MS 5243
Papers of Leslie Finlay Crisp



Summary

Creator: Crisp, Leslie Finlay

Title: Papers of Leslie Finlay Crisp

Date range: 1878-1984

Reference number: MS 5243

Extent: 20.8 m (140 boxes + 2 folio)


Administrative Information

Access

Available for reference

Provenance

The papers were received by the Library from Mrs Helen Crisp in several instalments in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1986 and 1988. The papers purchased in 1985 make up the bulk of the collection. At this time Crisp’s extensive personal book library was also donated to the Library under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme.


Scope and Content Note

The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, journal articles, lectures, leaflets, manuscripts, memoranda, minutes, notes, newscuttings, reports, conference papers, speeches, talks, photographs, postcards, posters, menus and other ephemera. They document Crisp’s long career as a public servant, an academic and a writer and his participation with a number of organisations and government bodies. The bulk of the papers consists of subject files covering a wide range of topics which Crisp had meticulously maintained and added to over the years. Other papers relate to his early career with the Commonwealth Public Service, his academic years at the Canberra University College, the Australian National University, the Australian Labor Party and the Commonwealth Banking Corporation.

The correspondents include Des Ball, W. Macmahon Ball, Kim Beazley Snr., Brian Beddie, Herbert Burton, Gerald Caiden, Sir John Crawford, Lionel Godfrey, Hartley Grattan, Gordon Greenwood, Sir Paul Hasluck, Colin Hughes, Harry Keen, John La Nauze, Henry Mayer, Louise Overacker, Gordon Reid, Clinton Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Stuart Sayers and Richard Spann.

Organisation

The various instalments have been amalgamated and arranged into tweny one series. Where possible the original arrangement of the papers and file titles has been preserved. The major exception occurs in Series 20. The subject files containing material relating to Australia have been re-organised into subject categories. Within each category they have been listed alphabetically under the file titles assigned to them by Crisp.

Related materials

The Library also holds the L. F. Crisp Collection of printed materials and a table donated by Crisp which was used during meetings of the first Federal Cabinet. At November 2001 the table was located in a staff work area.

Papers of his wife, Helen Crisp, are held at MS 7593. An interview with her is held in the Oral History Collection at TRC 1170.


Biographical Note

Leslie Finlay Crisp was born in Sandringham, Victoria in 1917. He attended Black Rock State School (1924-28) and Caulfield Grammar School (1929). When he was twelve the family moved to Adelaide and he completed his studies at St Peter’s College (1930-34).

Crisp attended Adelaide University from 1935 to 1938 and gained his Bachelor of Arts Degree with first class honours in Political Science and History. During this period he met his wife, Helen, and together they helped form the National Union of Australian University Students. He was already active in politics and a regular Workers’ Education Association (WEA) lecturer in and around Adelaide.

He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1938 and commenced studies at Balliol College, Oxford in 1939. In 1940 the war interrupted his studies and he returned to Australia and joined the Commonwealth Public Service. He returned to Oxford after the war, completing his BA and MA in 1947-48.

In 1940 Crisp began working for the Australian Shortwave Broadcasting Service in Melbourne. In 1941 he moved to the Department of Labour and National Service and in 1942 transferred to the Department of Post-War Reconstruction. In 1945 he was a member of an Australian delegation which attended the United Nations Conference on International Organisation in San Francisco. In 1949 he was appointed Director-General and stayed in this position until his resignation in 1950.

In 1949 Crisp was appointed Head of Political Science at the Canberra University College and took up the appointment in 1950. In October 1960 the Canberra University College merged with the Australian National University. The departments of Canberra University College formed the new School of General Studies. Crisp retained his postion within the new School.

During his long academic career, Crisp taught courses in Australian, American, British, Russian and German government and politics and some areas and aspects of political theory. In 1970 he vacated the Headship to concentrate on teaching, a role he enjoyed much more than being an adminstrator. On his retirement in 1977 he became Emeritus Professor and later Visiting Fellow within the Department of Political Science.

Crisp was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in 1974. He was appointed Chairman in 1975 and served in this position until his death in 1984. He served on various other committees including the Prime Minister’s Committee on the Future of the National Library, the Committee of Inquiry on the Integration of Data Systems and the Board of the Canberra Community Hospital.

Leslie Finlay Crisp, widely known as ‘Fin’, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Canberra in December 1984.

Publications

The parliamentary government of the Commonwealth of Australia, Melbourne, Longmans, 1949

Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-54, (compiled with S. P. Bennett), Canberra, roneoed, 1954

The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-1951, London, Longmans, 1955

Ben Chifley: a biography, London, Longmans, 1960

Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965

Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list, (compiled with B. Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1971

Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1972

Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-75, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1975

George Houston Reid: federation father; federal failure, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1979

The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1979

George Richard Dibbs, 1834-1904: Premier of New South Wales; prophet of unification, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1980

Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1980

Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-81, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1981

The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1981

Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, L. F. Crisp, 1984


Series List

Series Title

1 Correspondence, 1940-84

2 Diaries, 1934-84

3 Early life, 1932-79

4 Published works, 1954-81

5 Ben Chifley: a biography, 1927-84

6 Federation monographs, 1979-84

7 Other writings, 1950-81

8 Book reviews, 1958-81

9 Addresses, lectures, talks, speeches, 1941-77

10 Conferences, seminars, 1959-74

11 Speeches written for others, 1944-49

12 Department of Post-War Reconstruction, 1941-50

13 Australian National University, 1945-84

14 Commonwealth Banking Corporation, 1968-84

15 Australian Labor Party, 1891-1984

16 Australian Capital Territory election campaigns, 1940-70

17 Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1957-72

18 Commonwealth Public Service Board, 1968-72

19 Australian Political Studies Association, 1980-83

20 Subject files, 1878-1984

21 Other papers, 1901-74

22 Theses by others, 1919-74


Series Description

Series 1. Correspondence, 1940-84

This series consists of both personal and professional correspondence of a wide-ranging nature. The majority of the correspondence relates to Crisp’s academic years and includes material relating to administrative matters, comments on courses, letters from students, invitations to speak at conferences and other functions. Many of Crisp’s work colleagues were also personal friends and their correspondence also includes personal news about family and mutual friends, academic issues and comments on the political situation both in Australia and overseas. Other correspondence is with publishers in relation to his writings, politicians, public servants, libraries and other research institutions and the many people with whom he came into contact while pursuing other interests.

The correspondents include Des Ball, W. Macmahon Ball, Kim Beazley, Brian Beddie, Herbert Burton, Gerald Caiden, Sir John Crawford, Lionel Godfrey, Hartley Grattan, Gordon Greenwood, Sir Paul Hasluck, Colin Hughes, Harry Keen, John La Nauze, Henry Mayer, Louise Overacker, Gordon Reid, Clinton Rossiter, Peter Ryan, Stuart Sayers and Richard Spann.

The correspondence has been arranged into four sequences. The correspondence in folders 1-12 was originally housed in box files. The papers have been removed from the box files and placed into folders. The correspondence in folders 13-20 was housed in Crisp’s office at the Australian National University. Folders 21-28 contain correspondence on a specific subject. Finally, folder 29 contains letters which were removed from books belonging to Crisp. The books have been transferred to the Library’s main collection.

Within the four sequences the original arrangement of the material within files has been retained and they have been arranged in chronological order. This has resulted in a high degree of overlap in the date ranges of the files.

