Guide to the Papers of Alan Marshall

MS 3992

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Alan Marshall
Date Range
1903-1983
Collection Number
MS 3992
Extent
9.94 metres (72 boxes + 16 folios)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1097935).

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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Alan Marshall, National Library of Australia, MS 3992, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers of Alan Marshall (b. 1902 d 1984) were acquired by the Library in several consignments from 1970 and 1987, from Mr Marshall and his family. With no particular pattern, the consignments have been added to both MS 2741 and MS 3992, which have identical provenance. Readers are advised to scan the lists to both collections for material on their topic.

Marshall's secretary, Gwen Hardisty, organised his papers in filing cabinets and maintained an alphabetical index referring to file numbers. From time to time Mrs Hardisty would include in consignments to the Library the contents of the fastest-growing files. In 1982 the entire contents of the filing cabinets were consigned to the Library, together with the index. By this time many of the files had nothing in them but the empty files have been kept in numerical sequence to maintain continuity. The original notebook containing the index is at MS 3992, folder 238.

There is no systematic chronological progression in the contents of consignments; very early material was sometimes acquired with the more recent consignments.

Some of the papers are charred, as a result of a fire which destroyed Marshall's Studio in Eltham in 1956.

MS 3992 summary of consignments: Original consignment, May 1974 (6 boxes); Consignment added June 1975 (5 boxes); Consignment added March 1976 (9 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added June 1977 (2 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added 31 January 1979 (2 boxes); Consignment added October 1981 (10 boxes and 1 folio package); Consignment added 19 August 1982 (24 boxes and 3 folio packages); Consignment added January-March 1983 (2.5 boxes and 1 folio package); Consignment added 5 March 1985 (6 boxes and 2 folio packages); Consignment added 12 October 1987 (5 boxes and 1 folio package).

Arrangement

MS 3992 is listed by box and folder number. The folder numbers are continuous through the entire collection.

MS 405 Typescript copy of Ourselves writ Strange, together with a selection of annotated photographs to be included in the published work.

MS 2222 Letters from Alan Marshall to his mother and sister, 1942, 1945-47, which form the basis of These are my people (See also MS 3992, Folders 256-7). Letters to his mother and sister from China, 1956. Diary of a trip commencing May 1946. Manuscript copies of four works. This material was acquired from AM's sister Elsie McConnell.

MS 419 Letters from Marshall to Nellie Rogova Mitchell, 1965-1983 (3 folders).

MS 1174 Material on Marshall in the papers of Vance and Nettie Palmer (Series 28). Also photograph of Marshall aged about 12, in Series 33, Folder 8.

MS 6043 Letters from Marshall to Marian Lofts, also clippings by and about Marshall, 1981-83 (2 folders). Restricted until 10 years after the death of Lofts.

MS 6831 Letters from Marshall to Jim Smith, 1974-82 (20 cm).

MS 7011 Letters from Marshall to Thelma Henry, 1981-84 (1 folder).

MS 7320 Papers of Gwen Hardisty, who worked with Marshall for some twelve years, including as his secretary from 1975 to 1982. Date range 1981-83 (3 boxes). Available for reference.

The State Library of Victoria holds a small quantity of material of Marshall (2 metres). Contents are similar to NLA collections: drafts, children's letters, postcards.

Item Descriptions

Class. Original Consignment (May 1974) Show allonly 1

File 1. Letters - Eastern Europe, 1966-73 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 2. Letters - Eastern Europe, 1965-73 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 3. Correspondence, 1970-74 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 4. Correspondence, 1965-73 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 5. Correspondence, 1973-74 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 6. Correspondence, 1973 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 7-8. Children's letters, 1973 - Box 1 Show allonly 1

File 9. Children's letters, 1972-73 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 10. Manuscripts. Typescripts for The long hunt, The dingo story - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 11. Manuscripts. Drafts of Four Sunday suits and other stories - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 12. Manuscripts. Typescript of Little boy lost (1977) and others - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 13. Notebooks, 1939, 1956 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 13. Diary, 1949 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 13. Drawings - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 14. Notebooks - Arnhem Land (1-3), 1946 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 15. Notebooks - Arnhem Land (4-7), 1946 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 16. Notebooks - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 17. Notebooks - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 18. Diary, 1956 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 18. Notebooks - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 18. Diaries, 1930, 1942, 1959, 1960 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 19. Drafts of Looking on the bright side Correspondence -Carden Advertising, 1957-59 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 20. Drafts of Argus articles, Alan Marshall's casebook -Up to 1950 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 21. Drafts of Alan Marshall's casebook, 1951 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 22. A.M.'s casebook, 1953 - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 23. Correspondence 1943-45, 1949 (partly burnt) - Box 2 Show allonly 1

