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Papers of Joan Phipson, circa 1917-2000 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1357656
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Phipson, Joan, 1912-2003
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1917-2000] 
5.05 m. (11 boxes) + 9 cartons + 1 packet. 
Summary

MS 6244 comprises corrected manuscript and typescript drafts and galley proofs of Joan Phipson's literary output, together with associated research material, correspondence, photographs, illustrations and designs. The papers also include a typescript copy of her autobiographical work "Just a silkworm" (10 boxes).

The Acc04.039 instalment comprises correspondence, diaries, financial records, books, photographs, certificates and press cuttings dating from the 1930s to the late 1990s. The major strength of the instalment is the large and well-ordered professional correspondence maintained between Phipson and her publishers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The financial records are chiefly Phipson's royalty statements for her writings over a long period of time. The personal travel diaries, written in hand, document Phipson's interest in travel (1 box, 9 cartons, 1 packet).

Biography/History

Children's writer. Joan Margaret Phipson was born in Sydney in 1912 to English parents and spent much of her early life travelling with them in Europe and India. On her return to Australia she was a pupil at Frensham School, and later a librarian there. After studying journalism by correspondence she worked for Reuter in London. After again returning to Australia and serving in the Women's Australian Auxiliary Air Force as a telegraphist, she married Colin Fitzhardinge in 1944. The couple settled on a property in central western New South Wales where she began writing children's books.

Her first of over thirty publications was Christmas in the sun, published in 1952. In 1953, her first successful novel, Good luck to the rider, won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year award. She went on to earn international acclaim and her work was recognised by further awards and honours. In 1987, Phipson was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her contribution to children's literature, and, in 1994, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Phipson died in April 2003.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6244, MS Acc04.039.

Related Material Joan Phipson interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/581.  Monologue by Joan Phipson about her writing; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 419.  Papers; Located at; Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children's Literature, University of Canberra. 
Source of Acquisition Donated through the Australian Government's Taxation Incentive for the Arts Scheme by Joan Phipson (MS 6244), and the Cultural Gifts Program by Guy Fitzhardinge and Anna Margaret Fitzhardinge (Acc 04.039). 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (5 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Phipson, Joan, 1912-2003 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Children's literature, Australian -- 20th century.
Time Coverage 1917-2000 
Occupation Children's authors.
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500 |aManuscript reference no.: MS 6244, MS Acc04.039.
506 |aPart available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan.
520 |aMS 6244 comprises corrected manuscript and typescript drafts and galley proofs of Joan Phipson's literary output, together with associated research material, correspondence, photographs, illustrations and designs. The papers also include a typescript copy of her autobiographical work "Just a silkworm" (10 boxes).
520 |aThe Acc04.039 instalment comprises correspondence, diaries, financial records, books, photographs, certificates and press cuttings dating from the 1930s to the late 1990s. The major strength of the instalment is the large and well-ordered professional correspondence maintained between Phipson and her publishers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The financial records are chiefly Phipson's royalty statements for her writings over a long period of time. The personal travel diaries, written in hand, document Phipson's interest in travel (1 box, 9 cartons, 1 packet).
541 |aDonated through the Australian Government's Taxation Incentive for the Arts Scheme by Joan Phipson (MS 6244), and the Cultural Gifts Program by Guy Fitzhardinge and Anna Margaret Fitzhardinge (Acc 04.039).
544 0 |dJoan Phipson interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection;|eLocated at;|aNational Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/581.
544 0 |dMonologue by Joan Phipson about her writing;|eLocated at;|aNational Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 419.
544 0 |dPapers;|eLocated at;|aLu Rees Archives of Australian Children's Literature, University of Canberra.
545 0 |aChildren's writer. Joan Margaret Phipson was born in Sydney in 1912 to English parents and spent much of her early life travelling with them in Europe and India. On her return to Australia she was a pupil at Frensham School, and later a librarian there. After studying journalism by correspondence she worked for Reuter in London. After again returning to Australia and serving in the Women's Australian Auxiliary Air Force as a telegraphist, she married Colin Fitzhardinge in 1944. The couple settled on a property in central western New South Wales where she began writing children's books.
545 0 |aHer first of over thirty publications was Christmas in the sun, published in 1952. In 1953, her first successful novel, Good luck to the rider, won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year award. She went on to earn international acclaim and her work was recognised by further awards and honours. In 1987, Phipson was awarded the Dromkeen Medal for her contribution to children's literature, and, in 1994, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Phipson died in April 2003.
555 8 |aFinding aid (5 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room.
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650 0 |aAuthors, Australian|y20th century|vArchives.
650 0 |aWomen authors, Australian|y20th century|vArchives.
650 0 |aChildren's literature, Australian|y20th century.
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856 4 2 |zFinding aid at National Library of Australia|uhttp://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-243061034/findingaid
920 |aPriority 2
953 |aManuscripts subject term: Literature
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