Folder

1 Correspondence, 1940-49

2-3 Correspondence, 1948-79, mainly with Longmans (later Longman Cheshire), including royalty payments, 1949-65 and book reviews, 1949-55

4 Correspondence, 1949-60

5 Correspondence, 1960-77

6 Correspondence, 1961-68

7 Correspondence, 1969-72

8-9 Correspondence, 1973-76

10 Correspondence, 1973-83

11 Correspondence, 1975-79

12 Correspondence, 1980-84

13 Correspondence, 1977

14 Correspondence, 1978

15 Correspondence, 1979

16 Correspondence, 1980

17 Correspondence, 1981

18 Correspondence, 1982

19 Correspondence, 1983

20 Correspondence, 1984

21 Correspondence, 1960-84, relating to publications, manuscripts, book reviews and general publishing matters Correspondence, March-December 1964. The file consists of letters sent home by Crisp to his secretary, Mrs Evans, while on an overseas trip. The letters have been typed and circulated to staff at the University

23 Correspondence with the editor of the Australian Financial Review, 1968

24 Correspondence, January-February 1967. The file consists of letters sent home by Crisp to his secretary, Mrs Evans while on a study trip to West Germany. The letters have been typed and circulated to staff at the University

25 Correspondence, 1974-75, with members of the public and the Department of Education relating to the teaching of the English language

26 Correspondence, 1977, with A. Staley, Minister for the Australian Capital Territory, relating to traffic problems in Stonehaven Crescent, Deakin

27 Correspondence, 1978-79, with Longman Cheshire and Hale and Iremonger relating to the re-publishing of The Australian Federal Labour Party 1901-50

28 Correspondence, 1981-82, and notes relating to the Parliamentary Bicentenary Publications Project

29 Correspondence, 1950-84, which was removed from books belonging to Crisp before being transferred to the Library’s main collection

Series 2. Diaries, 1934-84

This series consists of 21 pocket diaries kept in 1934-39, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1964 and 1975-84. They record mainly appointments, birthdays, functions and special events along with names and addresses. The diary for 1945 is more detailed. It covers the period 12 March – 30 June when Crisp attended the San Francisco Conference and contains a brief daily summary of expenses and events.

Folder

1 Diaries, 1934-39

2 Diaries, 1940 (2), 1943, 1945 and 1964

3 Diaries, 1975-78

4 Diaries, 1979-81

5 Diaries, 1982-84

Series 3. Early life, 1932-79

Crisp attended Adelaide University from 1935 to 1938 and gained his Bachelor of Arts Degree with first class honours in Political Science and History. While at Adelaide University he was strongly involved with student politics and helped form the National Union of Australian University Students. In 1938 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and he commenced studies at Balliol College, Oxford in 1939.

In 1940 the war interrupted his studies and he returned to Australia and joined the Commonwealth Public Service. He returned to Oxford after the war, completing his BA and MA in 1947-48.

This series consists of correspondence, conference papers, course notes, debating notes, essays, newscuttings, dinner menus, photographs, programs and miscellaneous ephemera relating to his studies at Adelaide University and then at Oxford.

Folder

1 Correspondence, notes, newscuttings, school lists, dinner menus and other material relating to Crisp’s studies at Adelaide University, 1932-39. Crisp has also placed newscuttings and correspondence generated at a later date (1950-79) and relating to the University on this file

2 University of Adelaide: Ancient History notes, 1934

3-4 University of Adelaide: Modern History notes, 1934

5-6 Bound copies of An economic history of Australia by Edward Shann and The work, wealth and happiness of mankind by H. G. Wells which were awarded to Crisp as prizes in 1934

7 Three essays: ‘Liberalism and socialism, 1800-1850’, ‘The French Revolution with particular reference to socialist aims and achievements’ and ‘John Gray: a lecture on human happiness’, 1936-37

8 Conference of the Governing Student Bodies of the Six Australian Universities, Adelaide, 15-19 February, 1937: proceedings

9 ‘The British Empire and the Commonwealth’, 4th Year Honours Seminar at the University of Adelaide, 1938: papers and notes

10 National Union of Australian University Students First Council Meeting and Conference, University of Sydney, 17-24 January, 1938: proceedings. A photograph of delegates attending the meeting can be found in Series 21, folder 20

11-12 Correspondence, debating notes, newscuttings, notes, postcards, photographs, programs and other ephemera relating to Crisp’s studies at Oxford, 1938-54. The file also includes some later correspondence with acquaintances from Oxford, 1958-76

Series 4. Published works, 1954-81

Crisp is best known for his work entitled The parliamentary government of the Commonwealth of Australia which was published in 1949. After several editions and revisions the name was shortened and changed to Australian national government in 1965. This new title has also been revised and reprinted several times. It remains a standard textbook in universities and colleges today.

In 1954 Crisp published his first work on Labor Party personnel and the following year his history of the Australian Labor Party. In later years, when he had more time to devote to writing he self-published a volume on Peter Heydon.

This series consists of correspondence, notes, drafts, transcripts, revisions and copies of various publications by Crisp.

Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-54, (compiled with S. P. Bennett), Canberra, roneoed, 1954

Folder

1-2 Working copy with correspondence, notes and newscuttings, 1950-77

3 Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-1954

The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-1951, London, Longmans, 1955

Folder

4 Transcript, 1953

5 Reviews of The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-51 (1955-56)

Australian national government, Croydon, Longmans, 1965

Folder

6 Correspondence, 1973-74 and revisions for the publication of the third edition in 1973

7 Correspondence, 1975-77 and revisions for the 1975 revised reprint (red cover)

8 Changes for 1975 revised reprint (blue cover)

9 Copy of the 1975 revised reprint with interleaved typescript amendments

10 Typescript revisions and index for the fourth edition in 1978 prepared in 1977. However, a letter accompanying the material indicates that the proofs Crisp received from the publisher cites them as ‘Reprinted with revisions 1977’

11 Correspondence, 1977-82, relating to the fourth edition published in 1978

12 Correspondence, 1982-83 and revisions for the fifth edition published in 1982

13-15 Undated drafts and revisions

16-24 Two copies of The parliamentary government of the Commonwealth of Australia (1949 and 1961) and seven copies of Australian national government (1965-78) with amendments

Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list, (compiled with B. Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1971

Folder

25 Correspondence, 1971-72 and working notes relating to the publication

26 Copy of Melbourne Punch profiles 1904-1929: a chronological list

Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends, Canberra, privately published, 1972

Folder

27 Correspondence and notes relating to the publication, 1961-72

28 Completed questionnaires which were filled out by ex-work colleagues of Heydon in the Department of Foreign Affairs, 1971-72

29 Completed questionnaires which were filled out by ex-work colleagues of Heydon in the Department of Immigration, 1971-72

30 Congratulatory letters received by Crisp after the publication of the book, 1972-73

31 Draft transcript and galley proofs with corrections

32 Copy of Peter Richard Heydon, 1913-1971: a tribute from his friends

Australian Labour Party: federal personnel 1901-75, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1975

Folder

33 Working copy with correspondence, notes and newscuttings, 1975-81

34 Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal personnel, 1901-1975

Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-81, (compiled with Barbara Atkinson), Canberra, roneoed, 1981

Folder

35 Working copy with newscuttings, 1975-81

36 Copy of Australian Labour Party: federal parliamentarians 1901-1981 and correspondence relating to 1975 and 1981 editions

Series 5. Ben Chifley: a biography, 1927-84

Crisp was a great admirer of Ben Chifley having worked under him as a public servant and as a colleague within the Australian Labor Party. After his death in 1951, Crisp was asked by the Executive of the federal Labor Party to write his biography. As part of his research for the book he sent out letters to the major daily newspapers, Chifley’s colleagues and friends asking for information about Chifley. He also undertook detailed research from newspapers and other sources. Ben Chifley: a biography was first published in London by Longmans in 1960 and in Australia in 1961.

This series consists of correspondence, journal articles, newscuttings, notes, leaflets, photographs, reports and research files relating to the publication and miscellaneous material and ephemera relating to Chifley. Correspondence relating to Chifley can also be found in Series 1.

