1800-1997, English, Unpublished edition: Papers of Dallas Stivens, [manuscript]. Stivens, Dal, 1911-1997.

User activity

Send to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/28567383
Physical Description
  • 13.25 m. 88 boxes+ 3 folio boxes.
Published
  • 1800s-1997.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Papers of Dallas Stivens, 1800s-1997
Creator
  • Stivens, Dal, 1911-1997.
Published
  • 1800s-1997.
Medium
  • [manuscript].
Physical Description
  • 13.25 m. 88 boxes+ 3 folio boxes.
Subjects
Time Period
  • 1800-1997
Summary
  • The bulk of the papers relate to Stivens' writings. There are drafts of articles and short stories, together with subject files containing material from which he drew inspiration. There is correspondence with publishers and agents, both in Australia and overseas, and a smaller group of papers that relate to Stivens' books. The general correspondence comprises letters from many prominent people in the literary sphere, together with correspondence documenting Stiven's day-to-day activities and his literary pursuits. There are papers relating to Stivens interest in art and his involvement in the Captain Cook Bicentenary Literary Competition. There are a small number of family papers and documents and financial papers relating mainly to Stivens' family company D&​W Stivens Pty Ltd. Other material in the collection includes photographs, cuttings, notebooks, scrap books, appointment diaries and a number of cassette tapes on to which, in later life, Stivens dictated letters and other work for transcription.
  • There are papers relating to the Australian Society of Authors including notes about the early the history of the Society, correspondence, minutes of meetings and copies of the Society's journals and newsletters.
Biography
  • Stivens was an author, best known for his short stories. He was also a prolific writer of journal articles and published novels and works of non-fiction. His novel, A horse of air, won the Miles Franklin award in 1970. In 1963 Stivens was foundation President of the Australian Society of Authors and worked hard to establish the rights of Australian writers within the commercial sphere. In 1981 he received the Patrick White Award for his contribution to Australian literature.
Notes
  • Manuscript reference: NLA MS 4713.
Cited In
  • Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia,
Access Conditions
  • Restricted until access determined.
Language
  • English
Libraries Australia ID
Contributed by
Libraries Australia

Get this edition

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • ACT (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.

This single location in All:

Library Access Call number(s) Formats held Language
National Library of Australia. Open to the public 1109537; MS 4713 Unpublished English
Show 0 more libraries...

This single location in Australian Capital Territory:

Library Access Call number(s) Formats held Language
National Library of Australia. Open to the public 1109537; MS 4713 Unpublished English
Show 0 more libraries...
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

Other suppliers

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment