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Papers of Meredith Stokes, circa 1970-1997 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1759169
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Stokes, Meredith, 1940-
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1970-1997] 
3.11 m. (13 boxes) + 17 fol. items + 1 folder + 1 packet. 
Summary

The MS 9486 collection consists principally of secondary material on a wide range of issues relating to women, human rights and the environment. It includes some correspondence, circular letters, newsheets, articles and speeches, conference documents, printed ephemera, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous journals. There are a few pages of notes written by Meredith Stokes on different topics, and two published poems and the draft of an article by her also.

The activities and publications of several organisations are documented in the collection. They include the Women's Electoral Lobby, Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre, Canberra Programme for Peace, Canberra Women for Survival, Registry of Women Artists, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australian Section) and the Committees in Solidarity with Central America and the Caribbean (13 boxes, 17 fol. items).

The Acc10.127 instalment comprises a small group of photographs, slides and negatives documenting Stokes' participation in events relating to political, environmental and human rights issues. Included are photographs and slides of the Kanak Independence Protest, French Embassy, Canberra; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Conference, University of Canberra; East Timor Rally, Canberra; Anti-Apartheid Rally, South African Embassy, Canberra; Pine Gap Peace Rally, Alice Springs; and the Anti-Nuclear and Nuclear-Free Pacific Conference, Fiji. There are black and white negatives of ANC representatives in Canberra speaking to free Nelson Mandela and end apartheid; Bicentennial Aboriginal demonstrations, Parliament House, Canberra; W.I.L.P.F. Conference, University of Canberra; opening of the Conflict Resolution Service, Acton, Canberra; and, supporters of a Nuclear Free Independent Pacific, speaking in Canberra (1 folder, 1 packet).

Biography/History

Peace activist and feminist. Meredith Stokes has been associated with the women's movement and various organisations and fora of nonviolence activists over many years. She served as a committee member of the Women and Development Network of Australia, ACT Branch. Stokes has also been involved in broadcasts for the Canberra community radio station 2XX.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9486, MS Acc10.127.

Some photocopies.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9486 
Subjects Stokes, Meredith, 1940- -- Archives.  |  Women's Electoral Lobby (Australia)  |  Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.  |  Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre.  |  Women for Survival (Australia)  |  Feminists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Protest movements -- Australia.  |  Peace movements -- Australia.  |  Women and peace -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.  |  Timor-Leste -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements.
Time Coverage 1970-1997 
Occupation Women's rights activists.  |  Feminists.  |  Oral history interviewers.
Terms of Use Copying of Meredith Stokes' copyright material permitted for research purposes. 
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500 |aManuscript reference no.: MS 9486, MS Acc10.127.
500 |aSome photocopies.
506 |aAvailable for research. Not for loan.
520 |aThe MS 9486 collection consists principally of secondary material on a wide range of issues relating to women, human rights and the environment. It includes some correspondence, circular letters, newsheets, articles and speeches, conference documents, printed ephemera, newspaper cuttings and miscellaneous journals. There are a few pages of notes written by Meredith Stokes on different topics, and two published poems and the draft of an article by her also.
520 |aThe activities and publications of several organisations are documented in the collection. They include the Women's Electoral Lobby, Canberra and South East Region Environment Centre, Canberra Programme for Peace, Canberra Women for Survival, Registry of Women Artists, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Australian Section) and the Committees in Solidarity with Central America and the Caribbean (13 boxes, 17 fol. items).
520 |aThe Acc10.127 instalment comprises a small group of photographs, slides and negatives documenting Stokes' participation in events relating to political, environmental and human rights issues. Included are photographs and slides of the Kanak Independence Protest, French Embassy, Canberra; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Conference, University of Canberra; East Timor Rally, Canberra; Anti-Apartheid Rally, South African Embassy, Canberra; Pine Gap Peace Rally, Alice Springs; and the Anti-Nuclear and Nuclear-Free Pacific Conference, Fiji. There are black and white negatives of ANC representatives in Canberra speaking to free Nelson Mandela and end apartheid; Bicentennial Aboriginal demonstrations, Parliament House, Canberra; W.I.L.P.F. Conference, University of Canberra; opening of the Conflict Resolution Service, Acton, Canberra; and, supporters of a Nuclear Free Independent Pacific, speaking in Canberra (1 folder, 1 packet).
540 |aCopying of Meredith Stokes' copyright material permitted for research purposes.
545 0 |aPeace activist and feminist. Meredith Stokes has been associated with the women's movement and various organisations and fora of nonviolence activists over many years. She served as a committee member of the Women and Development Network of Australia, ACT Branch. Stokes has also been involved in broadcasts for the Canberra community radio station 2XX.
555 8 |aFinding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms9486
600 1 0 |aStokes, Meredith,|d1940-|vArchives.
610 2 0 |aWomen's Electoral Lobby (Australia)
610 2 0 |aWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom.
610 2 0 |aCanberra and South East Region Environment Centre.
610 2 0 |aWomen for Survival (Australia)
650 0 |aFeminists|zAustralia|vArchives.
650 0 |aProtest movements|zAustralia.
650 0 |aPeace movements|zAustralia.
650 0 |aWomen and peace|zAustralia.
650 0 |aAboriginal Australians|xPolitics and government.
651 0 |aTimor-Leste|xHistory|xAutonomy and independence movements.
656 7 |aWomen's rights activists.|2local
656 7 |aFeminists.|2lcsh
656 7 |aOral history interviewers.|2local
856 4 2 |zFinding aid at National Library of Australia|uhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-341325573/findingaid
920 |aPriority 3
953 |aManuscripts subject term: Society and Culture
953 |aManuscripts subject term: Women's Rights
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