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Collection Summary

Creator
Humphrey McQueen
Title
Papers of Humphrey McQueen
Date Range
1964 - 2010
Collection Number
MS 4809
Extent
16.05 metres (25 MS Boxes + 1 Map Folio)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

MS 4809 comprises personal and business correspondence, cuttings, notes, diaries, photographs, notebooks and reviews of some of Humphrey McQueen's books. There is also research material, drafts and typescripts relating to A new Britannia (1975), Social sketches of Australia, 1888-1975 (1978), The black swan of trespass (1979), Gone tomorrow (1982), Social sketches (1991), Tokyo world (1991), Japan to the rescue (1991), Tom Roberts (1996), Suspect history (1997), Temper democratic (1998) and The essence of capitalism (2002). The collection also includes papers relating to McQueen's activities as a visiting lecturer and to the 1998 exhibition and conference "Typically? Australian" held at the Brisbane City Gallery. The major correspondents include Neil Beckhaus, Ruth Blair, Clem Christesen, Peter Curtis, Jenny Darling (McQueen's agent), Tom Fitzgerald, Dorothy Green, Nick Jose, Joan Kerr, Henry Mayer, Brian Laver, Kathy Lette, Caroline Lurie, Stephen McDonald, Ben McGuire, Judy McQueen, Nicholas Pounder, Graham Rowlands and Walter Struve. The subjects of the correspondence include McQueen's work as a freelance writer, book reviewer, art critic and independent scholar, his travels, comments on politics, operas, concerts, art exhibitions, books he read and personal news (101 boxes, 1 fol. item). The Acc10.152 instalment consists of typescripts (some annotated), correspondence, newspaper clippings and ephemera. Significant projects include Hiding to nothing (collaboration with Tony Twigg, Sarah de Jong and Euan Upston); Only joking: a play in two acts; A framework of flesh: Builders' Labourers battle for health and safety; A new Britannia; Social sketches of Australia; and, the Socialist Alliance. Significant correspondents include Bernard Smith, Judy McQueen, Walter Struve, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Christos Tsiolkas, Kathy Lette, Caroline Lurie, Jack Mundey, Lindsay Fraser, Kathy Bail, Greg Mackie and Ruth Blair (6 boxes).

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1889731).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Humphrey McQueen, National Library of Australia, [class/series/file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was partly donated to the Library by McQueen and partly purchased by the Library from him in several instalments from 1974.

Item Descriptions

1996 Heritage Lecture [cassette tape], 1996 (Item) - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000050

Saved from the wreck Dorothy Green [cassette tape], 1982 (Item) - Piece NLA.MS-SAV000051

Class MS 4809. Original consignment October 1974

Correspondence with Brian Laver, 1970-71 (File 1) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Clem Christesen, 1971-74 (File 2) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with John Hooker re a New Britannica (File 3) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Henry Mayer, 1969-74 (File 4-6) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Penquin Books regarding Connexions, 1972-74 (File 7) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning legal questions regarding A New Britannia (File 8) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Max Teichmann's review of A New Britannia (File 9) - Box 1 (MS 4809)

Copies of letters to Henry Mayer, n.d. (File 10) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Kelvin Rowley, 1971-74 (File 11) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding Connexions, 1971-74 (File 12) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Letters regarding Teichmann's review of A New Britannia (File 13) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding A New Britannia (File 14) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with John Hooker concerning A New Britannia, 1969-70 (File 15) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Newspaper critiques regarding A New Britannia, 1971 (File 16) - Box 2 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1975

Typescript and reviews of A New Britannia (File [unnumbered]) - Box 3 (MS 4809)

Copies of letters to Clem Christesen, n.d. (File 17) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Copies of letters to Brian Laver, n.d. (File 18) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Copies of letters to Kelvin Rowley, n.d. (File 19) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1976-1977

Various correspondence and newspaper cuttings, 1964-1976 (File 20) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding article on Spanish Influenza, 1972-73 (File 21) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Dennis Murphy, 1969-76 (File 22) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning Comic Books, n.d. (File 23) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Correspondence and type draft of 'What's wrong with Australia'? (File 24) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1970-76 (File 25) - Box 4 (MS 4809)

Draft: The Black Swan of Trespass (File 26) - Box 5 (MS 4809)

Typescript: Social sketches of Australia, Part 1 (File 27) - Box 5 (MS 4809)

Typescript: Social Sketches of Australia, Part 2 (File 28) - Box 5 (MS 4809)

Typescript: Australia's Media Monopolies (File 29-31) - Box 5 (MS 4809)

Typescripts: 'Statements on freedom', and other articles (File 32) - Box 5 (MS 4809)

Typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass, annotated by Bernard Smith, Chapters 1-8 (File 33-34) - Box 6 (MS 4809)

Photocopy of typescript draft of The Black Swan of Trespass, Chapters 1-3 (File 35) - Box 6 (MS 4809)

Photocopy of typescript draft of The Black Swan of Trespass, Part 2 (File 36) - Box 6 (MS 4809)

Two copies of A New Britannia, 1970 and 1971 editions (File 36) - Box 6 (MS 4809)

Photocopy of typescript draft The Black Swan of Trespass, Chapter 7 (File 37) - Box 7 (MS 4809)

Photocopy and typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass, Part 4 (File 38) - Box 7 (MS 4809)

Typescript of A New Britannia in two loose leaf files (File 38) - Box 7 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1978

Six diaries, 1970-75 (File [unnumbered]) - Box 8 (MS 4809)

One notebook, n.d. (File [unnumbered]) - Box 8 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1965-78 (File 39-41) - Box 9 (MS 4809)

Letters of Neil Beckhaus, 1965-77 (File 42) - Box 9 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Darce Cassidy, n.d. (File 43) - Box 9 (MS 4809)

ANU History III. A Course syllabus 1972-74 (pass level) and 1974 (Honours) (File 44) - Box 10 (MS 4809)

Typescript Social sketches of Australia (File 45-6) - Box 10 (MS 4809)

Typescript History of Australia, Vol.2 (File 47-8) - Box 10 (MS 4809)

Publishing notes for Social Sketches of Australia (File 49) - Box 10 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1979-1980

Tax returns and assessments, 1972-76 (File 50) - Box 11 (MS 4809)

Account books, 1975-77 (File 51-52) - Box 11 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1977-78 (File 53) - Box 11 (MS 4809)

Financial papers, 1977-80 (File 54) - Box 11 (MS 4809)

Annotated typescript of The Black Swan of Trespass: the emergency of modernist painting in Australia up to 1944 (File 55-57) - Box 12 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with John Lonie, 1978-79 (File 58) - Box 13 (MS 4809)

General correspondence, 1979 (File 59) - Box 13 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning The Black Swan of Trespass, 1976-79 (File 60) - Box 13 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1981

Photocopy of Eleanor Dark's Slow dawning (287 pp. lacks last page; original held in the MitchellLibrary, Sydney) (File 61) - Box 14 (MS 4809)

Poem and drafts of McQueen's What is literature (File 62) - Box 14 (MS 4809)

Typescript draft (with minor alterations) of McQueen's Gone Tomorrow: Australia enters the eighties (File 63) - Box 14 (MS 4809)

Research notes of women's magazines (File 64) - Box 14 (MS 4809)

Financial papers and tax returns for 1977-78 (File 65) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Correspondence and draft of Jimmy's brief life, 1980 (File 66) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Margaret Preston Exhibition, 1977-79 (File 67) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Letters concerning McQueen's review for Sydney Morning Herald, drafts of review of Abroad and letters to Michele Field, 1981 (File 68) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Queensland Trip: containing administrative correspondence and some course notes (File 69-70) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Five bank books (cancelled), three diaries and two cash books, 1976-78 (File 69-70) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

One diary: a record of my political and public experience and impression, 1962 (File 69-70) - Box 15 (MS 4809)

Drafts of Gone Tomorrow (File 71) - Box 16 (MS 4809)

Correspondence related to McQueen's Meanjin article on C.J. Dennis (File 72) - Box 16 (MS 4809)

Draft of Pilbara's Progress (File 73) - Box 16 (MS 4809)

Draft of Gone Tomorrow (File 74-76) - Box 17 (MS 4809)

Draft of TheBlack Swan of Trespass (File 77) - Box 18 (MS 4809)

Draft of Gone Tomorrow, Chapter 7 (File 78) - Box 18 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1982

Correspondence relating to 'The Conciliation and Arbitration Bill' (1963) (File 79) - Box 19 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence between McQueen and organisations including the Council of Adult Education, ANZAAS, Warana and Commonwealth Festival, Island magazine, as well as with other writers, 1979-82 (File 80) - Box 19 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence on personal and literary matters. (c.400 letters) (File 81) - Box 19 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, mainly between McQueen and Angus and Robertson about publishing Gone Tomorrow, 1979-82 (published 1982) (File 82) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with APCOL (Alternative Publishing Co-Op Ltd.) concerning publications, meetings, notices and circulars, 1979-82 (File 83) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning McQueen's articles and reviews for the National Times. Copies of some articles are also included (File 84) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Financial records, 1979-81 (File 85) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Exercise Book with personal expenditure, n.d. (File 85) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Fremantle Arts Centre Press, mainly about A.B Facey's (File 86) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

