Collection UQFL600 - Alan Lawson Papers

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Alan Lawson Papers


  • 1956-1982 (Creation)

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3 boxes.

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Biographical history

Alan Lawson is Emeritus Professor at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland where he previously held positions including Dean of Postgraduate Students and Director of the Graduate School and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and International). As a literary scholar, he has written on Patrick White, Barbara Baynton and Henry Lawson and was a major proponent of Australian Literature as a field of study in the 1970s, where he worked with Laurie Hergenhan to introduce courses on different genres of Australian fiction.

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Collection previously titled as: Papers, 1956-1982
Collection alternatively titled as: Alan Lawson Collection

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Research papers relating to Patrick White including correspondence, articles newspaper cuttings of reviews and notes. Correspondence with writers including Thea Astley, Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Green, David Marr, Frank Moorhouse and one folder relating to Helen Darville.

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Arranged into two series:
Series A: Papers relating to Patrick White, 1956 to 1982.
Series B: Correspondence with writers, 1979 to 1997.

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Unrestricted access, except for Box 3 Folder 6 which is restricted until 2025.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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Revised, Linda Justo, 10-Nov-2022. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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