Series 1 - Saulwick Poll - correspondence, reference and working files


Date Range1968 - 2007
ProvenanceIrving Saulwick
Description

Files kept by Irving Saulwick, made up of loose documents stored in folders or bundles, with no evident control system. Some items are untitled, others have one or more titles, which may appear inscribed or typed on the folder cover or leading edge (or both).

The majority of content in this Series falls within the following broad categories:
a) newsclippings (most often reporting findings of the Saulwick Age Poll in its multiple incarnations) sourced from The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and, less frequently, other Australian or international newspapers
b) various items of correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick, generally relating to the development and administration of Saulwick Polls
c) poll questionnaires (usually blank or annotated forms, in very rare instances a completed survey);
d) popular and academic articles on polling, written by Irving Saulwick and others.


Inventory Listing

Newsclippings - Part 1 of 2

Imposed title. Loose papers housed in an untitled manila folder: mostly newsclippings (and some photocopies) reporting on Age Poll findings. Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00031 and SAUL00032, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00031.

Part 1 also contains: two envelopes addressed to Irving Saulwick holding additional loose newsclippings; photocopy of a book review published in The Australian Municipal Journal, October 1978, making reference to a recent Saulwick Age Poll; blank questionnaire form for opinion poll conducted March 1978; 'Ordinary people in Extraordinary Economic Circumstances' by Richard Rose (paper presented to a European-American Symposium on Values in Everyday Life, 12 - 15 September 1977); 'Australian Attitudes to Immigrants' by Ronald Taft (paper delivered at the seventh annual series of La Trobe University Meredith Memorial Lectures, 3 May 1978).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0031
Date range c. 31 March 1977 - c. 3 January 1980, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Published Papers or Articles, Photocopied Documents and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00031 Box Number 5 Series 1
Saulwick Age Poll Questionnaires 1993 - 94

Blank questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls, representative of forms filled in by interviewers during telephone polling, spanning the period January 1993 - November 1994. The majority of questionnaires show the date of the poll as a subheading on the form. Also several copies of a mail-out questionnaire: 'The Saulwick Age Poll: Study of VCE Student Attitudes', dated August 1993.

Also contains a copy of the 1978 publication 'Reprints of the 23rd Series of Articles from Age Poll'.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0022
Date range 1978 - 30 November 1994    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, Facsimile Transmissions and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00022 Box Number 3 Series 1
Master Q'aire [Questionnaire] File

Blank questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls, representative of forms filled in by interviewers during telephone polling, spanning the period 1987 - 1994. The majority of questionnaires show the date of the poll as a subheading on the form. Some forms have been annotated or otherwise marked up by hand, and one completed questionnaire form is also present.

Also contains one undated page of handwritten notes (coding related), and two copies of a mail-out questionnaire: 'The Saulwick Age Poll: Study of VCE Student Attitudes', dated August 1993.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0023
Date range 10 July 1987 - November 1994    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Loose Notes and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00023 Box Number 4 Series 1
Questionnaires 1971 - 1987

Imposed title. Loose papers held in an untitled manila folder, with calculations and notes inscribed on the inside cover.

Blank questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls, representative of forms filled in by interviewers during face to face polling, spanning the period 1971 - 1987. The majority of questionnaires show the date of the poll as a subheading on the form. Some forms have been annotated, amended as new poll drafts, or otherwise marked up by hand.

Also includes: one photocopy of Age Poll Index document (see also item SAUL00010); one completed questionnaire form; and one form inscribed 'G.M.S. Mastercode', marked up by hand, with additional handwritten notes attached.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0024
Date range March 1971 - June 1987    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats Loose Notes, Indexes, Forms and Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00024 Box Number 4 Series 1
A Critical Analysis Of Australian Television Coverage of Opinion Polls

Publication: Ted J. Smith III and Derek O. Verrall 'A Critical Analysis Of Australian Television Coverage of Opinion Polls' reprinted from The Public Opinion Quarterly Vol 49, No.1, Spring 1985.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0025
Date range 1985    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier SAUL00025 Box Number 4 Series 1
Polling Articles 1971 - 1972

Imposed title. Loose papers, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation. Most documents are newspaper clippings glued onto sheets of paper; item also contains one loose newspaper clipping and two additional photocopies of one article.

Contains newspaper clippings relating to polls, polling and pollsters published in the early 1970s in various Australian newspapers, including: The Age; The Australian; The Sun; The Herald; and Australian Financial Review). Articles date from 1971 - 1972, excepting one loose clipping from 1974.

The majority of clippings are about the results of specific polls (mostly non-Saulwick polls). Item also contains articles on polling practice in Australia more generally, including information about key companies and personalities involved at the time.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0026
Date range 20 August 1971 - 24 September 1974, Mostly 1971 - 1972.    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier SAUL00026 Box Number 4 Series 1
Poll Cuttings - Part 1 of 2

Imposed title. Loose newsclippings housed in a manila folder with no clear title. An inscribed title 'Report for Theory of Structure 1 Laboratory Experiment No 2' appears on the rear inside cover: this has no obvious relation to the folder contents.

Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00027 and SAUL00028, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00027. The bulk of articles in Part 1 date from between January 1994 and February 1995, with one journal article published July 1984 and a small number of undated articles.

Contains clippings, photocopies and faxed copies of articles written by Irving Saulwick and others, published in newspapers and magazines including: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; Australian Jewish News; The Waverley Gazette; and The Bulletin. Most articles report the results of specific Saulwick polls. Also includes material relating to polling more generally, and to some of Irving Saulwick's other survey research activities (for example, a visit to Mount Waverley Secondary College to gather student responses toward a booklet produced by the Constitutional Centenery Foundation [CCF], 'Now You're 18 You Have the Power').

Also includes the following articles from non-newspaper sources: Derek Parker 'The Pollsters, the Pundits and the Politics of Fear' published in IPA Review Vol 46, No 1, 1993; [unattributed] 'The Opinionologists' The Bulletin March 2, 1993; Murray Goot, 'Capital Gains, Electoral Losses?' CAB vol 61, No 2, July 1984; Murray Goot 'Public Opinion and the Public Opinion Polls' (unpublished, undated version, with covering note from Murray Goot indicating forthcoming publication details).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0027
Date range c. July 1984 - c. 13 Feb 1995, Mostly 1994 - 1995. Includes undated material.    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Published Papers or Articles, Photocopied Documents and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00027 Box Number 4 Series 1
Poll Cuttings - Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Loose newsclippings housed in a manila folder with no clear title. An inscribed title 'Report for Theory of Structure 1 Laboratory Experiment No 2' appears on the rear inside cover: this has no obvious relation to the folder contents.

Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00027 and SAUL00028, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00027. The majority of articles in Part 2 date from between May 1991 and December 1992, with a small number of undated documents.

Contains clippings, photocopies and faxed copies of articles written by Irving Saulwick and others, published in newspapers and magazines including: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; and The Independent. Most articles report the results of specific Saulwick polls, with some material relating to polling more generally, for example: an unpublished essay by Irving Saulwick, 'Changes in the Political Landscape'; and a copy of the April 11-12 edition of The Australian magazine, including an article on pollsters, 'In Poll Position', by Mike Safe. Also includes a feature article from the Age 17 September 1991, 'The bumpy road', (written by Mark Considine, Susan Feldman, Denis Muller and Irving Saulwick), second in a series of articles from the 'Agendas' project, a joint venture between The Age and the University of Melbourne's Political Science Department.

Item also includes a blank copy of Saulwick Poll Questionnaire form for poll conducted 22 November 1991 and a Newspoll press release dated 29 May 1991. Occasional covering notes for articles that were sent to Saulwick by other parties.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0028
Date range c. May 1991 - c. 26 December 1992, Includes undated material.    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier SAUL00028 Box Number 4 Series 1
ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] Poll Clippings [1973]

Loose papers housed in a manila folder. The file title typed on leading edge of folder is partially illegible due to insect damage.

Contains newspaper clippings, mostly reporting the finsdings of Saulwick Polls. Clippings are glued onto loose sheets of paper, and are taken from newspapers including: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; The National Times; Sunday Independent; and The Canberra Times. Also contains a copy of 'The Great Health Debate' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 3 August 1973 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0039
Date range 16 June 1973 - 14 January 1974    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00039 Box Number 6 Series 1
Age Poll Clippings 1971
Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Loose documents housed in two manila folders bound together with string: the upper folder is inscribed 'Age Poll Clippings 1971' on the front cover and '1971' on leading edge; the second folder is inscribed '1971' on the leading edge. The two folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00029 and SAUL00030, respectively.

