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Papers of Christine Williams relating to her book entitled: Christina Stead: a life of letters. Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1989.
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There are 26 cassette tapes containing interviews with friends and acquaintances of Stead. These tapes are housed in the Library's Oral History Collection.
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Comprises manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, notes and photographs relating to Williams' biography of Christina Stead and her later publication, Fathers & sons. For the biography of Stead, the correspondence is mostly with Stead's friends and acquaintances. During the research Williams also corresponded with the Australian Archives, US Intelligence and FBI, Virago and McPhee Gribble. The chief correspondents are C.B. Christesen, Dorothy Green, Jack Lindsay and Kate Stead. Material for the book Fathers & sons includes correspondence, drafts of the interview manuscripts and photographs. The interviewees include Graeme Blundell, Ric Charlesworth, Marcus Einfeld, Michael Kirby, Lionel Rose, Norman Swan, Ted Whitten Jr., Robyn Williams and Michael Wilding.
Contained in 11 boxes, 1 fol. box.
This series contains the manuscript and notes of Williams' book. The manuscript was typed on a word processor.
This series contains various corrected proofs, including galley proofs.
This series contains correspondence, photocopies and notes. The correspondence is between Williams and the Australian Archives (H.W. Stokes and Angela Greig) requesting information relating to Stead. There are also some correspondence with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, concerning a request by Williams to gain access to closed ASIO material.
This series contains correspondence, photocopies and notes. The correspondence is between Williams and the U.S. Department of State, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defence, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the F.B.I.
This series contains correspondence with Mary Callahan, Michael Langley, Judith Lukin, Sue Hines and Hilary McPhee of McPhee Gribble concerning Williams' book on Stead and also some additional captions.
This series contains correspondence and corrections relating to the 1990 edition of Williams book to be published by Virago Press
This series contains black and white, colour photographs and negatives of the Stead family. Some of the photographs and negatives are mounted in a scrapbook
Comprises a typescript of Jiddu Krishnamurti: world philosopher (1895-1986): his life and thoughts, with related research material and correspondence concerning the publication. In addition, there are extensive extracts from Krishnamurti correspondence 1920-1986 and research on Krishnamurti's visits to Australia, including transcripts of and notes on interviews conducted by Williams with people who attended Krishnamurti's last (1970) Sydney meetings.
Contained in 4 boxes.
Comprises papers associated with the research and writing of Green power: environmentalists who have changed the face of Australia.
Contained in 2 cartons.