Guide to the Papers of Ray Aitchison

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MS Acc02.070, MS Acc02.120, MS Acc02.294.MS Acc13.048, MS Acc17.067

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2017

Collection Summary

Creator
Aitchison, Ray
Title
Papers of Ray Aitchison
Date Range
1945 - 2017
Collection Number
MS Acc02.070, MS Acc02.120, MS Acc02.294.MS Acc13.048, MS Acc17.067
Extent
1.8 metres (5 ms boxes + 4 archive boxes + 1 carton + 1 packet)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Special Collections (Manuscripts)

Introduction

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises Aitchison's diaries, letters, book reviews, press clippings, photographs, short stories, publications and a play. Included are Aitchison's drafts and memoirs titled "Memoirs: interviews with politicians" (undated), "Memoirs: one of Packer's boys" (undated), "Memoirs: lobbying for the rag trade" (undated). The collection also includes papers and correspondence between the Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM) and the Tariff board such as draft reports, newsletters and letters dating back to 1964, and during Aitchison's time working with trade and commerce, up until 1985. Also included are three editions of the Wings magazine containing Aitchison's three-part article on the 1927 Dole air race. Other items in this collection are: two letters from Kylie Tennant, a letter to Aitchison from Senator Steele Hall, a hand typed statement by Arthur Calwell for the press gallery regarding church and politics, photographs of politicians and a manuscript for a "political school book".

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn3645818).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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

Collection Retrieval Advice

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

Item Descriptions

Class MS Acc02.070. Consignment received March 2002, 1953 - 1974 - Box 1 (MS Acc02.070)

This consignment includes the memoirs of political historian and oral history interviewer - Ray Aitchison; photos of politicians, letter from Senator Steele Hall

Class MS Acc02.120. Consignment received May 2002, c. 1945-2013 - Box 1 (MS Acc02.120), Box 2 (MS Acc02.120), Box 3 (MS Acc02.120), Carton 1 (MS Acc02.120)

This consignment includes diaries, letters, book reviews, press clippings photos, short stories of R Aitchison, political historian and oral history interviewer

Class MS Acc02.294. Consignment received December 2002, c. 1961-1971 - Box 1 (MS Acc02.294)

This consignment includes letters from Kylie Tennant, MS for a 'political scrapbook', photographs and card of draft memoirs and 50 unpublished short stories

Class MS Acc13.048. Consignment received March 2013, c. 2012-2013 - Box 1 (MS Acc13.048)

Contains parts one to four of Ray Aitchison's memoirs as well as a three-part article on the 1927 Dole Air Race on two computer discs. Three editions of Wings magazine are also contained in the accession with a hardcopy version of the of Dole Air Race article.

Class MS Acc17.067. Consignment received June 2017, 1974 - 2017

Comprises correspondence, notes, ephemera, cuttings and other printed material, primarily relating to Aitchison's work with trade and commerce; copies of Aitchison's memoirs; and a handwritten statement by Arthur Calwell.

Memoirs of Ray Aitchison, 2012 (File 1) - Box 1 (MS Acc17.067)

A bloke called Hibiscus; Encounter with Politicians; Global Village

Memoirs of Ray Aitchison and Screenplay, 1986-2017 (File 2) - Box 1 (MS Acc17.067)

Here and there; The California Brigade

Short stories by Ray Aitchison, 1997-2016 (File 3) - Box 1 (MS Acc17.067)

Copies of children's stories, drama, humour

Arthur Calwell signed statement for the Press Gallery noticeboard, 1967 (File 4) - Box 1 (MS Acc17.067)

Calwell typed 1 page commenting on his position on church and political matters dated and signed 11:20am May 12 [1967]

Senate Standing Committee on Trade and Commerce, 1983 (File 5) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

Evidence and correspondence

Menswear Ragtrader magazine, 1982-1985 (File 6) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

Ray Aitchison's satirical column "The Lobbyist" entries

Lobbying for the Australian Spectacle Frame Industry, 1972-1978 (File 7) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM) and other Industry Organisations, 1973-1978 (File 8) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

1 of 2: correspondence/papers

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM) and other Industry Organisations, 1973-1980 (File 9) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

2 of 2: correspondence/papers: including ACAM's dispute with the Rural Lobby - Chamber of Manufacturers V's National Famers Federation

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM) travel, 1971-1974 (File 10) - Box 2 (MS Acc17.067)

Overseas study tour - correspondence Jan-Jul 1971; Industry travel 1974

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1971-1976 (File 11) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/clippings plus some earlier items

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1977 (File 12) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/clippings

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1978-1980 (File 13) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/clippings

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1981-1984 (File 14) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

See also Menswear Ragtrader magazine Box 1 for Ray Aitchison's 1984 column entries

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1982 (File 15) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/clippings - Jan-July 1982

Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1982 (File 16) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/clippings - Aug-Dec 1982

Australian Clothing Export Council, 1978-1984 (File 17) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence/papers

International Apparel Federation, 1977-1984 (File 18) - Box 3 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence and yearbooks

Importers Versus Manufacturers Defamation Case, 1975-1979 (File 19) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence

Federal Election Campaign, 1977 (File 20) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

ACAM (Clothing Industry) lobbying

Industries Assistance Commission (IAC) and Australian Confederation of Apparel Manufacturers (ACAM), 1977-1979 (File 21) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence during dispute, draft report, press releases and press clippings

TARIFF's, 1978-1985 (File 22) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence and newsletters

TARIFF's, 1977-1978 (File 23) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

Correspondence, newsletters and press clippings

TARIFF's, 1964 (File 24) - Box 4 (MS Acc17.067)

Statement for presentation to Tariff board on behalf of the Clothing Industry: Canberra hearing of inquiry on "Woven man-made fibre fabrics" Wed. 8th April 1964


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