A Fortunate Life, 1981-82 (File 86) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Michele Field concerning articles for the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. (File 87) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Typed drafts of reviews of Red Shelby, notes for reviews and articles, 1980-82 (File 87) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence about his term as Writer in Residence at the University of Queensland, September-October 1981 (File 88) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Penguin, for whom McQueen is a consultant, including lengthy literary critical comments, 1978-84 (File 88) - Box 20 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1984

Biography of Tony Twigg, 1953-82 (File 90) - Box 21 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous circulars and newspaper cuttings, 1980-82 (File 91) - Box 21 (MS 4809)

Draft typescript, with minor annotations for the printer, of Gone Tomorrow (Angus and Robertson, 1982) (File 92) - Box 21 (MS 4809)

Envelope labelled 'MacLeod Pix': six black and white photographs intended to appear in Bowyang, including pictures of Lord and Lady Loftus and scenes from Tichborne Trial (File 93) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Bowyang: administrative and routine editorial matters, soliciting book reviews and financing. Some letters contain discussion on the content and direction of Bowyang. (File 94) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Photocopies of articles mailed in July 1982 by Barry York to individuals involved in the production of Bowyang. (File 96) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Articles mainly from New Left Review on subject of peace and nuclear disarmament (File 96) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Article 'Report on shipment of gift consignment of pigs to India, on behalf of those who have less' by B.K. Roberts, Flowerdale, Tasmania, 1 Jan.1967 (File 97) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Article on 'Trees, their influence on human behaviour patterns', December 1982 (File 98) - Box 22 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1987

Darling Harbour Bi-Centennial Exhibition, 1985 (File 99) - Box 23 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Roger Milliss, 1982-85 (File 100) - Box 23 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1983-84; and two posters (File 101-3) - Box 23 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding Tasmanian tour, 1982-84 (File 104-6) - Box 24 (MS 4809)

General correspondence, 1985-87 (File 107-9) - Box 24 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Fontana Paperbacks, 1980-82 (File 110) - Box 24 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Widescope International Publishers Pty. Ltd., 1976 1981 (File 111) - Box 24 (MS 4809)

Newspaper and magazine cuttings, 1986-87 (File 112) - Box 25 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Caroline Lurie and Australian Literary Management, 1982-86 (File 113) - Box 25 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with German friends: Peter Stummer and Johannes Dietrich, 1985-86 (File 114) - Box 25 (MS 4809)

General correspondence, 1982-86 (File 115-18) - Box 25 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Allen and Unwin, 1982-86 (File 119) - Box 26 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Jim Davidson, 1981-84 (File 120) - Box 26 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1982-87 (File 121-22) - Box 26 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Nicholas Pounder, 1979-84 (File 123) - Box 26 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding the George Munster Awards, 1982-86 (File 124) - Box 26 (MS 4809)

Personal correspondence, 1985-86. Correspondents include David Marr and Jack Hibbert (File 125-26) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Henry Mayer, 1971-83 (File 127) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with the Literature Board of the Australian Council, 1978-86 (File 128) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with A.B.C, 1982-86 (File 128) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, with Redgum Music Pty Ltd, 1980-1982 (File 130) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1985-1987 (File 131-32) - Box 27 (MS 4809)

Correspondence other than ABC, 1982-1987 (File 133) - Box 28 (MS 4809)

Tom Roberts T.V. series: research notes, drafts and correspondence (File 134-5) - Box 28 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with A.B.C, 1982-83 (File 136) - Box 28 (MS 4809)

Typescript Virgin Ground, episodes 1-2 (File 137-8) - Box 28 (MS 4809)

Newspaper cuttings of McQueen's reviews, 1976-86 (File 139-40) - Box 29 (MS 4809)

Tom Robert's - T.V. series: typescript and drafts, 1981 (File 141-5) - Box 29 (MS 4809)

The Facemaker: draft of novel about Tom Roberts, 1973 (File 146-51) - Box 30 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Peter Curtis, 1984-87 (File 152-55) - Box 31 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1981-87 (File 156-59) - Box 32 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1988