File 24. Correspondence 1947-49 (partly burnt) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 25-26. Newspaper clippings 1942-46 (partly burnt) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 27. Newspaper clippings, 1939 (partly burnt) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 28. [Title not available], 1937-1942 - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 29. 1936 (loose pages) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 30. 1941 (partly burnt) - Box 4 Show allonly 1

File 31. Trade journals - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 32. Drafts of Pioneers and painters, A history of Eltham - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 33. Contributions to newspapers, columns etc, 1948-72 - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 34. Drafts of The magic leaf, Whispering in the wind - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 35. As in a glass - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 36. Various drafts - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 37. Draft of Peter and the beautiful princess - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 38. Published articles - Box 5 Show allonly 1

File 39. Press clippings, 1940-70 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 40. Press clippings, 1955-70 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 41. letters from Cathy, Prague, 1971-72 - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 42. Scrapbook - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 43. Draft of This is the grass - Box 6 Show allonly 1

File 44. Publications - Box 6 Show allonly 1

Item. Travels in China (in English). Inscribed by Marshall. - Box 6 Show allonly 1
Item. I can jump puddles (in Czechoslovakian). Inscribed by Marshall. - Box 6 Show allonly 1
Item. One bag of periodicals containing articles by/about AM, including Australian book review, People, Woman's Day, Walkabout(19 issues) - folio (No. ?) Show allonly 1
Item. One large cuttings album - folio (No. ?) Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added June 1975 Show allonly 1

File 45. Photographs - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 46-47. Miscellaneous letters, 1974 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 48. Jack Marshall's certificates and notebooks - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File 48. Alan Marshall's certificates, notebooks and autograph book - Box 7 Show allonly 1

The latter kept when he first got infantile paralysis, ca. 1908. While in hospital patients and nurses wrote in it. Source of material for I can jump puddles.

Item. Press cuttings album - Box 7 Show allonly 1
Item. Court transcripts: appeal by Walter Russell. Deathe against conviction for rape, 1962 - Box 7 Show allonly 1

File. Ten books, most with Alan Marshall's bookplate - Box 8 Show allonly 1

File 49. Correspondence, 1956-74 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Gordon Burgess, Wilma Hedley, Ian Reid, the International P.E.N. Club, Adult Education, Mavis and Bill Scott, Max Brown, Paul Ritchie, James Flett, Lillian McGovern, Cecil Holmes, Brian Clark, and various others including Russian correspondents.

File 50-51. Correspondence, 1958-74 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

John Hetherington (1958-63), Bert Vickers, Keith Ewers, Vic O'Connor, John Morrison, Noel Counihan, Ailsa O'Connor, Robert Peach, Danny Webb, Geoff Close (card only), Bill Constable, Maureen Freer, Ruth Park, John Manifold, Colin Thiele, Nan Ingleton, Jean Turley, Geoff Hutton, Herbert Marshall, Stan Barstow, Marcello Maestro, Sir Frank Roland, Judah Waten, Cecil Holmes, Stuart Sayers, Bill Wannan, Aileen Palmer, Jack Hyett, Ray Parkin, V.A. Syme, Terry Counihan (Noel's son), Mavis Scott, Phil Freedman, Alan Bell, Stephen Murray-Smith, Herz Bergner, Alan Thornton, Australian Society of Authors. Also various children's letters.

File 52. Correspondence, 1963-64 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 53. Correspondence, 1971-74 - Box 9 Show allonly 1

Judy Gorman, Magda Gregor, Edward Kynaston, Nell Charlwood, John Clements, Clea Stowell.

File 53. Letters relating to New Zealand trip June-July 1974, to attend launching of film I can jump puddles in Auckland. - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 54. Correspondence 1973-74: Russian and Bulgarian letters, invitations to talk. - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 55. Correspondence: George Luke, 1974; American correspondence 1968-70; details of Pan-American inaugural program. - Box 9 Show allonly 1

File 56. Talks: Folklore, bush songs, Australian literature - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 57. Talks: Writers, writing, Marshall's own writing - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 58. Talks: Aborigines, miscellaneous special occasions - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 59. Talks: Gorky, short story writing - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 60. Financial records, 1968-69 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 60. Original beginning to I can jump puddles - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 61. Writings: on cripples, the Army - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 62. Various talks and writings: Children, short story writing, etc. - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 63. Printed items, 1936-44 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 64. Printed items, 1942-71 - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 65. Printed items - Box 10 Show allonly 1

