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The papers include newspaper cuttings, typescript and manuscript articles, some letters, and scrapbooks. Most of the material is concerned with women and trade unions and women's suffrage. The material divides into four sections: 1. Biographical articles on people connected with trade unions and the labour movement and people in the literary and theatrical worlds. 2. Articles relating to Alice Henry or written by her, which appeared in newspapers and magazines. 3. Articles and personal letters relating to Alice Henry's activities. 4. Poetry, verse and photographs on various topics.
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Alice Henry, National Library of Australia, MS 1066, [series and/or file number]'.
The papers were donated to the Library by Nettie Palmer in July 1964.
Biographical cuttings, articles and photographs. The majority come from United States publications and are arranged in alphabetical order. Most are concerned with women, especially those active in the Labour movement; figures in the literary and theatrical worlds and several articles on the position of African-Americans in the United States are also included. Almost wholly confined to Americans.
Files 1-9 consist of material collected while in the United States, 1906-1933.
Files 10-16 consist of material collected after returning to Australia in 1933.
Biographical files relate to following: James Rowland Agnell; Paul Y. Anderson; Marian Anderson; Columnist Allen; Herbert Asbury; Louisa May Alcott; Bronson Alcott; Jane Addams; Judith Anderson; Willis J. Abbot; Maude Adams; Joseph Arch; Lady Astor; Chas Gordon Ames; Charles F. Aked; William Archer; Early American fiction; John Bright; Lady Isabel Burton; John Bunyon; Robert Browning; Oliver Baldwin; L. Adams Beck - E. Barrington; Augustine Birrell; Sir James Barrie; Dr. Annie Besant; Stanley Baldwin; Ann Bridge; Bob Bartlett; Samuel Butler; Stella Benson; Margaret Bondfield; A. Fenner Brockway; Granville Barker; Edward Bellamy; Adolf Augustus Berle Jr.; The Brothers Barrymore; Mr. Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis; Pearl S. Buck; Kate Barnard; R.C. Branion; John Brophy; Ambrose Bierce; Ambassador Bullitt; Senator Borah; Dorothy Dunbar Bromley; Martha Berry.
Biographical files relate to following: Walter M. Citrine; Winston Churchill; Ely Culbertson; Ethel Carrie; Y. D. H. Cole; James Connolly; Jim Connell; Noel Coward; Edward Carpenter; John Clare; Joseph Conrad; Alexander Cruden; Houston Stewart Chamberlain; Harriette Emily Colenso; Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Lewis Carroll; J. R. Clynes; Annie Ide (Bourke) Cockran; Stephen Crane; Rosa Crouch; Conscientious objection; Benjamin N. Cardozo; Malcolm Campbell; Kathrine Cornell; Lincoln Colcord; George M. Cohan; Herbert Croly; James Saxon Childers; Carrie Chapman Catt; George Washington Carver; Dr. Grover Clark; Christian Science Monitor; Benjamin Disraeli; Jo Davidson; Richard Dehan; Mrs. C. Despard; Lord Dunsay; John Davidson; Charles Montagu Doughty; Lawrence D'Orsay; W.E. Dodd; Isaac O. Delano; W.B. Dubois; Andrew Ellicott Douglass; Bernard De Voto; Paul H. Douglas; Clarence Darrow; John Drinkwater; John Dewey; Eugene Victor Debs; Four Literary Dramatists – Eugene O'Neill; Laurence Housman; Maxwell Anderson; S.N. Behrman.
Biographical files relate to following: Jacob Epstein; George Eliot; Mr. and Mrs. Elmhirst – Darlington Hall; Beatrice Ensor; Havelock Ellis; Albert Einstein; Emerson; Amelia Earhart; Lincoln Ellsworth; Max Eastman; H. Sanderson Furniss; Olive Fremstad; Mary P. Follett; James Montgomery Flagg; John P. Frey; Rachel Field; William Z. Foster; Justice Frankfurter; Dr. Elie Faure; "Fortune" Magazine; William Graham; John Richard Green; Katherine Bruce Glasier; Lloyd George; Anstey Guthrie; William Schwenk Gilbert; Wilfred Grenfell; Edmund Gosse; Grimaldi; David Lloyd-George; A.G. Gardiner; J. Bruce Glasier; Emma Goldman; Glove Design; Lillian Gish; George Gershwin; Frank Gilmore; 'Gone With The Wind' Atlanta Premiere; Stephen Graham; Henry George.
