Papers of Dymphna Clark, circa 1930-2000 [manuscript]
- Bib ID:
- Clark, Dymphna, 1916-2000
- Related Online Resources:
- Finding aid at National Library of Australia
- Access Conditions:
- Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan.
- [ca. 1930-2000]
- 7.82 m. (44 boxes) + 2 packets + 1 map folio + 2 folders.
The papers in MS 9873 include correspondence and newspaper cuttings, reviews, manuscripts and typescripts of Dymphna Clark's translations and other publications including Charles von Hügel's New Holland journals, and Speaking out of turn: lectures and speeches, 1940-1991; articles, lectures and talks, research material, cards, conference papers, university transcripts, oral history transcriptions, posters, printed ephemera and papers relating to Dymphna's work on the Aboriginal Treaty Committee. There are also extensive papers dealing with Manning Clark: his death and funeral, the Manning Clark controversies of the 1990s, and articles and reviews written by or about Manning (40 boxes, 1 map folio).
The Acc08.045 instalment comprises two letters written by Dymphna Clark, 1989 and 1996 (1 packet).
The Acc08.051 instalment comprises a letter written by Dymphna Clark to her daughter Katerina dated 13 April, 1989 (1 packet).
The Acc11.009 instalment comprises a letter from Dymphna Clark to Katerina Clark, 18 April, 2000, together with a program for the "Australia and Timor" symposium, presented by Manning Clark House in association with the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies (Canberra), and held at Parliament House on 5 May, 2000 (1 folder).
The Acc11.088 instalment comprises correspondence of Manning and Dymphna Clark. Included are their letters to each other over a number of years, 1937-1989, several letters to them from their children, a number of letters between Dymphna and her mother (mostly in Dutch), and several letters from friends (some in German). There is also an album of early black and white photographs of scenes of Melbourne and Tasmania, together with several unidentified family photographs and a small group of papers relating to Manning Clark, including contracts pertaining to the History of Australia (3 boxes).
The Acc11.097 instalment comprises photographs of family and friends of Dymphna and Manning Clark. These early black and white photographs include images of Manning Clark in sporting teams while a university student, together with a large group of colour photographs dating from the 1970s-1990s (1 box).
The Acc13.182 instalment comprises 1 letter written by Dymphna Clark to Joan & Alan Jones dated 20 July 1970, writing about the Clark's holiday house 'Ness' on the south coast of New South Wales & doing research work for her husband at the National Library of Australia (1 folder).
Translator, linguist and wife of prominent historian, Manning Clark. Hilma Dymphna Clark undertook a number of translations from German, including von Hügel's New Holland journals, and played an active role in community organisations such as the Aboriginal Treaty Committee and in support of environmental programs. After Manning's death she was a staunch supporter of his work and reputation, particularly in the wake of controversial allegations by Peter Ryan and The courier mail in the 1990s.
- Manuscript reference no.: MS 9873, MS Acc08.045, MS Acc08.051, MS Acc11.009, MS Acc11.088, MS Acc11.097, MS Acc13.182.
- Associated materials: Papers of Manning Clark, 1907-1992 MS 7550, MS Acc03.178.
- Some items in Dutch and German.
- Related Material:
- Interview with Manning Clark and Dymphna Clark for the Aboriginal Treaty Committee on mining in Noonkanbah, W.A. : a Radio Station 2XX broadcast; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 800/3.
- Dymphna Clark interviewed by Heather Rusden and Elizabeth Cham; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2597.
- Dymphna Clark interviewed by Heather Rusden; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3548.
- Index/Finding Aid Note:
- Finding aid available online.
- Clark, Dymphna, 1916-2000 -- Archives
- Clark, Dymphna, 1916-2000 -- Correspondence
- Clark, Manning, 1915-1991 -- Correspondence
- Clark, Manning, 1915-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation
- Clark, Katerina, 1941- -- Correspondence
- Hügel, Carl, Freiherr von, 1795-1870 -- Diaries
- Translators -- Australia -- Archives
- Women translators -- Australia -- Archives
- Historians' spouses -- Australia -- Archives
- Community activists -- Australia -- Archives
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