Folder

1 Correspondence generated by Chifley, 1940-51. The file contains copies of letters received by Crisp as a result of his request for information. They consist mainly of carbon copies of official correspondence while others have been retyped by Crisp

2-3 Correspondence, 1951-59, requesting information about Chifley

4 Correspondence, 1952-63, mainly with Longman Cheshire, relating to the publication of the biography and a memorandum of agreement (1961). There are also a number of letters seeking permission to use material in the publication

5 Congratulatory letters, 1961-65, book reviews, 1961-63, and a transcript of an ABC radio program ‘Today’s books’ by R. F. Brissenden featuring Ben Chifley: a biography, 24 September 1961

6 Correspondence, 1965, relating to a proposed ABC television series on Australian prime ministers, including Chifley, an agreement for Crisp to appear on an ABC television program ‘ University of the Air: No 4, twentieth century Chifley era’ (1961) and the text of the program

7 Correspondence, 1978, and notes relating to the writing of a brochure on Chifley for visitors to Chifley’s house in Bathurst. The file also contains copies of the completed brochure

8 Correspondence, 1979-84, seeking information about Chifley

9 Early typescript drafts of early chapters

10 Galley proofs of illustrations

11 Criticisms and comment on the draft

12 Research files: early years to 1940

13 Research files: 1927-1951 and a list of Cabinet submissions by Chifley, 1941-45

14 Research files: 1931-1949

15 Research files: 1936-45

16 Research files: 1945-1949

17 Research files: 1950-51

18 Research files: Chifley and the Communist Party Dissolution Bill, 1950

19 Research files: obituary notices, newscuttings and biographical articles, 1951-59, and commemorative brochures, 1971

20 Transcripts of weekly broadcasts: ‘Report to the nation’ – No’s 1-62, 12 September 1948-13 November 1949 ( missing No’s 21, 42, 46, 47, 55, 58)

21 Copy of The light on the hill, published by the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Labor Party as a tribute to Chifley, 1951

22 Souvenir booklets of the Bathurst District Band and St Stephens Church, Bathurst (n.d.)

23-24 Two framed portraits of Chifley

25 Holy Bible on which Chifley took the oath when he was sworn in as Prime Minister on 13 July 1945

26 Photographs of Chifley including portrait shots and aspects of political life. The majority of them have been taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau. The file also contains a small number of newscuttings on Chifley and political cartoons

27 Photographs of Chifley’s funeral taken by the Australian News and Information Bureau of the Department of the Interior

Series 6. Federation monographs, 1979-84

After vacating his position as Head of the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University in 1970 Crisp was able to devote more time to his writings. This series consists of six monographs by Crisp on notable politicians of the federation period whom he greatly admired. The monographs have all been self published by Crisp.

The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901, Canberra, 1979

Folder

1 Manuscript and typed drafts with corrections

2 Galley proofs

3 Copy of The later Australian Federation Movement, 1883-1901

George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure, Canberra, 1979

Folder

4 Galley proofs

5 Correspondence, notes and newscuttings on George Reid, 1895-1963

6 Copy of George Houston Reid: federation father, federal failure

George Richard Dibbs 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification, Canberra, 1980

Folder

7 Manuscript and typed drafts with corrections

8 Galley proofs

9-10 Notes on Dibbs

11 Copy of George Richard Dibbs, 1834-1904: premier of New South Wales, prophet of unification

Federation prophets without honor: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins, Canberra, 1980

Folder

12 Notes on Piddington

13 Notes on Price

14 Notes on Higgins

15 Copy of Federation prophets without honour: A. B. Piddington, Tom Price, H. B. Higgins

The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947, Canberra, 1981

Folder

16-17 Notes, newscuttings and journal articles on Isaacs and draft chapters with corrections

18 Manuscript and typed chapters with corrections

19 Galley proofs

20 Copy of The unrelenting penance of federalist Isaac Isaacs, 1897-1947

Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist, Canberra, 1984

Folder

21-22 Correspondence, notes and newscuttings on Kingston, 1891-1984

23 Draft chapter with corrections

24 Galley proofs

25 Copy of Charles Cameron Kingston, radical federationist

Series 7. Other Writings, 1950-81

This series consists of other works by Crisp including manuscripts, chapters for books, journal articles, papers, reports and submissions to various government enquiries.

Manuscripts

Folder

1 ‘Australian policy making’: edited with an introduction by L. F. Crisp, (n.d.)

Book chapters

Folder

2 ‘Legislative Research Service: the view from Canberra’: chapter for a book entitled The vital adjunct, edited by A. D. Hope, 1971

2 ‘Australia’s conservatisme sans doctrines’: paper prepared for a volume to honour Professor C. Hartley Grattan of the University of Texas, Austin, 1973

3 ‘Our Prime Ministers and the Royal Canberra’: drafts and notes for a chapter in Royal Canberra Golf Club: jubilee history, Canberra, 1977

3 ‘The Labor Party: then and now’: paper for inclusion in a volume entitled Labor essays 1982. The file also includes correspondence, 1981-82, with Gareth Evans, co-editor of the volume

Journal articles

Folder

4 ‘Compulsory voting in Australia’, Parliamentary Affairs, Vol 4, No 1, Winter, 1950

4 ‘Three and four year courses in Political Science’, reprinted from the Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 4, No 1, August 1958

4 ‘The Commonwealth Treasury’s changed role and its organisational consequences’, Public Administration, December, 1961

4 ‘The Australian full employment pledge at San Francisco’, reprinted from Australian Outlook, Vol 19, No 1, April 1965

5 ‘Public administration as a profession: some Australian reflections on Fulton’, Public Administration, Vol 28, No 2/3, June-September, 1969

5 ‘The DLP vote 1958-1969: and after’, Politics, Vol 5, No 11, May, 1970

5 ‘Ramsay Macdonald, James Scullin and Alfred Deakin at Ballarat: imperial standards 1906’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 17, No1, April 1971 (written with Barbara Atkinson)

6 ‘The official for and against referenda cases’, Politics, Vol 9, No 2, November, 1974

6 ‘Remember the literature, comrades!: Labour Party readings, then and now’, Labour History, No 36, May 1979

6 ‘John Medway Day’, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, No 9, 1981

Other

Folder

7 ‘Commonwealth policy co-ordination’: transcript of an article based on a report to the Canberra Regional Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration in 1954

7 Paper entitled ‘History in the schools’, 1954. The file also contains correspondence between Crisp and various colleagues who reviewed the article, 1954-55

7 Evidence offered to the Committee of Inquiry into Commonwealth Public Service Recruitment, 1958

8 ‘The proposal for a Papua-New Guinea University’: paper, May 1963

8 ‘The Honours B.A. and B.Ec. Degree courses at the ANU’: paper written while at Balliol College, Oxford, May 1964

8 ‘Undergraduate tutorials at the ANU in subjects like history, philosophy, politics and economics’: paper written while at Balliol College, Oxford, July 1964

9 Submission to the Canberra College of Advanced Education Enquiry, 1966

9 ‘Some thoughts on aspects of the German political situation, November 1966 - March 1967’: paper written after a five week study tour of West Germany

9 ‘The siting of the permanent Parliament House’, submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee, 1969

10 ‘The House at Question-time: need for reform’: letter to the Canberra Times, 15 September, 1971

10 Submission to the Television Inquiry of the Joint Committee on the broadcasting of Parliamentary proceedings of the Parliament of Australia, July 1973

10 ‘Centenaries of the Australian states’: paper (n.d.)

10 ‘A future for Parliament?’: paper (n.d.)

10 ‘The image of Parliament’: paper (n.d.)

10 ‘More white papers, please’: paper (n.d.)

Series 8. Book reviews, 1958-81

In a curriculum vitae prepared in 1984 and included in his papers Crisp referred to some 180 review articles and reviews published in journals and newspapers including the Age, Australian Book Review, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Canberra Times, Historical Studies, Labour History, Meanjin, Politics and Public Adminstration.

This series consists of two bound folders of reviews. Each folder contains an index to its contents. There is also a folder containing loose duplicate reviews and another folder containing a small number of reviews with associated newscuttings about the author or publication.

Folder

1 Book reviews, 1958-69

2 Book reviews, 1970-81

4 Duplicate book reviews, 1960-81

5 Three miscellaneous reviews, including David Syme: a life, by C. T. Sayers, The turbulent years by J. T. Lang and King O’Malley: the American bounder by A. R. Hoyle. Each review is accompanied by correspondence and newscuttings, 1953-81

Series 9. Addresses, lectures, speeches and talks, 1941-77

This series consists of radio talks, lectures and speeches by Crisp.

Folder

1 Series of radio talks for the Department of Information, Melbourne on the Australian economy, its history and the trade union movement, 1941-45

1 ‘The role of the Australian Cabinet Secretariat’: paper read to the Victorian Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Melbourne, 20 August, 1953

2 ‘Australian democracy in 1967’: endowed lecture for 1967 delivered to the Royal Institute of Public Administration (Queensland Group) at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, 1 September, 1967

2 ‘The changing role of government in society’, speech given at the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Division, Conference Dinner, 14 November, 1977

Series 10. Conferences, seminars, 1959-74

Crisp spoke widely at seminars and conferences including state groups of the Royal Institute of Public Administration and the Commonwealth Public Service Board Seminars for Second and Third Division officers and administrative trainees. Many of these papers were later published in journals such as Public Administration.

