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Cecil R. Hall
Papers of Cecil R. Hall
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3.2 metres (23 boxes + 1 folio)
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Scope and Contents
The collection comprises correspondence, printed materials, notebooks, notes, business papers, photographs, menus, programs, and invitations relating to Hall's career and his book The Manufacturers.
Photographic subjects include: Adamson, John; Beale, Octavius C.; Buckley, F. S.; Burnett, John M.; Denniss, Jeffrey; Dixson, Sir Hugh; Farleigh, J. G.; Ferrier, Sir Grant; Forsyth, Archibald; Gordon-Bennett, H; Hardman, R. R.; Hendry, James; Hendy, H. J.; Hoskins, C .H.; Hurley, Sir John; Hutcheson, George I., Captain; Jones, J. Gordon; Kerr, F. G.; Kneeshaw, F. P.; Love, Sir Clifford; Ludowici, Charles E.; MacTaggart, M. I.; Marks, R. A.; Nerford, H. N.; Newlands, S. F.; Orr, Basil R.; Parry-Okeden, R. G.; Pettingell, W. W.; Potts, Charles V.; Pratten, Herbert E.; Sevier, Harry B.; Tivey, Sir John; Vicars, Sir William; Walker, Arthur D.; Walker, J. N.; Webster, Sir Robert; Willington, W. T.; Wright, J. P.; Wunderlich, Alfred.
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Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn347155).
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Cecil R. Hall, National Library of Australia, MS 8686, [series and/or file number]'.
Cecil Riley Hall was born in 1891 at Glebe, Sydney, the son of G.H. Hall, San Francisco, U.S.A. He began his working life as a telegraph messenger with the Postmaster General's Department. He undertook a theology course with a view to becoming a Church of Christ minister, but did not take up the ministry, partly because of the beginning of World War 1.
During World War 1 Hall served in Mesopotamia, Persia and Kurdistan in the 1st Australian Wireless Squadron. On returning to Australia he married Amy Balmer on 22 May 1920.
Hall did some broadcasting work with radio stations 2FC and 2BL in the late 1920s, writing his own scripts. In 1926 he was appointed Industrial Officer to the New South Wales Chamber of Manufactures, becoming Director in 1936 where he remained until his retirement in 1960. He was also acting Secretary for the Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia in 1939.
In 1939 Hall was sent to the New York World Fair as the Commonwealth Government Representative and in 1955 to Geneva as adviser to the Australian Employers' Delegate to the International Labour Conference.
Cecil Hall died in 1974.
Reference: Who's Who of Australia 1959 pp. 346.
Series 1. Correspondence, 1909-72
This series contains letters, letter copies, telegrams, cards and memos (business and personal) correspondence. Correspondents include Sir Robert Menzies, Sir William McMahon, Sir Robert Webster, Sir Daniel McVey, J. J. Dedman, Professor Arthur Dunstan, Davis Sisson, other Chambers of Manufactures, and Government departments. The personal correspondence includes letters relating to his retirement from the Chamber of Manufactures.
1937, 1945, 1957-58, 1960, 1964-67 (File 1) - Box 1
1952, 1963, 1966, 1968-70, 1972 (File 3) - Box 1
1939, 1941, 1945, 1964, 1966, 1970-72 (File 4) - Box 1
1939, 1954, 1959, 1961, 1964-65 (File 5) - Box 1
1931, 1942, 1960, 1964-67 (File 6) - Box 1
1964, 1969-70 (File 7) - Box 1
1909, 1916, 1924-25, 1960 (File 8) - Box 1
Series 2. Chamber of Manufactures of NSW
Subseries 1. General correspondence 1925-72
This subseries comprises correspondence Hall collected in his capacity as Industrial Officer, Acting Secretary and Director of the Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales. Correspondence with Australian companies and Government departments include Australian Mines and Metals Association Inc., General Motors Holden, Motor Traders Association of NSW, and the Department of Trade and Customs. Hall continued to correspond with the Chamber of Manufactures after his retirement.
1933-38, 1969-70, 1972. Includes Supplement to Government Gazette of State of NSW (no. 208 December 1933) (File 1) - Box 2
1927, 1939, 1941-42, 1944-46, 1951, 1953, 1957, 1959- 61, 1967 (File 2) - Box 2
1941, 1944-46, 1954 Includes memoranda (n.d.) (File 3) - Box 2
1925, 1929, 1931, 1933-34 (File 4) - Box 2
Subseries 2. Chamber of Manufactures in other states
Correspondence, notes, printed materials, minutes of meetings, and reports are in this subseries.
