Guide to the Papers of Desmond O'Grady


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Manuscript Name Papers of Desmond O'Grady
Manuscript Number MSS 251
Last Updated June 2020
Extent 20 boxes + 4 oversize + 1 AV
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscript drafts, clippings, notes, galley proofs, audiovisual material and correspondence relating to Desmond O'Grady

 

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

The papers of author, playwright and journalist Desmond O’Grady include manuscript drafts, clippings, notes, correspondence, galley proofs and audio tapes. Manuscript material relates to Raffaello! Raffaello! (1985) and Deschooling Kevin Carew (1974) as well as many short stories

Date Range of Content

1854-1991 (bulk 1974-1991)

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_O%27Grady

Desmond O’Grady was born in 1929 in Melbourne and studied at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in 1953. After working as a teacher, he left for Europe in 1955 and obtained his diploma in Italian from the University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy. O’Grady moved back to Melbourne in 1957 and started working as a journalist, then returned to Rome in 1962. Although he returned regularly to Australia, he settled in Rome and worked as an author, news correspondent and journalist, contributing to newspaper publications across the world. Other publications include novels, collections of short stories, history and biography, many of which have been translated into numerous languages

References:
Austlit : Desmond O’Grady https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A16456 retrieved 9 June 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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 Desmond O’Grady, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 251, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Check with Curator

Related Material

Further papers of Desmond O’Grady are held by the State Library of New South Wales, at MLMSS 8019 and MLMSS 8380

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Desmond O’Grady, 1929- – Archives

Authors, Australian – 20th century - Archives

Australian Drama – 20th century

Journalists - Italy

Personal Names

Desmond O’Grady, 1929-

Occupations

Authors

Journalists

Dramatists

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Published copies of Niccolo the Glass-Seller, Mrs Don Quixote, His Hidalgo Heart, A Dedicated Young Man, and Birth of a Nation

Typewritten drafts of Sandor Papp, Monica (2 copies), The Dreamer and His Hidalgo Heart plus an untitled draft commencing at page 3

Folder 2

Published copies of The Zagreb Cafe and Barbecue

Typewritten drafts of The Zagreb Cafe, Barbecue, Portrait of Symonds as a Middle-Aged Artist and ‘A Long Way from Home’

Folder 3

Typewritten copies of Birth of a Nation, His Hidalgo Heart, Monica, Father Colquhoun’s Father Christmas and Niccolo the Glass-Seller

Folder 4

Published copy of Whelan’s complaint

Typewritten copies of Whelan’s Complaint and ‘Yours sincerely’

Handwritten draft of ‘A True Confessional Story’ together with miscellaneous typewritten pages

Folder 5

Typewritten drafts (annotated) of You Can’t Get to Heaven Without Saints

Folder 6

Typewritten copies of Homer Called Her Circe (four copies)

Folder 7

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of Cameraman

Folder 8

Handwritten and typewritten drafts and notes of ‘Hindsight’

 

Box 2

Folder 9

Handwritten and typewritten drafts and notes of ‘Hindsight’

Folder 10

Typed drafts of Ratchett Redivivus

Folder 11

Handwritten and typed drafts of Ratchett Redivivus

Folder 12

Handwritten and typed drafts of ‘Ivan Ivanovic’

Folder 13

Typewritten drafts of ‘Ivan Ivanovic’

Folder 14

Handwritten drafts of A Touch of the Megas

Folder 15

Typewritten drafts of A Touch of the Megas

Folder 16

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of What’s the Score?

 

Box 3

Folder 17

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of What’s the Score?

Folder 18

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of One Prick After Another

Folder 19

Typewritten drafts of One Prick After Another

Folder 20

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘To Seek the Sycamore’

Folder 21

Typewritten drafts of ‘To Seek the Sycamore’

Folder 22

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of You Haven’t Changed a Bit

Folder 23

Typewritten drafts of You Haven’t Changed a Bit

 

Box 4

Folder 24

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘Dumped’

Folder 25

Typewritten drafts of ‘Dumped’ plus newspaper clipping

Folder 26

Typewritten drafts of Going All the Way (Marching Out)

Folder 27

Handwritten and typed drafts of ‘Salamanda’

Folder 28

Typewritten and heavily annotated drafts of Beirut the Baleful

Folder 29

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘The Cat’s Tale’

