Guide to the Papers of Nancy Keesing

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MS 5378

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Collection Summary

Creator
Nancy Keesing
Title
Papers of Nancy Keesing
Date Range
1942-1980
Collection Number
MS 5378
Extent
4.41 metres (11 ms boxes + 12 archive boxes + 1 large folio box)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1101722) 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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Nancy Keesing, National Library of Australia, MS 5378, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Item Descriptions

Class 1. First consignment November 1976

Correspondence, 1942 - June 1972 (File 1-10) - Box 1

Correspondence, July-December 1972 (File 11) - Box 2

Card index to Keesing letters (File)

Papers relating to Australian postwar novelists, Jacaranda Press 1975. Working papers and various correspondence. (File 12) - Box 3

Jacaranda biographies (File 15) - Box 4

Poetry by Keesing (File 17) - Box 4

Reviews by Keesing 1954-1975 Indexed (File 18-20) - Box 4

Short stories by Keesing (File 21-23) - Box 4

Short stories by Keesing (File 24) - Box 5

Adelaide Festival "Literature in Australia", 1972 (File 25) - Box 5

Letters of Norman Lindsay and cuttings about N.L. (File 26) - Box 5

Eric Schlunke inquest - newspaper clipping 23/11/60 (File 28) - Box 5

Hebrew translations, work by Moshe Kedem (File 30) - Box 5

Southerly (File 32) - Box 5

Captain Cook Bi-centenary including notes re judging of poetry competition. (File 33) - Box 5

Australian Post-War Novelists (book by Jacaranda) (File 13) - Box 6

Jacaranda Press - correspondence and biographies (File 14) - Box 6

David Martin - correspondence, articles (File 16) - Box 6

Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1964-66, 1968, 1970, 1974 (File 27) - Box 6

The English Association, Sydney Branch (File 29) - Box 6

Letters from Keesing's children, Margery and John (File 31) - Box 6

Captain Cook Bicentenary 1970 - Judging notes (File 34) - Box 6

Transition (File 35) - Box 6

Australian Society of Authors (File 36) - Box 6

Australian author - Correspondence, July 1974 (File 38) - Box 6

Australian author (File 37) - Box 7

Australian author (File 39) - Box 7

Australian author Volume 6, number 3, Winter, July 1973 Galley proofs (File 41) - Box 7

Australian author, (File 40) - Box 8

Australian author Vol. 6, No. 1., January 1974 (File 42) - Box 8

Ernest Koczkar Writers in the computer revolution (File 43) - Box 8

Ambassador Press: Letter re David Anderson (File 44) - Box 8

Captain Cook Bicentenary, 1970. Competition judging notes (File 45) - Box 8

Correspondence - undated (File 46) - Box 8

Class 2. Second Consignment August 1978

Correspondence, 1973-1974 (File 47-49) - Box 8

Correspondence, 1975-1976 (File 50-53) - Box 9

Letters on death of Mr Keesing (File 54) - Box 9

National Literature Board of Review-Correspondence, also minutes of meetings, 1974-1976 (File 55) - Box 9

File on Shalom (File 64) - Box 9

Australian short stories - correspondence including extensive largely legal correspondence with Pergamon Press, Oxford, about non-publication (File 65) - Box 9

Australian short stories - contracts (File 66) - Box 9

The white chrysanthemum formerly The great Australian mum correspondence (File 74) - Box 9

ABC Radio 2. Feature "Children". Some correspondence, typescripts of stories, poetry etc. (Program planned for A.B.C. Sunday night radio 2 March 1974) (File 78) - Box 9

Australian Jewish short stories file (File 56-57) - Box 7

Shalom or Australian Jewish short stories - Galley proofs. (File 58-63) - Box 7

The white crysanthemum - typescript (annotated) of sections of the book, Original (?) manuscript, Page proofs, publisher's manuscript (titled "Rejects") (File 75-77) - Box 10

Book review file November 1973 - April 1974. Keesing has indexed book reviews she has contributed to journals and newspapers in this period. (File 79) - Box 10

Jewish writers file. Articles by S. Stedman. (File 81) - Box 10

J.R. Hardy file. Correspondence with and research materials associated with Hardy entry contributed to the Australian dictionary of biography (File 80) - Box 11

Winifred West Schools 1973-1975 (File 82-88) - Box 11-12

Files concerned with Frensham School in particular Hartfield House. Contains minutes of Executive Committee. Governor's meetings, staff lists, financial reports, papers associated with Price Waterhouse Management Consultant's feasibility study on "Analysis and development of plans for optimum management of resources"

File on competition (School poetry) (File 89) - Box 11

Arts Council Reports 1974-1975 (withdrawn and pulped) (File 90) - Box 11

Theatre programs file (File 91) - Box 12

Miscellaneous: odd articles, poems. (File 92) - Box 12

Class 3. Third Consignment April 1981

Correspondence, 1977 (File 93-96) - Box 13-14

Correspondence, 1978 (File 97-103) - Box 13-14

Correspondence, 1979 (File 104-107) - Box 13-14

Book Competitions (File 108-111) - Box 13-14

(i) Age Book of the Year: correspondence etc. re Age Book of the Year award 1979. Nancy Keesing was a member of the judging panel.

