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Walter McVitty Books Publisher’s Archive

University of Canberra
Walter McVitty (Aggregated by)
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ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Adc&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2FANDS&rft.title=Walter McVitty Books Publisher’s Archive&rft.identifier=canberra.edu.au/Collection/Clureesarchives002&rft.publisher=University of Canberra&rft.description=The complete records relating to the publication of 57 Australian children’s books published by Walter McVitty Books between 1985 and 1997. The papers include correspondence, reviews, artwork, contracts, awards, financial statements, manuscripts, book dummies, and publicity materials. Because Walter McVitty was working from Queensland, he did not meet many of those he published. The collection is thus extraordinarily rich and detailed as most decisions are documented on paper. This collection provides a rare insight into the creative process and the relationship between creator and publisher. Well-known titles include John Marsden's So Much to Tell You, Margaret Early’s William Tell, Colin Thiele’s Farmer Schulz's Ducks, and the deluxe edition of Seven Little Australians illustrated by John Lennox. Each title includes a comprehensive file of correspondence, publicity, reviews, and other materials such as photographs, manuscripts, and artwork. Extent: 25 boxesThe complete records relating to the publication of 57 Australian children’s books published by Walter McVitty Books between 1985 and 1997. The papers include correspondence, reviews, artwork, contracts, awards, financial statements, manuscripts, book dummies, and publicity materials.The papers are a complete record of the publishing company ‘Walter McVitty Books’, from its inception in 1985 until it’s sale in 1997. They are unique because this company was the only publisher to exclusively publish Australian children’s books.&rft.creator=Walter McVitty&rft.date=2021&rft.coverage=111.093750,-9.449062 154.687500,-9.449062 154.687500,-44.213710 111.093750,-44.213710 111.093750,-9.449062&rft_subject=Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)&rft_subject=LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE&rft_subject=LITERARY STUDIES&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Access the data

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Postal Address:
National Centre for Australian Children's Literature Inc
The Library
University of Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6201 2062

lurees@canberra.edu.au

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Access on site by arrangement. Series 6 (Publishers) is restricted until 2018. Series 9, (Finance and Sales) is restricted until 2018.

Brief description

The complete records relating to the publication of 57 Australian children’s books published by Walter McVitty Books between 1985 and 1997. The papers include correspondence, reviews, artwork, contracts, awards, financial statements, manuscripts, book dummies, and publicity materials.

Full description

The complete records relating to the publication of 57 Australian children’s books published by Walter McVitty Books between 1985 and 1997. The papers include correspondence, reviews, artwork, contracts, awards, financial statements, manuscripts, book dummies, and publicity materials.

Because Walter McVitty was working from Queensland, he did not meet many of those he published. The collection is thus extraordinarily rich and detailed as most decisions are documented on paper. This collection provides a rare insight into the creative process and the relationship between creator and publisher. Well-known titles include John Marsden's So Much to Tell You, Margaret Early’s William Tell, Colin Thiele’s Farmer Schulz's Ducks, and the deluxe edition of Seven Little Australians illustrated by John Lennox. Each title includes a comprehensive file of correspondence, publicity, reviews, and other materials such as photographs, manuscripts, and artwork.

Extent: 25 boxes

Significance statement

The papers are a complete record of the publishing company ‘Walter McVitty Books’, from its inception in 1985 until it’s sale in 1997. They are unique because this company was the only publisher to exclusively publish Australian children’s books.

Created: 2000

Data time period: 1985 to 1997

This dataset is part of a larger collection

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  • Local : canberra.edu.au/Collection/Clureesarchives002