File 66. Original drafts or articles on trip to Soviet Union, November 1964 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 67. Diary, cuttings, pamphlets - Hong Kong trip - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 68. Letter to Bob Close 1956, article on 1939 bushfires, biographical information, small scrapbook - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Including letters, cutting, photos about aerial piracy on board a Catalina Flying boat, 16 July 1948 (See also Folder 291)

File 69-70. Various letters, notes, articles on trip to China, 1956 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

File 71. Cuttings album, 1954-59 - Box 11 Show allonly 1

Comprising cuttings of reviews of The gay provider (See also Folio package, Consignment added June 1977)

Class. Consignment added March 1976 Show allonly 1

File 72-76. Personal and family correspondence - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 77-78. Cathy Marshall letters - Box 12 Show allonly 1

File 79-80. Cathy Marshall letters - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 81-83. Photographs - Box 13 Show allonly 1

File 84-88. Children's letters - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 89. Russian letters - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 90. Ken Dallas - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 91. Clea Stowell - Box 14 Show allonly 1

File 92-93. Correspondence, 1971-75 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

Including Ross Campbell, Dr Jim Cairns, Max Dimmock, Ray Parkin, Ralph de Boissiere, John Morrison, Bill Wannan, Edward Kynaston, Ailsa O'Connor, Phillip Adams, Clem Christesen, Noel Bryning, Frank Kellaway, Jim Smith

File 94. Invitations to talk - Box 15 Show allonly 1

Various other correspondents, including Lauretta Zappia

File 95-98. Correspondence, 1971-75 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

Including Frank Huelin, Jim Smith, Gwen Hardisty

File 99. Letters of sympathy re bungalow fire, 1955 - Box 15 Show allonly 1

File 100. Drafts: The ostrich man, Hammers over the anvil, Mrs Hookey's dick, Peter McLeod Galley of Fight for life - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 101-103. Drafts: Hammers over the anvil - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 104. Original manuscript of Fight for life together with notes and drafts of stories in Hammers over the anvil (Blue exercise book) - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 105-106. Miscellaneous documents, cuttings, letters - Box 16 Show allonly 1

File 107-113. Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1944-46 - Box 17 Show allonly 1

File 114-119. Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1947 - Box 18 Show allonly 1

File 120-126. Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1948-50 - Box 19 Show allonly 1

File 127-135. Correspondence of Alma Thorn, 1951-58 - Box 20 Show allonly 1

Item. Original sketches by Noel Counihan - Pull down the blind - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1
Item. Album of photographs, cuttings, early documents and letters (both items in one bag) - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added June 1977 Show allonly 1

File 136. Letters from Helen Skipper, undated - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 136. Letters 1944-45 connected with Woman magazine, when AM was writing a Dorothy Dix (advice to the lovelorn) column. - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 137. Flexmore Hudson; letters from students, 1976 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 138. Letters - Katrina Holland, Elizabeth Mellick, invitations to talk, 1976-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 139. Letters, various, 1973-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

Jim O'Connor (Judge), Nelly Rogova, Stephen Murray-Smith, Gill Armstrong

File 140. Letters, various, 1973-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

Tom Adler, Hilda Knorr, Jack Lindsay, Freda Brilliant, Professor Marshall, Lance Loughrey, Stewart Harris, Frank Huelin, Dymphna Cusack, La Trobe Library, Penny and Eddie Harding, Frank Sargensen

File 141-142. Letters, various, 1973-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 143. Letters, various, 1973-77: Jim Smith, Dr. Stephen Gottlieb, Bill Standish - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 144. Letters, various, 1971-77 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

Alan Thornton, Neilma Gantner, Judah Waten, Phillip Adams, Vic O'Connor, Ralph de Boissiere, Bill Wannan, Bob Close, Fred Silcock, Max Brown, Harry Marks (author of AM's biography I can jump oceans), Jack Slade

File 145. Letters of congratulation on OBE and honorary Doctor of Laws, Melbourne University, 1972 - Box 21 Show allonly 1

File 146. Australian family physician, 1976 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

AM wrote an article entitled Sex problems of the handicapped. This folder contains about 15 requests for reprints of the article (plus the issue on which it appeared).

