Collection UQFL332 - Alison Hoddinott Papers

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Reference code

UQFL332

Title

Alison Hoddinott Papers

Date(s)

  • 1946-1991 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

3 boxes.

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Name of creator

(1931-)

Biographical history

Alison Hoddinott was born in Hobart, Tasmania. She studied at the University of Tasmania. Greg Kratzmann and Alison Hoddinott edited a collection of Gwen Harwood's poems, published by UQP in 2003. She was a Senior Lecturer at the School of English, Communication and Theatre at University of New England, Armidale.

Name of creator

(1920-1995)

Biographical history

Gwen Harwood is one of Australia's best-known poets. She was born in Brisbane in 1920 and lived there until her marriage in 1945, when she moved to Hobart, Tasmania. Harwood's poetry and critical writing appeared regularly in Australian literary journals from the 1960s. She published eight books of poetry. In 1989 she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to literature. She died in 1995.

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Frank William (Bill) Harwood, a linguist, married Gwendoline Nessie Foster in 1945.

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Biographical history

William G. Hoddinott was Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of New England, Armidale. He started at the UNE in 1960 and soon began recording Aboriginal languages. He was married to Alison Hoddinott. He died in 1984.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Letters from Gwen Harwood, 1946-1991
Collection alternatively titled as: Alison Hoddinott Collection.

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Scope and content

Letters from Gwen Harwood and her husband, F.W. Harwood, to Alison Hoddinott and her husband W.G. Hoddinott. Includes "Sappho cards", parodies of other Australian poets, accounts of Gwen Harwood's first meetings with James McAuley and A.D. Hope, a full account of the Walter Lehmann Bulletin hoax, and manuscript poems. Also typescript for "The lion's bride", dream book, and Sappho cards to Thea Goodwin. Alison Hoddinott's book, Blessed city : the letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell January to September 1943 was awarded the Age Book of the Year in 1990.

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Accruals

System of arrangement

Box 1:
Folder 1: 1960-1961
Folder 2: 1962
Folder 3: 1963
Folder 4: 1964
Folder 5: 1965
Folder 6: 1966
Folder 7: 1967-1973
Folder 8: Dream Book 1946-c.1962
Folder 9: 1977-1983
Folder 10: "The lion's bride", [1981]
Box 2:
Folder 11: 1984
Folder 12: 1985
Folder 13: 1986-1988
Folder 14: 1989
Folder 15: 1990
Folder 16: 1991
Folder 17: envelopes
Folder 18: 1992-1994
Folder 19: 1995
Folder 20: 1990-1995
Box 3: 5 cassette tapes and 1 CD of poetry readings

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Priest, A.-M. (2014). 'Baby and Demon: Woman and the Artist in the Poetry of Gwen Harwood'. Hecate 40(2), 67–83.
Sheridan, Susan (2011). Nine lives: postwar women writers making their mark. St Lucia, Qld: UQP.

Publication note

The Australian women's register, AWH003791

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Alternative identifier(s)

Alma MMS ID

991005074999703131

Millennium Local System Number

.b20534644

OCLC Number

1091854452

Libraries Australia ID

23252993 ; 63015163

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Revised

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM, 01-Jun-2020.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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