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Manuscript Name Papers of Glenda Adams
Manuscript Number MSS 76
Last Updated July 2007
Extent 6.16 m (44 boxes, 4 posters)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract The papers of Glenda Adams include correspondence, drafts of novels, short stories, dramas, articles, essays and posters.

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This is a comprehensive collection which comprises papers relating to Glenda Adams' professional life. The collection consists of correspondence, research material, manuscript and typescript drafts, programs, talks, articles, essays and posters. The numerous drafts reflect Adams' meticulous method of reworking and refining her work, often over long periods of time.

Date Range of Content

1965-1998

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenda_Adams

Glenda Adams was born in Ryde, Sydney in 1939. She attended Sydney Girl's High School, and then Sydney University where she studied Indonesian and Italian, graduating with a B.A. (honours) in 1962. She spent two years in Indonesia as a graduate student on a study tour before returning to teach Indonesian at Sydney University. In 1964 she moved to New York to study journalism at Columbia University, N.Y., graduating with an M.S. in 1965. She worked as an Associate Director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative, N.Y., a nonprofit organisation that sent writers into New York City public schools to work with teachers to help improve children's writing skills through creative work; news writer on the radio desk at Associated Press, N.Y.; Press Officer at the United Nations; freelance writer/editor, Brussels and New York. From 1976 onwards she taught part-time fiction writing workshops at Columbia University, New York City; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.; and at Brooklyn College, MFA Program, City University of New York. In the 1980s she made periodic visits to Australia, during which she was writer-in-residence at the University of Adelaide (1980), University of Western Australia (1980), Macquarie University, Sydney (1981 and 1988) and the University of Technology, Sydney (1988). She returned to Sydney in 1990 to teach fiction writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. She was a member of the Australian Society of Authors and the Australian Writers Guild. Agent: Goodman Associates, 500 West End Ave, New York, N.Y. 10024., USA.

Adams publications included short stories, novels and plays. She published a number of short stories in the Bulletin, the Village voiceHarper's and the Transatlantic review before her first collection Lies and stories was published in 1976. She published her first novel Games of the strong in 1982 and won the Miles Franklin Award and the NSW State Premier's Award in 1987 for Dancing on coral. In 1998 Adams' first play Monkey trap, a well-received exploration of storytelling, was performed in Sydney.

Adams received the following awards for her work, including:
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Literature Board Fellowship, Category A Fellowship, 1994 Note: Four years
Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Literature Board Fiction Fellowship, 1979, 1980-81, 1984 and 1986
NBC Banjo Awards, NBC Banjo Award for Fiction, 1991: joint winner for Longleg 
The Age Book of the Year Award, Imaginative Writing Prize, 1990: winner for Longleg 
Miles Franklin Literary Award, 1987: winner for Dancing on coral 
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 1987: winner for Dancing on coral.

Glenda Adams died in Sydney, New South Wales on Wednesday 11 July 2007.

References:
Glenda Adams curriculum vitae, July 1988
AustLit : the Resource for Australian Literature, July 2007
'Glenda Adams biography', Laurie Clancy http://biography.jrank.org/pages/4087/Adams-Glenda.html retrieved on 16 July 2007.

 

Administrative Information

 

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Glenda Adams, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was acquired by the library in several instalments from 1989-2000.

Additional Information

Separated Material

This collection originally included one publication, listed below. This work has been catalogued separately, and added to the Library's main collection.

Adams, Glenda. The tempest of Clemenza. Pymble, NSW: HarperCollins, 1996.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Short stories, Australian short stories, Australian authors

Personal Names

Glenda Adams 1939-2007

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Authors

 

Container List

 

Series 1 Correspondence, 1971-1996

This series comprises two subseries of correspondence relating to Adams' personal and professional life. Arrangement is chronological, then alphabetical by name of correspondent or company.

1.1, Personal correspondence, 1987-1988

This subseries comprises personal correspondence received and copies of letters sent by Adams, from 1987-1988.

Folder 1 
Personal correspondence, 1987-1988

1.2, Business correspondence, 1971-1996

This subseries comprises business correspondence from and copies of replies by Adams to literary magazine and newspaper editors, Australian and overseas publishers, literary organizations and societies and fan mail. Principal correspondents include Abbey's Bookshops, Angus & Robertson, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Columbia University, Goodman and Associates Literary Agents, Macquarie University, Penguin Books and Steven Schrader of Cane Hill Press.

Folder 1 
Business correspondence, 1973-1988

Including Abbey's Bookshops, Angus & Robertson Publishers, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Candida Baker, Methuen Australia, Ruth Sullivan of Ms. Magazine, Frank Walker, N.S.W. Minister for the Arts and Dennis Haskell of Westerly

Folder 2 
Business correspondence, 1988, n.d.

Including Abbey's Bookshops, Angus & Robertson Publishers, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Steven Schrader of Cane Hill Press, Columbia University in the City of New York, Margaret Coombs, Gary Disher, Helen Garlick of Fine Line, Goodman and Associates Literary Agents, Macquarie University concerning Adams Writer-in-Residence program, The University of Sydney Union, Jill Farrar of Vogue and fan mail for Dancing on coral.

Folder 3 
Business correspondence, 1988

Including congratulatory cards, postcards and correspondence from friends, colleagues and literary figures for winning the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 1987 and the Miles Franklin Award, 1987 for Dancing on coral

Folder 4 
Business correspondence with, 1990-1996

Including Penny Chapman of ABC TV, Collins Angus & Robertson, Lyn Tranter of Australian Literary Management, Lisa Mills of HarperCollins, Judy Bourguignon of Penguin Books, Eden Ross Lipson of The New York times book review

 

Series 2 Novels, 1970-1996

This series comprises notes, manuscript, typescript and computer drafts and galley proofs of Adams' four novels, Games of the strong (1982), Dancing on coral (1987), Longleg (1990) and The tempest of Clemenza (1996), and one unpublished children's novel.

