Guide to the Papers of Catherine Hoffmann


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Manuscript Name Papers of Catherine Hoffmann
Manuscript Number MSS 070
Last Updated July 2020
Extent 14 boxes + 1 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Publicity clips, galleys, notebooks and drafts related to Catherine Hoffmann

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

The papers of author Catherine Hoffmann are predominately made up of drafts of literary works, along with notebooks, newspaper clippings, galleys, and notes. Her 1987 novel Crystal: a tale of desire and flight is represented from first drafts to final copies

Date Range of Content

1984-1996

Biographical Note

Author Catherine Hoffmann (frequently spelled Hoffman) was born in Hungary in 1948 and arrived in Australia in 1956. After studying at Monash University, she worked as a teacher, library assistant and trainee botanist. She began writing in 1967, writing mainly short stories and novels. Her short stories have appeared in Inprint, Matilda, Overland and the Bulletin Library Supplement

References:
Austlit : Catherine Hoffmann https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A18398 retrieved 9 June 2020

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open access

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material for private study and research is approved

Preferred Citation

Papers of Catherine Hoffmann, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 070, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Check with Curator

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Catherine Hoffmann, 1948- — Archives

Australian literature — 20th century

Personal Names

Catherine Hoffmann, 1948-

Occupations

Authors

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Newspaper clippings

Folder 2

Untitled manuscript of novel

Folder 3

Forms of Bliss manuscript

Folder 4

Forms of Bliss copy prior to final title

Folder 5

Introductions & Consolations

 

Box 2

Folder 6

‘Courtship’

Folder 7

‘Brilliant Pals’ Part II manuscript

Folder 8

‘Brilliant Pals’ Part III manuscript

Folder 9

Untitled manuscript

 

Box 3

Folder 10

‘Of Solitude & Light’ synopsis

Folder 11

Untitled, Vol. II, Part II

Folder 12

Untitled, Chapters 1-17

Folder 13

Untitled, Chapter 18

 

Box 4

Folder 14

Notebook

Folder 15

Untitled manuscript

Folder 16

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight, manuscript

Folder 17

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight, editing notes, 1984

Folder 18

‘Perilous Journey’ manuscript

Folder 19

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight - readers report and galley, 1986

 

Box 5

Folder 20

‘Time and Being’ manuscript

Folder 21

‘Brilliant Pals’, Part I

Folder 22

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight manuscript

 

Box 6

Folder 23

Three notebooks

Folder 24

Crystal : a tale of desire and flight manuscript

Folder 25

Crystal : a tale of desire and flight, early manuscript

Box 7

Folders 26-28

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight manuscript

Folder 30

Forms of Bliss manuscript

 

Box 8

Folder 31

Short stories

Folders 32-33

‘European’ notes for Canberra Archives

Folders 34-37

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight first drafts

 

Box 9

Folders 38-43

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight first drafts

Folder 44

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight final copy, Part I

 

Box 10

Folder 45

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight final copy, Parts II and III

Folder 46

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight final copy, Parts IV and V

Folders 47-50

Crystal: a tale of desire and flight continuation of Part I

 

Box 11

Folders 51-53

‘Exiles’

Folders 54-56

‘Exiles’ half of final rewrite of ‘Europeans’

Folder 57       

‘Exiles’ edited second version

 

Box 12

Folders 58-61

‘Exiles’ edited second version

Folders 62-63

‘Louie’ manuscript and notes

 

Box 13

Folders 64-67

Handwritten draft of Writing in Hungary

Folder 68

Only the Silence’ - Part I

Draft [‘Exile’]

Folder 69       

‘Exile’ (provisional title) - Part II, draft

Folder 70       

‘Exile’ (provisional title) - Part III, draft

 

Collection updated in July 2013

 

Box 14

Folder 71

Literary Drafts

‘Cathy Hoffman Edited Ms’ [Part 1], Chapter One has heading: ‘14.4.93 version 2 1989-90 plus a few new chapters’: Chapters 1-17 with annotations

Folder 72

Literary Drafts

‘Cathy Hoffman Edited Ms’ [Part 2], Chapter One has heading: ‘This is version [3?] circa 1990 12.4.93’: Chapters 1-18 with annotations

 

Folios

Folio 1

Galley proofs of Forms Of Bliss