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Alan Loney literary papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-Archives-2021/07

Scope and Contents

Unprocessed collection which includes notebooks and drafts of Loney’s literary works including Swell (1987), Missing parts: poems 1977-1990 (1992), The erasure tapes (1994), Envoy (1996), Printing of a masterpiece (1999), The falling: a memoir (1999), The love songs of Miss Katie King (2001) and An interview with Graham Lindsay (2000). Also includes some correspondence, drafts of reviews, essays, articles, an number of 'abandoned projects' and the playscript of ‘Dance Boy, For Rain’ performed at the Globe Theatre, Dunedin, 1971-72.


  • 1971 - 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Partly restricted. An embargo applies an envelope of material in Carton 4 (indicated by annotation on envelope and marked restricted) which may not be consulted until after Alan Loney's death


2 metres (4 cartons)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

In off-site storage. Expect delay of 12-24 hours from time of order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Alan Loney in 1995, 1998, 2000 and 2001.

Processing Information

The material in this collection was purchased from Alan Loney over a number of years and and originally catalogued as MSS & Archives Vault 110, Vault 132, Vault 157 and Vault 169. In 2021 a decision was made to bring the material together in one collection.

Inventory of the literary papers of Alan Loney
Katherine Pawley
June 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand