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Papers of Julie Lewis, 1931-1995

Papers of Julie Lewis, 1931-1995
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
MS 9507, MS Acc01/237, MS Acc03/90
Date Range
1931 - 1995

Julie Lewis co-wrote the biography Kathleen O'Connor: Artist in Exile. The MS 9507 collection provides a comprehensive record of Julie Lewis' literary career. The bulk of the papers relate to her work as a biographer. For most of her biographies there is a mixture of typescripts, correspondence with publishers, research material, reviews, and papers concerning the launchings. There are many letters relating to research enquires and responses about Lewis' biographies. There are many notebooks containing research notes, drafts and random jottings. The correspondence includes a long series of letters from Elizabeth Jolley and other Australian writers. There are also letters from publishers, agents and literary and cultural organisations. Other material includes audiotapes, photographs, scrapbooks and publications. In addition, there is correspondence and other papers relating to Lewis' involvement with the Fremantle Arts Review and Australian Council.

Part available for research; part requires permission for research; part not available for research. Not for loan.

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