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Manuscript Name Papers of Laurie Hergenhan
Manuscript Number MSS 357
Last Updated March 2007
Extent 15.37 m (119 boxes)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises manuscript papers and related material produced or accumulated by Laurie Hergenhan, together with records of Australian literary studies.

Scope and Content

The collection comprises business correspondence, drafts, proofs, cuttings, audio visual material, photographs and computer disks relating to Hergenhan's publications. Also included are articles, reports, files, correspondence, photographs and computer disks relating to Hergenhan's editorial work with Australian literary studies, The Penguin new literary history of Australia and Portable Australian authors series and UQP Australian authors series.

Folders 318-524 comprises material relating to the journal Australian literary studies (ALS), Vol. 1, no. 1, June 1963-Vol. 18, no. 3, May 1998, inclusing office files, general correspondence, notebooks, accepted and rejected articles, readers comments, proofs and publicity, 1962-1998.

Organization

The collection has been arranged in box then folder order.

Biographical Note

Laurence Thomas Hergenhan was born on the 16 March 1931, and grew up on the south coast of New South Wales. After completing high school at St. Bernard's College, Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, he attended the University of Sydney, receiving a BA then an MA during the 1950s. Hergenhan subsequently completed a PhD on George Meredith at Birkbeck College in London, returning to Australia in 1960 to take up a lectureship at the University of Tasmania.

At the University of Tasmania, Hergenhan taught and supervised postgraduate research in Victorian literature during the 1960s, but his research activities began to turn more to Australian literature. This was consolidated in 1963 when he became the founding editor of Australian literary studies, a position he would hold for almost forty years. In that time, Hergenhan published many articles and reviews on Australian literature and several books, including a collection of Marcus Clarke's journalism, A colonial city : high and low life (1972), a collection of essays on convict novels, Unnatural lives (1983) and No casual traveller (1995), a biography of the American visitor and promoter of Australian literature, C. Hartley Grattan. He was also general editor of the Penguin New Literary History of Australia (1988), first published as a special issue of Australian literary studies.

Hergenhan moved to the University of Queensland in 1971 and has since travelled widely as a visiting fellow at many international institutions. He was the founding director of the Australian Studies Centre and was appointed Chair of the English Department in 1992. He became an Emeritus Professor in 1995, continuing as editor of Australian Literary Studies until 2001.

Hergenhan has received the following awards:
ASAL (Association for the Study of Australian Literature) : A.A. Phillips Award, 1992, for work as an editor and critic and particularly for his services as editor of Australian literary studies
Order of Australia, Officer in the Order of Australia (AO), 1994, for services to Australian literary scholarship and education.

Hergenhan has written, edited and co-edited the following publications:
A colonial city, high and low life : selected journalism of Marcus Clarke (edited by L.T. Hergenhan, 1972)
Marcus Clarke : an annotated checklist, 1863-1972 (by Samuel Rowe Simmons; edited with additions by L.T. Hergenhan, 1975)
Portable Australian authors series (general editor)
Unnatural lives : studies in Australian fiction about the convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White (1983)
Selective bibliography of Australian books in print : compiled for the Literature Board of the Australia Council (compilers: Laurie Hergenhan ... [et al.], [1983?])
The Australian short story : an anthology from the 1890s to the 1980s (edited and introduced by Laurie Hergenhan, 1985)
The Penguin new literary history of Australia (general editor: Laurie Hergenhan; Bruce Bennett ... [et al.], editors, 1988)
The Australian short story, a collection : 1890s to 1990s, 2nd edition (edited and introduced by Laurie Hergenhan, 1992)
For the term of his natural life (Marcus Clarke; introduced by Laurie Hergenhan, 1992)
The ALS guide to Australian writers : a bibliography 1963-1990 (edited by Martin Duwell and Laurie Hergenhan; associate editors : Marianne Ehrhardt and Carol Hetherington, 1992)
Unnatural lives : studies in Australian convict fiction (1993)
Changing places : Australian writers in Europe 1960s-1990s (edited by Laurie Hergenhan and Irmtraud Petersson, 1994)
No casual traveller : Hartley Grattan and Australia - US connections (1995)
Beyond the verandahs : a book of short stories (Ashgrove Writers; story editor : Laurie Hergenhan; book editor: Margaret Clancy, Bob Johnson; illustrations by Cheryll Johnson, 1997)
The Australian short story collection : 1890s-1990s (edited and introduced Laurie Hergenhan, 1997)
Letters (Xavier Herbert; edited by Frances de Groen and Laurie Hergenhan, 2002)
The Australian short story, new edition (edited and introduced by Laurie Hergenhan, 2002).