Folder

1 ‘Promotion and leadership’: paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Australian Regional Groups, Second Federal Conference, Canberra, 5-6 November, 1959. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 19, No 1, March 1960

1 ‘Central co-ordination of commonwealth policy-making: roles and dilemmas of the Prime Minister’s Department’: paper presented to the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Australian Regional Groups, Ninth Annual Conference, 21-23 November, 1966. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 26, No 1, March 1967

2 ‘Economy and efficiency: the two levels in the Treasury role’: paper presented to the Second Division Seminar on the theme ‘Promotion and efficiency in the Commonwealth Public Service’, Canberra, 17 March 1969

2 ‘Administration in conflict?: the roles of the administrator and the professional’: paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, 1970

3 ‘Specialists and generalists: further Australian reflections on Fulton’: shortened version of a paper presented at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, 1970. Later published in Public Administration, Vol 29, No 3, September 1970

3 ‘The teaching of political sociology in Australia’: paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Association, 12th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, August 1970

3 ‘The implications of present trends in commonwealth/state relations for the Commonwealth Service’: seminar paper, April 1971

3 ‘A properly developed committee system and Australian parliamentary democracy’, notes for an opening contribution to two Public Service Board Seminars held on 12-14 October and 18-19 October, Canberra, 1971

4 ‘Politics and the Commonwealth Public Service’,: paper presented at a ‘Seminar on the politics of bureaucracy’, Canberra, Australian National University, 20 July 1972. Later published in Public Administration Vol 31, No 4, December 1972

5 ‘The growth in commonwealth responsibility for economic management’: paper presented to a Second Division Seminar, June 1972

5 ‘The relationship between the federal and state governments’: paper presented at the Second Australasian Parliamentary Seminar, Parliament House, Canberra, 21 October, 1974

Series 11. Speeches written for others, 1944-49

This series consists of speeches and notes written by Crisp for J. B. Chifley, John Curtin, H. V. Evatt, J. J. Dedman and other government ministers on a wide range of issues relevant to government. Crisp had originally arranged the material alphabetically by subject in binders. The papers have been removed from the binders and placed in folders.

Folder

1-12 Drafts of speeches and notes written for J. J. Dedman and other ministers, including Chifley, 1945-49 (six volumes)

13-16 Drafts of speeches and notes written for Chifley, Curtin and Evatt for the Fourteen Powers Referendum, 1944

Series 12. Department of Post-War Reconstruction, 1941-50

The Department of Post-War Reconstruction was formed in December 1942. Its first minister was J. B. Chifley (December 1942-February 1945). Chifley was succeeded by J. J. Dedman who was minister from February 1945-1949. Crisp joined the Department in 1942 after a short period in the Reconstruction Research Division of the Department of Labour and National Service. In 1945 he was a member of an Australian delegation which attended the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco. While with the department, Crisp wrote many pamphlets and reports which were published anonymously or under the name of Chifley and Dedman. In 1949 he was appointed Director-General and stayed in this position until his resignation in 1950.

This series consists of correspondence, memorandum, notes, lectures, newscuttings, pamphlets, financial statements and reports relating to the Department and its activities.

Folder

1 Notes prepared for the Inter-Departmental Advisory Committee on Reconstruction, 1941

2 Correspondence, 1942-43, relating to the setting up of the department and staffing issues including the transfer of staff from the Department of Labour and National Service

3-4 Various reports relating to the National Works Council and its activities, 1943-49

5 Various pamphlets produced by the Department, 1944-49

6-7 Correspondence, papers, reports, newscuttings and photographs relating to the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco, USA from 25 April - 26 June, 1945

8 ‘Full employment at San Francisco’: paper submitted to Dr Coombs,

6 June, 1945. The paper relates to issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization.

9 Correspondence, newscuttings and notes, 1945-50. The file includes correspondence and newscuttings relating to Crisp’s appointment as Director-General in 1949 and his resignation in 1950

10 Papers on investment and the economy for the Investment and Employment Committee, 1947 and Postwar Finance Papers No 3 and 4 (1943)

11 Miscellaneous minutes and reports, 1947-49

12 Report on the fourth session of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East held at Lapstone, NSW, November 29 - December 11, 1948

13 ‘Staff lectures’: a series of lectures delivered at Assembly Hall, Melbourne, during February, March and April, 1948 to the Division of Industrial Development

14 Department of Post-War Reconstruction: analysis of expenditure, 1948/49 (File number C/07-1)

15 Department of Post-War Reconstruction: analysis of expenditure, 1949/50 (File number C/07-1)

16 Department of Post-War Reconstruction: staff organisation, 1949

17 ‘Memorandum of the work of the Secondary Industries Commission 1943-49’ prepared by the Division of Industrial Development, Department of Post-War Reconstruction, October 1949

18 ‘1949 election campaign notes’ prepared for the Minister for Post-War Reconstruction, the Hon. J. J. Dedman (October 1949)

19 Department of Post-War Reconstruction: estimates of expenditure year ending 30 June 1950

20 ‘War organisation of industry and the Production Executive of Cabinet: first phase – stepping up the war effort’ by J. J. Dedman (n.d.)

21 Notes on the functions and activities of the Department of Post-War Reconstruction (n.d.)

22 ‘History of production executive of Cabinet’ (n.d.)

Series 13. Australian National University, 1945-84

In 1949 Crisp was appointed Head of Political Science at the Canberra University College and took up the appointment in 1950. In October 1960 the Canberra University College merged with the Australian National University. The departments of Canberra University College formed the new School of General Studies. Crisp retained his postion within the new School.

During his long academic career, Crisp taught courses in Australian, American, British, Russian and German government and politics and some areas and aspects of political theory. In 1970 he vacated the Headship to concentrate on teaching, a role he enjoyed much more than being an adminstrator. On his retirement in 1977 he became Emeritus Professor and later Visiting Fellow within the Department of Political Science.

This series consists of addresses, course notes, lectures, minutes, memorandum, notes, newscuttings, reports including annual reports and miscellaneous correspondence. The bulk of Crisp’s correspondence can be found in Series 1.

Folder

1 Department of Political Science: staffing matters relating to John Bennetts, Bruce MacFarlane, Katharine West and Crisp, 1945-78

2 Issues of Prometheus, the magazine of the Canberra University College Students’ Association (1949 and 1956)

3 Orientation addresses, 1950 and 1955

4 Exam papers in Political Science courses at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, 1950-70

5-6 Annual reports of the Department of Political Science and some background notes on its courses, 1951-82

7 Department of Political Science: staffing matters: correspondence with Brian Beddie, 1952-69

8-9 Problems and issues within the University, 1957-82

10 Prime Minister’s Conference on the future of the Australian National University and Canberra University College, Canberra, 23 January 1958: transcript

11 ‘The administration of atomic energy: a comparative study’ by S. Encel, Canberra University College, 1959

12 ‘Political Science in the Australian universities, 1961’: paper, 1961. The file also includes notes and other papers on the teaching of Political Science, 1958-63

13 Lack of honours students in Australian universities: report of a meeting, September 1962

14 Joint IAS-SGS Seminar in Modern Government, April 1962: papers

15-16 Correspondence and notes relating to the Master of Arts Degree and course work programs within the University, 1964-71

17 ‘Report of the committee of enquiry into the need for a college of advanced education in the Australian Capital Territory’, June 1966. The file also contains a submission to the enquiry by Crisp

18 Correspondence, 1966-84, relating to the University libraries including suggestions for text books and journal subscriptions

19 Radicalism and the universities, 1966-75

20 Various papers by E. A. Lyall, lecturer in politics at ANU, 1967-72

21 ‘The Australian National University, 1946-60, including an account of the development of Canberra University College and the university movement in Canberra’ by M. J. Lewis, 1969

22 Report of the Committee on Student and Staff Participation in University Affairs’ presented to the Board of the School of General Studies, 1969

23 Correspondence, memorandum, newscuttings and reports relating to the University Co-operative Bookshop, 1969-79. Crisp was a member of the Board of Directors in 1973-79

24 ‘Report to the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee on year round teaching’ by D. Cochrane, Professor of Economics, Monash University, 1970. The file also includes a response to the report by the ANU Staff Association, October 1970

25-28 Correspondence between the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Australian National University Advisory Committee to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1973-79. The file includes a series of occasional letters (5-11) produced by the Encyclopaedia in 1976-79