Folder 30

Typewritten drafts of Bangkok, Mon Amour, A Shot of Damascus and Invincible Ignorance

Folder 31

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘Implosion’

Folder 32

Typewritten drafts of ‘Implosion’

 

Box 5

Folder 33

Correspondence from Philip Knightly

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of ‘Malaparte’ and Monelli’

Folder 34

Typewritten and handwritten drafts of ‘Barzini’

Folder 35

Typewritten drafts of ‘Heaven in a Chariot’

Folder 36

Handwritten draft of ‘Soviet Diary’

Folder 37

Typewritten drafts of ‘Soviet Diary’

Folder 38

Typewritten drafts of ‘Chornovil; and ‘Ukrainian Catholics’

Folder 39

Typewritten drafts of Marriage Gamblers

Folder 40

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes and typewritten drafts regarding Marriage Gamblers

Newspaper clippings

 

Box 6

Folder 41

Annotated, typewritten copy of Marriage Gamblers

Folder 42

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence

Typed drafts regarding The Other Side of the Ocean

Folder 43

Typewritten copies of The Other Side of the Ocean

Folder 44

Typewritten drafts of The Other Side of the Ocean

Folder 45

Typewritten copies of The Other Side of the Ocean

Folder 46

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of The Other Side of the Ocean

Newspaper clippings

Folder 47

Typewritten scraps of The Other Side of the Ocean

Newspaper clippings regarding Jack London and Jack Johnson

Folder 48

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of The Other Side of the Ocean

Folder 49

Typewritten draft of The Other Side of the Ocean

Newspaper clippings

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence

 

Box 7

Folder 50

Typewritten copy of The Heart of the Wise

Folder 51

Typewritten copies of The Heart of the Wise

Folder 52

Typewritten copy of ‘Fish nor Fowl’

Folder 53

Typewritten copies of Chez B.B.

Photocopy of Chez B.B. published in Quadrant

Folder 54

Handwritten drafts and notes for Chez B.B.

Folder 55

Typewritten drafts and sections to typewritten drafts of Chez B.B.

Folder 56

Typewritten copies of Chez B.B.

Folder 57

Typed drafts of ‘Candied Limes for Galileo’ together with relevant correspondence

Folder 58

Typewritten drafts of ‘Candied Limes for Galileo’

 

Box 8

Folder 59

Published copy of Marriage Gamblers together with relevant correspondence

Folder 60

Handwritten draft of ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’, part one

Folder 61

Handwritten draft of ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’, part two

Notes and newspaper clippings

Folder 62

Handwritten and typewritten notes for ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’

Folder 63

Handwritten and typewritten notes for ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’

Newspaper clippings

Folder 64

Handwritten and typewritten notes for ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’ (see folder 65)

Folder 65

Manuscript for ‘Caesar, Christ and Constantine’

 

Box 9

Folder 66

Typewritten copy of ‘Mister Dad’

Photocopy of ‘La Santola’ del Professore Carboni Raffaello

Folder 67

Miscellaneous notes and correspondence regarding ‘Carboni’

Contract with NSW Film Corporation

Folder 68

Typewritten drafts of Marriage Gamblers (two copies)

Folder 69

Typewritten drafts of Marriage Gamblers (two copies)

Folder 70

Typewritten copy of ‘Carboni’

Folder 71

Typewritten drafts of ‘Carboni’

Folder 72

Typewritten copy Raffaello! Raffaello!

 

Box 10

Folder 73

Typewritten copy of Marriage Gamblers and ‘Let’s Hear it for Carboni’

Folder 74

Handwritten notes for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 75

Handwritten and typewritten notes for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 76

Galley proofs for Raffaello! Raffaello! - annotated

Folder 77

Partial typewritten draft of Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 78

Typewritten copies of ‘Let’s Hear it for Carboni’

Folder 79

Typewritten draft of Raffaello! Raffaello!

