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Papers of Dame Joan Hammond, 1928-1994 (bulk 1983-1993) [manuscript]

Title
Papers of Dame Joan Hammond, 1928-1994 (bulk 1983-1993) [manuscript]
Repository
National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
Reference
MS 8648
Date Range
1928 - 1994
Creator
Hammond, Joan Hood (1912 - 1996)
Description

MS 8648 comprises diaries, correspondence, biographical notes, concert programs, scrapbooks, press cuttings, photographs, music scores, teaching material for the Victorian College of the Arts, speeches and other papers. The papers relate mainly to Dame Joan's career as an opera singer and teacher, but also cover such topics as Presbyterian Ladies' College, Pymble, the loss of Dame Joan's house in the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires, the Australian Opera, Victoria State Opera, golf, and Dame Joan's friendship with Lolita Marriott (19 boxes, 2 fol. Boxes).

The Acc97.111 instalment comprises cards, letters, an appointment diary, address book, tributes, testimonials, photographs, souvenirs, cassettes and inscribed books. Also included are some large framed pictures and mementos (2 boxes, 3 fol. Boxes).

Quantity
4.6 m
Access
Available for research. Not for loan.
Finding Aid

National Library of Australia, 'Papers of Dame Joan Hammond', in Finding Aids Manuscripts, http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms8648. Details

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