• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003794

Gwen Harwood Papers

  • Repository Fryer Library, The University of Queensland
  • Reference UQFL45
  • Date Range 1919 - 1994
  • Description

    Collection of correspondence from friends and fellow writers, mostly poets, editors and critics, discussing poetry, literary journals in Australia, personal news. Also copies of poems enclosed with letters or included in them. The earliest letter is dated 31 Nov. 1933. The great bulk of letters was written in the 1960s and 1970s. In all there are over 900 letters and a large number of unsorted postcard communications. The collection also includes some of Gwen Harwood’s outgoing correspondence, and mss of her poems, with some biographical material and photographs. Correspondents include: Bruce Beaver; Peter Bennie; John Beston; Kevin Bowden; Vincent Buckley; Nancy Cato; Alexander Craig; Margaret Diesendorf; R.D. Fitzgerald; Frank Green; Rodney Hall; Rex Hobcroft; A.D. Hope; Evan Jones; Frank Kellaway; James McAuley; Roger McDonald; James Penberthy; Craig Powell; Thomas Riddell; Keith Russell; Thomas Shapcott; Larry Sitsky; Vivian Smith; Norman Talbot. Includes folder of letters, with some poems, to Ann Jennings, 1959-1988. There are also some photographs.

  • Access Restricted access to Box 2 folder16; Box 3 folders 1-4; Box 4 folders 2-3; Box 5 folders 1-6; Box 7 folders 4-18 and microfilm; Box 8 all items; Box 10 folder 9; Box 14 all items; Box 16 folders 7-10.

Related entries

  • Primary Creator
    • Harwood, Gwendoline (Gwen) Nessie (1920 - 1995)
  • See also
    • Cato, Nancy (1917 - 2000)