Correspondence with Neil Beckhaus, 1982-87 (File 160) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Angus and Robertson, 1982-85 (File 161) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning 'Bologna', and drafts of 'Short story of Australia' (File 162-63) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Australian Society, 1984 (File 164) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Corespondence with Ruth Blair, 1985-88 (File 165) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with David Buchanan, 1981-86 (File 166) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tim Bonnyhady, 1979-84 (File 167) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Manning Clark and one photograph, 1983-85 (File 168) - Box 33 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Peter Cochrane, 1975-87 (File 169) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Steven Cooper, 1981-86 (File 170) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1986-88 (File 171) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with John Farrow, 1979-82 (File 172) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tom Fitzgerald, 1981-88 (File 173) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with friends in Germany, 1987-88 (File 174) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Eric Dunn, 1980-86 (File 175) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Drew Cottle, 1982-87 (File 176) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1982-85 (File 177) - Box 34 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with John Lonie, 1978-86 (File 178) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Kathy Lette, 1984-87 (File 179) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Nick Jose, 1985-87 (File 180) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Passport (File 181) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning articles for Island magazine, 1987 (File 182) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Dorothy Green, 1981-84 (File 183) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence Joan Kerr, 1979-87 (File 184) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with David Jaffe and others, 1980-82 (File 185) - Box 35 (MS 4809)

Newspaper cuttings, 1987-88 (File 186) - Box 36 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1987-8 (File 187-88) - Box 36 (MS 4809)

Financial papers, 1984-87 (File 189-94) - Box 37 (MS 4809)

Thirteen appointment diaries, 1979-88 (File 189-94) - Box 38 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Gerry Sinclair, 1981-88 (File 195) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tony Twigg, 1982-86 (File 196) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Corresondence with Graeme Sturges, 1982-86 (File 197) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Sydney Morning Herald, Margaret Jones and Michele Field, 1984-87 (File 198) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Bernard Smith, 1981-88 (File 199) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Kosmos Tsokatias and Alex Vintila, 1981-87 (File 200) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous personal correspondence, including Leo Schofield, 1982-87 (File 201) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Graham Rowlands and Tim Rowse, 1980-88 (File 202) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Correspondence withMeanjin and Heather Radi, 1981-87 (File 203) - Box 39 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1990

Files 242-254 contain research material, notes and newspaper cuttings relating to McQueen's research for a book on the Japan-Indonesia-Australia triangle, 1988-90

Correspondence with Louise Adler, 1989-90 (File 204) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence withAustralian Book Review, 1988-89 (File 205) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Australian Society, 1988-89 (File 206) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Neil Beckhaus, 1988-89 (File 207) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Robert Darby, 1988-90 (File 208) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Jim Davidson, 1988-89 (File 209) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tom Fitzgerald, 1988-89 (File 210) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Ruth Blair, 1988-89 (File 211) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Manning Clark, 1988-90 (File 212) - Box 40 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with German friends: Elke and Klaus, 1988-90 (File 213) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Letters from Adam, 1988-90 (File 214) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Dorothy Green, 1988-90 (File 215) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Bob Hincksman, 1988-90 (File 216) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tom Horton, 1988-90 (File 217) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Nick Jose, 1988-90 (File 218) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with The Independent (File 219) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with friends in Japan, 1988-89 (File 220) - Box 41 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1988-89 (File 222) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Mark Lazeros, 1988 (File 223) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Kathy Lette, 1988-89 (File 224) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Caroline Lurie, 1988-90 (File 225) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1988-90 (File 226-28) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Penguin Books, 1988-90 (File 229) - Box 42 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Nicholas Pounder, 1988-90 (File 230) - Box 43 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Jack Radley, 1988-89 (File 231) - Box 43 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Graham Rowlands, 1988-90 (File 232) - Box 43 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Tony Twigg, 1989 (File 233) - Box 43 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1988-90 (File 234-37) - Box 43 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1988-90 (File 238-41) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Newspaper clippings on Association of South East Asian Nations, politics and diplomacy, 1987-89 (File 242) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Brunei (File 243) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Christmas Island (File 244) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Gaiusho (File 245) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Indonesian foreign affairs (File 246) - Box 44 (MS 4809)

Indonesian economy (File 247) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Indonesian oil (File 248) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Japan and the Netherlands East Indies (File 249) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Newly industrialised economies (File 250) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Oil, Timor Sea (File 251) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Piracy (File 252) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Straits (File 253) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Trade (File 254) - Box 45 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, notes etc, 1988-90 (File 256-57) - Box 46 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1988-90 (File 258-60) - Box 46 (MS 4809)

