ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0126 Colophon Society of Canberra Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number MHSS 01425
Collection Colophon Society of Canberra Records
Date Range 1977-1986

0.09m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions Open
Copying Conditions Research and studying only
Related Collections -

The Colophon Society of Canberra inaugurate on 7 June 1977 at a meeting at the Forrest Lodge Motor in chaired by Pat Croft.

The aim of the Society was to promote the highest standards in book creation, production and distribution and to hold social and informational meetings addressed by local speakers on topics such as authorship, editing, design and illustration, production, publishing and distribution.

The Society offered an annual Canberra Book of the Year Award for a book written, designed, printed or published in the ACT.

The Society ceased operation sometime after 1986.

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range

Membership Lists

(includes copy of Constitution and promotional material for Society events)

1 vol 1977-1982

Income and Expenditure Ledger

(includes some membership information)

1 vol 1978-1986
1 Book of the Year Entry Form 1 file 1982