ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0080 Paul Haugh Papers

Scope and Contents Notes

Call NumberHMSS 0080
CollectionPaul Haugh Papers
Date Range1978-1999
Quantity1.44m (8 manuscript boxes)
Access Conditionsclosed
Copying Conditionswith consent of donor's son
Related CollectionsHMSS 0098 Bill Tully 2XX Recordings

Paul Haugh [pronounced Haw] was born in 1920 in Sydney, and later worked on the land at Tumut, NSW. He studied radio and served in the Merchant Navy during World War 2 as a Marine Radio Officer. He was a radio technician with 2CA Canberra from 1945 to 1980, then worked for Telecom until he retired in 1985. He did voluntary technical work at 1PPP Canberra for the print handicapped and made regular broadcasts with Bill Tully on community radio 2XX in Canberra. In 1988 Paul and his wife Lesley retired to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.In his retirement Paul began writing poetry, and became a member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, AIFA and Sunshine Coast Writers Group. He was also a founding member of the Poetry and Prose Society Inc. His poems have been published in Australia and in compilations and journals in Scotland and America.

This collection is of his post-retirement writing career, with some personal papers. Very little is dated, and much is in multiple copies.

Box List

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

DATE RANGE

1

Exercises in creative writing

1 binder

1

Anthology of stress – correspondence, notes, drafts of poems

1 binder

1

Sunshine Coast Writers Group – workshop notes, contact lists, drafts of poems

1 binder

1988 – 1998

2

Paul’s poetry – haiku

1 wallet

2

Irish poems

1 wallet

2

Paul’s poetry – copies

2 wallets

2

Paul’s poetry – successes

1 wallet

2

Paul’s poetry – submissions

1 wallet

3, 4

Paul’s poetry – in alphabetical order

9 wallets

4

Paul’s poetry – originals

1 wallet

4

Tongue twisters

1 binder

4

Shorthand text, drafts of poems, correspondence, poetry magazines, clothes brush

2 envelopes

5

Live poets

1 binder

Short stories

1 binder

Projects

1 binder

6

Papers, newscuttings, poems relating to 2CA and Telecom work periods

1 binder

Published works, mainly Canberra publications, including several issues of Branch Line : the bulletin of the Canberra Society of Model and Experimental Engineers

1 binder

1978 – 1984

Papers and poems relating to appearing on New Faces

1 binder

1970s

Warana – poems relating to the Sunshine Coast area, Queensland

1 binder

Paul’s poetry – copywriting, general, pathos, children’s poems

1 wallet

Paul – miscellaneous – personal papers, poems

1 wallet

Correspondence to Bill Tully

1 wallet

Paul’s poetry

2 wallets

7

Miscellaneous   – personal papers

1 binder

University of New Mexico – correspondence etc

1 envelope

Compilations of poems

8 display books

Newscuttings

1 display book

Other poets

1 sleeve

Nautical

1 sleeve

Poet’s night

1 folder

Poems, correspondence, travel papers

1 folder

7, 8

PUBLICATIONS

7

Creative Inspiration. Poetry and Prose Society publication

1992 – 1999

8

Various journals and compilations of poetry