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Series 1403 - Appointment Committee for Chair in Politics Papers

Date Range1974 - 1976
Quantity13 cm, 7 folders
ProvenanceProfessor Geoffrey Malcolm Badger (Vice-Chancellor)
Description

This series contains records created by Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Malcolm Badger relating to the appointment of a new Chair of Politics at the University of Adelaide during the mid-1970s. As chairman of the Appointment Committee for the Chair of Politics, Vice- Chancellor Badger was at the centre of deliberations over almost two years that eventually resulted in the appointment of Professor Bruce McFarlane in April 1976.

The series contains numerous records including agenda and minutes of the Committee, relevant excerpts from University Council minutes, and statements to the Committee and Council by various interested parties. Also included is correspondence between the Vice-Chancellor and candidates, Committee members, academics and others. In addition, samples of the leading candidates\x92 work (including manuscripts) are preserved.

ArrangedLargely chronological
AccessPartially closed

Inventory Listing

Chair of Politics, May - December 1974

This folder contains material dating from the establishment of the Appointment Committee for the Second Chair of Politics, through the initial stages of the appointment process. It includes records relating to the constitution of the Committee, advertisement of the position and initial consideration of applicants.

Date Range May 1974 - December 1974    Quantity 1 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300001 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, January 1975 - July 1975

This folder contains agenda and minutes of meetings of the Second Chair of Politics Committee as well as records relating to the late candidature of Professor Bruce McFarlane, additions to the Committee, and expressions of interest in the selection process from other parties. Also included is Professor of Politics Graham Duncan\x92s report on the initial short list of candidates for the Chair, submitted before his resignation from the First Chair of Politics in May 1975.

Date Range January 1975 - July 1975    Quantity 1.5 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300002 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, August - November1975

This folder contains agenda and minutes of the Chair of Politics Committee and relevant University Council minutes. Many of the records relate to the Council\x92s controversial decision to disband and reconstitute the Committee amidst allegations of leaks, political bias and bloc voting.

Date Range August 1975 - November 1975    Quantity 2 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300003 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, December 1975 - April 1976

This folder contains agenda and minutes of the Chair of Politics Committee and relevant University Council minutes. Many of the records relate to allegations of academic misconduct on the part of Bruce McFarlane, and his formal responses to these allegations. Also included are drafts of the formal recommendation by Vice Chancellor Badger on behalf of the Chair of Politics Committee that McFarlane be offered the position, an offer of appointment and the formal terms of the position.

Date Range December 1975 - April 1976    Quantity 1.5 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300004 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, Miscellaneous

Contains letters of application from unsuccessful candidates and planning and attendance records for the Appointment Committee. Also includes collections of Appointment Committee minutes, a summary of Committee proceedings, and typed \x91Extracts From Vice-Chancellor\x92s Notes To Council And From Council Minutes Regarding Chair Of Politics.\x92

Date Range May 1974 - April 1976    Quantity 1.5 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300005 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, Candidates' Work 1

Manuscripts, drafts and publications by Chair of Politics candidate James O\x92Connell.

Date Range 1966 - 1974    Quantity 2 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300006 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Chair of Politics, Candidates' Work II

Manuscripts, drafts and publications by Chair of Politics candidates Francis G. Castles, James Jupp, and Ernst Utrecht.

Date Range 1966 - 1974    Quantity 3 cm,
Inventory Identifier 140300007 Box Number 1 Series 1403
Published by the University of Adelaide Archives on University of Adelaide Archives Web Site, 2003
Listed by University of Adelaide Archives
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Updated 6 November 2013
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/records/archives/guide/1403.htm

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