These drafts reveal much about Adams' meticulous approach to the literary craft: it is clear that she is a highly methodical writer who approaches her work with careful attention to detail, and with a passion to revise and polish her text right up to page proof stage.

This material is arranged chronologically and correspondence regarding the development, editing and publication of the novels is included in Series 1.

2.1, Games of the strong (1982)

This subseries, folders 1-18 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts and a proof copy of Adams' first published novel entitled Games of the strong, first published by Angus & Robertson, London, 1982.

Folder 1 
Drafts of a short story entitled 'Red', incorporated into Games of the strong (previous title 'Day of Judgement'), typescript and carbon typescripts with ms. annotations (7), 1970

Folder 2 
Draft no. 1, part 1: Mountain, typescripts with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections, 43 p. (4), [1970?]-1975

Folder 3 
Draft of part 1: Mountain, notes, annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript (incomplete), [1970?]-1975

Folder 4 
Drafts of part 1: Mountain, not final typescript draft with ms. annotations, 42 p. and final carbon typescript with white-out corrections, 42 p.

Folder 5 
Drafts of part 2: Peninsula, 1st typescript draft with ms. annotations, p. 4-80 (incomplete); typescript with ms. annotations, 63 p. and carbon typescript with ms. annotations, p. 2-63 (incomplete)

Folder 6 
Drafts of part 3: Island, typescript with ms. annotations, 13 p. and carbon typescript, 11 p.; part 2: Peninsula and part 3: Island, carbon typescripts with ms. annotations, p. 43-117 (incomplete); typescript synopsis, 1 p.

Folder 7 
Drafts of part 1: Mountain, excerpt from work in progress, annotated photocopy typescript, 42 p.; part 1: Mountain, excerpt from a novel, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 35 p.; part 1: Mountain, excerpt from a novel, annotated photocopy typescript with insert, 44 p.

Folder 8 
Typescript draft with ms. annotations and white-out corrections, 113 p.

Folder 9 
Annotated photocopy typescript draft, 113 p.

Folder 10 
Parts 1-4, manuscript, typescript, carbon typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations and white-out corrections (incomplete), chapter page numbering

Folder 11 
Superseded first version, annotated photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections, 206 p.

Folder 12 
Carbon typescript draft of partly superseded first version in folder 11 and version in folder 13, p. 1-206 (incomplete) with chapter numbering

Folder 13 
Typescript and annotated photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations and white-out corrections, 217 p.

Folder 14 
Annotated photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 217 p.

Folder 15 
Final version with author and copy-editor's annotations, annotated photocopy typescript draft, 217 p.

Folder 16 
Final version given to Angus & Robertson, photocopy typescript with ms. corrections by the author and copy-editor, 220 p.

Folder 17 
Annotated first proof, 220 p. September 1981

Folder 18 
Draft of part 1: Mountain, annotated photocopy typescript, 53 p. with note to be published May-June 1981, by Angus & Robertson; bound uncorrected proof copy, 180 p., published by Cane Hill Press, New York, N.Y., 1989 and reviews

2.2, Dancing on coral (1987)

This subseries, folders 1-21 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts and proofs of Adams' second published novel entitled Dancing on coral, published by Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1987, simultaneously published by Viking, New York, N.Y., 1987. Short stories from this novel first appeared in The hottest night of the century : short stories(1979), and excerpts have been published in various literary magazines.

Dancing on coral won the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 1987, and the Miles Franklin Award, 1987.

Folder 1 
Index cards and notes

Folder 2 
Early draft incorporated into Longleg, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 308 p.

Folder 3 
Draft A-1, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 308 p., September 1985

Folder 4 
Early draft A, computer typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 319 p. (incomplete)

Folder 5 
Draft A final version shown to Allen Peacock of Linden Press, typescript of folder with ms. annotations, 319 p., June 1984

Folder 6 
Draft B version shown to Charlotte Sheedy and Dutton, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 300 p. (incomplete)

Folder 7 
Draft B, annotated photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 300 p.

Folder 8 
Previous final version shown to Sheedy, Weeles (Dutton), Gregory and Fordman, annotated photocopy typescript, 300 p.

Folder 9 
Draft C, annotated photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 321 p. and typescript notes, August 1985

Folder 10 
Draft version printed early August and shown to Rebecca and Steve, then edited again, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations, 315 p. and notes, August-September 1985

Folder 11 
Final final copy-edited draft sent to Dawn Seferian, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 362 p.

Folder 12 
Draft not yet revised, annotated photocopy typescript, 362 p.

Folder 13 
Final copy-edited draft, typescript with carbon typescript inserts, 361 p.

Folder 14 
Copy-edited draft, photocopy with ms. annotations and typescript inserts, 361 p.

Folder 15 
Proofs, 170 p.

Folder 16 
Bound uncorrected, unrevised and unpublished galley proofs with typescript insert and dust jacket; bound unrevised and unpublished galley proofs with typescript insert and ms. notes, 1987

Folder 17 
'The voyage of their life', excerpt of chapter 1, which appeared in Meanjin, vol. 44, no. 2, Winter 1985, p. 232-242, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (6), photocopy of excerpt

Folder 18 
'Brownian movement' excerpt, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations and typescript inserts (2)

Folder 19 
'Women dancing on coral' (retitled 'Coral dance'), excerpt of chapter 4, which appeared in Meanjin, vol. 43, no. 4, Summer 1984, p. 473-483 and Room to move : the Redress Press anthology of Australian women's short stories (1985), p. 41-54, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (9)

Folder 20 
'The woman who said mouse', further developed and incorporated into Dancing on coral, notes, manuscript (1) typescript and photocopy typescript drafts (3, incomplete)

Folder 21 
'Shuffle off to Albany' excerpt, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2); Angus and Robertson preliminary annotated photocopy page proofs and cover abstract, computer typescripts with ms. annotations (2); award speech, manuscript and typescript with ms. annotations; newspaper clippings of reviews and articles concerning the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and the Miles Franklin Award

2.3, Longleg (1990)

This subseries, folders 1-23 comprises research material, notes and unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts of Adams' third published novel entitled Longleg, first published by Angus and Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1990.