Two appointment diaries, 1988-89 (File 261) - Box 46 (MS 4809)

Four diaries, 1988 (File 262) - Box 46 (MS 4809)

Typescript of diaries (used as base for Tokyo World) (File 263) - Box 46 (MS 4809)

Correspondence regarding publishing of Tokyo World, 1991 (File 264) - Box 47 (MS 4809)

Typescript of Tokyo World, 1988-89 (File 265-70) - Box 47 (MS 4809)

Typescript of Japan to the rescue, Chapters 1-8 (File 271-72) - Box 47 (MS 4809)

Typescript of Japan to the rescue, Chapters 9-18 (File 273-75) - Box 48 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added 1993

The principal correspondents in Files 304-367 are:

Suzy Baldwin, Neil Beckhaus, Ruth Blair, Katharine Brisbane, Manning Clark, Peter Cochrane, Jenny Darling, Sara Dowse, Tom Fitzgerald, Adam Hughes, Nicholas Jose, Jenny Lee, Caroline Lurie, Judy McQueen, Drusilla Modjeska, Nicholas Pounder, Henry Rowland, Leo Schofield, Bernard Smith, Rosemary Sorenson and Max Suich.

Annotated typescript of Japan to the rescue (File 276-280) - Box 48 (MS 4809)

Typescript of Tokyo World (File 281-84) - Box 49 (MS 4809)

Galley proof of Tokyo World (File 285) - Box 49 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning Tokyo World (File 286) - Box 49 (MS 4809)

Typescript of Suburb of the sacred (File 287-91) - Box 50 (MS 4809)

General correspondence, January - November 1990 (File 292-300) - Box 51 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, December 1990 (File 301) - Box 52 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Mark Worne, July - September 1990 (File 302) - Box 52 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Australian Literary Management, May - June 1990 (File 303) - Box 52 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, January - May 1991 (File 304-308) - Box 52 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, June - December 1991 (File 309-16) - Box 53 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, January - September 1992 (File 317-23) - Box 54 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, October - December 1992 (File 324-26) - Box 54 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, January - May 1993 (File 227-29) - Box 55 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous: printed items, newspaper clippings and other papers (File 330) - Box 55 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added May 1996

Correspondence, January-September 1993 (File 331-39) - Box 56 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, October-December 1993 (File 340-42) - Box 57 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, January-July 1994 (File 343-49) - Box 57 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, August-December 1994 (File 350-54) - Box 58 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, January-April 1995 (File 355-58) - Box 58 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, May-December 1995 (File 359-67) - Box 59 (MS 4809)

Letters to The Australian, concerning McQueen's articles, 1991-94 (File 368-71) - Box 60 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Alexander Wightman, 1991-94 (File 372-74) - Box 60 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Stephen McDonald, 1990-96 (File 375-84) - Box 61 (MS 4809)

Annotated typescript of Tom Roberts: A Shropshire Lad (File 385-91) - Box 62 (MS 4809)

Annotated transcript of Tom Roberts (second version) (File 392-99) - Box 63 (MS 4809)

School reports from St Mary's Marist Brothers College, 1956-57 (File 400) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Examination reports and degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, 1957-66 (File 400) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Reports from the Australian Music Examination Board, 1955 and Trinity College of Music, London, 1952-58 (File 400) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Photograph album and envelope with photographs, c.1940-50 (File 401) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Postcards and letters to Mrs McQueen (mother), 1983-93 (File 402) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

One autograph book, 1956-59 and one appointment diary, 1993-94 (File 403) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Six scrapbooks, 1962-76 (File 404) - Box 64 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added September 1996

Humphrey McQueen donated the papers in this addition in September 1996. They comprise subject files containing typescripts, notes and research material for his books A new Britannia (1975), Gone tomorrow (1982) and Tom Roberts (1996). There are also papers relating to Labor politics.

The Library has preserved the arrangement of papers within the files and the file titles.

