Series 82 - Research material relating to the history of the Country Party

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Research material relating to the history of the Country Party


  • 1952 - 1954 (Creation)

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0.5 m (1 type 1, 1 type 2 and 1 type 3 boxes)

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(1917 - 1953)

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William Kirby Rolph, was a Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University from 6 September 1953 until his death on 23 December 1953. At the time of his appointment Rolph held a Ford Foundation Fellowship in History at Tulane University, Louisiana. Rolph completed a BA with first class honours in history at the University of Toronto in 1940, and an MA from Brown University in Providence Rhode Island in 1941. During World War 2 he was assistant to the director of the Domestic Morale Branch of the Canadian Wartime Information Board in Ottawa. He completed a PhD in Canadian and American History from Brown University in 1950. Between 1944 and 1951 he taught at the University of Western Ontario, New York University and the University of Saskatchewan.

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This research material was gathered by William Rolph who was the first Research Fellow in the Department of Political Science in the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU. There are research files, including drafts of papers, pamphlets and other publications and index cards of election results and research notes.


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  • English

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 4 October 2007


  • English



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