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Records of the Poetry Society of Australia, 1940-1962 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2249394
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Poetry Society of Australia
 
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Description [1940-1962] 
1.21 m. 
Summary

Records include correspondence with members and affiliated bodies typescripts of poems; TS draft of the First Anthology (1956); 3 sets (1 complete) of Prism; ledgers, accounts and other business papers; press cuttings and photographs. Also some personal papers of Imogen Whyse concerning her work in theatre and her activities in support of International Children's Communities in Europe. Correspondents include Dr. Felix Arnott, Peter Bladen, John Blair, D. Campbell, Betty Casey, Nancy Cato, D.M. Catts, Louis H. Clark, Stan Clarke, Patrick Coady, Brian Colebourne, Mary Coles, Commonwealth Literary Fund, Mary Cornish, Bishop Davidson, Eileen Davies, Margaret Dent, J. Devaney, Sir E. Millington-Drake (London) T. S. Eliot, Paula Fitzgerald, R.D. Fitzgerald, Vera Fitzgerald, J. Gielgud, Dame Mary Gilmore, Myrtle Glass, H.M. Green, Martin Haley, Dorothy Helmrich, A.D. Hope, P. Hopegood, R.G. Howarth, Hugh Hunt, Neil Hutchinson, Helen N. Jones, K.L. King, Ray Lawler, Norman Lindsay, A. Lloyd, James McAuley, M.B. McGrath, Prof. Milgate, Duncan Miller, Helen Reid, Dr. S. Scougall, Dame Edith Sitwell, W. Hart-Smith, D. Stewart and Judith Wright.

Biography/History

Founded in Sydney in 1954 by Imogen Whyse, to promote appreciation and use of poetry and to assist new and unknown Australian poets. Activities organized by Miss Whyse included monthly publication of the poetry magazine Prism, fortnightly lectures & discussions on poetry, occasional dramatic productions of epic or verse plays a poetry library for members and the publication, 1956, of the Society's First Anthology, selected from Prism. The Society was reconstituted under a new Council in 1960.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 952.

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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; B68.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (21 p.) with index of correspondents. 
Subjects Whyse, Imogen, -- Archives.  |  Poetry Society of Australia -- Archives.  |  Poetry -- Societies, etc. -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1940-1962 
Other authors/contributors Whyse, Imogen

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