File 147. Marketa Sagiova, 1963-77 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 148. Jenny Burgess, Mena Calthorpe, Pat Wiltshire, 1972-75 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 149. Glen Tomasetti, Rosemary Crouch - Grantham -Costelloe - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 150. Letters, 1964-75, including John Morrison, Penny and Eddie Harding - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 151-153. Letters from family, mainly Hilda Gillies (sister), 1971-77 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 154. Letter from Form 2G, Elwood High School, 1977 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

File 155-156. Children's letters, 1972-77 - Box 22 Show allonly 1

Item. One package early family photographs - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1
Item. One album of photographs taken at the launch of The gay provider (see also Folder 71) - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added 31 January 1979 Show allonly 1

File 157-159. Letters received while in hospital, 1978 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 160. Children's letters - Chilwell Primary School, 1977 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 161-162. Children's letters, 1977 - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 163. Jim Smith letters - Box 23 Show allonly 1

File 164. Letters from Soviet Union - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 165. Letters - Box 24 Show allonly 1

Including Bill Langley, Colin Thiele, John McCabe Doyle and Michael Doyle, Eddie Harding, Rohan and Nan Rivett, Douglas Harris, Phyl Wallace, Angus Scobie, Joan Hundley, Marcello and Edna Maestro, Helen Skipper, Ken Dallas, Phillip Adams, Bert Vickers, Janet Matthews, Judah Waten.

File 166. Draft of The bed - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 167. Australian Film and Television School - Letters from Chris Noonan - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 168. Congratulations on Soviet Award, 1972 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File 169-170. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1976-78 - Box 24 Show allonly 1

File. One bundle of photographs with captions, by James Hill, entitled 'Such goin's on' Scenes of Park Road Eltham. - Box 24 Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added October 1981 Show allonly 1

Note: People occasionally sent with their letters to Marshall short manuscripts they have written. Some early pages of writing by Marshall were found accompanying a letter. The more notable items are as follows: Information on McHubbard Family; Family history The honeysuckle plain, by Gwenda Sanderson; Janet Neild's essay and photos on Danila Vassileff; Foreword to A. Knox's book; Poems by Michael Myer; Early photographs of old buildings.

File 171. Janet Nield, Maree Teychenne, Bernard and Elsie Pearce - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 172. Congratulations on M.O.A., 1981 - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 173. K. McHubbard, Caroline Brothers, Ray McDermid - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 174. Michael Myer and Yoga Education Centre - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 175. Gwen Sanderson - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 176. Cathy Marshall, Jennifer Marshall, Elsie, Alan and Fiona McConnell - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 177. Alistair Knox, Margot Knox, Judy Askham, Andrea Dallas, Phillip Bain, Sri Chimmoy, Brotherhood of St Lawrence - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 178. Hilda Gillies, Kerry Wise - Box 25 Show allonly 1

File 179. Invitations to talk - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 180. James Foran, Katrina Holland, Dragana Vujanovic, Karnie Mortimer, Neilma Carrillo Gantner, Jenny Burgess, American correspondence - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 181. Geoff Close, Clem Christesen, Joe Redapple, Faith Bandler, Jim O'Connor, Professor Ed Ruhe, Bill Perry (author of Tales of the Whipstick), Alice Hammerley, Andrew Hughes, Lloyd Davies - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 182. Indonesian letters; Bozena Klimova - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 183. Prahran College of Advanced Education - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 184. James Cook University award, 1978-80 70th birthday, 1972 - Box 26 Show allonly 1

File 185-192. Children's letters (580 in all), 1980-81 - Box 27 Show allonly 1

File 193. Letters from people in the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 194. Nelly Mitchell, Alla Petrikovska, Bella Zuckerman, Oskana Kruggerskaya - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 195. Frank Huelin, Norma Ferris - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 196. Anne Bechervaise/Doyle - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 197. Australasian Book Society, Jack Beasley - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 198. Jim Smith - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 199. John Morrison, Bert Vickers, Ailsa O'Connor, Vic O'Connor, Phillip and Rosemary Adams, Bill and Ora Wannan, Judah, Hyrell and Pip Waten, Ross Campbell - Box 28 Show allonly 1

File 200. Helen Skipper, Matcham Skipper, Pip Marks, Stewart Harris, Iona Harris, Dymphna Cusack, Wendy - Box 28 Show allonly 1

Lowenstein, Penny and Eddie Harding

File 201-205. Miscellaneous letters and cards, 1945-59; 1978-81 - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 201-205. TV Dramatisation - I can jump puddles - Box 29 Show allonly 1

File 206-214. Rehearsal scripts and camera scripts for Episodes 1 -9, call sheets and film shedules for 17.9.'80-21.11.'80 - Box 30 Show allonly 1

Scriptwriters are Cliff Green, Sonia Borg, Roger Simpson

File 215-218. Responses to dramatisation of I can jump puddles, 1981 - Box 31 Show allonly 1

(About 306 letters, mostly children)

File 219-223. Australia - USSR Society, of which Marshall was President - Box 31 Show allonly 1

File 219-223. Correspondence, invitations, reneoed newsheets, letters and messages from A.M. for conferences (some handwritten drafts) - Box 31 Show allonly 1

Main correspondent is Angelica Raftopoulos. Some of the contents of the 5 folders are Decisions of the National Executive at meetings in 1972, 75, 77 80; Agenda and proceedings of National Conferences, 1974, 1976, 1980; reports; General Agreement and Plan of the Society; a Cultural Exchange Agreement drawn up with the Society's counterpart, the USSR-Australia Society; and report on the Albert Park Island Restaurant Scheme, 1968 (Save Albert Park (Vic) for the people).

