• Entry type: Resource
  • Entry ID: AWH003894

Nancy Keesing – further papers, 1940-1992, together with papers concerning Nancy Keesing collected by her husband Mark Hertzberg, 1993-1996

  • Repository State Library of New South Wales
  • Date Range 1940 - 1996
  • Description

    ca. 1940-; Notebooks (4) containing poetry, short stories and autobiographical writing by Nancy Keesing, together with copies of poems by other poets transcribed by Nancy Keesing. Short stories include The Dark room and Culture for the kids (Call No.: MLMSS 2828 ADD-ON 2091/1) 1940-; Miscellaneous literary papers. Includes copies of poems by other poets typed or written by Nancy Keesing, and poem signed by Elsie Carew. Undated; Poems by Nancy Keesing. Includes Themes for love songs and Elemental night undated; Short stories. Titles: Whose body?, The Strange thing that happened to Mrs Harrison, Psychic Griselda, Old cloudyhead, The Face, ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave…’, In the still of the night, The Frog in the bath-waste, Hobson’s choice, Unwillingly from school, The Way home, Dinner engagement, by ‘Florence King’ 1955, undated; Radio scripts. Scripts for programmes about shearing songs, songs of the convict era and contemporary New Zealand poetry (Call No.: MLMSS 2828 ADD-ON 2091/2) 1964, undated; Articles and speeches. Includes articles about Ernest Favenc, Australian bush ballads and social workers; poem/speech for the English Association, 1964 1983, 1995; Design sketch, photographs and artist’s statement by Elisabeth Nagel, designer of the wallhanging presented by Nancy Keesing to Neptune Orient Line in 1984 1982-1989; Correspondence and research notes concerning Jewish history. Includes photographs taken by Nancy Keesing in 1982 of St Christopher’s Chapel near Rockhampton, Qld 1956-1992; Letters received by Nancy Keesing. Correspondents include Peter Opie and Elsie Carew. Includes poems by Elsie Carew (Call No.: MLMSS 2828 ADD-ON 2091/3 RESTRICTED) 1978-1996; Letters received by Mark Hertzberg concerning Nancy Keesing. Includes letter written by Nancy Keesing in 1978 concerning her biography of John Shaw Neilson (Call No.: MLMSS 2828 ADD-ON 2091/3 RESTRICTED) 1995; Papers concerning The Woman I Am: poems by Nancy Keesing selected and introduced by Meg Stewart (published 1995), being mainly letters received by Mark Hertzberg following the publication of the book (Call No.: MLMSS 2828 ADD-ON 2091/3 RESTRICTED) June 1981; Cassette recording of Nancy Keesing interviewed by Mike Carlton on 2GB radio. Nancy discusses research for her book Lily on the dustbin: slang of Australian women and families (published 1982) (Call No.: MLOH 253/1)

  • Quantity 3 boxes 0.39 m
  • Access Partly restricted

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  • Primary Creator
    • Keesing, Nancy Florence (1923 - 1993)