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Papers of Sir Robert Menzies, 1905-1978 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2941360
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1905-1978] 
approximately 82.30 m. (588 boxes) + 99 fol. boxes. 
Summary

This extensive collection of personal papers includes inter alia: 1. Inward and outward correspondence sorted chronologically and by name, 1935-1978. Principal correspondents include Eric Harrison, Lord Casey, Harold Macmillan, Leo Amery, Clive Baillieu, Owen Dixon, Alfred Stirling, Jack Fingleton, Fred Alexander, Walter Crocker, Lionel Lindsay, Alexander Douglas Home, Will Ashton, Anthony Eden, Jack Cato, Winston Churchill, Alexander Downer, Alan Herbert, James McGregor, Hubert Opperman, Leon Trout, Ralph Richardson, Frank Richardson, Justice Felix Frankfurter and Colonel F.H. Wright. 2. Press cuttings, speeches, statements and broadcasts, 1917-1976. 3. Diaries, 1935-1963, including those kept on overseas trips and office appointment diaries. 4. Research material and drafts of writings. 5. Personal medical, legal and financial records. 6. Family papers, including those of his wife Dame Pattie Menzies. 7. Liberal Party correspondence and printed material, 1944-1974. 8. Family and official photographs.

9. Papers relating to specific topics including the Communist Party, the 1956 Suez Crisis, defence, cricket, elections, Rhodesia and South Africa, banking, economics and the Churchill Memorial Trust. 10. Papers relating to Menzies' appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, 1965-1971.

Biography/History

Prime minister and barrister. Robert Gordon Menzies was prime minister of Australia from 1939-1941 and 1949-1966. He was the Member of the House of Representatives for Kooyong, Victoria, between 1934 and 1966, and leader of the Federal Opposition from 1943-1949. Menzies was also the founder and longest serving leader of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 4936.

Card index to correspondence available.

Associated materials: Papers relating to the Commonwealth Jubilee, 1951 MS 1874.

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, E950.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (1 binder) available in the Pictures and Manuscripts Reading Room. 
Subjects Menzies, Robert, - Sir, - 1894-1978 - Archives.  |  Menzies, Pattie, - Dame, - 1899-1995.  |  Menzies family.  |  Liberal Party of Australia - Officials and employees - Archives.  |  Liberal Party of Australia.  |  Communist Party of Australia.  |  Lawyers - Australia - Archives.  |  Prime ministers - Australia - Archives.  |  Statesmen - Australia - Archives.  |  Cricket - Australia - History.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1939-1945.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1945-1965.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1965-  |  Egypt - History - Intervention, 1956.  |  Australia - Civil defense.
Time Coverage 1905-1978 
Occupation Lawyers.  |  Federal politicians.  |  Prime ministers.  |  Statesmen.
Exhibited Exhibited: "Treasures Gallery", National Library of Australia, 7 October 2011 - 15 December 2012. 

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