Biographical files relate to following: S. Ralph Harlow; Yuko Hamaguchi; William Hazlitt; Frank Harris; John A. Hobson; Thomas Hughes; Miss Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman; Julian Huxley; James Hanley; Sisley Huddleston; H.N. Hyndman; Arthur Henderson; S.G.Hobson; John Hodge; J. Keir Hardie; Robert Herrick; Sidney Hillman; O. Henry; L.O. Howard; Katherine Hepburn; Charles F. Hurley; Ralph Hoffmann; Winifred Holtby; Richard B. Harrison; Morris Hillquit; Caroline Hunt; Theresa Helburn; Norman Hapgood; Cordell Hull; J.G. Huneker; William Randolph Hearst; Richard B. Harrison; Oliver Herford; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery; Ismet Inonu; Edward Irving; Indian Affairs; Harold LeClair Ickes; Storm Jameson; James Joyce; Paul Jones; Jenkin Lloyd Jones; Robin Jeffers.
Biographical files relate to following: John Maynard Keynes; Alexandra Kollontay; Rudyard Kipling; Helen Adams Keller; Bertha Kalisch; Kiepura; La Merie; Eugenie Leontovich; Charles A. Lindbergh; Lewis L. Lorwin; Lincoln Memorial University; Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Alice Roosevelt Longworth; Charles L'Enfant; WPA Library Extension Project; Gustav Lindenthal; Ring W. Lardner; Robert M. La Follette; Labor's Lion; Henry Goddard Leach; David E. Lilienthal; H. Lloyd; Frederick J. Libby; Alfred Lunt; 'Lazarus Laughed'; Walter Lippmann; John L. Lewis; Jack London; Joseph Lee; La Follette; Delia Larkin; George Lansbury; Vernon Lee; Wilfrid Laurier; Henry, Labouchere; T.E. Lawrence; Sir Hugh Lane; Harold J. Laski; Ivy Litvinoff; Beatrice Lillie; Jenny Lee; Sir Henry Lytton; Alice Roosevelt Longworth; Anita Loos; Jesse L. Lasky.
Biographical files relate to following: Allan Monkhouse; Lord Moynihan; W. Somerset Maugham; Albert Mallinson; Lady Masson; Tom Mann; Gregan McMahon; Edgar Ansel Mowrer; L.J. Maxse; Ivan Menzies; Lady Cynthia Mosley; A.A. Milne; Christopher Robin; George Moore; J. Middleton Murry; Lord Morley; James Ramsay Macdonald; Charles Egbert Craddock; Mary N. Murfree; Dorothy Miller; Harriet Monroe; Heinrich Mann; Thomas Mann; Leifur Magnusson; Alice Duer Miller; Margaret McMillan; E.V. McCollum; Edward F. McGrady; Evalyn Walsh McLean; Nina Mae McKinney; Harold Nicolson; Sir Otto Niemeyer; E. Nesbit; "The Negro in America"; Senator Norris; George Jean Nathan.
Biographical files relate to following: Sir William Osler; Lord Oxford; T.P. O'Connor; Alfred Richard Orage; Eugen O'Neill; Adolph S. Ochs; Vance Palmer; Arthur Ponsonby; Secretary Perkins; Walter N. Polakov; Herbert Putnam; Political Follies of 1940 – 'Politicians Prefer Pets as Picture Props'; Queen Elizabeth; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Amanda Ros; Bertrand Russell; Max Reinhardt; Ada Rehan; Viscountess Rhondda; Elizabeth Madox Roberts; Eleanor Rathbone; George William Russell; Lord Reading; Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson; Paul Robeson; Elizabeth Robins; Carl B. Roden; Raymond Rolius; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Anna Eleanor Roosevelt; Will Rogers; Edward Arlington Robinson; John D. Rockefeller; Paul Robeson; A.S.W. Rosenbach.