File 224. Citizens for Democracy: one folder of reneoed newsletters, memos, correspondence, press releases - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 225. Early documents dealing with AM's childhood (Receipts and papers kept by John Marshall) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

Including two receipts for municipal rates, Cobar, 15.7.1890; Levy for Labor daily; Luggage label Marshall and Neale, general stores, Noorat; Doctor's prescription for A. Marshall, Orange P.O; Tract This Sin of the Church, part of Gem Economic Library, Minneapolis, 1895; Receipts from AWU for George Marshall (14/11/12) and John Marshall (29/7/05); Four small cuttings. These are my people. Selected short stories by Marshall, issued by the Victorian writers' League, 1938. Processed format, 28 pages, soft cover with stencilled drawing of AM by Frank Andrew. AM describes it as the first book I ever published.

File 226. Photographs from AM's mother's album: - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 226. Five portraits, some in poor condition, of members of Linnet, Boyson, Leister (?) Cumming and other families - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 226. Six very small photographs with similar subjects, poor condition. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 226. Four tintypes (mistakenly call Daguerrotypes on the backs), fair condition. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 226. Alan Marshall's first sketchbook. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 227. Square pegs in square holes. The Age in Melbourne invited AM to contribute a foreword to a booklet they were publishing on employment opportunities for the handicapped within this company (1979). Three letters, one typescript of foreword (no annotations), one typescript with annotations, one final typescript of the whole booklet by Alan J. Scott and Edwin W. Knight; one published booklet. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 228. May Creedie - short story. Four corrected typescripts, one incomplete handwritten version, one newspaper-published version. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 229. Galley proofs of Alan Marshall's Australia by Hyland. - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File 230. Aboriginal myths, by AM and Sreton Bozic. About 40 stories (some duplicates), typewritten (See also Folder 267) - Box 32 Show allonly 1

File. Three books by Stan Tutt entitled Pioneer days, Caboolture Country and By many campfires - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

Produced by the Caboolture Historical Society, Queensland in 1974, 1973 and 1977 respectively. Dedications in volumes and letter to AM.

File. Russian versions of Alan Marshall's books, numbering 4. - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. 2 Reader's Digest condensed books containing Swedish and Japanese version of I can jump puddles, 1980 and 1981 respectively. - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Marshall, Alan. Erzahl uns doch vom Truthahn, Jo(Tell us about the turkey, Jo), Berlin, Verlag Neues Leben, 1979. Autographed - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Marshall, Alan. Ve vlastnim srdci Prague, Vysehrad, 1980. Autographed. - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Cosbuc, George. Poems Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1980 - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Ceaucescu, Nicolae. Democratization of international relations, Bucharest, Meridiane Publishing House, 1981 - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Ceaucescu, Nicolae. The solving of the National Question in Romania, 1981 - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Neagu, Romulus. The United National Organization: A Romanian point of view, Bucharest, 1981 - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Russian botanical publication, Moscow 1962. Dedicated to A.M. - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. 5 Russian periodicals - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Soviet literature, December 1979 - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. 5 other periodicals - Box 33-34 Show allonly 1

File. Children's drawings (9) and one rolled class mural, one album of letters and drawings from school children of Watsonia Heights Public School in response to Whispering in the wind, 20 autobiographical efforts and class photo (project by Syndal High School), one patriotic banner, five posters and one calendar. - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added 19 August 1982 Show allonly 1

File 231-232. Australian Society of Authors. Correspondence, notices of meetings, circulars, 1974-82 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 233-236. Miscellaneous letters, 1981 - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 237. Small files: Meanjin and Short stories (Numerical files 1-3) - Box 35 Show allonly 1

File 238. Index to numerical files - Box 35 Show allonly 1

A photocopy of this index is held at Appendix A. Only the more substantial contents are highlighted below.

File 239. Numerical Files 5-8 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 240. Numerical File 9 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Short story manuscript

File 241. Numerical File 13 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

File 242. Numerical Files 20-22, 26 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Anne Bechervaise, etc.

