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Papers of L. F. Crisp, 1878-1984 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1655808
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Crisp, L. F. (Leslie Finlay), 1917-1984
 
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Description 1878-1984 
20.8 m. (140 boxes)+ 2 folio items 
Summary

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, journal articles, lectures, leaflets, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, notes, newscuttings, reports, conference papers, speeches, talks, photographs, postcards, posters, menus and other ephemera. They document Crisp's long career as a public servant, an academic and a writer and his participation with a number of organisations and government bodies. The bulk of the papers consists of subject files covering a wide range of topics which Crisp had meticulously maintained and added to over the years. Other papers relate to his early career with the Commonwealth Public Service, his academic years at the Canberra University College, the Australian National University, the Australian Labor Party and the Commonwealth Banking Corporation. The correspondents include Des Ball, W. Macmahon Ball, Kim Beazley, Brian Beddie, Herbert Burton, Gerald Caiden, Sir John Crawford, Lionel Godfrey, Hartley Grattan, Gordon Greenwood, Sir Paul Hasluck, Colin Hughes, Harry Keen, John La Nauze, Henry Mayer, Louise Overacker, Gordon Reid, Clinton Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Stuart Sayers and Richard Spann.

Biography/History

Eminent academic, historian of the Australian Labor Party and biographer of Ben Chifley. Crisp was a public servant from 1940 until 1950. On his retirement from the public service he became Head of Political Science at the Canberra University College which later merged with the Australian National University. On his retirement in 1977, he became Emeritus Professor and later Visiting Fellow.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 5243.

Related Material Associated materials:Additional papers relating to L. F. Crisp are held in the E. J. Holloway papers at National Library of Australia Manuscripts Section at MS 2098 
Subjects Crisp, L. F. - (Leslie Finlay), - 1917-1984 - Archives.  |  Dedman, J. J. - (John Johnstone), - 1896-1973.  |  Evatt, H. V. - (Herbert Vere), - 1894-1965.  |  Curtin, John, - 1885-1945.  |  Chifley, J. B. - (Joseph Benedict), - 1885-1951.  |  Commonwealth Banking Corporation (Australia) - History.  |  Australian Labor Party - History.  |  College teachers - Australia - Archives.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 20th century.
Time Coverage 1878-1984 
Occupation Authors.  |  Public servants.  |  Historians.  |  Academics.

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