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Norman Ian and Jeanne MacKenzie Papers, 1935-1964
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Professor, political and social science; Author. Papers document the work of Norman Ian MacKenzie in preparation for his report for the Social Science Research Council of Australia on the role and status of the Australian women, published as Women in Australia (1962). There is a small amount of material related to other publications written with wife and co-author, Jeanne MacKenzie.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright ownership for unpublished works is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than the MacKenzies may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Section of survey for married women graduates, part of MacKenzie's research for Women of Australia, undated

Section of survey for married women graduates, part of
MacKenzie's research for Women of Australia, undated

Norman Ian MacKenzie was born in London in on August 18, 1921. He graduated from the London School of Economics in 1943 (interrupted by war service in the Royal Air Force) with a B.Sc. (Economics). He was Assistant Editor of the New Statesman from 1943 to 1962. He taught at the University of Sussex, England from 1962 to 1983, initially as Lecturer in Sociology, retiring as Professor of Education. He edited The Letters of Sidney and Beatrice Webb (3 vols, 1978), as well as editing and writing books on various other subjects. Norman was commissioned by the Social Science Research Council of Australia to conduct a pioneering survey of the status and social and political roles of women in Australia in 1959-60, published as Women in Australia (1962). A revised edition was published as Women and Society: An Australian Study (with Sol Encel and Margaret Tebbutt) in 1975. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate (D.Univ) by the Open University (1977) was an Honorary Fellow of LSE.

Daisy Jeanne MacKenzie née Sampson (but always known as Jeanne, pronounced Jean) was born in St. Helens, Lancashire, on January 30, 1922. She graduated from the London School of Economics in 1943 with a B.Sc. (Econ). She worked as a civil servant during World War II and subsequently as a reader for Hamish Hamilton (publishers) and as a marriage counselor. She wrote Australian Paradox (1961), A Victorian Courtship: The Story of Beatrice Potter and Sidney Webb (1979) and The Children of The Souls: A Tragedy of the First World War (1986); and edited a literary anthology, Cycling (1981).

Norman and Jeanne married 25 October 1945. The couple had two daughters, Janetta (1951-99) and Julia (b. 1956). They co-authored An Authentic and Faithful History of the Mysterious Murder of Maria Marten (1948); biographies of H. G. Wells (The Time Traveller: The Life of H. G. Wells, 1973; the early Fabians (The First Fabians, 1977); and Dickens: A Life (1979). They also co-edited The Diary of Beatrice Webb (4 vols., 1982-85). They were both made Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and awarded the Society's Heinemann Prize for The First Fabians in 1978. After Jeanne's death in 1986, Norman married Dr. Gillian Ford in 1988. He died on June 18, 2013.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie Papers primarily document the work of Norman MacKenzie in preparation for his report for the Social Science Research Council of Australia on the role and status of the Australian women, published as Women in Australia (1962). The collection consists primarily of background research on the status of women in Australia and women's roles in education, labor and employment, family and home life, literature, politics, and the feminist and women's suffrage movements. Included are comparative studies for New Zealand, England, and the United States. There is also some material on Vida Goldstein, pioneer Australian suffragist; and Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia. Types of material include correspondence, typed and handwritten notes, original typed and handwritten manuscripts, surveys, reports, maps, reviews, pamphlets, clippings, memorabilia, and books. There is a small amount of material related to other publications written by Norman and co-author, Jeanne MacKenzie.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on use:

Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright ownership for unpublished works is unknown. Copyright to materials authored by persons other than the MacKenzies may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie donated their papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1965.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised by Tanya Pearson, 2013.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English

Contents List
Contents


Box 1: folder 1
Bibliography
1959-60

Box 1: folder 2
Australian Paradox by Jeanne MacKenzie: correspondence and reviews
1961-62

Box 1: folder 3
Clippings
1959-60

Box 1: folder 4
Photograph: Norman and Jeanne MacKenzie in Australia [copy print made from digital scan]
circa 1959-60

Box 1: folder 4b
Correspondence



Jeanne MacKenzie
1961-63

Box 1: folder 5
Norman Ian MacKenzie
1961-64

Box 1: folder 6
Education: reports
1955-58

Box 1: folder 7
Employment: reports
1935-60

Box 1: folder 8
Equal pay: reports
1946-58

Box 1: folder 9
"Vida Goldstein, Australian Suffragette" (article) by Norman Mackenzie
1960

Box 1: folder 10
Home and family
1945-59

Box 1: folder 11
Lonely Moth: Amy Johnson's Flight to Australia by Norman MacKenzie
n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Notes
1951-60

Box 1: folder 13
Miscellaneous: address book, clippings, and reports
1944-60

Box 1: folder 14
Politics and suffrage
1952-55

Box 1: folder 15
Pamphlets
1957

Box 1: folder 16
Women In Australia



Reviews, correspondence, and clippings
1961-63

Box 1: folder 17
Introduction and chapters
1, 2 & 5

Box 1: folder 18
Published book
(1962)

Box 1
Research materials



Role of women in public and professional Life
1959

Box 2: folder 1
Feminism: survey
1950-57

Box 2: folder 2
Biographies of Australian women
1950-58

Box 2: folder 3
Employment: war work
1960

Box 2: folder 4
Miscellaneous reports and statistics
1946-61

Box 2: folder 5
Permissions
1960

Box 2: folder 6
Questionnaires
n.d.

Box 2: folder 7
Women's rights charters
1943-60

Box 2: folder 8
Maps of Australia
n.d.

Box 2: folder 9

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Subjects
  • Goldstein, Vida, 1869-1949
  • Johnson, Amy, 1903-1941
  • Women's rights--Australia--History--20th century-Sources
  • Women--Australia--Social conditions--20th century-Sources
  • Women-Suffrage--Australia

Contributors
  • MacKenzie, Jeanne
  • MacKenzie, Norman Ian. Women in Australia (1962)--Sources


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