Guide to the Papers of William Hart-Smith

MS 1480

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Papers of William Hart-Smith
Date Range
Collection Number
MS 1480
0.69 metres (1 ms box + 3 archive boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record ( for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of William Hart-Smith, National Library of Australia, MS 1480, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Alphabetical correspondence files

Correspondence with poets, writers, academics and others, arranged generally in labelled, itemized groups alphabetically by correspondent.

File 1-50, 53-4, 56, 79-89. Percy Watts Rule and P.Neville Barnett

File 727-8,777. James K. Baxter

File 90-112. Charles Brasch

File 113-155. Henry Brennan

File 158-163. Vincent Buckley

File 164-166. Nancy Cato

File 167-171. Bob Chapman

File 172-187, 191-195. Clem Christesen

File 196. Darcy Cresswell

File 197-203. Allen Curnow

File 204. Norma L. Davis

File 205. James Devaney

File 206-8. Basil Dowling

File 209-222. Roger Duff

File 223-4. John K. Ewers

File 225-8. A.R.D. Fairburn

File 156, 229-41. W.E. Fitzhenry

File 242-50. Dame Mary Gilmore

File 251-58. Denis Glover

File 259-64. H.M. Green

File 265-83. Percy Watts Rule and Frank Harris

File 284. Max Harris

File 285-96. J.R. Hervey

File 297-305. Dorothy Hewett

File 306-348. Hella Hofmann, Frank Hofmann and Helen Shaw

File 349-57. Ngaire Hogan

File 358-70, 769-770. N.F. Hoggard

File 371-2. Monte Holcroft

File 373-88. Guy Howarth

File 389-496. W. Flexmore-Hudson and Myrtle Flexmore-Hudson

File 497-631. Rex Ingamells

File 632-49. Lou Johnson

File 650-51. Eric Jolliffe

File 652-54. Nancy Keesing

File 655-75. Lili Kraus and Otto Mandl

File 676-87. Pat Lawlor

File 688-96. Australian Literature Society Award

File 697-8. Dr G. Mackaness

File 702-5. Walter McElroy

File 706-82. Miscellaneous letters

File 783-5. T. Inglis Moore

File 786-94. Alan Mulgan

File 795-99. Prof. Walter Murdoch

File 800-1. Arthur Murphy

File 802-6. W. Malton Murray

File 807-66. Lynne O'Callaghan

File 867-79. W.H. Oliver

File 880-969. Gloria Rawlinson

File 970-6. Prof. Winston Rhodes

File 977-1005. Roland Robinson

File 76-78, 1006-8. Dr Colin Roderick

File 1009-1011. Theo Schoon

File 1012-14. Miss B. Shackleton

File 1015-1174. Mary Hart-Smith

File 1175-1244. Letters home: Aust.-N.Z., 1959-1960

File 1245-65. Douglas Stewart

File 1266-7. Bill Sutton

File 1268-72. Freda Swain

File 1276-7. Wilfred Thomas

File 1278-86 and 1288-96. Robert Thompson

File 1299-1300. Edna Tredinnick

File 51. L. Edwards

File 57. D. Eddey

File 157. H.K. Prior

File 188-9. Patricia Excell

File 699-701. Colin McCahon

File 1,287. John Thompson

File 1,297. Allen Elliott

File 1,298. Ian Tilbrook

File 1273-5. Unidentified

Series 2. Other papers

Correspondence relating to Hart-Smith's work as tutor organiser for Adult Education and caretaker of Timaru Museum, 1948-1954. Annual reports and brochures of the Adult Education Dept. South Canterbury District, 1948-1952. MS of poems, 1939; photographs of Hart-Smith and of Aborigines in the Northern Territory; theatre and concert programs; pamphlets on the Communist Party of Australia; Focus, bulletin of the Timaru Film Society 1953-1954; reviews on Frank Harris and various newspapers and magazines. Correspondence with A.D. Hope. 7 diaries, 1948-1954, kept by Hart-Smith during the years as tutor organiser for Adult Education and caretaker of the Timaru Museum.