29 ‘The history of the site plan, 1912-71’, ANU, 1973

30 ‘Gravediggers and undertakers - then and now’: Fifth Annual John Curtin Memorial Lecture, Canberra, 14 October 1974: text of lecture, a copy of the published pamphlet and correspondence relating to the lecture, 1974-75

31 Brief history of the Administrative and Allied Officers Association, ANU, correspondence inviting Crisp to be its Patron in 1975, a copy of his initial speech to the Association and a copy of its Constitution

32 Correspondence, 1976-81, with the Australian Research Grants Committee. Crisp received support from 1977-79 for a project entitled ‘The executive leadership of Australian commonwealth governments, 1901-75’

33 ‘Submission to the NSW Prices Commission inquiry into book prices’ by the University Co-operative Bookshop, 1979

34-35 ‘The growth of big government in Australia, 1901-78: papers from a series of seminars organised by the Economic History Department, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1980

36 Federalism Project Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 12-13 February, 1981: papers

37-39 Post-War Reconstruction Seminar, Canberra, Australia National University, 31 August-4 September, 1981: papers

40 Biographical information on Herbert Burton, text of a speech given by Crisp at a dinner to celebrate his 80th birthday (1980), text of a talk by Helen Crisp at a memorial meeting (1983) and a copy of Herbert ‘Joe’ Burton 1900-1983 (1984)

41 Personal file containing correspondence from the Registrar confirming Crisp’s extension of his appointment as Visiting Fellow, 1978-84. The file also contains a copy of Crisp’s curriculum vitae, 1974-84

42 Report of the Faculty of Arts Review Committee, June 1983

43 Miscellaneous reports and papers, 1946-76

44 Notes, drafts and text of speeches mainly given by Crisp at various University functions. Most of them are undated

45 ‘The history of the site plan, 1971-78, ANU (n.d.)

46-47 Political Science II (Honours): American politics: student essays (n.d.)

Course work and lecture notes

Crisp maintained separate folders and binders for the various subjects he taught and added to them over the years. Where dates were available they have been provided below.

Folder

48 Constitutional Law Part I: course notes, 1961

49 Political Science I: 1968

50 Political Science IV: course handouts, 1971-77

51 Political Science I: course handouts, 1984

52 Economic and Labour History

53 Political Science A: Part I: Britain

54 Political Science A: Part II: Australia

55 Political Science B

56 Political Science C: Part I: General

57 Political Science I

58 Political Science IV: notes and lectures

59-60 Miscellaneous notes

Series 14. Commonwealth Banking Corporation, 1968-84

Crisp was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation in 1974. In the following year he was appointed Chairman of the Board and remained in this position until his death in 1984.

This series consists of correspondence, notes, newscuttings, itineraries for visits and papers relating to Crisp’s positions within the bank. There are also various submissions and reports relating to the inquiry into the Australian financial system which commenced in 1979.

Folder

1-2 Correspondence, notes, brochures, newscuttings and greeting cards, 1968-84. The correspondence consists mainly of congratulatory letters received by Crisp on his appointment as Chairman of the Board in 1975 and his re-appointment in 1979

3 Bank brochures and a set of specimen travellers’ cheques, 1977

4 Submission to the Committee of Inquiry into Technological Change in Australia, 1979

5 Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to New York and London by the Board Chairman, September 1980

6 Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to Queensland by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, June 1982

7 Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to the Northern Territory by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, July 1982

8 Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1982 (bound volume with Crisp’s name on the cover)

9 Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1983 (bound volume with Crisp’s name on the cover)

10 Itinerary and notes for the opening of the new State Head Office in Adelaide, October 1983 and a visit to Adelaide for the introduction of the newly appointed Chief State Manager, South Australia, March 1984

11 Commonwealth Banking Corporation annual report, 1984 (bound volume with Crisp’s name on the cover)

12 Itinerary, notes and brochures for a visit to Western Australia by the Board Chairman and the Managing Director, June 1984

13 Itinerary and notes for a visit to Melbourne for the introduction of the newly appointed Chief State Manager of Victoria, July 1984 and a visit to Melbourne for the ‘Man of the year in agriculture awards’, sponsored by the Bank, November 1984 Committee of Inquiry into the Australian Financial System, 1979

14-15 Correspondence between the Commonwealth Banking Corporation and the Committee, 1979-80

16 Submission by the Commonwealth Banking Corporation, 1979

17 Submission by the Australian Bankers’ Association, 1979

18 Submission by the Australian Merchant Bankers’ Association, 1979

19 Submission by the Bank of New South Wales, 1979

20 Submission by the Department of Finance, 1979

21 Submission by the Reserve Bank of Australia, 1979

22 Submission by The Treasury, 1979

23 Submissions by various other financial organisations and individuals, 1979

24 Seminar on the ‘Deregulation of banking’ Sydney, 23-24 April, 1980: papers

25 Various papers prepared for the inquiry and newscuttings on its outcome, 1979-81

Series 15. Australian Labor Party, 1891-1984

This series consists of correspondence, conference papers, journal articles, leaflets, notes, newscuttings and reports relating to the Australian Labor Party (ALP). Crisp was an active member of the Party especially within the ACT Branch and was also Party historian publishing his history The Australian federal Labour Party, 1901-55 in 1955. He has also drawn upon the material in this series for his academic teachings and other writings. The scope of the material ranges from documents on ALP principles and policy, various policy speeches, historical aspects, problems in the 1950s and seven folders (mainly newscuttings) relating to the Kerr dismissal of 1975.

Folder

1 Reports of Labor Party conferences held in 1891-1951

2 Summary of Caucus meetings, 1901-60, summary of Cabinet meetings, 1941-49, extracts from Federal Executive meetings, 1945-51 and extracts from State Executive meetings, 1931-36

3 ALP ACT Branch – Treasurer’s Book, 1936-49

4-7 History of the ALP, 1941-83

8-9 ALP principles and policy, 1943-80

10 Newspaper articles on the ALP by Helen Crisp, 1944

11 ALP Speaker’s notes for the federal election, 1949

12 ALP troubles and the effect on the ACT Branch, 1950-58

13 Folder entitled ‘Australian Labor Movement’ containing journal articles, papers and notes, 1950-75

14 Correspondence and notes relating to the ALP and the ACT Branch, 1950-75. The file includes Crisp’s party membership tickets for the years 1942-84

15 ALP constitution, 1950-82

16 Posters produced by Lyle Davis Advertising for the Chifley Campaign, 1951

17 Policy speeches, 1951-69

18 Industrial groups, the Labor Movement and the ALP split to December 1954

19 ALP split, January – June 1955

20 ALP split / DLP emergence, July 1955 – June 1957

21 ALP split / DLP emergence, July 1957 – December 1958

22 ALP and the Depression, 1958-83

23 ALP State Branches: Victoria and New South Wales, 1960-76

24 ALP conferences, 1963

25 ALP conference, 1969

26-34 Kerr Dismissal 1975, 1975-83

35 ‘Lang and his times’ seminar held at Macquarie University, 23-24 August ,1976: papers and newscuttings

36 ‘Newspaper references to the New South Wales Parliamentary Labor Party from 1910 to 1975 compiled from the newspaper index of the New South Wales Parliamentary Library’, 1976

37 ALP Committee of Inquiry: discussion papers, 1978

38-39 General material, including journal articles on the ALP, 1983-84

40 ‘The beginnings of the Labor Party in Western Australia’ by H. J. Gibbney (n.d.)

41 ALP re-organisation: recommendations of the General Secretary: A - Federal Conference, Document 7 (Wyndham Report) (n.d.)

Series 16. Australian Capital Territory election campaigns, 1940-70

This series consists of campaign speeches, correspondence, newscuttings, leaflets and notes relating to election campaigns held in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It includes campaigns for the ACT Advisory Council which was the main advisory body prior to self-government in 1989 and the ACT seat in the House of Representatives. Crisp was campaign manager on several occasions and his wife, Helen, also participated in the campaigns preparing and giving pre-selection speeches.

