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London and American letters - Women's Session scripts

Series Title
London and American letters - Women's Session scripts
From
Australian Broadcasting Commission Head Office
Repository
National Archives of Australia, Sydney Office
Reference
SP300/5
Date Range
1 Jan 1940 - 30 Sep 1951
Description

This collection contains scripts of 'London and AmericanLetters', a series of regular reports broadcast from London andAmerica on the ABC's 'Women's Session'. The 'Letters from America', reporting on social, political andwartime life in the United States were compiled by Jean Wilmot Bemis.The reports compiled by Jean Wilmot Bemis date from July 1943 through to December 1945, and then from January 1948 through to December1951. The 'Letters from London' follow a similar format to those forwardedfrom the United States. The earlier reports give a detailed coverageof the effects of war on English life, while the later letters givemore coverage to social, cultural and political events. Maie Stevens compiled the London letters from January 1940 through until December 1945. She resumed this duty again in January 1948 and forwarded regular reports until March 1951. The role of London correspondent was taken up by Phyllis Duncan Brown in May 1951 and she continued to forward regular reports to the Women's Session until September 1951.It is assumed that the 'Letters from London' series was concluded at this point.

Formats
Paper files and documents
Quantity
0.18 m
Access
Available for reference. Not for loan.

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