Part 2 contains newsclippings from The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Australian; mostly Age Poll articles glued onto loose sheets of paper, with some photocopies. With the exception of one clipping ('Can Labor Win in 1972?' published in The Sunday Australian, 21 November 1971), all content of this inventory item is also found in Part 1.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0030
Date range 20 March 1971 - 28 December 1971    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00030 Box Number 5 Series 1
Age Poll Correspondence 1975

Correspondence and working papers. Much of the correspondence is regarding permission to purchase data tables or reprint poll data in publications. Other topics include: polling methodology, analysis and administration; suggestions for future polls and surveys; and material sent to Saulwick for comment. Correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and parties including: Creighton Burns and other staff of the Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers; the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria; the Australian Conservation Foundation; authors; academics; students; public servants; and members of the general public.

Also includes: meeting notes; press releases from the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research [IAESR] University of Melboune and Morgan Research (dating from 1977 - 1980); NCRC [National Catholic Research Council) Newsletter No. 2 - November 1977; copies of newspaper articles; blank poll questionnaires, drafts and supporting material (polling classifications and variables; interviewers guide; coding lists).

Also includes copies of published articles: Michael Kahan and Don Aitkin 'Drawing a Sample of the Australian Electorate' Occasional Paper No 3, Department of Political Science, Australian National University, 1968; Richard M. Johnson 'Marginal Weighting' published by Market Facts Inc, 1972; J.S. McDonnell and L.V Defris 'The Demand for New Motor Vehicles - Using Australian Consumer Sentiment Measures to Explain and Predict Consumer Behaviour' The Australian Economic Review, 4th quarter, 1976; Murray Goot and Terrance W. Beed 'The Referenda: pollsters and predictions' [publication details not available]; 'Standardization of Measurement of Cigarette Smoking Rates' Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, 1976; Alan Richardson and Ronald Taft 'Australian Attitudes Toward Immigrants: A Review of Social Survey Findings' published in International Migration Review, Summer 1968; Ronald Taft 'The Shared Frame of Reference Concept Applied to the Assimilation of Immigrants' Human Relations, Vol 6, No.1, 1953; Ronald Taft 'The Assimilation Orientation of Immigrants and Australians' Human Relations, Vol 16, No.3, 1963; James S. Bowman 'Attitudes and Orientations of Environmentally Concerned Citizens' Environmental Conservation Vol 4, No.4, Winter 1977.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0019
Date range April 1975 - August 1981    Quantity 6.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Reports, Newsletters, Loose Notes, Published Papers or Articles, Forms, Public Relations Material and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00019 Box Number 3 Series 1
Newsclippings - Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Loose papers housed in an untitled manila folder: mostly newsclippings (and some photocopies) reporting on Age Poll findings. Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00031 and SAUL00032, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00031.

Part 2 also contains: one copy of 1975 publication 'Reprints of the Sixteenth Series of Articles from Age Poll'; correspondence to Irving Saulwick from the Australian Brodcasting Commission [ABC], regarding purchase and use of Age poll data, with copy of ABC publication Radio Active, May 1976; correspondence to Irving Saulwick from The Sydney Morning Herald, with newsclipping; undated poll figures, one handwritten page.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0032
Date range c. 19 April 1975 - c. 11 February 1980, Includes undated material.    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00032 Box Number 5 Series 1
Age Poll Clippings Head Office Copies 1972
Age Poll Clippings 1972 - Part 1 of 4

Imposed title. Loose documents housed in four manila folders bound together with string. The folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00033, SAUL00034, SAUL00035 and SAUL00036.

Contains newspaper clippings from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, glued onto loose sheets of paper. Also contains 'The Age Poll-Watchers' Guide' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 1 December 1972 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0033
Date range 4 November 1972 - 2 December 1972    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00033 Box Number 5 Series 1
1972
Age Poll Clippings 1972 - Part 2 of 4

Imposed title. Loose documents housed in four manila folders bound together with string. The folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00033, SAUL00034, SAUL00035 and SAUL00036.

Contains newspaper clippings from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, glued onto loose sheets of paper. Also contains 'The Age Poll-Watchers' Guide' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 1 December 1972 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0034
Date range 10 January 1972 - 1 December 1972    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00034 Box Number 5 Series 1
Maria S. Age Poll Clippings 1972
Age Poll Clippings 1972 - Part 3 of 4

Imposed title. Loose documents housed in four manila folders bound together with string. The folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00033, SAUL00034, SAUL00035 and SAUL00036.

Contains newspaper clippings glued onto loose sheets of paper, and some photocopies, of articles published in: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; and the Sunday Independent. Also contains 'The Age Poll-Watchers' Guide' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 1 December 1972 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0035
Date range 3 January 1972 - 2 December 1972    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00035 Box Number 5 Series 1
Mr K. Trickett Age Poll Clippings 1972
Age Poll Clippings 1972 - Part 4 of 4

Imposed title. Loose documents housed in four manila folders bound together with string. The folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00033, SAUL00034, SAUL00035 and SAUL00036.

Contains newspaper clippings glued onto loose sheets of paper, and some photocopies, of articles published in: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; and the Sunday Independent. Also contains 'The Age Poll-Watchers' Guide' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 1 December 1972 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0036
Date range 3 January 1972 - 2 December 1972    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00036 Box Number 5 Series 1
Poll Clippings 1981 - 1982

Imposed title. Loose newsclippings housed in an untitled manila folder. Two loose, unmarked corrugated cardboard sheets used as dividers in the folder have been discarded and replaced with archival-quality card during the archival process.

Contains newspaper clippings published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, mostly reporting findings of specific polls. Some articles on Australian polling and pollsters more generally.

Also contains an article by Bob Carr, 'The big swing is still the exception', published in The Bulletin magazine, June 8, 1982.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0037
Date range c. 18 May 1981 - c. 22 November 1982, Includes undated material.    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications and News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00037 Box Number 6 Series 1
Polling Articles

Imposed title. Loose papers, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation.

Contains newspaper clippings (and one photocopy) of articles relating to polls, polling and pollsters published in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The National Times. The majority of clippings date from 1980 and are related to polling for the Australian Federal Election held 18th October 1980.

Also contains blank poll questionnaire dated June 1973, annotated with handwritten explanatory notes for interviewer; blank poll questionnaires dated 27 - 28th March 1982 and 26 May 1988; an unpublished essay by Irving Saulwick titled 'Why Haven't I Been Interviewed?', with biographical information attached; and a satirical mock-up edition of The Age newspaper.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0001
Date range June 1973 - 26 May 1988    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Drafts, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00001 Box Number 1 Series 1
Age Poll Clippings 1971
Part 1 of 2

Loose documents housed in two manila folders bound together with string: the upper folder is inscribed 'Age Poll Clippings 1971' on the front cover and '1971' on leading edge; the second folder is inscribed '1971' on the leading edge. The two folders have been inventoried as items SAUL00029 and SAUL00030, respectively.

Part 1 contains newsclippings from The Age (mostly reporting Age Poll findings) and The Sydney Morning Herald. The majority of clippings are glued onto loose sheets of paper, with some photocopies. Also contains an introductory description of the polling methodology and data tables for the first Age Poll, and a series of 10 fact sheets relating to an Age-ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] used car buying consumer survey.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0029
Date range c. March 1971 - c. 28 December 1971, Includes undated material.    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier SAUL00029 Box Number 5 Series 1
Election '96

Contains newspaper clippings, faxes and photocopies of articles published in a number of Australian newspapers (including The Age, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and The Advertiser), reporting on opinion polling for the Australian Federal Election held 2 March 1996.

Also contains loose undated material: three pages of handwritten notes; and photocopy of a cartoon by Ron Tandberg, political cartoonist for The Age.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0011
Date range c. 29 January 1996 - c. 23 March 1996, Includes undated material.    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00011 Box Number 1 Series 1
Poll Articles - 1, 2, and 3 1980 - 1 and 2 1981

Contains loose clippings of the regular Age Poll series of articles published in The Age newspaper.

Also contains a letter addressed to Irving Saulwick from Sylvia Bradshaw of The Age newspaper indicating that proofs for two Age Poll reprint booklets are ready for checking.

