Guide to the Papers of Clem Gorman


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Manuscript Name Papers of Clem Gorman
Manuscript Number MSS 243
Last Updated May 2020
Extent 11 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Diaries, notebooks, correspondence and drafts written by Clem Gorman

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of playwright Clem Gorman, including diaries, notebooks, correspondence and drafts

Date Range of Content

1950-1990

Biographical Note

Playwright Clem Gorman (also known as Brian O’Connell Gorman) was born in Perth in 1942. He studied at the University of Western Australia followed by the University of Sydney. Gorman founded the Australian Free Theatre Troupe in 1967, then moved to London in 1970 to work in the theatre industry. He began his writing career and returned to Australia as a freelance playwright following the staging of his second play. Gorman has also written numerous books, and worked as a teacher, a freelance journalist, and a musician

References:

AustLit : Clem Gorman https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A14617 retrieved 11 May 2020

Australian Plays : Clem Gorman https://australianplays.org/playwright/CP-gorcoa retrieved 11 May 2020

David Spicer Productions : Clem Gorman https://www.davidspicer.com.au/author/clem-gorman retrieved 11 May 2020

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Check with Curator 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Clem Gorman, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 243, Box [Number], Folder [Number]

Provenance

Check with Curator

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Clem Gorman, 1942- - Archives

Australian Drama – 20th century

Personal Names

Clem Gorman, 1942-

Occupations

Dramatists

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1950, 1960, 1961

Folder 2

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1962

Folder 3

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1967, 1968

Folder 4

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1969, 1970

Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1976

Folder 6

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1977

Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes, clippings and correspondence, dated 1978

 

Box 2

Folder 8

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1989

Folders 9-13

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1987

Folders 14-15

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1988

 

Box 3

Folders 16-17

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1988

Folders 18-20

Diary, 1958

Folder 21
Diary, 1959

Folder 22
Diary, 1960

Folder 23
Diary, 1961

Folder 24
Notebook, 1961

Folder 25
Appointment Book, 1962

Folders 26-27
Diary, 1963

Folder 28
Diary, 1964

Folders 29-30
Diary, 1965

Folder 31
Diary, 1966

Folder 32
Diary, 1967

Folder 33
Diary, 1968

Folder 34
Address Book (personal and business), undated

Folder 35
Diary, 1974

Folder 36
Diary, 1975

 

Box 4

Folder 37
Diary, 1976

Folder 38
Diary, 1977

Folder 39
Diary, 1978

Folder 40
Diary, 1979

Folder 41
Diary, 1980

Folder 42
Diary, 1981

Folder 43
Diary, 1982

Folder 44
Address Book, 1982

Folder 45
Notebook, 1982

Folder 46
Notebook beginning 28.1.1982

Folder 46a
Notebook, 1982

Folder 47
Notebook 28.9.1982 - 25.11.1982

Folder 48
Notebook 25.11.1982 - 13.1.1983

Folder 49
Diary, 1983

 

