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Sir Walter Crocker (1902-2002)
Papers 1922-2002

MSS 327 C938p

Series 9: Origins and early days of A.N.U. 1949-1952

Volume 1 Origins and early days. 3 parts.

1.1 First impressions or The early days of the Australian National University 1949-1952 (typescript); The ANU - ten years later (typescript); Fifteen years later (typescript); Correspondence re return of Crocker to ANU, with Dale Trendall 1964-68, Professor JW Davidson, Sir Keith Hancock, Bruce Miller etc; Comments on tour of the United States universities (typescript); The racial factor in international relations / WR Crocker. Canberra: ANU, 1956 (pamphlet); Act of Parliament, Interim and First Councils, Crocker's election to Council; Correspondence with Sir Douglas Copland (first VC of ANU)

1.2 Correspondence with: Sir Keith Hancock 1948-61; Sir Frederick Eggleston 1949-54; Sir Mark Oliphant 1952-57; Professor Raymond Firth 1949-52; Sir Hugh Ennor, Lord Florey, Professor F. Fenner (Medical School); Social Sciences and Pacific Studies Schools (Nadel, Sawer, Davidson, Storry, Trendall, Webb, Fitzgerald, Fitzhardinge); Sir Leslie Melville (second VC of ANU)

1.3 Correspondence with or over: Lord Lindsay of Berker; GR Storry; Starting the Library; Miscellaneous papers: Chairs of Geology and Philosophy, scholarships and emoluments, some applications 1951, JR Roach (first enrolled student); Crocker's appointment as Professor 1949 (dilemma of accepting History Chair at Adelaide or International Relations Chair at ANU)

Volume 2  Basic documents, 1950

Volume 3 The beginnings, 1950-51
Correspondence with the University of Adelaide: Sir A. Grenfell Price, Vice Chancellor Rowe, Professor Portus, Douglas Pike, Professor Karmel

Volume 4  Correspondence with the Registrar, 1949-52

Volume 5  Acting as Vice-Chancellor, 1951

Volume 6 Circular Council and Committee minutes 1951-52 [Not kept, sent to ANU Archives]

Volume 7 Sir Keith Hancock
Correspondence with Sir Keith Hancock and his wife Theaden, 1926-48, with later publications by Sir Keith -The history of our times (Webb Memorial Lecture, 1950) and The battle of Black Mountain : an episode in Canberra's environmental history (Canberra, 1974)
See also volume 1, 1.1 & 1.2

Volume 8 Correspondence with Sir Mark Oliphant, 1963-69
See also volume 1.2

Volume 9 "The A.N.U. ten years later" and "The A.N.U. fifteen years later"

Volume 10 Writings of Sir Frederic Eggleston
10.1 Diplomatic history 1914-1919: Pt. 1. The dialectic of peace. Pt. 2. Diplomatic studies (typescript)
10.2 The United Nations (typescript)
10.3 The diplomacy of the Second World War (typescript)

Volume 11 Correspondence 1949-52 (mainly on Social Philosophy Chair & Partridge)

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