The clippings in this inventory item were removed from an envelope and placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation. The title inscribed on the envelope has been maintained and the empty envelope retained on file.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0002
Date range 28 April 1980 - 19 January 1982    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence and News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00002 Box Number 1 Series 1
Saulwick Poll Questionnaires - 1989 - 90

Loose papers in an inscribed cardboard folder.

Contains blank copies of questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls. Each questionnaire form includes date of the poll as a subheading. The forms are representative of questionnaires filled in by interviewers during face to face polling. Two copies of the form are present for most polls conducted. Some forms have been annotated by hand (for example, both copies of the questionnaire for survey date Friday 14th April 1989 are inscribed: "Never published"), and draft material relating to a small number of the questionnaires is present.

Also contains a letter addressed to Irving Saulwick from Denis Muller of The Age, regarding a follow up survey of 'Don't Know' respondents to a Queensland Election Poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0003
Date range 31 January 1989 - 13 December 1990    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00003 Box Number 1 Series 1
Saulwick Poll Questionnaires 1991 - 92

Loose papers in an inscribed cardboard folder.

Contains blank copies of questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls. Each questionnaire form includes date of the poll as a subheading. The forms are representative of questionnaires filled in by interviewers during telephone polling. Two copies of the form are present for some polls, for others there is only a single copy. Some forms have been annotated by hand, and draft material relating to a small number of the questionnaires is also present.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0004
Date range 22 January 1991 - 2 December 1992    Quantity 1 cm,
Formats Drafts, Facsimile Transmissions and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00004 Box Number 1 Series 1
Public Opinion Polling on the 1970 Election

Spiral bound publication.

Report published by the Market Research Society of Great Britain, investigating the performance of public opinion polls, and their apparent failure to successfully predict the outcome of the 1970 general election in the United Kingdom.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0005
Date range 1972    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Published Reports
Inventory Identifier SAUL00005 Box Number 1 Series 1
Questionnaires 1971 - 1982
Saulwick Poll Questionnaires - Part 1 of 2

Imposed title. Loose papers, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation. Due to the large quantity of documents, the papers have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00006 and SAUL00007.

Contains blank copies of questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls. The majority of questionnaires identify the date or month of the poll on the form. The forms are representative of questionnaires filled in by interviewers during face to face polling. Multiple copies, or photocopies, of forms are present for some polls.

Also contains draft forms and forms with handwritten annotations.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0006
Date range March 1971 - 2 May 1982, with gaps    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Drafts, Photocopied Documents and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00006 Box Number 1 Series 1
Questionnaires 1987 - 1991
Saulwick Poll Questionnaires - Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Loose papers, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation. Due to the large quantity of documents, the papers have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00006 and SAUL00007.

Contains blank copies of questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls. Most questionnaires identify the date of the poll as a subheading on the form. The forms are representative of questionnaires filled in by interviewers during telephone polling. Multiple copies of forms are present for many polls, and notepads of detachable forms are extant for three of the poll questionnaires.

Also contains photocopies; draft forms; and forms with handwritten annotations.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0007
Date range 11 July 1987 - 15 August 1991, with gaps    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats Drafts, Photocopied Documents and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00007 Box Number 1 Series 1
Newsletter of the University of Sydney Sample Centre

Individually bound (stapled) A4 size booklets, placed together in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation.

Contains 24 consecutive editions of the Newsletter of the University of Sydney Sample Centre [SSC], from Volume 1, Number 1 to Volume 6, Number 4, and one supplement booklet, for Volume 4, Number 4. These publications comprise a brief overview of activities at the SSC, digest summaries of recent Australian and international surveys, and a bibliographic listing of survey publications received by the Centre.

Inventory item also contains a loose sheet titled 'Survey Digest - Introduction and Classification System' and attached 'with compliments' slip from the University of Sydney.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0008
Date range March 1977 - December 1982    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications and Newsletters
Inventory Identifier SAUL00008 Box Number 1 Series 1
Saulwick Poll - Questionnaires 1987 - 88

Blank questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls, representative of forms filled in by interviewers during telephone polling. The majority of questionnaires show the date of the poll as a subheading on the form. Some forms have been annotated or otherwise marked up by hand.

Also includes: interviewer instructions for determining eligibility of interviewees; substitute questions; faxed copies and cover sheets; and questionnaire for a Rural Water Commission Survey, dated June 1988.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0021
Date range 10 July 1987 - 30 November 1988    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00021 Box Number 3 Series 1
Age Poll Index

Imposed title. Documents in this inventory item were removed from an unlabelled manilla envelope and placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation. The empty envelope has been retained on file.

Contains two copies of a document titled 'Age Poll Index', being a subject-index to topics covered in the Age Polls up to and including the 28th poll period. The numerical index references indicate the poll period(s) where opinions on the matter were surveyed, and correlate to the publications 'Reprints of the [x] series of articles from the Age Poll'. These two copies of the index have variant formatting (Saulwick version and an Age retype) but are otherwise the same.

Also contains a letter dated addressed to Irving Saulwick from Pamela Howard of The Age, with mention of the fact that no reprint booklets were published by The Age for series 25 and 26 of the Age Poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0010
Date range November 1980    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence and Indexes
Inventory Identifier SAUL00010 Box Number 1 Series 1
Master File Poll Questionnaires

Blank copies of questionnaire forms for Saulwick Polls. The majority of questionnaires identify the date or month of the poll on the form. The forms are representative of questionnaires filled in by interviewers during face to face polling. Multiple copies and/or photocopies of forms are present for some polls.

Also contains correspondence, reference material and supporting documents relating to polling methodology generally, and to the development, analysis and administration of specific polls. This includes: classification and coding lists; analysis specifications for Beacon Opinion Polls (Age Polls); extensive handwritten notes and drafts for poll topics and questions; photocopy of a poll-based article 'The Good, the Bad and the British' from the Sunday Times newspaper (UK); and a draft paper by Arthur Huck of the University of Melbourne 'Australian Attitudes to China 1967-78'. Correspondence includes a press release from the Australian Conservation Foundation and a number of suggested survey topics and questions received by Irving Saulwick from other parties, including: editorial staff at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald [Tim Colebatch, Alan Peterson,]; academics attached to the University of Melbourne and Monash University; Duncan Chappell of the Australian Law Reform Commission; and Gary Jaynes of the Homosexual Law Reform Coalition.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0020
Date range 18 May 1976 - November 1979    Quantity 6 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Memoranda, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents, Forms, Public Relations Material and Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00020 Box Number 3 Series 1
Polls et al

Manila folder holding loose material primarily relating to the publication and standing of the Saulwick Poll. 'Polls et al' is inscribed on the front of the folder, an alternate title is typed on leading edge: 'Australian Nationwide Polls I.D. [Irving David] Saulwick'.

Contains correspondence between Irving Saulwick and two successive editors of The Age (Alan Kohler and Bruce Guthrie), and with a Deputy Chief Executive of John Fairfax Holdings, Michael Hoy. Subjects covered include: review of polling arrangements for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers; Saulwick's suggestion for international polls and knowledge transfer within the Fairfax Group of newspapers; formal notification of the termination of the association between Irving Saulwick and Associates and the John Fairfax Group; and a proposal seeking reinstatement of the Saulwick Poll as a regular feature in the Age.

Also contains: newsclippings; draft and bound versions of a report by Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller titled 'Why The Age Should Return to Publishing the Saulwick Poll', dated November 1997; letters of comment on the Saulwick Poll (some with supplementary material attached), recieved from John Cain, Malcolm Mackerras and others in response to a request by Saulwick (a copy of the request letter and mailing list are also on file).

Also contains drafts and published copy of articles on polling written by Saulwick: 'Should You Believe the Polls?' published as 'Having trust in opinion polling' unidentified newspaper 26 February 1995; 'Green Issues Take Root' published as 'Green is the colour of the future' Canberra Times 20 February, 1995; 'Sport and Tribalism' published as 'Our society reflects a passion for sport' Canberra Times, March 17, 1995; 'Question is: can the polls be trusted?' Canberra Times, Friday March 3, 1995; 'Popular Attitudes to Federalism' The Newsletter of the Constitutional Centenary Foundation Volume 3, Number 4, December 1994'; 'Surely the Polls Can be More Careful, or, How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot' unpublished, undated article.