Biographical files relate to following: Olive Schreiner; Robert Louis Stevenson; Sir Arthur Sullivan; Louisa May Alcott; Leslie Stephen; George Soule; Mrs Philip Snowden; Sir Arthur Salter; G. Lytton Strachey; Cecil Sharp; R.C. Sherriff; C.W. Saleby; Dorothy Stanley; Henry Stead; G. Bernard Shaw; Thomas Sexton; Evelyn Sharp; Jean Sibelius; Professor Saintsbury; Edith Sitwell; Edward Taylor Scott; Lord Philip Snowdon; Sir James Stansfeld; Robert Louis Stevenson; Jan Smuts; Robert Smillie; C.P. Scott; Anna Garlin Spencer; Gertrude Stein; Mark Sullivan; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Clarence Streit; Ethelbert Stewart; James T. Shotwell; Lincoln Steffens; Henry Justin Smith; Upton Sinclair; John Steinbeck; Francis Thompson; Sara Teasdale; 'Time, Fortune, Life', Shirley Temple; 'What is Technocracy' typescript.
Biographical files relate to following: Thorstein Bunde Veblen; George Sylvester Viereck; Oswald Garrison Villard; Woolworth & Co. Ltd; Mary Webb; V. Sackville-West; Virginia Wolfe; Hugh Walpole; P.G. Wodehouse; Alfred North Whitehead; Rebecca West; Christopher Wren; Woodrow Wilson; William Wendt; Cairine Wilson; Mary Walker; Stitt Wilson; Robert F. Wagner; Edmund Wilson; Walter White; Secretary Wallace; Grant Wood; T. H. White; Mary E. Woolley; James Peter Warbasse; Lester F. Ward; Henry Agard Wallace; Orville Wright; E.L. Grant Watson; George Washington; William Allen White; Art Young; Charles Zimmerman; William Butler Yeats; Max Yergan; Israel Zangwill.
Biographical files relate to following: American Labor Leaders 1936; Felix Adler; W.C. Anderson; Alfred Adler; Henry Adams; Paul Y. Anderson; Dora Albert; Mary Borden; John Graham Brooks; Dorothy Sabin Butler; Dr J.H. Breasted; Sol Bloom; Arthur Brisbane; Lionel Barrymore; Communist Browder; Harold Bauer; Herbert Bigelow; Edward W. Bok; William Christian Bullitt; Louis D. Brandeis; F. Fraser Bond; Barnum Brown; 'The Bookman' 1908; Charlotte Carr; Miles Carrier; Grover Clark; Sara A. Conboy; 'Consumers' Counsel' 1934, George S. Counts; Mary M. Colum; Karel Capek; George Washington Carver; Katherine Cornell; John Collier; R.W. Chambers; Andrew Carnegie; James Couzens; Bernard De Voto; Eugene V. Debs; Paul Douglas; Father Damien; Mary W. Dewson; Clarence Addison Dykstra; Ruth Draper; Dooley; Peter Dunne; Walt Disney; "Reverend Father" Divine.
Biographical files relate to following: Einstein; Agna Enters; Elizabeth Glendower Evans; Edwin R. Embree; Dr. Edwin Brant Frost; Benjamin Franklin; Robert Frost; Felix Frankfurter; Fulton; Catherine Goggin; Josiah Williard Gibbs; Francis joseph Gorman; Samuel Gompers; A.P. Giannini; Jay Geizer; Isabella Greenway; Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue; Carter Glass; Frank Gillmore; Paxton Hibben; Herbert Hoover; S. Ralph Harlow; Mrs. Sherman Hoyt; Lafcadio Hearn; Gerhart Hauptmann; William Randolph Hearst; O. Henry; Edgar Watson Howe; Marguerite Harrison; Sisley Huddleston; Richard Berry Harrison; Ralph Hoffmann; William H. Holly; Oliver Wendell Holmes; Edward M. House.
