Collection UQFL32 - Olga Masters Papers

Identity area

Reference code

UQFL32

Title

Olga Masters Papers

Date(s)

  • [c.1940]-1988 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

11 boxes.

Context area

Name of creator

(1919-1986)

Biographical history

Olga Masters was born in Pambula, NSW, in 1919. She started her career as a journalist at the Cobargo Chronicle. In 1940 she married Charles Masters and over the following twenty years, they lived in New South Wales country towns and had a family of seven children. Olga Masters continued working as a journalist for the Northern Star in Lismore and later for the Manly Daily, the Land and the Sydney Morning Herald. She began her ficton-writing career in 1975. Her first collection, The Home Girls (1982), won a National Book Council Award. This was followed by Loving Daughters (1984), A Long Time Dying (1985), and Amy's Children (1987). Her last collection, The Rose Fancier and her playscript The Working Man's Castle were both published in 1988. A collection of her journalism, Reporting Home, was published posthumously in 1990. The University of Queensland Press published the Collected Stories of Olga Masters in 1996.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Papers, [c.1940]-1988
Collection alternatively titled as: Olga Masters Collection.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Drafts of A Long Time Dying, Amy's Children, Loving Daughters, The Home Girls, A Working Man's Castle, and other short stories. Also correspondence, reviews, newspaper clippings, articles, audiocassettes, family photographs and documents.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Series 1: Literary manuscripts
Series 2: Journalism
Series 3: Personal papers
Series 4: Correspondence
Series 5: Newspaper cuttings and critical material
Series 6: Miscellaneous
Series 7: Audio-visual material.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Related units of description

Further manuscript material relating to Olga Masters is held in the University of Queensland Library in UQFL198 University of Queensland Press Collection.

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Publication note

'Guide to the Papers of Olga Masters, 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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Alternative identifier(s)

Alma MMS ID

991003481239703131

Millennium Local System Number

.b19671891

OCLC Number

222659092 ; 1096600285

Libraries Australia ID

21260307 ; 63004903

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Status

Migrated

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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