Correspondence, notes, printed materials, minutes of meetings, and reports (File 5_9) - Box 2, 3
Subseries 3. Biographical files
This subseries includes newspaper clippings, invitations, menus, correspondence and notes.
Sir Robert Menzies (File 10) - Box 3
Sir Robert Webster (File 11) - Box 3
Sir Douglas Copland (File 12) - Box 3
William Morris Hughes and John Storey (File 13) - Box 3
Herbert Edward Pratten (File 14) - Box 3
Subseries 4. Tariff Board
Various paper such as annual report policies, correspondence, newspaper clippings and printed materials in relating to Commonwealth Tariff Board.
Various papers such as annual report policies, correspondence, newspaper clippings and printed materials in relating to Commonwealth Tariff Board (File 15_16) - Box 4
Subseries 5. Metal Trades Employers' Association
This subseries contains correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings dating from 1954-56.
Correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings dating from 1954-56 (File 17) - Box 4
Subseries 6. Nuclear Research Foundation
Papers relating to the foundation, such as correspondence, financial reports, are in this subseries 1958.
Papers relating to the foundation, such as correspondence and financial reports (File 18) - Box 4
Subseries 7. Lendlease
This subseries contains papers relating to the procurement of Lend-Lease supplies from United States of America in 1941-43.
Papers relating to the procurement of Lend-Lease supplies from United States of America in 1941-43 (File 19) - Box 4
Subseries 8. Women's Employment Board
Papers relating to working conditions for women in Australia, the disputes, and the abolition of the Women's Board are in this subseries. Also included are the statutory rules and regulations under the National Security Act, the code of working conditions for women war workers and women unionists.
Papers relating to working conditions for women in Australia, the disputes, and the abolition of the Women's Board; Statutory rules and regulations under the National Security Act; Code of working conditions for women war workers and women unionists (File 20_21) - Box 4
Subseries 9. Ottawa Trade Negotiation Conference 1938
Contains mainly correspondence with some newspaper clippings.
Mainly correspondence with some newspaper clippings (File 22) - Box 4
Subseries 10. Conferences and addresses
Various conferences and addresses associated with the Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales.
Various conferences and addresses associated with the Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales (File 23_29) - Box 5
Subseries 11. Business papers
Meeting minutes, addresses, speeches, conferences, financial papers and reports relating to the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW are included in this series.
Meeting minutes, addresses, speeches, conferences, financial papers and reports relating to the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW (File 30_42) - Box 6, 7
Subseries 12. New Guard
Correspondence and notes relating to the New Guard request for support from the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW, 1934-35.
Correspondence and notes relating to the New Guard request for support from the Chamber of Manufactures of NSW, 1934-35 (File 43) - Box 8
Subseries 13. Arbitration
This subseries contains correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports on basic wages, national wage cases of 1964 and industrial relations.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings and reports on basic wages, national wage cases of 1964 and industrial relations (File 44) - Box 8
Series 3. The Manufacturers
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1971.
Subseries 1. Correspondence
Original letters and copies of letters relating to the writing of the book.
