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Papers of Hugh Stretton, 1942-2014 (bulk 1990-2007) [manuscript]
Bib ID 4925322
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Stretton, Hugh, 1924-2015
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1942-2014] 
3.45 m. (20 boxes) + 1 medium folio box + 2 folders. 
Summary

The MS Acc09.193 consignment comprises typescripts of articles, seminars and conference papers, addresses and other writings; correspondence with colleagues and friends (often with copies of their papers) and with some institutions (mainly trusts); biographical material (mainly in relation to academic positions and publications); copies of references prepared for colleagues and (former) students; some student and early teaching notes; and a small quantity of material relating to Stretton's long association with the South Australian Housing Trust. The series of Stretton's writings from 1946 is comprehensive, but apart from these and some early student essays and teaching notes the papers mostly relate to the later years of Stretton's career and public life. Correspondents include Bettina Cass, H.C. Coombs, David Donnison, Sol Encel, James Friguglietti, Israel Getzler, Barry Hill, Ken Inglis, Derry Jeffares, John Langmore, Lionel Orchard, Allan Patience, Mark Peel, Martin Rein, Paul Streeton, Ivan Szelenyi, Don Watson and Michael Young (20 boxes, 1 medium folio box).

The MS Acc16.053 consignment comprises a letter of Peter Munz from 1972, a reprint of Munz's essay 'History and theory: Studies in the Philosophy of History' (1971), along with letters of Richard Kennedy from 1997-1998 and a reprint of Kennedy's book "Australian Welfare History: Critical Essays" (1982) (1 folder).

The MS Acc19.001 consignment comprises correspondence to Pat Stretton concerning her husband Hugh, along with poetry, autobiographical writings and postcards from philosopher Jack Smart and Inga Clendinnen (1 folder).

Biography/History

Historian, economist, social scientist and influential public intellectual. Hugh Stretton was born in Melbourne in 1924, and educated at Beaumaris State School, Mentone Grammar and Scotch College. He studied law and classics at the University of Melbourne (interrupted by military service), history at Oxford University (M.A. 1948) and political science at Princeton as a visiting fellow. Hugh Stretton was appointed a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, in 1948, and taught at Oxford between 1948 and 1954. Stretton's other appointments include Emeritus Professor of History, University of Adelaide; visiting research fellow in Economics, University of Adelaide; Deputy Chairman of the South Australian Housing Trust; and Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities.

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Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc09.193, MS Acc16.053, MS Acc19.001.

Related Material Interview with Emeritus Professor Hugh Stretton, historian and social scientist; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 4895. 
Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Hugh Stretton. 
Subjects Stretton, Hugh, 1924-2015 -- Archives.  |  College teachers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Economists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Social scientists -- Australia -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1942-2014 
Occupation Academics.  |  Historians.  |  Economists.  |  Social scientists.

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