File 243-244. Numerical File 27 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Business letters with organisations - NLA National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne University, Sydney University, Commonwealth Literary Fund

File 245. Numerical Files 31-32 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Some publishers' correspondence

File 246. Numerical File 33a - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Cheshire Publishing - royalty statements

File 247. Numerical Files 35, 38 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Advices to the Anxious - manuscript

File 248. Numerical File 39 - Box 36 Show allonly 1

Registration, car documents, caravan insurance

File 249. Numerical Files 40-42 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Reviews, Literary agents

File 250. Numerical File 45 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Russian letters

File 251-252. Numerical File 46 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Personal-driver's licence, passports, extract of birth registration, bankbooks, property documents, finance

File 253. Numerical File 47 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 254. Numerical File 48: Sara Haric; bushmen - Box 37 Show allonly 1

File 255. Numerical Files 49-50 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Australia-USSR Society

File 256-257. Numerical Files 51 - Box 37 Show allonly 1

Talks, lectures, including Channel 2 (Tales of Alan Marshall). Very early letters from These are my people days. Moomba speeches, A Guest of honour (ABC) script, and a talk on Steele Rudd, 1968

File 258. Numerical Files 52, 56-57, 59 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Letters re AM's will (4) plus copy of will. Victorian Fellowship of Australian Writers.

File 259. Numerical Files 60-62 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Zora Wolfova, Elsie McConnell

File 260. Numerical Files 63-65 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 261. Numerical Files 67, 69-70 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

File 262-263. Numerical File 71 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Thelma Hartley

File 264-265. Numerical File 73 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

ABC File. Contracts, some transcripts, for Guest of Honour, See it my way, I'd take the crutches, Four Sunday suits (30 min adaptation of AM's short story).

File 266. Numerical File 75, 77-78 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Overland. Small file of correspondence with Stephen Murray-Smith, Stuart Sayers of the Age, and with Melb. Herald.

File 267. Numerical File 79-80 - Box 38 Show allonly 1

Sreton Bozic Letters discussing his own work, and also that of B. Wongar (ex American serviceman adopted into Aboriginal tribe). Includes foreword by AM and publication The sinners: stories from Vietnam. See also Folder 230.

File 268. Numerical File 81-84. - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 269. Numerical File 85 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Honours. Congratulations on OBE etc., conferring of Honorary Doctorate of Laws, University of Melbourne.

File 270-271. Numerical File 86 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Sister Jane Kelly

File 272. Numerical File 87-92 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 273. Numerical File 93-95 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 274. Numerical File 96-99 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Jack Lindsay, John Manifold, Arthur Phillips, Doug Tainsh, Bill Scott and others.

File 275. Numerical File 100-104 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Riding for the Disabled Association of Victoria.

File 276. Numerical File 106-109 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Literary Pension

File 277. Numerical File 110-112, 114-115 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

File 278. Numerical File 116-117, 119-120 - Box 39 Show allonly 1

Mazda car

File 279. Numerical File 121-126 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Passport

File 280. Numerical File 127, 129-130 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Precious letters

File 281. Numerical File 131-132 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Jim Smith

File 282. Numerical File 133-134 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 283. Numerical File 136-137 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Jenny's trip

File 284. Numerical File 138-141 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Council of Adult Education, Penny and Eddie Harding

File 285. Numerical File 142-143, 144-146 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 286. Numerical File 147-148, 150-152 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Gill Armstrong

File 287. Numerical File 153 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

Australian Family Physician - Sex Problems of the Physcially Handicapped

File 288. Numerical File 154-160 - Box 40 Show allonly 1

File 289. Numerical File 168 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Old Mrs Bilson film script

File 290. Numerical File 161-162 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Australian Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled AVEC Education Department Film.

File 291. Numerical File 163-166 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Captain Charles Eather - Cathay Pacific Airways (See also Folder 68)

File 292. Numerical File 169-171 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Leo Carmody, Copyright Agency

File 293. Numerical File 172, 175-176 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Haden, Smith and Fitchett (Solicitors), Rosemary Costelloe

File 294. Numerical File 178-179 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Stott's Technical College

File 295. Numerical File 181-185 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Hyland House

File 296. Numerical File 187-191, 193-195 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

File 297. Numerical File 196 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Novosibirsk (USSR) Foreign Literature Club

File 298. Numerical File 197-200 - Box 41 Show allonly 1

Chilwell Primary School

File 299. Numerical File 201-202 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 300. Numerical File 203 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

John Embling

File 301. Numerical File 204-210 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 302. Numerical File 211-215 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 303. Numerical File 216-218 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Professor Len Webb