Subject files (Boxes 71-76), unsorted notes (Boxes 77-78) and typescripts (Box 79-80) for Tom Roberts (1996)

Series [unnumbered]. Correspondence and papers

A new Britannia (1970) (File [unnumbered])
Aborigines (File 405-6) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Aborigines in textbooks (File 407) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Aborigines from 1900: school history (File 408) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Attitudes to defence and the War (but not conscription) (File 409) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Aviation (File 410) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Boer War (File 411) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
Economic background (File 412) - Box 65 (MS 4809)
1888 to the present: ideas for photos (File 413) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Emigrants: biographical details (File 414) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Land (File 415) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
The left before 1920 (File 416) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Liquor (File 417) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Militarism (File 418) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Racism in Victoria (File 419) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Rising gentry (File 420) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Gone tomorrow: Australia in the 80s (1982) (File [unnumbered]) - Box 66 (MS 4809)
Arbitration (File 421) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Aborigines, 1960+ (File 422) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Bushrangers (File 423) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Sir Roderick Carnegie, 1973-1986 (File 424-5) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Convicts (File 426-7) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Sir Charles Court and Lang Hancock, 1970-1980 (File 428) - Box 67 (MS 4809)
Democracy (File 429) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
Malcolm Fraser (File 430) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
Gold (File 431) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
W.A. Holman (File 432) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
Walter Hurrell (File 433-4) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
W.H. Irvine (File 435) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
Sir John Kerr (File 436) - Box 68 (MS 4809)
Land (File 437) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
William Lane (File 438) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
[Karl] Marx in Australia (File 439) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
Nationalism (File 440) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
Navy (File 441) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
New Zealand (File 442) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
Racism, 1888-1971 (File 443-4) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
Socialist thought (File 445) - Box 69 (MS 4809)
South Australia (File 446) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
J.O. Stone, 1980-1981 (File 447) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Tasmania (File 448) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
W.A. Trenwith (File 449) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Union list (File 450) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Unions (File 451) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Western Australia (File 452) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Gough Whitlam (File 453) - Box 70 (MS 4809)
Dorset to 1869 (File 454) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
Melbourne 1869-1881 (File 455) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
Art training 1870s (File 456) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
London 1881-1883 (File 457) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
Roberts in Spain 1883 and Europe 1881-1885 (File 458) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
Paris c. 1884 (File 459) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
England 1884-1885 (File 460) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
1885-1886 (File 461) - Box 71 (MS 4809)
1886-1887 (File 462) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Melbourne 1888-18889 (File 463) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Tasmania from 1880s (File 464) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
[Shearing the] rams Sept. 1889 (File 465) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Sydney 1890s (File 466) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Melbourne 1890-1893 (File 467) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
New England: Clarence (File 468) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Sydney 1894-1896 (not Newstead) (File 469) - Box 72 (MS 4809)
Sydney 1896-1901 (File 470) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
England 1903-1906 (File 471) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
1907-1908 (File 472) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
Hampstead 1909-1914 (File 473) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
OZ 1920 (File 474) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
G[reat] B[ritain] 1921-1922 (File 475) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
OZ 1923-1927 (File 476) - Box 73 (MS 4809)
Kallista, 1926-1927 (File 477) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Death 1928-1931 (File 478) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Armistice (File 479) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Big Picture (File 480) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Big Picture, London (File 481) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Block (File 482) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Bourke Street (File 483) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
Break away (File 484) - Box 74 (MS 4809)
'Bulldog' (File 485) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
Como (File 486) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
Exodus (File 487) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
Family tree (File 488) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
Heidelberg Group exhibiting 9 x 5 (File 489) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
Newstead (File 490) - Box 75 (MS 4809)
9 x 5 including J.A. McNeil Whistler (File 491) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Pictures and visuals (File 492) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Portraits (File 493) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Reputation (File 494) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Riverina and Roberts (not [Shearing the] Rams) (File 495) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Shropshire (File 496) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
World War I (File 497) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Bibliography (File 498-9) - Box 76 (MS 4809)
Unsorted notes (File 500-3) - Box 77 (MS 4809)
Unsorted notes (File 504-7) - Box 78 (MS 4809)
Typescripts (File 508-9) - Box 79 (MS 4809)
Typescripts (File 510-11) - Box 80 (MS 4809)

Series [unnumbered]. Notes and other papers relating to the unpublished novel 'Tom Roberts'

Correspondence details (comprising notes and extracts taken from various letters) (File 512) - Box 80 (MS 4809)
Dialogue (File 513) - Box 80 (MS 4809)
Episode one 1885-1888 (File 514) - Box 80 (MS 4809)
Episode two 1889 (File 515) - Box 80 (MS 4809)
Notes for novel (File 516-17) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Street addresses in Oz (File 518) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
'Things to look up and to get etc' (File 519) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Large card (File 520)

Series [unnumbered]. Labor Party Research

Papers (mostly notes, bibliography and some cuttings) relating to Humphrey's research on the Labor Party

