MS 5139
Papers of Meredith Hinchliffe



Scope and Content Note

  • Papers
  • 1957-81
  • 1.54 metres (11 boxes)
  • Available for reference

    This collection was donated by Meredith Hinchliffe, a member of the Women's Electoral Lobby and other feminist organisations, in October 1982. The papers comprise correspondence, newsletters, reports, submissions, conference papers, speeches, press releases and bumper stickers relating to her involvement with the Women's Electoral Lobby; subject files on various women's issues; newsletters from other women's organisations; publications; press clippings and articles on women's issues.

    Other material relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby held by the National Library include:

    Series List

    1. Women's Electoral Lobby (WEL), 1972-81
    2. Subject Files, 1961-77
    3. Reports and Discussion Papers, 1970-74
    4. Conventions and Conferences, 1973-77
    5. Publications, 1967-79
    6. Articles on Women's Issues, 1957-78
    7. Newspaper Clippings, 1972-75
    8. Miscellaneous, 1972-77

    Series Description

    Series 1 - Women's Electoral Lobby, 1972-81

    This series contains correspondence, newsletters, reports, submissions, conference papers, speeches, press releases, bumper stickers and policy statement relating to the Women's Electoral Lobby. Included also are some newsletters from other women's organisations such as Women's Union Committee, Women in Management, and Women and Work. The major correspondents include A.A. Street (Minister of Employment and Industrial Relations), James McClelland (Minister of Labor and Immigration), Shirley Sampson (Monash University), Clare Dunne, Fae Ray, Ita Buttrose (Editor of Cleo), and Enid Prendergast.

    Folders

    1-3      Correspondence: 1972-77
    4-5      WEL newsletters: NSW, 1974-75
    6        WEL newsletters; Newcastle, TAS, VIC (1973)
    7-10     WEL newsletters: ACT, 1973-81
    11       Other women's organisations newsletters: 1977-79
    12       Reports: 1973-74
    13       Conferences: 1973-74
    14-17    Submissions: 1973-77
    17       Press releases and speeches: 1973-75
    18-21    Various papers marked 'WEL': 1972-77
    22       Bumper stickers and publication (nd)
    

    Series 2 Subject Files, 1961-77

    Subject files containing reports, meeting minutes, circular letters, press releases, press clippings, discussion papers and photocopies of publications.

    Folders

    1. Women's Forum: 1961-74
    2. Maternity leave: 1973-77
    3. Feminist articles: 1970-73
    4. Anti-Discrimination: (nd)
    5. Women in Public Service: 1972-75
    6. Affirmative action (nd)
    7. Australian Institute of Criminology: 1973-75

    Series 3 - Reports and Discussion Papers, 1970-74

    Titles included in this series are: 'A View of My Own', 'The Tyranny of Structurelessness', 'Women in their Thirties', 'Alcoholism amongst Women', 'The Second Sex' and 'The Haves and the Have-Nots'. The authors and compilers include: Office of Public Service Board, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Professor John Niland, Mary Gibbs (trade unionist), South Australian Committee on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation, and Sydney University Extension Board. There are also two reports written by Meredith Hinchliffe.
    (7 folders)

    Series 4 - Conventions and Conferences, 1973-77

    Papers, speeches and participant lists relating to the Young Women's Christian Association Convention, 1973; the Duke of Edinburgh Study Conference, 1974; International Women's Year Women and Politics Conference, 1975; World Conference of the International Women's Year, 1975; and NSW Labor Women's Conference, 1977.
    (4 folders)

    Series 5 - Publications, 1967-79

    This series includes publications from various women's organisations. Titles include Women in the Work Force, Women's Bureau, Hecate and Refactory Girl.
    (3 boxes)

    Series 6 - Articles of Women's Issues, 1957-78

    Articles and photocopies of articles from journals and other publications on various women's issues.
    (5 folders)

    Series 7 - Press Clippings, 1972-75

    Press clipping from magazines and newspapers relating to women's issues.
    (4 folders)

    Series 8 - Miscellaneous, 1972-77

    Folders

    1    Newsletters, membership list, reports and workshop papers relating to Jumbunna, the 
         support group for women in management roles: 1976-79.
    2    Discussion papers, brochures and statistical reports relating to Working Women's 
         Centre: 1975-76.
    3    Papers relating to Royal Commission in the Public Service of South Australia and 
         Australian Government Women in Government Employment: 1975.
    4-6  Questionnaires, reading lists, parts of discussion papers, dramas, songs, and 
         press releases: 1972-77
    

    Box List

    Box     Series     Folder
    1       1          1-8
    2       1          9-15
    3       1          16-22
    4       2          1-7
    5       3          1-7
    6       4          1-4
    7       5          1
    8       5          2
    9       5          3
    10      6          1-5
    10      7          1-2
    11      7          3-4
    11      8          1-6
    
    Guide prepared November 1994. Last revised 4 April 1997.