• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH001344

The Irene Greenwood Collection

  • Repository Murdoch University
  • Reference QB 24
  • Date Range 19 - 1990
  • Description

    This expansive archive was created throughout Irene Greenwood’s lifetime as a broadcaster, activist and participant in the peace and women’s movements. Greenwood kept meticulous and detailed notes and records, and the collection attests to the broad reach of her intellectual and activist endeavour. It includes 2,500 catalogued books, many with personal inscriptions and memoranda to Greenwood from the authors and notes Greenwood used in her broadcasts and writing still in the books; dated inwards and outwards correspondence with organizations with which Greenwood had membership or was associated; correspondence with newspapers and editorial staff; Greenwood’s personal diaries; scripts and reel to reel tapes of all the radio programs Greenwood wrote, produced and presented; ephemera and newspaper cuttings collected over many years of relevance to international, national and state feminism, women’s organisations and the peace movement. The audio collection includes interviews with Greenwood detailing her personal thoughts on many aspects of Western Australia’s women’s and peace movements and recordings that she made to guide researchers through the history of these organisations. There are videos produced by and featuring Greenwood, a film about her life and original documents and material relating to feminism and the peace movement collected by her mother Mary Driver.

  • Access Partly restricted, access for research

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Greenwood, Irene Adelaide (1898 - 1992)