Longleg won The Age Book of the Year Awards for Imaginative Writing Prize, 1990 and was joint winner of the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction, 1991.

Folder 1 
Newspaper clippings used for background material, 1970-1989

Folder 2 
Manuscript notes

Folder 3 
Early drafts of short stories exempted from 1st draft and incorporated in later drafts of part 3, July 1982

'Mussels in Brussels', one typescript and one photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations and white-out corrections, 22 p.

Folder 4 
Early drafts of short stories exempted from 1st draft and incorporated in later drafts of part 3, July 1982

Drafts of 'The man who stood on the beach', one typescript and one photocopy typescript with ms. annotations and white-out corrections, 25 p.; typescript with ms. annotations and white-out corrections, 68 p.; photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, p. 32-100

Folder 5 
Early drafts of part 3, July 1982

Typescript, photocopy typescript and computer typescripts with ms. annotations and ms. and typescript inserts with chapter page numbering

Folder 6 
Part 1, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations, 115 p. (incomplete) and p. 1-9d, 1988

Folder 7 
Story cards and parts 1 and 2, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations and typescript inserts, chapter page numbering, February 1989

Folder 8 
Part 1, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 13 p.; part 2, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations, February 1989

Folder 9 
Parts 1 and 2, computer typescript with ms. annotations and ms. inserts, 207 p.;
part 2, chapter 6, home II, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 21 p.;
part 2, chapter 7, jail II, 9 p.;
part 1, computer typescript with ms. annotations (incomplete), May 1989

Folder 10 
First part of part 3, computer typescript with ms. annotations and annotated photocopy typescript inserts, 79 p.; part 3, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 108 p., May 1989

Folder 11 
Notes and fragments of superseded drafts, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations, May 1989; part 4, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, chapter page numbering

Folder 12 
Parts 1-4, computer typescript with ms. annotations and inserts, 22/7/1989

Folder 13 
Parts 1-4, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 407 p., August 1989

Folder 14 
Parts 1-4, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 384 p.; part 4, computer typescript with ms. annotations; parts 4 and 5, computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 369-400, October 1989

Folder 15 
First draft, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 402 p., December 1989

Folder 16 
End of part 2 and parts 3-4 revisions, manuscript, photocopy typescript and computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 231-402, February-May 1990

Folder 17 
Parts 3-5 revisions, computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 231-407, February 1990

Folder 18 
Parts 1-4, typescript and photocopy typescript draft, 371 p. (incomplete), April-May 1990

Folder 19 
Parts 1-3 revisions, computer typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, p. 1-335 (incomplete) and notes, April-May 1990

Folder 20 
Part 4 and 5, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, p. 336-403

Folder 21 
Part 5 revisions, one photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, p. 392-402;
computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 372-403;
computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 372-404;
final computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 372-403, April-May 1990;parts 3 and 4 revisions (incomplete)

Folder 22 
Annotated page proofs and corrected page proofs photocopies; Angus and Robertson preliminary annotated photocopy page proofs

Folder 23 
Part 4 of Longleg which appeared in Australian short stories , no. 31, (1990), under the title 'Loving a married woman'. The draft versions are entitled 'In which William Wild falls in love with a married woman', [1984]-1990

Draft WM/am/2, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 25 p.;
draft WM/am/1 - condensed, WM/AM/2 - this version sent to Nylor, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 26 p.;
draft 1, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 22 p.;
draft 2, computer typescript, 23 p.;
draft 3, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 23 p.;
final draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 23 p.;
draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 23 p.;
book launch talk by Adams, Melbourne Writers Festival, 31/12/1984-14 September 1990

2.4, The tempest of Clemenza (1996)

This subseries, folders 1-29 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts of Adams' fourth published novel entitled The tempest of Clemenza, first published by Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, NSW, 1996, and one book review.

Folder 1 
'Arcadia', later reworked as part of The tempest of Clemenza, typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 199 p., [1986?]

Folder 2 
'Arcadia', later reworked as part of The tempest of Clemenza, annotated photocopy typescript, 199 p.; computer typescript, 3 p. (incomplete)

Folder 3 
'[Nineteen fifty six]', draft no. 3, computer typescript with ms. annotations, chapter page numbering

Folder 4 
'Nineteen fifty six', notes and draft no. 4, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 105 p., April 1993

Folder 5 
'Nineteen fifty six', notes computer typescript with ms. annotations, 105 p., June 1993

Folder 6 
'Nineteen fifty six', notes and new draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 184 p., October [1993]; notes and computer typescript with ms. annotations, 7 p., October [1993]

Folder 7 
'Nineteen fifty six', computer typescript with ms. annotations, 232 p., January 1994

Folder 8 
'Nineteen fifty six', typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations and cut and paste inserts with fax cover sheets, 16 March 1994

Folder 9 
'Nineteen fifty six', typescript with ms. annotations, 213 p., December 1993

Folder 10 
Early material: notes, manuscript, computer typescript of the introduction with ms. annotations (2), and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations

Folder 11 
Chapter 7 drafts, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 56 p. (incomplete); chapter 7, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 17 p. (incomplete), November 1992-March 1993

Folder 12 
Chapter 1 drafts, computer typescripts with ms. annotations (3, incomplete); typescript with ms. annotations (incomplete), 11 and 12 January 1994

Folder 13 
Early draft submitted for comment and later revision to Clare Forster, Harper Collins, computer and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 335 p. with 2 p. of handwritten comments by John Tranter

Folder 14 
Draft, computer typescript photocopy with ms. annotations, 335 p., 1994

Folder 15 
Draft, photocopy typescript with ms. and computer typescript annotations, p. 30-342, 1994

Folder 16 
Revised draft and notes, computer typescripts and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations, p. 1-29; notes and Cornelia Benn diary entries, 14/8/1956 to 16/2/1957, computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 1-38, September-October 1994

Folder 17 
Early draft and notes of the chapters entitled 'A summer to remember', typescript with ms. annotations and white-out corrections; 3 p. of retypes

Folder 18 
Draft, computer and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations (incomplete)

Folder 19 
Various drafts and notes, computer typescripts and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations, 1994

Folder 20 
Draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. 1-227 (incomplete)

Folder 21 
Revision of the October 1994 draft, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, January-March 1995

Folder 22 
Draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations and notes

Folder 23 
Draft, computer typescript with notes, 476 p.

