- [c1954]-[c1976] (Creation)
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John Manifold, poet, was born in Melbourne and educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a member of the Communist Party. During the Second World War, he served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps in Africa and Western Europe. After the war he moved back to London before returning to Australia in 1949, settling in Wynnum, Brisbane. Manifold established the Realist Writers group in 1950, and was involved in a number of communist-associated groups, including the Communist Arts Group. As well as publishing poetry, he wrote non-fiction on various themes, notably Australian bush ballads which he collected and was particularly interested in.
Collection previously titled as: Papers, [c1954]-[c1976]
Collection alternatively titled as: John Streeter Manifold Collection.
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Literary manuscripts, articles, publications, a small amount of correspondence.
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Series A: Literary manuscripts
Series B: Critical and political writings
Series C: Radio scripts
Series D: Musical manuscripts
Series E: Publications
Series F: Postcards and correspondence.
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'Guide to the Papers of John Manifold, The University of Queensland Library, Fryer Library'. (2001). Guide to Australian literary manuscripts. University of Western Australia Library & Australian Literary Manuscript Collections Project.
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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.