References:
Fryer Library, University of Queensland Mss UQFL203, May 2004
Who's who in Australia 2003, 39th edition, Crown Content, North Melbourne, Vic., 2003, p. 969
AustLit : The Resource for Australian Literature, March 2007.

Administrative Information


Access

The collection is restricted.


Restrictions on Use

No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.


Preferred Citation

Papers of Laurie Hergenhan, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 357, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


Provenance

The papers were acquired by the Library in five consignments between 1990 and 1998. The first, was purchased from Hergenhan in 1990, while the following consignments were acquired under the Taxation Incentive for the Arts Scheme.

Additional Information


Separated Material

Further papers of Laurie Hergenhan are held by the Fryer Library, University of Queensland in the Papers of Laurie Hergenhan at UQFL203 and Fryer Mss accession number 040421.

Access Terms


Personal Names

Hergenhan, Laurie, 1931- -- Archives.


Topical Subjects

Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.

Australian literature -- History and criticism -- Periodicals.


Titles

Australian literary studies


Occupations

Authors

Container List


Box 1-2

Folder 1-11
Frederic Manning - correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, research material and drafts, 1905-1979

Including:
'Frederick Manning : a neglected Australian writer', published in Quadrant, vol. 6, no. 4 Spring 1962, p. 5-18
'Novelist at war : Frederic Manning's Her privates we', published in Quadrant, vol. 14, no. 4 July-August 1970, p. 19-29
'Two expatriates : some correspondence from Frederic Manning to James Griffyth Fairfax', published in Southerly, vol. 39, no. 1 March 1979, p. 59-95
Australian dictionary of biography Manning entry by Hergenhan


Box 2-3

Folder 12-21
Marcus Clarke - correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, research material and drafts, 1967-1975

Including
'Marcus Clarke and the Australian landscape : a reconsideration', published in Quadrant, vol. 13, no. 4 July-August 1969, p. 31-41
A colonial city : high and low life : selected journalism of Marcus Clarke (1972)
Marcus Clarke : an annotated checklist, 1863-1972, by Samuel Rowe Simmons; edited with additions by Hergenhan (1975)


Box 3-4

Folder 22-27
William Hay - correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, research material and drafts, 1964-1967

Including
'The strange world of Sir William Heans (and the mystery of William Hay)', published in Southerly, vol. 27, no. 2 1967, p. 118-13


Box 4

Folder 28
Yellow jacket : a study in perspective's on the convict transportation system to Australia, unpublished thesis by Harold J. Boehm - correspondence and photocopies of chap. 2, 3, 6, 1973


Box 4

Folder 29-32
The Journal of Commonwealth literature - bibliographies and correspondence, 1962-1968


Box 5

Folder 33-34
The literature of Australia, edited by Geoffrey Dutton - correspondence, 1962-1964


Box 5-13

Folder 35-97
The Penguin new literary history of Australia, general editor: Laurie Hergenhan; Bruce Bennett ... [et al.] (1988) - notes, correspondence, contracts, page proofs, reviews, 1985-1988


Box 14

Folder 98-103
Unnatural lives : studies in Australian fiction about the convicts, from James Tucker to Patrick White (1983) and Unnatural lives : studies in Australian convict fiction (1993) - research material, correspondence, drafts, reviews and criticisms


Box 14

Folder 104
'Broad arrow' article by Hergenhan - notes and handwritten drafts


Box 15-38

Folder 105-236
C. Hartley Grattan - grant applications, research material, correspondence, drafts and proofs, 1920-1995

Including:
No casual traveller : Hartley Grattan and Australia - US connections by Laurie Hergenhan (1995)
'C. Hartley Grattan : foreign observer extraordinary' by Hergenhan, published in Newspapers of the American Association of Australian literary studies, vol. 2, no. 2 1986, p. 6-7
'Recovering American connections' by Hergenhan, published in Overland, no. 121 Summer 1990, p. 70-76
Hergenhan's Australian dictionary of biography entry for Grattan


Box 39-45

Folder 237-279
Portable Australian authors series and UQP Australian authors series - notes, correspondence, drafts, reviews, 1974-1998


Box 45-48

Folder 280-297
Hergenhan's professional files as editor, writer, teacher in Australian literature, 1971-1995


Box 48-50

Folder 298-308
Conferences, seminars, talks and writers' festivals - correspondence, articles, minutes, newsletters, 1968-1997


