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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Foreign Correspondence : Journalism in the Germaine Greer Archive
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'In this article, I begin by sketching a brief biography of the Greer Archive when it was in the possession of its keeper and creator, explain how the University of Melbourne acquired the archive and describe how staff at UMA processed the collection once the 476 archival boxes arrived in Melbourne in 2014. The rest of the essay will focus on the Print Journalism series, one of the 20 series of about 25 planned series that have been listed to date. The series, which comprises 1268 items housed in 24 boxes, contains records relating to Greer’s writing for newspapers and magazines between 1959 and 2010. The Print Journalism series is analysed for evidence of Greer’s ability as a journalist and her ability as a recordkeeper. I conclude the paper by arguing that Greer’s methodical recordkeeping of her print journalism legacy is an implicit argument for the value of this writing. Without Greer’s archival labour, these non-anthologised, non-digitised, often small pieces of writing would be forgotten and the enormity of her print journalism output and its importance to both the archive and the work (and life) of the author would be lost.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Archives and Manuscripts vol. 46 no. 1 2018 13380115 2018 periodical issue

    'This issue presents a number of articles and reflections about some women’s archives from the perspectives of some archivists, activists and researchers. It addresses some major, significant and challenging archival and research projects relating to women’s archives. Most of the settings for the archives discussed in this issue could be described as ‘traditional’ archives among whose primary purposes is to support research.' (Katrina Dean Editorial introduction)

    2018
    pg. 18-39
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