box 4
Press clippings: women: 1971-1972 (f24) (File 22) - Box 4
Press clippings: women: 1973 (f26) (File 23) - Box 4
Newspaper clippings: women: 1973 (few 1974, 1975) (f25) (File 24) - Box 5
Correspondence for WEL Conference 1973 (File 25) - Box 5
Appendices for WEL Conference 1973 (File 26) - Box 5
WEL Conference 1982 (File 27) - Box 5
Newspaper clippings (File 28) - Box 5

Personal correspondence, jottings on book, amendments to Social Services Act 1974

Personal correspondence 1974-76 (File 29) - Box 5

Establishment of Children's Commission

Various newsletters and publications, women's groups, 1971-1976 (File 30) - Box 5
Press clippings: various women and issues: Jan-April 1976 (f27) (File 31) - Box 6
April - December 1976 (f28) (File 32) - Box 6
January - June 1977 (f29) (File 33) - Box 6
July - December 1977 (+few 1978) (f30) (File 34) - Box 6
Press Clippings: General trade union matters from 1962, 1970-71, Jan-Nov 1973 (f31) (File 35) - Box 7
Industrial : Sept 1978 - May 1979 (f32) (File 36) - Box 7
Industrial : Jan - March 1981 (some 1979 '80) (f33) (File 37) - Box 7
Industrial: April - June 1981 (f.34) (File 38) - Box 7
BLF : 1981 (f22c) (File 39) - Box 7
Press clippings: Film submission (ms 1/4/111-146) (File 40) - Box 8
Death duties (ms 1/6/261-387) (f21) (File 41_42) - Box 8
Statistics (workforce) (ms 1/6/1-260) (f20) (File 43_45) - Box 8
WEL, industrial law, etc (ms 1/7/1-30)(f22b) (File 46) - Box 8

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 17 March 1993

Pocket diaries:1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 9
Desk diaries:1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 9
Notebooks: May 1980-1981 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 9

March 1981

November 1981 - June 1983

March 1983

14 March 1984 - 7 June 1985

June 1985

July - November 1985

September 1985 - April 1986

February 1986 - August 1986

October-November 1986 (Notes on tour of Greece & Israel)

November 1986 (after tour notes)

List of material sent to SLNSW 1986

Press clippings: Federal election 1987 (File 47) - Box 10
Press clippings: Women, social security, etc 1987 (f1) (File 48) - Box 10
Press clippings: Women, society etc, June 1987 (f2) (File 49) - Box 10
Press clippings: Women, society etc, May 1987 (f3) (File 50) - Box 10
Press clippings: Gallery of women (File 51) - Box 10
Press clippings: Women Anglican Church 1987 (also women generally) (File 52) - Box 10
Press clippings: National Wage 1988 and women's wages (File 53) - Box 10
Press clippings: Issues for women (interviews) 1988 (File 54) - Box 10
Early papers written by Edna Ryan, 1973 - 1982 (File 55) - Box 11
NSW Bicentennial Oral History Project - 1987 Transcript of Tapes 1 2 (File 56) - Box 11

'One Pub's Enough'- A drama in three acts by Edna Ryan

Miscellaneous mss and correspondence 1973 - 1987 (draft submissions) (File 57) - Box 11
Miscellaneous (File 58) - Box 11

Some useful bibliographies & biographical dictionary

Profiles: Wendy McCarthy

Wendy Fatin

Mum Shirl

SMH article on Ann Summers, Sandra Yates and Jane Pratt 'Owning a magazine'.

Three papers by EMC., June 1987

'Reflections on Beauty and the Beast' - Pamela Denoon

Memorial Lecture delivered by Pat O'Shane, March 1990

Paper: 'The crisis of Australian unionism' by Haydon

Manning 1990

'Female convict workers' by Deborah Oxley

Miscellaneous (File 59) - Box 11

Speech by Gough Whitlam: opening of Women & Politics Conference August 1975

National Women's Conference, Sept/Oct 1990

Women (File 60) - Box 11

Employment & training (pay rates) 1982

'Peace by Order: the resignation of Mr Justice Higgins, President of the Commonwealth Conciliation & Arbitration Court', Edna Ryan, 1981

Women & Unions: Pilot study by Monash Uni Union, 1979

Film Australia correspondence, 1980 - re 'Decade' (File 61) - Box 11
Articles on industrial relations and feminism by P.G. McCarthy, Ann C. Villers, Desley Deacon, Gretchen Poiner, Roberta Burke, Eva Cox, Helen Leonard, Val Marsden, Don Rawson, Mary Owen and others, 1968-89 (File 62) - Box 11
Article by Susan Magarey, for Silver Jubilee Edition of Women and work, 1988 (File 63) - Box 12
Pat Richardson, Redress Press and Mary Owen, '86-89 Newsletter: International Women's Day 1992 (File 64) - Box 12
Labor Women Speak 1981, Labor Women Caucus, 1983 (File 65) - Box 12
ANU Women's Archives, 1981-90 (File 66) - Box 12
Network 1982-84 (File 67) - Box 12
Glebe Society, 1989-90 (File 68) - Box 12
Retirement Villages (File 69) - Box 12
Cuttings and other papers (File 70) - Box 13

Mary Owen correspondence.