Folder

1 Local ACT elections in the 1940s

2 Election for the first ACT seat in the House of Representatives, 1949

3 Files on two candidates - Dr L. W. Nott and S. R. Rhodes for elections, 1949

4 Correspondence, notes and newscuttings relating to Jim Fraser, Labor MHR for the Australian Capital Territory, 1949-70

5 Federal election, 1951

6 Local election, 1951

7 Local election, 1953

8 Federal election, 1954

9 Local election, 1955

10 Federal election, 1955

11 Federal election, 1958

12 Local election, 1959

13 Federal election, 1961

14 Local election, 1961

15 Federal election, 1963

16 Local election, 1967

17 Federal election, 1969

18 Federal by-election, 1970

Series 17. Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1957-72

Crisp was one of the founding members of the ACT Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA) which was formed in 1953. He was President in 1957-59 and Vice President in 1959-78. He was appointed an Honary Fellow and Honary Life Member of the ACT Division in 1983.

This series consists of minutes and various reports of the ACT Group of the RIPA and conference papers from various state groups.

Folder

1 Royal Institute of Public Administration, ACT Group, minutes and reports of the Executive Council, 1957-59

2 Royal Institute of Public Administration, Conference on Government and the Scientist, Canberra, 20-22 November, 1967: papers

3 Royal Institute of Public Administration, Conference of Australian Regional Groups, Canberra, 1969: papers

4 Royal Institute of Public Administration, Queensland Regional Group, Fourth Annual Conference, Spring Hill, Qld, February 1970: papers

5 Report of the Commonwealth Administrative Review Committee, 1971 and comments on the report by the Royal Institute of Public Affairs, ACT Group, 1972

Series 18. Commonwealth Public Service Board, 1968-72

Crisp was a regular speaker and participant at seminars conducted by the Commonwealth Public Service Board for Second and Third Division officers and administrative trainees. This series consists of conference papers in 1968-69 and 1971-72. Some of the papers given by Crisp are listed in Series 10.

Folder

16 Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 21 October - 1 November, 1968: papers

17 Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 17-28 March 1969: papers. The file also contains notes and newscuttings on the Fulton Report, 1966-69, which was the topic of the seminar

18 Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 1971: papers

19 Commonwealth Public Service Board, Second Division Seminar, 19-23 June 1972: papers

Series 19. Australasian Political Studies Association, 1980-83

Crisp was one of the founding members of the Australian (now Australasian) Political Studies Association in 1956. This series consists of papers presented at the Association’s annual conferences in 1980-83.

Folder

1-2 Australasian Political Studies Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 27-29 August, 1980: papers

3-4 Australasian Political Studies Association, 23rd Annual Conference, Canberra, Australian National University, 28-30 August, 1981: papers

5-6 Australasian Political Studies Association, 24th Annual Conference, Perth, University of Western Australia, 18-20 August, 1982: papers

7-9 Australasian Political Studies Association, 25th Annual Conference, Sydney, Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education, 30 August – 1 September, 1983: papers

Series 20. Subject files, 1878-1984

This series forms the bulk of Crisp’s papers. The subject or research files have been compiled mainly from newspaper cuttings and journal articles. Newscuttings have been regularly clipped from the major Australian daily newspapers and some overseas newspapers. Journal titles scanned include the Listener, Nation, New Republic, New Statesman and the Times Literary Supplement. The files cover a diverse range of topics including all aspects of Australian government and politics, economics, literature, philosophy and overseas countries such as the United Kingdom and United States of America.

The series has been artificially divided into two sections consisting of Australian and overseas material. The Australian material has been arranged into subject categories and within each category listed alphabetically. Where possible Crisp’s file titles have been retained.

The non-Australian material has been listed in the same sequence as it was housed in Crisp’s study. The original order has been preserved. Crisp has to a certain degree maintained his own subject arrangement of the material, e.g., novelists and writers, politics, philosophers, socialism, and by country. Again Crisp’s original file titles have been retained.

Australian

Folder

Australian Capital Territory

1-4 Self government for the ACT, 1944-82

5 Black Mountain Tower, 1972-76

6-7 Historical articles, notes and miscellaneous papers relating to the ACT, 1903-83

8 Local government and planning issues, 1983

Australian Public Service

9 Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), 1972-81

10 Boyer Committee of Inquiry into Commonwealth Public Service Recruitment, 1950-69

11 Code of ethics / conduct for public servants, 1961-79

12-13 Defence, 1968-82

14 Foreign Affairs, 1948-81

15-27 General (including policy and administration), 1942-84

28 Health, Social Security and Employment, 1967-82

29-30 Immigration, 1945-82

31 Open government, 1968-82

32-35 Prime Minister and Cabinet, 1948-83

36-37 Public corporations, 1947-82

38 Public servants and power, 1943-79

39 Recruitment in the Commonwealth Public Service: study by the ACT Group of the Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1956-57

40-41 Responsible government, 1947-78

42 Restrictive trade practices1965-82

43-49 Royal Commission on Government Administration, 1974-75

50 Tariff Board and policy, 1958-79

51 Trade, 1965-81

52-53 Treasury and Finance, 1950-81

Constitution

54 Constitutional Convention, 1973

55-56 Constitutional Convention, 1975

57 Constitutional Convention, 1983

58 Constitution – general, 1962-83

59-60 Constitutional referenda, 1910-77

61 Constitutional reform, 1935-64

62 Interpreting the constitution, 1952-75

Economics

63 Banking and the Banking Act of 1947,

64-65 Banking and related issues, 1983-84

66-67 Employment, (historical aspects), 1931-55

68 Incomes / wealth / pensions, 1982-84

69 Managing the economy, 1983-84

70 Monopolies, 1963-76

Education

71 Education, 1973-83

72 Educational and cultural institutions and their policies, 1983-84

73 Schools and the 3R’s, 1975-77

74 State aid to church schools, 1958-83

75 Universities and education, 1967-74

76-77 Universities and their problems, 1951-77

Elections

78 Double dissolution and federal election, 1974

79 Federal election, 1946

80 Federal election, 1951

81 Federal election, 1954

82 Federal election, 1955

83 Federal election figures, 1955-64

84 Federal election, 1958

85 Federal election, 1961

86 Federal elections, 1963 and 1964

87 Federal election, 1969

88 Federal election, 1972

89 Federal election, 1975

90 Federal election, 1977

91-92 Federal election, 1980

93 Federal election, 1984

94 House of Representatives election, 1966

95 Referenda, 1967

96 Referenda, 1973 and 1974

97 Senate election, 1967

98 Senate election, 1970

99 Tasmanian elections (ephemera), 1972-82

Electoral system

100 D. Anthony’s gerrymander legislation (1965), 1964-66

101 Compulsory voting, 1945-81

102 Electoral reform, 1969-81

103-104 Electoral reform / Gietzelt Report and others, 1970-83

105-109 Electoral system, 1940-83

110 Public opinion polls, 1945-77

111 Redistribution (1962), 1962-63

112 Redistribution, 1968

113-115 Voting behaviour, 1951-74

Federalism

116-123 Commonwealth-state relations, 1941-79

124 Federalism and the constitution, 1911-65

125-126 History and issues, 1958-76

Federation

127 Edmund Barton (n.d.)

128 Federation and the federalist, 1900-77

129 Henry Parkes, 1899-1967

130 Jubilee of Australian Federation (1951), 1950-67

131 Manuscript notes from newspapers (n.d.)

132-134 General, 1884-1975

135-136 Papers belonging to Tom Price and Sir William Sowden, relating to Federation, 1878-1908, including notes, leaflets and newscuttings. The file also contains an envelope of photographs with images of the Federal Convention of 1897-98

