• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH000005

Papers of Edna Ryan, 1948-1993 [manuscript]

  • Repository National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
  • Reference MS 9140
  • Date Range 1948 - 1993
  • Description

    MS 9140 comprises press clippings, subject files, diaries, notebooks, correspondence, articles, drafts of books, conference papers, submissions and publications on issues such as equal pay for women, employment conditions, child care, abortion and trade union matters. People, organisations and events mentioned include: Anne Conlon, Wendy Fatin, Wendy McCarthy, Mary Owen, Pat Richardson, Mum Shirl, Gough Whitlam, Women’s Electoral Lobby, Australian Labor Party, National Foundation of Australian Women, Women’s Trade Union Commission, International Women’s Year Conference (1975) and National Women’s Conference (1990) (43 boxes). The Acc09.172 instalment is in two parts comprising correspondence, news cuttings, photographs and writings. The first segment is largely correspondence between Edna Ryan and journalist Barbara Curthoys regarding Jack Ryan, Edna Ryan’s husband, and the Communist Party of Australia, but also includes photographs (uncaptioned), family correspondence, a small publication on “The writings of Norm Jeffery” and a copy of an article, “Communism in Australia in the twenties: the career of Jack Kavanagh”. The second segment consists of letters from Edna Ryan to her daughter Julia Ryan, including news cuttings and a copy of “One is enough, a drama in seven scenes” by Edna Ryan (1 box).

  • Quantity 44 boxes 6.6 m
  • Access Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan.

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Ryan, Edna Minna (1904 - 1997)
  • See also
    • Owen, Mary (1921 - 2017)
    • National Foundation for Australian Women (1989 - )
    • MumShirl (1924 - 1998)
    • Women's Electoral Lobby Australia (1972 - )
    • Denoon, Pamela (1942 - 1988)
    • Ryan, Julia (1937 - )
    • Playworks (1985 - 2006)
    • National Labor Women's Conference (1981 - )