Also contains copies of published articles and chapters written by others, including: Mackerras, Malcolm 'General Election, 13 March 1993: Statistical Analysis of the Results' in Australian Journal of Political Science, volume 29, 1994; Goot, Murray 'Contingent inevitability: Reflections on the prognosis for republicanism' in We, The People (George Winterton, ed), Allen & Unwin 1994; Eckersley, Richard 'Values and Visions: Youth and the failure of Modern Western Culture' in Youth Studies Australia, Autumn 1995.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0012
Date range c. 31 October 1994 - c. November 1997, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Published Papers or Articles, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions, Forms and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00012 Box Number 1 Series 1
Age Poll Correspondence I.D.S. [Irving David Saulwick]

Correspondence on subjects relating to establishment and administration of the Age Poll, including: marketing of the Poll; copyright attribution; polling methodology; suggestions for poll topics and questions (for example: Community Aid Abroad on international aid; W.G. Keighly of the NSW Legislative Assembly on abortion); purchase or use of poll data; internal and public feedback on Age Poll articles.

Correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and staff of the Australian Sales and Research Bureau and: editorial and marketing staff at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers (Graham Perkin, Creighton Burns, Douglas Verity, Alan Peterson, J.A. Paton and others); Fairfax managerial staff; academics; politicians; and members of the general public.

The file also includes two black and white photographic prints of Irving Saulwick; an early version of the Age Poll logo; and a report by J.A. Cowl and Company titled 'Notes on Age Poll Re: Party Image', dated April 1972.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0013
Date range 6 January 1971 - 5 December 1974    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Loose Photographic Prints and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00013 Box Number 2 Series 1
Age Poll Enquiries

Correspondence, mostly regarding purchase or use of Age Poll data. Also includes suggestions for poll topics and questions (for example: Muriel Mathers of Freelance Work For Women on women's rights), feedback on Age Poll articles, and general requests for information.

Correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and staff of the Australian Sales and Research Bureau and: academics and researchers (Murray Goot, John Lack, and others); teachers; students; business people; public servants; religious leaders; and members of the general public.

Also includes a copy of the Melbourne Times newspaper, dated 26 July 1972.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0014
Date range 17 May 1971 - 24 June 1974    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence and News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00014 Box Number 2 Series 1
Poll Cuttings 1987 - 1989
Poll Cuttings 1994 July - Part 1 of 2

Imposed title. Loose newsclippings housed in a manila folder with inscribed title 'Poll cuttings July 1994 - ' (this title does not correspond to actual date range of the folder contents). An additional typed title 'Australian Bacon Limited' appears on the rear of the folder: this has no obvious relation to the folder contents.

Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00015 and SAUL00016, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00015.

Contains clippings, photocopies and faxed articles from The Age, The Sunday Age, and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Dates are often inscribed on items, and a small number have annotations or other markings.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0015
Date range 3 December 1987 - 16 May 1989    Quantity 5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings, Photocopied Documents and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00015 Box Number 2 Series 1
Poll Cuttings 1989 - 1991
Poll Cuttings 1994 July - Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Loose newsclippings housed in a manila folder with inscribed title 'Poll cuttings July 1994 ->' (this title does not correspond to actual date range of the folder contents). An additional typed title 'Australian Bacon Limited' appears on the rear of the folder: this has no obvious relation to the folder contents.

Due to the large volume of material, clippings have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00015 and SAUL00016, to ensure their preservation. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00015.

Contains clippings, photocopies and faxed articles from The Age, The Sunday Age, and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Dates are often inscribed on items, and a small number have annotations or other markings.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0016
Date range 1 September 1989 - 12 April 1991    Quantity 5 cm,
Formats News Clippings, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00016 Box Number 2 Series 1
ANU [Australian National University]

Papers relating to the deposit of Age Poll data with the Social Science Data Archives [SSDA] at the Australian National University.

Includes correspondence received by Irving Saulwick from SSDA, and also from Andrew Bunn of The Age, in relation to Age Poll data files and arrangements for deposit of the data with SSDA.

The majority of papers in this inventory item are copies of Age Poll questionnaire forms. Most forms are inscribed with a ddmmyy based identifier; this appears to correspond with a) the poll date, and b) the title format of related data files sent to SSDA. Photocopies of inscribed forms are also present.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0017
Date range January 1992 - January 1996    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Drafts, Loose Notes, Facsimile Transmissions and Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL00017 Box Number 2 Series 1
Poll 1984 - 87

Loose clippings housed in a manila folder with the inscribed title 'Poll 1984 - 87'. An additional title 'Film Australia' is inscribed on the leading edge of the folder: this has no obvious relation to the folder contents.

Contains newsclippings and photocopies relating to specific polls and opinion polling generally, mostly published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Other newspapers represented include The Weekend Australian, The Courier Mail (Queensland), and The Independent (UK), the latter being an article concerning polling and the 1987 British general election.

Also contains: 'Morgan Gallup Poll & the Election', a release by The Roy Morgan Research Centre dated December 10, 1984; a photocopy of the 32nd collection of Age Poll reprints, with inscribed corrections to the poll methodoloy information printed on cover; and a copy of 'Good Weekend - The Sydney Morning Herald Magazine', dated 27-29 September 1985, including results of a survey on sexual attitudes conducted by Irving Saulwick and Associates.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0018
Date range 11 August 1984 - 10 December 1987    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier SAUL00018 Box Number 3 Series 1
Poll Clippings - Federal Election 1974

Imposed title. Newspaper clippings glued onto loose sheets of paper and housed in an untitled manila folder.

Contains clippings published in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times in the lead up to the 1974 Australian federal election. Articles report the findings of Saulwick opinion polls, published as Herald Survey and ASRB Poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0040
Date range 4 May 1974 - 18 May 1974    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00040 Box Number 6 Series 1
New Zealand Herald - Survey Articles

Imposed title. Loose papers, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure their preservation.

Contains newspaper clippings of articles published in the New Zealand Herald, relating to a poll surveying Australian and New Zealand attitudes to, and knowledge of, both countries. The uppermost page is inscribed by hand: 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0009
Date range 17 October 1989 - 18 October 1989    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00009 Box Number 1 Series 1
Age Poll, June 1975 - User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Data File (SSDA [Social Science Data Archives] Study No. 228)

Slide bound volume, published by The Australian National University (ANU) as part of the Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) Study Series. ISBN 0 86784 854 5.

This publication contains:
- cataloguing and citation information for the user guide and study
- study description (metadata for Age Poll, June 1975)
- frequencies addendum
- a copy of the poll questionnaire.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0070
Date range July 1986    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00724 Box Number 9 Series 1
Poll Requests - Conservation and Environment Questions

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Contains documents relating to requests for poll data surveying attitudes to conservation and environment issues. Includes: fax cover sheets addressed to various parties from Irving Saulwick; lists of relevent questions and poll dates (loose and attached to fax covers); summary document, without results or data tables, relating to a poll 'Attitudes Towards the Evironment' conducted for BHP (Broken Hill Proprietary).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0061
Date range c. May 1989 - c. 21 October 1992, Includes undated material    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Facsimile Transmissions, Lists and Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00401 Box Number 8 Series 1
Requests and Correspondence

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Contains: fax cover sheet addressed to Bob Brown of the Australian Greens from Irving Saulwick, with attached document detailing prices for commissioning Saulwick Poll questions; letter addressed to Irving Saulwick from an editor at Curriculum Corporation, requesting permission to reproduce Saulwick Age Poll material in the "Discovering Democracy' series; poll data tables for the Aston by-election poll conducted 11 July 2001, prepared by DBM consultants; letter addressed to Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller, recieved from Macquarie Investment Management Limited, expressing appreciation for their provision of successful market research and consultancy services.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0062
Date range 3 February 1993 - 11 July 2001    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier SAUL00403 Box Number 8 Series 1
The Age ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] Survey - Technical Explanation

Booklet written by Irving Saulwick as Managing Director of the ASRB.

Details the design and methodology of ASRB polling for the 'Heads of Households Survey Into Readership and Markets' (coverage: Melbourne Metropolitan Area), sponsored by The Age newspaper.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0063
Date range July 1968    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00433 Box Number 8 Series 1
Saulwick Weller and Associates - Management, Economic and Marketing Consultants

Information brochure promoting the services of Saulwick Weller and Associates.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0064
Date range 1980s, Undated    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Ephemera
Inventory Identifier SAUL00441 Box Number 8 Series 1
Poll Books Etc.
Part 1 of 4

Loose papers in a manila folder inscribed 'Poll Books Etc.' on the front cover. Due to the large quantity of documents, these papers have been rehoused across four inventory items: SAUL00444; SAUL00445; SAUL00446; and SAUL00447. The manila folder has been retained as part of SAUL00444 (an additional title 'Subliminal' is inscribed on the front and leading edge of the folder, but has no obvious relation to the contents).