Folder 24 
Corrected draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 476 p. and acknowledgments p.

Folder 25 
Draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 357 p., May, July and September 1995

Folder 26 
Draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 435 p.; computer typescript with ms. annotations, p. [436], 457-479; prologue, manuscript with annotations, 2 p., September 1995

Folder 27 
Draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 393 p.; corrected pages, computer typescript with ms. annotations, October 1995

Folder 28 
Draft, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 351 p., 13/10/1995

Folder 29 
Excerpt entitled 'The tempest of Clemenza', appeared in All same as family in a big 'ouse (1994) p. 203-219, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 23 p.; review, 1996

2.5, Unpublished Novels

This subseries comprises research material and an extensively annotated draft of Adams' untitled and unpublished children's adventure novel.

Folder 1 
Chapters 1-5, carbon typescripts with ms. annotations, 50 p. (2); resume of chapters 6-15, carbon typescript, 12 p. (2); newspaper clippings containing contest information, [1968?]

 

Series 3 Short Stories, 1965-1989

This series comprises notes, manuscript, typescript and computer typescript drafts, galley proofs and reviews of Adams' two short story collections, Lies and stories (1976) and The hottest night of the century : short stories (1979), short stories published in magazines and anthologies and unpublished short stories. This material is arranged chronologically and correspondence relating to this series is included in Series 1.

3.1, Lies and stories (1976)

This subseries, folders 1-3 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts and page proofs of Adams' first published collection of short stories entitled Lies and stories, first published by Inwood Press, New York, 1976.

Some of these stories have also been published in magazines and newspapers, including BananasThe bulletinThe Columbia owlMother JonesMs.The Transatlantic review and The Village voice, and in anthologies including American scenes : contemporary short fictionBitches and sad ladies : an anthology of fiction by and about womenIn the looking glassPersonal best : thirty authors choose their best short stories and Zie je wel.

Folder 1 
Manuscript, typescript and typescript photocopy drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1969-1980

Including 'Lies', typescript and carbon typescript with ms. annotations, 8 p., page proof, photocopy typescript;
'Sea' (previous title 'Mare') (retitled 'The hottest night of the century'), carbon typescript with ms. annotations, 20 p., January 1970, annotated photocopy typescript, 20 p., page proof photocopy;
'Kangaroo cacciatore', typescript carbon, October 1969, 'Young man with kangaroo', typescript, 'Kangaroo', page proof photocopy and 'Young women with kangaroo', photocopy from The bulletin (22 July 1980), p. 86-87

Folder 2 
Manuscript, typescript, carbon and typescript photocopy drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1969-1972

Including 'Fred Crawley returns home', typescript with ms. annotations and editorial comments, 10 p., February 1969, typescript and carbon typescript with ms. annotations, 12 p., typescript with ms. annotations, page proof photocopy;
'Sex downunder', carbon typescript with ms. annotations, 6 p. and photocopy typescript with editorial comments, page proof photocopy;
'The circle', carbon and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 15 p., photocopy of the short story with ms. annotations together with a copy of The Columbia owl, Vol. 13, no. 11, 27 April 1972

Folder 3 
Manuscript, typescript, carbon and typescript photocopy drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1970-1972

Including 'The hollow woman', typescript with ms. annotations with editorial comments, April 1970, typescript with white-out corrections, photocopy with ms. annotations from Ms. of the short story, page proof photocopy;
'Wedding', typescripts with ms. annotations (2), January 1972, page proof photocopy;
'Reclamation', typescript with ms. annotations, 10 p., typescript with white-out corrections, page proof photocopy;
reviews;
copy of Coda : poets and writers newsletter, vol. 3, no. 3, February/March 1976

3.2, The hottest night of the century : short stories (1979)

This subseries, folders 1-5 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts and page proofs of Adams' second published collection of short stories entitled The hottest night of the century : short stories, first published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1979 (cover painting by Adams), which includes seven stories from Lies and stories.

Some of these stories have also been published in magazines including BananasCleoHarper'sHelicon 9Quadrant and Sun, and in anthologies including Eclipsed : two centuries of Australian women's fictionPersonal best : thirty authors choose their best short storiesQuadrant, twenty-five years and Statements 2 : new fiction.

Folder 1 
Typescript, typescript photocopy and page proof drafts with ms. annotations of short stories

Including 'Lies', copy of Lies and stories, unbound with ms. annotations, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 8 p., annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'The hottest night of the century' originally published under the title 'Sea', page proof photocopies (2);
'Friends', typescript with ms. annotations with editorial comments by Dick Humphreys, 17 p., annotated photocopy page proofs, 10 p. (2), page proofs photocopies, p. 17-24

Folder 2 
Typescript, typescript photocopy and page proof drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1972-1989

Including 'A snake down under' originally published under the title 'Sex downunder', annotated photocopy page proofs (2), also published in the anthology Personal best : thirty authors choose their best short stories (1989) and The Village voice(September 21, 1972);
'The circle', photocopy typescript, p. 55-65, annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'The music masters', typescripts (2) and carbon typescript with ms. annotations, page proof photocopy with ms. annotations for Statements 2 : new fiction (1997), annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'Wedding', annotated photocopy page proofs (2)

Folder 3 
Typescript, typescript photocopy and page proof drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1970