Profile on Laurie Carmichael.

Working Women's Information Service.

Report on Labor Women's Conf. Mary Owen 1982.

Women and footballers.

'Forever single' - paper on marriage.

The best companies for women - Portfolio June 1989.

Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty 1990.

RSI policy in Pipeline (Govt) Authority.

Leigh Leigh's murder.

National Museum of Australia brochure.

Examples of claims and awards (File 71) - Box 13
Disputes re Federal and State Unions, 1974 (File 72) - Box 13
Papers (File 73) - Box 13

WEL submission: Computing women's pay in State awards.

Definition and Political Survival. - Charlotte Bunch 1978.

Radio Special Projects: Juliet Mitchell Series 24-27 Feb 1975.

The Forgotten Presence - Lesbians Mislaid, - Dorelle

Punch 1975.

The State, the Law & Us. WEL Conf. Mary Gaudron, 1975.

Report on Women Clerical Staff. NSW Motor Transport, 1974-1978.

Papers from Marxist-Feminist Conf. Act 1977.

ABC radio Guest of Honour. Malcolm Caldwell, 1975.

International Rev. Marxism- Women's Movement

Revolutionary? - D. Gollan, 1975

Labor & the Family, Gough Whitlam, Leader Opposition, 1968.

Emancipation of Women, E.G. Whitlam, PM 1973.

Equal Pay & Equal opportunity, P.A. Riach (Monash) 1968.

Women and the ALP " " 1974.

Equal pay in Australia, - Richard Blandy (Adelaide)

For work equal to that of men. - J.P. Ducker, 'The Radical' 1969.

Employment of women in non-metropolitan areas - Frances Lovejoy 1973?

Press cuttings (File 74) - Box 13

Industrial & Political, from Sept 1985

'Emancipated Women from the Orient', 1930

'Arms trade', 1986

Press cuttings (File 75) - Box 13

Industrial, 1987 - 1991

Publications (File 76) - Box 13

Blueprint 1993

ACTION News 1990

NWCC News 1990, 91, 92

OSWOMEN 1990, 1992

various other newsletters

Miscellaneous articles 1990s (File 77) - Box 13
ACTU Reports March 1986 - July 1988 (File 78) - Box 14
Miscellaneous (File 79) - Box 14

ACTU Agenda paper, Sept. 83

ACTU Consolidation of ACTU Policy Decisions 51-82

ACTU Working Women's Charter: Implementation Manual No.2 - Equal Pay

Humanist Viewpoints April and May 1980

Friends of TUTA Newsletter, Jan 1978

Budget Impact Statement: Women 1988-89

Youth '75 and '76 + few other minor newsletters of 70s (File 80) - Box 14
Miscellaneous correspondence and newsletters, health issues, 1990s (File 81) - Box 14
Brochures (File 82_83) - Box 14
Reports (File 84) - Box 15

Backdrop 1972

Another life 1973

The Late Achievers 1974

The Year of the Woman 1975

Reports (records of daily activities) (File 85) - Box 15

Jan. 1987 - (pp 1-141)

1987 cont'd (pp141-225) (f2) (File 86) - Box 15
1989 (pp 1-147) (f3) (File 87) - Box 15
1989 (pp 148-229) (f4) (File 88) - Box 15
1989 (pp 230-288) (f5) (File 89) - Box 15
Jan 1990 - March 1990 (f6) (File 90) - Box 16
April - June 1990 (f7) (File 91) - Box 16
July - August 1990 (f8) (File 92) - Box 16
Sept - Dec 1990 (f9) (File 93) - Box 16
Jan - March 1991 (f10) (File 94) - Box 16
April - June 1991 (f11) (File 95) - Box 16
Notebooks (File [unnumbered]) - Box 17-18
Miscellaneous papers: Transcript from Shop Assistants case (File 96) - Box 19
Miscellaneous papers: Personal odds and ends (File 97) - Box 19
Miscellaneous papers: Letters about jobs, 1992-93 (File 98) - Box 19

Posted copies of Overview

Accounts, Enterprise Bargaining

Various papers 1975-85 (File 99) - Box 19

Labour History Society; paper by ER for seminar etc {list enclosed}

Press cuttings (File 100) - Box 19

Women

Sex Discrimination Act

Child care

Press Cuttings (File 101) - Box 19

Education - from July 1993

Press cuttings and papers 1992 (women's agenda)

