Tuesday 18 July 2023, 12pm to 1pm
Online — Zoom
In this Connecting to Collections talk Seán McMahon, Curator Manuscripts, will talk about some of the collections of authors’ papers held in the Alexander Turnbull Library which reflect Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich literary history, and introduce a new research guide to the collections.
A new research guide for the ATL Manuscripts collection
Join us online for the July Connecting to Connections event and learn more about the collections of authors’ papers held in the Manuscripts collection at the Turnbull Library.
In this talk, Seán McMahon, Curator Manuscripts, will take a closer look at some of the fascinating items in the collection, including papers created by the science fiction writer Phillip Mann and the novelist and poet Iris Guiver Wilkinson (Robin Hyde). Sean will also introduce a new research guide to the collections, and provide some tips on searching the Turnbull Archival Catalogue (Tiaki).
About the speaker
Seán McMahon is the Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library and has been working with manuscripts for the past twenty years. His guide Racing this time, on the care and preservation of records and archives for New Zealand thoroughbred racing clubs was published with Dylan Owen in 2020. Seán is part of the production team for The Library Loudhailer podcast.
More information can be found here.