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Papers of Nancy Keesing, 1942-1980 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1101722
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Keesing, Nancy, 1923-1993
 
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1942-1980] 
4.41 m. (23 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

MS 5378 comprises correspondence; letters from Keesing's children; manuscripts of poems, short stories (many unfinished) and reviews; correspondence, photocopies and drafts relating to her book Australian postwar novelists; translations of Hebrew poetry; correspondence and drafts of an article on David Martin; correspondence with Norman Lindsay; files on The Captain Cook Bicentenary Literary Competition, New South Wales Branch of the English Association, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Southerly and the University of Adelaide Department of Adult Education; and, material connected with her work for the Australian Society of Authors. There is also a card index to the correspondence with the collection. Correspondents include Rosemary Dobson, Jill Hellyer, David Martin, Ray Mathew and Stephen Murray-Smith (23 boxes, 1 fol. box).

Biography/History

Writer. Nancy Florence Keesing was born in Sydney in 1923 and educated at Sydney Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Frensham and the University of Sydney. In 1974 she was appointed chairman of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Keesing was a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society, the Australian Jewish Historical Society, PEN and vice president of the English Association (NSW Branch). Her publications include books of poetry and criticism, an autobiography and two books for young people. She was married to Dr A.M. Hertzberg. Keesing died in Sydney in 1993.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 5378.

Associated materials: Papers of Gordon Samuel Keesing, 1913-1970 MS 5790.

Related Material Nancy Keesing interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/81.  Nancy Keesing interviewed by Hazel de Berg for the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/343-345. 
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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, D664.

Reproduction In part, photocopies. [S.l.] 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (35 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room. 
Subjects Keesing, Nancy, 1923-1993 -- Archives.  |  Keesing, Nancy, 1923-1993 -- Correspondence.  |  Mathew, Ray, 1929-2002 -- Correspondence.  |  Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012 -- Correspondence.  |  Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988 -- Correspondence.  |  Martin, David, 1915-1997 -- Correspondence.  |  Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012 -- Correspondence.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Time Coverage 1942-1980 
Occupation Authors.
Other authors/contributors Mathew, Ray, 1929-2002  |  Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012  |  Murray-Smith, Stephen, 1922-1988  |  Martin, David, 1915-1997  |  Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012
Terms of Use Copying of Nancy Keesing's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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