Contains correspondence, drafts and other documents relating to proposals by Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller for co-authored publication(s) on Australian society, one with the working title Illuminating Australia, to be based on Saulwick Poll data and interviews with prominent Australians. The book(s) did not progress to print stage.

Part 1 includes: correspondence with publishers Macmillan Education Australia, Harper Schools, and Penguin Australia; lists of chapter themes with suggested interviewees; chapter outlines and draft material; blank and annotated pro-forma publishing agreements; handwritten notes; correspondence sent and received by Irving Saulwick in relation to permission to use data originally collected for commissioned research studies; copies of two articles by Richard Eckersley, with a covering note from the author; style guide booklet: The VCTA guide for authors.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0065
Date range c. 10 October 1994 - c. 6 June 1996, Includes undated material    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00444 Box Number 9 Series 1
Poll Books Etc.
Part 2 of 4

Loose papers in an inscribed manila folder. Due to the large quantity of documents, these papers have been rehoused across four inventory items: SAUL00444; SAUL00445; SAUL00446; and SAUL00447. The manila folder has been retained as part of SAUL00444.

Part 2 consists of papers that were secured together as a single group of documents using a bulldog clip (this metal fastening has been removed for preservation reasons, and the papers rehoused in an archival folder).

Contains Author Questionnaire (biographical details for Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller, with a 'Draft blurb' and 'Anticipated market' statement) and other draft material under the following headings: Aborigines and questions of reconciliation; Conservation and the Environment; Political culture; Very first draft: Illuminating Australia - Introduction; The women's movement; Belief systems. Also includes a list of themes for the book with proposed interviewees, and draft pro-forma letter for potential interviewees.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0066
Date range c. 1997, Undated    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Drafts
Inventory Identifier SAUL00445 Box Number 9 Series 1
Poll Books Etc.
Part 3 of 4

Loose papers in an inscribed manila folder. Due to the large quantity of documents, these papers have been rehoused across four inventory items: SAUL00444; SAUL00445; SAUL00446; and SAUL00447. The manila folder has been retained as part of SAUL00444.

Contains correspondence, drafts and other documents relating to proposals by Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller for co-authored publication(s) on Australian society, one with the working title Illuminating Australia, to be based on Saulwick Poll data and interviews with prominent Australians. The book(s) did not progress to print stage.

Part 3 includes: correspondence with publisher Penguin Australia, including countersigned copy of publishing agreement for Illuminating Australia; correspondence from some of the people contacted as potential interviewees (including Malcom Fraser, Elizabeth Jolley); questions for discussions with interviewees (including Sir James Gobbo, Bill Hayden, Pat Dodson); transcript of interview with Sir James Gobbo, 4 December 1997; chapter outlines, draft material, handwritten notes; Hollingworth, Peter Public Thoughts of an Archbishop (1996), Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane. ISBN 1 875650 93 8. A collection of Archbishop Hollingsworth's columns for the Queensland newspaper Sunday Sun (later Sunday Mail); Perspectives - The Magazine for Clients and Associates of Arthur Andersen, Summer 1996. With cover story on Archbishop Peter Hollingworth; faxed correspondence received by Irving Saulwick from Phil Rabl, on the subject of multiculturalism; faxed correspondence received by Irving Saulwick from Denis Muller, with comments on interview questions.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0067
Date range c. 17 June 1996 - c. 14 February 1997, Includes undated material    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes, Books, Journals, Facsimile Transmissions, Legal Documents and Lists
Inventory Identifier SAUL00446 Box Number 9 Series 1
Gail T. Age Poll Clippings - 1973

Loose documents housed in a manila folder, inscribed 'Gail T.' and 'Age Poll Clippings - 1973' on leading edge.

Contains newspaper clippings glued onto loose sheets of paper, and photocopies, from The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Articles report the findings of specific Saulwick Polls (published under the banner of Age Poll and Herald Survey).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0038
Date range 30 July 1973 - 14 January 1974    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00038 Box Number 6 Series 1
Age Poll, April 1975 - User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Data File (SSDA [Social Science Data Archives] Study No. 227)

Slide bound volume, published by The Australian National University (ANU) as part of the Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) Study Series. ISBN 0 86784 853 7.

This publication contains:
- cataloguing and citation information for the user guide and study
- study description (metadata for Age Poll, April 1975)
- frequencies addendum
- a copy of the poll questionnaire.

An ANU Research School of Social Sciences 'with compliments' slip is attached to the front cover of the volume, indicating that the item was sent by Jan Robinson, Research Assistant, Social Sciences Data Archives.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0069
Date range July 1986    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00723 Box Number 9 Series 1
Purchase of Data

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Summary documents detailing poll dates, methodology and questions in relation to poll data tables purchased from Irving Saulwick and Associates by The Rowland Company and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. Both documents make reference to "the following tables"; however, neither document has data tables attached.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0058
Date range October 1992    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00396 Box Number 8 Series 1
Age Poll, August 1975 - User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Data File (SSDA [Social Science Data Archives] Study No. 229)

Slide bound volume, published by The Australian National University (ANU) as part of the Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) Study Series. ISBN 0 86784 855 3.

This publication contains:
- cataloguing and citation information for the user guide and study
- study description (metadata for Age Poll, August 1975)
- frequencies addendum
- a copy of the poll questionnaire.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0071
Date range July 1986    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00725 Box Number 9 Series 1
Age Poll, October 1975 - User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Data File (SSDA [Social Science Data Archives] Study No. 230)

Slide bound volume, published by The Australian National University (ANU) as part of the Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) Study Series. ISBN 0 86784 860 X.

This publication contains:
- cataloguing and citation information for the user guide and study
- study description (metadata for Age Poll, October 1975)
- frequencies addendum
- a copy of the poll questionnaire.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0072
Date range July 1986    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00726 Box Number 9 Series 1
Age Poll, December 1975 - User's Guide for the Machine-Readable Data File (SSDA [Social Science Data Archives] Study No. 231)

Slide bound volume, published by The Australian National University (ANU) as part of the Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) Study Series. ISBN 0 86784 861 8.

This publication contains:
- cataloguing and citation information for the user guide and study
- study description (metadata for Age Poll, December 1975)
- frequencies addendum
- a copy of the poll questionnaire.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0073
Date range July 1986    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00727 Box Number 9 Series 1
Social Science Data Archives Opinion Polls

Imposed title. Loose, undated pages secured with a bulldog clip. The metal fastening was removed during archival processing, and documents rehoused in an acid free folder.

SAUL00728 contains:
- untitled typed list of forty Age Polls (date range March 1972 - November 1981), listed against unidentified reference numbers. These reference numbers match the corresponding Social Science Data Archives (SSDA) identifiers for the same polls
- screen dumps from the SSDA database: 'Opinion Poll Descriptions'; two pages of descriptive information about SSDA holdings of opinion polls extant at the time the database query was executed (two series: Age Polls and Australian Gallup Polls)
- screen dumps from the SSDA database: 'Age Poll Polling Organisation: Irving Saulwick and Associates'; five pages of descriptive information summarising the history and methodology of Age Poll over the period 1972 - 1984
- screen dumps from the SSDA database: individual summary records for items held in the SSDA 'Age Poll' series; forty pages (one per item) showing themes and variables for the study in question (these lists of themes and variables appear to be incomplete in some cases due to screen views cutting off items).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0074
Date range c. 1984    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports and Lists
Inventory Identifier SAUL00728 Box Number 9 Series 1
Australia Deliberates: Reconciliation - Where From Here?

Spiral bound volume in plain IDA [Issues Deliberation Australia] cover, consisting of a report tabled in the Federal Parliament of Australia on 25 September 2001.

This item is a copy of the Final Report of a National Research Project which incorporated:
1) a series of regional deliberations with Indigenous Australians
2) a national deliberative poll
3) national survey of Indigenous Australians before and after the regional deliberations
4) a national survey of Australians as a control group.

Irving Saulwick's involvement in the project (if any) is not stated in the report.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0075
Date range 25 September 2001    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier SAUL00813 Box Number 9 Series 1
Project 2000 transcript

Imposed title. Transcript of a qualitative group interview conducted in Melbourne for Project 2000, a strategic forecasting exercise undertaken by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in 1992.