Laborism: The Age (File 521) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Argus (File 522) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Commonweal (File 523) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Education (File 524) - Box 81 (MS 4809)
Laborism: H.B. Higgins (File 525) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Melbourne Trades Hall Council members (File 526) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: New Zealand influences (File 527) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Notes from theses (File 528) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: The Tocsin, 1899-1901 (File 529) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: The Tocsin, from 1901 (File 530) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Tom Mann (File 531) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Victorian Labor (File 532) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism: Victorian unionism (File 533) - Box 82 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century:Bibliography (File 534) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century:Labor Party (File 535-6) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: Living off Asia (File 537) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: New South Wales (File 538) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: Queensland (File 539) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: Unionism (File 540) - Box 83 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: Victorian electoral information (File 541) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Laborism in 20th Century: Miscellaneous (File 542) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Labor men:L.H. Barnard (File 543) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Labor men: Jim Cairns, 1969-1977 (File 544) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Labor men: Arthur Calwell, 1971-1972 (File 545) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Labor men: Gough Whitlam, 1970-1975 (File 546) - Box 84 (MS 4809)

Series [unnumbered]. Lectures on 20th Century Australia

Arbitration (File 547) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
Aviation (File 548) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
The base – superstructure model (File 549) - Box 84 (MS 4809)
The black swan of trespass (File 550) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Campion Society (File 551) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Collins House (File 552) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Conscription / defence (File 553) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Convicts (File 554) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Defending Australia (File 555) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
The dialectic of class and nation (File 556) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Down on the farm (File 557) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Electrification plus secession = capitalism (File 558) - Box 85 (MS 4809)
Fit for heroes (File 559) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
For love alone (File 560) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Historians versus Aborigines (File 561) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Lecture outlines (File 562) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Literature and racism (File 563) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Nationalism: the debate (File 564) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
1934 (File 565) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Out of sight (File 566) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Papua New Guinea (File 567) - Box 86 (MS 4809)
Politics: 1919 (File 568) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Positivism (File 569) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Racism (File 570) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Radio (File 571) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Red Ted (File 572) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Rise of racism (File 573) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Sawdust Caesars (File 574) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Smoothing the pillow (File 575) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Spanish flu (File 576) - Box 87 (MS 4809)
Suburbanisation (File 577) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Suburbanisation II (File 578) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Sugar bag days (File 579) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Tora, Tora, Tora (File 580) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
The triple abyss (File 581) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Violence: 1919 (File 582) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Versailles (File 583) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
White Australia (File 584) - Box 88 (MS 4809)
Women in fiction (File 585) - Box 88 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added September 1998

The Library purchased the papers from Humphrey McQueen in September 1998. They comprise correspondence, literary papers (including drafts of Suspect history), appointment diaries, two cassettes and papers relating to Thelma McQueen.

The subjects of the correspondence include McQueen's work and books (Tom Roberts (1996), Emerging pluralism in Asia and the Pacific (1997), Suspect history (1997) and Temper democratic: how exceptional is Australia? (1998)), the Manning Clark Courier Mail controversy, an exhibition at the Brisbane City Gallery curated by McQueen entitled 'Typically? Australian' in 1988 and personal news.

The correspondents include Bruce Anderson, Neil Beckhaus, Brisbane City Gallery, Adrian Chan, Grace Cochrane, Jenny Darling (McQueen's agent), Geoffrey Dutton, Wayne Harrison, Jean Hart, Kathy Lette, Chris McConville, Ben McGuire, HisayukiMitsuo, Graham Rowlands, Daniel Thomas, Dawn Williams and Yamamoto Yasushi.

Papers relating to Thelma McQueen, 1995-1996 (File 586-7) - Box 89 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Neil Beckhause, 1972-1997 (File 588-9) - Box 89 (MS 4809)

Business correspondence, 1995-1997 (File 590) - Box 89 (MS 4809)

Business correspondence, 1995-1997 (File 591) - Box 90 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1996 (File 592-4) - Box 90 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Yamamoto Yasushi concerning Emerging pluralism in Asia and the Pacific (1997) (File 595) - Box 91 (MS 4809)

Reviews, draft and correspondence relating to Suspect history, 1997 (File 596-7) - Box 91 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1997 (File 598) - Box 91 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1997 (File 599) - Box 92 (MS 4809)

Correspondence mostly concerning 'Typically? Australian' exhibition and conference, 1997-1998 (File 600-1) - Box 92 (MS 4809)

Draft and correspondence concerning Temper democratic: how exceptional is Australia?, 1998 (File 602) - Box 92 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Chris McConville concerning a series of lectures by McQueen at the Sunshine Coast University College, 1998 (File 603) - Box 92 (MS 4809)

