Guide to the Papers of Barry Cohen


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Manuscript Name Papers of Barry Cohen
Manuscript Number MSS 352
Last Updated January 2019
Extent  5 boxes
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Literary papers, including drafts and notes of newspaper articles and material relating to Life with Gough (1996) and Whitlam to Winston (1997).

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

A collection of the literary papers of Barry Cohen, created principally during the 1990s but including some material from the late 1980s. Some material relates to Cohen’s newspaper articles which he largely published following his retirement from politics in 1990. The collection also includes draft material from the books published as Life with Gough (1996) and Whitlam to Winston (1997).

Date Range of Content

1987 - 1997

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Cohen

Barry Cohen was an Australian Labor politician, serving as Federal Minister for Robertson (1969 - 1990). Under the Hawke Government, he served as Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment (1983 - 1984) and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Environment (1984 - 1987). Following his retirement from federal politics in 1990, he wrote a number of newspaper articles for The Bulletin and The Australian. He published a several books, including Life with Gough (1996) and From Whitlam to Winston (1997).

He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007.

References:
McGhee, A. (2017, Dec 18). Barry Cohen, Hawke government minister and Alzheimer's campaigner, dies aged 82. ABC News. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-18/minister-turned-alzheimers-campaginer-barry-cohen-dies/9268218 21/01/2019

 

Administrative Information

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

 

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by Barry Cohen for private study and research is approved.

 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Barry Cohen, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 352, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

 

Provenance

The collection was acquired from Barry Cohen in one consignment.

 

Additional Information

Related Material

Australian Jewish Historical Society Inc. Australian Jewish Historical Society Library - call no. 293

National Archives of Australia for his Commonwealth records - call no. CP 351

 


Subject Keywords

Subjects

Australian politics, politicians, memoirs, autobiographies

 

Personal Names

Barry Cohen 1935-2017

 

Corporate Names

Australian Labor Party

Australian Parliament

 

Occupations

Politician, writer

 

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1
Newspaper articles - The Australian / The Weekend Australian
Typed articles, 16 October 1990 - 25 June 1991

Folder 2
Newspaper articles - The Australian / The Weekend Australian
Typed articles, 31 January 1990 - 22 February 1992
From file marked ‘Typed Copies’.

Folder 3
Newspaper articles - The Australian / The Weekend Australian
Typed articles, 4 March 1992 - 26 November 1992

 

Box 2

Folder 4
Newspaper articles - The Australian / The Weekend Australian
Typed articles, 25 February, 22 April, 1 September 1992; 9 December 1992 - 4 July 1995

Folder 5
Newspaper articles - The Australian / The Weekend Australian
Typed articles, 4 August 1995 - 20 May 1997

Folder 6
Newspaper articles - The Bulletin
Typed articles, December 1987 - 6 September 1991

 

Box 3

Folder 7
Newspaper articles - published versions
Copies of Barry Cohen’s articles as they appeared in The Australian, The Weekend Australian, and The Bulletin.

Folder 8
Documents and Notes
Life with Gough (1996) - draft version, 308 pages

Folder 9
Documents and Notes
Life with Gough (1996) - draft version, unpaginated

Folder 10
Documents and Notes
Life with Gough (1996) - draft version, unpaginated

 

Box 4

Folder 11
Documents and Notes
Whitlam to Winston (1997) - draft version, 203 pages

Folder 12
Documents and Notes
Whitlam to Winston (1997) - draft version, Allen & Unwin copy, 308 pages

Folder 13
Documents and Notes
Whitlam to Winston (1997) - draft version, with ‘List of Contributors’, ‘Stories to Write’ at the front, unpaginated

 

Box 5

Folder 14
Documents and Notes
Whitlam to Winston (1997) - draft version, unpaginated

Folder 15
Documents and Notes
Whitlam to Winston (1997) - draft version, unpaginated, from file marked ‘Final Draft’

Folder 16
Extra Series - Newspaper articles - The Sydney Morning Herald
Typed articles, 20 January 1989 - 8 August 1989.