ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0087 ACT Branch of the Goethe Society Papers

Scope and Contents Notes

Call Number

HMSS 0087

Collection

ACT Branch of the Goethe Society Papers

Date Range

1966 – 1988

Quantity

0.18 m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

research and study only; no publication


These are the papers of the late Professor Erwin Koch-Emmery, a member of the Australian Goethe Society (ACT Branch). They include notices of meetings, lectures, and other functions, some minutes and financial reports, correspondence, lists of members, lists of winners of the Goethe Competition, and some papers relating to other cultural organisations in Canberra, mainly the Ethnic Council of the ACT. There is also a full set of papers relating to the 1986 Goethe Competition. The papers are in English and German.

The Australian Goethe Society (ACT Branch) consisted of volunteers who provided cultural activities for members and others interested in German ideas and heritage, under the auspices of the Goethe Institute. The Institute withdrew from Canberra activities about 1997, and in that year the Australian-German Institute, generally known as Das Zentrum, was founded to fill the gap, also taking over the Goethe Institute’s extensive local library and resource material. 

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range
1

Papers

Annual accumulations of papers relating to the Society, including correspondence, some minutes and financial reports, notices of meetings, lectures and other functions, lists of members and lists of winners of the Goethe Competition

8 Files

1966 – 1988

1

Constitutions

The 1978 Papers include a copy of the constitution of the Ethnic Council of the ACT Inc.
The 1979 Papers include a copy of the constitution of the ACT Branch of the Australian Goethe Society

1978 – 1979

1

Goethe Competition 1986

Conditions of entry, application forms, details of the competition, marking sheets, prize winners and the titles of book prizes won by each, certificate winners, correspondence and organisational details for the presentation ceremony
Lists of winners for some earlier competitions

1986