Collection UQFL516 - Gordon Greenwood Papers

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Gordon Greenwood Papers


  • ca. 1920-2012 (Creation)

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20 boxes, 2 parcels, 1 album.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Gordon Greenwood (17 Sep 1913 - 4 Nov 1986) was appointed the McCaughey Professor of History at the University of Queensland in 1949. Over the next thirty years he greatly expanded the size and reputation of the History department. He published many texts, and was involved in a range of institutes and organisations over the course of his career. He established the Australian Journal of Politics and History in 1955 and served as the editor until 1982. He was a member of the University Senate from 1953 to 1983. He retired from teaching in 1982 and was made Professor Emeritus in 1983. In 1989 the University of Queensland posthumously dedicated the Gordon Greenwood building in his honour. Helen Derrick is his daughter, and has posthumously published some of Greenwood's manuscripts.

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Biographical history

Helen Derrick (nee Greenwood-Nadebaum), daughter of Gordon and Thora Greenwoord, was bornin 1940.

Archival history

Prior to donation, material in this collection was arranged in subject files and selected documents were digitised.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, c1920-2012
Collection alternatively titled as: Gordon Greenwood Collection.

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Scope and content

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts and other material written by or relating to Professor Gordon Greenwood.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access. Box 17 restricted, application for access may be submitted to the Fryer Librarian for consideration.

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  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Related material is held in the Fryer Library in UQFL346 Australian Journal of Politics and History Collection.

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62993112 ; 52797277

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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