Anne Conlon Memorial Lectures, 1980-1983; 85-86 (File 102_103) - Box 20
Anne Conlon Memorial Lecture Committee (File 104) - Box 20
Resource material on NSW Industrial Arbitration, Act. 1901 (File 105) - Box 20
Technological change (File 106) - Box 20
Handwritten notes taken from documents dated 1901-06 in Archives Office (File 107) - Box 20
Miscellaneous. papers - list in folder (File 108) - Box 21
FBT and taxation (File 109) - Box 21
Articles (File 110) - Box 21

'Master Builders and the beginnings of arbitration in NSW' by Alice Coolican

'Gender and Power cont'd' (rough notes)

'Do electoral systems help or hinder women's Parliamentary representation?' - Wilma Rule

'Follow me - inspirations - the award'

Articles (File 111) - Box 21

'Fanny Furner JP 1864-1938' - P. Richardson

National wage case December 1986

Comments on Jane Inglis

'Is WEL Snobbish?'

Australian historical cuttings, book reviews etc., explorers, painters, first government house (File 112) - Box 21
Newspaper articles (1970s - miscellaneous) (File 113) - Box 21
Letters and ms - 1970s (File 114_115) - Box 21
Periodicals (File 116_117) - Box 22

Work matters 1987-90

The Gazette (Uni of Sydney)

Miscellaneous

'Words' - Macquarie Dictionary Society A/L etc (File 118) - Box 22
Australian Dictionary of Biography (File 119) - Box 22
Industrial Group (File 120) - Box 22

Affirmative Action

Wran's policy on women

Profile of Department of Supply's cleaning service

Human Rights Australia (File 121) - Box 22
Women (File 122) - Box 22

WEL Action Group

Women's Association

National Foundation of Australian Women

Discriminatory Provisions in NSW Industrial Awards on grounds of sex marital status in NSW (File 123) - Box 22
Broad Left Conference - labour politics - 1986 (File 124) - Box 23
1990 Election candidates - full list for H of R Senate (File 125) - Box 23
NZ material - articles and book extracts about women 1987-88 (File 126) - Box 23
Letters 1983-1985 (File 127_128) - Box 23
Political Awareness Seminars for women (File 129) - Box 23
Waterfront - Waterside workers' conditions (Labour History Society) (File 130) - Box 23
Draft on Labour Day Oration 1986 (File 131) - Box 24
Letters 1990 (File 132_133) - Box 24
Steinem file (File 134) - Box 24
La Perouse and aborigines and 'my' story (File 135_136) - Box 24
Miscellaneous (File 137) - Box 24

Publishers' Style Manual

Chronology Australian History

Laundry chronology

File of women

Library slips

Class [unnumbered]. Consignment received 17 January 1995

Diaries, 1986-89, 1992 (File 138) - Box 25
Address books (3) (File 139) - Box 25
Notebook used at Archives Office of NSW (File 140) - Box 25
Notebooks: 'May 1987'; political notes and information (File 141) - Box 25
Notebook of small press cuttings begun 26 June 1986 (File 142) - Box 25
Diaries, notebooks, 1980s + (File 143_144) - Box 26
Journal July - December 1991 (File 145_146) - Box 26
Journal January - June 1992 (File 147) - Box 26
Journal July - September 1992 (File 148) - Box 26
Journal October - December 1992 (File 149) - Box 26
Journal January - April 1993 (File 150) - Box 27
Journal April (?) - June 1993 (File 151) - Box 27
Journal July - September 1993 (File 152) - Box 27
Journal October - December 1993 (File 153) - Box 27
Personal letters 1969 + (File 154) - Box 27
Letters, October 1985 - April 1986 (File 155_156) - Box 28
Letters, January 1987- (File 157) - Box 28
Letters, April 1987- (File 158) - Box 28
Letters August 1987- (File 159_160) - Box 28
Letters January 1988- (File 161) - Box 29
Letters July 1988- (File 162_163) - Box 29
Letters March 1989- (File 164_165) - Box 29
Letters October 1989 - January 1990 (File 166) - Box 29
Papers, etc. by ER (File 167) - Box 29
Articles, talks (File 168) - Box 30
'Two thirds of a man' - original photographs and correspondence (File 169_170) - Box 30
'One pub's enough' - play (File 171_172) - Box 30
Plays, including 'Saving the Armenians' (File 173_175) - Box 30
Playworks (File 176) - Box 31
File on film 'Snakes and ladders': notes on film (File 177) - Box 31
Research material and articles (File 178_179) - Box 31
'Japanese women at work' - drafts and research material, including draft by Jurka Yasuda (?) (File 180_181) - Box 31
WEL and WETTANK files (File 182) - Box 32
ER's file: reports to WEL, letters etc (File 183) - Box 32
Pat Richardson's WEL file and other writings (File 184) - Box 32
Child care and children's services (File 185_187) - Box 32

