Category Archives: International perspectives

Literary Archives on the ESARBICA Agenda

At the upcoming conference of ESARBICA (the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives), Lilongwe, Malawi, 7-11 August 2017, SLA President David Sutton will give a keynote speech on methodologies for collecting literary manuscripts in … Continue reading

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Anthony C. Winkler archive goes home to Jamaica

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Acquiring Winkler’s Archives for the National Library of Jamaica by Kim Robinson-Walcott The Jamaican writer Anthony C. Winkler died in September 2015. His death was a personal loss for me in many ways. First of all, I was the person … Continue reading

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Safe Havens for Archives at Risk

As described in earlier posts, SLA has continued to support work being conducted on Archival Safe Havens (cases of archives in extreme danger which may, as a last resort, be physically moved to a safe location or be digitally copied … Continue reading

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Archive of Tom Sharpe in Girona

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Discussions within SLA and the Diasporic Literary Archives Network in recent years have emphasised the importance of language in international collection-building. Language has come to be seen as a much stronger force than other factors such as geography, “natural location” … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

By Special Collections (Archive Management), the CUHK Library 香港中文大學圖書館的檔案館藏 (CUHK Library Archival Collections) 成立於 2014 年,專門整理及保存歷年來各界人士捐贈的檔案資料,以供讀者閱覽和研究。檔案館藏涵蓋文學、藝術、社會和歷史等範疇,包括手稿、函牘、剪報、照片、檔案和畫作等資料。藏品當中的 劉以鬯文獻、盧瑋鑾文獻、舒巷城手稿 和 古兆申手稿 等,對研究香港的文學、社會和文化狀況極具價值。此外,館藏的霍克思文獻 (David Hawkes papers)、高行健特藏 (Gao Xingjian collection) 和北島 (Bei Dao) 的手稿資料等,都是珍貴的文學研究資料。  

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Literary Archives in Austria

The many delegates gathered at the meeting of the International Comparative Literature Association in Vienna in July 2016 were able to see for themselves the good work which is being done in Austria in respect of collecting literary archives. Three … Continue reading

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Ein wirklich kleines Literaturarchiv auf einer Insel

Rosa Haus, Museum Insel Hombroich Erbaut 1816, Sitz vom Literatur- und Künstinstitut Hombroich. Schwerpunkt deutsch-jüdische Literatur und kritische Intelligenz des 20. Jahrhunderts, zugänglich im Rahmen von Führungen. Rosa Haus, Museum Insel Hombroich, Minkel 2, D-41472 Neuss, Deutschland: [Built in … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in Chile

The acquisition by Princeton University of the archival papers and correspondence of the Chilean author Diamela Eltit (born 1949) has raised once again many of the questions which were discussed by the Diasporic Literary Archives Network. The National Library of … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in Uruguay

One of the outcomes of the project on literary archives in Namibia was the drafting of an agreement between the National Archives of Namibia and the National Library of Namibia which determined that the collecting of literary documents in Namibia … Continue reading

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Digitisation of the Gabriel García Márquez archive

Back in January 2013, David Sutton wrote a blog post on the geographical destinies of literary manuscripts, and observed that the language of the author often determined whether they were likely to be acquired by a country other than their … Continue reading

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