Collection UQFL198 - University of Queensland Press Records

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University of Queensland Press Records


  • [ca.1965]- (Creation)

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Extent and medium

605 boxes, 8 parcels.

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Administrative history

The archive documents the history of the press from about 1965, the time of University of Queensland Press's expansion from a university publications outlet into a fully-fledged publishing house. UQP has a strong focus on Australian studies and has produced series such as Paperback Poets, Poets on Record, Australian Authors, Studies in Australian Literature, Black Australian Writers and Australian public figures and Australian public issues on tape. Authors with production files in the collection include Peter Carey, Olga Masters, David Malouf, Thomas Shapcott, John Manifold, Michael Dransfield, Janette Turner Hospital, Nancy Cato, Judith Rodriguez, Ross Fitzgerald and Denis Murphy.

Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Records, [ca.1965]-
Collection alternatively titled as: University of Queensland Press Collection.

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Scope and content

Includes production files (including typescripts, proof copies, galley proofs), correspondence, and minutes of publishing meetings.

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access, except some restricted material in Boxes 98 and 117. Application for access to restricted material may be submitted to the Fryer Librarian for consideration.

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Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of copies

Digital copies of some items held in Fryer Library (Restricted) collection in UQ eSpace.

Related units of description

Related material held in: UQFL546 Rosanne Fitzgibbon Papers, H2703 Typescript draft of the Screenplay for Rabbit-proof fence, and UQFL164 Peter Carey Papers.

Publication note

Material from this collection has been cited in:
Allahyari, K. (2017). Peter Carey's Archive and the Australian Literary Field. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature: JASAL, 17(2), 1-8.
Lee, C. (2014). Literary Adaptation and Market Value: Encounters with the Public in the Early Career of Roger McDonald. Queensland Review, 21(1), 39-48.
Steggall, Stephany Evans. (2015). Interestingly enough... : the life of Tom Keneally. Collingwood, Vic. : Nero, an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd.

Publication note

'Literary Papers in the University of Queensland Press Archive, 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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Libraries Australia ID

62993051 ; 21259915

OCLC Number

1058661213 ; 40872804

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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