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1991.0097 [WRIGHT, ROY DOUGLAS (1907-1990)]
Date Range of Records: 1964-1990
- Wright, Professor Roy Douglas [1907-1990]
Miscellaneous correspondence 1947-1990; material relating to the Chancellorship; letters of congratulation on receiving A.K.; appointment diaries 1964, 1971-1989; fictional account of the Orr case by RDW, and a further file, concerning the Eddy book, the transfer of material from Sydney to Melbourne, etc. 1974-1990; Certificates and correspondence concerning honorary degree from the A.N.U.; item concerning the Wilson Hall organ; newscuttings concerning RDW; obituaries and an audio tape of the Celebration of his life, Queen's College, 29 March 1990; etc. Sydney Sparkes Orr was summarily dismissed from the Chair of Philosophy at the University of Tasmania in March 1956 on a morals charge following a Royal Commission precipitated by the publication of an open letter from Orr to the Vice-Chancellor. From then until his death in 1966, Orr's case for reinstatement and compensation was fought in many arenas.
Collection Category: University, individuals
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Finding Aids: Yes listed ONLINE: see consolidated list at 1968.0003
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