Papers of Judah Waten, 1912-1985 [manuscript]
- Bib ID:
- Waten, Judah, 1911-1985
- Related Online Resources:
- Finding aid at National Library of Australia
- Access Conditions:
- Part available for research ; part not available for research until 1 January 2015.
- 7.25 m. (39 boxes) + 2 folio boxes.
The papers comprise family correspondence, general correspondence, handwritten and typed drafts (including the original sketches for many of his stories and the drafts of three novels which were never completed), notebooks of articles and book reviews, newspaper cuttings, invitations, printed material and other papers. There are also papers relating to Waten's membership of the Literature Board of the Australian Council for the Arts, his Presidency of the Melbourne Centre of International P.E.N. and papers on his membership of the Communist Party of Australia and Socialist Party of Australia. Correspondents include Alice Waten, Alan Marshall, Elizabeth Harrower, Christina Stead, Derek Whitelock, Oksana Krugerskaya, Kylie Tennant, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Nettie and Vance Palmer, Hal Porter, Beatrice Davis, Geoffrey Dutton, Frank Davison, Tom Inglis Moore, Kenneth Slessor, Manning Clark, Dymphna Cusack, Frank Hardy, Frank Sargeson, Pierre Besses, Michael Costigan, Nancy Cato and Clem Christesen.
Author. Born in Russia in 1911 and migrated to Australia with his parents in 1914. Waten published seven novels, a play, a film script , a book of short stories, a short history of the 1930s in Australia and a semi-autobiographical travel book.
- Manuscript reference no. : MS 4536.
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- Material type:
- Literary Dramatic Musical
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