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James Birrell Papers

  • UQFL117
  • Collection
  • 1937-1973

Drawings of residential and commercial buildings, job files, correspondence incoming and outgoing, newspaper cuttings, maps, photographs and research material for his book on Walter Burley Griffin. Includes plans by Scorer and Scorer which Birrell obtained when he purchased the firm in 1966.

Birrell, James, 1928-

University of Queensland Department of History Records

  • UQFL69
  • Collection
  • 1482-1668

Papers concerning pre-industrial England compiled for the 1979 "Pre-Industrial England" history class taught by Rod Fisher. Some items vellum. Also two Elizabethan land deeds, with translations and explanatory notes, used by Dr Rod Fisher in teaching.

University of Queensland. Department of History

Mary Montgomerie Bennett Papers

  • UQFL202
  • Collection
  • 1837-1928

This collection has three series. Series 1 consists of two scrapbooks of records collected by Mrs Bennett when compiling the history of Robert Christison which include newspaper cuttings, pamphlets, and correspondence dealing with the founding of a School of Tropical Agriculture in the University of Queensland. Series 2 has letters received by Mrs Bennet from overseas institutions and friends regarding her donation and her book Christison of Lammermoor. Series 3 has 21 glass plate negatives created by Mary Christison, and accompanying notes compiled by Mrs Bennett.

Bennett, M. M. (Mary Montgomerie), 1881-1961

Hilda Tuxworth Papers

  • UQFL102
  • Collection
  • 1875-1993.

Correspondence, personal papers, newspaper cuttings, photographs, reel to reel tape, diaries of Banka Banka station (1928-1929, 1934-1936, 1941-1943). Collection reflects Mrs Tuxworth's interest in the local history of the Northern Territory.
Banka Banka cattle station, ninety miles north of Tennant Creek, was bought in 1940 by Mary and James Ward and sold to American interests in 1969. The Aboriginal employees on the station were mainly of the Warrumungu tribe.

Tuxworth, Hilda

Gertrude Langer Papers

  • UQFL157
  • Collection
  • ca. 1890-1984

The personal papers of Gertrude Langer (1908 – 1984) include diaries, correspondence, photographs, manuscripts and typescripts, notebooks and ephemera, including exhibition catalogues. The papers cover the period 1917 – 1984 including correspondence received between 1918 and 1984. The material from before 1938 includes papers relating to her Art History studies in Vienna and Paris as well as photographs taken during her travels in Europe. From 1929 onwards the papers include correspondence to and from her future husband Karl Langer (married in 1932), as well as photographs of their travels together. Correspondence and records from 1938 and early 1939 document the Langers’ escape from German-annexed Austria. Material after 1939 documents Gertrude Langer’s activities as a private art history educator and as an art critic in Brisbane. This material includes her lecture notes, lists of students attending the classes, printed ephemera, manuscripts and typescripts of her art reviews for the Courier Mail newspaper, as well as annotated exhibition catalogues. The papers also contain Arts Council of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery Society records, as well as material created by her husband Karl Langer. This includes correspondence received by him between 1922 and 1969, staff cards from his architectural firm (1950s), ephemera as well as sketch plans and architectural drawings for the Langers’ residence in St Lucia (1950).

Langer, Gertrude, 1908-1984

Rita Ward Papers

  • UQFL559
  • Collection
  • 1977-2014

Correspondence, photographs, ephemera, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, cassette tapes, publications.

Ward, Rita

Andrew Stafford Papers

  • UQFL440
  • Collection
  • 2001-2007

Recordings of interviews with Brisbane music identities and others; transcripts of recordings; copies of Stafford's Pig City thesis; manuscripts of the Pig City book; publicity material, a newspaper cutting, a program and other ephemera relating to the 2007 Pig City concert and associated events.

Stafford, Andrew, 1971-

Stephen Trotter Papers

  • UQFL637
  • Collection
  • 1962-1999

1,052 35mm colour slides and original bound manuscript relating to Trotter's publication 'Cities in the Sun', which were taken while he undertook his Sisalcraft travelling scholarship in 1962. An additional 147 35mm colour slides are included, which relate to architecture and design in Australia and the Torres Strait.

Trotter, Stephen R.

Vibert McKirdy Brown Architectural Drawings

  • UQFL222
  • Collection
  • 1926-1940.

Vibert McKirdy Brown worked as an architect in North Queensland in the first half of the 20th century. He drew plans for churches, schools, presbyteries, residential houses, hotels, stores, the Atherton hospital and silos for the Atherton Tablelands Maize Board. Most of the buildings were constructed. Some have since been demolished. Two have been heritage listed: the 1930s extension to the Bolands Centre in Cairns and Exchange Hotel in Mossman.

Brown, Vibert McKirdy, 1887-1957

Daphne Mayo Papers

  • UQFL119
  • Collection
  • 1897-1982.

In this collection there are over 100 folders of correspondence: 13 of these folders relate to Mayo's commissioned and uncommissioned sculptural works. There are over 1400 items of correspondence from her parents and over 1220 items of correspondence from friends and family (other than her parents). A small number of outgoing letters or drafts are in the collection. There are financial records and related correspondence, bank records, tax records relating to the finances of Daphne Mayo regarding her artistic works, property investments, and investments in bonds and shares. Personal documents are present such as permits; identification documents; diaries; calendars; handwritten notes, writings, scribblings; and copious lists for all areas of her life. There are portrait photographs of Mayo and of her works from 1919-1974; as well as two albums of photograph taken by Judith McKay when Daphne Mayo's Sydney studio was packed up. Included in the collection are 48 sculpting tools. The most prolific of her works of art in the collection are her drawings and paintings with over 436 artworks, as well as 22 sculptures, and 46 sketchbooks. Retained in the collection are inscribed publications, exhibition catalogues, and newspaper and magazine cuttings given to Mayo or collected by her. Additionally material that is presumed to be from the estate of Lila Mayo, Daphne's mother, form part of the collection and this includes 6 folders of letters from 1930 to 1959 from Mayo to her parents.

Mayo, Daphne, 1895-1982

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