ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0113 Community Literature Office, Arts Council ACT

Scope and content notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0113

Collection

Community Literature Office, Arts Council of the ACT

Date Range

1991-1994

Quantity

0.18m  (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions open
Copying Conditions with attribution
Related Collections

HMSS 0222 Arts Council of Australia ACT Branch, Edythe Butler Papers

HMSS 0334 Arts Council of Australia ACT Branch, Social Committee Papers

HMSS 0360 Canberra Stories Group Records

From 1991-ca. 1994, the Community Literature Office of the Arts Council of the ACT was placed within the ACT Library and Information Service, based at the Belconnen Library.

Officers, Anne Bolitho and Mary Hutchinson developed a Community Literature Collection at the library and developed a number of community writing projects to capture the memories and experiences of Canberrans.  In this period, the office published Stories of the Inner South, Unfolding Memories and Groups Walks Around Narrabundah.  The Canberra Stories Group developed from this program. 

Other activities included exhibitions, talks and readings.

Box List

Box No. Description Quantity Date Range
1

Minutes

3 vols

March 1991-July 1993

1

Register of Canberra Writers
mailing lists, address book, registration forms for writers, speakers  and readers.  The forms include publications and other accomplishments

1 file

1987-1992

1

Arts Council of ACT Administrative Papers
includes correspondence, minutes of staff meetings and procedural documents and internal forms

1 file

1993

1

Community Arts Office Projects
includes correspondence, event organisation documents, newsletters, announcements, photographs etc.  Particular focus on community writing projects and talks including the Memories of Manuka Pool and Stories of the Inner South.

1 file

1991-1994

1

Photographs
Unidentified photos of events

2 files

Ca. 1991

1 Audio Cassette Recordings

Cliff Smythe at Belconnen Library talking about Community Writing

2 cassettes

24 August 1991

1 Audio Cassette Recordings

Canberra Repertory Society history.  Recording of Ann Edgeworth reading from the Cost of Jazz Garters, with Hec McMillan and others reminiscing at Civic Library.

1 cassette

27 April 1992

1 Audio Cassette Recordings

Karralika Writing Project

1 cassette

December 1990; 1 May 1991

1 Audio Cassette Recordings

Talking History

1 cassette

12 June 1990

1 Audio Cassette Recordings

Talk by Rose Costello, Community Writer recorded by Canberra Stereo Public Radio

1 cassette

September 1991

1

Floppy Discs
6 X 5 1/4 inch floppy discs and print outs of what was still readable in June 2012.  Content includes lists of CLO book collection, copies of newsletters and other administrative records.  This may duplicate other material in the collection, A volunteer at the National Library converted was was still readable to text.

1 1990s