Priorities review and recommendation 1974-5

Parents and children: press clippings

D. Brennan: Children's services in Australia: the state of play - a review of Commonwealth and state polices 1972-82 (July 1982)

'A study of work-related children's services' (May 1980)

Early childhood: material of the Australian Early Childhood Association and the Ethnic Child care Development Unit and others

International Women's Year Conference, Mexico City, 1975 - papers, correspondence, clippings (File 188_192) - Box 33
International Women's Year Conference (cont.) (File 193_198) - Box 34
National Labor Women's Conference, 1982, Canberra: papers and cuttings (File 199) - Box 35
Workforce matters (File 200) - Box 35
General workforce material (File 201_203) - Box 35
Workforce file and data (File 204_205) - Box 35
National Wage Case, 1987 (File 206) - Box 35
Pay equity and other issues; includes correspondence, notes, clippings and circulars (File 207) - Box 36
Women's work and equal pay: drafts and research notes (File 208_211) - Box 36
Organisation of the workplace: papers and cuttings (File 212) - Box 36
Pregnancy discrimination Inquiry Report, 1992 (File 213) - Box 37
UN material on women (File 214) - Box 37
ALP ticket, 1990 (File 215) - Box 37
Miscellaneous papers, including 'How we would run Australia' (File 216_219) - Box 37
Miscellaneous papers (File 220_222) - Box 38
Miscellaneous papers, including articles of association of Preterm Foundation (File 223) - Box 38
Miscellaneous papers, including ms submitted to Penguin, based on WEL newsletters (File 224_226) - Box 38
Miscellaneous papers and cuttings (File 227_228) - Box 39
Miscellaneous invitations, badges etc (File 229) - Box 39
Grace Removals, cards from VIPs and assorted brochures (File 230) - Box 39
Wedding photograph (File 231) - Box 39
Assorted brochures (File 232) - Box 40
Cuttings and references, including correspondence, papers and notes (File 233) - Box 40
Cuttings on women (File 234) - Box 40
Pamphlets, press releases etc (File 235) - Box 40
Cuttings on various issues (File 236) - Box 40
Refractory girl (1991), Unity (1991), Women at work (1991) (File 237) - Box 40
Books and journals (File 238) - Box 40
Publications (File 239) - Box 41

Record: University of Sydney Archives, 1985

Current affairs bulletin, vol. 59, no. 1, June 1982

Women at work: a review, 1975

ILO publications, 1/85, vol. 17, 1985

Virago Press. Catalogue, 1985

The Women's Press. Catalogue, 1983

WEL-informed. 1990

Australian women's employment strategy: report. 1989-90

Women in management. 1986

Maternity leave in Australia. 1988

Women and technological change. 1982

Half way to equal: report of the inquiry into equal opportunity and equal status for women in Australia. 1992

Office of the status of women: an introduction. 1989

Women and work: issues for the 1990s

Directory of research on women in Australia. 1984

The ACTU: a short history. 1977

Pioneer women graduates of the University of Sydney. 1985

NWCC news. 1991 - 1993

Publications (File) - Box 42

Inkwel. 1990-91

WEL National bulletin. 1988-89

Refractory girl. 1987, 1989, 1990

Herstory of the halfway house: Women's Liberation Halfway

House Collective, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-76.

The NSW women's handbook. 1980

Women and work. 1989, 1990

Publications (File) - Box 43

Facts on women at work in Australia. 1983

From ummm...to aha!: recognising women's skills. 1991

The national housing strategy: framework for reform. 1991

Understanding immigration 1987

Social security journal. 1981, 1982

Women's film and video [catalogue]. 1988

The WEL papers. 1973-4

Weaving community links: the cost benefits of telephones in maintaining the social fabric through the unpaid work of women. 1993

SWOW handbook. 1979

National Museum of Australia. Women's political history: a guide to sources. 1992

The role of women in the economy: position paper, Australia.

OECD High Level Conference on the Employment of Women. 1980

Class MS Acc09.172. Consignment received 26 October 2009

Comprises correspondence, news cuttings, photographs and writings. The first segment is largely correspondence between Edna Ryan and journalist Barbara Curthoys regarding Jack Ryan, Edna Ryan's husband, and the Communist Party of Australia, but also includes photographs (uncaptioned), family correspondence, a small publication on "The writings of Norm Jeffery" and a copy of an article, "Communism in Australia in the twenties: the career of Jack Kavanagh". The second segment consists of letters from Edna Ryan to her daughter Julia Ryan, including news cuttings and a copy of "One is enough, a drama in seven scenes" by Edna Ryan.

Contained in 1 box (MS Acc09.172 Box 1).


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