ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0282 Doug McIver Personal Papers

Scope and Content Notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0282

Collection 

Doug McIver Personal Papers

Date Range

1969-2004

Quantity

0.36m (2 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

unstated

Related Collections

HMSS 0016 Canberra Stereo Public Radio Records


Doug McIver was active in a wide range of community organisations and activities in Canberra. This collection reflects most of his major interests.

He was an Honorary Life Member, Mental Health Foundation ACT Inc, and Member of Canberra Schizophenia Fellowship Inc, SOMA Health Association of Australia Ltd and Health Care Consumers Association ACT Inc. In 2001 he was awarded a Rotary Community Service Award for 40 years in Mental and Community Health Advocacy, and was made a Paul Harris Fellow in 2004. He was active in Canberra ASH, the World Council of Churches Seventh Assembly held in Canberra in 1991, and various peace and health initiatives.

Doug was an advocate to local government for his home suburb of Curtin, and was a member of the Community Action for Acton movement that opposed the redevelopment of Acton Peninsula as the site of the National Museum of Australia. For many years he was actively involved with Canberra Stereo Public Radio and its successor ArtSound FM.

He was a player for Woden Cricket Club, an umpire, and president of the ACT Cricket Association until he resigned in protest over the Association’s acceptance of tobacco sponsorship. Although there are few records of it in this collection, he also supported Australian Football.

 

BOX LIST 

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY

DATE RANGE

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HOUSING

 

 

1

Mental health and disability issues in the ACT
- Fragment of an unidentified report on Canberra including employment, migrant community, physical characteristics of Canberra, social and recreation activities, family life, 1986
- St Vincent de Paul Society. The Mentally Ill in Canberra – Modern Outcasts. Draft report by Peter Haas and R. Parker, 1987, together with comments from Doug McIver and related correspondence
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Mental Health Services, ACT Community and Health Service. Information leaflets and guides on accommodation and rehabilitation programs, 1989-1991
- Keys Young. The Needs of People with psychiatric Disabilities Living in Public Housing: Issues and Options. September 1993
- Notices and minutes of meetings, media releases, notes and correspondence relating to mental health services and accommodation, 1988-1994
- The Big Issue street paper project

1 file

1986 – 1994

1

Housing for People with Disabilities – Reviews, Seminars, Working Groups
- ACT Housing and Community Services Bureau. Community Programs Branch. A Draft Strategic Plan for Disability Services. Discussion paper. 24 September 1992
- ACT Housing Trust Seminar, 17 February 1993. Doug McIver’s record of the meeting
- ACT Housing Trust and ACROD ACT.  Forum on Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities, 28 October 1993. Program, outline, major issues raised, summary of outcome
- Working Group on Housing for people with Psychiatric Disabilities. Agendas, draft discussion papers, minutes. November 1993-February 1995
- Purdon Associates Pty Ltd. ACT Review of Accommodation for People with Psychiatric Disorders. Options Paper (also called ACT Mental Health Accommodation Review). May 1995
- Mental Health Foundation (ACT) discussion paper on the Review, and Doug McIver’s response and related correspondence. November 1994-August 1995

1 file

1993 – 1995

1

Mental Health Organisations
- Mental Health Foundation (ACT). Correspondence, press releases, minutes of meeting. 1991
- Mental Health Resource (ACT). Laurie Curtis Workshop 14-15 April 1994, workshop participants’ comments; article by Doug McIver for newsletter
- Brian Maurice I’Anson (1932-2004), funeral service, obituary and related papers
- Papers relating to ACT organisations Galilee and Richmond Fellowship, 1988
- Papers relating to national organisations Mental Health Council of Australia and National Coalition of Mental Health, 1997, and Psychiatric Disability Groups 1990-1991

1 file

1988 – 2004

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICES, AMENITIES AND MAINTENANCE OF SUBURB OF CURTIN

 

 

1

Correspondence with National Capital Development Commission, ACT Administration, political representatives and the ACT Government concerning public amenities and services, and general maintenance of Curtin

1 file

17 July 1986 – November 2002

 

 

 

 

 

CANBERRA COMMUNITY ACTION ON ACTON

 

 

1

Campaign correspondence, publicity, submissions by CCAA; policy statements by ACT political parties; correspondence with National Museum of Australia relating to site selection

2 files

1990 – 2002

 

 

 

 

 

CANBERRA ASH

 

 

1

- Publicity material including campaign posters, design sketch for ASH float 1986, film poster for Death in the West; the Story of the Dying Marlboro Cowboys, list of tobacco websites for World No Tobacco Day 2001, membership invitations from 1986
- Annual general meeting reports and presentations, including annual report 1986, A Twentieth Annual General Meeting Presentation commemorating the founding of Canberra ASH in June 1983, and a message from co-founder Gareth Smith, August 2003
- Senate Community Affairs References Committee. Inquiry into Tobacco Industry and the Costs of Tobacco-Related Illnesses, program and terms of reference, 18 November 1994
- Photocopied extract from Richard Mackarness A Little of What You Fancy, 1985