The interview subjects are name identified, although some statements in the transcript are not attributed, or have been incorrectly attributed. Inscribed corrections to names, and underlining of key points, are seen throughout the transcript.

On the first page of the transcript, Irving Saulwick is identified as the Discussion Leader for the session, with the other participants listed as: Associate Professor Trevor Barr; Ms Kate Funder; Dr Michael Georgeff; Mr Michael A Gogamte [sic] [Gigante]; Professor Robert Gregory; Mr Geoff Heriot; Ms Natalie Jeremijenko; Mr Stuart Revill [then Assistant Managing Director of the ABC]; Mr Peter Sheldrake; Mr Gergory [sic] [Gregory] Smith; Mr Pete [Peter] Steedman; Mr Leon Zimmerman.

Further material relating to the Project 2000 study is held as SAUL00067. A transcript of a qualitative interview conducted in Sydney for the same study is held as SAUL01027.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0077
Date range 29 May 1992    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier SAUL01026 Box Number 10 Series 1
Project 2000

Transcript of a qualitative group interview conducted in Sydney for Project 2000, a strategic forecasting exercise undertaken by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in 1992.

The interview participants are not identified in this document. A small number of annotations and underlining of key points are found throughout the transcript.

Further material relating to the Project 2000 study is held as SAUL00067. A transcript of a qualitative interview conducted in Melbourne for the same study is held as SAUL01026.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0078
Date range 27 May 1992    Quantity 2.5 cm, 1 file
Inventory Identifier SAUL01027 Box Number 10 Series 1
Poll Books Etc.
Part 4 of 4

Loose papers in an inscribed manila folder. Due to the large quantity of documents, these papers have been rehoused across four inventory items: SAUL00444; SAUL00445; SAUL00446; and SAUL00447. The manila folder has been retained as part of SAUL00444.

Contains correspondence, drafts and other documents relating to proposals by Irving Saulwick and Denis Muller for co-authored publication(s) on Australian society, one with the working title Illuminating Australia, to be based on Saulwick Poll data and interviews with prominent Australians. The book(s) did not progress to print stage.

Part 4 includes: correspondence received by Irving Saulwick from Penguin Australia regarding cancellation of the agreement to publish Illuminating Australia; handwritten notes offering comments on sample material. Also includes draft chapters under the headings: Introduction; Conservation and the Environment; Aborigines and Reconciliation; Political Culture; Beliefs (annotated title: Religion).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0068
Date range c. 10 December 1997 - c. 2 February 1999, Includes undated material    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier SAUL00447 Box Number 9 Series 1
I.S. [Irving Saulwick]
Part 2 of 2

Manila folder containing loose working notes, reference material, and correspondence; relating to the Age Poll and to opinion polling more generally. Most contents date from 1990-1994. Due to the large volume of material, documents have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00049 and SAUL00050. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00049.

Part 2 includes: undated letter to Irving Saulwick from Jim Cairns; order forms for Saulwick Poll reprints publications; enquiries regarding poll data; press release from the office of Bob Carr 'How Accurate is Saulwick?'; photocopy of ASRB poll questions as printed in a book - publication details not included; correspondence between Saulwick and staff of The Age (Andrew Bunn, Alan Kohler) regarding differences in voting intention figures returned by Saulwick polls and other opinion polls; newsclippings, including a copy of Syme Messenger, Vol 8, No 1, 1988 with front page article 'The team behind the polls' by Toby Darvall; Derek Parker 'Cracks in the crystal ball: opinion polling and the Victorian election' The Australian Quarterly, Autumn 1989; faxed copy of Weekly Book Newsletter No 947 (16 May 1990) with tem referncing Saulwick Poll results; proposal for publication by The Age of the 1989 poll reprints booklet by Associate Editor Denis Muller; Murray Goot 'How Much, By Whom, In What? Polled Opinion on Foreign Investment 1958-1990' (article for forthcoming publication in The Australian Journal of International Affairs, December 1990) - two copies on file; Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai 'Changing Australian Opinion on Defence: Trends, Patterns and Explanations (paper prepared for the First International Conference on Defence and the Media in Time of Limited Conflict, April 1991).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0050
Date range c. 5 November 1972 - c. 12 April 1994, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Drafts, Memoranda, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions, Public Relations Material, Proposals and/or Submissions, Tables of data and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00050 Box Number 8 Series 1
Poll 13

Contains newspaper clippings attached onto loose sheets of paper and housed in a manila folder.

Clippings report findings of opinion polls conducted by Irving Saulwick and other pollsters, published in: The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; The Canberra Times; Sunday Independent; and The Herald.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0041
Date range 4 May 1974 - 18 May 1974    Quantity 1 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00041 Box Number 6 Series 1
Poll 12

Newspaper clippings glued or taped onto loose sheets of paper and housed in a manila folder.

Contains articles from The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; and The Canberra Times newspapers, reporting findings of Saulwick opinion polls as Age Poll; Herald Survey; and ASRB Poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0042
Date range 20 July 1974 - 9 September 1974    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00042 Box Number 6 Series 1
Age Poll Clippings - 1974

Loose newspaper clippings, photocopies, and newsclippings glued or taped onto loose sheets of paper. Multiples of some clippings. Typed title on leading edge of folder reads 'Age Poll Clippings - 1974'; actual date range of content is 1973 - 1974.

Contains articles from The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; Sunday Independent; and The Canberra Times newspapers, reporting findings of Saulwick opinion polls as Age Poll; Herald Survey; and ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] Poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0043
Date range 16 June 1973 - 30 September 1974    Quantity 3 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier SAUL00043 Box Number 6 Series 1
Age Poll Clippings

Newsclippings glued onto loose sheets of paper, and other loose documents, housed in a manila folder. Some clippings have been annotated, or otherwise marked up by hand.

Contains newspaper clippings published in The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; The Sun; The Herald; The Sunday Australian; and The Australian Financial Review: mostly reporting findings of specific polls. Other newsclippings include a letter to the editor in response to an Age Poll; and articles on Australian polling and pollsters more generally, for example regarding the entry of Irving Saulwick into the field.

Also contains: undated poll figures and calculations (handwritten documents); dated poll figures and calculations (typed documents); series of 10 fact sheets relating to an Age-ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] used car buying consumer survey (two complete sets).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0044
Date range c. 20 March 1971 - c. 28 December 1971, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings, Loose Notes, Public Relations Material and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00044 Box Number 6 Series 1
ASRB [Australian Sales Research Bureau] Poll Clippings 1972

Newsclippings glued onto loose sheets of paper, housed in a manila folder.

Contains newspaper clippings published in The Age; The Sydney Morning Herald; Sunday Independent; The Australian; The Canberra Times; and The Australian Financial Review: mostly reporting findings of specific polls. Also a small number of articles on Australian polling and pollsters more generally.

Other clippings include: editorial on conscription ('A dodged issue', The Age, 4 April 1972), referencing Age Poll; editorial on the forthcoming federal election ('Voters call for action', The Australian, 7 April 1972), referencing Australian Nationwide Opinion Poll (ANOP poll); letter to the editor in response to a Herald Survey (Age Poll), and published reply from the Australian Sales Research Bureau; letter to the editor 'Limitations of opinion polls' from P.G. Ward, lecturer in Criminal Statistics at the University of Sydney; 'The Age Poll-Watchers' Guide' (published as a lift-out supplement to the 1 December 1972 edition of The Age).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0045
Date range c. 3 January 1972 - c. 2 December 1972, Includes undated material.    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats News Clippings
Inventory Identifier SAUL00045 Box Number 7 Series 1
Age Poll Working File - Part 1 of 2

Imposed title. Manila folder containing loose working notes, reference material, and correspondence; relating to administration of the Age Poll (including pricing and frequency of surveys), and to opinion polling more generally. 'Social Science Standing Committee (Post Secondary)' is typed on the reverse of the leading edge, however this title appears unrelated to actual contents. Due to the large volume of material, documents have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00046 and SAUL00047. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00046.

Most documents in part 1 of file date from 1988-1989, with a small quanity of earlier material and undated papers also present.

