Guide to the Papers of Glenda Adams


MS Acc14.062

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Collection Summary

Glenda Adams
Papers of Glenda Adams
Date Range
Collection Number
MS Acc14.062
0.75 metres (5 ms boxes)
Language of Materials
National Library of Australia


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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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.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 Glenda Adams, National Library of Australia, MS Acc14.062, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

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Item Descriptions

Series [unnumbered]. Essays and drafts

Various writings by Adams (2 files) (File) - Box 1

Series [unnumbered]. Playscript

'The Monkey Trap' (performed at Griffin Theatre in 1998) (File) - Box 1

Series [unnumbered]. Filmscripts

'Broken Words', 'The Lecturer's Wife', 'The Seven Deadly Sins - Wrath' (File) - Box 1

Series [unnumbered]. Plans

Plans for PEN 'Lost Women' series - Eve Langley's The Pea Pickers (File) - Box 1

Series [unnumbered]. Drafts and notes

'The Tempest of Clemenza' ( novel, published); early notes and drafts. (File) - Box 2

Indonesian Story - 'Bandung with Paloma' ( novel, unfinished at her death) (File) - Box 2

'Nineteen Fifty-Six' (short story, published); notes, drafts, research. (File) - Box 2

Notes and clippings for future use in fiction (File) - Box 2

Reviews (File) - Box 2

Teaching (US and Australia) (File) - Box 2

Articles about Glenda Adams, interviews (File) - Box 2

Australian Film Commission treatment for film adaptation of her novel 'Dancing on Coral' (File) - Box 3

Other AFC correpondence (File) - Box 3

Australia Council correspondence (File) - Box 3

CV and ASA profile (File) - Box 3

German translation of 'Dancing on Coral' (File) - Box 3

Correspondence re film projects 1993-1999 (File) - Box 3

Gigs and roll of promotional material (File) - Box 4

'Personal (and readers') correspondence' (File) - Box 4

Correspondence re Guggenheim Foundation (File) - Box 4

Correspondence with Faber 1994-1998 (File) - Box 4

Series [unnumbered]. Correspondence with agents and publishers between 1982 and 1999

Lurie 1986-1990 (File) - Box 5

Goodman 1986-1990 (File) - Box 5

About 'Broken Words' 1989/90 (File) - Box 5

Australian writing business 1987-1990 (File) - Box 5

Business letters 1982-1990 (File) - Box 5

Business letters 1991-1998 (File) - Box 5

Business letters 1993-1999 (File) - Box 5

Goodmans to 1992 (File) - Box 5

Correspondence re 'Tempest of Clemenza' 1995/96 (File) - Box 5

Contracts (File) - Box 5