Biographical files relate to following: Mrs. Harold L. Ickes; Nelson Trusler Johnson; Robinson Jeffers; Geiorge R. Kirkpatrick; William Pryor Letchworth; Gustav Lindenthal; Bob La Follette; Fiorello H. La Guardia; Robert Morss Lovett; Katherine Lenroot; Ben Lindsey; Salmon O. Levinson; Julia C. Lathrop; Huey P. Long; John L. Lewis; Charles Lindbergh.
Biographical files relate to following: Reverend Robert Norris McLean; P. Mario Marafioti; Francis J. McConnell; Lewis Seymour Mudge; Judah L. Magnes; Hilario Camino Moncado; John Murray; Thomas "Tommy" Morgan; Yehudi Menuhin; Rouben Mamoulian; Andrew William Mellon; Walter Millis; Freeman Munger; Abraham J. Muste; William Vaughn Moody; Maurice Moscovitch; R.A. Millikan; Paul Mowrer; Broadus Mitchell; Don Marquis; René Fülöp-Miller; James H. Maurer; Thomas J. Mooney; Leifur Magnusson; Lillien Jane Martin; Errico Malatesta; Clark McAdams; William McDougall; George Nasmyth; George Norris; Richard L. Neuberger; Jerry Nye; Fremont Older; Harvey O'Higgins.
Biographical files relate to following: Josephine Preston Peabody; Roscoe Pound; Will Pogany; Ferdinand Pecora; Mrs. Gifford Pinchot; Will Rogers; John and Mack Rust; Edward J. Reilly; John Reed; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Ellery Sedgwick; Paul Jordan Smith; Frederick Stock; E.T. Scott; Paul Shorey; Ethelbert Stewart; Lincoln Steffens; Upton Sinclair; Alice Salomon; Sheehy Skeffington; Leland Stanford; Morris Sigman; David Sarnoff; Elmer Smith; Dr. Francis Everett Townsend; Leon Trotsky; Samuel Untermyer; King Vidor; Oswald Garrison Villard; Stanford White; Harry F. Ward; Brand Whitlock; Henry Wallace; Charlotte Anita Whitney; Maurice Wertheim; Woodrow Wilson; Lillian Wald; Grover Aloysius Whalen; Frank Lloyd Wright.
Biographical files relate to following: Jane Addams; Mary Anderson; Mabel Gillespie; Elizabeth Maloney; James Mullenbach.
Historical and biographical files relate to following: Melinda Scott; Raymond Robins; Elizabeth Robins; Catherine Helen Spence; Agnes Nestor; Anna E. Nicholes; general biographical material; Bryn Mawr; Historical sketch of Women's Trade Union League 1890-1892; Hart Schaffner and Marx Agreement editorial; Keith Powlison.
The series contains press cuttings written by or about Alice Henry; letters concerning Alice Henry's activities 1898, 1900, 1911, 1926-1943; articles relating to women and labour conditions; women's suffrage; proportional representation; notes for addresses and articles; literary cuttings and articles; impressions of Australia and Chicago.
File consists of articles from 1897-1905, and also includes articles for 1929, 1933-1934 and 1939, three portraits and two biographical sketches. Arranged chronologically by Alice Henry.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry for United States publications, concerning women and labour conditions, 1906-1908.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry for United States publications, concerning women and labour conditions, 1909-1911.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry for United States publications, concerning women and labour conditions, 1912-1913. Also included are articles by Alice Henry and Miles Franklin on Walter Burley Griffin's winning of the Federal Capital Prize.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry for United States publications, concerning women and labour conditions, 1914-1918. Also included are pages from Life and Labor, a monthly magazine published by The National Women's Trade Union League in Chicago, edited by Alice Henry from 1914-1918.