Industrial relations

137 Arbitration system / national wage case, 1940-81

138 Trade unions and arbitration, 1948-70

139-141 Trade unions, 1949-84

142 Trade unions / white collar, 1966-82

Legal system

143 Civil liberties, 1947-77

144-145 High Court, 1947-84

146 Judiciary, 1952-78

147 Privy Council, 1949-78

148 Summaries of various Australian Acts, 1942-49

149 Various papers, 1949-75

Media

150-151 Press, 1948-82

152 Radio, 1953-80

153 Television, 1954-80

Parliament

154-155 Cabinet, 1940-82

156 Cabinet minutes of the Scullin Government, November 1929 - June 1931

157-159 House of Representatives, 1943-83

160 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Expenditure, 1971-77

161 Lists of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, 1946-78

162 Office of Governor-General, 1942-83

163 Parliamentary committees, 1971

164 Parliamentary privilege, 1955-81

165 Place of the Senate, 1950-70

166 Salaries of members of Parliament, 1951-82

167 Select Committee on Parliament’s Appropriations and Staffing, 1979-81

168-169 Senate, 1942-82

170-171 Siting of the new Parliament House, 1965-82

172-174 Televising of Parliament, 1946-75

175-178 Various papers, 1951-83

Political Parties

179 Australian parties and the party system, 1938-72

180 Communist Party of Australia, 1984

181-182 Country Party, 1948-82

183-185 Country Party and rural politics, 1952-68

186 Democrats, 1980-83

187-189 DLP, 1958-83

190-193 Liberal Party, 1949-84

194-195 Liberal Party and its predecessors, 1949-69

196 Liberal Party leadership struggle, 1969

197 Minor parties including Democrats and Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL), 1954-79

Politics

198 Developments in colonial politics, 1951-74

199-200 New England New States Movement, 1967

201 New Guard and other right wing groups, 1966-81

202-203 Nineteenth century colonial politics, 1955-70

204-205 Pressure / lobby groups, 1958-82

206 Republican Australia, 1971-83

207 Twentieth century politics (miscellaneous papers), 1970-75

208 Violence and terrorism in politics, 1967-78

Prime Ministers

209-210 Barton, 1929-69

211 Bruce, 1924-61

212 Chifley, 1959-76

213 Cook, 1909-68

214 Curtin, 1942-78

215-217 Deakin, 1905-81

218 Fadden, 1946-73

219 Fisher, 1923-76

220 Forde (n.d.)

221-226 Fraser, 1977-83

227-229 Gorton, 1967-78

230 Holt, 1966-77

231 Hughes, 1912-66

232 Lyons, 1958-76

233 McDonald (n.d)

234 McEwen, 1961-80

235-236 McMahon, 1965-82

237-238 Menzies, 1947-82

239 Page, 1961-76

240-241 Reid, 1895-1978

242 Scullin, 1928-76

243 Watson, 1906-66

244-248 Whitlam, 1967-78

249 Whitlam - speeches, 1967-72

250-253 Prime Ministers - general. Includes material on UK Prime Ministers and political leadership, 1939-78. Folder 250 contains an envelope with various Prime Ministers’s signatures

Other

254 Australian writers and novelists, 1937-78

255-256 Cartoons, 1973-77

257 Australian society and class structure, 1953-74

258 Combe affair and ASIO, 1983-84

259 Communism in Australia, 1943-79

260 Doctors and Medicare, 1983-84

261 Historians and the writing of history, 1943-75

262-263 Local government, 1940-77

264 Nationalism, patriotism and militarism in Australia, 1960-73

265 Population / unemployment, 1964-78

266 Racism and immigration, 1983-84

267 Social welfare, 1958-76

268 Superannuation, 1868-76

269 Statistics, various legislation, 1901-72

Non Australian

Folder

270 British history: 1830-1930, 1936-51

271 UK - constitution, 1939-81

272 UK - class and politics, 1950-82

273 EEC membership and UK sovereignty, 1962-79

274-276 UK and EEC, 1958-84

277 UK - constitution and referendum, 1970-82

278 UK - constitution, courts and judges, 1968-80

279 J. Kilbrandon report, 1957-82

280 UK - elections, 1966-82

281 Parliament - general and Commons, 1946-82

282 Parliament - Lords, 1948-82

283 UK - media, 1961-77

284 UK - press, 1978-82

285 UK - pressure groups, 1969-78

286 UK - unions, 1971-82

287-288 UK - universities, 1951-74

289 Social Democratic Party, 1981-82

290-294 British Labour Party, 1960-84

295 British Labour and the Left, 1964-77

296-297 British Conservative Party, 1954-82

298 UK - Liberal Party, 1978-81

299 Thatcher government, 1983-84

300 UK - Civil Service, 1950-82

301 UK - public inquiries, 1956-73

302 UK - local government, 1978-80

303 UK - rule of law, 1949-78

304 Think tanks, 1972-78

305-306 Political theory, 1962-81

307 Politics in West Germany, 1964-82

308 Notes on Germany (n.d)

309-310 Politics in France, 1946-83

311 Politics in Italy, 1971-82

312 Miscellaneous, 1967-82

313-314 Notes on Russia, 1980-82

315 Poetry, 1952-63

316 Diaries and memoirs, 1975-81

317-318 British novelists and writers, 1941-78

319 Italian novelists and writers, 1942-64

320 Spanish novelists and writers, 1951-55

321 German novelists and writers, 1955-58

322 Russian novelists and writers, 1943-80

323 American novelists and writers, 1943-81

324 French novelists, 1943-70

325 Ideas and beliefs of the Victorians, 1946-55

326-327 Historians, 1943-69

328 History and biography, 1955-82

329 Miscellaneous philosophy, 1943-56

330-331 Sociology, 1946-67

332 New words / new meanings, 1977-84

333 Miscellaneous cuttings, 1955-75

334 Classical and archaeology, 1950-66

335 Plato and Aristotle, 1941-64

336 Early Christians, 1948-64

337 St Thomas Aquinas, 1944-58

338 Dante, 1950

339 Marsilio of Padua, 1973

340 Machiavelli, 1928-55

341 Luther, 1946-67

342 Bodin, 1959

343 Richard Hooker, 1950-54

344 Hobbes, 1928-67

345 Milton, 1949-59

346 Locke, 1938-61

347 Grotius (n.d)

348 Sir William Temple, 1943

349 Montesquieu, 1949-55

350 Hume and Butler, 1954

351 Rousseau, 1939-59

352 Burke, 1947-59

353 Paine, 1947-60

354 Adam Smith, 1945-66

355 The Federalist and the USA, 1948-62

356 Godwin, 1935-36

357 Goethe, 1949-50

358 Utilitarians, 1934-77

359 Romantic movement, 1948-51

360 French enlightenment, 1937-55

361 De Tocqueville, 1935-63

362 Calhoun and Lincoln (n.d.)

363 Bagehot, 1945-77

364 Maine (n.d.)

365 The idealists (n.d.)

366 Mazzini, 1936-59

367-368 Theory of democracy, 1941-58

369 19th century socialism - Marx and Engels, 1947-67

370 19th century socialism - other, 1948-53

371 20th century socialism, 1950-53

372 Political - miscellaneous, 1946-62

373 Leninism and Stalinism, 1946-61

374 Marx / communism, 1944-83

375 19th and 20th century theory, 1929-75

376 Schopenhauer / Nietzsche, 1943-53

377 Spengler / Chamberlain, 1943-53

378 Conservatism, 1941-72

379 Fabians, 1947-80

380 T. S. Eliot, 1947-61

381 George Orwell, 1956-84

382 Kipling, 1964-79

383 Catholicism, 1943-69

384 Economics, 1936-82

385 Economists - Galbraith, 1958-82

386 Economists - Keynes and Beveridge, 1943-82

387 Economists - Friedman, Hayek and Robbins, 1969-83

388 British Commonwealth, 1948-66

389 Falklands, 1982

390-391 Canada - constitutional patriation, 1959-82

392 Canada - politics, 1962-80

393 US - constitution, 1942-81

394 US - elections, 1984

395 US - government and politics, 1971-81

396 US - politics, general, 1957-82

397 US - presidency, 1974-82

398-399 US - supreme court, 1947-83

Series 21. Other Papers, 1901-74

This series consists of correspondence, lectures, newscuttings, notes, biographical material, reports, conference papers, photographs, posters and other miscellaneous ephemera. Most of the papers relate to committees and organisations Crisp was associated with and which have not been described elsewhere in this finding aid, e.g. Prime Minister’s Committee on the Future of the National Library, the Committee of Inquiry on the Integration of Data Systems and the Canberra Community Hospital. There is also correspondence belonging to others, which has been passed to Crisp for research purposes.

Folder

1 Commonwealth of Australia Gazettes (extraordinary) issued on the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 and the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936

2-3 Correspondence, notes and reports of John Bennetts relating to his thesis on the Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1931-69

4 Correspondence and papers of P. J. Quinane, 1941-49, relating to his dealings with H. V. Evatt. The papers were passed to Crisp in 1965 after Quinane had read his biography of Chifley. He thought that Crisp may be interested in writing about Evatt

5 Papers relating to the Canberra Community Hospital, 1949-56. Crisp was a member of the Board in 1949-55. The file includes correspondence, Chairman’s reports (1952-56) and newscuttings

6 ‘Report of Royal Commission inquiring into the origins, aims, objects and funds of the Communist Party in Victoria and other related matters’, 1950

7-8 National Library Inquiry Committee 1956-57: correspondence, minutes of meetings, background information, notes, submissions and final report, 1956-60. Crisp was a member of the Committee.