1 file

1985 – 2003

 

 

 

 

 

CANBERRA STEREO PUBLIC RADIO / ARTSOUND FM

 

1982 – 2004

1

Annual General Meetings:
- Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Annual Report 1993/1994
- Notices of meeting, notices of amendments to the constitution, calls for nomination for members of the Board, 1993-2003
Membership, funding, history:
- Board members and members lists, 1992-2000
- Financial statements, grant funding, 1993-2004
- History, 1982-1997

1 file

1982 – 2003

1

Projects and Programming:
- Project Managers’ reports 1993-1995
- New facilities at Curtin, proposal, draft architect’s brief, 1994
- Planning meetings and papers 1996-2000
- FM Licence Bid 1993
- Program descriptions 1988-1999
- Listener questionnaires
- Who’s Who in the Arts in Canberra, call for entries to first edition, 1994

1 file

1988 – 2004

1

Training course handbooks and course notes:
- Operators’ Training Courses 1992-1994, and undated loose sheets
- Presenters’ Training Course 1995
- Checklist for presenters and producers, undated
- Equipment training sheets
- Notes for Volunteers, 1989-1991
- The ArtSound FM Volunteers Handbook, 1999
- Canberra Stereo Public Radio. Tape Preservation for the National Library of Australia, no date
- Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Sector Codes of Practice, 1994

1 file

1989 – 1999

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 

 

1

Correspondence and organisational papers concerning:
- Peace rally, 1984
- World Vision 40-hour Famine, 1984-1987
- International Year of Peace, 1986, and conference, February 1987
- World Council of Churches Seventh Assembly, Canberra, February 1991
- Healthy Living Fair, 1996
- Constitutional Centenary Foundation Inc (in liquidation), 2003
- Football

1 file

1984 – 2003

 

 

 

 

 

ACT CRICKET ASSOCIATION (ACTCA)

 

 

2

- Annual General Meeting: agendas, minutes, financial papers, 1969-1983
- Minutes of Executive meetings, July-October 1983
- General correspondence, 1983, 1993, including a letter from Australian Cricket Society, ACT Branch, 1973
- Office Bearers, 1973, 1983
- Resignation of Doug McIver as President over the issue of tobacco sponsorship, including a personal report on the status of ACT cricket, 1984
- Papers relating to the Australian Cricket Board

1 file

1969 – 1984

2

Administration
- Management of grounds and facilities, 1971-1994
- Correspondence and circulars on allocation of grounds, 1973
- Prime Minister’s XI v West Indies, 24 January 1984
- The Cockatoo, listing of grade premierships and match statistics, 1981
- Indoor Cricket Centre, 1991

Other clubs
Contact numbers for ACT clubs; miscellaneous items from Tuggeranong Cricket Club, ANU Cricket Club, East Canberra Cricket Club, South Canberra Cricket Club

1 file

1971 – 1994

2

Umpires
The Laws of Cricket, 2000, and amendments

ACT Cricket Umpires Association
- Monthly meetings: agendas, minutes, financial reports, 1983-1991
- Delegates reports, general administration, 1991-1999
- Membership lists

ACT Cricket Association Umpires Council
- Membership lists, general correspondence, 2000-2002

1 file

1983 – 2002

 

 

 

 

2

WODEN DISTRICTS CRICKET CLUB
- Constitution
- Annual Reports 1969/1970 – 1972/1973
- Minutes of 1972 committee meeting, handwritten on the back of Woden Districts Cricket Club Newsletter no 3, November 1972
- Letter re proposed amalgamation of with South Woden Cricket Club, 1973

1 file

1969 – 1974

 

 

 

 

 

WODEN CRICKET CLUB

 

 

2

- Constitution
- Management Committee meeting papers and minutes, 30 August 1978 – 22 January 1979
- Annual General Meeting agendas and discussion papers, 1976-1981
- Financial papers, 1976/1977 – 1983
- Correspondence and club bulletins, 1978-1982
- Double Wicket Competition

1 file

1976 – 1983

2

- Membership lists
- Competition results 1978/1979
- Player profiles 1982-1983
- Correspondence relating to player transfers to other clubs, 1982/1983

1 file

1978 – 1983

2

Woden Cricket Club’s responses to the ACT Cricket Association’s Development Committee report, 1982-1983

1 file

1982 – 1983

 

 

 

 

 

WODEN VALLEY CRICKET CLUB

 

 

2

- Amalgamation of Woden Cricket Club with South Woden Cricket Club to form Woden Valley Cricket Club: financial status of clubs; agendas and discussion papers, 1984
- General correspondence and notices, 1985-1986

1 file

1984 – 1986