Deposit Z199 - Syd Butlin research papers deposit 2

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Syd Butlin research papers deposit 2


  • 1830 - 1982 (Creation)

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(1910 - 1977)

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Syd Butlin was born in Sydney on 20 October 1910. He completed a Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney (1932) and a Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge University (1934). In 1934 he worked as a Research Officer, Government Statistician's Office, Sydney and became Assistant Lecturer, Department of Economics at the University of Sydney in 1935. He completed a Master of Arts, Cambridge University (1939) and was Lecturer, Department of Economics and then Professor of Economics at the University of Sydney. From 1941-1943 he was the Director, Economic Division of the Commonwealth Department of War Organisation, Melbourne. Butlin was Dean, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney from 1946-1955; a member of the senate (1963-67); chairman of the appointments board (1954-55, 1958-61) and of the Social Science Research Council of Australia (1958-62); president of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand (1953-54); a member of the Round Table group, and a founder and deputy chairman (1962-77) of Sydney University Press. From 1971-1976 Butlin was Professor of Economic History (personal chair), Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He died in Sydney on 14 December 1977.

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This material derives mainly from S J Butlin's term as a Professor in the Economic History Department at ANU and is concerned with his work on Australian monetary and banking history and the history of the Reserve Bank of Australia. It includes research notes from letter books, correspondence and other material of the Bank of Australasia (1835-1951), the Bank of South Australia (1837-1892) and the Union Bank of Australia (1840-1951) and other banks, copies of documents from parliamentary papers and other sources in envelopes, card indexes, microfilms of original material and printed material including annual reports of banks, pamphlets and books. Also includes files relating to the formation and operations of the Economics Society of Australia (1928-1955).


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Some records relating to the ANZ Bank and Associated Banks (Victoria) are restricted and Archives staff will need to request permission from the owner of the records before access can be given

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Created by Erin Gallant on 18 August 2011; revised on 9 Septmber 2011




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