(ii) Canberra Times: Short story competition 1979: correspondence, papers etc. re judging. Nancy Keesing was a member of the judging panel.

(iii) The Premier's Literary Awards 1980

(iv) Miscellaneous

John Shaw Neilson: three folders of drafts and correspondence relating to the National Library's publication of John Shaw Neilson's autobiography. This publication was edited for the National Library by Nancy Keesing. (File 112-114) - Box 15

Articles, drafts of articles and lectures prepared by Nancy Keesing (File 115-117) - Box 15

The place of C.J. Dennis in Australian Literature by Nancy Keesing. Commissioned by the Melbourne Herald; and another talk, duplicate copies, drafts, notes, background material etc. (File 118-120) - Box 15

1976 Writers Week: Adelaide: miscellaneous material rearrangements for a C.J. Dennis lecture delivered by Nancy Keesing. (File 121) - Box 16

Romeo and Juliet: ms. of talk on C.J. Dennis prepared by Nancy Keesing. (File 122) - Box 16

Sydney Morning Herald: Reviews 1978-1979 drafts, typescripts, cuttings. (File 123-126) - Box 16

Reviews by Nancy Keesing 1967 cuttings and typescripts (File 127) - Box 16

Reviews of Nancy Keesing's Works, c.1956-1974 (File 128-129) - Box 16

Sydney Morning Herald: Reviews 1980 drafts, typescripts, cuttings (File 130-132) - Box 16

Australian Book Review: Keesing's Centre Page articles 1978-1979. Two folders of mss. and typescripts. (File 133-137) - Box 17

Keesing: Reviews 1977: typescripts, drafts and cuttings (File 138-139) - Box 17

Nancy Keesing: miscellaneous biography (File 140-142) - Box 17

1 folder containing a Keesing bibliography (1979); collection of photographs; invitations; press cuttings; NLA oral history interview. (File 140-142) - Box 17

Marjorie Barnard 'Everything is not enough'; an interview with Marjorie Barnard conducted by Nancy Keesing, February 1976. Typescript, two copies (File 143) - Box 18

Lectures, seminars etc. (File 144-146) - Box 18

(i) Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education; 'Australian Women who are writers' typescript paper given by Nancy Keesing, related correspondence etc. - September 1979

(ii) Seminar on children's literature, 4 October 1978 'Exploring other cultures, creating new themes': papers presented; mainly typescript.

(iii) Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, Townsville 1978

Typescript of speech, poems etc. - Childhood at Darling Point Correspondence T/S on H.P. (Duke) Tritton Typescript 'A memoir of Beatrice Grimshaw' (File 147) - Box 18

Animal verse (File 148) - Box 18

Miscellaneous including press cuttings, photographs, journal 'The Critic' (File 149) - Box 18

Kuringgai College of Advanced Education (File 150) - Box 18

Misc. Newspaper and journal articles. Slade material Article on John Lang by Colin Roderick (File) - Folio 18

Lightning meets the wind: the Malaita Massacre by Roger M. Keesing and Peter Carrs. Xerox copy and revised xerox copy. (File 151-152) - Box 18

Works by Nancy Keesing - typescripts (File 153-171) - Box 19-20

J.G. Lang: drafts, carbons, research materials, notebooks etc. re J.G. Lang and John Lang and 'The Forger's Wife' (File 153-171) - Box 19-20

John Lang and The Forger's Wife: ms. and photocopy (File 172) - Box 21

Garden Island: ms. and typescript of Nancy Keesing's Garden Island: autobiographical memoir. (File 173-174) - Box 21

The White Chrysanthemum: photoprint, annotations, captions, pictorial selections etc. (File 175-176) - Box 21

Winifred West Schools (File 177-178) - Box 21

Winifred West Schools: Collection of roneod reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence etc (File 179) - Box 22

Papers re Lightning meets the wind (File 183-184) - Box 22

Papers re John Lang and the forger's wife (File 185-192) - Box 22

Publication - Botany Bay or true tales of early Australia by John Lang. Hobart: J Walch [1884?] (File) - Box 23

Papers re John Lang and The Forger's Wife (File) - Folio 23


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