Guide to the Records of Meanjin journal [MSS 298]

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Manuscript Name Records of Meanjin journal
Manuscript Number MSS 298
Last Updated March 2022
Extent 1 box
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract A listing of Meanjin journal's historical manuscript holdings

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Scope and Content

The records of the Melbourne literary journal Meanjin comprise a typed listing of the historical manuscript holdings, grouped and alphabetically indexed by contributor name in approximately 1990

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

The Australian literary journal Meanjin was founded in Brisbane in 1940 by editor Clem Christesen.  Published quarterly and featuring Australian poetry, fiction, commentary, interviews, reviews and scholarly essays from significant Australian and international contributors, it was originally titled Meanjin Papers. Upon invitation of the University of Melbourne, the publication was relocated in 1945 and retitled Meanjin from 1947 to 1960, Meanjin Quarterly from 1961 to 1976, and again Meanjin from 1976. From 2008 Meanjin became an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing.


Meanjin:, viewed 21 March 2021


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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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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

Records of Meanjin journal, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 298, Box 1


The records were gifted to Special Collections, UNSW Canberra in 1990 by then editor Jenny Lee

Related Material

Further material related to Meanjin can be found in the collections the University Library, University of Melbourne, at the State Library of NSW at MLMSS 1716, at the National Library of Australia at ORAL TRC 5217


Subject Keywords



Meanjin — Archives

Australian literature — Periodicals

Australian authors — 20th century

Australian literature — History and criticism







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Box 1

Typed listing of Meanjin’s historical manuscript holdings, grouped and alphabetically indexed by contributor name