 

Box 11

Folder 80

Partial typewritten draft of Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 81

Typewritten draft of ‘Rehearsal Time’

Folder 82

Handwritten and typed notes for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Newspaper clippings

Folder 83

Typewritten copies of ‘Let’s Hear it for Carboni’ (two copies)

Words and music of ‘Il Segno di Croce’ by Raffaello Carboni (two copies)

Folder 84

Miscellaneous typewritten and handwritten notes for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Newspaper clippings

Folder 85

Typewritten copy of ‘Carboni’

Typewritten notes for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 86

Typewritten draft of Raffaello! Raffaello! - up to page 78

Miscellaneous notes

Folder 87

Typewritten copy of ‘Let’s Hear it for Carboni’, plus another copy up to page 26

 

Box 12

Folder 88

Typewritten draft of ‘Let’s Hear it for Carboni’

Folder 89

Typewritten copies of ‘Lolly Water Laced with Rum’ (two copies)

Folder 90

Typewritten copy of ‘Lolly Water Laced with Rum’

Folder 91

Typewritten copy of ‘Rehearsal Time’

Handwritten notes

Folder 92

Typewritten draft of ‘Lolly Water Laced with Rum’

Handwritten notes

Folder 93

Typewritten and handwritten drafts of ‘Passionfruit’

Folder 94

Typewritten drafts of Whores and Geologists

Folder 95

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of Whores and Geologists

 

Box 13

Folder 96

Typewritten drafts of ‘Death in Palermo’

Newspaper clippings

Folder 97

Typewritten draft of ‘Going Down’

Folder 99

Handwritten and typewritten notes for ‘A Slow Learner’

Folder 100

Typewritten draft of ‘Going Down’

Folder 101

Handwritten and typewritten draft of ‘Going Down’

 

Box 14

Folder 102

Miscellaneous sections of ‘Going Down’ - handwritten and typewritten

Folder 103

Miscellaneous sections of ‘Going Down’ - typewritten draft

Folder 104

Miscellaneous handwritten notes and typewritten sections of ‘Going Down’

Folder 105

Miscellaneous handwritten and typewritten notes for ‘Going Down’

Correspondence with Kevin Hilferty

Newspaper clippings

Folder 106

Exercise books (2) marked “A” and “B” - handwritten notes regarding ‘Going Down’

Folder 107

Miscellaneous pages from ‘Going Down’ - typewritten and handwritten

Folder 108

Typewritten draft of ‘Going Down’

Folder 109

Typewritten copy of ‘Going Down’

 

Box 15

Folder 110

Miscellaneous pages from ‘Going Down’ - typewritten

Folder 111

Correspondence regarding ‘The Little Boy from Mosman’ (‘Going Down’)

Folder 112

Handwritten and typewritten draft of Homer Called Her Circe

Folder 113

Handwritten draft - untitled

Folder 114

Sections of typewritten draft entitled ‘Heaven in a Chariot’

Paper given to the Campion Society, 10 April 1953 - typewritten

Folder 115

Miscellaneous sections of ‘Heaven in a Chariot’ - typewritten draft

Folder 116

Typewritten copy of ‘Reflections from an Inner Room’ by John Heriot

Folder 117

Miscellaneous sections of draft of The Deschooling of Kevin Carew – typewritten

 

Box 16

Folder 118

Random typewritten pages

Copies of published stories by Desmond O’Grady in various periodicals

Folder 119

Miscellaneous typewritten draft pages

Heavily annotated published copies of several short stories

Folder 120

Typewritten drafts of You Haven’t Changed a Bit, Beirut the Baleful, Cameraman, The Importance of Being Henry and Circe in Capri

Folder 121

Handwritten and typewritten drafts - The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

Folder 122

Handwritten drafts - The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

Folder 123

Handwritten and typewritten copies of random pages of The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

Folder 124

Typewritten copy of The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

 

Box 17

Folder 125

Typewritten draft of Heathen and Helot

Folder 126

Typewritten draft of The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

Handwritten notes

Folder 127

Typewritten draft of The Deschooling of Kevin Carew

Draft synopsis

Folder 128

Typewritten drafts of Sterner’s Double Vision

Folder 129

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of Sterner’s Double Vision

Folder 130

Handwritten and typewritten drafts and notes for Sterner’s Double Vision

 

Box 18

Folder 131

Typewritten copies and annotated magazine clippings of The Little Boy from Manly

Folder 132

Handwritten and typewritten drafts and handwritten notes regarding The Importance of Being Henry

