ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0065 Australian Rostrum ACT Dais Records

Scope and Content Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0065

Collection

Australian Rostrum ACT Dais Records

Date Range

1951-1994

Quantity

1.54 m (11 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

Open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections -

Rostrum is a non-political, non-profit organisation which aims to improve the quality of public speaking in the community.  Rostrum formed in 1923 in Mancester, England from members of the YMCA Businessmen's Speaking Class.  it was introduced to Australia in 1930 by Alan Cook and Robert S. Swanson through the YMCA in Sydney.  The Rostrum national body is Australian Rostrum.  The co-ordinating authority in each state and territory is known as a "dais".  Each dais president is an ex-officio member of the Australian Rostrum Council.

The first Canberra Rostrum club was established in 1953, and the formation of the ACT Dais followed in 1958.  The ACT Dais is the governing body of the ACT Zone, which also includes Bega, Cooma and Yass.  There are around a dozen clubs within the ACT Zone.  Each dais conducts regular sessions at which public speaking is studied and practised under the guidance of critics appointed by the club.  The ACT Rostrum Critics Club was created by the Dais in 1974 to promote training in criticism and to facilitate the assessment of the competence of critics seeking accreditation.

The collection consists mainly of correspondence and circulars 1974-1985; financial records 1958-1982; membership records 1969-1985; records relating to the Australian Rostrum Council 1947-1985; records relating to the "Voice of Youth" national speaking competitions 1975-1988; Alan Crook Award records, 1974-1984; ACT Rostrum Critics Club records, 1973-1983 and records of the ACT Dais Club no. 2, 1965-1985.  Also includes records on Rostrum Freeman State dais records, Rostrum courses, the 1980 Australian Rostrum Jubilee Celebrations; the NSW/ACT Rostrum Convention 1983; the Raja Ratnam award 1982-1985; the Cooma Club 1956-1962 and printed material.

This collection was transferred from the National Library of Australia in 1998.

Box List

Box No. Series No. File No. Description Date Range
1 1 1

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1974-1978
1 1 2

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1974-1978
1 1 3

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1974-1978
1 1 4

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1974-1978
1 1 5

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1974-1978
1 1 6

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Circulars to clubs 

1977-1979
1 1 7

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Circulars to clubs 

1977-1979
1 1 8

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Circulars to clubs 

1977-1979
1 1 9

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Circulars to clubs 

1977-1979
2 1 10

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1981
2 1 11

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1981
2 1 12

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1983
2 1 13

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

Nov 1983 – 24 May 1984

2 1 14

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

Nov 1983 – 24 May 1984

2 1 15

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

24 May 1984 - 23 Aug 1984

2 1 16

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

25 May 1984 - 23 Aug 1984

2 1 17

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

24 Aug 1984 - 26 Nov 1984

2 1 18

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

20 Aug 1984 - 24 Nov 1984

3 1 19

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

24 Nov 1984 - 21 Feb 1985

3 1 20

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1985
3 1 21

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Correspondence 

1985
3 1 22

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Correspondence, Circulars

ACT Rostrum - Circulars 

1985
3 2 23

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum - Annual reports, financial statements, minutes 

1959-1975

3 2 24

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum - Annual reports, financial statements, minutes 

1959-1975

3 2 25

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum - Annual reports, financial statements, minutes 

1959-1975

3 2 26

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum - Annual reports, financial statements, minutes 

1959-1975

4 2 27

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum - DAIS financial arrangements review 

1981-1982

4 2 28

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Annual Reports, Financial Statements, Minutes

ACT Rostrum-Fund raising 

1975

4 3 29

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-New constitution papers 

1975-1979
4 3 30

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum- Constitution papers 

1977-1978
4 3 31

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Certificate of incorporation; rules and objects 


4 3 32

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Constitution papers 

1981-1982
4 3 33

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership 

1969-1974
4 3 34

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership lists 

1975-1978
4 3 35

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership 

1976-1977
5 3 36

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership 

1979
5 3 37

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership 

1982
5 3 38

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership 

1983
5 3 39

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership returns 

31 Mar 1983
5 3 40

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership returns 

30 Sep 1983
6 3 41

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership returns 

31 Mar 1984
6 3 42

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership returns 

30 Sep 1984
6 3 43

Australian Rostrum ACT Dias - Constructional Papers

ACT Rostrum-Membership returns 

31 Mar 1985
6 4 44

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council - Correspondence with ARC 

1976 –1978
6 4 45

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council-ARC reports minutes 

1979-1985
6 4 46

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council-Minutes 

1974-1981
6 4 47

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council-Meetings 

1982-1983
6 4 48

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council-Report to ARC 

1982-1983
6 4 48

Australian Rostrum Council - Miscellaneous

Australian Rostrum Council-ARC Returns etc. 