9 Four months down under, an account of a visit to Australia by Frank and Cherry Dickinson, 1957

10-12 Addresses by a variety of speakers to members of the Canberra and District Historical Society, 1958-64

13 Correspondence, notes, newscuttings and background papers relating to the development of an Australian national archives system, 1966-74. The file includes papers relating to a ‘Seminar on a National Archives System’, 1973 and a copy of Development of the National Archives (1974)

14 Newspaper articles based on wartime records which have been publicly released after 30 years under the Archives Act, 1967-77

15 Order of Service for the state funeral of the Hon. J. J. Dedman, 26 November 1973, biographical note and two journal articles by Dedman

16 Committee on Integration of Data-Systems: report and correspondence, 1973-74

17 Charles Hawker: paper (no author), (n.d.)

18 Series of three lectures entitled ‘Political communication’, (no author), (n.d.)

19 Scrapbook containing cartoons from English newspapers, 1939-40 and a caricature of Bob Hawke by Canberra cartoonist, Pryor (n.d.)

20-21 Photographs, 1937-82, including the Founding Conference of the National Union of Australian Students, Crisp’s period at Oxford, overseas visits and functions held by the Commonwealth Banking Corporation

22 Assorted ephemera including postcards, photographs, various election campaign badges, membership badges, a copy of the Counter course handbook (1984) and a name plate possibly from Crisp’s office at the Australian National University

23 Various election campaign posters of the United Australia Party for federal elections (193?)

Series 22. Theses by others, 1919-74

This series consists of theses mainly written by students of Crisp.

Folder

1 Barrett, Russell, ‘Responsible government in Australia 1928-1951’, thesis submitted to the University of Melbourne for the Ph.D. Degree, 1952

2-3 Beazley, Kim, ‘Caucus as an instrument for determining the policy and tactics of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party in the Commonwealth Parliament 1901-1960’, 2 vols, thesis (M.A.), Australian National University, 1967

4 Bennett, Scott, ‘Annotated documents on the making of the Commonwealth of Australia’, thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Arts, Australian National University, 1969

5 Bennetts, R. J., ‘Development of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery 1901-1968’, thesis submitted as part of the M.A. Qualifying Course, Australian National University, 1968

6 Coates, Julie, ‘The Liberal Party of Australia as seen by Liberal backbenchers of the House of Representatives’, Honours sub-thesis for Political Science IV, Australian National University, 1968

7 Heydon, Pamela, ‘Gorton’s re-election to the leadership of the Liberal Party (November 1969): a study of the nature of national political leadership’, thesis submitted in partial requirement for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Australian National University, 1971

8 Lyall, E.A., ‘Government patronage in Britain – an historical survey’, sub-thesis, M.Ec. ( Political Science) Qualifying, Australian National University, 1964

9 Lyall, Ernest Alexander, ‘Government patronage in Australia: the exercise of the patronage prerogative by Commonwealth and New South Wales governments in the period 1927-1969’, thesis submitted for the Degree of Master of Economics in the Political Science Department, School of General Studies, Australian National University, 1969

10 Male, Beverley, ‘Australia and the Indonesian Nationalist Movement 1942-1945’, M.A. (Preliminary) Thesis, Australian National University, 1965

11 Marshall, M. G., ‘Press reporting of Parliament: a study of reporting of proceedings of Parliament by the daily press of South Australia in the light of common assumptions as to the role of the press in a democracy’, thesis presented as part requirement for the Honours B.A. Degree in Politics at the University of Adelaide, 1965

12 Rawson, D. W., ‘The organisation of the Australian Labor Party 1916-1941’, thesis submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1954

13 Rumble, M. J., ‘John Latham, conservative politician, 1930-1934’, thesis, (n.d.)

14 Santamaria, C., ‘The politics of Australian Defence’, thesis submitted as part requirement for M.A. Qualifying Course, Australian National University, 1970

15 Shann, S. C., ‘John Gorton’s election to the Prime Ministership: a study of the nature of politicians’, sub-thesis submitted as part of an Honours Year, Australian National University, 1969

16 Thomas, Leila, ‘The development of the Labour Movement in the Sydney district of New South Wales’, M.A. thesis, University of Sydney, 1919. This thesis has been reprinted for the Canberra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History in 1962

17 Volpato, Dante, ‘The Big Brother Movement of New South Wales 1925-1939; an extension of the imperial ideal or a national undertaking?’, Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1974

18 Wadham, E. J., ‘The political career of C. C. Kingston (1881-1900)’, thesis presented for the Degree of Master of Arts, Adelaide University, 1953


Box List

Box Series Folder/Piece
1 1 1-4
2 1 5-8
3 1 9-14
4 1 15-22
5 1 23-29
5 2 1
6 2 2-5
6 3 1-4
7 3 5-10
8 3 11-12
8 4 1-3
9 4 4-5
135 4 6-10
136 4 11-15
137 4 16-24
9 4 25-27
10 4 28-36
11 5 1-7
12 5 8-15
13 5 16-21
14 5 22-27
15 6 1-8
16 6 9-15
17 6 16-21
18 6 22-25
18 7 1-3
19 7 4-10
20 8 1-4
20 9 1-2
21 10 1-5
21 11 1-2
22 11 3-7
23 11 8-12
24 11 13-16
24 12 1-2
25 12 3-7
26 12 8-14
27 12 15-22
28 13 1-7
29 13 8-13
30 13 14-21
31 13 22-28
32 13 29-34
33 13 35-39
34 13 40-47
Box Series Folder/Piece
138 13 48-52
139 13 53-54
140 13 55
141 13 56-58
142 13 59-60
35 14 1-7
36 14 8-13
37 14 14-18
38 14 19-23
39 14 24-25
39 15 1-3
40 15 4-7
41 15 8-12
42 15 13-15
43 15 16-20
44 15 21-25
45 15 26-28
46 15 29-31
47 15 32-34
48 15 35-39
49 15 40-41
49 16 1-5
50 16 6-13
51 16 14-18
51 17 1-4
52 17 5
52 18 1-4
53 19 1-4
54 19 5-9
55 20 1-4
56 20 5-10
57 20 11-14
58 20 15-18
59 20 19-22
60 20 23-26
61 20 27-31
62 20 32-36
63 20 37-41
64 20 42-45
65 20 46-48
66 20 49-51
67 20 52-55
68 20 56-61
69 20 62-66
70 20 67-73
71 20 74-77
72 20 78-85
73 20 86-91
Box Series Folder/Piece
74 20 92-99
75 20 100-104
76 20 105-109
77 20 110-113
78 20 114-118
79 20 119-123
80 20 124-130
81 20 131-136
82 20 137-138
83 20 139-143
84 20 144-147
85 20 148-150
86 20 151-155
87 20 156-160
88 20 161-167
89 20 168-172
90 20 173-178
91 20 179-183
92 20 184-189
93 20 190-194
94 20 195-200
95 20 201-206
96 20 207-211
97 20 212-216
98 20 217-222
99 20 223-226
100 20 227-229
101 20 230-236
102 20 237-241
103 20 242-245
104 20 246-249
105 20 250-253
106 20 254-259
107 20 260-264
108 20 265-270
109 20 271-276
110 20 277-283
111 20 284-290
112 20 291-295
113 20 296-303
114 20 304-309
115 20 310-316
116 20 317-325
117 20 326-332
118 20 333-345
119 20 346-360
120 20 361-368
121 20 369-374
Box Series Folder/Piece
122 20 375-382
123 20 383-387
124 20 388-394
125 20 395-399
125 21 1
126 21 2-7
127 21 8-12
128 21 13-18
Folio 129 21 19-22
Folio 130 HW Map Drawer 20 21 23
131 22 1-3
132 22 4-8
133 22 9-12
134 22 13-18
135 4 6-10
136 4 11-15
137 4 16-24
138 13 48-52
139 13 53-54
140 13 55
141 13 56-58
142 13 59-60
November 2001