Folder 133

Handwritten and typewritten drafts of Life Debts and Miracles of F.X. Horgan

Typewritten draft of Bangkok, Mon Amour

Folder 134

Typewritten drafts and annotated published copies of You Haven’t Changed a Bit and Circe in Capri

Typewritten drafts of The Importance of Being Henry

Folder 135

Typewritten and published copies of Heathen and Helot, Beirut the Baleful, Dip One Toe at a Time, Life Debts and Miracles, Yours Sincerely, Whelan’s Complaint, Cameraman, Invincible Ignorance

Miscellaneous correspondence and notes

Folder 136

Typewritten draft of ‘The Moldau Still Waters’

Folder 137

Typed draft and two annotated published versions of Dip One Toe at a Time

 

Box 19

Folder 138

Photocopies of Raffaello Carboni’s birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalisation (Victoria) and other documents

Handwritten and typewritten notes

Folder 139

Photocopies of Government documents (Italian) regarding Carboni

Handwritten and typewritten notes

Newspaper clippings

Folder 140

Handwritten notes

Photocopies of papers and articles

Galley proofs - 7 pages- regarding Raffaello! Raffaell!

Folder 141

Miscellaneous handwritten and typewritten notes

Correspondence

Photocopies of newspaper articles and ‘Letter to the Editor’ regarding Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 142

Typewritten partial draft plus handwritten notes of Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 143

Copy of Carboni’s death certificate

Photocopies of various documents and newspaper clippings about Carboni, Eureka Stockade and Ballarat - regarding Raffaello! Raffaello!

Correspondence

Folder 144

Photocopies of correspondence and article dated 1854 regarding Eureka Stockade for Raffaello! Raffaello!

Folder 145

Photocopies of newspaper articles c.1855

Photocopies of documents regarding Raffaello Carboni for Raffaello! Rafaello!

 

Box 20

Folder 146

Raffaello! Raffaello! : Miscellaneous correspondence; typewritten and handwritten notes; pamphlets

Newspaper clippings

Folder 147

Correspondence regarding Carboni

Newspaper clippings

Folder 148

Miscellaneous handwritten and typewritten notes regarding Carboni               

 

Folios

 

Folio 1

Galley proofs - ‘It’s Not Exotic’, Elisa, Anita

Folio 2

Poster - The Heart of the Wise

Folio 3

Photocopies of the Eureka Stockade trial as reported in The Age c.1855

Folio 4

Photocopies of documents relating to :

Raffaello Carboni, e.g. University results; ‘Minister Della Guerra’ report; miner’s licence; passenger list of ‘Prince Albert’; maps of Ballarat c.1863 and modern. (Some of these documents are Italian)

 

Audio Visual material

 

AV1

Audio tape : 2GB - Desmond O’Grady on Carboni

AV2

Audio tape : Gerard Windsor talk - Des O’Grady interview, 9 July 1979

AV3

Audio tape : D. O’Grady - speech and reading, 6 July 1979

AV4

Audio tape : Sunday feature ‘James Joyce in Trieste’ - Desmond O’Grady

AV5

Audio tape : Des O’Grady

AV6

Audio tape : Writer’s Radio, 6 May 1977

AV7

Audio tape : Desmond O’Grady for Jan Garret - ‘Books and Writers’, ABC radio, 1979

AV8

Audio tape : Desmond O’Grady - Anthony Burgess

AV9

Audio Tape : Desmond O’Grady - Moravia

AV10

Audio tape : Bertolucci

AV11

Audio tape : Jorge Luis Borges - broadcast, 7 July 1977

AV12

Audio tape : Desmond O’Grady - Borges

AV13

Audio tape : ‘Myna’s Rite’

AV14

Audio tape : The Other Side of the Ocean  - Canberra reading, May 1982

AV15

Audio tape : The Other Side of the Ocean - tape 2 - the discussion

AV16

Audio tape : Marriage Gamblers

AV17

Reel-to-Reel audio tape : 5 inch tape - untitled

AV18

Reel-to-Reel audio tape : Desmond O’Grady interviews Muriel Spark - part 1. (7 inch tape)

AV19

Reel-to-Reel audio tape : Desmond O’Grady interviews Muriel Spark - part 2. (7 inch tape)

AV20

Reel-to-Reel audio tape : Desmond O’Grady interviews Shirley Hazzard. (9.5 inch tape)