Includes an unpublished article, 1905. The main topics are: juvenile courts, house heating, literature and women, and trade unions. Contains a letter to Alice Henry in praise of Life and Labor.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry for United States publications, concerning women, women's suffrage, labour problems and conditions. Also included is an article from Stead's Review written by Adela Pankhurst Walsh.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry concerning women's suffrage, labour conditions, impressions of Australia, postcards, and literary articles. Also included are pages from Life and Labor, a monthly magazine published by The National Women's Trade Union League in Chicago, edited by Alice Henry from 1914-1918.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry concerning votes for women and proportional representation.
File consists of articles mostly written by Alice Henry concerning trade unions, labour problems and British Labor, 1910-1926.
Articles written by Alice Henry for 'Books and the Woman' - a section of the periodical The Suffragist, 1919-1921. Arranged in chronological order.
File contains newspaper and magazine reviews of The Trade Union Woman book, written by Alice Henry, published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1915. Also included are letters relating to Women and The Labor Movement, Alice Henry's second book, published by G. Doran in 1923.
File contains letters and articles from newspapers and magazines relating to literary styles, manners of and variations in speech, and advice to lecturers, 1917-1935.
File contains handwritten manuscript newspaper The Sandy Creek News, May 26, 1873; two unpublished articles 'A Neglected Duty. An Open Letter to English Liberals by an Australian Democrat', November 1902; and The Bulletin, undated.
Notes by Alice Henry concerning the status of women in literature and journalism in Australia; biography of the works of Australian women writers; excerpt from a letter to the International Council of Women; poetry; notes for addresses and articles.
File includes miscellaneous literary cuttings 1902-1947; articles written by or about Alice Henry; articles relating to adult education, trade unions, child welfare; 1899 University of Melbourne Annual Commencement program; a magazine print of Dr. William Maloney. M.H.R.; Bellini's Hotel Terminus map of Milan.
Notes by Alice Henry regarding impressions of Australia; non-Australian influences; immigration to Australia and childhood memories; transcript articles and notes relating to women's suffrage (1905), Christabel Pankhurst; impressions of Chicago; International relations; leaflet image of Alice Henry (1941).
Letters to Alice Henry, or written by Alice Henry, concerned with her activities, 1898, 1900, 1911, 1926-1943; letter from the Council of Action for Equal Pay (N.S.W.) regarding policies, 1937; Free Trade Hall Manchester 1905 postcard; Christmas cards.
This series contains newspaper cuttings and personal letters concerning Alice Henry's lectures, women's movement, federation, socialism, and labour conditions, collected from Australian and United States publications, and are arranged chronologically. Also included are invitations, programs, bulletins and handbills.
Newspaper cuttings covering Alice Henry's lectures and other activities, publicity, biographical and literary articles, 1903-1913, 1914-1918, 1921-1930; photograph of Working People's Meeting 1924; photograph of the National Women's Trade Union League in Chicago; magazine image of Alice Henry at the National Women's Trade Union League election in Philadelphia, 1919; magazine image of the first public proportional election in America, Ohio, 1915.
Newspaper cuttings covering Alice Henry's lectures and other activities; trade unions; publicity relating to the National Women's Trade League of America; letters to Mrs Vance Palmer regarding book publishing; 1903-1913.
Newspaper cuttings covering Alice Henry's lectures and other activities; trade unions and labour conditions; publicity material including handbills, bulletins and programs; letters to Alice Henry; 1914-1918, 1921-1930.
The majority of the material is from Australian newspapers, relating to education, trade unions, labour conditions, voting, and impressions of America. Collected when Alice Henry returned to Australia for several months, this file also includes seven personal letters. 1886-1921, 1925.
The majority of the material is from Australian newspapers, relating to Alice Henry's activities, collected when she returned to Australia for several months. Included are articles regarding trade unions and education; a newspaper image of a Business Women's Luncheon Club at Connibere Hall, Melbourne; personal letters; 'A Neglected Duty. An Open Letter to English Liberals' by Alice Henry; 1926-1939.
