Guide to the Papers of Craig McGregor

MS 7949

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Craig McGregor
Date Range
1961-2005
Collection Number
MS 7949
Extent
8.85 metres (56 ms boxes + 1 medium folio box)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

This collection follows the author's own arrangement and contains literary, personal and general correspondence as well as essays, short stories, notebooks, drafts and original manuscripts. Note that boxes 33-56 were added to the original instalment of papers in December 1991.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1655908) 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Craig McGregor, National Library of Australia, MS 7949, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Biographical Note

Craig McGregor was born in Jamberoo, NSW in 1933 and is well known as an author, journalist, and social commentator. His short stories and articles had appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the world and he has scripted films as well as the rock opera, "Hero". He spent two years in the United States (1970-1972) on a Harkness Fellowship and has won a number of literary awards including the Xavier Society Prize for Literature, the Walkley Award for Journalism, and the Sir William Mc Kell Award.

His books include two novels, Don't Talk to Me About Love (1971) and The See-Through Revolver (1977), and several books on Australian culture, Profile of Australia (1966), The Australian People (1980), Soundtrack for the Eighties (1982), and Time of Testing: the Bob Hawke Victory (1983).

Item Descriptions

Series. Up against the wall, America Show allonly 1

File 1. Correspondence, drafts, reviews, 1972-1973 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 2. Sources: clippings, articles, notes, 1970-1971 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 3. Sources: clippings - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 4. Clippings and reviews (includes material on Bob Dylan), 1973 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File. Springback binder containing manuscript - Box 1 Show allonly 1

Series. Freelance work and journalism Show allonly 1

File 5. Lecture notes, course outlines: New York University, 1970 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 6. Papers, correspondence: Griffith University, University of NSW, 1975-1983 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 7. Notes and article on Patrick White, University of NSW 1977 handbook, Book review of Capitalism, Socialism and the Environment - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 8. Freeland manuscripts: "The true story of 1975" - "Gary Timperley - Guide to North Coast NSW" - "Consensus" - "Poms in Ozpic" - "How I wrote time of testing" - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 9. "Portrait of Sydney": draft and final version - "Stereotypes in Australian Literature": notes and papers; - "The New Journalism" - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 10. National Times articles - "Fred Williams" - "The Unconcerned Photographer": manuscripts - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 11. Landmark (1978 competition) - papers, correspondence, Journalism, - notes, correspondence, 1976 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 12. Western Australian Institute of Technology - correspondence, notes, 1981 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

Series. Soundtrack for the Eighties Show allonly 1

File 13-15. Copy of Hodder and Stoughton manuscript - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 16. Manuscript of English edition - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 17-18. Copies of individual essays - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 19. Elegy for the Seventies (US edition), Hegemony - manuscripts - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 20-21. Sources: drafts, papers, correspondence - Box 3 Show allonly 1

File 22-23. Working manuscript, correspondence with publishers, 1981-1983 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 22-23. Manuscripts (2 volumes in plastic bags) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

Series. Cartoonists of Australia (proposed book - unpublished) Show allonly 1

File 24-25. Correspondence, cartoons, clippings, drafts, 1979-1980 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 26. Cartoons - originals and copies - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 27-28. Cartoons, drafts - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. Bob Dylan: a retrospective Show allonly 1

File 29-30. Correspondence with publishers, clippings, drafts, 1978-1981 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. Bawdy ballads and sexy songs Show allonly 1

File 31. Draft copy - Box 5 Show allonly 1

Series. The See-Through Revolver Show allonly 1

File 32-33. Reviews, correspondence - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 34. Correspondence, notes, reviews - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 33-36. Drafts, letter - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File. Manuscript (in plastic bag) - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File. Manuscripts (springback binders - 2 volumes) - Box 7 Show allonly 1