Including 'Marguerite', annotated photocopy page proofs (2) (previous title 'Brown'), 1st version, typescript with ms. annotations with editorial comments by Dick Humphreys, 21 p., May 1970, carbon typescript with ms. annotations with editorial comments by Dick Humphreys,15 p.; 'Summer in France', carbon typescripts 14 p. (2), annotated photocopy page proofs (2)

Folder 4 
Typescript, typescript photocopy and page proof drafts with ms. annotations of short stories, 1979

Including 'My secret life', originally published under the title 'Who was that lady', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 4 p., typescript with ms. annotations, 3 p., annotated photocopy page proofs (3);
'The hollow woman', annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'Reclamation', annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'Twelfth night, or The passion', typescript with ms. annotations, 11 p., annotated photocopy page proofs (2);
'Reconstruction of an event', typescript with ms. annotations, 4 p., annotated photocopy typescript, 7 p., photocopy of short story from Quadrant (May 1979) p. 53-54, annotated photocopy page proofs (3), originally published under the title 'Doors', typescript with ms. annotations with editorial comments by Dick Humphreys?, 5 p.

Folder 5 
Bound uncorrected page proof, Cane Hill Press, 1989, annotated photocopy page proofs (incomplete); reviews; copy of Fellowship news, vol. 4, no. 6, July 1980

3.3, Short Stories Published in Magazines and Anthologies, 1980-1989

This subseries, folders 1-3 comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts of short stories by Adams published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers, including Air mail from down under : Zeitgenossische literatur AustralienAll same as family in a big 'ouseAmerican scenes : contemporary short fictionThe AustralianBananasContemporary classics 65-95 : the best Australian short fiction 1965-1995The Columbia owlExpressway : invitation stories by Australian writers from a painting by Jeffrey SmartGoodbye to romance : stories by Australian and New Zealand women, 1930s-1980sHarper's magazineHome and awayThe MacMillan anthology of Australian literatureMother JonesMs.The Oxford book of Australian short storiesPenguin Australian summer storiesPersonal best : thirty authors choose their best short storiesThe Picador book of the beachQuadrantSomething that happens to other people : stories of women growing olderTransatlantic reviewThe Village voice and The weekend Australian.

Folder 1 
Research material, notes, typescript, carbon typescript and photocopy typescript drafts of short stories, 1980-1981

Including 'The mothers have curly hair', first published in Bananas, no. 23, October 1980, typescript, carbon typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations (3); research material, notes and drafts of 'Says Tina', first published in Quadrant, vol. 25, no. 8, August 1981, p. 68-70, typescripts and carbon typescript with ms. annotations and editorial comments by Barry Westburg, together with a photocopy of the published story

Folder 2 
Notes and drafts of 'The guests are in the living room shouting', first published in The Australian, literary quarterly (3-4 October 1987), p. 1-2 (originally titled 'A cozy evening of films at Lesley's'), typescript, carbon typescript and computer typescript with ms. annotations (7)

Folder 3 
Notes and drafts of 'Our town', first published in Expressway : invitation stories by Australian writers from a painting by Jeffrey Smart (1989), manuscript, computer and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations (11, incomplete), 1989

Folder 4 
Drafts of 'Warren and Wendy abroad', published in The weekend Australian (July 1981) (previous title 'Stanley and Suzanne'), manuscript, typescript, carbon and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations (10), 1977-1981

Folder 5 
Manuscript, carbon typescript and computer typescripts, 1988

Including 'Seaside', published in Good weekend (December 1988), manuscript (retitled 'Sydney summers'), computer typescript with ms. annotations (2, incomplete), 7 December 1988; an untitled short story published in Harper's magazine, carbon typescript

Folder 6 
Manuscript and computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations and one newspaper clipping 1972-1989

Including author's note for her short story 'A snake down under', published in Personal best : thirty authors choose their best short stories (1989), manuscript and computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (3), October 1988 and newspaper clipping of the short story in The Village voice (September 21, 1972)

Folder 7 
Computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations, [1995-1996]

Including 'The blue' published in Something that happens to other people : stories of women growing older (1996), 1st and 2nd computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2); [3rd] computer typescript draft

3.4, Unpublished Short Stories, [1965-1980s]

This subseries comprises unnumbered and extensively annotated drafts of unpublished short stories by Adams.

Folder 1 
'MOG', some of the short stories in this collection were further developed and later published under different titles in anthologies and magazines, and incorporated into published works including Games of the strongLies and storiesThe hottest night of the century : short storiesDancing on coral and The tempest of Clemenza, [1970s]

Including typescript, carbon typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections with editorial comments by Dick Humphrey

Folder 2 
Typescript and carbon typescript drafts with editorial comments of short stories, 1968-1969

Including 'To be sung in the spring in Central Park', typescripts and carbon typescripts with ms. annotations (4), April 1965;
'Madeline, Bettina and the town house', typescript with ms. annotations, 1968;
'The nice girl', typescript with ms. annotations and editorial comments by June Brown, March-April 1969;
'The son', typescript and carbon typescript with ms. annotations and editorial comments, April 1969;
'Miranda', typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations (3), May 1969

Folder 3 
Typescript, carbon and photocopy typescript drafts with editorial comments of short stories 1969-1972

Including 'Familia', typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations and editorial comments by Dick Humphreys, October 1969;
'One day my prints will come', typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 14 February 1972;
'Red shoes', carbon typescript with ms. annotations, 'Therapist', typescript with ms. annotations;
'An unharried woman', typescript with ms. annotations;
'The war is over', manuscript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations

Folder 4 
Manuscript and typescript drafts of short stories

Including 'The book of names', cards, manuscript and typescript with ms. annotations; 'The day of the mothers', manuscript, typescripts (2) and carbon typescript with ms. annotations

Folder 5 
Drafts of 'The only jigsaw gallery in Australia', further developed and incorporated into Longleg, newspaper clipping, manuscript, typescript and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections, 1980

Folder 6 
Drafts of 'Study for a woman leaning on broken stone', typescript, carbon and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations and editorial comments (7)

 

Series 4 Dramas, 1970-1998

This series, folders 1-78 comprises notes, research material, manuscript, typescript and computer typescript drafts, newspaper clippings and other promotional material for film, radio, television and theatre dramas and adaptations by Adams, including 'Fred Crawley returns home', 'Familia', 'Lecturer's wife', 'Peppers', Dancing on coralBroken words / by Helen Hodgman, 'Pride', 'Wrath', 'Antarctica' co-written with Chris Lee, Love parts / by Julian Davies and 'The monkey trap'. This material is arranged chronologically and correspondence relating to this series is included in Series 1.