31 Dec 1983
6 5 49

ACT Rostrum - Alan Crooke Award Papers

Alan Crook Award papers 

1974 –1976
6 5 50

ACT Rostrum - Alan Crooke Award Papers

Alan Crook Award papers 

1977
6 5 51

ACT Rostrum - Alan Crooke Award Papers

Alan Crook Award papers 

1981 –1982
6 5 52

ACT Rostrum - Alan Crooke Award Papers

Alan Crook Award papers 

1984
7 6 53

ACT Rostrum Voice of Youth

ACT Rostrum-Voice of youth national speaking competition correspondence 

1973-1975
7 6 54

ACT Rostrum Voice of Youth

ACT Rostrum-Voice of youth papers 

1975
7 6 55

ACT Rostrum Voice of Youth

ACT Rostrum-Voice of youth papers 

1975
7 6 56

ACT Rostrum Voice of Youth

ACT Rostrum-Voice of youth papers 

1976-1979
7 6 57

ACT Rostrum Voice of Youth

ACT Rostrum-Voice of youth papers 

1981-1988
7 7 58

ACT Rostrum - Critics

ACT Rostrum - Critics and adjudicators 

1973
7 7 58

ACT Rostrum - Critics

ACT Rostrum-Critic training 

1973
7 7 59

ACT Rostrum - Critics

ACT Rostrum - Critics Club records 

1979-1983
8 8 60

ACT Dias Club No. 2

ACT DAIS Club No. 2-correspondence etc. 

1968-1969
8 8 61

ACT Dias Club No. 2

ACT DAIS Club No. 2-correspondence etc. 

1969-1970
8 8 62

ACT Dias Club No. 2

ACT DAIS Club No. 2-minute book 

1969-1970
8 8 62

ACT Dias Club No. 2

ACT DAIS Club No. 2-membership records 

1970-1972
8 9 63

Freeman Records

Freeman records 

1980-1982
8 9 63

Freeman Records

Freeman council minutes 

1982-1983
8 9 64

Freeman Records

Freeman nominations 

1982-1983
8 9 65

Freeman Records

Freeman nominations 

1984
8 9 66

Freeman Records

Freeman nominations 

1985
9 10 67

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2 - Records

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2 - Financial records 

1968-1984
9 10 68

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2 - Records

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2-Receipt book and bank book 

1975-1984
9 10 69

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2 - Records

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2-Minute Books 

1983-1985
9 10 70

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2 - Records

Canberra Rostrum Club No. 2-Minute Books 

1986-1994
10 11 71

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Rostrum state DAIS-minutes and publications 

1980-1981
10 11 72

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Rostrum state DAIS-minutes and reports 

1983-1985
10 11 73

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Rostrum state DAIS-publications

1983-1985
10 11 74

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

AIM Rostrum courses 

1981-1994
10 11 75

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

AIM Rostrum course, Better Public Speaking 

1981
10 11 76

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Rostrum Jubilee Celebrations

1980
10 11 77

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

NSW ACT Rostrum Convention 

1983
10 11 78

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Raja Ratnam Award 

1982-1985
10 11 79

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Frank Hall papers 

1975-1980
11 11 80

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Dais-Cooma Club-Records plus Minutes 

1951
11 11 81

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Rostrum-printed materials 

1965-1973
11 11 81

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Rostrum-printed materials 

1981-1985
11 11 82

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Rostrum-publicity suggestions 


11 11 83

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Rostrum-program suggestions questionnaire-Club 7 


11 11 84

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

ACT Rostrum-report: Speaker of the Year 

1982
11 11

ACT Rostrum - Miscellaneous

Ephemera - Badge and Pictures