- 1889-1992 (Creation)
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11 boxes, 1 parcel.
Name of creator
Cecily Cameron had a 30 year association with the Queensland Trades and Labor Council. Employed by the TLC in 1953 at the age of 19, she worked as personal secretary to the Council’s Secretary, Alex Macdonald, until 1957. She returned to her old job in 1966 and remained with the Council until her retirement in 1983. Cameron played a key role in preserving the TLC’s records and was instrumental in having them deposited in the Fryer Library. After leaving the TLC she began work on a biography of Macdonald. She co-authored the entry on him in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, but her full biography of Macdonald was never completed.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1889-1992
Collection alternatively titled as: Cecily Cameron Collection.
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Correspondence, minutes, reports, bulletins, flyers, photographs and notes relating to the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland and its Secretary from 1952 until 1969, Alex Macdonald. Includes Labour Day flyers from the 1890s and anti-conscription flyers and posters from World War One.
It includes: material produced by the Trades and Labor Council or directly relating to TLC activities, mainly in the postwar period; TLC material and material relating to political and industrial issues in which the TLC was involved; material produced by or relating to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), individual Australian trade unions and the international peak trade union bodies; documents and publications relating to pre-World War Two trade union history including Queensland trade union history, Australian trade union history, and international trade union history; and documents, newspapers and newspaper cuttings relating to the Communist Party of Australia and world communism, 1968-1969 which is mainly concerned with CPA congresses and CPA deliberations over the direction of the Party and world communism, particularly in relation to events in Czechoslovakia.
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Arranged into 4 series:
Series 1: Records of the Trades and Labor Council of Queensland
Series 2: Prewar Trade Union History
Series 3: Communist Part of Australia
Series 4: Alex Macdonald
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Revised, Linda Justo, 20-Jun-2023. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.