Folder 1 
Scripts entitled 'Fred Crawley returns home' radio version, carbon copy of correspondence and copyright registration forms, 27 November 1970, typescript and carbon typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2); television version, typescript drafts with cut and paste insert typescript corrections, 1970

Folder 2 
Scripts entitled 'Familia' radio version, typescript draft with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections (1); stage version, typescript, carbon and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (3) and programs; television version, typescript draft with ms. annotations and cut and paste insert typescript corrections (1), 1970-1971

Folder 3 
Television drama entitled 'Sex downunder', photocopy typescript,

Folder 4 
Film drama entitled 'Lecturer's wife' (retitled 'The wife'), later reworked and incorporated into The tempest of Clemenza, notes, synopsis and 1st computer and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2), [1985]-January 1986

Folder 5 
Film drama entitled 'Lecturer's wife', 2nd draft, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2), May 1986

Folder 6 
Film drama entitled 'The wife', final draft, annotated photocopy typescript with white-out corrections, August 1986

Folder 7 
Television drama entitled 'Peppers', 1988

Including notes, synopsis, treatments, character breakdown, scene breakdowns and episodes 1 and 3, handwritten, typescript, computer and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations

Folder 8 
Film treatment of Dancing on coral for Sandra Levy, Southern Star Xanadu, Sydney, 1988-1990

Including notes, synopsis, statement of plans to develop, character breakdown, Adams' biographical details, handwritten, computer and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations

Folder 9 
Film treatment of Dancing on coral for Sandra Levy, Southern Star Xanadu, computer and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations (11), 1988-1990

Folder 10 
Notes relating to the screen adaptation by Adams of Helen Hodgman's Broken words, commissioned by Terence McMahon, Broad Stone Productions, Melbourne, 1990

Folder 11 
Drafts of the screen adaptation of Broken words, 1990

Including treatment, 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (2); scene outline and character breakdown, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (3)

Folder 12 
Television drama entitled 'Pride', written for the ABC television series 'Seven deadly sins', aired 24 February 1993; produced by Generation Films and ABC TV Drama, 1990-1993

Including manuscript, computer typescripts and photocopies of notes, synopsis, preliminary outline by Barbara Masel, research material and photocopy typescript of Masel's curriculum vitae

Folder 13 
'Pride', unnumbered computer typescript draft with ms. annotations; 1st computer typescript draft and photocopy typescript with ms. annotations (2), October 1990

Folder 14 
'Pride', 2nd revised computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (2), February 1991; 2nd 1st polish computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2), March 1991

Folder 15 
'Pride', 2nd polish computer typescript draft with ms. annotations and 2nd computer typescript draft with Barbara Masel's editing, June 1991

Folder 16-17 
'Pride', notes, research material, typescript photocopy drafts with blue and pink page amendments and ms. annotations (7), May 1992

Folder 18 
Television drama entitled 'Wrath', written for the ABC television series 'Seven deadly sins', aired 25 March 1993; produced by Generation Films and ABC TV Drama, 1990-1993

Including manuscript, computer typescripts and photocopies of notes, outline, research material and 'Sins' proposal by Barbara Masel

Folder 19 
'Wrath', 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (3), January-February 1991; 1st revised computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 16 April 1991; 1st revised computer typescript draft with ms. annotations 2-3 May 1991

Folder 20 
'Wrath', 2nd computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (2), May 1991, 2nd revised computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 13 May 1991; revised outline, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 13 May 1991; 2nd draft polish, computer typescript with ms. annotations, July 1991

Folder 21 
'Wrath', notes, photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 1992

Folder 22 
'Wrath', photocopy typescript, 22 June 1992

Folder 23 
'Wrath', 4th computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 2 June 1992; notes and revisions, July 1992

Folder 24 
'Wrath', annotated photocopy typescript

Folder 25 
'Wrath', notes, schedule and typescript photocopy drafts with blue and pink page amendments and ms. annotations (6), July 1992

Folder 26 
Television drama entitled 'Antarctica' / by Glenda Adams and Chris Lee; commissioned by Southern Star Xanadu, Sydney, 1992-1993

Including outline, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2)

Folder 27 
'Antarctica', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (3), 1993

Folder 28 
'Antarctica', newspaper clippings of research material; manuscript and computer typescript notes from meetings with co-writer and others, 1993

Folder 29 
'Antarctica', introduction describing setting and main characters, computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (4), [1994]

Folder 30 
'Antarctica', rework and 1st computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (incomplete), 1994

Folder 31 
'Antarctica', part 1, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 108 p., [1994]

Folder 32 
'Antarctica', part 1, 1st photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 109 p., 16 June 1994

Folder 33 
'Antarctica', part 2, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, June-July 1994; notes, coda and excerpts for voice-overs, manuscript, computer and photocopy typescripts with ms. annotations, July 1994

Folder 34 
'Antarctica', part 1, 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 104 p., July 1994

Folder 35 
'Antarctica', notes and part 1, 1st computer typescript draft, 105 p., July 1994

Folder 36 
'Antarctica', part 1 revised draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations, 24 July 1994

Folder 37 
'Antarctica', part 2, 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, July 1994