File 304. Numerical File 219-223 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Aboriginal Treaty Committee

File 305. Numerical File 224 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Documentary films

File 306. Numerical File 225-230 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland

File 307. Numerical File 231-238 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

File 308. Numerical File 239 - Box 42 Show allonly 1

Commemorative plaque, Noorat

File 309. Numerical Files 248-253 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 310. Numerical File 240-243, 245-247 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Transcript of film made for Australia Council Archives

File 311. Numerical File 254-260 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 312. Numerical File 261-266 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 313. Numerical File 267-269 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Blanche Fenn

File 314. Numerical File 270-272 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Weipa

File 315. Numerical File 273 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Vitamin C

File 316. Numerical File 274-278 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

File 317. Numerical File 279-280 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Marian Lofts

File 318-320. Numerical File 281 - Box 43 Show allonly 1

Marion Lofts

File 321. Numerical File 282-284 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Ginny Lowndes

File 322. Numerical File 285 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Barry Ellems

File 323. Numerical File 286 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Jerzy Nagibin

File 324. Numerical File 287-290 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 325. Numerical File 292-295, 297 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

File 326. Numerical File 298-300 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Eightieth birthday

File 327. Numerical File 301 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Thomas Nelson, Whispering in the wind

File 328. Numerical File 302-303 - Box 44 Show allonly 1

Fight for life, How beautiful are thy feet

File 329. Various files - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 330. Published short stories; Articles dealing with life - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 331. Various personal files - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 332. Various publishers' files - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 333-334. Various files - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 335. Copyright agency; The kangaroo and the wombat; Professor Manning Clark; Phillip Adams; William Collings - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 336-337. Various publishers' files - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 338. Angus and Robertson, Australian Listening Library, Geoff Gold, Four Sunday suits - film - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 339. Miscellaneous material - Box 45 Show allonly 1

File 340-346. Hammers over the anvil. typed manuscript with some corrections, typed manuscripts for - Box 46 Show allonly 1

submission to publisher, no corrections. See folio run for page proofs, no corrections.

File 347-348. Typed manuscript of Bush tucker, no corrections - Box 46 Show allonly 1

File 349-357. Alan Marshall's casebook. Marshall's advice to people's problems, 1956-57. Nine folders, comprising typewritten manuscript for publication and original letters from the lovelorn and lonely hearts. - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 358-359. Alan Marshall's Australia. Typed manuscript, slightly annotated - Box 47 Show allonly 1

File 360-362. Let's sit on the sliprails. Series of typed stories and articles. - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 363-369. Short stories and articles, including 'The warmth of human beings - Box 48 Show allonly 1

File 370-371. Manuscripts of articles - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 372. Ourselves writ strange. Notes used in writing books - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 373. Manuscript A yarn with Alan Marshall (Permewan) - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 374. How to get along with boys (manuscript) - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 375. Manuscript Rhapsody pas seul: - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 376. Play Kisses for a quid - Box 49 Show allonly 1

File 377. Film contracts How I write my books - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 378. Reviews - manuscripts - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 379. I can jump puddles - abridged - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 380. Manuscript of Dan Mannion - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 381. Hallucinations before departure; The bed; Story about collecting debts... - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 382. Thoughtful Joe versus superman; The Catholic ball; Fear; Freckles Jack - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 383. Early attempts; Observations on the crippled state - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 384. The Driver; Collected stories and sketches; - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 385. Bandy Bandicoot; Curio of Marrabel - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 386. Judy Fliesher; Miss McAlister; Duke McLeod - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 387. The Ostrich man; Gold Rush Story - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 388. Miss McPherson; May Creedie - Box 50 Show allonly 1

File 389-392. Letters of George Luke. About 160 letters, most are illustrated with caricatures. They contain - Box 51 Show allonly 1

comments on acquaintances such as Judah Waten and Noel Counihan and topics such as the Falklands conflict.

File 393. Cathy Marshall letters - Central Australia - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 394. All letters dealing with cargo distributers - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 395. Dilia - Publishers - Box 51 Show allonly 1

File 396-397. Important file - Box 51 Show allonly 1

About 60 letters ranging from the very early (1918) to the 1950s and up to 1963. Scraps of manuscripts are included. Letters are mostly short. Some of the more important names (only one or two letters each, on the average) are: Vance and Nettie Palmer, Rosslyn Hardy, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Noel Counihan, Tom Inglis Moore, C.P. Fitzgerald, Frank Rolland, A.R. Chisholm, one long letter from R.T. Corrie, 1955, Ion Idriess, Will Lawson, Eleanor Dark, manuscript and letter about Aborigines, from Betty Thomson.

