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Papers of Daniela Torsh, circa 1967-2007 [manuscript]
Bib ID 170905
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Torsh, Daniela, 1946-
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part not available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1967-2007] 
3.6 m. (14 boxes) + 1 carton + 3 fol. boxes. 
Summary

MS 9147 comprises: 1. Cuttings files, 1970-1975, relating to the education of women and other women's issues. 2. Files relating to the Enquiry into social change and the education of women containing cuttings, correspondence, interviews, drafts, reports, speeches, minutes, notes, legislation and other papers, 1974-1975. 3. Other files, 1970-1982, on women and film and other topics. 4. Various journals, reports and publications such as Scarlet woman, Womanspeak, Sydney Women's Liberation newsletter, Women in the ABC: report of Task force on equal opportunity for women, July 1977, Sexism in education, and, the Women and Labor Conference newsletter (8 boxes, 1 carton, 2 fol. boxes).

The MS Acc11.141 instalment comprises conference papers, newspaper cuttings, realia, sound tapes, correspondence, journals and newsletters (including Refractory Girl) and documentary treatments amongst other material. Papers deal with the political and social activities and profile of Daniela Torsh (3 boxes, 1 fol. box).

The MS Acc13.011 instalment comprises papers covering a wide range of Torsh's research and career, including PhD research material; notes and articles relating to Hungarian film director Istvan Szabo; correspondence; copies of various published articles and journals, by Torsh and others; research notes for articles;notes and drafts relating to the publication Refractory girl; notes and reports relating to various Australian film organisations and events; ephemeral relating to women's rights (3 boxes).

Biography/History

Daniela Torsch is a feminist author, educator, public servant, journalist and filmaker. She is also known as Dany Humphries (as journalist for the Australian) and Daniela Antoinette Torsh. Daniela Antoinette Torsh attended the University of Sydney graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree. She was active in women's issues at university where she was elected to the Women's Union on the platform of a combined male and female union. She worked as a journalist with The Australian and developed her interest in education. As an independent filmmaker in the 1970s, she produced "St Theresa", a discussion film about women in prison. Torsh became prominent in women's education policy and acted as consultant for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Subsequently she was executive officer with the Steering Committee for the Enquiry into social change and the education of women. Torsh compiled A bibliography of social change and the education of women (with Robyn Dryen and Martha Kay, 1974), and was editor of Good morning boys and girls: a women's education catalogue (1976).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9147, MS Acc11.141, MS Acc13.011.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Pictures and Special Collections Reading Room and online at: http://www.nla.gov.au/ms/findaids/9147.html 
Subjects Torsh, Daniela, 1946- -- Archives.  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Government consultants -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Women public officers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Feminism -- Australia.  |  Social change -- Australia.  |  Women -- Education -- Australia.  |  Sex discrimination in education -- Australia.  |  Motion pictures and women -- Australia.  |  Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.  |  Australia -- Officials and employees -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1967-2007 
Occupation Feminists.  |  Film producers and directors.  |  Government advisors.  |  Public officers.  |  Authors.  |  Oral history interviewers.
Other authors/contributors Australia. Committee on Social Change and the Education of Women. Study Group
Terms of Use Copying of Daniela Torsh's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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