Folder 38 
'Antarctica', notes and part 2, 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 93 p., July 1994

Folder 39 
'Antarctica', part 2, 1st photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 92 p., July 1994 and photocopy typescript notes from Colin Rogers, 1 September 1994

Folder 40 
Notes for the screen adaptation by Adams of Julian Davies Love parts, commissioned by Catherine Kerr of POD Film, Sydney, 1993-1994

Folder 41 
Love parts, notes, treatments (3) and background summaries (4), computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations, January-February 1994

Folder 42 
Love parts, character descriptions, notes and computer typescript with ms. annotations, March 1994

Folder 43 
Love parts, pre-treatment, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations; revised pre-treatment, computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, August 1994

Folder 44 
Stage drama entitled 'The monkey trap' (previous titles 'The play', 'Say three words' and 'The wind chill factor'), commissioned by the Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney, 1998

'The play', research material, notes and synopsis, manuscript and computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2)

Folder 45 
Manuscript notes; treatment, computer typescripts with ms. annotations; untitled early draft, computer typescript with ms. annotations

Folder 46 
'The play', computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (4, incomplete), 1994

Folder 47 
'Say three words', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 1 December 1994

Folder 48 
'Say three words', 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 8 December 1994; computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2, incomplete), December 1994

Folder 49 
'Say three words', 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 87 p., December 1994 and 1st computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), June 1995

Folder 50 
'The wind chill factor', 2nd computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2, incomplete); revised computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2), July 1995

Folder 51 
'The wind chill factor', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), July 1995 and computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), November 1995

Folder 52 
'The wind chill factor', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete) February 1996

Folder 53 
'The wind chill factor', revised computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), April 1996

Folder 54 
'The wind chill factor', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 120 p. and revisions, April-May 1996

Folder 55 
'The wind chill factor', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, August 1996

Folder 56 
'The wind chill factor', photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 120 p., August 1996

Folder 57 
'The wind chill factor', notes and draft (incomplete); outline for 'The monkey trap', computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations September-November 1996

Folder 58 
'The monkey trap', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), January 1997

Folder 59 
'The monkey trap', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations (incomplete), March 1997

Folder 60 
'The monkey trap', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 96 p., April 1997

Folder 61 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 103 p., April 1997

Folder 62 
'The monkey trap', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, April 1997

Folder 63 
'The monkey trap', notes, synopsis and photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 181 p., May 1997

Folder 64 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, June 1997

Folder 65 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 147 p., June 1997

Folder 66 
'The monkey trap', computer typescript draft with ms. annotations, 173 p., October 1997

Folder 67 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript draft with ms. annotations, 165 p., October 1997

Folder 68 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 167 p., March 1998

Folder 69 
'The monkey trap', revision 1, computer typescript with ms. annotations, March 1998

Folder 70 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, June 1998

Folder 71 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 181 p., June 1998

Folder 72 
'The monkey trap', revised computer typescript with ms. annotations, 171 p., June 1998

Folder 73 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 159 p., July 1998

Folder 74 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript with ms. annotations, 89 p. (incomplete); revised computer typescript with ms. annotations, 170 p., August 1998

Folder 75 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript (incomplete), September 1998

Folder 76 
'The monkey trap', photocopy typescript, 173 p., 1998

Folder 77 
'The monkey trap', final draft as performed, photocopy typescript, 130 p., October 1998

Folder 78 
'The monkey trap', photocopies of reviews and flyer

 

Series 5 Other Prose, 1967-1995

This series, folders 1-15 comprises notes, clippings, manuscript, typescript and computer typescript drafts for a selection of Adams' published and unpublished writings, including articles, essays and reviews. There are also drafts for lectures, panel discussions, readings and talks given by Adams for special events and workshops in Australia, United States, Europe and Asia. This material is arranged chronologically and correspondence relating to this series is included in Series 1.

Adams has written numerous articles, essays and reviews for Australian and overseas newspapers and magazines, including Australian cultural historyGood weekendIslandThe New York Times book reviewThe Observer (London), PanoramaQuadrantSoutherlyThe Sydney morning heraldThe Village voiceVogue Australia and Westerly and in anthologies including Inner cities : Australian women's memory of place.

Folder 1 
Research material, manuscript and typescript drafts and clippings, 1971-1972

Including 'Natural childbirth : just another shuck', clippings of article published in The Village voice (October 14, 1971); 'I wish I were dead : the cry for help', research material and typescript with ms. annotations, (1972)

Folder 2 
Computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations, of 'Beyond the turkey gobblers', manuscript, computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (17) of the article published in Westerly, vol.32 no.4 (December 1987) and in Inner cities : Australian women's memory of place (1989)

Folder 3 
Computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations, 1988

Including 'Our lost cities', computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (6) together with a copy of Good weekend (19 March 1988) containing the article; untitled article on Mosman, manuscript and computer typescript drafts (7), photocopy of newspaper clipping The Sydney morning herald (7 June 1988) p. 72

Folder 4 
Computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations, 1988

Including an untitled article for Vogue Australia, typescript and computer typescripts with ms. annotations (3), July 1988;
vt talk entitled 'Setting heaven and earth in motion and calling up the spirits', further developed and incorporated into 'Calling up the spirits : aspects of the process of fiction writing', manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations (3);
untitled articles on expatriatism and writing, notes, manuscript and computer typescript with ms. annotations; programs, manuscript and typescript drafts of various talks delivered in Sydney

Folder 5 
Notes, manuscript, computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (12) of a talk delivered at The Canberra Times Literary Lunch, 16/8/1988; the Australian Writers Series held at the Poetry Centre of the 92nd Street Y, New York , 28 November 1988; flyers for various readings, 1988

Folder 6 
Research material, manuscript, computer typescript and photocopy typescript drafts with ms. annotations (6) of an untitled essay for Panorama, 1989