File 398-406. Children's letters, 1981 - Box 52 Show allonly 1

File 407-425. Handwritten and typed notes or portions of writing arranged in files with topical headings - Box 53-54 Show allonly 1

File 407-425. Notes - Box 53-54 Show allonly 1

In these files Marshall would file away fragments of conversation he had heard or ideas or even detailed plots. He could go back to them whenever he needed inspiration or idioms on a particular topic.

File 407-425. Notes - Box 53-54 Show allonly 1

Including The City Scene, and The artist and writer; Intelligentzia. Six files of notes, including Side shows, Fortune telling, hospital incidents, Odd notes mostly dealing with city life, Suggestions for novel, Country men and scenes, Highlights (autobiographical, with outline of story and enumerated incidents). Eight bookds/bundles including Notes for a sequel to Puddles, Side shows, boxing tents, Fortune telling, Wild Red Horses (These notes collected in 1941 were to be used as the basis of a novel. The novel was never written. Instead I wrote the short story Wild red horses, which I finished in October 1969). Four files of notes: Dialogue-Children, Marbut and Eric days, Hongkong trip (including article and typewritten diary, 1945), Hospitals and patients. Eight files, including Bushmen, Biographical note, some short stories, including Wild Red Horses

File 426-431. Press cuttings and printed matter - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1

Cuttings, including 5 spiral-bound albums; Four large albums of cuttings about AM, 1974-80 (folio run); two files of press cuttings on AM; 11 Periodicals, 5 monographs

Item. Det bedstes boger Copenhagen, Reader's Digest, 1981 - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1

Contains Danish translation of I can jump puddles

Item. Palat, Valitut. Kirjavaliot. Helsinki, Kustannus Oy Valitut Kirjavaliot, 1981 - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1

Contains Finnish translation of I can jump puddles

Item. Russian compilation containing Fears, Jimmy Virtue, MissArmitage, by A.M., Moscow, 1977 - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1

Has inscription and pasted-in letter by Alla Petrikovskaya, dated 1977 and 1981 respectively.

Item. Marshall, Alan. Fight for life. Part of series It's fun to read, edited by Gisela Triesch, Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Moritz Diesterweg, 1981. Signed by A.M. - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1
Item. Marshall, Alan. I can jump puddles. Part of series Longman structural readers, abridged by Anna Kohler. London, Longman, 1980 - Box 55-56 Show allonly 1

File 432. Xerox copy of play without title page - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 433. Chapter of thesis by Barry Ellem - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 434. Austin McCallum No way to go home Typed - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 435. McGrath, Tony. The life of John Shaw Neilson - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 435. Harvest - film script - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 436. Harding, Edward (ed) Alan Marshall talking - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 437-440. Leslie, Vic. Notes for a novel, given to AM. Very fragmented and disjointed - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 441. Britten, Mrs J. My parents - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 442. Robertson, John. Typed manuscripts The cruise of the teapot. Film scenario with snapshots - Box 57 Show allonly 1

File 443. Mitchell, Ken: Handwritten manuscript on recollections of childhood, accompanied by letter from the author, a school principal - Box 58 Show allonly 1

File 444. Photographs - Box 58 Show allonly 1

Including album of snapshots of a play produced by schoolchildren, together with a few letters to A.M.; 7 good portraits of A.M.; 2 cards of proof portraits of A.M.; 20 miscellaneous photographs, some old childhood photographs with new reproductions; Panorama photograph of all the employees of the Trueform shoe factory, about 1938, including Alan Marshall (Folio run); Old photograph of group outside Kangaroo Ground Pub

File. Four large albums of cuttings about AM, 1974-80 - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

File. Galley proofs of Hammers over the anvil (relate to Box 46) - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

File. Panorama photograph of employees of Trueform shoe factory - Box (No. ?) Show allonly 1

Class. Consignment added 5 March 1985 Show allonly 1

File 447. Address book - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 448. Letters of reference for Margaret Marshall - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 449-454. Cathy Marshall letters - Box 61 Show allonly 1

File 455-458. Cathy Marshall letters - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File 459. Photographs - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File. Photographs, Mount Olga, Ayers Rock Expedition August-September 1950 - Box 62 Show allonly 1

File. Books, mostly translations - Box 63-65 Show allonly 1

File. Notebooks containing handwritten manuscripts, address book - Box 63-65 Show allonly 1

File. Objects -medals, certificates. - Box 63-65 Show allonly 1

File. Films - Box 66 Show allonly 1

File. Caricature of AM, Order of Australia (one package) - folio (No. ?) Show allonly 1

File. OBE (one package) - folio (No. ?) Show allonly 1