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Papers of Donald Ian McDonald, 1956-1991 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2618617
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
McDonald, D. I. (Donald Ian)
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1956-1991] 
3.92 m. 28 boxes + 1 folio item 
Summary

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ;

The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, research material, minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other printed material. The collection documents McDonald's involvement with the "Australian Dictionary of Biography", Royal Australian Historical Society, Canberra and District Historical Society, ACT Sites and Buildings Committee and Canberra Oral History Project. The files reflect McDonald's meticulous and extensive study of many aspects of Australian history, particularly colonial architecture and the development of mental health services. There are papers relating to his writings on James Barnet, William Wilkinson Wardell and Frederic Norton Manning, together with his history of the shire of Harden in NSW and his unpublished administrative history "Your obedient servants : a history of the Commonwealth Public Service, 1901-1910".

The major correspondents are Peter Alsop, John Bennett, Ken Cable, Christopher Cunneen, R.L. Edenborough, J.M. Freeland, H.C. Harper, Marsden Hordern, Peter Hughes, Ken Inglis, John Keaney, Hazel King, Errol Lea-Scarlett, R.A. Littlejohn, T.J. Linane, Peter Martin, Bede Nairn, Patrick O'Farrell, Douglas Pike, Bruce Pratt, Salvatore Restifa, Alan Roberts, Geoffrey Serle, Russel Ward, Teresa Wardell and Stephen Welsh. This collection includes 14 computer discs.

Biography/History

Historian and author. Member, Royal Australian Historical Society from 1953; contributor, "Australian Dictionary of Biography" from 1966; Honorary Fellow, RAHS, 1972; President, Canberra and District Historical Society, 1969-71, Honorary Life Member, 1974; editor, "Canberra Historical Journal", 1966-71, co-editor, 1974-75, review editor, 1988-90; "Australian Dictionary of Biography" Commonwealth Working Party, 1989-90.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : MS 5147.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available online. 
Subjects McDonald, D. I. (Donald Ian) -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1956-1991 
Occupation Historians.

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