Publishers’ files

Publishing files or archives in public institutions are extremely rare with five held across Australia.  Two of these are of children’s publishers and both are held at the NCACL. The Walter McVitty Books archive and the Omnibus archive.

These files reveal much about cultural products and their times and provide unique perspectives from publisher, author and illustrator.  They show how authors, illustrators and manuscripts are chosen.

Publishers’ files are ordered alphabetically by last name:

Blacklock, Dyan
Collins, Paul
Hamilton, Margaret
Ingram, Anne Bower
Isham, Steve
Ker Wilson, Barbara
Macleod, Mark
Martin, Rodney
McCartney, Tania
McVitty, Walter
Morris, Jill
Reilly, Pauline
Toft, Kim Michelle