1964-68 and 1929, 1931-32, 1937, 1972 (File 4) - Box 8
Subseries 2. Research notes
notes, acknowledgments, index page proofs, title page layout and sample indexes (File 6) - Box 9
analysis of early minute books and early Metal Trades Employers' Association notes (File 7_8) - Box 9
notes on standard working hours, launching of book speech; photocopies and copies of book reviews from various journals (File 9) - Box 9
notes and correspondence relating to history of the book (File 10) - Box 9
typescript draft copy of the book with alterations and research notes (File 11) - Box 9
correspondence copies and notes (File 12) - Box 9
notes on protection of duties for workers, footwear manufacturing, Australian industry and typescripts taken from the Commonwealth year book diaries for 1940s (File 13) - Box 10
notes on Chamber of Manufactures' membership from 1895 (File 14) - Box 10
newspaper clippings and notes (File 15) - Box 10
Notes relating to Employers' Federation, 121 Bathurst Street Sydney, Waley House and pressure groups (File 16) - Box 10
Subseries 3. Biographical files
J. P. Tivey, H. V. Howe, Sir Douglas Copland, Sir John Gorton, John Curtin (File 17) - Box 10
H. A. Bland, D. A. Fowler, Frank Edwards, Octavius C. Beale (File 18) - Box 10
Hugh Dixson, Captain George Hutcheson (File 19) - Box 10
John Norton, Charles Ludowici, David Chadwick, Herbert E. Pratten, Thomas M. Ritchie, James Hendy, Sir Clifford Love (File 20) - Box 11
Mrs D. Peacock, William T. Willington, J. G. Farleigh, Cecil Hoskins, Charles Hoskins, D. F. Nicholson (File 21) - Box 11
Subseries 4. Chamber of Manufactures of NSW and Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia
extracts from council meeting minutes 1964-70 (File 22) - Box 11
notes, correspondence copies, speeches, memoranda, reports, news releases relating to Chamber of Manufactures and the Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia (File 23_24) - Box 11
copies of letters, reports; printed material; newspaper clippings; lists of Commonwealth and State Ministries; list of Chamber of Manufactures presidents and vice presidents; and list of Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Limited chairmen (File 25) - Box 11
Subseries 5. Photographs
Anzac Day march (n. d.); Curtin conference (n. d.); office bearers and councillors; annual meeting of the Newcastle Chamber of Manufactures (n. d.); Sam Taylor's will; rubber seal; past presidents (File 26) - Box 11
see list attached (File 27) - Box 12
two large unknown portraits; first colonial conference of delegates from the A.C.M. 1887; poster for Australian Chamber of Manufactures of NSW (n.d.) (File Folio 1) - Folio-Box Shared, Folio 1
Subseries 6. Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings
A variety of scrapbooks and newspaper clippings relating to the Chamber of Manufactures.
1829-1903 (File 28) - Box 12
1903-1934 (File 29) - Box 12
1935-1944 (File 30) - Box 12
1945-1959 (File 31) - Box 13
1960-1968 (File 32) - Box 13
1969 and Sir Arthur Fadden (File 33) - Box 13
1969-1972 (File 34) - Box 13
1887-1973 (File 35) - Box 13
Curtin conference 1944-45; total wage judgement 1967 and miscellaneous cuttings (File 36) - Box 13
Chamber of Manufactures and trade in Australia (File 37) - Box 13
Subseries 7. Drafts and typescripts
book committee suggestions; introductions, index and acknowledgments draft (File 44) - Box 15
first draft - (File 45) - Box 15
epilogue, draft copy, titles, introductions, forewords, acknowledgments (File 47) - Box 16
acknowledgments, illustrations, introduction (File 48) - Box 16
references and drafts (File 49) - Box 16
drafts (File 50_51) - Box 16
Subseries 8. Metal Trade Employers' Association
Letters, draft reports and notes.
Letters, draft reports and notes (File 52) - Box 16
Series 4. Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia
This series contains a variety of papers relating to Hall's work at the A.C.M.A as acting secretary.
1930-31 (File 1) - Box 17
1925,1945, 1948-49, 1956, 1963, 1968 (File 2) - Box 17
reports on Canberra 1965 and Australian Industry (n.d.) (File 3) - Box 17
draft memorandum on proposed basis of subscription (n.d.) and appraisal of operations of A.C.M.A. 1969 (File 4) - Box 17
annual meeting reports 1931,1941; report copy of preliminary conference of the undermentioned organisations 1945; executive meeting 1945; letter copy to R. G. Menzies 1951; A.C.M.A. development report 1961; survey of industrial trends 1963 (File 5) - Box 17
annual meeting 1934; presidential addresses 1941, 1943; Rupanyup Goulburn diagram 1943; conference with Commonwealth Government 1945; (File 6) - Box 17
"A Political Platform Acceptable to Manufacturers" 1929; presidential addresses 1959, 1967; "A Brief History of the A.C.M.A." 1960 (File 7) - Box 17
statements by H. G. Ferrier February and July 1965, L. H. Waite 1968, and W. W. Pettingell 1968 (File 8) - Box 18
Chamber of Manufactures of NSW declaration of policy 1929, 1931, 1932; Chamber of Manufactures of NSW annual report 1950-51; report by Rupert Lockwood 1954 (File 9) - Box 18
United Kingdom and Australia trade agreement 1932; reports for council 1936-37, 1946-48; speeches by R. G. Casey 1954; J. McEwen 1965; presidential notes titled "War Organisations of Industry"; miscellaneous papers (File 10) - Box 18
presidential addresses 1924, 1928, 1937, 1948; constitution, objects and rules 1951; address by Herbert Brookes 1921; annual meetings 1925, 1927 (File 11) - Box 18
Series 5. Literary works
literary typescripts and correspondence to and from newspapers and journals (File 1) - Box 18
Series 6. New York World Fair
Reports, letters of Hall's trip to America for the New York World Fair in 1939 as Commonwealth Government Representative for industrial section.
