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Papers of Sir Harold White, 1946-1990 [manuscript]
Bib ID 233595
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
White, Harold Leslie, Sir, 1905-1992
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1946-1990] 
2.88 m. (7 boxes) + 1 medium fol. box + 1 elephant folio. 
Summary

MS 3665 comprises a miscellaneous assortment of printed items, including invitation and name cards; roneoed and manuscript notes, travel brochures from Harold White's trips to Japan and the United States; and, roneoed and printed material on libraries and related subjects. There are typed drafts of papers and notes relating to the National Library and Parliamentary Library; news clippings and notes of miscellaneous nature; photocopies of typed notes on the National Library and the law collection; article titled "Canberra"; and, notes for Bathurst visit. Also included are journal articles, "The support given to scholarship by Australian publishing houses" by J.A. Ferguson, and "The future of the archival profession" by T.R. Schellenberg.

The collection also includes lists of names, and biographical notes on J.A. Ferguson and Prem Purachatra; correspondence relating to copyright law, audio archives and Vera Sauran; photograph of all National Library of Australia staff on the Library front steps at White's farewell, 1970; two reels of 16 mm. film that include footage of the National Library of Australia opening ceremony, an interview with National Librarian, Harold White, and the National Library building under construction; and, material relating to White's 85th birthday lunch (7 boxes, 1 fol. package, 1 elephant folio).

Biography/History

Librarian. Harold Leslie White was joint Commonwealth National Librarian and Commonwealth Parliamentary Librarian, 1947-1960, and the National Library of Australia's Director-General from 1960 until 1970.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 3665.

Some photocopies.

Associated materials: Papers of Sir Harold White, 1962-1976 MS 2899.

Associated materials: Papers of Sir Harold White and Lady Elizabeth White, 1911-1992 MS 7599.

Related Material Harold White speaks with Sue Hayes for the A.B.C. program "Spotlight"; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 113.  Personal reminiscences of Sir Harold White, former National Librarian; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2261. 
Subjects White, Harold Leslie, Sir, 1905-1992 -- Archives.  |  National Library of Australia -- Officials and employees -- Archives.  |  National Library of Australia -- History.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  National librarians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Public officers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Legislative libraries -- Australia.  |  National libraries -- Australia.
Time Coverage 1946-1990 
Occupation Librarians.  |  Public officers.

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