Review of The Campbell Howard Annotated Index of Australian Plays 1920-1955, compiled and edited by Jack Bedson and Julian Croft.

The story of the creation of the two major collections of Australian playscripts, the Campbell Howard Collection at the University of New England and the Hanger Collection at the University of Queensland, would be an ideal case study for librarians about the assumptions and pitfalls of acquisitions policy, and for ARC project grant assessors about the limitations of anticipating outcomes from initial planning. It also has wider resonances in cultural history.

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Published 1 May 1995 in Volume 17 No. 1. Subjects: Australian drama.

Cite as: Fotheringham, Richard. ‘Review of The Campbell Howard Annotated Index of Australian Plays 1920-1955, compiled and edited by Jack Bedson and Julian Croft..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, 1995. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.2c99553fd1.