Four appointment diaries, 1990, 1995-1997 (File 604) - Box 92 (MS 4809)

Cuttings of articles with references to McQueen, reviews of his books (including Tom Roberts and Tokyo world, an Australian diary) and book review by McQueen, 1979-1996 (File 605) - Box 93 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous paper (File 606) - Box 93 (MS 4809)

Two cassettes: 'Saved from the wreck Dorothy Green' (soundtrack, 1982) and recording of a Heritage lecture by McQueen (name of venue not given), 1996) (File 607) - Box 93 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added March 2001

The Library purchased this addition from McQueen in March 2001. It comprises personal and business correspondence (1996-2001), a copy typescript of The essence of capitalism: the origins of our future (2001) and other papers.

Subjects of the correspondence include McQueen's visit to the US, his illness, his work as a writer and reviewer, politics, Bach Festival in Melbourne, books read and personal news.

The main correspondents are Kathy Bail, Christie Beckhouse, Ruth Blair, Jenny Darling (McQueen's agent), Michael Dunn, Andrew Franklin (Profile Books), Graham Gully, Rodney Hall, Ken Inglis, Caroline Lurie (Hodder Headline), Peter Lyssiotis, Kathy Lette, Ben McGuire, Judy McQueen, HisayukiMitsuo, Nicholas Ponder, Graham Rowlands and Walter Stuve.

Letters and cuttings from Graham Gully, 1996-2000 (File 608) - Box 94 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Walter Struve, 1996-2001 (File 609) - Box 94 (MS 4809)

Correspondence concerning The essence of capitalism, 1997-2000 (File 609) - Box 94 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, Jan-July 1998 (File 611) - Box 94 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, Jan-July 1998 (File 612) - Box 95 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, Jan-June 1999 (File 613-4) - Box 95 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, July 1999-July 2000 (File 615) - Box 95 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, July 1999-July 2000 (File 616-7) - Box 96 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, July 2000-Feb 2001 (File 618-9) - Box 96 (MS 4809)

Appointment diary (1998), notebooks and notes relating to McQueen's travels in East Germany (1987) and US (1983) (File 620) - Box 97 (MS 4809)

Miscellaneous drafts, notes and cuttings (1963-1996) (File 621) - Box 97 (MS 4809)

A copy typescript of The essence of capitalism (File 622) - Box 97 (MS 4809)

Class MS 4809. Consignment added May 2003

The Library purchased the May 2003 instalment from Humphrey McQueen. It comprises personal and business correspondence, typescript and reviews of The essence of capitalism (2001), reviews of Tom Roberts (1996), get well cards, photographs and other papers.

The correspondence gives a good picture of McQueen's work as a freelance writer//book reviewer/art critic and independent scholar, his travels, comments on politics, operas, concerts, art exhibitions, books and personal news.

The main correspondents include Peter Applegarth, Kathy Bail (editor of The Bulletin where McQueen is its art critic), Peter Cochrane, Jenny Darling (McQueen's agent), Eva de Jong, Kate Evans (ABC Radio National), Herbert Feith, Ben Genocchio, Anna Gray, Susan Hall (National Gallery of Australia concerning McQueen's contribution to Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia), Nathan Hollier (Overland), Joan Kerr, Peter Kingston, Kathy Lette, Caroline Lurie, Ben McGuire, James Murdoch, Nicholas Pounder, Graham Rowlands, Peter Stasny (of the Jewish Museum in Vienna, which commissioned McQueen to write an essay on the Austrian-born sculptor Karl Duldig) and Black Rose Books (Canadian publishing house which published The essence of capitalism for the North America market).

Correspondence with Judy McQueen, 1996-2003 (File 623) - Box 98 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 1999 (File 624) - Box 98 (MS 4809)

Correspondence with Walter Struve, 1999-2003 (File 625) - Box 98 (MS 4809)

Get well cards and letters, 2001 (File 626) - Box 98 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 2001-2002 (File 627) - Box 98 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 2001-2002 (File 628-30) - Box 99 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 2002-2003 (File 631) - Box 99 (MS 4809)

Correspondence, 2002-2003 (File 632-4) - Box 100 (MS 4809)

Typescript of 1997 diary (File 635) - Box 100 (MS 4809)

Two notebooks, 2002 (File 636) - Box 100 (MS 4809)

Reviews of Tom Roberts, 1996 (File 637) - Box 101 (MS 4809)

Typescript of The essence of capitalism (File 638-9) - Box 101 (MS 4809)


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