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Papers of Nancy Lutton, 1918-2007 (bulk 1960-2007) [manuscript]
Bib ID 4275093
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Lutton, Nancy, 1931-
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Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1918-2007] 
9.30 m. (62 boxes) 

The collection comprises personal papers, including on Lutton's studies and the Girl Guides; personal and work files from Papua New Guinea; personal and work files from Perth; records relating to Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (PARBICA); records from Lutton's time in Canberra; research files including on Sir Donald and Dame Rachel Cleland; inward correspondence; and cassette tapes.


Librarian, archivist, oral history interviewer and author. Nancy Florence Lutton was born in Sydney in 1931. She was educated at Sydney Girls' Grammar School and completed the Registration Certificate of the Library Association of Australia. Lutton lived in Papua New Guinea from 1967-1980 when she was employed at the University of Papua New Guinea Library, House of Assembly Library and as the New Guinea Collection Librarian at the University of PNG. While in Papua New Guinea Lutton was involved in establishing a PNG Library Association in 1973. She also undertook research on Charles W. Abel for a Master of Art degree. Lutton returned to Australia in 1980 and became Executive Librarian Printed Records at the Battye Library of Western Australian History.

During her time in Perth Lutton maintained her interest in Pacific archives and in 1987 she carried out the Australian, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Copying Project on behalf of the Australian Libraries and Information Council. She also conducted oral history interviews for the National Library of Australia. In 1988 Lutton accepted a contract as Chief Archivist at the National Archives of Papua New Guinea, a position she held until 1992. After her retirement Lutton published My dearest brown eyes: letters between Sir Donald Cleland and Dame Rachel Cleland during World War II (2006). At the National Library of Australia Lutton arranged and described the Cleland papers (MS 9600 and MS 9601). Lutton became a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1981.


Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc07/190.

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Related Material Interview with Nancy Lutton, librarian and archivist; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3928. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Donor's box list available. 
Subjects Lutton, Nancy, 1931- -- Archives.  |  PARBICA.  |  National Archives of Papua New Guinea.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Archivists -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Archivists -- Papua New Guinea -- Archives.  |  Papua New Guinea -- History -- Sources.
Time Coverage 1918-2007 
Occupation Librarians.  |  Archivists.  |  Oral history interviewers.

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