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Papers of Elizabeth Reid 1963-1981 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2057202
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Reid, Elizabeth, 1942-
 
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Description 1963-1981 
15.12 m. (108 boxes) 
Summary

The bulk of the papers document Reid's period as Special Advisor on Women's Affairs and activities associated with International Women's Year (1975). They include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, office files, academic and conference papers, articles, press releases, press cuttings and publications.

Biography/History

Elizabeth Reid, a public servant and academic, came to prominence when Gough Whitlam appointed her as his Special Advisor on Women's Affairs. She held this post from 1973 to 1975, during which time she coordinated Australia's contribution to the commemoration of the United Nations Decade for Women (1976-1985) and International Women's Year (1975).

She led the Australian delegation to the World Conference for International Women's Year, Mexico, June 1975. She subsequently managed the UN Asian and Pacific Centre for Women and Development in Tehran, Iran (1977-1979) and was Principal Officer, Secretariat, for the 1980 UN World Conference of the Decade for Women, New York. Since 1980 she has worked as a consultant and has been involved with numerous United Nations organisations concerned with development programs and HIV/AIDS.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9262

Subjects Reid, Elizabeth, 1942- -- Archives.  |  Political activists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  International Women's Year, 1975.  |  International Women's Decade, 1976-1985.  |  Women's rights -- Congresses.  |  Feminism.
Occupation Feminists.  |  Public servants  |  Academics.

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