Folder 7 
Essay entitled 'Letters from Jogja' written for Australian perceptions of Asia (1990), computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (10), February 1990

Folder 8 
Introduction to the reading of an excerpt from Eve Langley's Pea pickers, sponsored by PEN American Center Women's Committee and the New York University Women's History Program 'Lost women writers II : women far from home', notes, computer typescripts with ms. annotations (14) and flyers, November 1990

Folder 9 
Manuscript and typescript drafts and newspaper clippings of published articles and reviews by Adams, 1967-1993

Including newspaper clippings of articles entitled 'Back to la belle epoque' for The Observer review (10 September 1967);
'Are you a goodie or a baddie?' for The Village voice 23 November 1972; reviews of Twiddledum twaddledum / by Peter Spielberg [nd], computer typescript and carbon typescript drafts with ms. annotations (2);
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman reader / by Ann J. Lane, Strangers / by Antonia White and Olivia / by Olivia for the Sydney morning herald (22 August 1981), annotated photocopy typescript draft and photocopy of the clipping;
Woman's mysteries / by M. Esther Harding [nd], An invitation to see / by Museum of Modern Art [nd], A journey to the centre of the earth / by Jules Verne [nd] and Roy Rogers / edited by Bill Zavatsky [nd] together with a copy of Bookletter, vol. 1, no. 2, 2 September 1974;
The bungalow / by Lynn Freed [nd] for the New York times book review (21 March 1993), notes and manuscript and computer typescript drafts with ms. annotations (7)

Folder 10 
Notes and manuscript drafts of talks and readings given by Adams, 1990-1991

Including Writer's choice lecture, University of Sydney, 20 August 1990;
Melbourne Writers Festival, panel participant and reading, 16 September 1990;
Writers night, Kuringai Public Library, Gordon, September 1990;
Film School talk, 26 August 1991

Folder 11 
Drafts of an essay entitled 'Calling up the spirits : Glenda Adams offers some thoughts on the writing process' for Islandmagazine no.47 Winter 1991, p. 26-29, computer typescript with ms. annotations (4), notes to Pybus, annotated proof

Folder 12 
Manuscript and computer typescript drafts of articles, 1991

Including an article entitled '[1991 books]' for the Sydney morning herald (16 December 1991), manuscript and computer typescript draft with ms. annotations;
untitled typescript draft with ms. annotations and cut and paste inserts of an article on the Yaddo artist colony (incomplete);
notes and drafts for the book launch by Adams of Tanglewood / by Kristin Williamson, manuscript and typescripts with ms. annotations (10), 15 October 1992

Folder 13 
Drafts of an essay entitled 'The making of seven deadly sins' published in Quadrant vol. 37, no. 4 April 1993, p. 27-30, research material, notes, manuscript and computer typescripts with ms. annotations, 1993

Folder 14 
Drafts of a lecture given at the University of Indonesia, Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia entitled 'Dialogue', computer typescripts with ms. annotations, 16 October 1993

Folder 15 
Drafts of two lectures given at the Canberra Word Festival entitled 'Getting from here to there' and 'Dialogues with Asia', computer typescripts with ms. annotations, 24-25 March 1995

 

Series 6 Biographical Material, 1980-1998

This small series, folders 1-2 comprises biographical material relating to Adams including transcripts of interviews, copies of her curriculum vitae and lists of publications. This material is arranged chronologically.

Folder 1 
Copy of an interview with University news, vol. 11, no. 4, July 1980, p. 6-7; transcript photocopy of an interview with Jan Hutchinson for Fine line, no. 4, (1988), p. 46-52; transcript photocopy of an untitled and undated interview; draft of an interview with Cassandra Pybus entitled 'Fiddling with words' for Island magazine no.47, Winter 1991, p. 20-25, annotated typescript photocopy with self-adhesive notes, November 1990-June 1991; photocopies of newspaper clippings of interviews with Adams

Folder 2 
Adams' curriculum vitae and publications list, 1982-1998

 

Series 7 Miscellaneous Papers, 1980-1988

This series, folders 1-5 comprises judging notes for literary awards, travel notes, art drawings, newspaper clippings, brochures and leaflets advertising poetry competitions, readings and literary festivals and teaching notes relating to Adams' work as a lecturer.

Folder 1 
Judging notes for literary awards, travel notes, art drawings and newspaper clippings, 1980s

Folder 2 
Brochures and leaflets advertising poetry competitions, writing programs, readings and literary festivals, 1976-1988

Folder 3-5 
Students class work and teaching notes relating to Adams' work as a lecturer, 1970s-1980s

 

Series 8 Folios, 1981-1995

This series comprises newspaper clippings of short stories by Adams, page proofs, cover mock-ups, leaflets advertising poetry readings and literary festivals and newsletters. Related material is included in Series 2Series 3 and Series 5.

Folio 1 
Newspaper clippings of 'Warren and Wendy' stories published in The Weekend Australian (4-5 to 25-26 July 1981), 'Twelfth night, or The passion' published in The Sun-herald (26 December 1982), 'Marguerite' published in The Sun-herald (9 January 1983);
annotated page proof of 'The music masters';
page proofs of The tempest of Clemenza, p. 1-12;
cover mock-ups for Games of the strongThe hottest night of the centuryLonglegDancing on coralTempest of Clemenza;
dust jacket for Dancing on coral;
flyers advertising poetry readings, literary festivals and seminars

 

Series 9 Posters, 1979-1998

This small series comprises promotional posters advertising works by Adams including academic courses, calendar and a theatre production. Related material is included in Series 2Series 4 and Series 7.

Oversize 1 
Poster advertising summer study courses for Sarah Lawrence University of Michigan summer study in Florence and London, June-August 1979;
poster advertising the Teachers and Writers Collaborative, NY;
Collins/Angus & Robertson calendar, July 90 - June 1991 advertising the publication of Longleg;
poster advertising the performance by the Griffin Theatre Company of 'The monkey trap', at the Stables 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross, 1 Oct- 1 Nov [1998]