Including an advertisement for 'Alice Henry, town shopper' and 'Alice Henry's employment bureau', invitations, programs for dances, concerts and lecture series, newspaper reports of societies to which Alice Henry belonged and handbills for her lectures. Collected before going to England, 1905.
Bound scrapbook with newspaper cuttings relating to trade unions, labour conditions and voting; typed layout of Alice Henry's lectures; handbills. Collected while in the United States.
Invitations to talks, luncheons, tea, meetings, concerts; handbills, bulletins and programs, predominantly collected in America from 1924-1943. Also included is the National Women's Trade Union League of America Life and Labor bulletin, with a tribute to the passing of Alice Henry.
Newspaper articles relating to Alice Henry, or are of particular interest to her because of their subject matter or author. Included are articles on labour problems, literary articles and book reviews, and publicity.
Newspaper cuttings on general health and The Australian Health Society; 'Flying Doctors' story written by Alice Henry, published in Survey-Graphic, New York, 1929; collected prior to leaving Australia in 1905.
Material relating to Chinese Joss House in Launceston. Newspaper articles regarding the history of Joss House and the Museum opening, typescript notes, and a photograph of Museum exhibits. Undated.
Notes and newspaper cuttings from Australian metropolitan newspapers covering federation, federation speeches, federal resolutions, federal convention, federal constitution, The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act; 1897-1901, 1905.
Letters are in relation to the assembling of Australian women's records and documents (diaries, journals, letters, speeches, pamphlets, programs, photographs) concerning their aspirations and purposes, successes and failures, thoughts and actions, for archiving in the World Center for Women's Archives, New York.
Sixteen German pamphlets and articles related to socialism and labour conditions; 'Spiritual Values of the Labor Movement' article by Alice Henry; newspaper cuttings regarding public hospitals; photograph of children standing outside a boundary rider's home, 1922.
This series contains typescript, manuscript and newspaper cuttings relating to labour, the freedom of the worker and Australia, animals, photographs and postcards, recipes, verse written by servicemen about World War I, letters relating to the death of Alice Henry and the distribution of her memoirs; some music is also included.
Poems relating to animals include: cattle, dog, sheep, rabbit, cat, pheasant, crow, birds.
Poems related to labour and the freedom of the worker and Australia. A few anecdotes and some music included. Arranged in alphabetical order; A-E.
Poems related to labour and the freedom of the worker and Australia. A few anecdotes and some music included. Arranged in alphabetical order; F-K.
Poems related to labour and the freedom of the worker and Australia. A few anecdotes and some music included. Arranged in alphabetical order; L-P.
Poems related to labour and the freedom of the worker and Australia. A few anecdotes and some music included. Arranged in alphabetical order; R-Z.
Newspaper and magazine cuttings of verse written by servicemen or concerned with World War I, 1914-1918.
File contains newspaper articles on the importation of food, recipes and household hints; collected prior to 1905.
Photographs in this file depict: a German church; German school children; A.I.M. Nursing home and Cottage Hospital, Alice Springs; Senator Pearce; Senator McMahon; Mrs. Florence Williams (1870); Mrs. H. Wright (1901); L. Hardy; Port Hedland, W.A (1939); Easton Lodge; "A typical group": Otto Wells, Canon Adderley, Mr and Mrs. E. Shinwell, Will Thorne, Herr Brietshield, Lady Warwick, J. Ramsay McDonald, Arthur Henderson; temporary administrative quarters, Canberra; State school; Central Court Hotel, Canberra; two young men "On the upper Yarra track". Postcards in this file depict: landscapes and architecture from various locations, Christmas, women's suffrage, Los Angeles earthquake, "White Australia", war; undated.
Letters relating to the death of Alice Henry; letters and notes regarding the distribution of her memoirs; one newspaper article covering her death, 1943.
Notes of Nettie Palmer and a letter to Vance Palmer from the Westminster Bank Limited, London, 1950.
Book of Common Prayer (Church of England) with Alice Henry's signature, dated 28th January 1897.