Reports, letters of Hall's trip to America for the New York World Fair in 1939 as Commonwealth Government Representative for industrial section (File 1_2) - Box 19
Series 7. Radio broadcasting
Newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and adaptation for radio of "Menin Gate at Midnight".
Newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and adaptation for radio of "Menin Gate at Midnight" (File 1_4) - Box 19, 20
Series 8. International Labour Organisation
Correspondence and reports of Hall's trip as adviser to Australian Employers' Delegation at the International Labour Organisation Conference in Geneva in 1955 (File 1) - Box 20
Series 9. Personal interests
This series contains papers such as correspondence and reports on the Sydney City Mission, Civil Rehabilitation Committee, Churches of Christ, the Science Foundation for Physics and the Depression Conference at the ANU in 1969.
Papers such as correspondence and reports on the Sydney City Mission, Civil Rehabilitation Committee, Churches of Christ, the Science Foundation for Physics and the Depression Conference at the ANU in 1969 (File 1_3) - Box 20
Series 10. Printed material
Various printed and published materials.
Advocate 1905; Bulletin 1930; West Australian 1934; Manufacturers Bulletin 1943, 1954, 1960; Electricity Commission of NSW 1952; (File 1) - Box 20
Manufacturers Journal 1910, 1912-14, 1925; Iron and Steel Industry in Australia 1929; The Growth and Development of Australian Iron and Steel Limited 1930; Training for Industry and Commerce 1971 (File 2) - Box 20
Australia and New Zealand Today 1940; Proposals for Legislation on Restrictive Trade Practices and Monopolies 1963 (File 3) - Box 21
NSW University of Technology 1949; Bedding 1956; The Secretary 1960; Commonwealth Outlook 1963; Journal of Industry 1971; M.M.I. / W.A.I.C.O. News 1971; NSW Obscene and Indecent Publications Act (n.d.) (File 4) - Box 21
Souvenir of Manufacturers Day 1910; Sir Joseph H. Carruthers Complimentary Dinner 1919; Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Association's first general report 1924; Victorian Centenary Gazette 1932; Harvest 1968 (File 5) - Box 21
Centenary Journal 1934-35; tribute to Mr J. I. Carroll; Australian National Journal 1940 (File 6) - Box 21
memoranda, addresses, annual reports and lists of members (File 7) - Box 21
Series 11. Programs, menus, invitations
Many programs, menus and invitations collected by Hall.
Programs, menus and invitations collected by Hall (File 1) - Box 22
Series 12. Notebooks
Two small notebooks on trade agreement between Canada and United Kingdom at Ottawa in 1937 and review of United Kingdom and Australia trade agreement (n.d.). Also contains index of names and subjects with references (n.d.) and notes on New York World Fair.
Two small notebooks on trade agreement between Canada and United Kingdom at Ottawa in 1937 and review of United Kingdom and Australia trade agreement (n.d.). Also contains index of names and subjects with references (n.d.) and notes on New York World Fair (File 1) - Box 22
Series 13. Miscellaneous correspondence and documents
painting of a hoop dancer (n.d.) (File 1) - Box 22
envelope with Chamber of Manufactures seal 1888; Australian Newspaper Co. Ltd. 1887 (back page autographed); Sandford testimonial 1908; various Chamber records 1907-9; miscellaneous correspondence, photocopies and printed materials (File 2) - Box 22
report titled The Meaning of Effective Protection (n.d.) (File 3) - Box 22
report by Noel Mason on overseas visit 1970; miscellaneous papers (File 4) - Box 23
photographs and newspaper clippings of Hall and Cardinal Gilroy at the Post Master General dinner 1950 (File 5) - Box 23