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Papers of Henry Evans and Honor Courtney Maude

G. Correspondence and Papers on Specific Subjects : 1932-93

This series consists of two groups of files on matters of particular importance to me when a member of the Colonial Administrative service, an executive officer working for the South Pacific Commission, or a researchers in Pacific Islands history on the staff of the Australian National University.  A third group comprises correspondence relating to documentary source material on the Pacific islands, including lists of manuscripts on particular subjects, correspondence on the publication of other people’s work and copies of unpublished manuscripts by various research workers in Pacific studies.

(1) Colonial Service and South Pacific Commission
1.  Banaban Land Tenure and Inheritance, Ocean Island, 1932-1934. Copies of correspondence with the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.  [copies from originals in the WPHC archives]

2.  Transfer to Zanzibar and Return to GEIC, 1936-1937. Correspondence principally regarding salary and provision for a return to the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

3.  Official correspondence on the Inauguration of the SPC, 1946-1947.

4.  Appointment as Deputy Secretary-General, SPC, 1948. [includes a detailed curriculum vitae of Maude and a brief cv of Jim Davidson when recommended for appointment as member of the Research Council]

5.  Survey and Report on possible Home for the Nauruan community in Fiji, 1949-1956, Part I.

6.  Survey and Report on possible Home for the Nauruan community in Fiji, 1949-1956, Part II.

7.  Chairmanship of the Pacific Science Council Social Science Committee, 1954.

8.  Co-Chairman, Standing Committee on Anthropology and the Social Sciences, Pacific Science Association, 1954-1956.
[Professor G.P. Murdock was Chairman of the Anthropology Group and Maude was Chairman of the Social Sciences Group of the Standing Committee. The Secretariat was based at the Bernice P. Bishop Museum.]

9.  Retirement from Colonial Service and SPC. 1951-1955.
[Maude retired as Executive Officer, Social Development in November 1955, following the decision to transfer the Commission to Noumea. He refused an offer in 1952 of the position of Chief Secretary of the Commission.]

 (2) Pacific Islands Studies, Australian National University
10.  Application for Research Fellowship, Australian National University, 1951-1953.

11.  Appointment as Senior Fellow in Pacific History, ANU, 1956. Correspondence relating to, 1955-1

12.   Fieldwork in Suva and Honolulu, 1958. [principally statements of expenses]

13.  Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1959-1968. Suggestions for inclusion of persons with an Australian connection having made a significant contribution to the history of the Pacific islands. Also correspondence relating to articles on Benjamin Boyd and Charles Smith and the article on G.L. Becke.

14.  Tenth Pacific Science Congress, Honolulu, 1961. Correspondence re attendance and role of discussant at, 1959-1961.

15.  Prospective Doctoral Students in Pacific History, 1961-1973.

16.  Comparative Study of Cultural Change and Stability in Displaced Communities, 1962-1965.
[Relating to Phoenix Islands Study financed by the National Science Foundation.  As a result of sustained drought in the Phoenix Islands, the islanders were re-settled on Gizo Island in the British Solomons. Maude undertook instead to provide documentary briefing of research workers on the general project and to prepare an enthnohistorical introduction to the field surveys.]

17.  Prospective academic appointments in Pacific History, 1967-1970.

18.  Pacific Science Congress, 1967-1969.
[Invitation to serve on the Congress and to be Chairman of the Working Group on Preservation and Coordination of records of oral tradition, music and dance, under the Standing Committee on Anthropology and Social Sciences of the Pacific Science Association. Maude declined.]

19.  Participation in UNESCO Conference on Pacific Islands Cultures, 1970-1971. Correspondence and some minutes, reports and publicity, and list of participants.

20.  Unesco Seminar on Source Materials related to Research in the Pacific area, 1971.
Includes correspondence re arrangements for the Seminar and the subsequent publication of the Proceedings, 1970- 1974.

21.  Participation in Unesco Conferences on the Promotion of the Study of Pacific Islands Cultures, 1972-1974.
Minor correspondence and reports, and including copy of paper given by Maude.

22.  Presentation of Festschrift, 1976. Correspondence 1975-1976 and copies of the speeches in Maude's honour and his reply.
  22a .  Pacific Islands Monthly, 1982-86. Correspondence re reviews and articles for.

 (3) Manuscripts
23.  Fry, T.P., Unpublished papers on Pacific Islands legal matters, 1949-1951. [The Government of South Pacific Dependencies; Constitutional Structure in Papua-New Guinea; the Status and Functions of Administrator in Australian Territories.]

24.  Manuscripts in Australia (other than in the Mitchell Library), 1957-1971.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

25.  Manuscripts in the US National Archives, 1957-1960.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

26.  Manuscripts in the USA, 1958-1970.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

27.  Tonga Historical Records Microfilming Programme, 1958-1963.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

28.  Manuscripts: General, 1958-1971.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

29.  Manuscripts in the UK, 1959-1968.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

30.  Manuscripts in New Zealand, 1959-1968.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries.

31.  Manuscripts in Hawaiian Libraries, 1959-1967.idem

32.  Manuscripts in the Mitchell Library, Sydney, 1959-1969.

33.  Provisional Catalogue of MSS on the Pacific Islands in the UK and NZ, 1962-1964.
Principally requests for copies of documents from various archives and libraries. File also contains a copy of an article on the National Archives of New Zealand.

34.  Unpublished papers on the SPC by Manon Bonard, 1966. Two papers by Bonard (1966) and an undated paper by Maude.

35.  Publication of other people's manuscripts, 1970-1972.

36.  Joyce, R.B., 'Australian Interests in the South Pacific, 1950-1900', n.d. [Typescript copy of History IV thesis, 132p.]

37.  Spillius, J., Unpublished paper on the history of the Tongan political system, n.d.  [Draft of Tongan chapter of Spillius' thesis, c.1956.]

38.  Three unpublished papers by Cyril S. Belshaw and G.K. Roth.
['Plan for Anthropological Research in Fiji, 1948' (Roth); 'The Pacific Islander in Commerce and Industry' and 'Some remarks on a statistical survey of the South Pacific region' (Belshaw).]

 (4) Australian National University and Department of Pacific History {official}
39.  Australian National University, 1962-1984
Correspondence, circulars re salaries and conditions, membership of committees and general University matters.

40.  Department of Pacific History, 1961 -1979
Seminar schedules, administrative circulars, departmental reports, correspondence on research and publications.

41.   Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, 1968-71, 1976.
Operational procedure, correspondence.

42.  Journal of Pacific History, 1984-1986
Constitution, meeting agendas and related correspondence.  Also reviews of the first issue, and a card signed by contributors to the journal at the 25th anniversary dinner.

43.  Examiner's report on M.A. thesis by Kambati K Uriam "In their own words", with related correspondence 1991-1993.
for correspondence with and regarding research students generally, see Part III Series C/1 and C/13; also Part I Series G 15, 36-37 and H15 and Series J after 1958.

 (5)  Honours
43.  Grant of Doctorate by the University of the South Pacific: correspondence, programme, etc. 1988.
For Maude’s  appointment as Hon. Fellow at ANU, see Part III Series C/29

(6)  Others
44.  Death of Amelia Earhart: correspondence, articles, etc. 1990 -93.

45.  Phoenix and Line Islands: correspondence with Kay Kepler relating to ornithological/environmental studies and historical material on the islands.  1989-91.

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