Series. Papers relating to Don't Talk to Me About Love Show allonly 1

File 37. Rewrite by Douglas Stewart, rejected drafts - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 38. Correspondence, 1970-1972 - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 39. Original manuscript - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 39. Typescript volume "A Life of Questions" by "Clindy". Early drafts of Don't Talk to Me About Love - Box 8 Show allonly 1

Series. Hero (Rock Opera performed in Sydney in May 1976) Show allonly 1

File 40. Notes, papers, letters, press clippings, 1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 41. Reviews, correspondence, notes, 1972-1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 42. Draft, lyrics and libretto - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 43. Notes, drafts, reviews, correspondence, 1972-1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 44-45. Reject pages - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 46. Letters from Don Henderson (co-author), working lyrics, 1972-1976 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 47. Early draft, sketch by Bruce Petty - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 48. Publicity, drafts, guides to tapes, Don Henderson's script - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 49. English and US versions of script, rejected and retyped pages - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 50. Original manuscript, 1975 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

(springback binder)

File 51. Script - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 52. Songs and lyrics - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 53-55. Correspondence, 1972-1976 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File. Draft copy of manuscript (springback binder) - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Series. Time of Testing: the Bob Hawke Victory Show allonly 1

File 56. Correspondence, synopsis, notes, reviews, articles, 1983 - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 57-59. Manuscript - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 60. Assorted papers on Australian political parties - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 61. Clippings, papers, documents - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 62-64. Draft manuscript - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 65. Reject pages - Box 13 Show allonly 1

Series. Profiles and articles Show allonly 1

File 66. Bruce Dawe poems, papers, 1982 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 67. Richard Walsh notes, drafts, letter - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 68. Max Harris notes, letter, clippings, 1977 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 69. Barry Humphries notes, programmes, clippings, 1982 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 70-71. Pop Culture - correspondence, drafts, manuscript, 1979-1980 - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 72. Pop Culture - drafts and notes of various articles, letter - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 73. "21 Great Songs of Rock" - notes, clippings - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 74. "Men in Vogue" - articles, drafts, correspondence, 1976-1977 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 75. Club Mediterranean - notes, drafts, brochures, clippings, 1977 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 76. Gary Johnson - article - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 77. Dick Johnson - article - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 78. North Coast - articles Show allonly 1

File 79. Malcolm Fraser - newspaper clippings, 1977-1978 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 80. Ralph Willis - National Times article - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 81. William Dix - miscellaneous papers, notes, clipping,s brochure - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 82. "Life after Wran" - miscellaneous papers, clippings on possible successors, 1981-1982 - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 83. Bob McTavish - article - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 84. Barrie Unsworth - article - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 85. Nicholas Whitlam - article clipping - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 86. Andrew Peacock - article - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 87-88. Various freelance articles - clippings and drafts, 1981-1983 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 89-90. Beer - sources, notes, clippings, letters, 1977-1979 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 91-92. John Cain - sources, drafts, clippings, notes, 1982-1983 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 93-94. Melbourne - sources, drafts, clippings, papers, 1981-1983 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

Series. Short stories, film script, novella Show allonly 1

File 95-96. Early stories, published and unpublished - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 97-98. "Anna" : film script and short story - drafts, outlines, letters, 1972 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 99. Novella: "The Affair" - manuscript - Box 18 Show allonly 1

Series. History of surfing Show allonly 1

File 100-3. Manuscript (rough copy) - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 104. Manuscript - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 105-8. Drafts, notes, correspondence, sources, 1983 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 109-11. Correspondence, 1980-1981 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 112. Clippings, reviews, correspondence, 1980-1983 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

File 113-16. Popular Culture - drafts, notes, correspondence, 1974-1978 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

Series. Miscellaneous papers Show allonly 1

File 117-18. Short stories - drafts, correspondence, notes, 1981-1983 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 119. "The Dismissal" - notes, papers, letters, 1983 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 120. Miscellaneous articles, reviews, clippings, letters, script, 1966-1978 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 121-22. Early clippings and Reviews, 1966-1968 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 123. "One Hundred Visions of Australia" - drafts, clippings, 1966 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 124. Memos written during early employment at the Sun-Herald - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 125-26. Correspondence, drafts, 1963-1968 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 127. Writing About himself - drafts - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File. Maps of Byron District (in plastic bag) - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 128-32. Correspondence with publishers, writers, agents, and others, 1961-1976 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

Includes letters from Bruce Dawe, Judith Wright, Hal Porter, A.D. Hope, Geoffrey Blainey, Russell Braddon, and others.