Box 50

Folder 309-314
Miscellaneous personal papers, 1960-1995


Box 51

Folder 315-317
Miscellaneous papers, including works by others


Box 51-80

Folder 318-524
Australian literary studies (ALS), Vol. 1, no. 1, June 1963-Vol. 18, no. 3, May 1998 - office files, general correspondence, notebooks, accepted and rejected articles, readers comments, proofs and publicity, 1962-1998


Box 80

Folder 525-530
Miscellaneous correspondence, A, 1966-1998


Box 81

Folder 531-538
Miscellaneous correspondence, ASC-E, 1966-1998


Box 82

Folder 539-545
Miscellaneous correspondence, E-Literature Board, 1966-1998


Box 83

Folder 546-553
Miscellaneous correspondence, Literature Board-U, 1966-1998


Box 84

Folder 554-559
Miscellaneous correspondence, W, 1966-1998


Box 84

Folder 560-561
Authors correspondence, A, 1966-1998


Box 85

Folder 562-568
Authors correspondence, A-ASAL, 1966-1998


Box 86

Folder 569-576
Authors correspondence, B, 1966-1998


Box 87

Folder 577-584
Authors correspondence, B-C, 1966-1998


Box 88

Folder 585-592
Authors correspondence, C-D, 1966-1998


Box 89

Folder 593-600
Authors correspondence, D-E, 1966-1998


Box 90

Folder 601-608
Authors correspondence, E-G, 1966-1998


Box 91

Folder 609-616
Authors correspondence, G-H, 1966-1998


Box 92

Folder 617-622
Authors correspondence, H, 1966-1998


Box 93

Folder 623-629
Authors correspondence, I-K, 1966-1998


Box 94

Folder 630-637
Authors correspondence, K-M, 1966-1998


Box 95

Folder 638-644
Authors correspondence, M, 1966-1998


Box 96

Folder 645-652
Authors correspondence, M-N, 1966-1998


Box 97

Folder 653-660
Authors correspondence, N-P, 1966-1998


Box 98

Folder 661-667
Authors correspondence, P, Q, R, 1966-1998


Box 99

Folder 668-675
Authors correspondence, R-S, 1966-1998


Box 100

Folder 676-683
Authors correspondence, S, 1966-1998


Box 101

Folder 684-689
Authors correspondence, S-T, 1966-1998


Box 102

Folder 690-697
Authors correspondence, T-W, 1966-1998


Box 103

Folder 698-703
Authors correspondence, W-Z, 1966-1998


Box 104

Folio 704
The Penguin new literary history of Australia - proofs and computer printouts of names, bookshops and contributors' payments


Box 105-110

Folio 705-710
Australian literary studies - proofs, 1983-1998


Box 111

Folio 711
Australian literary studies - proofs, 1983-1995
Grattan research material, 1940-1983


Box 112

Folio 712
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings


Box 113

Folder 1-48
Computer disks, audio cassettes and magnetic tapes

Including:
Australian literary studies computer disks (6), 1991
Magnetic tape - Judith Wright at Warana, 1974
Audio cassette tapes:
Interview with Thomas Keneally (transcript in Authors' correspondence K)
David Mercer/Rodney Wetherell interview about Voss, ABC Writers' Programme, 23/4/78
Judith Wright, talking and reading, Warana, Brisbane, 1974
Warana Writers, Session 5, poetry reading, David Malouf and Bruce Dawe, 17/9/83,
Warana Writers, Session 5, poetry reading, David Malouf and Bruce Dawe, 17/9/83,
Warana Writers, Session 6, Writing Fiction, Malouf, Astley, Lee, Garner, 17/9/83
Warana Writers weekend, poetry reading, Mark O'Connor, David Rowbotham, Les Murray, 16/10/83
Warana Writers weekend, session 1, Malouf, Murray, Rowbotham, 16/10/83
Peter Porter interview, Books and Writing, 10/8/83
Peter Porter/Don Anderson interview, Books and Writing
Peter Porter, 10/8/83
I.M. Foster on Mary Gilmore, May 1972
A.D. Hope's reading and talk, 14/8/78
A.D. Hope, ALS 21st birthday
Marjorie Barnard/Bruce Molloy, Sydney, 26/7/73
Frank Hardy/Bruce Molloy, Sydney, 27/7/73
Kylie Tennant/Bruce Molloy, Sydney, 23/7/73
Dymphna Cusack/Bruce Molloy, Sydney, 25/7/73
A. Gibbs; L. Hergenhan; H. Heseltine
Randolph Stow/Paul Brennan interview, ABC Books and Writers, October 1979
Christina Stead ABC interview, 25/2/80
Child's Play, David Malouf, 8/7/82
Focus, 20/11/83; Sound patterns; lecture, 9/10
Miscellaneous music


