Guide to the Papers of Nancy Gordon


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Manuscript Name Papers of Nancy Gordon
Manuscript Number MSS 209
Last Updated June 2020
Extent 3 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Drafts of poems and short stories along with correspondence, news clippings and transcripts relating to Nancy Gordon

 

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

The papers of poet Nancy Gordon consist of correspondence, articles, drafts, interviews, diaries and submissions, together with transcripts of creative writing course lectures by Ian Mudie

Date Range of Content

1950-1976

Biographical Note

Poet Nancy Gordon was born in Melbourne in 1918 and educated at St Margaret’s School for Girls. After moving to Adelaide in 1944, she began writing in the late 1950s and gave radio broadcast talks on the ABC in the 1950s and 1960s. As well as tutoring in Workers’ Educational Association classes and Colleges of Advanced Education, she organised poetry workshops and evenings, including the co-founding the Friendly Street poetry performance venue

References:
Friendly Street Poets ‘Adelaide Poets Collective – Nancy Gordon’ http://friendlystreetpoets.org.au/poetry/sample-of-poets/nancy-gordon/ retrieved 9 June 2020
AustLit : Nancy Gordon https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A33558 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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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. 

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Nancy Gordon, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 209, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Check with Curator

Separated Material

This collection originally included many publications which were sent to the Academy Library and catalogued separately:
Friendly Street Poetry Reader, Nos. 1-7 and 9-11

The Australian Author, Autumn - April 1976

Meanjin, 2/1977

Genre, issue 2/3 (2 copies)

Poetry Australia, No. 29, August 1969, No. 42, 1972, No. 44, 1972

Issue, May 1969, August 1969, February 1970, August 1970, August/September 1971 (2 copies), March 1972, November 1970, December 1972 (2 copies), September 1974, December 1974 (2 copies), April/May 1975, July 1975, October 1975, March 1976

Compass, 2.2

Overland, No. 68, 1977

Opinion, February-March 1976, September 1977

Ash, No. 4, 1980

Hemisphere, Vol, 20, No. 11

Australian Letters, Vol. 5, No. 2, December 1962

Black Bronze Beautiful, Quantrains by Adam Small

The Realist, No. 35, Autumn 1972

Indonesia Poet in New York, W.S. Rendra

Parabolas, Prose Poems, Andrew Taylor

Searching for words, Jennifer Davids

Among Stones, Jean Lipkin

Australian Literature, 1950-1950, H.M. Green

Expression Australia, Vol. 11, No. 3, November 1972, Vol. 12, No. 2. Vol. 13, No. 2, Vol. 13, No. 2, Vol. 11, No. 2

Patrick White, Geoffrey Dutton

Australian Literature 1950-1962, A.D. Hope

Songs of the Lyre Bird, Kathleen Mary Penny

Twelve Poems, Peter Kocan

The Saturday Club Book of Poetry, indexes to Vol. 1, 2, 3 plus No. 2, Summer 1972, Issue 6, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 1973, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1975, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 1976, Vol. 2, No. 4, June 1974

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Nancy Gordon — Archives

Australian poetry — 20th century

Personal Names

Nancy Gordon

Ian Mudie, 1911-1976

Corporate Names

Friendly Street Poets

Occupations

Poets

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1
Correspondence
Various articles

Folder 2
Correspondence
Drafts
News articles
Short stories

Folder 3
Extracts
Interviews
Talks
Travel

Folder 4
Short Stories
Notes

Folder 5
Notes
Drafts
Discussion course - 'Enjoying Poetry'

Folder 6
Writers' Class notes
First efforts

 

Box 2

Folder 7
First Draft - book
Book draft

Folder 8
Correspondence to D.J. Gordon - Vietnam, 1966-1967, South Africa, 1974-1976

Folder 9
Poetry
Correspondence
Workshop notes

Folder 10
Notes
Drafts
Poetry

Folder 11
Creative Writing course

Folder 12
Notes

 

Box 3

Folder 13
A-Z of submissions
Diary for 1975

Folders 14-16
Articles and correspondence
Transcripts of Creative Writing lectures by Ian Mudie

Folder 17
Transcript of second year lectures by Ian Mudie

Folders 18-20
Creative Writing course lectures by Ian Mudie