File 133. Personal papers, notes, letters, 1972-1974 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 135. Clippings, reviews, articles, 1969-1971 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 136-37. Royalties and Public Lending Rights - papers, 1967-1977 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 138-39. National Times - correspondence, memos, drafts, ideas, 1979-1983 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 140-42. Freelance articles - correspondence, manuscripts, ideas, 1977-1981 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 143. Society of Authors - papers, 1978 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 144. Architects Conference - correspondence, programme, papers, plans of Sydney Cove, 1983 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 145-46. Correspondence with publishers, writers, agents, 1982-1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 147. Letters to and from Robert Kolominska, 1973 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 148. Correspondence with Don Henderson, 1976 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 149-51. Freelance work - correspondence, clippings, drafts, manuscripts, 1970-1983 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 152. Diary notes, 1970-1971, 1983 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 153-55. Correspondence - personal and literary, 1976-1981 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 156. Speech and Submission by Paul Keating, 1976 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 157-58. Mick Young/SA Labor Party - clippings, notes, papers, 1977 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 159. Bill Hayden - clippings, notes, 1975-1977 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 160-61. Bob Hawke - clippings, notes, 1974-1976 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 162-63. Professor John Andrews - photographs, notes, clippings, 1973-1975 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 164-66. Music Board - papers, correspondence, 1974-1976 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 167. Radio Program - notes, clippings - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 168. Jamberoo (place of birth), notes - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 169-71. Education in the Arts- papers, notes, correspondence, reports, 1976 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 172. Contests and Awards - papers, letters, 1966-1977 - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 173. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol 16, no 1, March 1980 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 173. Opinion: The Journal of SAETA, August 1978 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 173. Classic Car Investment Review by Michael Robinson - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 174-75. Miscellaneous papers, clippings, 1979-1982 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 176-77. Australian Centre for Photography - papers, brochures, notes, articles, letter, 1975-1977 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 178. AATE Conference - programme, correspondence, 1977 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 179. Curriculum Development Centre - report, letter, 1976 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 180. "The Arts in Schools", October 1974 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 181. St Albans Curriculum Development Project - Submission to SGC, 1976 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 182. Curriculum Development Centre - correspondence, report, 1977 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 183-84. Clippings, 1966-1968 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 185. Beaches of Australia - correspondence, notes, draft, 1969 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 186-87. Harkness foundation - correspondence, personal papers, 1969-1973 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

File 188-89. Sydney College of the Arts - correspondence, papers, notes, 1976-1977 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 190. Music - miscellaneous papers - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 191. ABC and FM Radio - notes - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 192. Drugs - clippings, papers, 1962-1966 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 193. Ideas, Time Life Books, General clippings, notes, correspondence, 1973-1977 - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Bawdy Ballads and Sexy Songs (Ed.) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Profile of Australia (pub. 1966) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Don't Talk to Me About Love (pub. 1971) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Bob Dylan: A Retrospective (Ed)(pub 1972) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Up Against the Wall, America (pub 1973) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. The See-Through revolver (pub 1977) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. The Australian People (pub 1980) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Sound Track for the Eighties (pub 1983) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Time of Testing: The Bob Hawke Victory (pub 1983) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

Item. Manuscript of "Australia: Time Present" - Folio 1 Show allonly 1

Never published due to the dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975.

