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Roth, Bert

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1917 - 1994

biographical statement

Herbert Otto Roth (1917-1994) socialist, historian, and former Deputy University Librarian at the University of Auckland, Roth wrote several publications on New Zealand trade union history including Trade unions in New Zealand past and present (1973).

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Auckland Painters Union records.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-D-51
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence from the solicitors J.J. Sullivan and Mason & Mason re proceedings for recovery of debt. Includes copies of summonses for subscription arrears.Later records of New Zealand Painters and Decorators, Glaziers and Signwriters Industrial Union of Workers. Auckland Branch at MSS & Archives 91/6.

Auckland Socialist Forum records.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-262
Scope and Contents Collection includes, minute books, correspondence, financial records and newsletters covering the period from the formation of the organisation in July 1961 to 1971 when its operations were wound up.

Bert Roth collection on the Consumer Association of Wellington.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-207
Scope and Contents "Early days of the Consumer Council". This collection includes rules, broadsheets, etc., of the Consumer Association of Wellington

Bert Roth collection on the South Pacific.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-304
Scope and Contents Collection contains three items as follows: Manifesto of the Melanesian Action Front, a group based at the University of Papua New Guinea, with the aim of mobilisation of the people for development; Decentralization: a priority for political development in the New Hebrides, by Barak Sope of the School of Economic and Social Development, University of the South Pacific; New country, old story:...

Bert Roth newspaper clippings on to the Cook Islands.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-229
Scope and Contents The collection consists of newspaper cuttings relating to current issues in the Cook Islands, with emphasis on politics and government.

Bert Roth papers.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-301
Scope and Contents Collection includes correspondence and minutes of the Polynesian Panther Party and the Maori Organisation on Human Rights, 1971-1973.

Bert Roth papers.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-259
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Bibliography of N.Z. bibliographies; Bibliography of W.T. Airey compiled by H.O. Roth; report of the 1955 N.Z. Freezing Workers Conference; a letter dated 1929 from the President of the Auckland Stonemasons' Union and newspaper clippings from People's Voice on big business in New Zealand. A Bibliography of Bert Roth's major labour history writing can be found in...

Collection relating to the selection of Labour candidate, Ralph K. Maxwell, for the Waitakere electorate, 1978.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-214
Scope and Contents An anonymous letter directed against Ralph Maxwell, New Zealand Labour Party candidate for Waitakere, November 1978. Includes copy of: Candidate hit by smear letter, New Zealand Herald, clipping from New Zealand Herald. Maxwell won the electorate for Labour Party with a majority of 2,016.

Doug Crosado interview with members of the Communist Party of New Zealand

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-184
Scope and Contents Interview with Ella Ayo, George Jackson and Bruce Skiltern on the history of the Communist Party. Tape 1. Early years in the life of the Communist Party. Tape 2. CP identities in the 1930s. YCL "Industrial Worker". Tape 3. Mainly illegal CP publications in Wellington and Auckland. Tape 4. 1932 riots; CP conference; Soviet-German non-aggression pact. Tape 5. F.P. Walsh and compulsory unionism; 1943 election; Maori; Peter Fraser. Tape 6. P. Fraser; CPNZ and Maori; W. McAra; CPNZ split and China.

Doug Crosado interview with Ted Whitlow.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-183
Scope and Contents Interview with Ted Whitlow, ex-secretary of the New Zealand Tramways Union

Gerald Mills letters from Ronald Syme and Wolf Rosenberg.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-228
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters to Mills from Ronald Syme, a British author living in the Cook Islands, and from Wolf Rosenberg (reader in Economics, University of Canterbury) concerning Cook Island politics.

Hiroshima Day Committee for Peace (Auckland) records.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-244
Scope and Contents A collection of leaflets, notices of meetings, posters and photographs of marches. Includes minutes, handwritten and in typescript, from 1967-1970; and four slides used in Auckland cinemas to advertise a Hiroshima Day march in 1968.

Industrial Relations Society of New Zealand records.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-263
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence, minutes and annual reports, as well as ephemera relating to the Society.

James Edwards autobiography manuscript.

 Item
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-10
Scope and Contents Manuscript is an extract from Edwards' unpublished autobiography and is concerned with Robin Hyde.

Jock Barnes typescript of Never a white flag.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-Vault 101
Scope and Contents Collection contains a photocopy of the typescript for Jock Barnes' autobiography which details Barnes' political beliefs and long involvement in Union activity including the 1951waterfront strike.

New Zealand Workers' Educational Association, Otago Centre, lectures The Pacific, its peoples and problems.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-A-251
Scope and Contents Cyclostyled outlines for a set of lectures on the Pacific region and its problems. The notes are undated but the circumstances described are those of the 1930's. The lectures were to consider current political and social conditions in countries bordering on the Pacific (Russia, China, Japan, U.S.A.) and their impact on the region in terms of possible future conflict about "trade, investment, immigration". The set includes a general lecture entitled "Race Problems", which reveals the 30's...

New Zealand Workers' Educational Association Trade Union Postal Education Committee, History of trade unionism in New Zealand course booklets.

 File
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-D-42
Scope and Contents Set of eight course booklets produced for the New Zealand Workers' Educational Association Trade Union Postal Education Committee's course on the history of trade unionism in New Zealand. Booklets 7 and 8 were written by Bert Roth, who at the time of donation was re-writing the complete course.

Vera Wood photographs of New Zealand Labour Party and Socialist groups.

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-Vault 30

Wilfred (Bill) McAra papers.

 Collection
Identifier: MSS &-Archives-94/4
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection cover McAra’s years of study and research into Marxist-Leninist ideology and the problems of the working class. They document his membership of the Communist Party of New Zealand and expulsion from the Party; his activities as a pamphleteer; and aspects of his personal and family life. From the early 1960s the papers and records of Diana Miriam Wilsie, are inextricably mixed with those of McAra. The papers were received by the Library in twenty four...