Box 114

Folder 49-91
Computer disks, audio cassette tapes and microfilm rolls

Including:
Computer disk of Changing places : Australian writers in Europe 1960s-1990s - letters
Australian literary studies - computer disks of articles (22), 1991-1998
Audio cassette tapes of Grattan research material (18)
Microfilm of Grattan research material (4 rolls)
ASAL computer disk - Ros Haynes, 1994


Box 115

Photographs

Including:
Photographs (positive photostats) from Mitchell Library manuscripts collection, used for 'Some unpublished letters from T.E. Lawrence to Frederic Manning', by L. T. Hergenhan published in Southerly, Vol. 23, no. 4, 1963, p. 242-252:
Letters
Book review
List of books and manuscripts in the possession of Arthur V. Moore
Contributions by Manning to the Spectator
Press cutting and letters to Dorothy Shakespeare, 2nd corrected order (incomplete letters and cuttings) x 32


Box 116

Photographs

Including:
Photographs (positive photostats) from Mitchell Library manuscripts collection, used for 'Some unpublished letters from T.E. Lawrence to Frederic Manning', by L. T. Hergenhan published in Southerly, Vol. 23, no. 4, 1963, p. 242-252:
Press cutting and letters to Dorothy Shakespeare, 2nd corrected order (incomplete letters and cuttings) x 37
Manning's scrapbook of review cuttings, ML/mss/632/4 (incomplete) x 23


Box 117

Photographs

Including:
Photographs (positive photostats) from Mitchell Library manuscripts collection, used for 'Some unpublished letters from T.E. Lawrence to Frederic Manning', by L. T. Hergenhan published in Southerly, Vol. 23, no. 4, 1963, p. 242-252:
Manning's scrapbook of review cuttings, ML/mss/632/4 (incomplete) x 50
Marcus Clarke and associated people:
The Australasian sketcher x 5
H. Kowalski published in Cosmos, April 1895
Clarke x 4
Theatre Royal Our yesterdays from Australian life since 1853 in photographs, arranged by Irma Pearl; with a commentary by Cyril Pearl, p. 13 - envelope + 3 negatives
Marcus Clarke, from SRS, 22/5/46
Portrait of W.B. by John Pettie's, c. 1891


Box 118

Photographs

Including:
Price Warung correspondence, Mitchell Library, January 1978 x 16
Judith Wright
Australian Literature Seminar/conference, Bologna, 1988 x 4 colour
Press release: Hergenhan and Library staff looking at Xavier Herbert's donation of literary papers to the Fryer Library, Australian Studies Centre, Univ. of Qld, 1979 x 12
Australian literary studies, Vol. 12, no. 2, October 1995 'War and literature' issue x 3
Louis Esson, Xavier and Sadie Herbert, Jean Devanny
Hergenhan and Elizabeth Durack, July 1985 colour
Australian Studies Centre
Henry Kingsley x 5, 35mm negatives
Smith's Weekly, Jan. 1942 x 2 35mm negatives
4th Conference of Australian Studies in China, 1994
Australian literary studies launch, Hobart, August 1963 - Hergenhan, A.D. Hope, A.M. Clark
Portrait of Xavier Herbert
Bernard Hickey receiving his OA, 14/7/1987
Hergenhan and Hickey, early 1980s
Roger McDonald and Hergenhan, Berne, 1982
Hal Porter's house, Ballarat, July 1992 x 2
Hal Porter's grave, Ballarat, July 1992
Grattan research material:
Dubois' cartoon of Grattan published in the Bulletin, 13 January 1937
Grattan as depicted by Louis Kahan in Meanjin, 24 April 1965
Miles Franklin, London, 1923
Inscription from the copy of the Three Jameses presented to Miles Franklin
Hartley Grattan, 1917
Nettie Palmer, 1930s
Grattan and friend, Pemberton, WA, 1938
Grattan, at Austin, Texas
Grattan family - gift from Jacqueline Grattan, 21/8/95
Grattan with cat, December 1967
Grattan graduation ceremony, 31 May 1964
Grattan 1973
Grattan, January 1903
Portrait of a lady (possibly Beatrice Kay, Grattan's 1st wife)
Family group
Grattan, 1920s?
Group photographs x 4
Beverley Farmer for Australian literary studies


Box 119

Photographs

Including:
Grattan research material - C. Hartley Grattan correspondence x 9