Series. Short stories Show allonly 1

File 194-200. Real Lies, 1987: typescript and galley proofs - Box 33 Show allonly 1

File 201-13. Typescripts and drafts of miscellaneous short stories - Box 34-35 Show allonly 1

Series. Books Show allonly 1

File 214-18. Australian Built, 1987 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 219-31. Darling Harbour, a bicentenary book for the NSW Government. Reports, meetings, exhibition, research material, typescript, notes, drawings, maps, printed material and a play "The making of an exhibition" - Box 36-37 Show allonly 1

File 232-36. Typescripts, texts, proofs,background material and caption for Celebrating Us, 1988 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 237-40. Typescript and background material for Headliners, 1990 - Box 38-39 Show allonly 1

Series. Profiles Show allonly 1

The following files contain notes typescripts and research material.

File 241. Profiles, miscellaneous - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 242. Kim Beazley - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 243. Allan Border - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 244. Peter Brock - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 245. John Button - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 246-47. John Cain - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 248. Bob Carr - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 249-50. Simon Crean - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 251-52. John Dawkins - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 253. Delilah (Jazz Singer) - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 254. Bill Dix - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 255-56. Don Dunstan - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 257-59. John Elliott - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 260-61. Elizabeth Evatt - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 262. Wayne Goss - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 263-64. Nick Greiner - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 265-67. Bob Hawke - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 268. Bill Hayden - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 269. John Hewson - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 270-72. John Howard - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 273-74. Brian Howe - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 275-76. Clive James - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 277. Michael Johnson - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 278. Vince Jones - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 279. Leonie Kramer - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 280. James Mollison - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 281. Jac Nasser - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 282. Susan Ryan - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 283-84. Harry Seidler - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 285-86. Ian Sinclair - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 287-89. John Stone - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 290-91. Bobbi Sykes - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 292-93. Barry Unsworth - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 294. Gough Whitlam - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 295. David Williamson - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 296-300. Jill Wran - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File. 43 Notebooks arranged in alphabetical order - Box 47 Show allonly 1

Series. Essays and articles Show allonly 1

File 301-304. Byron Bay, 1989 - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 305. The Cities - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 306. Adelaide - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 307. Gundagai - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 308. Kakadu - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 309. People, places and personalities - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 310-11. Future Sydney - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 312. Bob Dylan - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 313. William Styron - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 314. Margaret Thatcher - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 315-16. Australian economy - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 317-19. Housing - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 320. Labor Government - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 321. Phillips - Electorate - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 322. "The way we are:" a political article - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 323-25. Articles for the Sydney Morning Herald, 1989 - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 326-28. Freelance articles and correspondence, 1987 - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 329-31. Miscellaneous essays and articles - Box 51 Show allonly 1

Series. Film scripts Show allonly 1

File 332-34. 'The Australian People' - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 335. 'Beyond the brick veneer' - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 336-342. 'Celebrating Us' - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 343. 'Class' - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 344-48. Close to the edge' - Box 53 Show allonly 1

File 349-51. 'Utopia now' - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 352-53. Miscellaneous film ideas - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 354. Correspondence and contracts for films, 1979-1983 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

Series. Other miscellaneous papers Show allonly 1

File 355-56. Literary correspondence, 1986-1989 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 357. Job application for a job at the Sydney College of the Arts, 1986 - Box 54 Show allonly 1

File 358. Australian Railways - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 359. 'A vernacular history of Australia', outline for a proposed book, 1985 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 360. Bicentennial school project - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 361-62. Articles for the New York Times - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 363. 'Portraits of Power', a proposed book - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 364. Articles for Qantas in flight magazine, 1984 - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 365. Articles for the Readers Digest - Box 55 Show allonly 1

File 366. Articles for the Review Magazine - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 367-69. Articles for Time Life Books - Box 56 Show allonly 1

File 370. Talk on Australia, given to the Commonwealth Press Union, 1987 - Box 56 Show allonly 1