Box 5

Folders 50-52
Notebook, 1983

Folder 53
Notebook 30.6.1983 - 10.7.1983

Folder 54
Notebook beginning 31.5.1983

Folder 55
Notebook 19.8.1983 - 9.11.1983

Folder 56
Notebook 9.11.1983 - 15.12.1983 plus three small photographs

Folder 57
Notebook 15.12.1983 - 10.1.1984

Folder 58
Diary, 1984

Folder 59
Notebook, 10.1.1984 - 24.2.1984

Folder 60
Notebook, 24.2.1984 - 30.4.1984

Folder 61
Notebook, 1.5.1984 - 21.6.1984

Folder 62
Notebook, 7.6.1984 - 26.6.1984

Folder 63
Notebook, 22.6.1984 - 22.7.1984

Folder 64
Notebook, 23.7.1984 - 6.9.1984

Folder 65
Notebook, 6.9.1984 - 17.11.1984

Folder 66
Notebook, 19.11.1984 - 20.12.1984

Folder 67
Notebook, 20.12.1984 - 23.1.1985

Folder 68
Diary, 1985

Folder 69
Notebook, 23.1.1985 - 29.3.1985

Folder 70
Notebook, 29.3.1985 - 15.5.1985

Folder 71
Notebook, 16.5.1985 - 11.7.1985

Folder 72
Notebook, 11.7.1985 - 11.9.1985

Folder 73
Notebook, 12.9.1985 - 14.11.1985

Folder 74
Notebook, 14.1.1.1985 - 14.1.1986

Folder 75
Notebook ending 26.3.1986

Folder 76
Notebook, 26.3.1986 - 29.4.1986

Folder 77
Notebook, April, 1986 - 3.6.1986

Folder 78
Notebook, March, 1986 - 24.7.1986

Folder 79
Notebook, 27.7.1986 - 1.9.1986

 

Box 6

Folder 80
Diary, 1986

Folder 81
Notebook, 12.12.1986 - 15.4.1987

Folder 82
Notebook, 22.4.1987 - 1.8.1987

Folder 83
Notebook, 1.8.1987 - 24.9.1987

Folder 84
Notebook, 23.9.1987 - 18.1.1988

Folder 85
Notebook, 19.1.1988 - 5.4.1988

Folder 86
Notebook, 6.4.1988 - 22.6.1988

Folder 87
Notebook, 22.6.1988 - 26.8.1988

Folder 88
Notebook, 29.8.1988 - 7.11.1988

Folder 89
Notebook, 21.6.1989 - 2.10.1989

Folder 90
Diary, 1989

Folder 91
Notebook, 20.4.1990 - 8.6.1990

Folders 92-96
Address Book

 

Box 7

Folder 97
Typewritten copy of ‘A Short History of Desire’

Folder 98
Typewritten copy of ‘An Introduction to Husbandry’ plus handwritten notes on ‘Where Charity Begins’

Folder 99
‘To the Northern Frontier’ - statement, contract and correspondence with Judith Wright and The Almost Managing Company

Folder 100
Original script for ‘Cabaret’

Folder 101
‘Breakfast in the Empire Suite’

Folder 102
‘Male Line’ - fourth draft, January, 1984

Folder 103
‘Water is Passion’ by Barry O’Connell - final draft, 20 October, 1986

Folder 104
‘The Male Line’ - third draft, 2.4.1984

Box 8

Folder 105
‘Late Bloomers’ - photocopy of original draft, 1987

Folder 107
‘1812’ - first file copy, January, 1983 (‘Performers’, December, 1982)

Folder 108
‘A Face from the Street; - annotated draft, 1.9.1985

Folder 109
‘An Honorable Failure’ - original draft, September, 1989

Folder 110
‘Benny Bashers’ - original draft, 1987

Folder 111
‘The Man Who Believed in Advertising’ - second draft, June, 1984

Folder 112
‘Midnight at the Hotel Sentimental’ - 1979

Folder 113
‘To the Northern Frontier’ - 1986

 

Box 9

Folder 114
‘A Nice Match’ third draft, 1984

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence with John O’Grady

Folder 115
‘Middles’ - first draft, 1986, plus notes

‘The Journey Home’ - first draft, July, 1985

Folder 116
‘Nonchalance’ - 1983

Folder 117
‘Close to the Wind’ - 1987

Folder 118
‘Nonchalance’ - second draft, 1983

Folder 119
‘The Little Freedoms’ - 1984

Folder 120
‘Comfort’ - 1984

Folder 121
‘Everybody Loves Del’ - 1984

 

Box 10

Folder 122
‘Come Back, Bohemia, all is Forgiven’ by Warren Seymour, 1985

Folder 123
‘Juggernaut’ - 1982

Folder 124
‘Cheap Advantage’ - 1985

Folder 125
‘Loyalty’ - outline, first draft, 1986

Folder 126
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 196?

Folder 127
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1970, 1971 and 1972

Folder 128
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1953-1958

Folder 129
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1958

Box 11

Folder 130
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1959, 1960 and 1962

Folder 131
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1963

Folder 132
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1963 and 1964

Folder 133
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1965

Folder 134
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1973

Folder 135
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1974

Folders 136-137
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1975

Folders 138-139
Miscellaneous notes and correspondence, dated 1979