Contents of part 1 include: lists of suggested poll topics compiled by Irving Saulwick and others; notes and drafts for poll questions; lists of topics covered in recent polls; examples of blank polling forms (questionnaires, interviewer coversheets); poll data tables; price list for poll questions (Reark Research rates); memo from Andrew Bunn (Marketing Research Manager at The Age) to Denis Muller (The Age) regarding data processing for Age Polls, including file corruption preventing publication of one set of poll results; enquiries regarding: polling methodology, purchase or use of poll data, and permission to reprint Age Poll data; ARC [Australian Research Council] proposal for funding to support research into 'Setting Policy Agendas', submitted by Bruce Heady and Mark Considine; 'Public Policy Agendas' handwritten list of opinion leaders, compiled by Saulwick; correspondence in relation to identifying causes and correcting systematic error (underestimation of conservative vote) in Age Poll Election Surveys; 'The Saulwick Poll: Costs and Benefits - a review of operations...' report by Denis Muller, Associate Editor at The Age.

Also includes correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and: editorial staff of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers (Ian Hicks, Denis Muller, Max Prisk); academics; students; politicians; and others - for example: Jan Carter, Director of Social Policy and Research with The Brotherhood of St Laurence (child poverty); Gilbert Porter, President of the Free Beach Association Queensland (attitudes to nude bathing); Michael Clyne, President of the Australian Linguistic Society (language studies and usage). Also copies of some correspondence between newspaper staff.

Also includes various newspaper clippings, and the following items: Bruce Heady 'Distributive Justice and Occupational Incomes: Perceptions of Justice Determine Perceptions of Fact' [unpublished]; I.M. Ward and D.O. Verrall 'Opinion polls during the 1987 election campaign' Australian Journalism Review, Vol 10, 1988; William Grey 'Australia's Credulity Rating: Bad or Worse?' The Skeptic Vol 8, No 4, Summer 1988 [with attached letter from Saulwick to the Editor, responding to comments in the article]; Brian E. Richardson 'Newspaper Readership and Individual Estimation of Public Opinion: Do People Pay Attention to Poll Stories' paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, Texas, August 1987; Carroll J. Glynn and Ronald E. Ostman 'Public opinion About Public Opinion' Journalism Quarterly [publication date not recorded on photocopy].

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0046
Date range c. 3 January 1979 - c. 29 June 1989, Includes undated material.    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Drafts, Reports, Memoranda, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Published Papers or Articles, Photocopied Documents, Lists, Forms, Proposals and/or Submissions, Tables of data and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00046 Box Number 7 Series 1
Age Poll Working Papers - Part 2 of 2

Imposed title. Manila folder containing loose working notes, reference material, and correspondence; relating to administration of the Age Poll (including pricing and frequency of surveys), and to opinion polling more generally. 'Social Science Standing Committee (Post Secondary)' is typed on the reverse of the leading edge, however this title appears unrelated to actual contents. Due to the large volume of material, documents have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00046 and SAUL00047. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00046.

Most documents in part 2 of file date from July-December 1989, with a copy of one journal article published 1986 (faxed to Saulwick in 1989), and some undated papers also present.

Part 2 includes: suggested Age Poll topics compiled by Irving Saulwick; notes and drafts for poll questions; blank poll questionnaire forms, some with handwritten notes attached; poll data; enquiries regarding: polling methodology, purchase or use of poll data, and permission to reprint Age Poll tables; price list for poll questions (Newspoll rates); 1988 electoral statistics published by the State Electoral Office, Victoria; TransTasman Poll arrangements and draft questions (Australia-New Zealand survey).

Also includes correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and: editorial staff of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers (Creighton Burns, Mike Smith, Denis Muller, Ian Hicks); academics; research students; politicians; and others - for example: Clive Patrickson, State Director, The Royal Lifesaving Society Australia (swimming ability of Australians); Harold Scruby, Executive Director, Ausflag (attitudes to changing the design of the Australian flag). Also copies of some correspondence between newspaper staff.

Also includes various newspaper clippings, and the following items: 'Phone polls need cut in bias', The Bulletin, 12 December 1989 [unattributed author]; Stephen E. Fienberg and Judith M. Tanur 'Combining Cognitive and Statistical Approaches to Survey Design' Science, 24 February 1989; Elizabeth C. Hirschman 'Humanistic Enquiry in Marketing Research: Philosophy, Method and Criteria' Journal of Marketing Research, August 1986.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0047
Date range c. 26 July 1989 - c. 12 December 1989, Includes undated material.    Quantity 2 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Drafts, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Photocopied Documents, Lists, Forms, Tables of data and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00047 Box Number 7 Series 1
Commissioned Polls

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Summary documents outlining methodology and questions for specific polls commissioned from Irving Saulwick and Associates. Polls covered herein are: 'Opinions of Young Women' conducted for the Office of the Status of Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; 'Opinions About the Australian Flag and the National Anthem' conducted for the Department of Administrative Services Library; 'Preferred National Day' conducted for the National Australia Day Council; 'Opinions About Smoking' conducted for the Department of Human Services and Health; 'Opinions About What Constitutes a Family' conducted for the Office of the International Year of the Family; 'Opinions About Multiculturalism' conducted for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

All documents make reference to "the following tables"; however, none includes data tables or survey findings.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0060
Date range June 1994 - October 1994    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Specifications
Inventory Identifier SAUL00400 Box Number 8 Series 1
I.S. [Irving Saulwick]
Part 1 of 2

Manila folder containing loose working notes, reference material, and correspondence; relating to the Age Poll and to opinion polling more generally. Most contents date from 1990-1992. Due to the large volume of material, documents have been housed across two inventory items, SAUL00049 and SAUL00050. The manila folder is retained in SAUL00049.

Part 1 includes: data tables and handwritten calculations; enquiries regarding: purchase or use of poll data; or permission to reprint Age Poll data; notes on poll figures and draft copies of articles: 'Smokefree Policies' (1991); 'Why Have I Not Been Interviewed?' (undated); 'Sex, Age and Education' (1991); 'The Importance of Religion' (undated); 'National Memory' (undated); published letter to the editor written by Irving Saulwick in response to perceived distortions of fact made in a Herald Sun newspaper article ('Poll could be vote aid' by Shane Burke, also on file) reporting on a conservation survey commissioned by the Victorian state government; copy of Winter 1992 edition of Commercial Issues magazine, containing published letter to the editor by Saulwick responding to editorial criticism of a Saulwick Poll, with attached covering letter to Saulwick from the editor, Gerard Henderson; copy of Autumn 1992 edition of Commercial Issues magazine, containing editorial referred to above; copy of September 1992 edition of Our Country, official publication of the Country Music Association of Australia, containing a reprinted Saulwick poll table on musical tastes; copies of an opinion piece published in The Australian newspaper criticising The Age reportage of opinion poll results for the 1992 Victorian state election and an (unpublished) letter to the editor responding to the article, written by Steve Harris, editor of The Age; transcript of radio interview with Irving Saulwick broadcast on 3RN 'Daybreak', 20 December 1991; newspaper clippings including two editions of 'Student Update', a lift-out supplement to The Age - Volume 2 (February 1991) with a full page article on the Saulwick Age Poll 'The polls that take the nation's pulse' by Christine Rau, and Volume 2, number 3 (22 July 1991) with a half-page advertisement for The Age Education Unit resource publications, including the 1989 Saulwick Poll reprint book; Murray Goot, 'The Polls', draft chapter for Australia's Gulf War, Goot and Tiffen (eds); Murray Goot, 'Public Opinion as Paradox: Australian attitudes to the rate of immigration and the rate of Asian immigration 1984-1990' International Journal of Public Opinion Research Vo 3 No 3, 1991.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0049
Date range c. September 1986 - c. 16 October 1992, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions, Forms, Public Relations Material, Tables of data and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00049 Box Number 7 Series 1
Legal Aid - Poll Correspondence

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Correspondence between Irving Saulwick and the Legal Aid Office of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), documenting the arrangements for and results of a poll regarding community knowledge of a specific criminal matter.

Includes material relating to the development of questions; the report of poll results (with data tables); and photocopy of a newspaper article forwarded by Paula Russell of the Legal Aid Office (ACT), reporting on the conduct of this poll to test potential juror prejudice.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0059
Date range 12 October 1992 - 30 November 1992    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Reports, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents and Tables of data
Inventory Identifier SAUL00398 Box Number 8 Series 1
Election 1993

Manila folder containing loose papers relating to the Saulwick Poll and the 1993 Australian federal election.

