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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Evaluating the Archives: 20th Century Australian Literature
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In the context of the appraisal and collection of 20th century Australian literary manuscripts Ayres investigates the holdings of Australian collecting institutions in relation to major writers, publishers, organisations and other facets of the literary world. Particular attention is drawn to Patrick White, literary festivals and awards, drama and children's literature. The limited holdings of manuscripts for women writers and indigenous writers is also noted.

Ayres discusses the development of archival collection in Australia during the 20th century and raises two main concerns for the future. Firstly, the financial willingness of institutions to buy, preserve and intellectually control collections and secondly, the challenges posed by the electronic age to document preservation.

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In the Hewett Archive Dorothy Green Memorial Lecture : In the Hewett Archive Kate Lilley , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-14)
'This paper is, circuitously, all about my mother, and me: my formal, legal role as Dorothy Hewett's literary executor (along with my brother, Tom Flood); the experience of growing up in the archive and of being, in a sense, part of the archive; and the task of curating a part of that archive as the editor of the new Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett published by the University of Western Australia Press.' (p. 10)
In the Hewett Archive Dorothy Green Memorial Lecture : In the Hewett Archive Kate Lilley , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-14)
'This paper is, circuitously, all about my mother, and me: my formal, legal role as Dorothy Hewett's literary executor (along with my brother, Tom Flood); the experience of growing up in the archive and of being, in a sense, part of the archive; and the task of curating a part of that archive as the editor of the new Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett published by the University of Western Australia Press.' (p. 10)
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