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Papers of Chris Mansell, circa 1970-2004 [manuscript]
Bib ID 119048
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Mansell, Chris, 1953-
 
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Description [ca. 1970-2004] 
7.75 m. (9 boxes) + 17 cartons + 1 fol. item + 1 oversize item. 
Summary

MS 7904 comprises: 1. Manuscript and typescript drafts of poems, plays and prose. 2. Correspondence, 1978-1989. Correspondents include Dianne Bates, Eric Beach, Bruce Beaver, Jenny Boult, James Burns, Larry Buttrose, Geoffrey Dutton, Susan Hampton, Dennis Haskell, Elizabeth Jolley, Jean Kent, Kate Llewellyn, Cilla McQueen, Jennifer Maiden, Philip Mead, Jenni Mitchell, Rosemary Nissen, Geoff Page, Rosemary Porter, Judith Rodriguez, Tom Shapcott, Michael Sharkey, Cliff Smyth, John Tranter, Cornelius Vleeskens, Lyndon Walker. 3. Subject files. Files relating to the Australian Copyright Council, Compass, Directory of Australian literary magazines, National Word Festival, Poets Union and other organisations. 4. Printed material. Leaflets, posters, handbills, programs concerning poetry readings and workshops and issues of poetry magazines and anthologies. 5. Personal papers. Notebooks, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, personal letters (9 boxes, 1 fol. item).

The Acc00.031 instalment provides a full record of Mansell's life and writing for the period from the mid-1980s to 1999. Included in the instalment are correspondence and notebooks; drafts of prose, plays and poetry, including The choice of memory; papers relating to smaller projects, events and residencies; files on other writers that contain manuscripts as well as letters; and, audiotapes and photographs (9 cartons).

The Acc05.015 instalment comprises poetry and other writings by Mansell; works edited by Mansell and projects/joint ventures with others; correspondence, 1991-2004; PressPress publications including drafts, proofs and related correspondence; Shoalhaven Poetry Festival correspondence, publicity (including posters and flyers) and competition postcards; copies of stories and poems of other writers; South Coast Writers' Centre minutes; miscellaneous publications; Q Theatre working scripts and Q Theatre and New Theatres programs; and, artwork and cloth items (8 cartons, 1 oversize item).

Biography/History

Poet, playwright and editor. Chris Mansell was born in Sydney in 1953. She is an active poet and writer who has been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. Between 1978 and 1987 she founded and edited the literary magazine Compass: prose and poetry. She has served as secretary and treasurer of the Sydney Poets Union and has been a member of the Australian Copyright Council. Her published books of poetry include Delta (1978), Head, heart and stone (1982), Taking heart (1987) and Redshift, blueshift (1988). She has also completed a volume of long prose fiction, The choice of memory. Mansell has lectured in creative writing at both the University of Wollongong and the University of Western Sydney. Mansell's more recent poetry books are Mortifications & lies (2005), Letters (2009) and The view from a beach (2010).

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 7904, MS Acc00.031, MS Acc05.015.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and on the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms7904 
Subjects Mansell, Chris, 1953- -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Perodical editors -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Correspondence.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
Time Coverage 1970-2004 
Occupation Poets.  |  Dramatists.  |  Editors.

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