Contains: prepatory notes for meeting with politicians Brian Howe, Ralf [Ralph] Willis and Moss Cass; copies of newsclipping on election results and poll figures, and a draft article on electoral polling, with covering note, sent to Irving Saulwick by Malcolm Mackerras; letter from Cr John Spierings (Mayor of St Kilda), expressing congratulations for Saulwick Poll having predicting results of the election so closely; copies of internal memoranda between staff at The Age regarding review of the Saulwick Poll, and associated report by Denis Muller covering the history, costs, methodology and returns of the poll.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0051
Date range c. March 1993 - c. March 1993, Includes undated material.    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Reports, Memoranda, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier SAUL00051 Box Number 8 Series 1
TABGEN - A Table Generator User Manual

User manual for the TABGEN software program. Two 5.25" floppy discs are enclosed with the manual - labelled as TABGEN version 1.0 and version 1.04.

TABGEN was designed and written by Oz Info Pty Ltd in response to customer requests for a program capable of performing basic data manipulations and tabulations, to facilitate the design, execution and extraction of additional tabular analysis on datasets supplied by research companies.

Program author: John Nielsen. Technical documentation: Bruce Graham.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0052
Date range 1991    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats digital numeric, text, sound, graphic or video inf and Manuals
Inventory Identifier SAUL00389 Box Number 8 Series 1
Saulwick Poll Articles

Loose papers held in a blue manila folder. An unmarked suspension file enclosing the folder was discarded during the archival process - an inscribed label attached to the suspension file appears unrelated to folder contents, but has been retained (attached to blue folder using a plastic paper clip).

Inventory item contains: newspaper cuttings, photocopies, faxed copies, scanned copies, and print outs of news stories published online. Newspapers represented include: The Age (print & online); The Sydney Morning Herald (print & online); ABC news online; The Australian Financial Review (print and online); The Emerald Hill Times; The Australian; The Canberra Times; The Herald Sun; The Bulletin; The Australian Jewish News; and the Moree Champion.

Articles include: letter to the editor written by Rev. Dr Alan Reid, published in the December 2005 edition of Crosslight (Uniting Church Australia's monthly newspaper) - makes reference to Irving Saulwick's comments published in Quarterly Essay (No. 16, 2004. 'Latham's World: Correspondence'); copy of letter to the editor (possibly unpublished) sent by Irving Saulwick to The Age, responding to comments made by other correspondents to the newspaper; Centre News (publication of the Jewish Holocaust Centre Inc), December 2002 edition, with an article by Irving Saulwick 'Personal Reflections after a St. Kilda Meeting'; media release from TasPoll, publicising the results of a poll regarding the proposal by Gunns Limited to build a pulp mill in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania.

Also contains copies of the following: Mills, Stephen 'Polling, politics and the press 1941-1996', published in Curthoys and Schultz (eds.) Journalism: Print, Politics and Popular Culture, UQP 1999 (unattributed copy of chapter held on file - publication and author details obtained online); Goot, Murray 'The Forests, the Trees, and the Polls' published in Bean, McAllister and Warhurst (eds.) The Greening of Australian Politics: The 1990 Federal Election, Longman Cheshire, 1990 (photocopy of book chapter, with a covering note to Irving Saulwick from Murray Goot).

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0053
Date range c. 1 November 1999 - c. May 2007, Includes undated material    Quantity 4 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Journals, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier SAUL00390 Box Number 8 Series 1
Attitudes to Unions: Evidence From Australian Opinion Polls

Copy of a paper by Murray Goot of Macquarie University.

Loose item, placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

A 'with compliments' slip from the Department of Industry, Technology and Resources is attached, inscribed: 'Irving, For info. Julie. For Bruce'.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0054
Date range 5 October 1985    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier SAUL00391 Box Number 8 Series 1
Requests to Purchase Poll Data

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Cover sheets and faxed documents from Irving Saulwick, relating to requests to purchase poll data. Contains one fax addressed to Heather Burley of Mercantile Mutual (regarding Australians' interest in sport) and two faxes addressed to David Packwood of the Department of Industrial Relations. The faxes identify relevent poll questions and specify price for purchase of data tables.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0055
Date range 12 June 1990 - 13 August 1990    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Loose Notes, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Lists
Inventory Identifier SAUL00393 Box Number 8 Series 1
Commissioned Polls

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Summary documents outlining methodology and questions for two Irving Saulwick and Associates Polls: 'Confidence in Finacial Institutions' conducted for R.B. Lambert; and 'Confidence in the Education System' for the Victorian Ministry of Education and Training. Both documents make reference to "the following tables"; however, neither document includes data tables or survey findings.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0056
Date range July 1991 - October 1991    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier SAUL00394 Box Number 8 Series 1
Community Aid Abroad - Poll Correspondence

Imposed title. Loose documents placed in a folder during the archival process to ensure preservation.

Faxed correspondence between Irving Saulwick and Andrew Hewett of Community Aid Abroad (CAA), documenting the request for and development of poll questions relating to Australia's spending on foreign aid. Item also includes handwritten notes and a copy of the relevent survey data tables.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0057
Date range 29 September 1992 - 1 October 1992    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Correspondence, Loose Notes and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier SAUL00395 Box Number 8 Series 1
Drug Survey, Australia. Questions about attitudes to use of drugs in Vic. [Victoria]

Three survey questionnaire booklets, relating to a study of community attitudes towards drugs. The front cover of each booklet is printed with an open letter from Professor Louis J. Opit of Monash University, indicating the involvement of the School of Social Medicine at Monash University in the survey and assuring the anonymity of respondents.

One of the three booklets is printed in red ink, one in green ink and one in black ink. The booklets printed using red and green ink are otherwise identical, have not been used, and were (according to the cover letter) intended for distribution to an unspecified number of "young people who left school last year". The booklet printed using black ink contains the same questions as the red and green booklets, but was (according to the cover letter) distributed to a sample of 5000 voters in Victoria "randomly selected from the elcetoral roll". This survey has been completed, and is inscribed '0504' on the front cover.

Data tables relating to this study are held as SAUL00577 - SAUL0081.

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0076
Date range c. 1977, undated    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 file
Formats Forms
Inventory Identifier SAUL01056 Box Number 9 Series 1
1984 - 85 Poll

Manila folder containing loose working notes, reference material, and correspondence; relating to administration of the Age Poll and to opinion polling more generally. Most contents date from the mid-1980s, but other material is also present.

Contents include: ideas, notes and drafts for Age Poll topics and questions; blank poll questionnaire forms, some with annotations or handwritten notes attached; list of questions on Industrial Relations asked in Saulwick Polls for period 1976 - 1982; enquiries regarding polling methodology, purchase or use of poll data, and permission to reprint Age Poll data; abstracts for market research publications; revised Guidelines for Opinion Polls, as resolved by the Australian Press Council 29 May 1986, plus a second version including amendments of 26 March 1987; copy of a letter received by Creighton Burns (Editor of The Age) from the Hon. Justice Micael Kirby (Chairman, Australian Law Reform Commission), requesting inclusion in the Age Poll of a series of questions on marital property.

Includes correspondence to and from Irving Saulwick and parties including: Ron Castan, Victorian Council for Civil Liberties (attitudes to Australia card proposal); Sol Lebovic, Managing Director, Newspoll (voluntary code of conduct for public opinion polls); Dr. Roger Jones, Head, Social Science Data Archives (transfer of Age Poll data); and Prof. Alan Davies, University of Melbourne (arrangements to re-establish relationship between Age Poll and the University of Melbourne Political Science Department). Additional correspondence from Snap Surveys, AGB McNair, McNair Anderson and SRG [Survey Research Group] in relation to arrangements for survey fieldwork and data processing to be undertaken by these companies.

Also includes various newspaper clippings, and the following items: Andrew Gimson 'The Spectator Poll: What Think They of Christ?' The Spectator, 13 December 1986
- William L. Miller 'The British voter and the telephone at the 1983 election' Journal of the Market Research Society, Vol 29, No 1, January 1987; Bruce Headey, Elsie Holmstrom and Alex Wearing 'Goverment Taxes and Expenditures: What does the Public Want', March 1985 (unpublished CEP [Commonwealth Employment Project] project report); Murray Goot 'Constructing Public Opinion: the Polls and the Asian Immigration Debate' paper presented at the Australasian Political Studies Conference, August 1984; Murray Goot 'Capital gains, Electoral Losses?', dated July 1984 [no publication details].

Creator Irving Saulwick
Control 2013.0008.0048
Date range c. August 1973 - c. 2 September 1987, Includes undated material.    Quantity 3.5 cm, 1 file
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Journals, Published Papers or Articles, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions, Lists, Forms, Tables of data, Specifications and Calculations
Inventory Identifier SAUL00048 Box Number 7 Series 1

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